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WEEKLY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 24

 

Welcome back Year 5. I hope you all had a lovely half term.😁

 

This week we have been embedding our knowledge on fractions in maths.

 

We have started a new topic - Music. We have been learning about a famous composer - TCHAIKOVSKY who was born in Russia.

 

In English we have been writing our own verse to add to our class poem:- FROM A RAILWAY CARRIAGE BY RL  STEVENSON.

 

'I enjoyed this because we had to think about writing in the same style as RL Stevenson. Once we had finished we had to perform our verses out loud.' Imisi

 

'I enjoyed creating our own verse because we had to think about what we could see and hear while travelling on a train and write it in the same style as the original author.' Obafemi

 

I enjoyed this activity because I had to use my imagination and visualize what could be seen from a train carriage.' Matthew

 

Today in SOS we discussed what it is like to be a refugee.

 

'A refugee is a person that has had to flee from their country because of war or natural disaster.' Elvira

 

'I think that it would be heartbreaking to be a refugee because you have to leave your home and go to another country where you might not understand the language and what is going on around you, even though people are trying to keep you safe.' Cody

 

'If I had to leave my country ASAP I would bring a teddy that my Dad got me because it would remind me of him.' Rosie.

 

 

Next week even more exciting learning!!!😊😊

 

Well done to Imisi and Ella for winning the Achievement of the Week Award for their performance poems.πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

 

 

 

 

 

ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WEEK AWARD - IMISI AND ELLA

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Thursday 8th February 24

 

Year 5 have REALLY enjoyed the topics covered this term especially Forces in science and The Tudors in History.

 

'I have enjoyed learning about the Tudors so far because I understand the meaning of the English Reformation and who Thomas Cromwell was.' Anthony

 

'I enjoyed our topic on Forces because I now know the difference between friction, air resistance, water resistance and gravity - which are all different types of forces.' Obafemi

 

'We all enjoyed carrying out our science investigations as well as comparing and discussing the different results.' ALL OF YEAR 5

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO ATTENDED       OUR STAY AND LEARN - SAFER INTERNET DAY.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

 

'When you are online you should ONLY play games that are suitable for your age because games that are inappropriate could scare you.' Cody

 

'If you are not sure of anything online ALWAYS TELL A TRUSTED ADULT!' Ella

 

I cannot believe how quickly this half term has FLOWN  by.πŸ›©βœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆ                                                  βœˆβœˆβœˆβœˆπŸ›©πŸ˜πŸ˜

 

                      HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM EVERYONE.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

STAY AND LEARN - FEBRUARY 2024

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 2nd February 24

 

Another great week of learning. Year 5 really enjoyed carrying out their science investigation on forces. (DOES THE SHAPE OF AN OBJECT AFFECT THE SPEED AT WHICH IT FALLS?) For the investigation, Year 5 used bubble wrap, crumpled paper, flat A4 paper, shuttlecock, tin foil, a dodge ball, bean bag, holey ball and a tennis ball. They also used stop watches to time the speed at which each object fell.

 

'Before the investigation, I thought that the tennis ball would fall the quickest because of its shape and weight but the shuttlecock fell the quickest because it is aerodynamic and its shape led up to a rounded point which helped it to travel through the air more quickly.' Obafemi

 

'In our group we found that the slowest object was the foil paper because instead of falling straight down, it floated through the air and then landed. I had thought the A4  paper would be the slowest because it is lighter than the foil paper.' Imisi

 

We have started part 2 of the Tudors (HENRY VIII AND THE REFORMATION)

 

'I have enjoyed learning about Henry VIII and his six wives. I now know the order of the six wives and marriages. 

1. Catherine of Aragon (divorced)

2. Anne Boleyn  (beheaded)

3. Jane Seymour (died)

4. Anne of Cleeves (divorced)

5. Catherine Howard (beheaded)

6. Katherine Parr (survived).

On the way to school this morning I challenged my Mum to see if she could name all six wives. She was able to name four but needed a little bit of help with the last two wives. I was very proud that I was able to help her with the two she could not remember.' Cody😊

 

'I enjoyed learning about Henry's six wives and the reasons why he married each of them. For example he wanted a male heir to carry on the Tudor dynasty. He married his last wife - Katherine Parr - because he was ill and he needed someone to look after him.' AJπŸ˜„

 

'Henry married Anne of Cleeves for political reasons to form an alliance with Germany but after 6 months he found this not to his advantage anymore and so he divorced her. I think she was lucky not to lose her head!' Maxim

 

On Wednesday we visited our local library.

