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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Our Class Teacher is Miss Kavanagh

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Happe

Our Learning Support Assistant is Miss Heritage

Year 5 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Half-Termly Curriculum Letters

Year 5 Welcome Meeting

Science- In Science, we have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes. We did an experiment to see which solids dissolved in water.

GOAL Day- for our GOAL day, we learned about Mountains. We created our own “Mud Mountains” with different layers to show different types of mountains. We had lots of fun and got very muddy!

First Aid Training- We had a fantastic workshop where we learned what first aid is, recovery position, CPR and DR ABC. We had lots of fun by doing CPR on our own dolls!

KS2 Lantern Festival

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Our readings for the Lantern Festival

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Our Calendars- we used water colours to show the 4 seasons. We had to show the changes of a tree during the year as well as creating a background colour.

Skipping Workshop- we worked with a partner to butterfly skip. We had to be really Perseverant and Helpful to our partner.

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In our 'Dressing the Tree' assembly, we sang 'Come and Join the Celebration' with Year 6. We really enjoyed decorating the tree and the grand switch on of the Christmas lights!

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Our Fantastic Gade Valley Christmas Tree!

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer- For our Christmas decorations we first painted triangles using brown paint, we tried to create the texture of fur by dabbing the paint on. Then we added, horns and a red nose. Finally, we attached the eyes, making sure that you could see the white behind the pupils.

P.S.H.C.E: In PSHCE we have been learning about bullying and how we can stop it. We created our own snakes and ladders style game using a scenario and the advice we would give to stop the bullying.

Circus Skills Workshop- we had a fantastic time in our circus skills workshop where we learned to: spin plates, juggle, use flower sticks and diablos. We found it challenging but really enjoyed it especially learning new skills!

In English, we are learning about descriptive writing. We wrote descriptions about “The Firebird”. We had to use the 5 senses in our descriptions, we then typed them on the computer and added an illustration.

History- in History, we have been learning about Ancient Egyptian Inventions and Achievements. We created informative posters and leaflets describing the different with inventions- we were surprised that we still use the inventions today!

Our Harvest performance- Cauliflowers Fluffy

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Hudnall Park- we had a fantastic time on our trip to Hudnall Park. We took part in 3 different art activities including; creating sculptures inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, painting with mud and using watercolours to create secondary colours from primary colours. We even got to see the herd of deer.

Ancient Egypt Day

Ancient Egypt Day- we had lots of fun on our Ancient Egypt day. We made our own cartouches where we wrote in hieroglyphics. Then we made necklaces and used an eagle emblem. Finally, we created artwork using oil pastels and shading.

In PSHCE, we have been discussing our goals for the year. We picked one goal and then thought about what we need to do to achieve it.

In English, we have been inspired by our Ancient Egypt history topic. We wrote diary entries as if we were slaves to the pharaoh. We really enjoyed writing them and were Motivated and Confident when using all the key features in our own work.

Our Queen Elizabeth portraits- we were Perseverant and Motivated when drawing our portraits.

We have had a fantastic start to Year 5! In Maths we have been learning about place value in 5 digit numbers: writing as words, in digits, comparing them and ordering them.

Our Learning Journey 2021/2022

Sport's Week: We enjoyed taking part in a wide variety of sporting events this week. We have shown all of our CHAMP skills throughout the week..

Science Goal Day: this week, we enjoyed taken part in the Water Aid Challenge. We worked as team to form a line and travel 10 litres of water across the playground, using different materials. We had to ensure we saved as much water as we could.

PSHCE: This week we have been thinking about the different qualities of what makes a good friend.

Jubilee Day: The children studied the commonwealth country, Australia, particularly focussing on aboriginal art. They enjoyed planning and creating their own inspired pieces.

Science: The children enjoyed conducting an investigation about friction as part of learning the Forces unit. The children worked well together in groups, demonstrating which material they think makes the best brake pad.

GOAL day: The children were very active and did lots of work on trees, including calculating how old a tree is, how to identify oak trees as well as planting trees on the school ground. They finished the day with a camp fire.

