FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 20TH MAY 22
Year 5 have had a good week of learning. Yesterday the whole school wore RED, WHITE AND BLUE to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (70 years of being on the throne).
We watched the Queen's Coronation which was on 2nd June 1953.
'When we watched the Coronation I thought she looked a bit scared because she was quite young and she has lots of duties to carry out.' Harry
'I noticed that during the Coronation there were lots of kings and queens from all over the world. They wore beautiful gowns and lots of sparkling jewellery.'
We made a collage using the outline of the queen's head. We used different pictures that represented all things British (Big Ben, red telephone box, tea etc).
'I enjoyed using different pictures to make my collage.' Ollie
'I enjoyed creating my collage using pictures of British items in the colours of red, white and blue.' David
'I enjoyed discussing the Queen's Mother who was also called Elizabeth. She lived for over a century and she was one of the first members of the royal family to actually smile in public. Zach
I found discussing the Queen's Mother interesting because during the bombing of Buckingham Palace she decided she would not leave Britain, she wanted to stay by her husband's side and show support to the British people. She was very brave.' Kai
Next week is our final week before half term. We look forward to even learning.
CONGRATULATIONS AMELIA - PLAYER OF THE WEEK - GIRLS FOOTBALL
CONGRATULATIONS EMILIA FOR COMING 2ND AND 3RD IN GYMNASTICS
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 13TH MAY 22
We have had another great week of learning.
Year 5 are becoming more and more confident at playing the glockenspiel.
'I feel really good about myself because I can now play a piece of music confidently on the glockenspiel.' Billy
'I feel good because at first I didn't know how to play the glockenspiel and now I feel much better because I know how to hold the beaters correctly and can play a short piece of music.' Louisa
'I enjoyed learning how to play different tunes using various notes.' Abdullah
'I really enjoy learning how to play music on the glockenspiel because at first I found it difficult to play but now I feel more confident in myself.' Ruby
'I found it hard at first because I am left handed and I had to learn how to use my right hand as well to play the notes. I now feel more comfortable using both hands.' Sem
In computing we have been exploring a software called SCRATCH.
'SCRATCH is about coding. Coding is where you can create games and apps using different algorithms.' Jerry
(An algorithm is a process or set of rules a computer uses to make calculations or to solve a problem)
'I had fun exploring SCRATCH and creating a game where I used different codes to make my character move.' Ryan
'I created a swirl game where I used codes to make different characters swirl into different dimensions. I found it a bit hard because I had to make sure the codes were correct otherwise the game would not work.' Deborah
In RHED we have started to discuss what is FAKE NEWS and why it happens.
'I enjoyed RHED because we talked about how to spot FAKE NEWS using pictures. We looked some pictures and had to decide which ones were real and which ones were fake. We then put the real and fake pictures side by side and discussed how we knew the difference.' Kai
'I found it interesting learning about the different things that people put online that are not really true and quickly it gets shared.' Tobi
'We read about a teacher who decided to send an internet safety message on FACEBOOK to find out how quickly the message would be shared. She found out that within two weeks the message had over 2 billion likes! I learnt that you cannot take a message back once it has been sent and how quickly it goes viral.' Jonathan.
Year 5 are looking forward to more learning next week.
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 6TH MAY 22
Year 5 have continued to improve their skills in music (learning the glockenspiel) and their knowledge in science (the life cycle of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds).
This week was the last workshop which focussed on CONFLICT.
'I really enjoyed the drama activity that we did because we had to watch different group's tableaux and guess what the conflict was and how it was solved.' Ruby
I enjoyed the session we were doing because we had to act it out and show emotion using our hands and face.' Harry
'I found it fun doing the tableaux because you had to think about your body movement to match the conflict.' Emilia
Year 5 look forward to another week of learning.😊
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 29TH APRIL 22
This week we have continued working on how we can improve our sending and receiving skills in hockey.