 

'I really enjoyed going to the library because the book I chose (DORK DIARIES -SKATING SENSATION) is very funny. If you have a good sense of humour, this would be a good book to read.' Fatmata

 

'The book I chose (PAX) is really interesting so far. The main characters is a boy called Peter and a fox called Pax. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals.' Rosie

 

During our RHED session we discussed RELATIONSHIPS. There are many different types - some we enjoy more than others eg, family relationships/school relationships etc.

 

'I really enjoyed our session because it made me think about the different types of relationships I have and how they make me feel.' NathanielπŸ˜„

 

'I really enjoyed learning about relationships because I now know that a relationship is a connection between two or more people. A happy relationship for me is when my sister helps me with certain things I find difficult.' Ella😊

 

Today we discussed Article 23 (children with disabilities) in RRS.

 

A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide free care and assistance to children with disabilities.

 

'I agree with this article because ALL children with a disability or not should be treated the same and have the same opportunities.' Elvira

 

'I enjoyed the session and agree with the article because children with disabilities should be treated the same because all of us are equal.' Anthony

 

We look forward to even more learning next week.πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

 

 

 

SCIENCE INVESTIGATION

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 26th January 24

 

Another positive week of learning. Year 5 have continued to improve their skills and embed their learning in converting metric units of measures.

 

'The metric units of measures homework helped me to understand and improve my skills in this area.' Cody

 

'I enjoyed working on Maths  Concept Cartoons because I had to solve the problem first then using written reasoning explain why different children's statements were wrong or right.' Terrence

 

'I enjoyed finding the difference between different amounts using cubes. I have improved in counting accurately. I am very proud of myself.' Chloe

 

'In my group we had fun measuring length and height in cms and recording it in our books.'  Amelie

 

Year 5 have enjoyed working on, improving and performing their class poem (From a railway carriage by Louis Stephenson.

 

'I enjoyed reciting our poem because I have to focus on keeping a constant pace when saying my lines. At first it was difficult but now I find it more easier.' Riley

 

'I liked how we recited the poem to make it sound like a train travelling on the railway.' Fatmata

 

'I have enjoyed practicing lots of different ways on how to recite the poem. I think Mr Stephenson would be very impressed.' Obafemi

 

I really enjoyed how we split the class in half and each half recited different lines within the verses.' Elvira

 

We have continued to discuss and promote READING FOR PLEASURE.

 

'I think reading for pleasure is very important because it can help improve your word vocabulary.'  Fatmata

 

'Reading for pleasure inspires me to come up with ideas to write my own stories.' Imisi

 

'I am very happy that we have the opportunity to read for pleasure.' Ella

 

We are continuing to learn more about FORCES in science.

 

'I now know that air resistance is a force that slows objects down as they are falling towards the ground., eg sky divers use parachutes to slow themselves down.' Emmanuel

 

'Water resistance is a type of force that can help you move through water more easily. The shape of an object can affect the way it moves through water for example fish have long, pointy oval shapes - this helps them swim through water better than a wide, rectangular shape. Nathaniel/Cody

 

Next week even more learning in Year 5.

 

 

 

 

MEASURES AND COUNTING

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 19th January 24

 

Year 5 have had a fantastic week 😊😊😊.

 

We have enjoyed learning about MC Escher who was a Dutch geographical designer who used mathematical patterns to create art, eg tessellations and optical illusions.

 

Year 5 used their own shapes to create their own tessellation inspired by M C Escher.

 

'I had to really think about how to position my shape without leaving any gaps to create a tessellation.' Lase

 

'Next time I need to think about making more of a pattern when shading in my shapes.' Imisi

 

Year 5 have been working on and improving their skills in maths - converting metric measures.

 

'I really enjoyed learning the method of how to convert measures eg., mm to cms and ml etc.' Emmanuel

 

'I enjoyed our practical maths session because I could see the different measures in real life eg., what 250 ml looks like instead of just being numbers on a page.' Cody

 

'I enjoyed our practical session using the scales because I have now learnt how to read the different increments on a scale.' Matthew

 

'I liked our maths session because I found it really hard to use weighing scales, I didn't understand what the increments really meant. Now I feel more confident in reading scales.' Fatmata

 

We have started a new topic in science - Forces.

 

'I have learnt that a force can be a push or pull, it can change an object's speed,  direction and shape.' Anthony

 

'We measure a push force in Newtons (N).' Amelie

 

'I enjoyed using Newton meters to measure the amount of force used to pull an object.' Rylee

 

'I now know that low friction means when two surfaces can pass against each other easily and high friction is when it is more difficult for two surfaces to pass against each other. An example of low friction is when a ski board is sliding along on snow. An example of high friction is dragging a chair against a gravel surface.' Maxim

 

Year 5 continue to enjoy READING FOR PLEASURE.

