We had a great trip, developing our knowledge about Islam. We visited the Baitul Ikram Mosque in Leicester.
Year 5 had a super morning trying out circus skills!
Our trip to Fosse Meadow
On Monday, Year 5 went on a trip to Fosse meadows. The weather was cloudy but thankfully there was only a drizzle of rain which didn’t stop anyone from having fun! The children (and adults!) all had a super time. A lot of tree climbing took place, followed by playing in the long grass; as you can imagine, football and Frisbee were made particularly interesting! Everyone had a go on some of the climbing equipment whilst we were walking around the meadows, we even tried to balance the whole class on a balance beam although Year 5 don’t appear to balance very well when all together! Further on, we had a chance to climb some more trees, especially when a certain young man accidentally threw a howler up a tree which was shortly followed by football but Mr Newark and George shimmied up the trees and rescue them both! Everyone enjoyed a picnic and a play on the equipment and we finished off with den building in the woods. It was super day out and lots of people will no doubt visit again! Most photos are now on the Year 5 class page.
Making Rice Crispie cakes for the Salvation Army
Some of Year 5 were excited to receive replies from companies they wrote to, persuading them to reduce the amount of plastic which they use.
Year 5 enjoyed meeting the new arrivals.
The children have been getting better at learning the World Map....a little more practise is needed!
Investigating clues to learn about 'inference.'
Creating clay pixies, trolls and fairies and designing their 'gardens!'
Shakespeare Art ~ Pointing a Picture
Science Week ~ Investigating Flight!
Our Trip to the Holocaust Centre
World War II 'Dig for Victory!'
The children have written some fabulous war poems.
Research about Winston Churchill & children presenting his speech
Practical Maths ~ working out perimeter and area
Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Workshop ~ a fantastic session delivered to the children!
Happy New Year & Welcome Back!
We hope that you have had a lovely break and are ready for the Spring Term.
Please remember that your boats are due in the first week back ~ we shall be 'sailing' them!
An example of our 'Blackout Poetry' at the end of WWI week
We've had a fabulous time with art and DT! Everyone began by sketching a dragon eye before considering the colour. Next, we made them out of clay before painting them. They are amazing!
Year 5 enjoy a 'Bubble Run!'
Making 3D biomes to show what we know!
Year 5 enjoy circus skills!
Welcome to Year 5; there will be lots for you to learn and we are looking forward to you coming into our class. There are a few things that I just want to run through so that you can be ready for the term and we can get cracking straight away. You will get lots more information at the beginning of Year 5, such as when we will have PE, swimming and a whole lot more!
Staff in Year 5
Teacher ~ Miss Wyllie
Teaching Assistant (Mornings) ~ Mrs Clarke
RE ~ Mrs Yeomans
French ~ Mrs Ibbitson
Please see the 'Info for Autumn' tab at the top for lots more about the year ahead.
ALL CONTENT BELOW IS YEAR 5 2017 - 2018
Millie performs her poem!
Millie performed at Nuneaton Arts festival at the beginning of May and treated us to an early viewing of her performance! Well done Millie!
Sam, Warren, Lucy & Paige (& 2 of our Year 6 children) ~ winners at the Sportsability competition!
Summer Term 2018
Hopefully we will be able to look forward to a sunny term so we can spend lots of time outside! We've got lots of work to continue with but plenty of other activities to enjoy as well.
Reading ~ our class book this term is, 'The Explorer.'
Geography ~ our geography work this term is all about settlements, land use and use of resources and we'll be combining this with our English work as we investigate plastic pollution.
Science ~ we'll be continuing with out learning about animals and humans...you'll know lots more by the time we've finished!
English ~ we will be completing some research and some persuasive writing and even getting in contact with some large-chain supermarkets to see if we can persuade them to reduce the amount of plastic they use in their packaging. We'll be having a bit of fun as well with some slightly 'out of the box' creative writing....but you'll have to wait and see what that is!
Maths ~ you will continue to become experts with fractions before moving on to learn about decimals. Then we'll move on to working on geometry. Your maths progress has been superb!
'Do not ask me to forget, for I cannot remember.
Do not ask me to forgive - for I cannot.'
Quote from "Hidden Childhood" sculpture by Stanley Bullard at the Holocaust Centre.
