Year 5 Blog

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Year 5's Mayan Mayhem

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Since we came back last week, we have been getting stuck into our new topic - Mayan Mayhem! We started with an archaeological dig for artefacts, and had to try and work out what they were, then we mapped out a blue print of Chichen Itza in Mexico! We even had to use our Maths skills to scale down the measurements. It was a great day! We have also learnt all about the different Gods and beliefs of the Ancient Mayans.mayan

Christmas Concert at Lichfield Cathedral

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Last week Year 5 attended Lichfield Cathedral to perform a variety of Christmas songs.  It was a great success and the Cathedral was packed full of people who had come to watch.  A reading was confidently read by one of the children and they all sang beautifully.  Several other schools from the local area also attended as did a brass band.  We certainly felt in the Christmas spirit as we left Wednesday evening.  A huge well done to all of the children who participated   

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Maths work - Money and Real Life Problems.

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We have been creating some present lists and calculating the costs! we have also considered real life money problems and thought about different methods to calculate total costs. We have used toy websites to research costings and ensure we get the best deals!

Visual literacy and Narrative texts

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This week we have studied a short animation about a baboon on the moon and linked this to the John Lewis Christmas advert. We have thought about how the characters feel and how the visual texts evoke different responses in the viewer; how the author encourages us to feel empathy for the characters and their stories. In our narrative texts we have used a wide vocabulary and we are securing our punctuation skills to guide the reader, create tension and pace!

Hockey tournament

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On the 23rd of October year 5 took part in a hockey tournament! We worked in small teams and worked hard to secure points for our house teams. Thecompetition was tough, but our teachers and coaches were quick to recognise how our skills and techniques had improved! We thoroughly enjoyed this experience; it was great to perfect our skills and apply these to match related play! Congratulations to Elder and all teams that took part! 

Assembly

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Thank you to all parents and visitors who came to watch our Space assembly! You can certainly see that we learn MANY facts about Space! We loved performing our alien dances and thoroughly enjoyed performing for you all! 

 

Chromatography

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We had great fun this week taking part in a crime scene investigation! We looked at how the police have used chromatography to solve crimes and how different inks react to water. We thought about how some inks are more soluable thaan others and how they react when placed on the chromatography paper. We thoroughly enjoyed our investigative work.

P.E

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Please note that our P.E slots are now:

Wednesday and Thursday

Please ensure full kit is in school for these days. Moreover, please ensure that children have warm outdoor clothes for these sessions. Many thanks

Visual Literacy

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This term we have completed some visual literacy work based on knights and castles. We have considered how to interweave setting and character descriptions simultaneously. In our lessons we have had a focus on editing and drafting; this helps us to idenitfy areas for improvement and produce a polished piece of writing.

Eggs Factor Competition Hits the Observer

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Click on the link to read the article: http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/Pupils-Whitehouse-Common-Primary-School-Sutton/story-27931867-detail/story.html

Eggtastic Time in Year 5 with Lion Egg Company

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This week we were 'egg'tremely priveldged to work with the British Lion Egg company as a result of Martha Roberts winning The Lion Eggs Factor competition. Martha, who was one of four winners out of the whole country, recevied a special prize from school and Lion Egg's Company prize - working with a film crew for the day!  The company sent the film crew to school and provided pupils with the opportunity to become creative directors! Each member of the group had a specific role (which was rotated) so that all children were able to use different technical recording equipment. It was a marevllous expreience to see the children's creative mind map ideas come to fruition with the final product. The Lion's Egg crew are currently editing our creative animations and televsion footage which will be presented in the form of an advert and uploaded to YouTube. We can't wait to see the finished article! Thank you Miss Greenwood for organising this spectacular competition and HUGE congratulations to Martha for her winning entry which enabled us to have a fantastic day!

Eggtastic Time in Year 5

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We are looking forward to working with Lion Egg company on October 5th - more details to follow.

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