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smiley Hello and welcome to Year 5’s class page!

 

Weekly routine

Reading

Reading record books are checked every Monday.  Although books are checked on a Monday, children are able to change their reading book once they have finished at any point during the week.

 

Reading reward system

As part of our new reading reward system we expect that your child will read at least 4 times each week.  Those children that have read 4 times in a week will earn a move on their class chart.  Once the children have moved 4 times in total they will earn their first certificate. For each four moves on the chart they will gain another certificate.

Reading Certificates

  • 1st commended reader
  • 2nd bronze reader
  • 3rd silver reader
  • 4th gold reader
  • 5th platinum reader
  • 6th superstar reader
  • 7th champion reader
  • 8th world class reader
  • 9th ultimate bookworm

If your child does not read/bring their book in to school for 2 weeks consecutively, a note from Mrs Collier will be sent home.

 

 

Y5 Reading chart - Where are you on the yellow brick road to success?

Y5 Reading chart - Where are you on the yellow brick road to success? 1

P.E.

Y5 will have P.E. every Monday with Premier sports.  Their second P.E./games lesson will be on a Friday afternoon each week so please ensure that your child has their full kit in school.

 

Music

In Y5, we are very lucky to work alongside Wigan Music Service who provide high quality whole class instrumental teaching.  Our  class will all be taught to play a brass instrument, this will be sent home every Friday and will need to be brought back into school the following Friday.  (So ear plugs at the ready, as to begin with we could be a 'little' out of tune frown  apologies in advance).

 

Homework

Spelling and times table homework will be given out on a Friday by Mr Greaves and will be tested the following Friday.  It is vital that your child spends a little time each night to learn these.

 

Tuck

Tuck money is to be brought to class on Fridays or Mondays and is to be put into Miss Swann’s drop box in an envelope with your child's name on.  The price for milk and toast weekly is £1.75, milk only is £1.15 or toast only 60p.

 

Water bottles

Children are able to bring bottles of still water to drink throughout the day; it would be greatly appreciated if these could be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

 

Thank you for your continued support! 

Miss Swann, Mr Greaves and Mrs Mc Clements

Getting to know our class friends - portraits

Poppy Weaving

On Wednesday 7th September, we practiced our weaving skills producing some poppies to go on to our ‘Wicked’ reading display.  The poppies will be place into the fields, just like they’re described in F. Baum’s classic novel ‘ The Wizard of Oz’.

Fish crafts

Today (Friday 9th September), we have been celebrating our differences.  Each child has created a fish from a recycled bottle or CD, just like the children each is unique and special in its own way.  We hope you like them.

Place Value

This week we have started to learn more about place value.  In today's lesson we worked together to build large numbers using a human place value chart.

Our first brass lesson 16.09.16

Y5's first brass lesson 16.09.16

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Mr Ford, our brass teacher, played a rhythm using his instrument and the children had to repeat the rhythm back using their own instruments. They really enjoyed today's lesson and are looking forward to the next one.

Happy 100th anniversary Roald Dahl

As part of our Roald Dahl celebration day on Friday we read The Twits.  We recreated Mrs Twit's eyeball in the form of cakes and designed some revolting recipes that she could make for Mr Twit.  Keep your eye out for our recipes which will be coming soon smiley

Researching Roald Dahl's life

Assembly song - please try to familiarise yourself with it.

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Y5 class assembly - Roald Dahl theme 20.10.16

Picture 1 Our Anglo-Saxon houses

The Smashing Saxons

During November’s Enrichment Week, Year 5 got ‘stuck’ into learning all about Germany. The children fully enjoyed learning about its proud culture within their morning sessions, whilst managing to delve deeper into some rich history in their afternoon Topic sessions. The children were tasked with furthering their research about the Anglo-Saxons, paying particular attention to their early origins and how they lived, settled and survived. That then took them to Germany’s shores and, more specifically, Anglo-Saxon houses. The children researched, planned and resourced a range of materials, which they then used to create their own Anglo-Saxon house. Here are a few pictures of the 'construction period' - we will have more pictures  when they are complete.

After a week of building, painting, sticking and cutting, Year 5 have finally managed to complete their very own Anglo-Saxon houses and, with a little help from some photo-editing programs, we were able to use the images of the house to create an Anglo-Saxon village.

 

We hope that you enjoy looking at our creations! 

 

Y5 nosmiley

As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them.