'I enjoyed working on these skills because I felt like I had improved by the end of the session.' Jonathan
'I enjoyed developing and improving these skills in hockey because I had never played hockey before.' Yue
'I found it hard passing the ball to my partner because we had to move at the same time but by the end I became more confident.' Kai
'I found it hard to pass the ball to my partner while travelling up the field at first but I did improve towards the end.' Raj
Year 5 have also enjoyed learning about John Constable.
'John Constable was a landscape artist. He loved to paint the outdoors, he most famous painting is called The Haywain.' Emilia
'I enjoyed painting my own landscape (based on our own area) in the style of John Constable.' Harry
'I learnt that John Constable went to the Royal Academy to study art and he used oil paints instead of water colour.' Louisa
We have started our new science topic - Living things and their habitats.
'Jan Swammerdam was a Dutch biologist who did lots of research on the life cycle of insects.' David & Billy
'Jan Swammerdam proved during the 17th century that caterpillars and butterflies different forms of the same insect.' Alex
Metamorphosis is when living things goes through a complete change and becomes something else such as a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.' Amelia
'I enjoyed learning the life cycles of plants, insects, mammals, amphibians and birds.' Areece
On Wednesday we took part in our second workshop on FRIENDSHIP.
Year 5 had to discuss friendship and what makes a good friend.
'We were given an outline of a hand (which was called a HELPING HAND), we had to write down the names of our most trusted adult in each of the fingers including the thumb. We also wrote down the number of Childline in the palm. I found it interesting because we had to really think about who our most trusted adults are.' Billy.
'I enjoyed discussing what makes a good friend because we had to think hard about why they are a good friend. For example they have to be someone who you can trust and be kind to you.' Ruby
'Learning more about friendships helped me to understand what makes a good friend or not so good a friend and who I can speak to if I am worried.' Malcolm
Next week we look forward to learning even more in Science.
FRIDAY ROUND UP - Friday 22nd April 22
WELCOME BACK EVERYONE, HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT EASTER.
On Wednesday we took part in a workshop about FEELINGS.
'I enjoyed learning about our feelings because it makes me more aware about how the people around me are feeling.' Jonathan.
During the session the children worked in pairs. One child pretended to be clay and their partner was the artist. They had to mould their 'clay' into an emotion.
'I enjoyed learning about how people use facial expressions to show different feelings.' Ruby
'In our session we were learning about different people's feelings and how they express them. For example if someone is stomping, this is a sign that they are angry.' Alex
'I enjoyed learning about the different ways we can calm ourselves down.' Areece.
'I liked when we had to guess people's feelings by looking at their facial expression and body language.' Billy
I liked how we did activities to help us recognise and understand other people's feelings.' Deborah
We learnt that it is ok to be angry or upset.
The THREE STEP RULE IS:-
1. Don't hurt yourself.
2. Don't hurt others.
3. Don't damage property (eg kick a door in, rip a book that is yours or belongs to someone else)
In PE we are working on improving our attacking and defending skills and how to work as a team successfully.
'As the goalkeeper in hockey I found it tricky to keep my eye on the ball all the times because players were trying to score a goal from different directions.' Harry
'I found it challenging when trying to pass the ball to another player on my team because of the defending from the opposite team.' Gracie Mae.
We look forward to improving our knowledge and skills in RE (PLACES OF WORSHIP), MUSIC (GLOCKENSPIEL), ART (JOHN CONSTABLE) AND SCIENCE (LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS).
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 22
Year 5 have learnt lots of new knowledge during the term. We cannot believe how quickly the Spring Term has flown by!!
'I enjoyed learning about the Tudors and the changes that happened during their reign. If Richard III had not fallen off his horse during the Battle of Bosworth, the history of England would be so different today.' Billy
'I found it interesting learning about where our food and clothes come from because I did not know that avocadoes come from Mexico.' Deborah
'I think it's fun learning how to play the glockenspiel because it's interesting to compose and play new notes and form rhythms.' Leighton
'I found out that El Salvador exports fruits and nuts, shrimps and coffee. It is a small country with only one airport.' Louisa
'Did you know that the capital of El Salvador is San Salvador?' Faith
'El Salvador is a very mountainous country with very heavy rainfall.' David
'The last Tudor monarch was Elizabeth I, she never married or had any children to continue on the Tudor reign.' Abdullah
Year 5 have really enjoyed their fitness sessions in PE especially their cardio sessions.