 

'I think we are very lucky that we are given the time to choose a book that we want to read and not just for comprehension.' Elvira

 

'I like that we have a choice to pick what genre we want to read but we are also  encouraged to read other genres as well, this can help us become more open minded to new stories, being able to write our own creative stories and help to improve our imagination.' Cody/Alba

 

Next week even more exciting learning.😊😊

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECYCLED PAPER TO CREATE A TESSELLATION INSPIRED BY M C ESCHER

PRACTICAL SESSION IN MATHS - MEASURES

SCIENCE - USING NEWTON METERS TO MEASURE A FORCE

PE - DIFFERENT WAYS OF TRAVELLING AROUND THE HALL/BALANCING

PE - PERFORMING IN UNISON

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WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 12th January 24

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!😊😊😊😊😊

 

Welcome back Year 5 to a new term and a NEW YEAR!!!!!!

 

Just a few reminders remember to check Google Classroom for spellings and information about homework.

 

Check on Reading Eggs for English and Mathletics for maths homework as well to practice concepts taught in class.

 

Some of the topics we will be covering this term are:

Measures, perimeter/area, volume and angles - Maths

MC Escher - Art

Forces - Science

Gymnastics - PE

Henry VIII (The Tudors) - History.

 

We look forward to lots of brilliant learning in Year 5.

 

Well done to Year 5 for achieving THE GREEN CLASS OF THE WEEK AWARD!!😊😊😊😊

 

Well done to Kaleel and Mark for both winning the Writer of the Week AwardπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

 

 

SHARED WRITER OF THE WEEK AWARD

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

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*********************** YEAR 5 ENJOYING THEIR CLASS CHRISTMAS PARTYπŸ˜„πŸ˜**************************************************

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 15th December 23

 

We have had a really fun filled week!!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„We have moved on in our maths and are now working on converting improper fractions to mixed fractions and vice versa.

 

'Some of us have been improving our skills  in reasoning and problem solving too.

'I really found it exciting and interesting to take part in maths reasoning and discussing the questions in depth.' Obafemi😊😊

 

'I enjoyed learning how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions. I now know that I have to be secure in my knowledge of times tables in order to carry out this task.' Emmanuel😊

 

On Tuesday afternoon we finally had our Christmas Sing-a-long!!!!!🎡🎢🎢

A big thank you to all the parents who came and had fun joining in with the songs.πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

 

'I really enjoyed the Sing-a-long because my Mum came and she joined in with the songs too. She really enjoyed herself.' Anthony

 

'I enjoyed the Sing-a-long because my family came to support me and this made me feel really happy.' Tegan

 

'I think the Sing-a-long was really good, even though I was nervous, I decided to not think about that and smile and sing.' Fatmata😊

 

'I enjoyed the Sing-a-long because my Mum, Nan and my aunty all came and they were joining in with the songs too. It made me feel very happy to see them join in.' Charlie

 

On Wednesday we all wore our Christmas jumpers and had Christmas dinner.

 

'I enjoyed Christmas Jumper Day because it reminded us all about Jesus Christ being born at Christmas time.' Amelie

 

'I enjoyed the Christmas dinner because the food was really good and I thank Kirsty (the cook) for cooking it.' Maxim

 

'I enjoyed the Christmas dinner and singing songs in the dinner hall. I liked pulling crackers and telling jokes.' Nathaniel

 

Yesterday CRIBS performed a short play about the Nativity story.

 

'I enjoyed CRIBS because it told the story of the birth of Jesus and why he is special, some parts even made me laugh.'😁😁😁😁 Imisi

 

'I liked CRIBS because it made me laugh and it explained the true meaning of Christmas.'😊😊😊😊😊Rosie

 

Today we discussed Article 19 (protection from all forms of violence)

 

Governments must do all they can to ensure that all children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.'

 

'In this article abuse can mean when your parents or carer hit or are unkind to you but it sometimes can mean if they use bad words towards you and make you feel depressed.' Cody

 

'I think this article is very important and should be included as one of our Rights because it helps to protect all children from violence.' Lase

 

Today we are all wearing black and white (Newcastle Football team) and are trying to raise money to support our local hospice in memory of Denise Richardson who used to teach at Northwood School.πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

 

Next week we look forward to more learning and our Christmas parties on Monday.πŸ°πŸŽΆπŸŽ„

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELL DONE TO CHLOE FOR WINNING THE MOST IMPROVED AWARD DURING AFTERSCHOOL CLUB

WELL DONE TO RILEY FOR WINNING THE PLAYER OF THE COURSE AWARD

WELL DONE AJ FOR WINNING THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WELL DONE OBAFEMI FOR WINNING THE PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE WEEK AWARD

