Year 5 Blog
Week Commencing 6th November 2017
Year five this week, the children have made a Viking Long Boat as part of the topic and Literacy learning. They videoed themselves making the boats, this then has helped remind the children on what they did and feed into an instruction writing task.
On Friday (as part of the Cultural focus) the children learnt Aboriginal dance, they look forward to taking part in more cultural activities next week.
Week Commencing 30th October 2017
On Friday year 5 went on a trip to the The National Space Centre in Leicester. It was an amazing day where they all had a chance to go into the UK's largest planetarium and go into the 42m high Rocket Tower. In the planetarium the show was a 360º fulldome. They took a tour of what you can see in the sky above our city in the past, present and future. they learnt about the constellations and the stories behind them from cultures around the world. It was "the best trip we have been on."
Week Commencing 9th October 2017
Y5 have focused on improving their writing this week with the use of acting out a variety of actions. This made them think carefully about the quality of language that they could use, when writing a description paragraph of an action scene, between a pair of super heroes.
In topic the children have created a double page insert of the daily life of a Viking. They were allowed to create the insert using information video clips, their own found information, images and thought bubbles.
We look forward to seeing their finished home projects.
Week Commencing 25th September 2017
This week Year 5 have been gathering information about Beowulf to enable them to describe him within a character profile using intense vocabulary.
In Topic we found out about a Saxon longship buried in Sutton Hoo and presented key information about it.
In Maths we have been accessing several different mental strategies, such as rounding&adjusting, partitioning and bonds to add and subtract.
Week Commencing 18th September 2017
In Year 5 this week we have researched all about Sir Isaac Newton and what he discovered in Science. We have carried out an experiment to find out which surface causes the most friction and makes it the most difficult to move an object. In Maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,0000. Partitioning numbers and ordering them.
Week Commencing 11th September 2017
This week in year 5 we have started our topic work and found out where the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings originated from.
Week Commencing 4th September 2017
A warm welcome back to all our children. Hope they all have had a refreshing break over the summer.
This week all the children have been busy getting to know their new class teachers. They have settled very quickly in their year groups and back into routine. All ready for a busy and fun term!
Week Commencing 12th June 2017
On June 15th children from our school who had instrumental lessons performed in concert to celebrate their learning this year. The audience had an enjoyable evening listening to music from the Batman theme, Om Pah Pah from the musical Oliver, Titanic theme and Harry Potter theme.
The audience also enjoyed popcorn or nacho treats to enhance their evening.
Week Commencing 12.06.17
This week in year 5 we have written our own myth which includes magical and mystical creatures from the Greek times. In Maths we have learnt about how to reflect and translate shapes using co-ordinates. During our Curriculum we have looked at the difference between weather and climate and the climate in an Amazon Rain forest compared to Sandwell.
Week Commencing 24.04.17
This week Y5 were involved a workshop about the Amazing Greeks. Some children were dressed in traditional Greek costume. The year group learnt about Greek Gods such as Zeus and Poseidon by listening to, acting out and freeze framing some Myths and Legends.
The practical activities were enjoyed by all the children and will form the basis of some Greek myths and legends narrative written work, for the rest of the term.
Here are some quotes from the children about the workshop:
…I found out more about the legends and myths and also what they wore….
…the acting helped me learn the stories…
Week Commencing 03.04.17
This week has been fun filled and exciting. We have learnt how to find fractions and percentages of amounts in Maths. Written our own sci-fi stories in English and made our own Quiz Quiz Trade cards with the help of our parents on Thursday morning. In VIB we planted herbs in the year 5 garden that we will watch grow in the future. Have a great Easter Year 5 team.
Week Commencing 27.03.17
During Well Being week year 5 have watched Inside my Head – BBC Newsround. An article about a child who suffered with mental health issues. Using this as a basis of discussion we felt that we should be able to freely expressive our worries, to a chosen adult. We have identified what things make us happy and planted the area outside 5BK to improve our learning environment.
In year 5 we have been looking at the Maya civilisation, their beliefs and gods that they pray to.
In Geography this half term in curriculum year 5 our topic was, 'Where should we go on holiday?'At first we used maps to find countries, there key features and mountain ranges. Delving into mountains we discovered how they were formed and looked at the different types.
In science we have looked at the size of the Earth, Sun and Moon and why we have different seasons.
During English we have written a letter of complaint and at present we are writing non-chronological reports on the Solar System.
Time has been one of the topics that we have learnt about on Maths. Telling the time using digital and analogue clocks. We have done a lot of work on multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000.
Week commencing 26.09.16
In Year 5 this week we have conducted a survey to find out our favourite biscuit. This involved recording the results onto a tally chart and representing the data as a bar graph.
We hope to taste a variety of biscuits next week, identify what the ingredients are for each one, recognise what makes them different and why they are out favourites.
Week commencing 17/10/16
This week we watched Charlotte’s Web. It was performed by a theatre company in our school hall.
Here are some feelings about the performance:
‘It was brilliant!’ ‘Fern was funny!’ ‘It was exciting!’ ‘I feel that I could retell the story after watching the play.’
‘I would like to read the book now.’
On Thursday morning we led the Harvest Service in St. Andrew’s Church.
At first we felt nervous about speaking in front of the whole school and all the parents, but it wasn’t so bad after all. We were pleased with the amount of food donated to our two charities.
Week commencing 12.10.16
This week in year 5 we have been learning about Black History Month. In our English lesson we looked at how people were segregated in some countries during the apartheid. We looked at different ways that we could be segregated and decided that it was wrong to punish people and treat them differently because of the way they look or act. We spoke about how we felt and how it was not how we behave today. We also had the chance to learn how people like Martin Luther King made a stand against it and now we all have the same rights. Our British Values teach us to respect all faiths and religions and treat everyone the same.
Week commencing 03.10.16
In Year 5, we have the responsibility of leading the school in our Harvest celebrations when we go to St. Andrew's church. This week, we have started thinking about harvest, what it means and preparing our assembly to share with the school.
Week commencing 26.09.16
We had such a fantastic day on Friday, everyone really helped to support Macmillan Cancer Support. We had so many cakes in the hall it was making everyone hungry. We loved the winning 'wow'stopper design and even enjoyed eating some cake ourselves.