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Angles

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.

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Europe - The children have been having lots of fun using the atlases to develop their geography skills and knowledge. They were able to locate different European countries, find out their capital cities and find natural geographical features such as rivers and mountain ranges.

Swimming - Hubble are so excited to get the opportunity to go swimming after missing out in Y4!

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! 

Escape the room! Science - Properties of Materials

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.

Keeping Active!

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!

Year 5 Lockdown Gallery!

 

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!

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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 year5@springfieldprimary.net with any additional questions.

 

Date

Activity

Details

Friday 11.12

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

Monday 14.12

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

Tuesday 15.12

Christmas craft day

Chocolate tombola

 

Bring in a £1 to school to win a chocolate prize

Wednesday 16.12

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.

Thursday 17.12

P.E. Kits as usual

Christmas treat

 

Receive a Christmas treat from Father Christmas

Friday 18.12

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).

 

Viking Projects

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.

Drama

 

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!

Super SPAG

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.

Here are some of our excellent expanded noun phrases!

5 Hawking's completed Picasso Portraits!

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!

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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!

Happy Christmas Jumper Day!

Optical illusions inspired by Bridget Riley!

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?

Hubble enjoying their fantastic Friday board games!

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!

Comic Creators!

 

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!

Every week, on Worldly Wednesdays, we stretch our minds beyond the classroom to think globally. This week Five Newton thought really carefully about what one thing they would change about the world to make it a better place.

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Together we are a Team! Well done to Dan and Mrs Walker who were Newton's Stars of the Day for their excellent team work.

An important message from Daniel Alves-Rodrigues to support anti-bullying week. What a great analogy!

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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.

Water Resistance

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. 

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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!

Quiz Time!

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!

Year Five are really enjoying their time in the computing suite, learning how to plan a party budget using spreadsheet.

Hubble in their pajamas supporting Children In Need!

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!

Testing Water Resistance

 

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!

Following Instructions

 

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.

Pop Art

 

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.

Graffiti Maths

 

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!

Autumnal Cups!

Praise Certificates

 

A huge well done to the children who received praise certificates this week!

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Fantastic Friday Board Games!

 

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!

Celebrating Differences!

 

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!

A huge well done to the children who received praise certificates this week. Your hardworking, caring nature doesn't go a miss!

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Hubble

Hawking

Testing Water Resistance

 

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!

Testing Friction

 

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.

Graffiti Maths!

Picasso Inspired Portraits!

Anglo-Saxon Artefacts!

 

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?

Some of the artefacts we studied

Hawking take on the role of Historians!

Hubble take on the role of Historians!

Investigating Friction

 

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!

Investigating Air Resistance

 

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!

Hubble - Parachute Investigation!

Newton Investigate Air Resistance!