Y5 STEM Trip - 21st June 2018

Spring 2 Term Learning - 2018

In year 5 we have loved our history topic of Vikings and Anglo Saxons. We made Viking long ships to support the work we have been doing in class. 

In maths we have been focusing on fractions which some of us found difficult to start with but using our growth mind set we continue to challenge ourselves and don’t give up. We are now all much better learners and find solving fraction questions easier. Now we are moving onto area, perimeter and 3D shapes. 

As we have been working so hard we were able to go on a trip to MOD pizza in which we got a tour of the restaurant including the kitchen and learnt about health and safety. Then we got to make our own pizzas just like the professionals.


Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2017

Year 5 have had a busy start to the second half of the term. In P.E. we have been focusing on running skills and our growth mind-set target of not giving up when things get difficult. We put both to good use when we competed in a cross country race.

In RE we have been looking at the Ten Commandments and how they relate to our lives now. We have also gone to visit the local synagogue to learn about how the Jewish community celebrate religious holidays, what they eat and what they do on Shabbat.

We also had our school tip to the science museum where we got to find out more about space, carry out our own experiments and watch a science show. 

Y5 Harry Potter Trip 4th May 2018

Year 5 had a wonderful time at the Harry Potter Studio Tour

Summer 2 Term Learning - 2018

During our art lessons we have been exploring pattern. We used the nature area and other areas of the playground to create Mandala patterns.  A Mandala is a decorative picture which usually includes very complex designs. They start from a central point, created in a cyclical image. The shapes are often geometric. We then carried on the geometric theme when designing and creating string art, looking at how we could create repeating patterns.

This term we have been focusing on life cycles in science. First we looked at the life cycle of plants and how they reproduce in two distinctly different ways. Then we learnt how different animals' life spans effect how long it takes their babies to grow.

In geography we have been exploring a new topic focusing on Yosemite National park. We have learnt where in the world it is using maps and researched how the key aspects of its physical landscape were formed.  We will be moving on to comparing Yosemite National park to a national park in England. 


Summer 1 Term Learning - 2018

This term we had an amazing trip to Harry Potter studios. We learnt how lots of the props were created as well as costumes and cinematic effects. Luckily we also got to try distressing our own fabrics to make it look like our character had been through a battle. To do this we used scissors, wire brushes and fake blood. 

In literacy we are looking at a new story by the author Jeremy Strong. What we have noticed about his stores is that he likes to flip stereotypes on their heads so we created some posters to explain what stereotypes are. 

During our maths lessons we have been looking at angles. We know the four main types and have been discovering how to work out angles on a straight line as well as round a point. We also looked at using protractors to measure angles.

Spring 1 Term Learning - 2018

This term we have been focusing on hockey skills in P.E. We have learnt the key way to hold the stick and how to dribble the ball. Lately we have been working on how to flick the ball; this is a difficult skill to master and some of us have not got there yet but with our growth mind-sets we know we will succeed. 

In literacy we have been focusing on the story Bling and creating our own diary entries as though we were the main character. In maths we are looking at short method for multiplication and division - this builds on our previous knowledge of long method. 

During a workshop on disability awareness, we discovered how other people have to adapt their lives to do certain things but that we are all the same and created as God made us to be. We discovered that we could identify certain objects from touch alone and how it is difficult to express a sentence just using hand gestures. Learning how to operate a wheelchair however, was the activity we enjoyed the most. 


Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2017

In year five we have started to look at the myth of Prometheus and Pandora. To help us remember the story we came up with actions to go with words. In Guided reading we have been focusing on our inference skills and looking at variety of different text types.  During our maths lessons we have been focusing on place value and the number system.