CRIBS - NATIVITY PLAY

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY/CHRISTMAS DINNER

DISCUSSING ARTICLE 19

BLACK AND WHITE DAY

 

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP  - Friday 8th December 23

 

Another brilliant week of learning. In Maths Year 5 continue to work on fractions (adding and subtracting) and reasoning using fractions.βœ¨βœ¨πŸ˜„

 

'I feel more confident and now know how to convert fractions when there are different denominators.' FatmataπŸ‘πŸ½

 

'I now understand how to add and subtract fractions (with different denominators) and feel more confident.' Matthew😁

 

'I really enjoyed working on my Maths Activity Mat because it helped me understand place value of numbers better. I am very PROUD of myself!!!' AmelieπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨

 

'I now understand that in Fractionland (where fractions liveπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜„) the larger the number of the denominator, the smaller it is for example 1/64 is smaller that 1/12.' Lase😁

 

Year 5 are really enjoying learning more about our topic -  RIVERS. They have been researching some facts about some of the major world rivers.

 

'The Amazon is the second longest river in the world. It is over 6000 km long. It has no bridges because it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo WIDE!!!!!' King

 

'The River Nile is the longest river in the world. It is about 6693 km long. It only has seven bridges. Fun fact - over 5000 years the Egyptians believed that the River Nile was a gift from the gods.' Maxim

 

'I have learnt that the  River Nile flows into ten countries. They are Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia and Egypt.' Jadesola

 

'I have learnt that the source of the River Ganges is in the Bay of Bengal and it has eight tributaries.' Imisi

 

Our Christmas Singalong is really coming together now and we cannot wait to share it with you.🎢🎼🎡

 

 

 

 

YEAR 5 VISUALISING THE DEPTH OF THE RIVER NILE/SHARING RESEARCH INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMAZON RIVER

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 1st December 23

 

A great week of learning. We are continuing on with our topic - RIVERS. Year 5 have had lots of fun composing and performing a piece of music that represents the journey of  a river. They used lots of different instruments to represent the many stages of a river's journey.

 

'We used the sound of wooden scrapers to show how the river meets the sea and eventually is the sea. It was a very slow and calm sound.' Cody, King

 

'We played a small drum to show the change in the current of the river. We imagined the river swirling and getting faster and faster. Anthony, Alba, Daniel.

 

'We used bells, tambourines, wooden beaters shakers and boom-whackers to represent the eroding, transporting and depositing (small rocks and boulders, pebbles, twigs) of the river bank.' George, Lase, Amelie, Mark, Ella, Imisi, Fatmata, AJ, Charlie, Chloe, Nathaniel

 

'We used rain shakers (slowly shaken side to side) to represent the meandering of a river and the falling of water in waterfalls.' Rosie, Tegan, Terrence, Maxim

 

'Our group used xylophones to show the source of a river and its tributaries. We started with one sound and added multiple sounds to show the build up of a river.' Obafemi, Matthew, Jadesola, Elvira, Emmanuel.

 

We had lots of fun decorating our funky gnomes for our Christmas hoops.

Please look out for them when you join us for our Christmas Sing-a-long.

 

We discussed another article in RRS.

 

Article 18 - parental responsibilities; state assistance.

Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their child and should always consider what is best for the child. Governments must help parents by providing services to support them, especially if the child's parents work.

 

'I think this article is very important just like all of the others because if children's

parents are at work it is important that they have someone to look after them like  registered child minders so that they are safe.' Fatmata

 

'This article is important because a parent's responsibility is to teach their child about the good and bad in the world and this can help the child with their understanding of the world around them.' Obafemi

 

Next week even more learning.βœ¨πŸ“šβœ¨πŸ“š

 

 

MUSIC - JOURNEY OF A RIVER COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY YEAR 5

Can you hear how the music changes starting with the source (beginning of the river) when tributaries (smaller rivers and streams) join the main river, the change in current and the erosion of the river bank to where it finally meets the sea?

YEAR 5 COMPLETED FUNKY GNOMES FOR OUR CHRISTMAS HOOPS USING RECYCLED MATERIALS

GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON ARTICLE 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 24th November 23

 

We have had another great week of learning.

 

On Tuesday we had STAY AND LEARN. Once again a massive thank you to all the parents that attended and took part. 😊😊😊✨✨✨

 

In Stay and Learn we were talking about reading for pleasure and where we enjoy

reading. We also took part in an activity where we had to listen to a short story and write down or draw the main facts from the story and the characters' feelings. We did not see the book cover or any of the pages. We had to really listen and focus on the story. After we had done this we then had a look at the actual book.

