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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page 2022-2023

Friday 14th July

This week, children in years 5 and 6 performed their production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, and what a fantastic production it was! All of the children performed wonderfully - the show was amazing! πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ¦πŸ§™πŸΌ‍β™€οΈπŸŒˆβœ¨

Friday 7th July
This week, the children enjoyed playing Kwik Cricket during PE. They very quickly learned how to use the cricket bat accurately. They were also excellent at fielding, with some children catching the ball and getting the batters out. 

Friday 30th June

This week, the children loved visiting their new friends at Bridge Hall Primary School. They had a great time playing games and building dens. As well as this, the children enjoyed a trip to St. James’ High School for a taster morning. They participated in lessons such as Geography, Spanish and PE. 

Friday 23rd June

This week has been a busy week for Year 5! They welcomed the Year 5 class from Bridge Hall Primary School, playing team-building games to support their new friendships. They also participated in Sports Day, enjoying each challenge and encouraging their classmates. 

Friday 16th June

The children began their new ‘Street Art’ topic, experimenting with different kinds of lettering, thinking about how they could improve public spaces and even creating satirical art.

Friday 26th May

This week, the children in Year 5 completed their maths unit based around the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages. They began a new topic about perimeter and area. 

Friday 19th May

This week, we celebrated National Numeracy Day by learning some top tips for being a great mathematician. The children also thought about what they want to be when they are older and how they will need maths skills in that career. In addition to this, we celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week. We recapped why it is important to look after our mental health, and the children discussed the difference (and sometimes overlap) between mental and physical health. We also learned different ways in which we can support good mental health.

Friday 12th May

This week, the children in Year 5 have been preparing for their upcoming Class Mass. Part of this preparation included creating beautiful images of the Holy Spirit. 

Friday 5th May

This week, the Year 5 class enjoyed a trip to Jodrell Bank. Whilst there, they had the opportunity to explore a range of indoor and outdoor exhibitions, learning about stars, planets, black holes and galaxies. They also enjoyed a spectacular planetarium show in the space dome!

Friday 28th April

This week, the children in Year 5 enjoyed playing Danish longball during their Thursday PE lesson. This game helped them to understand the fundamentals of striking and fielding, which in turn helped them to gain the skills needed to play rounders.

Friday 31st March

Over the last couple of weeks, Year 5 have been making their drawstring bags. As you can see from the pictures, they are coming along nicely!

Friday 17th March

Today, the children practised different types of stitches in preparation for making drawstring bags in the next couple of weeks. 

Friday 10th March

This week, children in Year 5 have worked hard to raise money for Mission Together by leading playground games. They designed and resourced the games themselves, using teamwork and leadership skills. Please check the school newsletter to find out how much money they raised. 

Friday 3rd March

Yesterday, children in Year 5 joined the rest of the school in celebrating World Book Day by dressing as a character from a book - everyone looked amazing! We love reading in Year 5 so this was a great opportunity to share the books that we love with each other.

Thursday 16th February

Today, children in Year 5 had a brilliant time participating in the crate challenge, fencing, low ropes, shelter building and creating environmental art. In the evening, they had a wonderful time sitting around the campfire, sharing stories and jokes, and eating toasted marshmallows!

Wednesday 15th February

What another brilliant day! Today we have enjoyed archery, the 3G swing, orienteering and nightline. Everyone is looking forward to our night walk later on this evening :) 

Tuesday 14th February

Today, everyone enjoyed buggy building, Jacob’s Ladder, caving, the Leap of Faith, mini olympics and a disco! Everyone is having a great time - working together, encouraging each other and achieving individual targets! 

Monday 13th February

We arrived safely at Kingswood! The children spent the afternoon settling into their dorms and exploring the grounds. After that, everybody participated in a range of problem solving games in the woods. Everyone is having a fantastic time!

Friday 10th February

On Tuesday, we recognised Safer Internet Day by learning about how to stay safe when using social networking apps. The children learned about what not to share as well as what to do if they received a message that made them feel upset or uncomfortable. They shared the rules that they learned through role play. 

Friday 3rd February

This week, children in Year 5 created self-portraits. They first researched portrait artists at home, choosing whether to adopt the style of a particular artist or to use their own style. Eight children’s pieces were selected to be exhibited at Stockport Grammar School next week. 

