Welcome to Year 5!
Our Teacher is: Mr Lord
Our Teaching Assistant is: Mrs Oldnall
Week Beginning - Monday 18th September
This week in Year 5 we have:
Conducted some interviews with Mrs Evans and Mr Ross, about the squirrel that was rescued the other week. This is ready for us to use as quotes in our newspaper reports about this incredible event!
Found out that the Shang settled along the Yellow River in China, but had to overcome the issue of flooding. We investigated how they used irrigation as a technique to both limit flood damage to their homes and crops, as well as keep their crops watered. Then, we had a go at making our own irrigation ditches to see if they could help when our main rivers flooded!
Begun to look at different types of materials and some of their properties. We then worked in groups to carry out some tests on different materials. We tested for: permeability, flexibility, magnetism, hardness and whether they were opaque or transparent.
Our class also had the value FAIRNESS to look at this week. We discussed what this meant to us and who in our class had shown this value this week and how.
Week Beginning - Monday 11th September 2023
This week in Maths we have been looking at place value of numbers and challenging ourselves with numbers to 1,000,000 for the first time. The children have shown a fantastic perseverance with their learning and are already making strides with their knowledge.
In RE, we have started to learn about Buddhism by looking at the story of the Buddha and the four sights. This led to use discussing what meditation is and how it can be used to find peace and calm when needed. The class then took part in a guided meditation session, where they created a calm area on the floor using blankets and cushions, before completing the session.
The whole class agreed that we all felt much more at peace after just 5 minutes!
Week Beginning - Monday 4th September 2023
Welcome back Year 5!
We are thrilled to welcome our Year students back to school for a fantastic new term! It's been a long summer break, and we couldn't wait to dive into a year filled with learning, growth, and unforgettable memories.
To kick start our learning back at school this week, we took part in some learning challenges in our groups.
In English, we had to solve some riddles to work out what Year 4 grammar and punctuation we could remember and use in our writing.
In Maths, we had to solve clues, which involved lots of different areas of maths, to find out the missing passcode, so that we could escape the forest.