As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 1
As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 2
As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 3
As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 4
As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 5
As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 6
As many people fell silent to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous and brave heroes of conflict, Year 5 - along with the rest of the school - watched and discussed a beautiful animation, which helped to capture the meaning behind our poppies and show how it wasn't just human lives that were affected by those events. The 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month - We Will Remember Them. 7

Maths - Investigating factors 02.12.16

Factor investigation 05.12.16

Factor investigation 05.12.16 1 Caidan and Millie's jottings
Factor investigation 05.12.16 2 Mrs Collier's comments
Factor investigation 05.12.16 3 Millie & Caidan proudly showing off their solution
Factor investigation 05.12.16 4 Dylan, Lillie and charlie's findings
Factor investigation 05.12.16 5 Liza and Katy's jottings
Factor investigation 05.12.16 6 Cody and Evie's working out
Factor investigation 05.12.16 7 Cody and Evie's working out
Factor investigation 05.12.16 8 Ruby and Chloe's working out
Factor investigation 05.12.16 9 Dirty Beast team's jottings page 1
Factor investigation 05.12.16 10 Dirty Beast team's jottings page 2

Elf on the Shelf - Day 1

Elf on the Shelf - Day 1 1 Class photo with Jingle before the magic begins
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Elf on the Shelf - Day 1 3 Letter from our elf
Elf on the Shelf - Day 1 4 Jingle was sent with a book and a letter

Elf on the Shelf - Day 2

Elf on the Shelf - Day 2 1 Jingle looking mischievous
Elf on the Shelf - Day 2 2 This morning we found Jingle stuck in Lego.
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Year 5 happily blasted off into their new topic this week, a topic that will see us visiting the very edges of our Solar System. 'Earthlings' will aim to broaden the class' understanding of Earth and Space, and support the children in getting to grips with Earth's surroundings. Keep an eye out for some out-of-this-world work. 3...2...1... We have liftoff!

Today's session saw the children broadening their understanding of how and why we experience both night and day. The children were tasked with creating a short video presentation, in which they had to explain how rotation affects the Earth's exposure to sunlight. Mr G would like to say a meteoric 'WELL DONE' to the children that gave it a go, despite being a little camera shy!

Our latest journey through space saw us arrive at one of the Earth's closest neighbours - and what a tasty pit-stop it was! After learning about the process of night and day within their last session, Year 5 began looking at the different phases of the Moon. The children used Oreos to recreate each phase, scooping out the delicious cream in the process. Take a look below at some of the fascinating information that Y5 discussed, and the diagrams that the children created. Who said that science couldn't be scrumptious, eh?

Year 5 continued their Earthlings topic by looking at the record-breaking achievements of Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian-born astronaut who jumped from a stomach-turning 39 kilometres above the Earth's surface. The children have been learning about his accomplishments and have since gone on to create a newspaper report about his heroics.

Mas Que Nada (slower version)

Mas Que Nada (quicker version)

Today saw Year 5 taking part in their annual Lenten appeal fund raiser. For 30 minutes, the children jumped, bounced, giggled and hula-hooped, as they aimed to gain the highest number of repetitions within a minute. Each hop, skip and jump will be sponsored by family and friends, with all proceeds going to the RNIB and their 'Wear Dots Raise Lots' campaign, which supports people with sight loss. Well done Year 5, YOU DID GREAT!

Inventors and Inventions

 

An experiment to measure how air resistance affects parachutes with different sized surface areas.

                 

Today the children, who have been inspired by the achievements of Felix Baumgartner,  began to build their prototype parachutes in preparation for next week's free-fall. Their task is to produce a parachute that can generate enough 'drag' (a fancy word for air resistance) to decrease the speed of descent, and safely return the container that will be attached to the bottom. To make things more interesting, we will place an egg in the container and aim to return it to Earth with as little damage as possible - we certainly aren't 'yolking' around here!

 

Ultimately, our aim is to enjoy learning about the forces involved, and have a 'smashing' time whilst doing so. Eggs-ellent puns if I do say so my shell-f! frown

Today, Year 5 gave their parachutes the ultimate test, and concluded our 'Air Resistance' Topic with a rather sticky ending. Children applied their understanding of air resistance to produce a parachute that could a safely return an egg to the ground without breaking it. They aimed to produce a parachute with a large enough canopy to slow the descent of the egg and (fingers crossed) return it unharmed. However, as you'll be able to tell by the pictures, some of our parachute designs were less successful than others, and things didn't quite go to plan for some of our budding inventors. But, it must be mentioned that the children had a cracking time putting their creations to the test (with the help of Mr Clark, who braved the wind to help us out - thank you, Sir!)

Investigating the relationship between surface area and water resistance.

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Amazon Adventure - Year 5 began their journey through the Amazon this week, and their first topic will involve getting to grips with the many different life-cycles of shown in animals and plants. The children will be 'growing' their knowledge around a range of things, such as: Amphibians, Mammals, Insects, Fish, Birds and Plants, and aim to understand more about how each of the species develops throughout their own uniquely brilliant life-cycle.

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