Welcome to Year 5's Class Page!
On our page you will find a variety of things we have done over the year across all areas of learning. The newest posts will be published at the top so please make sure you scroll down so you don't miss a thing!
We hope you enjoy looking at Year 5!
Important Information and Days:
Spelling tests and Times table tests will take place on this day, in the afternoon. Children will then be given their new spellings and times tables to practise ready for the week after.
Homework is to be handed in before or on this day to earn 1 house point. If homework is handed in later there is no guarantee that it will get marked and given back on time.
Wednesday and Thursday
These are our PE days. Children will need to bring their PE kit into school (both indoor and outdoor) which can then be left on their pegs for the rest of the half term. Please ensure clothing is labelled with a name and jewellery is taken off including earrings and necklaces.
New homework is handed out.
Please try and read at home at least 3 times a week. Any reading completed should be noted in their reading diary so teachers are aware.
I have an open door policy, so please do not hesitate to speak to any of the Year 5 team if you have any questions or concerns!
Design Technology - Bread Making
As we have been learning all about different materials and what happens to substances when they are mixed together, we created our own bread. Before we made it, we had to design our own bread. We were allowed to add any extra ingredient and shape it to it to make it unique. Some of us choose fruits, chocolate chips, olives, cheese and raisins. We had to follow instructions carefully in order to make it and mix the ingredients carefully. We learnt how the yeast reacts to the other substances and why it is important to prove bread before baking.
Art - Matisse bowls
To finish off our art unit and looking at the artist 'Henri Matisse', we created some bowls inspired by his work. We decided to use shapes and contrasting colours to make them. We cut out our shapes using coloured paper (just like Matisse would) and then glue them onto a balloon. We had to make sure that our shapes overlapped each other otherwise they wouldn't hold together. Once the glue had dried, we popped the balloon and our bowls were still stood in the same shape.
Harvest - Open Hands
Today we went to St Luke's church to celebrate Harvest. Year 3 presented a story to us about why we celebrate Harvest and the rest of the school joined in to sing the songs. We really liked signing the songs as it reminds us about why we celebrate food that God gave us and it makes us think about why we need to help other people in need, as some are not as lucky as we are. The charity we decided to support this year was Open Hands. We made sure that we filled our charity bins right to the top with food to help those in need.
Playground Leaders - Training
As part of Year 5, we have the opportunity to become Playground Leaders. This means we have the responsibility of organising activities for the Key Stage one children during play times. In order to become a Playground Leader, we had to fill in an application form to show how determined we are and what we can bring to the team. 22 of us got chosen to become a Playground Leader and today we had our training session, ready to start next week. This is us planning our activities and working in teams.
English - Evaluating Instructions
In English, we have started looking at instructions. This week we are evaluating and learning how to write the perfect instructions. Today, we had to follow a set of instructions to make 'Pizza Witch Fingers'. We worked in groups to follow the instructions step by step. Once we had followed the instructions to make the 'Witches Fingers', we then had to evaluate the instructions saying what was good about them and how they could be improved. Once they were cooked, we got to take them home and EAT them. They were delicious!
Science - Separating the Witches' potion!
In Science today, the Grand High Witch had sent us a potion to separate. We had to think about the different methods of separating in order to get it right. First we had to think of the steps (our plan) and then we tried it to see if it worked!
Art - Matisse Collage
Today in Art, we have created our own collage just like Matisse did. We planned it in our sketch books first, thinking about contrasting and shapes. Then we 'drew with scissors' by cutting out the shapes using the correct coloured paper. After we arranged them onto some paper making sure some shapes over lapped to create effect.
Golden Time - Slimeeeeee
For our golden time this week, we wanted to link it to our topic 'Abracadabra' by mixing substances to create a new solution. Our idea was to make some slime! From a lot trial and error, we discovered the correct amounts of each substance to add together in order to create the perfect slime. Some of us added glitter and colouring too! We loved this afternoon and even got to take our slime home.
Maths - Place Value
We have been focussing on place value this past few weeks, looking at numbers all the way up to 1,000,000. We have explored many ways of how numbers can be represented using different diagrams or resources. Today we compared and ordered numbers in ascending or descending order. Some of us had some very challenging numbers to order!
Science - Soluble or Insoluble
Today in Science, we investigated whether some materials were soluble (materials that dissolve) or insoluble (materials that do not dissolve). We used hot water to test if sugar, sand, salt, oil or flour dissolved in water when they were mixed together. We had to make sure we were conducting a fair test so we used thermometers to make sure the water was the same temperature each time. Some of us were very surprised with the results!
Art - Henri Matisse
We are focussing our art work on the artist Henri Matisse. Today we looked at what kind of art work Matisse created and how he did it. We found it very interesting that he used contrasting colours in his collage work so we created our own colour wheels by mixing primary and secondary colours. We will use these in the next few weeks to help us create our own collage work just like Matisse did.
English - The Witches
This half-term we are focussing on the story 'The Witches' written by Roald Dahl. This week we have looked at writing descriptions about some of the main characters. We have explored using higher level vocabulary, descriptive language and sentence structure to make our writing much more interesting. Miss Redden was really impressed with our attention to detail in order to capture the reader.
Collective Worship - Trust
This half-term our Christian Value is Trust. We talked about what we thought Trust was and then took part in an activity where we had to walk our partner around an obstacle course BLINDFOLDED. Our partner had to trust us to take care of them and walk them around safely - some of us found this really tricky!
Setting our goals
On our first day back at school we thought carefully about what we would like to achieve in Year 5. We used the technique called SMART to write our goal. It had to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and it had to be done in Time. Her are some of our goals...
The Year 5 children have come back to school ready to learn and what fantastic homework we have received already!