Year 5 Blog

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

Poetry Project!

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Before Half Term, we had a very exciting poetry project in school. Year 5's poem was 'The Star' by Jane Taylor - which is the original poem that 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' was taken from. We did lots of fun activities exploring poetry and the poem, before devising our own performances of the different stanzas. Pur performances were filmed and sent to other Year 5 classes in the LTE for them to watch - and we got to watch theirs! 

It was a great couple of weeks and we now feel very inspired about Poetry! Head over to www.lte-literacy.co.uk to see our videos! 

Performance Poetry!

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Before Half Term, we had a very exciting poetry project in school. Year 5's poem was 'The Star' by Jane Taylor - which is the original poem that 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' was taken from. We did lots of fun activities exploring poetry and the poem, before devising our own performances of the different stanzas. Pur performances were filmed and sent to other Year 5 classes in the LTE for them to watch - and we got to watch theirs! 

It was a great couple of weeks and we now feel very inspired about Poetry! Watch this space for details on how you can access our peformance videos!

Learning with a twist!

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Over the last couple of weeks in Year 5, we have been having lots of fun learning in different and new ways.

We have secured our knowledge of fractions and decimals using Tarsia puzzles (and even creating some of our own pieces!) which the children have really enjoyed completing in teams.

We have also been visiting the Phiz Lab as part of our Science lessons on Electricity. In the Phiz Lab, we have investigated building circuits with different components and seeing how different changes effect our circuits. We also get to wear lab coats and goggles (safety first!) - check out our groovy photo below!

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Mad Science Assembly Today

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Today we were lucky enough to have a Mad Science assembly. We saw some fantastic experiments and even took part in some too! It made us curious about science and helped us to question why certain things happen.

There will be a Mad Science Club on Tuesdays 3.30-4.30 for year 4 children starting one February 9th for 6 weeks. The year four children will have been given a letter about this today. For anymore information please ask at the office.

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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

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