First we went on the Gypsy Moth Nature Trail, so we could collect and photograph ideas for our art sketches. We then either got onto the bus or went over to King Fisher Island and carefully sketched our favourite images using a range of special sketching pencils.
Enjoying time on our Eco Bus and King Fisher Island!
Internet Safety Day 2020
To raise online safety awareness on Internet Safety Day, Year 5 all took part in playing Google's Online Safety Game called Interland. All the children completed every level meaning Year 5 can now claim to be Internet Strong, Internet Alert, Internet Smart and Internet Kind. We even have certificates to prove it. Interland is a fun and interactive way to help raise awareness on Online Safety.
PE Live Learning - 4th February 2020
Thankyou to all the parents who joined us for our PE Live Lesson. We had a really good time completing circuits of different exercises, continuing our unit of Health Related Fitness.
Wishing all Year 5 and their families a Merry Christmas and a restful break. What a super term. Well done everyone!
In English, as part of our unit on non-chronological reports, we have been investigating a text on Manchester Ridge- Back dragons. Today we acted in role and asked and answered questions as experts on a TV show.
Scratch Art - as part of our Ancient Greek topic, we have been studying Greek pottery in art. We then created our own designs, inspired by our sketches, using a scratch art technique.
LIVE LEARNING 21st November 2019
Live Learning-Maths Murder Mystery!
The afternoon was spent trying to solve maths calculations which helped us solve the Mystery!
We enthusiastically applied our maths skills and remembered to use the inverse operation to check our
answers were correct.
Thank you to the adults who came along. We hope you enjoyed the classroom experience.
Live Learning 21st November 2019
Joy of Reading 2019
Year 5 enjoyed a Diwali workshop with our R.E link Governor, Mrs Chandaria. We heard the story of Rama and Sita and then we made rangoli and mandala designs. We also got the opportunity to make glittery diva lamps.
BBC teamed up with Blue Planet Live and offered a chance for schools across the country to take part in a Live Learning Lesson. Presented by CBBC's Naomi Wilkinson, this interactive programme for 7-11 year olds looked at the importance of the Earth's rich marine life. Guided by expert wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly, we explored what constitutes a healthy ecosystem and discuss the threats to our oceans such as plastics and overfishing. We heard from Steve Backshall live from the Bahamas as he demonstrated what sharks can teach us about ecosystems, how human behavior can threaten shark life, and how the UK is connected with animals across the world. Linked to the Key Stage 2 science and geography curricula, the lesson celebrated schools across the UK that have positively benefited the environment at home and abroad. Years 3, 4 and 5 were fortunate enough to be able to take part in this experience and even had our schools name broadcast on air, written at the bottom of the screen – much to the cheers of our children as they spotted it. It was a fun and interactive opportunity for our children to take part in this interactive lesson and a lot was learned on how simple actions can have a big knock on effect to our world and ecosystems.
Joy of Reading 2018
Today we went to the University of Hertfordshire to listen to author and poet A F Harrold. He was great entertainment and read us his poems including a very funny one about cornflakes. Never again will Year 5 think of them in the same way!
Learning about negative numbers in Mathematics
Using games is a great way to learn maths. Year 5 enjoyed trying get their counter to the end of a number line first.