'I enjoyed cardio because I feel like I have improved and can continue on with my exercises for longer.' Jonathan
'After a few sessions I felt more energised to carry on with my day.' Harry
'I enjoyed our PE sessions especially on flexibility because I can tell I have improved. I feel better and I am more active than I used to be.' Raj
We wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER and look forward to the SUMMER TERM!😊
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 18TH MARCH 22
I found out that the reason most people get hurt is because they have not been alerted by a smoke detector. They need to get one installed and test it once a month. Abdulla
I learnt that a normal door can keep a fire out for 20 minutes but a 'Fire Door' can keep the fire out for one whole hour! Emilia
I learnt that a fire needs three elements in-order to start. Heat, Oxygen and Fuel. Jonathan
Fuel can be anything that is flammable such as furniture, curtains, TV's, candles, carpets, beds and sofas. Raj
I learnt that if there is a fire in your house you need to put something under the door to stop the smoke. The smoke can damage your lungs or choke you. Areece
Computing/Music. Composing our own music on the computers using LMMS.
I learnt that the word 'Composing' means to make or write a piece of music. Kai
I enjoyed creating parts of our music based on, ' The Journey of Our Food'. You really needed to think about what was happening during that stage. For example, the trolley transporting the food onto the shop floor, how the wheels might sound. Deborah
It was a bit tricky thinking about what sounds matched. Harry
It was interesting learning how to use LMMS because I discovered new sounds such as the clap. Amelia
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 22
This week in PE we focussed on flexibility.
'I found the flexibility especially hard because at the start of the session I was not very flexible but by the end of the session I had improved my flexibility.' Alex
'I found sitting, stretching and touching my toes challenging because I'm not very flexible at these things but by the end of the session I was able to stretch a bit further.' Dragos
'I enjoyed the session especially when I had to walk and balance on a narrow beam.' Raj.
We also continued our work on Globalisation in Geography.
'The different types of transport we have now has really helped to improve importing and exporting to other countries around the world.' Abdullah.
'Globalisation became even more popular with the invention of railroads and steam ships because these forms of transports were more faster.' Areece.
We had a visitor from GAV (Growing against Violence). Year 5 listened to as well as participated on the good and bad effects of staying online, online gaming, sharing personal information and having so called online 'friends'.
'This session has made me become more aware of the online world of gaming and how it can affect you if you spend too much time online.' Emilia
'I learnt that friends online, might not be the people/person they say they are because you don't know them and you have not met them in real life. You should not share any personal information with them and NEVER EVER, EVER, EVER meet them on your own.' Zach.
Next week even more learning to come.😊😊😊
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 4TH MARCH 22
We have continued to improve our fitness skills in PE. This week we worked on our CARDIO.
'I found the cardio a bit hard because for some of the exercises, we had to really work our legs harder eg., side jumps (jumping side to side over a cone).' Harry.
'It was hard keeping up with the Bench Bunny Jumps continuously because I was getting out of breath quite quickly because I am not used to doing that type of exercise.' Leighton & Darren.
'It was quite challenging doing Burpees because you had to jump up and down to the ground for a certain amount of time. I hope that I will improve over the next couple of weeks.' Emilia
During our Geography topic we learnt about Food Miles and their effect on the environment.
'We found out the meaning of food miles and how long it would take for produce to be imported or exported to other countries.' Louisa
DID YOU KNOW THAT IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 18 000 KILOMETRES FOR LAMB TO BE EXPORTED FROM NEW ZEALAND TO THE UK!
