Year 5 are taught by Mrs Kerr and are supported by Mrs Bewley, Mrs Mallinson and Mrs Redpath.
If you want to know what we are doing, please read our curriculum overview for the current term.
Look at how busy we’ve been at home …
Some of our children have entered ‘Ridiculous Writers’ a competition to showcase the ability of creative young writers. Winning entries will be published in an anthology. Well done to all who took part.
July – The fastest Boy in the world by Elizabeth Laird
August – Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard
Bigfoot Arts – Romeo and Juliet
Safer Internet Day
For Safer Internet Day, Year 5 created a video about our Online Identity, how we use the internet and what to do if anything worries us. We watched three short films about various, relevant online issues and discussed what we would do in these situations. We also learned how we should be #freetobe whilst being sensible and respectful. We also looked at our digital media choices and thought carefully about how we could improve these.
In Art, Year 5 have been learning how to create collages, with a particular focus on texture. We used our knowledge of rivers from our Geography lessons to help us create a river collage using a range of materials.
Listen to our iMovie presentations about Chichen Itza.
Year 5 have been learning about the Mayan civilization. They have been using primary sources to make supported inferences about key aspects of Mayan life and information texts to build up fact profiles. Working in research teams, pupils were able to collate their information to produce Mayan fact files.
Year 5 have been testing the properties of materials in Science.
In our Music lessons, we have been learning the song ‘Cats and Mice’. The children learned how to sing in unison, articulating their words and using diction carefully. The children enjoyed taking part in a class performance with confidence, expression and control. They also explored various parts of the song using tuned and untuned percussion instruments.
Video coming soon
Everyone in Year 5 enjoyed taking part in the anti-bullying workshop delivered by Steph from Bigfoot Arts Education. Pupils spent time talking about the importance of accepting and celebrating differences and then made freeze frames to represent some of the bullying issues from the assembly Steph delivered earlier in the morning. They are looking forward to continuing their work next week during Anti-bullying week, which has the theme Change Starts With US.
Life Skills – Money Matters
Pupils in Year 5 have been finding out about the importance of saving money. At the beginning of the week, they were busy creating draft spreadsheets ready to transfer their data into an Excel document and next week they will be learning how to apply formulas to calculate totals and savings.
The importance of saving was also addressed by our visitor Mr Haigh, who explained that money is limited so we can’t always buy everything we want straight away, but we can save up for things we would like to buy in the future for ourselves or others. Pupils were introduced to the Young Savers Account with the Credit Union. Learning to save will hopefully help pupils take ownership and responsibility for their money and give them a taste of life in the real world.
If you are interested in joining the Credit Union, the website is www.nefirstcu.co.uk
It’s Parliament Week
Schools, hospitals, the environment … lots of things that affect our lives are discussed and decided in Parliament. But what is Parliament? The UK Parliament is made up of three parts: the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the King or Queen – known as the Monarch.
In the House of Commons Chamber, important topics are debated and laws are discussed. It’s here that Members of Parliament (MPs) can challenge the work of the Government.
In school this week, we have been planning and taking part in our own class debates. The motion we chose to debate was ‘This House believes that every child should have to join a sports club or team’.
After some practice debating the motion, we set up a mini-parliament in Year 5 and invited Year 6 to join us for an afternoon of debating. Katie did a wonderful job as Speaker of the House, inviting debaters to speak and kept ORDER in Parliament.
Did you know?
The word ‘parliament’ comes from the French word parler, which means ‘to speak’ and from the Middle English word parley, which means to hold a conference to discuss opposing views.
A ‘parliament’ is also the name for a group of owls.
Year 5 pupils enjoyed their science lesson outside on the playground this week, drawing the orbit paths of the Earth and the Moon. Pupils then tried to recreate the motion of the Earth and Moon by spinning around. We had some very dizzy pupil by the end of the afternoon.
Year 5 pupils helped organise and run a coffee afternoon in school on the 27th September to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was a wonderful success and raised £580. Thank you to everyone who came along and bought a cake or raffle ticket.
Information Evening Presentation
Our Class Archive
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