Ms Connolly welcomes you to Y5.
Mrs Connolly, Mrs Clark and Mrs Ogborne welcome you to year 5.
The children were fascinated to find out more about earthquakes today and I was really impressed with the way they used what they already know about the structure of the earth to reason about why earthquakes occur.
We watched some really sobering film clips of earthquakes around the world and spent time researching facts about tsunamis, shockwaves and the Richter and Mercalli scale.
Next week the children will be writing instructions on how to stay safe in an earthquake.
Once again term has begun with our Mystery Monday (on a Tuesday!!)
When we opened our box this morning, we had a picture of Walt Disney. The children were really excited and immediately began coming up with ideas of what they could do - these ideas included making Disney masks and props; creating their own Disney characters; making flick books; (to demonstrate animation) writing play scripts and creating their own films on the ipads.
By the end of the day all of the children had the opportunity to video their own films and on reflection, they were all impressed with the skill of Walt Disney and other film makers!
Term 5 began with Mystery Monday and as always the children were excited to find out what was in the box and this term our box contained a peacock feather!
The children decided that they could produce fact files about peacocks and decided on subheadings they could research. They enjoyed creating their own peacock feathers using different media including pastels, crayons and tissue paper and finally combined all of their feathers to create their very own peacock. The afternoon ended with the children creating peacock inspired poetry including a peacock rap!
Class 5 had great fun today finding out more about forces.
Our investigation was to find out if objects weigh the same amount in air as in water using newton meters. We began by investigating what would happen if we pushed a balloon into water and soon discovered that water has a push back force (upthrust) This helped the children to make accurate predictions and measurements about the weight of objects in water compared to their weight in air.
Our Spring Term began with 'Wonder Wednesday!'
An orange box appeared in our class and when we opened it we found a boomerang! The children were then given the opportunity to plan their day around the boomerang. The ideas that followed included finding out about places to visit in Australia; researching information about animals that can be found living in Australia; discovering more about the original inhabitants of Australia and learning more about Aboriginal art and recreating their own 'dot' paintings. A good day was had by all!
A very busy Christmas term ended with a thought-provoking Carol Service based on the theme of journeys, where many of the children shared their fabulous empathetic writing; retelling the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem from the view point of Mary, Joseph or the shepherds.
Happy Christmas everyone!
As part of our topic on Invaders and Settlers this term the children completed a Home Learning Projects on 'The mystery of Sutton Hoo'.
This topic really captured the children's imaginations and once again they completed some fabulous posters showing their learning; we had great fun learning from each other as they shared their projects and reflected on what they had done well and were proud of. Well done Class 5!
Our Topic this term is Invaders and Settlers and we have been learning about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Our focus in English has been looking at the story of Beowulf and it's historical context. We have had great fun looking at the role of a hero; making predictions; writing job descriptions and news reports and this work culminated in a fantastic puppet show depicting the first half of the poem Beowulf by Rattlebox Theatre. As well as this the children had a super time taking part in a workshop where they could see first-hand the type of armour worn by Vikings and the weapons and strategies they would have used in battle.
We had a fantastic first week back in Class 5 and the children had great fun designing and creating Anglo-Saxon villages. We were so impressed with the way the children organised themselves; their fabulous creative ideas and the range of resources they bought in from home to bring their ideas alive - although we did have to draw the line at a bag of manure volunteered by one enthusiastic pupil!
Thank you to all the parents who came in to see the villages created - for those of you who were not able to pop in, we hope you enjoy looking at the photographs!
Welcome to Class 5!
Welcome to Class 5's webpage.
Mrs Bryant, Mrs Ogbourne and Miss Bavin welcome you to our Class 5 webpage. Thank you to all those parents who attended our parent meeting this week. Please find our Key Aspects for the year attached.
These are the topics were are covering this year:
Terms 1 and 2 Invaders and Settlers: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Terms 3 and 4 Ancient Mayan civilisation
Terms 5 and 6 - Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Further information about the National Curriculum can be found by clicking here. Please ask Mrs Bryant directly if you require further information about what is covered in this class.
Take a look at what Class 5 got up to in the summer term...
For their expeditionary learning project, Class 5 created e-books to recount a mountain climb in the style of an autobiography. The autobiography entries demonstrate all the details they researched for their mountain as well as being able to describe dramatic events during a mountain climb.
The ebooks are available to download as pdf files and some can be watched as videos below.
Well done Class 5! They are fab ebooks and I am really proud of you all. :)
The children in Class 5 bravely ascended Crook Peak to learn about the contrasting environments and experience a strenuous walk. Reports by the children to follow..
On Thursday 14th January we were lucky enough to have been joined by Adam Royle who works for Airbus and has the very important job of being in charge of two satellites which orbit the Earth. He told us about his job, about the job of satellites and the force of gravity. We go to hold actual pieces of spaceship walls! After his fascinating talk, the children had plenty of questions!
We were delighted to be visited by Dave Oliver from the Rattlebox Theatre Company on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.
The morning started with a Viking storytelling session, where we heard the myth of Mighty Thor and the Magic Hammer, amongst others. Dave Oliver's energetic storytelling inspired us to write our own Viking myths.
After break we learnt about Viking weapons and practised our own Viking attack formation.
Well done Year 5 for climbing up Crook Peak! The summit is 191 metres above sea level and we have beautiful panoramic views all around.
Classes 5 and 6 ran a cake sale competition to help fundraise for a new outdoor classroom this Friday. The children made price lists and posters and even organised a seating area for their customers! Thank you to the parents and carers who brought in the cakes. We nearly sold them all!
Mock General Election | 7th May 2015
During the week of the UK General Election, Class 5 worked together to form their own political parties, write their manifesto and perform their election broadcasts to the class. The parties chose issues ranging from education, environment and health care. The election speeches were very convincing and the Vision party were elected following a class vote.
Keeping Healthy, Keeping Safe Week | 7th February - 13th February 2015
This week the school has been celebrating Keeping Healthy, Keeping Safe Week through different workshops and topics in class. Class 5 have learnt about internet safety as part of Safer Internet Day and had a visit from a PCSO to understand cyberbullying. The Life Education Bus session helped the children recognise assertive behaviours when they feel they are under peer pressure.
Here are some photos of the Chinese Dancing, the Hula Hooping workshops and our visit from the PCSO during Keeping Healthy, Keeping Safe Week.