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Here you will find all about recent activity in Year 5

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  • What advice would you give someone on how to be kind?

    Published 29/09/22

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  • How do you round a 6 digit number to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000?

    Published 23/09/22

    Another busy week in Year 5! We have almost finished completing the first draft of our star write, with just a bit of editing left to go. The focus has been on using relative clauses, correct punctuation and ambitious vocabulary which we think all pupils have had a very thorough effort with, so well done!

    In Maths, we have been continuing with working on place value style arithmetic questions – if you can practise rounding numbers at home with your children on top of the extra work we are doing with them on this in school then this would be extremely useful!REMINDER! Please check your children are completing their Times Tables Rock Stars practise which has been setup, so they are all challenged at their ability. It will be only a month or so before we start tackling fractions, and it is simply so important to know all your times tables – get practising!

    In Science, we have been further investigating solubility and factors which affect this reversible chemical change. In RE, we have been continuing with learning more about Hinduism, specifically the deities and how they are worshipped. 

    Please do encourage your children to take part in dip and do homework too – it will really stretch and deepen their learning!

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  • How do relative clauses add extra information to your writing?

    Published 16/09/22

    We have had a wonderful second week in Year 5. Routines are becoming established and the hard and exciting work is really taking shape now!

    In English, we have been focussing on creating expanded noun phrases and using relative clauses, all in the context of writing about the Vikings and the invasion of England. In Maths, we have continued on working on place value, looking at rounding, estimating, partitioning and comparing  numbers up to 100,000. 

    In RE, we have learnt about who Brahman is and the history of Hinduism - we had some really lovely writing about how Brahman is everything and everything and everywhere - some wonderfully philosophical comments coming from so many pupils!

    In PE, we have started playing some team ball games, specifically a great version of bench ball - ask your children about it (unless they are in Blue class, in which case ask them about how their swimming is going!

    In Science, we investigated which materials were soluble or insoluble, and had some great discussions about their suitability as materials in real life contexts, like, why could you not make a sandcastle out of sugar and water if the beach was made of sugar?

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  • Why is reading regularly important?

    Published 13/07/22

    In Year 5 this year, we have had so many opportunities to read wonderful and exciting books. This week, we have been continuing to read The Girl of Ink and Stars, and we have loved writing setting descriptions and creating wanted posters based on the text. Some of us have also achieved our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for reading! Such a fantastic achievement. 

    In Maths, we have been learning about metric units and in PSHE, we opened our Time Capsules to see how much we have grown since the start of the year! 

    We have also been super busy with end-of-term activities including Move Up Morning, Personal Bests Week and Sports Day. We feel so lucky to have had such a great year in Year 5... only three days left! 

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  • How can we promote inclusivity in sports?

    Published 08/07/22

    This week the children created their Take One Picture collages using natural materials and paint. They have turned out so well! The children also painted their clay pots using space colours and glitter.

    In Literacy, we continued reading The Girl of Ink & Stars and wrote character descriptions and diary entries. In Maths, we have been learning about parallel and perpendicular lines as well as regular and irregular polygons. 

    In PSHE, we created vision boards, looking into our future and setting goals for ourselves.

    We are also super excited to know who our new teachers are. Blue Class will meet Mrs Wyman next week, Indigo Class will meet Mrs Harman and Mrs Glover and Sapphire Class will meet Mrs Thorn and Mrs Wilkins. What an exciting time of year this is!

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  • Can you teach your grownups about Sikhism?

    Published 30/06/22

    We have had another busy week in Year 5, finishing off our assessments as a celebration of our learning. We completed a Star Write, completed a SPaG booklet and three Maths booklets. In RE, we created Google Slides about Sikhism, recapping everything we have learnt this term. We watched the Year 6 Peter Pan show and we were blown away by the performance. We cannot wait to do our production next year!

    In Science, we researched famous astronomers and created fact files. In Art, we created space-themed pots out of clay, focusing on different techniques. We also met our Little Friends in Year 2 on Friday; they are super cute! 

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  • What did you enjoy most about our Space Day?

    Published 16/06/22

    This week we had our Space Day, which was so much fun. We did astronaut training, space dancing, junk modelling and alien writing. The costumes were fabulous! 

    In English, we have been continuing to read The Girl of Ink and Stars, and it is starting to get very, very exciting. In Maths, we have started our unit on angles and the children have learnt how to use a protractor. In Science, we have been learning about the sun, moon and earth and in Art we designed a space-themed pot. 

    It has been super hot this week, so we have also been enjoying the sunshine outside! 

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  • What has been your favourite part of this week?

    Published 12/05/22

    What a week! Most of Year 5 went to Kingswood on their residential, and we had the best time. We did archery, wood skills, problem solving and more. We even braved the 3G swing! The children were incredible and showed amazing independence and resilience. They kept their bedrooms tidy and supported their friends. The adults didn't even mind being woken up at 3am because they knew the children were having so much fun!... Well, maybe they minded a little!

    The children who stayed went bowling on Monday and then took part in Forest School and a wonderful Dragon's Den style activity, where they designed new equipment for the playground. 

    When all of us were back together, we took part in a carousel of activities on Thursday morning, and learnt about the 5Ks of Sikhism, as well as revising our arithmetic skills. We celebrated National Fruit Cocktail Day in Art, creating beautiful tissue paper collages. 

    It is hard to believe that there are only two weeks left before half term... our wonderful Year 5s are nearly in Year 6! This week has definitely demonstrated how mature and grownup they are. 

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  • Why do we need to be careful when browsing news stories and photographs online?

    Published 06/05/22

    This week in Year 5, we have been continuing to learn about decimals and fractions in Maths, thinking carefully about ordering and rounding. In Literacy, we completed our Peppered Moth Fact Files as part of our Star Write. We were concentrating on formal tone, scientific language and formal fronted adverbials. 

    In PSHE, we learnt about edited photographs and how easy it is to use apps to alter images. We spoke about how dangerous this can be and how we should always be mindful that not everything we see on the Internet is true. In the same lesson, we looked at fake news and how to spot false news articles. 

    We are so excited to go on residential next week, and the children staying in school also have really exciting things to look forward to!

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  • What did you enjoy most about Victorian Day?

    Published 28/04/22

    This week in Year 5, we have been drafting our non-chronological reports all about peppered moths. We have been focusing closely on the life cycle of the peppered moth, as well as the history and evolution of these fascinating creatures. In Maths, we have been continuing to learn about decimals and using place value grids to help us explain what each digit in the decimal represents. We have then been converting these decimals to fractions. 

    In Science, we propagated plants to demonstrate the process of asexual reproduction. In History, we learnt about Queen Victoria and her impact on Victorian Britain and the rest of the British Empire at the time. In DT, we explored CAMs and the different ways in which they move. In RE, we started looking at Sikhism and we learnt about Guru Nanak and his influence upon the religion. 

    By far the most exciting part of our week, though, was Victorian Day! We came into school dressed as Victorian children, and we became fully immersed; learning what life would have been like. We played traditional Victorian games, wrote in silence, recited times tables and recited the Lord's Prayer. Our teachers were very strict and we even got caned! 

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  • What is the story of the peppered moth?

    Published 20/04/22

    What a lovely first week back! Year 5 have been busy reading 'Moth', a book about evolution and adaptation. The children dissected tulips in order to identify the male and female parts of the plant. In Maths, we have started our Decimals unit and in Computing we explored the Lady Bug Munch code on Scratch. We have started our Victorians topic in History, and we cannot wait for our Victorian Day on Monday!  

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  • What did you enjoy most about baking your apple pies?

    Published 31/03/22

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