 

'I really enjoyed Stay and Learn because I enjoyed having to listen, visualize  and draw pictures of what was happening in the story.' Charlie

 

'I enjoyed Stay and Learn because I think it is really important that we had the chance to use our imagination to think hard about what the characters looked like and what they were doing in the story and if they matched up with the pictures in the book.' Elvira

 

'I liked discussing and completing the word search with my Mum during Stay and Learn.' Rylee

 

I enjoyed drawing the different emotions that Beatrice (the main character) went through in the story.' Rosie

 

We have started Dance in PE, we performed The Battle of Bosworth to a piece of music.

 

'I enjoyed Dance this week because we had to stay in sync with the music to a count of eight and think about how we were going to move to show the different stages of the battle.' AJ

 

This week I enjoyed Dance because I was not very confident at staying in time to a beat but now after lots of practice I feel more confident.' Alba😊

 

'I enjoyed Dance because we had to make up different movements for a battle sequence in time to the music.' Imisi

 

'I enjoyed PE this week because it helped me to improve my timing in music.' Amelie

 

We had a great session in music. We had to produce a piece of music that represents the journey of a river - this is based on our topic.

 

'I really enjoyed music this week because when we were using our instruments we had to think about pace - how fast and how slow we played our instruments to show the movement of the river.' Obafemi

 

'I enjoyed music this week because we all had to work together to create a piece of a music that showed the journey of a river from the source to the mouth where it meets the sea.' Fatmata

 

In English we have continued writing and editing our story - The Watchers. Some children have come up with some really good ideas on the main character and what she could be doing in their story.

 

Next week even more learning.πŸ“šπŸ“š

 

 

STAY AND LEARN, CREATIVE DANCE (THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH) IN PE

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 17th November 23

 

ASSESSMENT WEEK!!!!!!πŸ–βœ

 

We have also started a new topic in Geography - RIVERS.

 

'I have learnt that the word MEANDER means a bend or curve in a river.' King

 

'I now know that the river that runs through London is called the RIVER THAMES.' Tegan

 

'Source means where a river starts and the mouth means where a river meets the sea.' Kaleel and Rosie

 

'I now know that the word TRIBUTARY means where smaller rivers or streams join a bigger river.' Charlie

 

'EROSION is when a river wears away the sides of the river bank.' Obafemi

 

In English we are improving our creative writing skills to plan a short story based on a picture called THE WATCHERS - more information to come next week.

 

All the children in Northwood are taking part to design posters to encourage ALL road users to keep the children safe. The winning posters will be displayed on the roundabout for everyone to see.😊😊 Year 5 are really excited about this.

 

Our school has been chosen to help to plan, improve and design our local park for the community. Every child in the school have had the opportunity to vote on their favourite layout that will be featured in the new park.😊😊😊😊 Year 5 are just as excited about this as well.✨✨

 

New week even more learning!!!!!!πŸ“šπŸ“šβœ¨βœ¨βœ¨

 

 

GLOCKENSPIELS, DISCUSSING ARTICLE 16 (RIGHT TO PRIVACY), IMPROVING OUR MAP SKILLS USING AN ATLAS IN GEOGRAPHY

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 10th November 23

 

We have had a brilliant week!!!!

 

On Tuesday we had a fire safety workshop where we learnt about keeping ourselves and others safe - PREVENTION, DETECTION AND FIRE ESCAPE PLAN.

 

'I really enjoyed the workshop because I was able to go home and discuss how to stay safe and prevent fires in the home with my Mum.' Ella

 

'I learnt a safer way on how to get down the stairs if there was a fire at home. You have to sit down on your bottom and stabilize yourself with your hands and feet and bump down the stairs. There is more oxygen lower down than towards the ceiling. More people die from inhaling smoke than burning in a fire.' Cody

 

'Another way to check for fire is to use the back of your hand to feel the door handle. If it is hot there is a fire outside your door so do not open it. You can roll a jacket, towel or bedding and place along the bottom of the door - this helps to stop the smoke from getting into the room. Next go to the window and shout FIRE!' Lase

 

'I learnt in the workshop that you shouldn't put your mobile phone under your pillow while it is charging overnight because it gets very hot and it could explode and cause a fire.' Fatmata

 

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On Wednesday we went to the library and chose new books. πŸ“šπŸ“š

 

On Thursday we had another workshop - GROWING AGAINST VIOLENCE (GAV).

