This week in Year 5 we are learning about...
Week commencing 23 April 2018
In English this week we have looked at a poem from a Scottish writer. It had lots of rhyme and old English so we had to find the meaning of many words like 'quaffed' which means drank. We then wrote our own version of the poem and will perform it in class.
Week commencing 16 April 2018
This week in English we have read narrative poems that are called ballads. We learnt that ballads are poems that tell a story and have lots of features like rhyming couplets, stanzas and as they were written a long time ago some of the language is old English.
Week commencing 26 March 2018
In English this week we have learnt about suffixes and prefixes that change the meaning of root words. We found out the meanings and the rules that we need to use when using them correctly.
Week commencing 19 March 2018
On Monday, in our curriculum afternoon we made Quiz, Quiz Trade cards to support our Marvellous Mountain learning with parent who attended.
This week in Y5 we have been learning to add and subtraction fractions with both the same and different denominators. To complete our learning each day we have been completing some reasoning questions also.
In Literacy we have used the key feature work to create a non-chronological plan, ready to write a report. We have also learnt about conjunctive adverbs and how they are used in quality sentences.
In topic we have explored the construction of volcanoes, how why they erupt and where they are found in the world. We identified different types of volcanoes and labelled them.
Week commencing 12 March 2018
This week in English we have started to look at the features of a non-chronological report. We have looked at the language used as well as the punctuation used in such a piece of writing.
Maths has been ordering and comparing fractions that have the same and different denominators. We have also added fractions that have the same denominator, different denominators and mixed numbers.
In Topic we have looked at the different mountains that are located in the world and in England. Where they are located and some information about them. We have also looked at the correct vocabulary when talking about mountains like plateau, summit and peak.
During Science we carried out an experiment to see which materials are conductors and which are insulators. We also carried out another experiment to see which material are thermal conductors and insulators.
Week commencing 5th March 2018
This week in maths we have started to look at fractions. We can find equivalent fractions and are able to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. We have also created our very own fraction wall to help us.
Week commencing 29th January 2018
This week in maths we have used our knowledge of times tables to support our multiplication of 2 digit numbers by 2 digit. We have then moved onto 3 digit by 2 digit numbers. We used the area method then moved onto the grid table method and are now able to use the formal written method correctly.
In English we have described our settings in reediness for writing our own suspense stories next week. Also revisited use of speech punctuation and a variety of ways of using figurative language, such as similes, metaphors and personification.
In Curriculum we have found out that the Mayan civalisation were one of the first to use numbers and also had a 0 in their numbers. We had a go at reading and decoding the numbers.
Science we looked at the scientist Margaret Hamilton. She was one of a team of people who designed computer hardware and software to land human beings on the moon.
This week was the final week for 5R to go swimming. They have done tremendously well and many children are now able to swim. Well done to them for the amazing effort that they have put into swimming.
Next week 5A will start to go swimming on Thursday afternoons. So remember to bring in their swimming kits next week.
Week commencing 22nd January 2018
Year 5 have moved into writing suspense narratives.
This week they have watched a short suspense film called Francis, each group defined, retrieved, summarised, inferred and predicted information from it. They also created a feeling graph of the main character, to consolidate their understanding of how the main character’s feelings change throughout the story. We hope that these activities will help the children write quality descriptions.
In Maths this week the children have been multiplying a variety of digits using the grid method and maths equipment. Times table knowledge was tested!
In science the children were CSI investigators. They looked at the ways that evidence is collected and used to solve crimes. They also had a go at solving a crime and eventually realised that the evidence was tampered with.
Topic was looking at the Mayan gods why the Mayans prayed to them and their features. We completed a fact file and used the I-Pads to research about the gods.
Week commencing 15th January 2018
Week commencing 8th January 2018
This week Y5 have read a variety of poems and identified several different features within them. Some had rhyming patterns set in verses, while others were free verse. The children also commented on the preferred poem and why they liked it so much.
In Maths the children have defined the meaning of perimeter by physically identifying it in different areas around the school. They were also taught to use formula to calculate perimeter in a variety of shapes. Some realised that their times table knowledge was very helpful!
In Science Y5 have been introduced to the work of David Attenborough. They researched about an animal and compiled a documentary. These were read in class in the style of David Attenborough.
Week commencing 11th December 2017
This week has been a short one due to snow. However our trip to the Snow Dome was amazingly fun. We were really excited to go and play in the snow. We also saw Santa's theatre where Rudolph was cancelling Christmas. There were lots of animals like reindeer, lamas and rabbits. The best bit was when we went down the slide on the sleigh - "I felt like i was flying."
Week commencing 4th December 2017
In English we used I-Pads and went around the school to take videos of all the amazing areas in key stage 1 and key stage 2. Then we collected all the information and wrote down bullet points on each item. Finally we wrote a script for a tour of Ryders Green Primary School. We had to use some prepositional phrases and a variety of sentence starters in our script.
Week commencing 27th November 2017
This week Y5 have planned and written persuasive letters to Miss Blackmore, after finding the key features of a letter.
They have also identified and calculated prime and squared numbers, this involved them accessing their times table knowledge. Some were reminded that they need to be more confident in them!
In topic we found out the the world has invisible lines that are called the Equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. There is also the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Circle which lie in the north and south of the world.
Week Commencing 20th November 2017
Week Commencing 13th November 2017
Year 5 have had an amazing time this week during cultural week. We have played the African Drums and learnt about where they come from and what they are made from.
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.