Thursday 3rd March was WORLD BOOK DAY!!!📚📚📚
This year we celebrated 25 years of World Book Day and made our own magical props using recyclable materials.
'I enjoyed creating my own magical scene from a book (Jack & the Beanstalk) because I had to really think about what type of materials I would use.' Yue
'I enjoyed looking at other children's magical creations because I could take inspiration from them to help me create my own in the future.' Christopher
Congratulations to Amelia for winning WRITER OF THE WEEK and to Louisa, Faith, Christopher and Darren for winning Achievement of the Week.😊👍😁
Next week we look forward to even MORE learning.😊👍
WRITER OF THE WEEK👍😊
ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WEEK 👍😊
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 22
Welcome back to second half of the Spring Term.👍
In PE we took part in a Fitness Assessment - this involved cardio, flexibility, strength and stamina. In Week 6 we will do the assessment again to see how well we have improved.
'I found the assessment challenging especially when we had to run continuously for 4 minutes because we couldn't start running really fast otherwise we would run out of energy and become tired quickly.' Ruby
'I found it funny and hard to do the squats correctly because I couldn't stick my bottom out correctly as well as bending my knees at the same time.' Amelia
We were really excited to start learning how to play the Glockenspiel.😁👌
'I found it difficult to hold the mallet (beaters) correctly because there is a specific way of holding them. You have to curl your fingers around the mallet, making sure you are not gripping them too tight or too loose. You also have to have your wrist relaxed in order to play the notes correctly.' Kai
'It was challenging having to play with my left hand because I'm right handed. My left wrist was quite stiff but after a while you get used to it.' Emilia
We are continuing on with our topic Journey of our Food.
'I enjoyed learning about where tea comes from because there are many interesting facts. Did you know that there are more than 3000 types of tea and it takes roughly 2000 tea leaves to make half a kilogram of tea.' Jonathan
'In our group we found out that El Salvador is a small country that exports fruit and nuts, cotton, coffee, sugar and shrimps.' Faith, Louisa & Sem.
Next week - WORLD BOOK DAY!!!!!!😁😁📚
Well done to our PROBLEM SOLVERS OF THE WEEK - Faith and Louisa👍👍😁
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 22
We have had fun this week again in PE (DANCE)
'I enjoyed PE this week because we used what we had learnt about the Battle of Bosworth in History to perform a sequence of exaggerated moves and music.' Raj
'Having dramatic music in PE helped to make the sequence more powerful and real as if we were really on a battlefield.' Louisa
'I liked having to think about using slower movements to emphasise the fighting scene.' Ryan
Tuesday was INTERNET SAFETY DAY👍
Internet Safety Day is very important because it makes us more aware about how to stay safe online.' Amelia
'I enjoyed learning about Internet Safety because we discussed different situations (online gaming, using negative comments and trying to get other users to do the same as well as sharing personal information). In groups we had to decide on what was the right thing to do to keep ourselves safe.' Jonathan
'I think that it is important to see that lots of major companies eg., LEGO, Disney, APPLE, NETFLIX, even football clubs are trying to get the message to everyone that YOU MUST STAY SAFE ONLINE!' Ruby
We have continued to enjoy learning and improving our knowledge especially in History and Science.
I hope everyone has a GREAT HALF TERM😊
FRIDAY ROUNDUP - Friday 4th February 22
We have been finally finished our performance in dance. (SPACE DANCE)😁
'It was fun trying to rotate while orbiting the sun as part of our dance.' Abdullah.
'Although I missed the first session, I enjoyed learning how to use our bodies like asteroids and planets to move through space.' Harry.
We have thoroughly enjoying learning even more about the Tudors this week. We discussed what we thought about Henry VIII being a good or bad king.
'I think Henry VIII was a bad king because he married six times, executed two of them and divorced two of them just because they had failed to produce a male heir.' Jerry
'I think that Henry VIII was a bad king because he beheaded Thomas Cromwell without a trial for treason after he did all the dirty work for him (closed down, demolished, dissolved the monasteries) and found him a wife (Anne of Cleeves).' Areece
'I think Henry VIII was a bad king because he separated the English church from the Roman Catholic church - making many people confused about who they were allowed to worship.' Yue
We started a new science topic - ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS.