 

'I enjoyed learning how people create apps to draw us in and grab our attention eg., seeing a short advert for a new game and you end up spending more time playing the game than you should be.' Obafemi

 

'I think the workshop was really important because we talked about having 'friends' on the internet that you don't really know. Is it really safe?' Imisi

 

'I really enjoyed the workshop because we discussed how many people (especially young adults and children) lie about their age so they can access particular apps. Age restriction is there to keep us all safe.' Tegan

 

We have started our topic - THE TUDORS part 1 and how they came to rule.πŸ“š

 

'The Tudor dynasty started because Henry Tudor beat Richard III in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.' Maxim

 

'I now know that the War of the Roses was between the House of York which had a white rose and the House of Lancaster which had a red rose. The war between the two houses lasted for at least thirty years. After the Battle of Bosworth Henry VII married Elizabeth of York and combined the two roses together to form the TUDOR ROSE to bring peace to both families.' Elvira

 

'I really enjoyed discussing and drawing the timeline because it helped me to understand where in British history the Tudors started their reign and when it ended.' Amelie.

 

Today we had a two minute silence in school to remember all the people who have fought and died in wars to give us all a better life.

 

 

 

Next week even more learning.πŸ€—πŸ€—

 

FIRE SAFETY AND GROWING AGAINST VIOLENCE (GAV) WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

 

Weekly Round Up - Friday 3rd November 23

 

Welcome back Year 5 I hope you had a lovely half term.  Just a few reminders:

 

Spellings are on Google Classroom

Remember to check Mathletics for Maths homework

Reading Eggs for English homework.

 

Homework needs to be completed by the following Friday.

 

PE is on Wednesday so make sure you have your kit in school.

 

Some of the topics we will be covering this term are:

 

Maths -  lots of work on fractions (comparing, adding, subtracting, converting)

History - The Tudors (part 1)

Science - Forces

Music - Singing, adapting and performing.πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Thursday 19th October 23

 

This is our final week for this half term - it has gone by so quickly!!!

 

A MASSIVE THANK YOU  to all the parents who came into school and took part in STAY AND LEARN on Tuesday. We discussed reading for pleasure and accessing books online as well as the importance of BLACK HISTORY MONTH and why it is celebrated. As part of reading for pleasure all the children and parents took part in performance poetry.πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

 

'I really enjoyed our Stay and Learn because we all took part in reciting a poem which involved a Rapping Granny.' Daniel

 

'To make our performance poem interesting to watch we had to take note of the rhythm and pace of the poem. I liked practicing the poem with my family.' Amelia

 

'I enjoyed learning about Black History because I have learnt about the many women who have done great things to help other people eg., Mary Seacole who help British soldiers on the battlefield.' Alba

 

'I enjoyed reciting the poem with my Nan and friends. It was good fun.' Riley

 

Year 5 have worked really hard this term to improve and increase their learning.

 

'I feel like I have improved on how I can now write an answer more clearly and fully in comprehension.' Obafemi βœπŸ‘πŸ½

 

'I think I have really improved in maths especially short division. I am more confident because I understand and can use the method. Elvira😊

 

'I think I have improved in using all four operations in maths and I feel that I can work with bigger numbers now. Cody😊

 

                           HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP  Friday 13th October 23

 

Another week of learning. On Tuesday it was HELLO YELLOW DAY which is World Mental Health Day. We supported this by wearing something yellow.

 

'I feel proud that I was able to wear yellow and give a small contribution to support this important matter.' Amelie

 

''Hello Yellow Day for me is helping charities to keep going and make people aware of mental health problems in adults and children.' Daniel

 

'I am proud that I was able to support World Mental Health Day by wearing something yellow and making a donation to help others.' Tegan

 

This week we have been working on using descriptive language in our creative writing.

 

'I enjoyed English this week because I had to imagine I was a butterfly and write in first person. I had to really imagine and think about what I could see, touch, hear, taste and smell. I found it fun and relaxing.' Obafemi

 

'I feel like I have improved on using descriptive words in my writing because we discussed how to use more interesting words using a thesaurus so the reader would enjoy my writing.' Imisi

 

In maths we are working on solving problems using division.

 

'I enjoyed maths this week because I feel that I now know how to divide confidently with remainders.' Elvira

 

'I am happy that I now understand how to divide using the correct method.' Nathaniel

 

'At first I really didn't understand how to divide but now I am becoming more confident at dividing and feel like I am making good progress.' George😊

 

Today we have discussed Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion).

 

'I think it is wrong for anyone to force someone to change their religion if they don't want to. Everyone should be able to practise their own religion without being forced to change.' Lase

 

'I think this article is important because it allows people to believe and practise their own religion as long as it doesn't affect others.' Fatama

 

Next week is our last week before half term!!!! We look forward to even more learning.πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ€—

 

HELLO YELLOW (Mental Awareness Day) OCTBER 2023

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP  Friday 6th October 23

 

We have had another great week of learning. On Wednesday we visited our new local library.

