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Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 5, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 5 Class Blog – Week Ending 6th March 2020

 In Literacy this week we have continued our narrative topic of writing a familiar story from a different perspective. Most of us have written as the BFG, describing our “taking” of Sophie by using a range of expanded noun phrases, adverbials and figurative language too!

In Maths we have investigated 3D Shapes – looking at their properties and also their nets. We practically tried to work out which net belonged to which 3D shape and whether the nets were accurate. In addition, some of us started to find missing angles in triangles – using the facts we knew about scalene, equilateral and isosceles triangles to find missing angles. On Friday, one group also tried their best to find the area of triangles and find the missing sides, given the total area. Maths whizzes! 

In our topic books, we have continued to look at our new topic in Geography – Fairtrade. Within geography sessions we continued to look at fair trade products and even designed our own smoothie, calculating the price we would have to pay and charge. In RE we have continued to look at the Easter story and in Art we have practised a range of sketching skills including shading by trying out a range of different pencils.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5H – Scarlet Dixon for her great improvement and confidence in maths.

Year 5W – Faith Beck for displaying a constant, resilient attitude towards her learning.

Attendance:

5W – 95.7%

5H – 96.8%

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming will continue on Mondays, along with PE.

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday..
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – Week Ending 6th March 2020

 In Literacy this week we have started our brand new narrative topic where we will eventually be writing a story from a different perspective to that of the original. We have been looking at Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’, looking at the description of the giant and how it seemed to Sophie. We used expanded noun phrases, figurative language, adverbials and speech this week to develop skills for our stories!

In Maths we have spent a lot of time looking at decimal numbers; being able to multiply them by ten, hundred and thousand. Lots of problems were solved and some of us even managed to solve an investigation to find the population of South America! We were mightily impressed! 

In our topic books, we have started to look at our new topic in Geography – Fairtrade. We understood what the term was, before considering a banana and how much money actually goes to the farmers who grow the products. We were surprised at how little money they got! In science we have continued investigations into materials and have so far tested the solubility of a range of materials in cold water. Next week, we will see if the heat of the water affects our results!

For World Book Day we created puppets to accompany David Walliams’ ‘World’s Worst Teachers’ story to tell to LKS2.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5H – Ryley Waites for his consistent positive attitude in class.

Year 5W – Levi Smith for displaying fantastic behaviour throughout the week and completing so many maths challenges!

Attendance:

5W – 96.8%

5H – 99.2%

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming will continue on Mondays, along with PE.

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday..
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 7.2.20

  In Literacy this week we have worked a lot on planning and preparing a brand-new, exciting product to advertise to Cadbury’s and other children in the school by form of a persuasive letter. We have practised a range of skills to be used in persuasion and started to plan out our paragraphs. We have designed chocolate bars which have a South American link – it’s made us very hungry!

In Maths this week we have looked at shapes, specifically translation and reflection in two quadrants and then four quadrants.

This week in topic we have continued investigating materials in Science – looking at the thermal properties of a range of materials by placing ice cubes on them and timing to see how long they would take to melt. We decided that metal would be the best surface to use if we wanted to defrost something from the freezer! We have also looked at the Creation story in RE, comparing the Christian story to the scientific argument of the Big Bang Theory and Evolution.

Our Treasure Chest winners were:

Frankie Earles for her fantastic effort in Mr. Wardropper’s class with her writing; it was used as an example for different classes!

Rebecca Wilson for her outstanding knowledge and work with shape this week.

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming has now been moved to a Monday at 11am. This means that all children should have their swimming AND P.E. kits in school on Monday morning.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 30.1.20

  In Literacy this week we have started a brand new topic – persuasion! We have started to look at a range of different persuasive text types, picking out some of the key features such as rhetorical questions, figurative language and emotive language. We also started to look more specifically at modal verbs and formal language, writing a short persuasive letter to Boris Johnson!

In Maths this week we have focused on shapes – specifically looking at area of shapes. This has included drawing shapes with the correct area, accurately using rulers to draw shapes to scale and also looking at composite shapes.

This week in Topic we have started a brand new science topic looking at properties of materials. We have spent the week looking at reversable and irreversible changes, understood a range of properties of materials such as absorbency and also completed an experiment with some ‘Space Soup’.

We hope that you enjoyed our celebration of learning with our space assembly on Wednesday morning!

NB. Some of our children will be going to a dodgeball competition next Tuesday!

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5W-

Year 5H –

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming has now been moved to a Monday at 11am. This means that all children should have their swimming AND P.E. kits in school on Monday morning.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 24.1.20

  In Literacy this week we have finished writing our story based on the ‘Titanium’ music video. The children have spent a lot of time perfecting and editing their paragraphs, to ensure that they have used all of the features we have practised such as: varied sentence starters, expanded noun phrases and figurative language to show characters’ feelings.

In Maths this week we have focused on division, becoming increasingly confident with the formal method for division. Some of us have progressed on to carrying numbers, while also attempting a range of different problems related to division.

This week in Topic we have rounded off our Geography lessons with some research and debate into deforestation. The children had a lot of good ideas and I think the majority of us could see both sides of argument! 

We also have spent some time rehearsing for our Class Assembly which will take place on Wednesday 29th January 2020 in the school hall at 9.15am. Parents are encouraged to come and celebrate our learning from the previous term with us.

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5W- Lillie-Mae Carr for her fantastic effort in all subjects. A great role model!

Year 5H – Nathan Harding for trying extremely hard in his maths work.

