Welcome to Year 5!
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We have been taking advantage of the recent heatwave and taken our learning outside for fresh air and fun!
Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been enjoying writing about the mysterious plane that landed on the school field. Here are some lovely pictures for you to enjoy.
FIRST AID TRAINING
Today, half of year 5 spent the afternoon training to be first aiders! Chris, the trainer, said that they did a marvellous job and that they thoroughly deserve their certificates.
Here are some photographs of our ‘Mini Medics’.
(The other half of the class will be completing the training next Friday.)
Scaling in Maths
The children have been learning about scaling in Maths. Today they attempted to make a model of themselves that was a tenth of their actual size.
Then they scaled down their measurements by nine tenths to make their models...
Look out for the one which had to undergo surgery as its torso was too long!
We have been studying reversible and irreversible changes in Science. Today we carried out an experiment to prove that some irreversible changes produce a by-product.
We mixed bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar to produce carbon dioxide, which we collected in a balloon. As we have been learning about scaling in Maths, we were interested to find out if doubling the amount of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda would double the amount of gas produced.
Have a look at the photos which show us carrying out our investigation.
Class Collective Worship
Well done to the children who organised and presented today’s collective worship on respect.
The children are enjoying planning their own collective worships without any adult support, and to great effect!
Many thanks to the parents who came to join us.
After sending off our character suggestions to David Walliams, we received a reply! He thanked us for writing to him and sent us some information about his books.
We look forward to seeing if any of our characters feature in his next set of publications...
The children had a wonderful time on their residential; enjoying fun, sun and lots of laughs!
Fears were faced, challenges met and lots of fabulous memories made.
Check out their photos and video clips.
Design and Technology
After studying Brazil in geography, we decided to base our ‘Making Musical Instruments’ DT topic on the carnival.
Here we are beginning our ankle percussion bands.
Take a look at the pictures of Year 5 enjoying a wonderful enhancement morning at Scarisbrick New Road's Baptist Church. Here, they were commissioned as secret agents, charged with investigating the final days of Jesus' life.
During Science Week, the children had the opportunity to work with every teacher in school on a range of scientific enquiries. They love the chance to work collaboratively and hone their developing set of science skills.
Have a look at Year 5 in action.
What a wonderful day we had on Thursday 2nd March when we celebrated World Book Day. The children took part in 'Strictly Come Reading' where they performed from their favourite books in front of a panel of judges. Well done to Bethany Fyles who won the competition for Year 5, and also Kady-Lea Smith - winner of the Year 5 fancy dress!
During this week, the children expressed that David Walliams is one of their favourite authors. They decided to invent new characters for him to potentially use in his next book.
We have packaged these up and sent them to his publishing house for perusal! We wait in anticipation...
Wacky Hair Day
Year 5 looked wonderful today, with an array of crazy hairstyles! Well done to our children and families who have raised a lot of money today for the Alzheimer's Society.
Outdoor Adventure Activities
The class have been enjoying working with Mr Smethurst (PE Specialist teacher) from Stanley High School. They have been solving problems by working collaboratively as a team, and using their thinking skills.
In this, the first session, they developed their listening and communication skills. Well done Year 5!
Regular or irregular?
Today we've been investigating polygons. Ask the children what the difference between regular and irregular is - you'll be surprised by what they can tell you!
DT - Making Cookies
Over the last few weeks we have been taste-testing for, planning, baking and refining Christmas biscuit designs. Have a look at the photographs to see how the finished products turned out!
In our Forces topic, we have been investigating the effects of gravity and air resistance.
We planned an investigation into how the size of a parachute affects the rate at which it falls.
Here are some photographs and a video clip of us carrying out our test.
Miroslav Holub - The Door
The children have been studying The Door by Miroslav Holub. As part of this poetry unit the children researched, designed and made clay doors. After crafting their work (using the slip and cross hatching technique) the children then used acrylic paints to finish of their work.