Welcome to Year 5
 

On these pages you will find important information about life in Year 5, including our termly topic sheet, and photos of the Year 5 staff, so you can put a face to the names your child mentions. Please also take the time to visit the Learning in Year 5 page for photos of recent activities and examples of the children's work.

We are on duty on the Key Stage 2 playground after school on Wednesdays. Do catch us if you would like a quick chat, or, if you want to talk in more depth, you can also arrange an appointment by sending in a note, or contacting the school office.


Miss Herbert and Mr Alexander

Topic Overviews

2017-18

Thankyou
Thank you to everyone who managed to come to our Class Assembly! We had a great time rehearsing and performing.
Now onto our new topic: Mountains and Rivers! In Art, we have started looking at using different media to illustrate mountains.

 
 

Ancient Egypt Day
Year Five were buzzing on Tuesday as Ancient Egypt Day 2017 kicked off. Perfectly-winged eyeliner and extravagant headdresses were worn by many – the effort put in by the parents and children really added to the atmosphere. Activities on offer included baking (and tasting) Egyptian snacks, a pyramid building contest, painting hieroglyphics, and weaving papyrus. To end the day, the children prepared and hosted their very own Ancient Egyptian Museum to present the Egyptian Artefacts they had carefully replicated as homework projects. The topic has been a great success and we thank everyone for all their hard work and enthusiasm.

 
 

Mummys
In topic this week, we reenacted the process of mummification, which involves several steps of washing and drying the body, removing the organs to put into canopic jars, stuffing and wrapping with linen and finally decorating with amulets and a death mask.

 
 

Maths
In maths, we have been mastering addition and subtraction by finding as many different ways as possible to represent problems.

 

 

 

Author Visit
Years 4, 5 and 6 were delighted to meet authors Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler who came to school to talk about their new book series ‘Defender of the Realm’,  a fantasy adventure books series for 8-12 year olds . Both guests are Emmy award winning scriptwriters of top children’s shows such as Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go, Peter Rabbit, The Octonauts, Shaun the Sheep and more.
The writers discussed their career as scriptwriters for television and revealed their writing processes.  We were even taught some Norse, a language used by the Vikings, which features  in the book. Afterwards, the children asked thoughtful questions which helped them to gain an insight into an author’s life.

 
 

2016-17

 

Science: Forces
Year 5 have begun their forces work by investigating both friction and water resistance in one week!

Ravi said “The balloon investigation helped us see how much friction each string caused.”

Christina explained “Our investigation was not fair because we didn’t get to test two strings. But it was fair because we kept the length of the string, and lots of other variables, the same.”

Kyle described how the paper boats helped us to investigate water resistance: “it showed us which shape of boat had more water resistance and which had less.”

Sam decided “Ben’s boat was best because it had a bladed hull so it cut through the water.”

How could you investigate another force, like gravity?

 
 
Year 5 Activities Week May 2017
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed Activities Week. They took part in a week of cross curricular activities, which has promoted their team-working, communication and problem solving skills. Some of the activities included: Paralympics games, archery, drama, STOMP workshop, swimming, fire lighting, sushi making and foot golf. Here are a few photos of our best moments!

“Something that made me smile today was Archery” – Jasmine

“My sporting achievement of the day was when I played blindfold football. I really enjoyed it because Jenny and I scored two goals. Also, my team won so I was really happy.” – Zoey

“John Willis inspired me today because he made me realise that anybody can do anything, you shouldn’t judge people by how they look and don’t be mean to people who are different.” – Kyle

 
 

Paired Reading
Year 5 and Year 2 have been enjoying lots of paired reading time recently. It’s wonderful to see new friendships blossoming!

 

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