Friday 27th January

On Monday, the children in Year 5 presented a wonderful assembly all about Chinese New Year. In case any of you missed it, one of the highlights was the dragon dance! 

Dragon Dance 🐲

Still image for this video

Friday 20th January

Because the playground was out of bounds for PE lessons due to the snow, children in Year 5 enjoyed a one-off fun lesson playing dodgeball! They used the skills that they learned last half term to work as part of a team to win. They loved challenging Mr Cox, too! It was a great opportunity to revisit prior learning.

Friday 13th January

This week, children in Year 5 have enjoyed sculpting and painting clay vases. Before Christmas, everyone explored different vase styles and designed their own. This meant that they were ready to begin sculpting at the start of the new term. Everyone had a great time! 

Friday 6th January

The children have made a great start to the new year! They spent time today reflecting on the school’s vision and mission, focusing on how important it is that everybody be respectful and resilient.

Thursday 22nd December

This week, some children in Year 5 enjoyed practising sculpting techniques with play dough while others were enjoying their winning House Point treat in the hall :) 

Friday 16th December

This week, the children in Year 5 enjoyed sketching their own vase designs. They looked at a range of artists’ designs first, then chose a theme: earth, air, water, fire, industry or animals. They are planning to create their vases out of clay soon :) 

Friday 9th December

This week, the children enjoyed participating in a science experiment. They studied the irreversible changes  that happen when sugar, lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda are added to water. Fortunately, the changes resulted in lemonade so the children enjoyed tasting, too!

Friday 2nd December

Over the last three weeks, children in Year 5 have been participating in computing lessons. First, they learned about computer networks (including emails). Next, they learned about apps. They designed their own apps using PowerPoint, learning how to format slides and hyperlink icons. 

Friday 25th November

This week, many of the Year 5 children participated in two ‘Bikeability’ sessions where they achieved Level 1 and Level 2 certificates. They learned how to stay safe when riding their bikes on quiet roads. Everyone had a great time :) 

Friday 18th November

This week, we celebrated ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. The children in Year 5 discussed what bullying is, the consequences for all involved, and how we can help to prevent bullying happening in our school. After that, we focused on religion awareness, discussing words like ‘discrimination’ and ‘stereotyping’. The children learned that we can never tell what a person is like from their appearance therefore we should ‘never judge a book by its cover’.

Friday 11th November

This week, the children in Year 5 learned about God’s covenant with Noah. They then used oil pastel and watercolour paint to create images to represent the story. The paintings have made a beautiful display in our classroom. 

Friday 4th November

Today, Year 5 children learned how to stay safe when celebrating Bonfire Night. Then they used the iPads to create eye-catching posters to help others learn how to keep safe πŸŽ†πŸ”₯🧀🧣

Friday 21st October

Today, we loved dressing up as rock stars! πŸ€˜πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸŽΈπŸ‘©πŸ½‍🎀 We spent the day practising maths skills on Times Tables Rock Stars and listening to and appraising a range of rock songs. We had a great time! 🀩😝

Friday 14th October

On Monday, children in Year 5 went into the ICT suite to research an area of the wild from a continent other than Europe. Options were: a desert, a savannah, the arctic tundra or a swamp in Botswana. The children then worked in pairs to create a poster about their chosen area, including information about animals found there. Some children challenged themselves to explain the life cycles of those animals too!

Friday 7th October

This week, the children in Year 5 worked hard to write a series of diary entries from the point of view of Annie Edson Taylor, the ‘Queen of the Falls’. They ensured that they used the first person correctly and chose the tense of their writing carefully. They also focused on using commas after fronted adverbials. 

Friday 30th September

This week, children in Year 5 enjoyed a hockey lesson with Mr Cox. They focused on attacking and defending, enjoying playing as part of a team and trying out different hockey positions. πŸ‘ 

Friday 23rd September

This week, children in Year 5 learned how to debate during one of our English lessons. Each person was allocated a viewpoint - either for or against Annie being the first person to travel down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Each team then presented their argument, earning points for each new reason as well as each new confident speaker. This half term, all of our English lessons are based around ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg.