Let’s spring into action in 2019!
It may be a relatively short term but it is certainly as busy as ever.
As mathematicians in Class 5, the children will be continuing to develop their mental maths skills including improving their times tables knowledge and speed. Mental and written strategies of the four rules of number will be a key focus again. However, children will also be given opportunities to apply these strategies to solve a variety of measure, fraction and shape mathematical problems
In English the children will be learning how to develop their use of grammar and punctuation (e.g. using commas, brackets and colons). We will cover instructions, broadcastings and poetry. The children will have spellings to learn on a weekly basis from their class teacher Children are also encouraged to read regularly and continue to complete detailed reading journals.
As Scientists, this term this term, children will learn about forces (including gravity, air resistance and friction), levers, pulleys and gears. After half term we shall continue to develop our science skills and knowledge with a focus of Earth and Space- Out of this world!
Our PE sessions are: Monday and Wednesday
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.
For more details about our learning this term, click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
Children in Year 5 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Thursday. Children are still expected to complete a reading journal activity of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.
On Tuesday 13th November, Class 5 had a fantastic visit to Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum. They took part in an Greek Art master class and a Greek Gods workshop. They got the chance to paint using the red figure technique and etch into card to create geometric patterns. In the other workshop they got the chance to act out famous myths by dressing up and using props.
We enjoyed a range of activities for Armistice Day. They have written some superb emotive letters from soldiers, made trench cake and completed a range of art activities.
We have been investigating whether or not butter melting is a reversible or irreversible change.
We have been investigating irreversible reactions in particular acid base reactions.
We are making fantastic progress on our bikes!
Year 5 enjoyed time outside this morning learning how to ride a bike.
In netball we have been learning how to shoot.
In Science, we have been learning how to separate a mixture using: filtration, sieving, magnetism and evaporation.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.
Miss A Laver
Photos from 2017/2018
Class 5 showed off their fantastic PowerPoint quizzes to Class 6. The children have worked hard to create a PowerPoint quiz in pairs, their PowerPoints' were linked to multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
Class 5 had a wonderful day celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. They had light refreshments during the day served by the staff and enjoyed making a commemorative plate. In the afternoon, Class 5 joined Class 4 for a games hour where they played rounder's and British bull dog.
On Thursday 3rd May the Animal Man came into school. We had a fantastic time looking at lots of different animals and learning about their diet, habitat and how to classify them with in the animal kingdom.
World Book Week
For World Book Week, Year 5 emerged their selves in the Asian Culture. We looked at a Japanese and Korean book and animation. Also we learnt about the Japanese method for multiplication and Tangrams. We produced some fantastic pieces of writing looking at inference on a setting and character and ended with a superb diary entry. In addition to the mornings, we also looked at origami and blooms trees in the afternoon.
Chinese New Year 16th February 2018
Year 5 looked at Chinese numbers and did some formal written methods using Chinese numbers. In addition, they investigated Chinese blossom trees and did their own piece of art. They also looked at Chinese New Year Facts.
This week in Science we have been looking into water resistance and the forces that act when a boat moves.
We were also lucky enough to have a Staff Governor Mrs Wadge attend the lesson and take part in a boat race.
Year 5 have been practising their cooking skills at Aldersley!
Week 1 We made apple crumble today.
Week 2 We made pizza bread.
We made delicious, fresh bread. We learnt what is needed to make bread rise, how to kneed and how to glaze the dough to give it a lovely golden look. We have also developed our team work to ensure we wash up after ourselves.
Butter biscuits were on the menu this week - yummy!
Year 5 took part in a NSPCC workshop. We learnt the slogan 'Speak Out Stay Safe'. During the workshop we were asked some tricky questions and we started to think about the right and wrong decisions we can make. We all learnt that abuse is NOT ok and it is NEVER a child's fault.
We have been looking into reversible and irreversible changes in year 5. We have looked at melting butter and mixing vinegar with bicarbonate of soda to see what changes happen.
During Black History month Class 5 researched the life of Rosa Parks. We created fact files about her life.
We have been also been looking at the different parts of a flower. We have labelled them in our books and then dissected a lily to embed our learning.
During class week beginning 6th November we put our pens and pencils down to observe a two munities silence on Friday 10th November.
We also watched The Big First Aid Lessons where we learnt about how to deal with burns and choking!
Class 5 represented Palmers Cross during Young Ambassadors training at Aldersley Leisure Centre. They took part three workshops to help the develop their leadership, ambassadorial and communications skills.