YEAR 5 2018-2019
Meet the team
This is a busy term! Our new shared reading book is Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Based around this we are learning about: the water cycle; the lifecycle of plants and animals; how to recover materials from solutions and the geography of the Arctic Circle. We will also be covering RSE and drugs education. Most of our writing links to these topics including: an explanation of the water cycle, persuasive writing and fictional pieces based around Northern Lights.
Our first week back focussed on RE - Islam and all of our learning centred around this topic, culminating in children each producing their own mini text book, complete with cover, contents and glossary.
Amigo Easter Egg Hunt
We enjoyed a lovely Easter egg hunt with our Amigos today, the chocolate was definitely a winner!
ROMEO AND JULIET WEEK
We have enjoyed getting to know the story of Romeo and Juliet and have been lucky enough to have had a drama practitioner spend the day in Year 5.
Our visit to the local mosque
Ancient Greek Day
National Justice Museum
The children had a fantastic day at the National Justice Museum! They took part in a re-enactment of a trial in court, investigated a 'murder' scene, explored the museums, visited the dungeons and 'tried' some Victorian punishments!
Year 5 have done a brilliant job in learning all about bread! They have learnt how the flour is made, tasted different bread, written instructions for making bread, designed logos, created packages and finally made and evaluated their own bread!
- Parent Workshop on Shared Reading - Tuesday 22nd January at 9:05 - 10:00
- Trip letters and money to be handed in asap please, for The National Justice Museum (Monday 11th February)
- Indoor PE will now be on a Monday, due to no swimming on a Wednesday, can we make sure all children have appropriate kit please.
CHRISTMAS AMIGO FUN!
This half term, our topic is SPACE
Meteorite and Crater Investigation
After discussing what meteorites were, we carried out an investigation to find out the impact of different sized objects falling in a tray of flour. We made predictions, carried out a fair test, made observations, recorded the method and based our conclusion on our evidence.
Visiting St Leo's church - remembering 100 years since the end of WW1
Visiting Strelley Library to Watch a WW1 Play
CELEBRATING CHILDREN IN NEED
WOW DAY IN YEAR 5!
'STRANGE' OBJECTS FOUND ON THE FIELD?
ARE THEY EXTRATERRESTRIAL?!
AUTUMN TERM 1
Our topic for this half term is WORLD WAR 1. Our work in reading, writing, history, geography and art all focus on this event. Our topic had an exciting start with our 'WOW Day' where we listened to the sounds and noises of warfare in the trenches and carried out drama, art work and writing based on it. We also made remembrance messages and poppies to take to next term. Our day finished with finding out some WOW facts about WW1 using the internet. A fun and informative day was had by all!
exploring changes in materials
Separating Trench Water in Science
As part of our science work, we mixed up some trench water to link with our topic of World War 1. We mixed up water, oil, shrapnel (paper clips), stones (marbles) and soil. In groups, children planned, predicted and used a variety of resources to separate each component part.
OUR FIRST AMIGO VISIT
Year 5 have a nominated friend from F2. Throughout the year, we meet up to share stories, carry out fun activities, play games and act as a friendly, supportive older friend. This half term, we met our amigos for the first time and shared our favourite stories with them. we re all looking forward to our next visit
Monday - Indoor PE
Tuesday (or a Wednesday) - Outdoor PE, + homework (maths, writing, reading, topic) to be returned by the following Tuesday
Wednesday - Maths test and spelling test, spellings and maths facts sent home for test following week
Friday - Diary checks
Monday Playtime - Football and basketball
Tuesday Lunchtime - Activities and competitions
Wednesday Lunchtime - Trim trail
Thursday Lunchtime - Football and basketball
Friday playtime - Football and basketball