Year 5 Class - Denise Horton
Year 5 was lucky enough to work with Katie Amps to develop their skills as playground leaders. After brainstorming qualities that they thought would be important for this role, they then had chance to implement these skills. After planning their very own game, they then had chance to teach it to a different group. Thank you Katie for a fantastic afternoon and we look forward to the children implementing these newly developed skills in the future.
Year 5 finished their science topic ‘Earth and Space’ with an exciting day out at Jodrell Bank. In the morning, the class had the opportunity to undertake a range of investigations about gravity, crater sizes and identifying different rock types. After lunch, they took part in a taster ‘astronaut’ training session and practised a few of the skills needed if they wanted to go to outer space.
4th January 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year! We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and we would like to take this opportunity to say a great big thank you for all your kind gifts and messages which you kindly sent in for us. It was greatly appreciated.
English: We are going to work on Legends with Ms Grove focusing on the use of direct speech and connecting adverbials. Mrs Goddard will be writing Tourist leaflets about Alaska, focusing on persuasive language. The quality of the children’s writing has really improved over the course of the year – Well done Year 5 and keep up the good work!
Mathematics: Mrs Goddard will continue her work on securing place value, addition and subtraction. Ms Grove will be continuing her work on multiplication and division. Both of us will include reasoning and mastery questions to ensure a full understanding. Please keep helping your child to learn their times tables- it will greatly help your child. Just a reminder that ‘squeeble’ is a very useful app to help your child achieve instant recall.
Year 5 welcomed Buxton Museum into their classroom and had a fantastic afternoon handling and analysing Roman artefacts.
For our Enterprise project this term, we thought about all the aspects of owning a small craft company. We then produced a prototype Christmas card after which we carefully analysed the product so that we could produce the very best quality. We were really pleased with the end results and enjoyed selling them alongside our pocket money and book stalls.
Year 5 had and amazing time in science, investigating whether different substances dissolve when mixed with water.
We planned the investigation and made sure it was a 'fair test'.
We really enjoyed observing what happened when we mixed different substances with warm water.
We came to the conclusion that not all substances dissolve in warm water.
Years 5 and 6 had a busy Monday afternoon, first of all learning how to make poppies and then teaching the younger year groups their newly taught skill. There was a lovely atmosphere and the children really enjoyed working together. The poppies were then used to make a beautiful Remembrance wreath which is now in the school grounds.
Year 5 had a fantastic Apple Day studying in detail the form and colour tones in apples before reproducing them in pastels. As you can see, they concentrated really hard to produce fantastic results.
As part of their work on forces, Year 5 brought their scooters to school to help them understand Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Using our scooters helped us understand complex vocabulary such as inertia, acceleration and mass. It was lots of fun especially as the weather was so beautiful.
We celebrated Roald Dahl day by using his books as a stimulus to write both book reviews and a potion poem based on the one in George’s Marvellous Medicine. We also used the opportunity to look how William Shakespeare used a similar concept in Macbeth. As you can see, the children looked fantastic in their many and varied costumes.
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