'In our new topic I learnt that the word foetus means an unborn young that is still developing in the womb, egg or similar.' Amelia
'I learnt that gestation means the amount of time an organism spends in the womb.' Deborah
Next we look forward to continuing on with our science.😊
FRIDAY ROUNDUP - FRIDAY 28TH JANUARY 22
In maths we have learnt how to find the PERIMETER of rectilinear shapes.
We have continued to build on and improve our Space Dance in PE.
'In our groups we worked on how to show the movement of different planets while orbiting the sun.' Toby
'I enjoyed learning how to exaggerate our bodies to show us orbiting the sun.'
We have had a whale of a time learning even more about the Tudors!!😁
'I learnt that Henry VIII's first wife was Catherine of Aragon who was the widow of his brother, Arthur.' Leighton
'I found out that Jane Seymour was Henry VIII's favourite wife because he actually loved her and they had a son together.' Billy
Next we look forward to more Tudors, Geography and Science!!👌
FRIDAY ROUNDUP - FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 22
We have continued learning about the Tudors (Henry VIII). He was born in Greenwich Palace on 28th June 1491 to Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York.😊
'During his later life, Henry VIII's waistline measure 54 inches (136.17cm). When he died he weighed approximately 400lbs!' Christopher & Jerry
'When Henry VIII was younger he was very athletic, he could play the lute and the harpsicord and he could speak different languages.' Louisa
'During his lifetime Henry VIII increased the size of the Royal Navy so it was a much bigger force.' Billy
We have also enjoyed building on our Space Dance in PE.
'I really enjoyed working on how our planets would move through space once they were formed.' Ruby
'I enjoyed working as part of a group, planning how we would form and move through space using different parts of our body.' Deborah.
'I like learning about how planets form during our PE session.' Zack.
We look forward to learning even more about the Tudors and improving and performing our space dance.👍
FRIDAY ROUNDUP - FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 22
This week we started a new topic in History - THE TUDORS. We have really enjoyed learning about this part of British history.
'The first ever Tudor King was Henry VII'. Amelia
'I enjoyed learning about the Battle of Bosworth and how King Richard III died in the battle and Henry Tudor (Henry VII) became the King of England'. Jerry
'I enjoyed learning about the War of Roses and how the House of Lancaster was represented with a red rose and the House of York was represented with a white rose.' Billy
'I found it interesting to learn that the War of Roses was a civil war that lasted for thirty two years between two branches of the same family.' Abdullah
'We found out that the Tudor Rose is a mixture of the houses (red and white rose)' Tola.
We have started a new dance topic in PE based on SPACE.
'We used our bodies to show how comets and asteroids move through space. It was fun.' Ryan
'I liked how we built up our movements to become a part of a new planet.' Ollie
'I liked how we used our bodies to make different comets and asteroids to make new born planets.' Raj
Next week we will continue on with our PE topic and The Tudors.👍
Well done to Darren, Louisa and Faith for winning the Achievement of the Week😊👍
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 7TH JANUARY 2022 SPRING TERM😁👍
Happy New Year and welcome back everyone. It's good see you are all safe and well.
We have had a good start to the term. This week we have continued to embed our learning in Maths, Geography and Science.
Final Friday Round Up
Friday 17th December 21
We have had a great week!
Monday we watched a short production on the birth of Jesus curtesy of CRIBBS.
Tuesday was Christmas Jumper and Christmas Lunch Day.
Wednesday we had lots of fun at our Christmas Party.
Thursday we wore black and white in memory of our fantastic teacher
Denise Richardson, we all made donations to support the Eleanor Hospice that looked after her.
Friday (today) is our final day at school for 2021.
We wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas and hope to see you all in the New Year.🎄🎄🎄😄😁👍
WEEK FIVE - FRIDAY ROUND UP
Friday 3rd December 21
We have had a creative week designing our Christmas Boxes.
'I enjoyed decorating our Christmas Boxes with lots of GLITTER!' Ryan.
'It was challenging but fun decorating our Christmas Boxes because we had to think about different themes for each side of the box.' Amelia.
'I struggled at first with folding the template in the correct places to form my box but got there in the end. I now understand that it is important to make sure my folds are all sharp and in the right place to form my box.' Jerry.
'I enjoyed using my own materials to decorate my box.' Louisa.
We have finally finished our RHEd discussions on families.
'I enjoyed finding solutions on how a father and son can show they care for each other when the father has to work away from home. One idea is that they could Face Time each other.' Toby.
'It was fun sharing ideas on how we can show we care about our parents. Another idea is we could help more around the house eg., doing the washing-up after dinner.' Areece.
'It was interesting thinking how children/young people can help their grandparents when they are not feeling very well. I think they can visit or phone to make sure they are ok.' Alex.
It's surprising we only have two more weeks left before the big day!
HOW MANY PRESENTS HAVE YOU BOUGHT???
A BIG congratulations to Ollie for winning Achievement of the Week.
YEAR 5 CHRISTMAS BOXES
WEEK FOUR - FRIDAY ROUND UP
FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 21
Stay and Learn.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the parents who attended Stay and Learn on Tuesday.😁😁😁
The theme this time was WELL BEING and MINDFULNESS.
'It was interesting learning about how Lockdown had affected a lot people including adults' Abdullah.
'It was interesting learning about some people didn't have their relatives with them for support, this made them feel very lonely.' Emilia.
'It was fun writing down the things we were grateful for in our Gratitude Jars.' Areece.
'I liked thinking about and writing down the names of people who make me smile/laugh, as well supporting me in different situation.' Ryan.
'I liked learning about well being because it really helped me think about how I can help others when they are not feeling happy.' Louisa.
STAY AND LEARN
WEEK THREE - FRIDAY ROUND UP
FRIDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 21
We started our new science topic - FORCES this week.
'I have enjoyed learning about forces. I now know that friction is a type of force, it can be a push or a pull, change an object's direction or shape.' Amelia
'I have learnt that gravity is a force that keeps us on the ground.' Jerry
'Newton meters are used to measure the amount of force used.' Harry
This week is Anti Bullying Week. The theme this year is ONE KIND WORD.
'I have learnt about different types of bullying.' Sem
'I enjoyed learning about how we can stop the different types of bullying. For example if you are being bullied at school, you can tell an adult and help the person being bullied by saying ONE KIND WORD or showing that you care through your actions.' Billy/Areece
'Bullying is when someone is being very unkind to you but the action is repeated.' Tobi
'We learnt that the different types of bullying are Cyber Bullying, Physical, Social and Verbal.' Dragos, Gracie Mae, Ryan
REMEMBER BULLYING IS NOT OK!!!
In RHed we have continued discussing FAMILY AND PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR US.
'I enjoyed writing a short poem about what family means to me. Ruby/Ryan
'In RHed we also discussed and shared ideas on how to stop disagreements within families.' Louisa
'My family is very important to me.' Malcolm
WHAT DOES FAMILY MEAN TO YOU?
A poem about Family
Well done to Dragos - Problem Solver of the Week
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 21
Year 5 have had a very creative week.
In music we have been focusing on how to keep a steady beat and learn a new song.
'I enjoyed taking part in the musical challenges.' Gracie Mae.
'I liked using different types of instruments.' Zack.
'I enjoyed learning how to play notes ( G & A) on a glockenspiel.' Jerry
'I enjoyed learning the song LIVIN' ON A PRAYER' BY BON JOVI.' Billy/Raj
' I have learnt how to play two notes (G & A) using a xylophone.' Raj.
In art Year have been looking at still life and shading.