19.03.18 ~ Year 5 had a thought-provoking and very reflective day at The Holocaust Centre near Newark. We were able to learn more about life during the 1930s and 1940s under the Nazi regime and were able to empathise with different children who lived during those times. We followed the lives of some survivors who lived through the Holocaust and some children who escaped the atrocities on the 'Kindertransport.' The day made us all feel incredibly lucky for what we have and the lives that we are able to lead.
'Dig for Victory!' Children made amazing WWII gardens and showed them to some of the younger children. Some of them even had real veggies, herbs and flowers growing in them. Lots of parents and family members got involved as well. They really were fab!
Investigating reproduction........in plants!
Year 5 WIN The 'S' Factor with their amazing performance of 'Revolting Children' from the musical, 'Matilda.'
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Lots of Year 5 attended the Cross Country.
I think most of them came to squelch in the mud or rescue worms!
Investigating mechanisms ~ children tested gears, levers and pulleys before creating some of their own, using some of Wallace and Gromit's mechanisms as inspiration!
A visit from Dumbledore ~ our new hairy friend!
Science ~ Investigating Water Resistance
Year 5 made some brilliant boats ~ well done all of you! They were very impressive and your science evaluations were superb......I think we have some boat builders of the future in our class!
The Brilliant Boats......and they ALL floated AND sailed!
Spring Term 2018
Welcome back to school; I hope that you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Under the 'Info for Spring 2018' icon, you will find an overview of what’s to come this term, as well as some information about a few ‘tweaks’ to some areas, such as homework. Below, you will find lots of photos of what the children got up to last term and we’ll keep you up to date with what we do this term as well. Parent ‘help’ packs were sent home last term with every child, if your copy didn’t make it to you, please let me know!
For more information, please see the letter that will come home with your child, or look under the 'Spring' icon.
Christmas homework challenge ~ please see the
'Homework' icon. Will your boat win the race?
29.11.17 ~ Parent Request Follow Up
Following on from lots of requests at parents evening, a 'help' pack has been sent home with each child today to give you more information about what the children have been learning........and to explain lots of the terminology that the children have been using at home ~ such as the WABUBS!
I've also included some information about KS2 writing expectations, English sentence structures, grammar, spelling and punctuation etc. There is also a selection of useful maths materials, such as maths methods which we are using in class, as well as additional information such as Roman Numerals, place value, multiplication grids etc.
If there is anything that I can do to help or support you with your child's learning, then please don't hesitate to send a note in with your child and I'll do my best!
Thanks, Miss W
Investigating Air resistance ~ some interesting parachutes!
Healthy Heart Workshop including a quiz-race and some learning about healthy food choices.
Visitors from Hinckley Council talking to Year 5 about safety and making sensible choices when out and about
The children spent some time reflecting on the character traits they'd like have....
Forest Schools Activity ~ Building hedgehog homes by Samara, Riley, Rowan and Abi
Excitement in Year 5 as the children build the new 'standing desks!'
2017 – 2018
Updated October 2017 ~ Please see 'Info for Autumn 2017' for start of Year 5 info, including staffing, homework, expectations etc.
The children have had a super start to the year and have been busy learning, playing and being sporty!
They began the year as space scientists, exploring the planets and finding out about the Earth spinning on its axis, whilst also travelling around the sun; then they got in a pickle whilst trying to act it out at the same time as having the Moon orbit the Earth ~ thankfully in real life it
doesn’t all crash!
In English, the children have thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.’ Lots of them might even have book 2 on their Christmas list!
They have also been very competitive in English this term. In class, everybody got in on the challenge of reciting I SAW A WABUB at speed (you better ask the children if you’re not sure what it stands for!), with Rowan currently in the lead at around 2 seconds.
Next, 18 children went to the Sports Hall Athletics, where they were fantastically sporty, even if there were a few crashes with the wall. The children were so supportive of each other and there were some super results.
In the last three weeks, times tables have taken over, with fierce competition both in the classroom and online ~ even some of the parents have got involved and it’s been great to see their names lower than the children’s on the leader boards!
Now, with Times Tables Rock Stars, the competition is surely going to get even fiercer……who will be the top of the Year 5 league by Christmas?!
Rockstar Times Tables
Sportshall Athletics October 2017 (More photos in the Sports section of the website)
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