Year 5 Blog

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Olive School

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Click here to the visit Olive School's website 

Click on the the link to look at our new eTwinning School in Birmingham. We are looking forward to visiting them on Thursday and will share our experiences with you.

Space Camp 2019

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What an adventure we all had last week!

Children arrived and excitedly unpacked their things into their tent.

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Once unpacked, Mrs Goode took the register and told the children which team they were in. Children were split into four teams, Team Aldrin, Team Jemison, Team Peake, Team Ride and Team Armstrong, and then rotated around five activities.

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Children created nebulae pictures using chalks and pastels.

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Looking at the stars with a telescope from Warwick University and then outside using our iPads.

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Moon Rock cakes were very popular!

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We enjoyed designing our own space suits with different NASA logos.

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Mrs Clark and Mrs Cowdery were on hot chocolate duty! We enjoyed a hot chocolate and cookie while watching 'Space Chimps' before bed.

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Some children slept well and they all enjoyed breakfast in the morning before clearing away the tents.

Please Sir, I want some more!

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the classic text of Oliver Twist - we might possibly watch the film but we are focusing on the text which is VERY different.

Looking at how Charles Dickens used dialogue to develop his characters is part of our key focus, although we will also look at the historical aspects of the story as it links nicely with our history topic - how cruel were the Victorians? 

The end goal is to write our own little stories based on Oliver, Fagin and Monks' experiences in the story, ensuring we use dialogue to develop the story and our characters.

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A heartbreaking story

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Year 5 have really enjoyed reading and completing writing activities based on Cherry's expeirences in Zennor. 

We have role played and freeze framed to explore characters emotions, we have looked at the structure of the story, as well as thinking about speech and how that can add to a readers experience and understanding.

Even though it is a heart breaking story, we recommend that everyone read it.

Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll

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Year 5 have been rocking out the last few weeks during our Music lessons! 
Our Rock education started with listening to Livin' on a Prayer. We then thought about the pulse and tapped, stamped and jumped to it. 
Since then we have listened to We Will Rock You by Queen and Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple, each time comparing it to Livin' on a Prayer and deciding which one we preferred and why.
The next stages will to continue to learn more rock songs and even attempt to create  some rock music of our own 

We  will continue rocking for as long as we can! 

Introduction to Year 5

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It has been a great first week back! 

In Year 5 we have thrown ourselves straight into some great work across the curriculum. In English we have started to look at our class poem 'The Highway Man' and polished and published a piece of descriptive writing. Maths has all been about securing our previous place value knowledge ready to be able to work with numbers up to 1 million! We started our History Topic with lots of questions after a box of artefacts was found whilst the new gazebo was being installed.  :-) 

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We all know what is expected from us in Year 5 and are looking forward to the many exciting experiences ahead.

 

Jobs for Year 6

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Year 5 spent some time this afternoon learning about the roles of House Captains and Peer Mediators. We saw the job descriptions and discussed how important it was to be role models in these jobs.

Applications (a short speech) for House Captain need to be ready for sharing on Monday 24th June. Voting will take place on the same afternoon.

Applications (paper copy) for Peer Mediator Monday 1st July.

Application forms and job descriptions can be collected from 5AG.

Get Sporty!

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We have been getting ready for the summer sporting season in Year 5!

With Area Sports just around the corner we started pracising our athletic skills: sprinting, relay, standing jump and throwing.

To add to the fun we had some time playing rounders.

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Rapid Recall Boards!

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In Maths today we got to try out the new Rapid Recall whiteboards that the PTA have bought for the school. These are a super resource to help develop arithmetic skills.

The children had a great time!

Tom's Midnight Garden

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As part of our English this week we have been looking at a clsasic text, Tom's Midnight Garden. We have read a short extract from the text.

Using Box It Up, we have imitated the story, innovated it by changing the setting Tom starts in, and then finally today we have started to invent our own next chapter. Discussing what could be happening next was very exciting as the children took the story in a variety of directions (none of which are even close to the actual story). We will find out tomorrow what really happens to Tom.

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Audio Books!

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Please click here to listen to some audio books! They are a great way to listen to a story together. world book day

A great way to start the day!

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There's no better way to start World Book day then spending some time reading! Year 5 had the pleasure of reading a variety of text to Year 1, who were a wonderful audience.

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We couldn't resist getting a big group photo either! How many of our books characters can you name?

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