It's been a warm one! It feels like summer has finally arrived and we have made the most of it. In Year 5 we have tried to get outside as much as possible and it has led to a really fun week.
In great news, we have finished the Year 5 maths curriculum just in time! It's one of the busiest years in school, so to accomplish this during a topsy-turvey year is real testament to everyone's hard work.
English has been spent investigating persuasive language based on an advert for a wizard school - it's been really enjoyable (and meant we could play top trumps).
History has been looking at creating our own Anglo Saxon village and we even created our own pagan god.
Thank you so much for a fun week - one more to go!
What a really great week it has been! The sun has shined (mostly) and we have been able to enjoy working outside wherever possible. We have taken the opportunity after Assessment Week to throw our energy into out art, where we have made Anglo Saxon artifacts out of clay.
In English, we have finished creating our own newspaper reports and next week we will start our next story. We really do have so may brilliant writers in Year 5.
We have progressed on to covering volume in maths. This can be conceptually a little tricky for some, but people have handled it brilliantly. This is our last unit of the the year - exciting times!
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the football!
It has been a warm week in our Year 5 classroom! It has been dominated by our end of year assessments which have gone really very well. Everyone has given it their best shot and there really were some fantastic results.
Our final English genre is instructions. As such, Friday was spent conducting a 'cold task', which we will build on next week, culminating in a (hopefully) excellent final piece.
Again, we are coming to the end of the maths curriculum and have been focusing on converting measurements and times. This has been done by concentrating on our decimal system of measurement and ensuring that we understand the different prefixes (eg. kilo). It has been really fun, and excellent progress has been made.
In PE, we have been learning and practicing rounders. It has been so much fun, and a few people have suprised with their batting prowess!
Well done everyone!
It has been a fantastic week. We have had brilliant work being done and people taking ownership over their work. The class is full of individual characters who come together to create a brilliant group. Whilst it has been a difficult year for some reasons, it is so great to see this group of young people looking out for each other and remaining positive every single day.
We have finished our portal story in English, meaning that there is just one type of text left to study this year: instructions. Portal stories are tricky but everyone tried really hard and the writing it delivered was fantastic. Well done to all.
For maths, we are moving into the world of conversions. Notably concentrating on converting between different units of measurements (eg. kms to mtrs). It is a slightly strange concept, but once they have got their head round it they were brilliant.
Science has been spent learning how light works, History has been spent research about Anglo Saxon life and in PE we spent some time practicing our rounders skills (when the sun was shining).
Have a great weekend.
What a week! It was all capped off by a fabulous sports day in which everyone gave their all and there were a lot of laughs. It certainly gave Year 5 a real sense of school spirit and community.
In addition, we have been working on our portal stories, all based on going back in time. We have worked together as a class to study the different grammatical features of our model text and have even written our own together. Next week, we will be planning and writing our own independently.
Maths has been fantastic. We have concentrated on reflection and translation of shapes with coordinates. Every single person has made great strides in what is a really enjoyable subject.
In PE we have been practicing our Sports Days skills and in History we have worked together to make a timeline with all our historical events that we have studies during our school career.
Have an amazing weekend everyone – you all deserve it!
Another excellent week in Year 5! The sun has been shining and we have taken every chance to take our learning outside. We have completed our 'imitation' stage of our English and the model text has been learnt and everyone feels comfortable and understand the structure of a 'portal story'. Next week, we progress to the innovation stage where we can start incorporating our own ideas.
Maths has been brilliant, especially our recent work on co-ordinates. We have played games and now understand all about first quadrants. Next week we will be progressing to translation and reflection of shapes.
Science has lead us to starting to explore how light works and in history we have delved into the world of the Anglo Saxons.
Well done for a great week and have a nice weekend.
A massive congratulations to everyone in Year 5. Each and every person has worked so hard and the progress and been brilliant. At the end of the day on Friday, we listened to a few people read out their work and it was fantastic. We commented that it could have been written by a published author. You should all be really proud.
Continuing this vein, we have completed our Warning Tale in English and spent the last day creating some 'short burst' writing about a sinister character, sing a photograph as a catalyst.
In maths, we continue to learn about angles, with a real focus on reasoning and problem solving. It's a really fun skill to learn and requires the pupils to think like Sherlock Holmes.
You all deserve a great week - I hope the sun shines.
It has been a really fun week in Year 5. There has been lots of fun, learning and dodging rain showers. The bulk of our work has been done writing our Warning Tale. This has entailed the whole class creating a 'model' version of the story, incorporating all the grammatical features. The different variations is brilliant and I can't wait to see the stories that are created when they can write their own.
Maths has focused on angles. This has required most of the class learning how to use protractors for the first time and lots of physical work.
Our other main focus this week has been science, where we have spent time understanding classification and have even had a go ourselves. Check out some of the efforts to classify birds below.
Have a nice weekend.
Pete Sampras, stand aside. This week we have been concentrating on our serving technique in tennis. The class as a whole really excelled, with some great striking and really listening to instructions to improve their serve.