'It was fun learning how to shade from light to dark using one pencil.' Deborah.
'In art we learnt how important it is to focus on our compositions when drawing still life. Toby.
'We learnt about an artist called MC Escher who used optical illusions and tessellation in his artwork.' Harry.
Next we look forward to learning about FORCES.
Well done Harry and Leighton - Achievement of the Week Award (Maths)
Well done to Louisa, Darren, Malcolm, Ollie, Sem, Faith, Christopher - PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE WEEK CUP.
AUTUMN TERM 2 WEEK ONE
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 21
It has been a great start to the second half of the Autumn term.
In maths we did Embedded Learning on rounding any number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000. We have also worked on using adverbials of time in our creative writing and how to use prepositions correctly.
'I enjoyed writing my own version of a fairy tale using adverbials of time.' Abdullah.
'Adverbials of time show when and where something happens.' Jonathan.
In our art lessons we have been learning how to draw still life compositions and how to use one pencil to show different depths of shading.
'I enjoyed having the chance to practise how to use shading to show light and dark.' Ruby.
'I learnt that it is really important to focus and keep your head still when you are looking at the shapes you want to draw in still life.' Emilia.
Well done to Year 5 for achieving the Highest Attendance Award for this week (first week back) as well as for ALL of the last half term!!!👏👏👏😄✨✨
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 15TH OCTOBER 21
Another week of learning.
'We used Embedded Learning to test our knowledge of the water cycle. I was happy with how much I remembered.' Areece
'I remembered the word precipitation which means when it rains, hails or snows.' Kai
'I learnt a new phrase (surface run off) which means when rainwater flows back into rivers and seas.' Louisa
'I really enjoyed improving my hand/eye coordination in PE.' Jonathan
'In the lesson I improved my ability to move around while trying to bat a ball without dropping it.' Raj
'I got better at controlling the direction of batting the ball to my partner.' Ryan
This week in RHED our topic was on CONFLICT.
'Conflict is when individuals or different groups of people have a serious disagreement or argument. I think it is important to learn about conflict and how to solve the problem.' Amelia
'I enjoyed doing RHED because we got to view other people's opinion about a problem.' Tobi
'I enjoyed talking about how conflict can affect our daily life.' Debs
I liked how we had to discuss ways in solving different conflicts.' Emilia
In computing Year 5 completed their power points related to our science topic.
'I enjoyed making a factual power point on the planet Saturn.' Ruby
'I liked making a power point on Jupiter which has 79 moons!' Jerry
We look forward to another week of learning.😊😊
YEAR 5 DISCUSSING CONFLICT - (RHED WORK)
WELL DONE TO GRACE MAE - PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE WEEK AWARD 👏👏😄
WELL DONE TO TOBI - SCIENTIST OF THE WEEK AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO EMILIA WHO WON A BRONZE MEDAL IN HER RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COMPETITION👏👏
FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER 21 - FRIDAY ROUND UP
We have had another great week of learning. Yesterday it was our first STAY AND LEARN in a long time! We celebrated Black History Month.
'It was fun learning about famous black people and what they did in the past.' Christopher.
'I liked learning about how some people helped to change the lives of black people.' Jerry.
'We enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King and how he tried to inspire others.' All of Year 5.
'I liked learning about black people and the difference they made throughout history.' Louisa.
'We liked how Marcus Rashford campaigned to provide free meals for poorer children.' Ayo, Amelia, Billy.
'It was good that Barack Obama was the first black president because he inspired other black people to work hard to achieve their goals/dreams.' Ruby & Mrs Martin
We look forward to learning more about black history and other people's achievements around the world. 😊
Today is HELLO YELLOW DAY.😊😊😊😊😊😊😊
We are all wearing yellow to support WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. The money raised will be used to fund a Wellbeing Garden in school.
WELL DONE TO DAVID - PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE WEEK😊
WELL DONE TO DRAGOS - ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WEEK😊😊😊😊
YEAR 5 - HELLO YELLOW DAY
FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER 21 - FRIDAY ROUND UP
We have been working hard to improve our skills in maths (short and long multiplication).
