Year 5 is made up of two classes: 5ZC and 5LW.
5ZC 5LW Class Teacher:Miss Clarke Class Teacher: Miss Wood
Our Learning Support Assistants in year 5 are:
Mr Currie and Mrs Jubb.
Celebration Assembly - children can bring certificates from home
Homework & reading books
PE kit for sporting Golden Time activities
Today the children took part in a nationwide competition. We had to create a glider out of foam board. We had to use of knowledge of forces to make modifications to our glider. We then had a flying competition to see which glider traveled the furthest!
Year 5 recently embarked upon a ‘Pedal Picnic’. For this, we cycled 3 miles to Meanwood Valley Farm. There, we had a picnic and looked at some of the animals before cycling the 3 miles back to school.
5ZC were lucky and had beautiful sunshine. Unfortunately, 5LW were not as lucky! The weather was wet and miserable in the morning but thankfully brightened up in the afternoon.
We were all exhausted when we got back to school but were so proud that we had cycled so far.
A great day was had by all!
5ZC Library Visit
Year 5 visited the local library. We had lots of fun exploring the world of magic through their Harry Potter exhibition. We looked looked at some special edition books and even got chance to dress up like Harry Potter himself!
Rewind to Easter
Year 5 visited Moortown Baptist Church for a 'Rewind to Easter' workshop. The afternoon included performances of the Easter story, 'meet the character' sessions and some craft. We had a good afternoon and learnt a lot!
Year 5 have been studying earthquakes recently in English, Geography and Art. During this English lesson, we studied an existing earthquake poem. We then used instruments, the resources around us and our voices to perform the poem.
Building Decimal Numbers
In maths we have been physically building numbers using place value headings and equipment. This helped us to visualise the numbers and understand what each digit represented.
In maths, we have been learning about square numbers. We investigated what the square numbers are using Multilink.
Year 5 had a real wow moment when conducting this experiment. They combined vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and watched a chemical reaction taking place. This was part of our reversible and irreversible chances lesson. Why not try it at home? All you need is 100ml vinegar and 1tsp bicarbonate of soda.
The Highwayman Freeze Frames
Each group was given a scene from the Highwayman to concentrate on. The children all took on the role of a character and focused upon actions and facial expressions to show how their character was feeling at that moment in time. They were then asked questions by the rest of the class which they had to answer in role.
In science, we planned and carried out an experiment to test the absorbancy of nappies. For this, we had 3 different nappy brands. Each group decided how much water they would add at a time and continued to do so until they were saturated. We were surprised by how absorbant nappies are!
DT Project - Building Bridges
Year 5 were set the challenge to design and build prototype bridge to replace Tadcaster Bridge which was destroyed by a flood. They went through a process of planning, creating and evaluating:
- looked at and sketched existing bridges
- designed their own bridge to meet a design brief
- created their bridge using the allocated materials and budget
- tested out the bridges
We have been learning about mental health within PSHCE. We discussed what 'mental health' means and how this differs to physical health. We talked about how to control our mental health and what we can do to improve it. We then listened to a visualisation audio clip which helped us to clear our minds. There is a link below if you'd like to listen!
Year 5 have just started an Art topic based upon the famous artist 'Monet'.
So far, we have used our thinking hats to analyse some of his art work and researched his life.
We then began thinking about how he uses watercolour paints. We experimented with how many different shades we could create using just one colour.
Today in History, we had a crime to solve. The children we shown the crime scene at Sutton Hoo. We were then shown pieces of evidence that had come from the crime scene, 'Mound 1'. The children spent some time analysing the evidence before being shown the victims. The children decided on a victim and THEY WERE CORRECT! Can they tell you how they solved the crime?
Year 5 have been learning their Roman numerals this week. They can now confidently count up to 100!
We left year 4 learning all about Romans and began year 5 with the very important question of 'What happened to Britain when the Romans left?' We found out that the Saxons came along to fight the picts and scots! In History today, we looked at a story about Hengest and Horsa. We discovered lots about different characters and used our knowledge to create a piece of drama retelling the story. Can the children tell you the story?
In geography, we have been learning all about the effects of water. We have been intrigued by the recent news of Hurricane Irma. Yesterday, we looked at the causes and consequences of the Bangladesh flooding in 1998. Can the children tell you about any of the causes?
In maths, we have been learning all about negative numbers. We've been using our excellent teamwork skills to solve worded problems. It was very important for us to show our working out and all agree on the correct answer.
Our new year 5 children have settled in exceptionally well and are working hard!