We had a fantastic time at Celtic Harmony! Here are the pictures from the trip!
Yorkshire Bank visited us and ran a workshop using money. We talked about terms like profit, break even and fixed variable costs. The children had to plan a party for guests and make a profit. It was lots of fun!
In P.S.H.E we have been focussing on strategies to mend friendships if we fall out. We made posters to remind ourselves of our top tips!
This term we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. So far we have been comparing characters and events and how they change. We have also focussed on the recounts in the text and edited and improved the use of pronouns used.
We've been adding and subtracting amounts of money using mental methods. Here are some examples:
We have researched Mountains in Computing and produced a factfile for our Topic work on mountains.
We had a great time at Whipsnade Zoo - we especially enjoyed the Tiger and Giraffe educations sessions. We are writing reports about the animals we learnt about.
For Book Week, we read the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The children designed their own iron giant and wrote character descriptions. We also wrote newspaper reports based on a chapter. We enjoyed dressing up as book characters for World Book Day - our costumes were great!
We enjoyed buddy reading with Reception class as part of Book Week!
PSHE - As part of handwashing week, we created posters to remind others about the importance of handwashing and included key facts about bacteria and germs.
P.E - the children have started learning country dance and using the maypole.
Maths - we have learnt lots of different multiplication and division strategies.
Persuasive writing - here are some examples of our persuasive writing on the topic 'Homework should be banned in schools'.
We have started our new topic - Mountains. As a class, we thought about what we know, think and wonder about mountains. We then located some famous mountains and found them on a map. We started to find some facts about them.
The children have enjoyed playing Tag Rugby this half term!
Some children competed in a dodge ball competition against other schools - we came third! Well done to those who participated.
In English, we have been writing mystery and suspense stories based on the book Short! Here are some examples. We also wrote a diary entry from the perspective from a main character from The WaterTower.
As part of National Storytelling Week, the children used drama to perform their mystery and suspense stories. We also enjoyed telling our stories to Year 3!
We have been learning a range of mathematical skills and facts in maths - we've looked at adding decimals, finding multiples and factors and converting units of measurement
Our new topic is Rivers. We have thought about what we would like to learn about rivers, how they are formed, famous UK rivers and labelled features of a river.
The children have enjoyed rehearsing for the Christmas Carol concert! They have worked hard to practise their narrations, freeze frames and songs!
Maths - here are some examples of strategies we have learnt to solve calculations.
English- here are some examples of our Recounts, Explanations and Poetry.
Science- we have been learning about Space
In Topic, we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. Here is some of our learning so far. We have also produced Egyptian art.
Our Learning Journey from Last Year
In PE this term we have been learning to play Hockey. We used all our new skills to play a class tournament.
Cavendish Sports Festival
Sports Week 2018
We have loved watching the chicks hatch and grow.
We have been reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We continued a story about being shipwrecked on a desert island. Scanning the horizon, Michael looked for signs of a storm. Since his carefully created shelter had been torn apart like tissue paper by the vicious winds and thumping rain of the tropical storm, he had become watchful. But today, something else was there...
This week we were visited by the Yorkshire Building Society. We worked in teams and used all our Maths skills to complete a Money Minds activity using a budget to arrange a holiday for a family.
We had some expert basketball coaching thanks to Michael from Hemel Storm.
During our topic work we have been learning about the life of Tutankhamun. We created our own death masks.
We having been writing to Phasels Wood to say thank you for an amazing trip.
We had an amazing 3 days in Phasels Wood challenging ourselves to complete a range of different activities. We loved every minute.
We helped raise money for Cancer Research by making Easter hats.
We enjoyed learning to ride our bikes safely.
We made our volcanoes and then used science to make them erupt.
We've been writing instructions - How to make a volcano.
We had a great day taking part in the KNex challenge. We had to build a moving crane.
We've been practising our netball skills.
Celebrating world Book Day
Our new topic in Computing is Geometric Art. We have been experimenting with 2D shapes.
In Science we have been investigating how to separate materials.
We are making moving toys using cams.
In Science we have been investigating which materials disolve.
We started the Spring term by making a New Year's Resolution.
Christmas decorations ready for the tree.
We've had a busy first half term in Year 5. We've started our new topic about the Ancient Greeks by making Greek theatre masks, we've been trained as play leaders for Keystage 1 and we had a fantastic Science week experimenting with optical illusions, static electricity and stabbing potatoes with straws.