We can't believe how fast the last term went and now we are in our final term of Year 5!
Those of us who are going to Whitehall are tremendously excited for next week. We will post about our time when we get home.
This term has got lots of exciting things happening such as; the summer fair, sports day, rewards days, sports presentation, awards ceremony, Year 6 leavers' assembly and transition days into Year 6.
The homework that Year 5 produced this week was of a super-sonic standard, yet again. Thank you for supporting your children. It really does make a difference when they participate in homework.
The children in Year 5 have written the following comments about what they have enjoyed in the year, so far.
In year 5, we have been working on our strength with the Daily Mile. Many of us have benefited from this such as, better pace and also can run or jog a whole mile without walking or stopping. Many of us have become fitter and have been able to enjoy ourselves. It is a 15 minutes break from lessons if you think about it, we come straight back down, change into our school shoes and get back on with lessons and focus better- after having some fresh air.
Year 5 have been sewing South American animals out of felt. We could pick any animal from South America. We spent over a month on it. After we finished sewing it, we sewed their body parts on such as the eyes, mouth and extra features. After we did that, we stuffed it and then sewed the squares together.
Year 5 have discovered this amazing new app called Go Noodle. It also helps us to wake up. Go Noodle is a website which involves both dancing and calming routines. We highly recommend that all of the teachers should try it out for the pupils in their class. There is also a fitness app, a dancing app, you can even learn how to dab. Once we got 2 of our class members, who went to the front of the class, to do a hilariously funny dance. Lots of other schools use this app and take part, if you don’t you should try it out!!!
Happily, the Year 5 class have had some new Crusaders and they are Warren, Summer, Sarah Courtney and Oliver. They all have worked super hard and helped others.
Our Homework Project
Our class are doing a project about anything that will wow Miss Thompson! It has to include Maths and Literacy.
Some of us are making a:
For example, Trinity is making a School Board Game featuring a Wheel of Doom. Jake, however, is making a video of Pokemon and will make people decide which Pokemon will win. Meanwhile, Amy is making a model of the solar system with facts, and a space board game!
P.E Tag Rugby
In P.E we are doing Tag Rugby. We have played some Tag Rugby games to help us to understand tactics.
Wear 5 have been doing a reading tower to see who reads the most. We get beks each time we move up the tower and it’s helping us read.
Soap –A –Hero
The amazing Year 5 pupils have made some wonderful lavender clear and scented soap. It is so wonderful that when you use it will leave your hands smelling like beautiful scented lavender. When you use the soap the lavender will stay inside and the soap will stay super clear. The soap has a brilliant foamy lather.
We made some lovely vegetable soup, which we took home with some bread. Now on to the soup we teamed up into groups of 5 to try and work together to choose which vegetables to put in our super soup.
The Open Centre Derby
In the Open Centre Derby, we had to be respectful to the religions we were learning about. We learned about the Islamic and Sikhs religion. We had some spicy curry at the Sikh temple, we all had loads of fun.
The Rocky Monster Show
This year KS2 have been involved in The Rocky Monster Show. The main characters really made the show 10 X better. As Year 6 have only had narrator parts this year we have had to have most of the main roles. This year we have done the longest play yet - at 1hour and 15 minutes. Also we had lights, smoke machine and sound effects, which really brought the show to life. At the end of our outstanding performance we had a little surprise for all our parents which was The Time Warp dance which the parents and pupils were all a part of and loved.
In the Year 5 classroom, we have had a vegetable election, where we had a vote on who’s vegetable speech was the best. Jessica (who did a fruit) won the competition with the most votes. I am sure most of Year 5 really enjoyed this and we loved hearing the speeches.
Year 5 swimming
We as a year 5 class, have had swimming lessons most Wednesdays, just after dinner. The year 5 class get their bags and go swimming. There were 3 groups, there was top group which Miss Thompson did, middle group and the bottom group. We really enjoyed our sessions, thank you to The Arc swimming centre for letting us use their pools.
We have had a super first half-term. Here is what we have been up to...
Science – we have conducted lots of investigations. We have enjoyed finding out about dissolving and how rust forms.
DT – we did lots of research about different soups - what we like and don’t. We tried a range of vegetables to put into our own vegetable soup recipes.
Literacy – we wrote a LONG story, based upon Michael Morpurgo’s style. We have looked at instructions and have just finished our own gory potion recipe.
Guided Reading – we have been using a new reading scheme, which we enjoy.
Numeracy – we have looked at the four methods and are becoming more secure and confident.
Music – we have been learning to sing ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’. We are sure that Simon Cowell would love our singing!
PE – we have been going swimming and working on improving and perfecting our technique. All of us have seen an improvement on our Daily Mile: times, technique and effort.
French – we have been lucky enough to have a French teacher from Shirebrook Academy to teach us. We will amaze you with our French.
Finally, we have been researching lavender and how to make soap. This is so that we will be ready to sell our wonderful creations. More on this to follow!
Welcome to Year 5!
I hope that you all had a brilliant summer. All of the children have settled in very well into Year 5. We will be keeping this page up-to-date with what we're learning about in class, any brilliant work, sports and any other news.
As always, any questions, put a note in your child's organiser or ask to see me at the end of the day. Thank you for your support,