 

 

'I really enjoyed visiting the library because I like reading for pleasure and I was able to look through lots of different books before choosing one to read.' Matthew

 

'I enjoyed visiting the library because I LOVE reading especially when I get home from school. I usually read fiction but I picked a non fiction book from the library. (Unlocking the universe by Stephen & Lucy Hawking)' Rosie

 

'I have never been to a library before so I really enjoyed the visit. There were lots of books to choose from so I found it hard to pick one. In the end I  found a fiction book called Marv and the Mega Robot, I'm really finding it exciting so far.' Imisi

 

'In the library there were many interesting books that could help learn some new words. The book I chose is called Bad Nana.' Tegan

 

In English we have started to use VIPERS (Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise). We worked on a letter called Mr Gladstone using VIPERS. 

 

'I found it helpful having the letters next to the questions because it helped me understand the type of question I had to answer. R = Retrieve - How much does the show cost? I had to read and take the answer straight from the text.' Obafemi

 

Today we have been discussing Article 13 FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

 

'Freedom of Expression  means that you have the right to say, ask and share information safely.' Cody

 

'An example of freedom of expression is sharing information/ideas/pictures of a topic you are enjoying in school online.' Terrence

 

Next week even more learning.πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

YEAR 5 VISIT TO OUR NEW LOCAL LIBRARY

GROUP DISCUSSION - WHAT DO YOU THINK ONLINE SAFETY ACTUALLY MEANS?

WELL DONE GIRLS - MASTER OF TABLES - BRONZE AND GOLD πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP Friday 29th September 23

 

Another week of learning. In maths we have been working on multiplying 4 digits or more by 1 or 2 digits leading into long multiplication.

 

'I found long multiplication very hard at first because I did not know the method but now I feel more confident because I  have been practising and getting used to how to work them out.' Fatmata

 

'I really found long multiplication hard at first because I was getting confused with the method but now I know where and why I need a place value holder in order for the answer to be correct.' Lase😊

 

In PE we were working on fitness and teamwork.

 

'I feel that I have improved in running because at first I wasn't running so fast but as we carried on my speed and confidence got better. I enjoyed the session.' Elvira😊

 

'This week I really enjoyed PE because we played a game that tested our fitness and ability to work as part of a team. I feel like my fitness levels improved and I feel like I got better as team player.' ImisiπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

 

We have now finished our Earth and Space topic in science.

 

'We learnt about the phases of the moon and how the moon reflects light from the sun because it does not have any light of its own. There are eight phases of the moon. It starts with a new moon and ends with a waning crescent.' Obafemi

 

'I now know the names of the eight phases - new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent.' Riley B

 

'I really enjoyed this topic. I now understand that we only see one side of the moon because it does not rotate on its axis. The amount we see depends on how much light it reflects.' Anthony

 

We have continued to learn different transports in Spanish.

 

'I now know that train in Spanish is el tren and car is el coche.' Ella

'Autobus' = bus in Spanish'. King

 

We continued on discussing the importance of rules and the qualities needed to be a good leader.

 

'I think to be a good leader you need to be brave and believe in yourself because you need to tell and show people how to do the right thing.' Amelie

 

'To be a good leader you have to be trustworthy so people know that they can rely on you and feel safe to tell you things.' Daniel

 

Next week even more learning and a visit to our local library!!!!!πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ“š

INDEPENDENT EMBEDDED LEARNING DONE AT HOME - THE PHASES OF THE MOON - TERENCE

GROUP DISCUSSIONS - ARTICLE 12 (respect for the views of the child)

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WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 22nd September 23

 

Another great week of learning!!!😊😊

 

We have been working hard on improving our reasoning skills and how to record them clearly.

 

'I feel like I have improved on answering and proving using written evidence (reasoning) if a calculation is right or wrong.' Imisi

 

'This week I feel like I have improved my skills on how to explain why an answer is incorrect for example when calculating a large number, you cannot subtract 6 from 2 and give the answer as 4, you need to exchange from the next available column.' Fatmata

 

In English we have been discussing and working on using a range of reading skills needed to answer questions from a text.

 

'An example of inference is (Before Amy left her house, she put on her swimming suit, a light blue coat and a yellow straw hat). The question could be (Where do you think Amy is going?) The answer is not written down but you can assume that she could be going to the beach or to the local swimming pool. This shows an understanding of the text.' Alba

 

We are still enjoying our topic Earth and Space.

 

'We have been discussing how we have day and night. The Earth rotates on its axis while orbiting the sun. The side facing the sun is day and the side facing away is night time. It takes 24 hours for the earth to complete a full rotation. It takes 365 days for the Earth to orbit the sun.' Obafemi

 

QUESTION......What if the Earth stopped rotating while orbiting the Sun?