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming has now been moved to a Monday at 11am. This means that all children should have their swimming AND P.E. kits in school on Monday morning.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 17th October 2019

In Literacy this week we have explored the features of newspaper articles – and how newspapers always cover the 5Ws in their stories (What, When, Where, Who and Why).

In Maths this week we have all worked hard to show of our addition and subtraction skills, using ever larger and more complex calculations involving decimals and money.  Many of us have moved onto very challenging word problems and we have discussed the importance of reading questions very carefully as just one word can change a whole question:

i.e. £10 is increased by £50.  Answer = £60.

£10 is increased to £50.  Answer = £40.

In our topic this week, 5H and 5W have begun to explore the stories and importance of the Northern Saints – including St Cuthbert and St Aiden – looking at how Christianity was introduced into the North East of England have been examining the life of boys and girls in Athens and Sparta during the times of Ancient Greece, while 5W have moved onto science and are experimenting with parachutes and boats to explore air and water resistance!

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 11th October 2019

In Literacy this week we have continued to edit and improve our narrative stories – with a particular focus on improving our vocabulary, sentence structure and use of figurative language to heighten tension and suspense!

In Maths this week we have been exploring perimeter and area of squares, rectangles and more complex composite shapes – using addition to find perimeter, and multiplication to find area (using cm², mm² and m²).  In composite shapes, we have had to infer the length of unmarked sides by using our knowledge of the properties of shapes and perpendicular lines!

In our topic this week, 5H and 5W have explored Design and Technology and how structures can be strengthened to become stronger, grow taller and more secure.  A range of tests have been carried out to find the strongest possible shapes for use in our structures.

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Our learners swimming group will also continue swimming each Wednesday.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 4th October 2019

In Literacy this week we have planned and begun to write our narrative stories – with a real focus on suspense and building up tension in our writing!

In Maths this week we have been examining angles – reminding ourselves of the language of acute, obtuse, right and acute angles.  We have learned to estimate the size of angles, and have begun to use protractors both to measure and draw angles no specific numbers of degrees.

In our topic this week, 5H have explored the importance of gods in Ancient Greece – looking at how people worshipped, and also the building of ancient temples to the Gods.  

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Our learners swimming group will also continue swimming each Wednesday.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 27th September 2019

In Literacy this week we have explored how authors can vary their use of language to describe a setting – with a focus on the use of relative clauses to extend descriptions.  We have also considered how the actions of a character can vary over a story, and how these actions can give away clues as to their real feelings.

In Maths this week we have been exploring mental methods of working out complex additions and subtractions in our heads – without showing any working out!  Using our knowledge of place value (and recognising how digits can be affected and unaffected by addition and subtraction), we have been able to do really challenging calculations such as:  273,3746000 = 267,374

In our topic this week, 5H have been examining the life of boys and girls in Athens and Sparta during the times of Ancient Greece, while 5W have moved onto science and are experimenting with parachutes and boats to explore air and water resistance!

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 20th September 2019

In Literacy this week, we have continued reading and analysing some Greek myths, whilst some of us also looked at an extract from Shakespeare’s, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which, of course, is set in Athens!

We have continued to develop our ability to describe settings and characters and have all re-written parts of, or a story, in our own words trying to incorporate everything we learned. Most of us have also looked back at our work and edited to ensure it’s the best it can possibly be!

In Maths this week, we have started to look at decimals and fractions focusing on tenths, hundredths and specifically thousandths. We have learned that 1/1000 arise from dividing an object into 1000 equal parts and have been able to find thousandths of some numbers. Additionally, we have been able to complete sequences that use thousandths in both decimal and fraction form.

In our topic this week 5W have continued studying the Ancient Greeks, this week looking at Greek lifestyle – focusing on pottery and the Gods. We all understood why Greek’s used pottery and how they were designed, eventually creating our very own! We completed the Greek family tree and have started to design our own God, in charge of something important in our world.

5H have thoroughly enjoyed their science experiments into forces and motion. This has included investigating air resistance with parachutes.

Both classes will be swapping topics in the coming weeks.

PE will take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Mr. Hughes class will be going swimming on Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Following this, children will be split into two groups for swimming and your children will be made aware of who will be going this half term.

Treasure Chest:

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Attendance:

5H: 96%

5W: 95%

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 13th September 2019

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of text types linked to our topic, from newspaper articles about the Olympics, to Greek myths. We have enjoyed building our understanding of how to describe character using some role play and also develop a setting. The reading sessions have allowed us to focus on a particular reading skill. This week was fact or opinion. Year 5 are the best year group in school! Is this fact or opinion….?

In Maths this week we have started the year by recapping place value of numbers. We have developed our understanding of number up to 1 million, being able to read and write numbers in both words and numerals. In addition, we have worked on our ability to add and take away from numbers in powers of ten – without the need for a formal written method. We have also continued to practise our times tables, which should be repeated at home too!

In our topic this week 5W have continued studying the Ancient Greeks, learning about the city-states of Athens and Sparta, as well as the Battle of Marathon. We even were able to act out some key parts of the story!

5H have thoroughly enjoyed their science experiments into forces and motion. This has included investigating air resistance with parachutes.

Both classes will be swapping topics in the coming weeks.

PE will take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Mr. Wardropper’s class will be going swimming on Wednesday 18th September with Mr. Hughes’ class going the following week.

Treasure Chest:

There was no treasure chest this week as we announced our school councillor’s instead – well done to Niall Davison and Frankie Earles who will represent us this year.

Attendance:

5H: 96%

5W: 95%

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 9:00am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.