In maths, we have gone deep in to the world of angles. It is quite a tricky subject so please check out the Home Learning sections of the website for further resources.
In English, we have started our Warning Tale. This is a really engaging story, and one I think the class will be able to 'get their teeth into'. We start the innovation stage next week, so any additional ideas the class can come up with over the weekend would be beneficial (Home Learning).
On a less academic note, it has been great that Year 5 have mostly dodged the tropical rain storms and had lunch outside a few times this week... it makes a real difference.
Have a relaxing weekend and see you on Monday.
It has been a really enjoyable week in Year 5 with an awful lot of learning and fun. For starters, the work produced in English during the week has been fantastic. This has culminated in us writing up our Explanation Text on Friday. The standard has been brilliant with some amazing imaginations on show.
In PE, we continue to work on our tennis skills. This week our focus has been on the backhand and volleying. We may lose a couple of tennis balls into the allotment, but we have fun doing it!
Maths has been spent learning to add and subtract decimals and covering lots of areas where there is the potential for misconceptions. Great work from everyone - I can't wait to see the results following our next assessment!
Have a great weekend!
It has been another very busy and jam-packed week in Year 5. We are all back in to the swing of things and the learning attitude shown by the class has been fantastic. I honestly read some of the English work this week and thought it had been written by a professional author! Talking of English, we have been working on our Explanation Text. This requires pupils to explain how a machine of their inventing works, whilst incorporating all the grammatical features expected of a Year 5 pupil. There have been some brilliant ideas!
In maths, we continue to progress through the curriculum. This week we have been adding and subtracting decimals greater than one. Everyone has made brilliant progress and it's very impressive how far they've come.
Have a good weekend.
It has been so nice to have the class back together after the Easter break. Every single person has returned with a positive mindset and have achieved brilliantly. We hit the ground running with our history themed costume day and started learning about ancient Egypt straight away (we even managed to create our own hieroglyphs!).
In maths we have continued to study decimals, this week concentrating on addition and subtraction. In English we have stated learning our new explanation text. This is such a fun activity because we are designing our own machines to make life easier.
Finally, in PE we have started learning the basics of tennis. Do we have a future Grand Slam winner in our class?
Have a great weekend - you've all deserved it.
It has been a total whirlwind of a week. We have had so many projects to finish off, it has take a real team effort to get over the finish line. Firstly, we have had to write our report about a mythical creature of our choosing. These have come out looking absolutely fantastic, with great use of the all the grammatical features we have been learning about.
In maths, we have been learning all about decimals. It is a testament to all their hard work over lockdown that we are moving into the Summer Term having covered all the required topics. This means that we will be able to devote extra time to our fluency and timestables.
Given that it has been a short week full of different activities we have not been able to do science or art this week. However, we will be getting stuck in to these important subjects on our return. I know how much everyone enjoys the experiments in particular.
Have a fantastic break, you all deserve it.
It has been another fun week in Year 5. Whilst we have really challenged ourselves to do our best in the recent assessments, there has also been time for lots of other activities.
For starters, our rugby skills are really coming along. We have been concentrating on our passing skills, which we have managed to do whilst dodging the heavy rain!
In English we have started to innovate our report about a mythical creature. Whilst we have only just written our first paragraph, it is amazing how many ideas the class have. Next week, we will be finishing off the innovations section and then planning and writing our own independent report - I can't wait!
In maths, we have next week to focus on our decimals. This week, we have been working on our rounding skills with decimals.
Have a great weekend.
Each Friday we end the week discussing what has been achieved and what we will tackle as a class in the coming days. This week has been full of highlights and hard work which has culminated in some really brilliant pieces of work. In science we have been testing different electrical conductors (the experiment was lots of fun).
Next, in maths we have been working hard to understand decimals and focusing on converting them to fractions. The class to a person have done brilliantly, with everyone making big strides.
In PE we have learnt more about rugby and have been working hard on our passing skills and fitness - there are some seriously talented players in the making!
Finally, in English we have been learning our model text based on a report about a breed of dragon called the Dark Avenger. We have learnt the first three paragraph, but it would be great if you could spend some time learning the final two as part of home learning.
Have a good weekend.
It have been so great to have everyone back in school. The week has been full of so many positives, it's hard to know where to start!
Academically, we have finished off our fractions unit by concentrating on finding the fractions of amounts. We will be returning to this learning periodically, but they have a brilliant foundation.
In English, again we have been concentrating on our independent write, which will all be finished this week. Next week, a new model text in the form of a report - it's going to be good!
We have also performed a science experiment about thermal conductors and in art we have taken the first steps in learning about collage.
Finally, in PE we have entered the world of tag rugby. Everybody showed a real enthusiasm and it went really well.
Have a good weekend.
See you on Monday.
Thank you for such a great Term. It has been super fun and you've all made loads of progress. Enjoy the break and make sure that you have a really relaxing Christmas and come back rested in January.
It has been a brilliant week in Year 5. We have had lots of fun and learnt absolutely loads.
We have been discovering how to calculate area and perimeter. This has involved investigating missing lengths and learning our first formulae. Our factor pair knowledge really came in useful too.