 

'I think the side of the Earth facing Sun would start to get hotter. The plants would die and burn!' Riley

 

'I think on the dark side of the Earth, the plants would die out because they need sunlight to grow and make their own food.' Ella

 

'If there is no sunlight it would get colder because there is no heat.' Lase

 

'The oceans could get colder or hotter and the fish could die out and become extinct.' Rosie

 

'Some seas and oceans may dry up and some may freeze.' Amelie

 

PARENTS AND CARERS what do you think?

 

In RHED we have carried on discussing RULES.

 

'Rules are important because without  them you may not be safe and things will not be fair.' Terrence

 

We also talked about being a leader and being able to admit if you had made a mistake. 

 

'We think you should admit if you made a mistake because it proves that you are honest and can be trusted. The people who you are in charge of will feel safe knowing that they can admit their mistakes too without getting in trouble.' Daniel/King

 

In assembly this week we discussed how to keep children safe and who they can talk to if they are worried about anything. Who do we call?

                        CHILDLINE - 08001111

 

Next week even more learning.😊😊😊

 

 

PRACTISING THE PHONE NUMBER FOR CHILDLINE - 08001111

 

 

WEEKLY ROUND UP - Friday 15th September 23

 

We have had another great week of learning. This week in maths we have been adding numbers with four digits or more using formal written methods.

 

'I really enjoyed maths this week because I feel like I have improved on adding five digits numbers. I am very proud of myself.' Imisi

 

'I enjoyed maths this week because I feel more confident in adding five digits or more correctly.' Daniel

 

'I feel like I have improved on adding up three digits numbers and I feel ready to move onto adding up four digit numbers.' Amelie

 

We have been working on improving our grammar skills (modal verbs).

 

'Modal verbs are words that show the possibility of something happening eg., must, should, might, will.' Emmanuel

 

'An example using a modal verb is - We should get a dog.' Jadesola

 

'Another example is 'I must go to the beach next weekend.' Lase

 

'I really enjoyed playing rounders this week because I feel like I have improved my throwing and catching skills.' King/Matthew

 

'I enjoyed rounders because I was the back stop for my team and I had be ready to get the ball and throw it to first or fourth base as quickly as I could to get the batter out. I had to make very quick decisions.' Obafemi

 

In Rhed we discussed the importance of RULES.

 

'Rules are very important because it makes everything FAIR for everyone.' Charlie

 

'Without rules we wouldn't know how to play games properly.' Terrence

 

'Without rules no one would be safe.' Rosie

 

'I think that without rules at the beach telling you how deep the water is you would not be safe and you could get yourself into trouble.' Alba.

 

Next week we look forward to even more learning!!!😊😊

 

 

MATHS

SCIENCE - EARTH AND SPACE

RHED - RULES - WHY DO WE HAVE RULES? WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

 

 

 

 

laughlaughlaughWELCOME TO YEAR 5

                               AND A BRAND NEW TERMlaughlaughlaughlaugh

 

We look forward to sharing, discussing, practising and working with you all over the coming year.

 

Some of the topics we will be covering this term are:

Science - Earth, Sun & Moon

Maths - Place value, Number, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division

Art - John Constable

Geography - Rivers

 

Wednesday is our PE day so please make sure your PE kits are in school.

 

Remember to log onto Mathletics and Readings Eggs for homework and additional practise.

 

You can find your spellings on Google Classroom.

 

 

Miss Hewitt & Mrs Martin

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Weekly Round Up - Friday 8th September 23

 

A great start to the new term. Year 5 have settled in well and are looking forward to lot of new learning and embedding previous knowledge. 😊

 

'I came into Year 5 feeling a bit nervous but half way through the day I began to feel more happy and excited to be in Year 5.' Cody

 

'This week I have enjoyed finding out about John Constable. John Constable was an English landscape artist who was born in Suffolk in 1776. One of his most famous paintings is called The Haywain.' Imisi

 

'I have enjoyed Year 5 because we have been discussing John Constable and his techniques. First he drew very detailed sketches then he splattered oil paints over his sketch. After that  he used a knife to spread the paint and finally he used the end of a paint brush to scratch in the details.'  Fatmata

 

'I enjoyed sketching and painting our landscape in the style of John Constable using a view-finder. This helped me to focus on one part of the view.' Savannah

 

'I enjoyed PE this week, we were developing our attacking and defending skills in hockey.' Obafemi

 

Next week we look forward to even more learning.😁😁

LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS INSPIRED BY JOHN CONSTABLE

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