Welcome To Our New Year 5 Class Page
PGL Photo Video
Term 5 Topics:
Maths: Decimals & percentages and properties of shape.
English: Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Topic: Rivers (Including our trip to Horton Kirby!)
Term 4 Learning!
3 weeks into term 5 - where does the time go!
So what did we look at in term 4?
After our return to school, we did a big recap on our unit of fractions. We looked at how we can find equivalent fractions and use this knowledge to add and subtract fractions, compare and order and begin to multiply!
To finish off the term, we tried lots of different hot cross buns and we found the fractions of the class who had the same favourite flavour! Who said maths can't be delicious?
During term 4, we looked at Michael Morpurgo's adaptation of Beowulf! The whole class were gripped by this epic tale of monsters and action! We used the spelling, punctuation and grammar skills that we covered over home learning and used these to write newspaper articles sharing the events of the momentous battle between Beowulf and Grendel the monster.
We completed our Anglo-Saxons & Vikings topic after undertaking some research during our home learning. We learnt about Anglo-Saxon warriors and gods. We also designed our own Anglo-Saxon shield and thought about what type of warrior would use them.
What have Year 5 been up to?
So far this term, we have completed so much unbelievable work and I've been very proud of the whole class!
In Maths, we've completed a block on place value and we're about to finish up our topic on addition and subtraction. We've used a range of physical manipulatives to support our understanding and to help us identify numbers and calculations in a range of representations.
In English, we've already completed two pieces of brilliant writing. Firstly, we wrote our own Gothic stories inspired by our class text of Clockwork by Philip Pullman. Most recently, we have written diary entries in role as one of the main characters, Karl. Stay posted and I'll share some of our writing.
Meet the Teachers Welcome Video
Science - Separating Mixtures
This summer term we have been learning about mixtures. We have learnt new vocabulary:
We have learnt that a solute dissolves into a solvent and this creates a solution.
Look below at some of the experiments we have done to explore this concept.
World Awareness Week!
We had an amazing end of term 5 with our world awareness week. As a school we looked at a range of religions and cultures. Year 3 looked at Germany and as part of that we also went to Canterbury Cathedral for the day looking at the history of the Cathedral. The main religion in Germany is the Christian faith this allowed us to make comparisons with our own faith. We were able to take part in lots of different workshops throughout the week. Please look at the photos to see some of the activities that we enjoyed!
Science week was all about dinosaurs! Year 3 had Tyrannosaurus-rex as their dinosaur so we explored the question:
Who was the king of the dinosaurs?
We looked at three Dinosaurs; Tyrannosaurus-rex, Giganotosaurus and a Carcharodontosaurus! We used research skills to gain knowledge about all three so that we could make an informed decision. Most of us decided that even though the others were larger in different ways that the Tyrannosaurus-rex was still the king in our eyes because of popular culture.
We have been learning about different Stone age structures in particular we have focused of Stonehenge and Skara Brae. We thought about how the stones might have travelled to the site of Stonehenge and we asked questions:
I wonder what this site was build for?
How long did it take them to build?
How has it lasted for so long?
As part of this we reconstructed Stonehenge and we enjoyed making the larger sarsen stones and the smaller 'blue stones'. It was harder to make than we thought!
World Book Day
I would like to thank all the families, parents and carers for helping to create such wonderful costumes for the children. We all enjoyed world book day and the children explored a range of texts across the school.
A big thank you from Mrs Smith
World Book Day
In maths we have been learning about shapes and to help us with our learning we have been constructing 3D solids out of spaghetti and plasticine. This has helped us to identify the properties of 3D solids. We used a range of vocabulary to describe the shape of the faces as well as the number of vertices.
In science this term we will be learning about electricity. Here we have been learning about static electricity and we were exploring positive and negative charges and how they behave in relation to each other.
Here is some of the amazing work that Augustine class did on James and the Giant Peach! They have been story boarding, using immersive role play and shared writing to gather ideas about how James might have felt during his time in the peach. They used this wonderful work to write exciting diary entries.
James and the Giant Peach!
This week (05.11.2018) we have been celebrating art week. We have been looking at different colours across the school. Our colour has been green. We have looked at tone and shades of green.
On Tuesday 6th November we took a trip to the Tate modern where we were looking for different colours around the gallery. We were particularly focusing on different shades of green. We had a wonderful view of London and used this as the inspiration for some landscape drawings.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the children and adults who attended the trip it was wonderful to see adults joining in and having fun with the children. The children really enjoyed this opportunity and I look forward to developing ideas in school as the week goes on.
This term our topic is about water. We have been learning about the water cycle and some locations of rivers in the UK. As part of that we went on a trip to Thames barrier to learn about flooding and how this wonderful structure protects London from tidal surges.
This term we will improving our golfing skills. We have really enjoyed taking part in golf so far this term.
This week we had sports day and worked well in our teams. Well done to York for winning!
The eggs have started to crack!
We enjoyed sorting, classifying and doing some observation drawings.
A man delivered six duck eggs for us to look after.
Day 1: Today we met some amazing animals including a snake, a skinny pig, a hedgehog and a tarantula.
Today we went to the church for Godly play and we learnt about "The Lost Shepherd."
As part of our Science topic, animals including Humans. We have been looking at different types of animals and their diets. During one of these lessons we investigates different types of faeces and we found out that you can tell if they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.
But don't worry it was specially made Miss Mawston and was completely safe!
As part of the Diocesan Day of Prayer we went to the church and enjoyed some prayer stations.
Draw and pass
In Term 1 we learned about The Great Fire of London in Topic and the great artist Pablo Picasso in Art.
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