Year 5 are taught by Mrs Kerr and are supported by Mrs Mallinson and Mrs Donkin.
If you want to know what we are doing, please read our curriculum overview for the current term.
Centre for Life
Year 5 went on a trip to the Centre for Life in Newcastle. We had lots of fun! Firstly we went to the Game Zone,which is where you played games from over the years to the present day. After that we went to the Brain Zone and there were lots of interesting games and activities. Next, we went into a different part of the Brain Zone (my favourite part) which was called the Interactive Zone where there were pieces of material and you had to throw them up and the air coming from a vent kept them up. Not long after that, we had our lunch then went to a workshop called ‘Darwin’s Worms’. Here we had to choose a question and carry out an experiment with 5 worms. We were allowed to choose which equipment we used. We had to do our science experiment ethically so that the worms remained healthy. Amelia
In Geography, we had to draw a plan of our school. We drew what it would look like from a satellite view. Then we measured the area using non-standard units of measurement, which were footsteps. We then returned to class and changed the footsteps into mm and drew it on paper. We used this measurement as we thought it would be easier than using metre sticks. Ellie
Maths Investigation Morning
In Year 5 we were investigating inheritance tax. Our first task was to find out who was part of the family and put them onto a family tree. We were given lots of different facts and we used our maths skills to find out their ages. We invited parents to be part of our maths lesson. Jasmine S
All of Year 5 took part in Zumba. We had a Zumba teacher who came in and taught us some Zumba moves. We had to keep marching to keep our heart rates up. I was very stiff the next morning because I did not stretch before I started. All of Year 5 enjoyed Zumba. I would do it again but I would stretch next time. Daniel
More Kingsway photos
Pupils in Year 5 have started their bikeability programme.
Bikeability is designed to improve cycling skills no matter what the level.
Pupils begin by practising the basics of balance and control before moving on to planning and making an independent journey on the busier roads around school.
Preparing for Easter
I enjoyed making my Easter card because I liked sticking the crosses and flowers onto my colourful background.
Easter Sunday is an important day when we remember that Jesus is risen. Victoria
I really enjoyed writing my own poem to go inside my Easter card.
This Lent, I have given up playing ‘Fortnight’ on my playstation. I did this to make a sacrifice during the season of Lent. Callum
I placed three crosses on my Easter card to remember how Jesus was crucified on the cross next two thieves.
I have enjoyed finding out about Maundy Thursday in RE lessons. Did you know that the word Maundy comes from the latin ‘mandatum’ which means commandment? It links to the command given by Jesus at the Last Supper, that his disciples should love one another. Annabella
Easter Egg Decorating Competition
Just before the Easter break, pupils had a lovely morning decorating eggs and creating some interesting characters. Have a look at the photographs to view our egg-ceptional eggs.
Egg-cellent work Year 5
Year 5 have been studying Mountains this term. Each house group worked collaboratively with papier mache in DT to create their own mountains.
Aidan – Our mountain was not like other mountains because it was very small and it wouldn’t break if someone put pressure on it. Our mountain is called Mount Jugglemore. We made it from newspaper which we covered with papier mache mix. We started by making the base of the mountain and then we built the mountain up from the edge. We used tissue paper to cover the top (the snowline) and some of the bottom parts. Then we used brown and green paint to cover around the mountain. We used cotton wool to make it look like snow.
Bede – Our mountain has a cave which is unique to our mountain as most of the other mountains in class didn’t have a cave. Our mountain has a waterfall and a river. Our mountain is called Mount Wave after the large wave-like curve in it. We made it out of a plastic bowl and newspaper. We used papier mache to cover the mountain and then painted it and finished it with tissue paper once it was dry.
Cuthbert – We have cotton wool on our mountain to show that it is snow-capped. We put tissue paper on the bottom and then painted it to make it look 3D. We have a tree at the bottom of the mountain to make it look more realistic. Our mountain is called Mount Cuthbert after our house group. We used papier mache to cover an upside down plastic bowl and then we painted over the newspaper with paint.
Godric – We used a plastic plate and newspaper combined with papier mache to make our mountain. The papier mache made the newspaper solid. We used blue paint to make it look like there was a waterfall and a lake and tissue paper to make trees. We also use cotton wool to make clouds and sheep. We used brown paint for the ground and the bottom of the mountain. We also used tissue paper for bushes. Our mountain is called Mount Hairyjester.
Nicholas – Our mountain is called Mount Nicholas. In geography, we have learned about rivers; some rivers are on mountains which is also known as a waterfall and on our river, there are meanders and tributaries. We used papier mache and we added coloured paper, newspaper and paint to make our mountain. On the top, to make it look like snow, we used cotton wool.
