Class Blog for Year 5

Welcome Back and Arena Alternative Sports Day  

Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter! 
The first few week back has flown by and we have all enjoyed the start to our new topic- Harry Potter.

This week we have began or next English unit of Letter Writing.

In Math's we have been focusing on decimals and the 4 operations. 

On Friday 29th April we were lucky enough to have 3 Arena Coaches come in to deliver a Year 5 Alternative Sports Day. The children took part in some fab activities which included Archery, Ultimate Frisbee, Boccia and Capture the flag. Lots of fun was had by all!

Our PE days are currently Wednesday and Friday. 
Don't forget this Friday we start our new Outdoor Education unit which I am very much looking forward to!

Year 5 are doing extremely well with their Reading Karate so far this year so please keep up the reading at home :) 

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Space Odyssey and World Book Day  

What a fantastic first week back Year 5 have had!

Pancake making in Maths on Tuesday, Space Odyssey Workshop on Wednesday and an amazing World Book Day on Thursday! 

The Space Odyssey experience was so immersive that you could have easily thought you had been transported into space!  The instructor had amazing knowledge of the planets and space and gave us some up to date space news. All the children were very engaged and were able to write detailed recounts of what they had learnt.

We had lots of fun on World Book Day and the children's costumes looked fab! All the children really enjoyed our paired reading with KS1 in the afternoon with hot chocolate :)



Year 5 Rocket Blasting!  

3..2..1..Blast Off!!

In keeping with our Space Topic, this week we used our Science knowledge and DT skills to design and build our own rockets. We then blasted them off high into the sky using water and an air pump. One rocket even ended up on the school roof!

Well done all!


Amazing Astronauts  

 This week Year 5 have been busy creating some amazing astronaut artwork! We used our artistic skills to create a space background, draw and colour in our astronaut and water colour our helmets. The end results look fantastic! 


Year 5 Blanced Arguments  



This week Year 5 have been learning about how to write a balanced argument. Linking to our China topic, their final piece of writing was an argument titled; 'Should the Three Gorges Dam Have Been Built?' The children used all the skills they had learnt linked to this genre of writing and carried out lots of research to find facts to back up their arguments. The final arguments were fantastic! Well done Year 5! 


Blow your own trumpet! 

We have been very fortunate to have Tony from First Access Cornwall to teach us how to play brass. 

We have been learning to read music. 'FACE in the space' as well as play a tune on the trumpet.

The pupils have made excellent progress and are having a lot of fun.


The Fire-work Makers Daughter  

Our latest story that we have been learning is the amazing adventure story by Philip Pulman- The Fire work Makers Daughter. 
Once we finished learning the story by heart, we put ourselves in Lila's shoes from the story and created our own fire. We discussed the sounds the fire made, how it made us feel and what life would have been like for Lila living as a firework makers daughter. 
we even managed to roast a tasty marshmallow! 

We are hoping to do lots more forest school types activities thorough the Year. 



Topic Fun! 

We've been having lots of fun with 'poo' recently as we used it to find out what the Chinese people of the Shang Dynasty would have eaten.
The children were able to use their investigative skills to pick apart the 'poo' to find bones, beans and pulses. From what we fond we then inferred and discussed the types of meals they would have eaten and what they grew.
A big thank you to Mrs Forder for making all the 'poo' we needed! 



Back to School 

Back to School

Welcome to Year Five!

Learning in Year Five

We firmly believe that the pupils should be the drivers of their own learning. We help pupils to set their own targets and give them the materials needed to achieve them. Once the pupils take ownership they are then highly motivated to improve. We do this through regular ‘low stakes’ assessments as well as using pupils’ questions to drive our topic curriculum.

Important Information

PE: Our PE days are currently on a Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days. More information about correct uniform for PE Days can be found on the school website.

Reading Books: Every pupil has a reading record and a ‘banded’ book from school. Pupils should read at home daily and change their book during guided reading classes. Reading records will be checked on a Friday.

Home Learning: Pupils have been given a topic learning grid and can choose a task each week. Also we ask that pupils use Times Tables Rock Stars as often as possible. Pupils have weekly spellings as well as maths and grammar tasks.

We aim to keep this webpage updated throughout the year with pictures, videos and useful information, so please do watch this space! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Best wishes,

The Year Five Team

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