In Maths, we have been learning about the types of angles. The children wrote their own songs, raps and poems to help us remember the Angle Family (the types of angles). Take a look at their amazing creations! Miss Landi was blown away by their enthusiasm.
Earth and Space
We have started our Earth and Space learning, using fruit to order the planets from the Sun. We were then excited to find out lots of fun and interesting facts about the planets in our Solar System!
Red Nose Day
The children have loved wearing their red noses today and supporting such a good cause!
British Science Week
Over the past two weeks, Year 5 have been working hard to innovate for the future! We enjoyed learning about all sorts of innovators and we learned a lot about how things have developed through time. Everyone worked fantastically in teams to think of their very own innovation for the future which they designed, created and presented to their classes.
Year 5 have been extremely active today - we all know how important it is to stay active, both for a body and our mind! Here are some pictures of Newton enjoying some of their activity!
Wow! The Year 5 team have been blown away by the strength, determination and motivation all year 5 pupils have shown throughout the last seven weeks - both those learning from home and those in our keyworker bubble. Their teamwork with both class teachers and other year 5 pupils during this challenging time has been outstanding and we could not be more proud. We have seen wonderful examples of creative, thoughtful and interesting pieces of work - all of which showcase the children's appreciation for challenging themselves in their learning. Through our daily Teams well-being calls and messages, we have all been able to continue to support and care for one another. Take a look below at just a small selection of our lockdown superstars and their achievements!
Dear Year 5 Parents and Carers,
A very merry Christmas from the Year 5 Team, and a massive thank you for all the lovely, generous and heartfelt cards and presents. We are so grateful for all the support you have shown us over the last few months, and look forward to reconnecting with you in the New Year. Have a restful and safe festive break.
Our warmest wishes,
Miss Torrance, Miss Beddow, Miss Landi, Miss Sherlock and Mrs Walker.
The Y5 Christmas Countdown
‘Tis the season to be jolly!’ As it is coming up to a busy last week of the Christmas term here are some reminders of what will be happening and when. Parents and Carers can also email class teachers email@example.com with any additional questions.
Crazy Christmas Hair
Last day to take Christmas cards in
Come to school with a crazy design for fun (no donation required)
Cards will be given out next week
P.E. kits as usual
Viking Projects due. We will go over these in class
Email a copy of your completed projects to class teacher
Christmas craft day
Bring in a £1 to school to win a chocolate prize
Make a Christmas party hat in the morning
Christmas party Afternoon
Come to school in your own Christmas party clothes. £1 to parent pay for party contribution.
P.E. Kits as usual
Receive a Christmas treat from Father Christmas
Y5 Token Treat. Pyjama day with Christmas films
Christmas sparkle day
Come to school in your pyjamas (please leave the teddies and blankets at home; we will be cosy enough in school!)
Come to school wearing something sparkly. A badge, bobble, hairband etc (no donation required).
Year 5 have show an exceptional effort showcasing their projects. It looks like everyone had lots of fun in the process and has learned lots! We had a great time showing them all to each other, learning lots more about the Vikings. Many thanks to everyone at home for their support with these projects. Please enjoy looking through the photos of our presentations.
In Hubble, in order to really get into the minds of the character's from the story 'Bling', we enjoyed the drama 'status game' and hot-seating the character of Billy! Well done everyone!
We have been working on how to make our sentences more exciting using expanded noun phrases and with accurate punctuation.
Here is a table that we have looked at to make sure we include all we need in an expanded noun phrase.
Who was the rightful king in 1066?
Year 5 have been looking at the different contenders to the throne after King Edward the Confessor died in 1066. There were four main contenders, Harold Godwineson, William of Normandy, Harald Hadrada and Edgar Aethling, each of which had there own reasons for claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne. The children worked in small groups, focusing on one of the contenders and built a campaign speech to convince others they were the rightful heir!
Christmas SPAG Challenges!
In Hubble, the children were challenges today to create a paragraph using a Christmas related picture prompt. There paragraph had to be made up of 5 sentences, each of which had a specific challenge to include!
For this picture the children had to include:
-Sentence 1: Relative clause
-Sentence 2: Commas to separate items in a list
-Sentence 3: An -ed/-ing starter
-Sentence 4: brackets
-Sentence 5: Fronted time adverbial
Here is Patrick's example!
Who Was Greater?
We have learned about the reign of King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan as Anglo-Saxon Kings. We did a debate with our arguments for who was greater! Who do you think was Greater?
Caitlin's Anglo-Saxon Goddess
The Anglo-Saxons were Pagan (meaning they worshipped many Gods) and we created our own gods and goddesses based on the real Gods that the Anglo-Saxons worshipped. Many of the gods had their own symbols and animals to represent them. Here is Caitlin's goddess 'Grettle' - the goddess of Nature!
When The Vikings Came
We have created our own timelines to show the events in Britain during the time period of the Vikings. The Vikings arrived in 787 AD until they were defeated during the Battle of Hastings in 1066!
This half term in their Fantastic Friday sessions, Newton have been planning and creating their very own Superhero comics! They are getting very creative and letting their imaginations flow - we can't wait to see their finished pieces!