Joseph – We papier mached a plastic bowl and newspaper. We made sure it was stable because it would otherwise easily fall down. We added a cave to make it look realistic. We also added a slope. We used lots of brown, blue and green paint, cotton wool for the sheep and the snow-cap and we made a river with a tributary using blue tissue paper and paint. Our mountain is called Mount Healv.
Mathematics – Problem Solving
In maths, we were asked to use our fluency and reasoning skills to create problems linked to fractions, decimals and percentages. We had a choice of 3:
Odd One Out, Convince Me or True or False.
I did an ‘Odd one Out’ question for my friends to solve. Mrs Kerr put my question on the IWB for the class to answer. Can you solve it?
84/189 96/216 53% 4/9 40/90
Find the odd one out and explain why. Seth A
In maths, we have been creating reasoning and problem solving questions and then answering them together as a class. To solve my question you had to change improper fractions into mixed numbers. I think my question was challenging. Can you solve it?
Josh says, 70/4 = 17 8/16 = 38 2/4
Harry says, 70/4 = 17 1/2 = 35
Who is correct? Explain your answer. Nathan S
In maths this term, year 5 pupils have been working hard to solve fraction, decimal and percentage problems. Children enjoyed designed fraction posters to illustrate pictorial and concrete representations of equivalent fractions and mixed numbers. The posters are displayed in the school corridor for other pupils to read, providing helpful tips on equivalent fractions.
In Y5, we have been doing mindfulness every day for 5 minutes. We choose a different mindfulness activity each day and the most popular is mindful eating. Last week, a visitor from the mindfulness project we are involved with came into school to talk with a few pupils from year 5 and I was part of the group. We were asked some questions and filled in a questionnaire. I am enjoying our mindfulness sessions. Rosie
After lunch we do mindfulness. We start by closing our eyes and doing some breathing exercises. We choose a different mindfulness activity from the display board each day. Our class favourite is mindful eating. Some people like sitting still for one minute while concentrating on their breathing and others prefer the colour spotting activity. Mindfulness calms us down after being outside and helps us relax. I like it because the classroom is quiet and it is good to do before we start our afternoon work. Emily T
This week in science, a lady called Sammy came into school from MammalWeb. Before her visit, she had given the school a camera trap which we had placed in different parts of the school grounds so that we could find out more about the animals and birds around us. Sammy showed us the pictures taken from the camera traps on the interactive whiteboard.
As part of the lesson, we played a game called ‘articulate’. I had to describe the animals on the picture cards for my class to guess. I scored 7 points. Seth E
World Book Day
Year 5 had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day this year.
The day started with pupils reciting the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’ by Edward Lear as part of a whole school poetry recital competition. Kaitlin impressed everyone with her confident and clear performance, winning first prize.
Investigating the patterns of language and trying them out, was next on the timetable. Working in groups or independently, pupils planned and created some imaginative and playful poetry based on ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’. Poems included – ‘The fox and the donkey went to the woods’, ‘The rabbit and the eagle went to the shops’ and a very funny poem about a guinea pig and a hamster going to sea.
What a day!
In year 5 we have been learning how to act and feel like a cat. We have incorporated this knowledge into a Cat Dance we have created. Here are some of the moves and balances that are included.
Sewing for our 2019 calendars
Anti-Bullying – RESPECT
This year, the anti-bullying theme is RESPECT to end bullying. Year 5 pupils have been asking the question, ‘What is Respect?’
We believe that Respect is being thoughtful about the feelings, wishes and rights of others. So how do we show respect?
We can show respect in the way we speak to others and the way we behave with others.
We can show respect in the way we treat other people’s belongings.
We can show respect in the language we use around others.
We can show respect in how we value other people’s thoughts and opinions.
We have also been thinking about how respect grows and decided to put our ideas onto some flowers for a class display.
We love Reading
In English and guided reading sessions, we are really enjoying reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo . We used tea and coffee to stain our paper and then wrote ‘message in a bottle’ letters as if we were Michael stranded on the island. Our letters include lots of interesting vocabulary magpied from the text.
Every Wednesday morning, pupils in Year 5 spend 20 minutes working alongside Year 3 pupils in a shared maths task. Year 5 pupils are expected to be the tutors, asking questions and supporting their Y3 partners to solve some tricky calculations.
Some of our class are enjoying taking part in Lego club, which is held on a Thursday night. So far pupils have mastered building a perfect wall and a strong house with windows.
Year 5 pupils have been creating gymnastic sequences. They needed to include movements, balances and a roll of their choice. Some groups even managed to include apparatus in their routines. Everything from the splits to ‘the worm’ was included.
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