We have been writing explanations about the Journey of a River using key vocabulary.
'I loved learning about how a river has different stages in its journey, like how it erodes (wears away) parts of the river bank.' Jerry
'I enjoyed learning about how when a river meets the sea or ocean it is called the MOUTH.' Louisa
'I found out that a river meets the sea at the mouth and then flows into the ocean.' Ryan
In science this week we have been learning about the different phases of the moon.
'I have learnt that the moon has no light of its own, it reflects light from the sun.' Ayomide
'I learnt that it takes the moon 29.5 days for the moon to orbit the earth.' Leighton
'I learnt that the different phases of the moon is the amount of moon we can actually see.' Tobi
'Before learning about the moon, I didn't know the phases of the moon had names.' Amelia
We have been working on improving our fitness in PE this week.
'I enjoyed PE we had to do lots of activities in a circuit including hula hooping.' Raj
'I enjoyed doing hula hooping and skipping'. Gracie Mae
'I enjoyed taking part in sprinting.' Ollie
'First when I started sprinting I kept on slipping (lack of control) but I started to get better and have more control. Abdullah
'I improved my skills in skipping because I was able to run while skipping instead of just skipping on the spot.' Billy.
Next week we look forward to even more learning.😊😊👌👌👏👏
SCIENTISTS OF THE WEEK👏👏👏👏
GROUP DISCUSSING ARTICLE 2 - NON DISCRIMINATION
FRIDAY ROUND UP - FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 21
We have enjoyed finding out more facts in our topic on rivers.
'The River Nile is the longest river in the world. It is 7617 km long.' Raj
'I learnt that the Amazon River has the most amount of water in it.' Billy
'I liked looking at the pictures showing a meandering river and how it shows the way the water has carved its shape.' Emilia
In English we have been writing poems in the style of an author (Grace Nichols)
The name of the poem is called WHEN THE COLOURS SPOKE.
'It was interesting writing our own poems using her style.' Harry
'I enjoyed writing our poems and finding new words to put into our verses.' Malcolm
'I loved using personification in my poem because it was fun giving personality to things that do not actually have a personality.' Jerry
'I loved writing my own verses about different colours.' Ruby
In maths we have been working HARD on improving our skills in multiplication.
We look forward to another week of learning and embedding.😀😁😊✨
Congratulations to Emilia for receiving the ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WEEK AWARD.
WEEK TWO - FRIDAY ROUND UP
Friday 17th September 21
We have had another good week👍.
'Our new science topic - Earth. Sun & Moon is very interesting.' Ruby'
' I enjoyed finding out about Aristotle - a Greek philosopher - who proved the earth was round.' Areece
'I enjoyed learning about the way the different planets orbit the sun.' Louisa
We have also started a new topic in Geography (RIVERS).
'I cannot wait to find out more about rivers'. Tola'
'I now know the word MEANDER means the way a river curves.' Jerry
'I thought the word MOUTH meant where we put our food in to chew but I now know it means where a river meets the sea or ocean.' Amelia
'I learnt the word SOURCE means the start of a river.' Alex.
We are still working on improving our skills in hockey.
We are looking forward to increasing and embedding our knowledge in Science and Geography next week.😊👍
Well done to Harry for being awarded THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WEEK AWARD😁 👏👏👏👏👏
WEEK 1 - FRIDAY ROUND UP
Friday 10th September 21
We have enjoyed settling into Year 5.
'This week has gone really quick.' Areece.
'Year 5 is great! I have really enjoyed PE this week.' Ruby
'Learning how to use a hockey stick correctly was fun!' Alex
We are looking forward improving our learning in history and geography.
Next week we are starting a new science topic - Earth, Sun & Moon.😁
WELCOME TO YEAR 5
AND A BRAND NEW TERM
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
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 additional practise.
Year 5 team