Who was the greater Anglo-Saxon King?
King Alfred The Great OR King Athelstan?
In Hubble, we have been debating who the greatest Anglo-Saxon king was. After weighing up both sides of the argument, the overall majority voted for King Athelstan who was the first king to rule over the whole of England.
Five Newton had a lot of fun investigating water resistance. We found out that objects that are more streamlined, travel through water faster than less streamline-shaped objects.
Fantastic Friday - Modern Art!
In Hawking, we have been looking at modern styles of Art during Fantastic Friday, particularly Picasso's cubism. Here we are in action creating our Picasso-inspired cubism portraits! Stay tuned for the finished result!
We created quizzes based on our learning about the Anglo-Saxon Gods. These were in the style of quiz cards, crosswords or general quiz questions. We had fun testing our friends on their learning!
R.E. - Our Mission Statements
This week in RE the children have been learning about mission statements - identifying religious mission statements and reflecting on what they tell us about specific religious figures and faiths. We then applied this to our very own Springfield mission statement and discussed the ways in which we all put this in to 'action'. To finish off the lesson, the children reflected on their own mission statements - words which help them in their daily life and showcase their own talents and personalities. Take a look at some of our Year 5 mission statements below!
This week Hubble have been investigating the effects of water resistance. We created a number of different shapes using blutac to test in water to see how quickly it sank to the bottom. They discovered the the smoother the shapes surface and the narrower the point travelling downwards, the more streamlined it would be - therefore minimising the impact of water resistance! The wider, flatter shapes took longer to sink because of the increased effect of water resistance. The children worked brilliantly in their groups, logging their results in a shared table. Well done Hubble!
The children are working on instruction writing during their English lessons and enjoyed using a set of instructions to create a lotus flower using paper! They were first given a poor set of instructions which was very difficult to follow, they then tried again with a high quality set of instructions which was much clearer! This highlighted to the children the importance of making their own instructions clear and cohesive.
Anglo-Saxon Homework Projects
Year 5 have been working really hard at home on their Anglo-Saxon projects, showing a fantastic effort to complete a wide range of activities. It looks like everyone had lots of fun in the process. We had a great morning showing them all to each other, learning lots more about the Anglo-Saxons. Many thanks to everyone at home for their support with these projects. Please enjoy looking through the photos of our presentations.
Adding a 'POP' of colour into the classroom. Hubble and Newton have absolutely loved completing their own pop art with inspiration taken particularly from Roy Litcheinstein's comic book style. The children studied the colour wheel before completing these, learning all about primary, secondary and tertiary colours as well as complimentary colours (often used in this style of art).
Black History Month
As a year group, we have been looking at the importance of Black history Month, which takes place every year in the UK in October, and learning all about inspirational and Influential black people from Britain and all over the world. We also discussed the importance of including diversity in all areas of the curriculum all year round as well as during Black History Month.
Miss Beddow's maths group have been very enthusiastic graffiti artists whilst working together to answer place value and addition and subtraction problems - what fabulous teamwork skills !which resulted in some blue tokens being earned!
A huge well done to the children who received praise certificates this week!
There has been plenty of teamwork happening in Hawking this half term with our 'Board Game' Fantastic Friday. The children have been using their chess skills from Y4, as well as their English skills, to challenge each other in games of chess and scrabble!
In PSHE, Hubble have been discussing and celebrating all our amazing differences and unique qualities. The World would be extremely boring if we were all the same!
This week Hawking have been investigating the effects of water resistance. Beginning with a prediction, Hawking used their knowledge of water resistance and streamlining in order to create four different shapes to test in water. They discovered the the smoother the shapes surface, the more streamlined it would be - therefore minimising the impact of water resistance! The children worked brilliantly in their groups, logging their results in a shared table. Well done Hawking!
Hubble have been busy testing the friction of different surfaces in the classroom. We then discussed how results could be presented in different ways such as in a results table and in a bar chart.
This week in our History lessons Year 5 have been studying and analysing Anglo-Saxon artefacts! We discussed as a class the differences between archaeology and historian roles in order to 'dig up' and discover the past. Using their evaluative skills, alongside our understanding of Anglo-Saxon life, the children then began considering the possible uses of each of our artefacts through careful discussion of our Historian questions:
1. What do you think the object is for?
2. Who do you think would have used it?
3. Where was the object found or originally came from?
4. What is it made of?
5. What can it teach us about Anglo-Saxon life?
6. Any other observations?
This week Newton have been focusing on the force of Friction - considering its effect on different materials and surfaces. The children conducted their own experiment in to friction - thinking carefully about variables within their tests - using surfaces around their classroom. They then logged their results within a graph - evaluating their findings in relation to what they had learnt about friction. After careful consideration, and plenty of teamwork, the children found that the smoother the surface, the less friction. Take a look at their experiments and findings below!
We made our own parachutes to test the effects of air resistance. Some teams chose to use different materials, different shapes or different sizes. We found that the larger the parachute, the more air resistance it has. Similarly, when testing different materials, we found that materials with more air inside them (bubble wrap) had more air resistance compared to those with less air (such as card). We showed great teamwork skills!