We have all written a fabulous story about a lost climber. It is a 'Finding Tale' which we wrote together, coming up with really nice ideas as a class. Having completed this, we now start our independent story. They all sound brilliant, I can't wait to read them.
We have been practicing our sketching skills, concentrating on tone and texture through shading. The improvement has been tremendous. Give it a few more classes and we'll be contacting the Tate Modern.
Well done all.
We've had a really nice week in Year 5.
In maths, we have been learning about cube and square numbers as well as how to divide and multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000. Everyone did fantastically well, we just have to remember to use our place value charts.
For English, we have begun writing our shared story. The creativity has been incredible and I can't wait to hear the rest of it next week.
In science, we have been learning about air resistance, using parachutes to perform fair tests.
Finally, we have been getting all festive by starting our Christmas cards and calendars.
In Year 5 we have packed a lot in to a short week.
We have said goodbye to statistics and have started learning about factors and prime numbers. Every single person has made great strides and the books look great. Well done everyone.
In English, we have been learning our model text, Dobber and the Silver Ring. I have put pictures of the text map in the resources section of the website. If you can spend some time learning this over the weekend it would be amazing.
Our second science lesson on gravity worked really well. We predicted and then tested the gravitational pull on different objects and found some really amazing links between mass and weight.
Have a nice weekend.
Another week in the books!
Statistics have been completed and I must say everyone has done brilliantly. Whether it be line graphs or timetables, we can interpret the data. Next stop, multiplication and division.
In English, we have completed our recount. The writing has been ingenious and full of colour. Next week...... our new text.
We have also spent time discussing gravity and completed some excellent paintings in the style of Matisse. Finally, can I again say how impressed I am by the classes spellings. Everyone is giving 100% and that is great.
Well done all.
What a great week in Year 5!
In English, we have learnt our model text of a recount, Dragon Defeated, and written our 'guided write'. This means that next week we can start the process of writing our very own independent recount next week. The planning has already started and there are some brilliant ideas. I can't wait for everyone to put all that they've learnt into practice.
During maths, we have been concentrating on statistics. Namely, interpreting line graphs and tables. This will continue next week, where we progress to two-way tables. Everyone has really grasped the concepts and it has been a brilliant week.
In PE, we have been practicing our football skills. The rate that we are going it will be Cruyff turns next week!
Finally, I just want to say how well the class did in their spelling tests.
Have a good weekend.
It has been really great to see everyone back in school this week after a refreshing week off.
In English, we have learnt our our non fiction text, 'Dragon Defeater'. There were some really challenging bits and everyone did brilliantly to remember it so quickly.
In maths, we are moving in to the world of statistics. We are going to be concentrating on line graphs next week, so don't forget to have a look at the Home Learning tasks.
Finally, with Bonfire Night having just taken place, it was fantastic to hear all the information retained about Guy Fawkes.
Thank you for a really fun week.
Have a nice weekend.
It has been a fantastic week in Year 5!
This week we have focused on our science, particularly learning about space and our solar system. We have learnt about the heliocentric theory, why we have night and day and how time zones work. It has been really fun.
We have also been spending time perfecting our artistic skills and have produced a colour wheel, incorporating primary, secondary and tertiary colours as well as starting our painting in the style of Matisse.
Finally, in maths we have spent time learning how to use our rounding skills to estimate in order to check our answers are correct.
Have a nice half term.
Its been really nice to be back.
Whilst we have had to do a few assessments, we have also found time to finish learning about Guy Fawkes and had a really fun art lesson. Within the lesson, we learnt to use powder paints and how to fade colours.
Next week, we will be learning our next English text, which is newspaper report about Smok the dragon and spending time learning more about space and how the solar system works.
Have a good weekend!
It's been another great week for Year 5.
In English, we have moved on to the innovation stage of our story. This means that instead of there being a dragon, we have adapted our stories to involve various mythical beasts and animals. There have been some fantastic suggestions and it is coming along really well.
In Maths, we have continued our progression through place value and finished the week with an excellent lesson about powers of 10.
Other highlights have been our music lesson on Bon Jovi and looking into the motives of Guy Fawkes.
Have a good weekend.
Another great week for Year 5.
In English we have focused on the imitation stage of learning our model text. This has entailed us accompanying actions to the words of the story. The myth is about how the Polish city of Krakow was named after a cobbler who defeated a dragon. The whole class love the story and were absolutely brilliant at learning it in detail. Next week, we will be innovating the text, using our own ideas as the catalyst for a new story.
In History, we will be studying Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot. We had our initial lesson on Friday were we discussed what England was like in 1605 and where the tale fits in a timeline of our previous learning.
Have a good weekend.
We have had a great start in Year 5! It has been brilliant to get the whole class together and there have been lots of laughs.
Not only have we been working on Place Value and Roman Numerals, but we have also found time to recap our rounding skills. In English, we have been working on our descriptive writing skills and improving our 'show, not tell' sentences.
We have also found time to discuss our half termly art project and delve in to the solar system.
Finally, don't forget your school planners and reading books!
Have a good weekend!