The classes we have in Year 5 are:
Year 5 will be supported in their learning by Miss Morphew, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Bullock, Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Shooter
Teak Class -
Cedar Class -
Mahogany Class -
Teak Class - Tommy
Cedar Class - Daniel M
Mahogany Class - Sean S
Just a few reminders:
P.E kits are to be brought in on a Monday and taken home to wash every Friday. Teak and Mahogany will have P.E. on a Thursday this term and Cedar will have P.E on a Wednesday.
Home reading should take place every night. Your child's reading record can come in daily, but we ask that they read a book at home and that book can be kept at home.
This term our topic is 'Going Global'. We will be finding out about trade and the importance of importing, exporting, and fair trade. We will be carrying out map work to show UK trade links and looking at food miles. In DT, we will be looking at global food and planning and creating our own healthy rice plate.
Each week Year 5 will be set home learning. Times Table Rock Stars and Spelling Shed have been set up for weekly tournaments (See links to these at the top of the page)
Please find other home learning and answers below:
This term the children will be finding out about the Ancient Greeks. We will be looking at a variety of artefacts to help us investigate what life was like in ancient Greece, using primary and secondary sources to learn about the Olympics, and explore the impact ancient Greece has had on our lives today.
In English, we are reading 'The Adventures of Odysseus' by Hugh Lupton. The story follows Odysseus's journey back to his home after the Trojan War and the many adventures he has along the way. We have produced some fantastic pieces of writing, including character descriptions, setting descriptions and recounts.
Here is us writing up some of our best pieces after we spent time editing and improving our work like true authors.
We enjoyed participating in a debate on whether Odysseus should have told his men about the six headed dragon, we explored the for and against arguments and then wrote a speech which we shared with the class before arguing our points. We then wrote a balanced argument, looking at both sides and then concluding with our own opinion.
In guided reading, we have been reading 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.
In Maths, we began the term with place value, looking at writing numbers up to 1000 000 in digits and words, comparing numbers and rounding. We have been using our place value counters to represent different numbers and help us a great deal in our learning.
Next we will go on to learn about addition and subtraction within 1000 000.
In Science, we are focusing on forces this term and have had amazing fun - as well as lots of learning - carrying out a variety of experiments. We have learnt that forces can make things move, change speed, change their direction or change their shape. These photographs show our rocket experiment, where we were investigating if the volume of water in the canister affects the time it takes to explode. In this experiment we learnt that:
The tablet is a bicarbonate and acid mixture. The bicarbonate reacts with the acid to produce carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 fills the space in the canister. As more CO2 is produced, the pressure increases inside the canister. The pressure is suddenly enough to overcome the friction between the lid and the canister. The lid pops off. The liquid and gas escapes rapidly which produces thrust and the canister launches into the air.
Gravity takes over so the canister falls.
This is our egg experiment, the egg was too big to fit into the conical jar, so we put three candles in the egg, lit them and put the candles inside the jar. The egg then slide into the jar - magic - or rather science. This demonstrated that although gravity is a force that pulls objects down, air resistance is a force that pushes up against it.
We have thoroughly enjoyed creating some fantastic art work. We have made our own Ancient Greek pots out of clay and painted them. We learnt about Ancient Greek theatres and made our own theatre masks using modroc and metallic paint. We have also read the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and created our own labyrinths.
This week we celebrated World Cerebral Palsy Day. We found out more about Cerebral Palsy and created posters about it to help others to know more about it and to be more understanding. We displayed these posters outside our classroom. Take a look on your way past.