Ducklings - The class holding the ducklings that came to visit us over the last couple of weeks.

D&T: We have designed and made marble runs. It was very challenging but the children persevered and the end results were fantastic!

GOAL day: Despite the weather, we had a fantastic day of learning outdoors. We visited the River Gade and explored the features of the river. We drew a section of the river when we got back to school and labelled the different parts. For Maths, we revised angles and properties of shapes, and created pictures with different angles and shapes in using natural resources. As well as that, we also created spelling games outside to practise the curriculum spelling words. It was lots of fun!

This week the children took part in a KNEX challenge where they had to use their problem solving skills to build a bridge that moves. All of the children displayed fantastic CHAMP skills and showed fantastic teamwork and communication skills. Their finished pieces were brilliant and the children were very proud of what they had achieved.

Book Week: We have had so much fun during Book Week. We read The Witches by Roald Dahl and did lots of exciting work on that in English. On World Book Day the children had fantastic costumes and lots of fun showing them off in assembly. We read the book 'Sharing A Shell' and completed English and Art activities based on the book.

The children practised their cooking skills by making pizzas. We decorated them to make fun faces using the vegetables we chopped.

We had so much fun at the cinema. The film was fantastic and the class represented the school wonderfully.

In Science we were separating mixtures using different processes.

Our mountains research.

Computing: the children have been so confident typing in algorithms to a computer program to write letters and numbers. Sometimes we had to debug our codes if it didn't quite work!

A great start to the new term! In PSHCE our topic is ‘Dreams and Goals’. We wrote about our dreams on a dream jar and then looked at different jobs ordering them from what the children thought were most important to least important in our pairs. Then we matched the salaries with the job.

Thank you for all our lovely Christmas presents. We hope that you have a lovely Christmas break and we wish you a happy new year! smiley

Merry Christmas from Y5!

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In R.E we learned about the advent wreath.

Our fantastic Christmas decorations on the beautiful Christmas tree!

In English the children have worked hard to write descriptive dialogues.

PSCHE - we made board games to show good ways and bad ways to deal with bullying. If you land on a snake then you have done the wrong thing and have to moved down. If you land on a ladder you did the right thing and move up!

Our Diwali dance workshop was fantastic! The children picked up the dance so quickly and did a great job performing it.

Diwali cinquains and Rangoli multiplication.

Diwali hands with Henna designs

We had so much fun on Ancient Egypt day! We made cartouches, Egyptian necklaces and oil pastel scenes.

At Hudnall Park we did lots of fun art activities! We made sculptures, went on a colour hunt in the woods and practised mixing colours. It was lots of fun!

This week we had a growth mindset workshop. We had to use our growth mindset to draw a picture. We learnt that it’s ok to make mistakes, to never give up and always try our best.

In English we have written diary entries about building the pyramids in Ancient Egypt.

In Art we made papyrus paper and drew Egyptian tomb paintings onto them.

It was lovely weather on Tuesday so we took our English lesson outside! We performed pieces of drama pretending to be pharaohs in Ancient Egypt and people building the pyramids.

Wow what a fantastic start to Year 5. The children have worked really hard and it’s been great to get to know each other! Here are just some of the brilliant pieces of work we’ve completed this week.

Our Learning Journey 2020-2021

Thank you so much for the lovely gifts and for all your support this year parents! Well done to all the children who have worked so hard. smiley

Well done for being great learning CHAMPs! Have a fantastic summer!

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Our book is set in the Victorian era so we studied a famous Victorian artist William Morris. We created wallpaper art inspired by his work. They are fantastic and the children are very proud of their work.

In Maths we went on a treasure hunt! We had to solve the word problems and then find the answers somewhere around the school.

On PowerPoint we created a balanced argument about one of the characters from Street Child. We confidently shared our arguments to the class.

Sports Week was so much fun. We had fantastic CHAMP skills and showed lots of Olympic and Paralympic values. Thank you to Jensen for taking some lovely pictures!