Welcome to Year 5!
Our class teacher is Miss Perry
(she doesn't like rain and tents...at the same time!)
~ Miss Perry's Inspiring Quotes ~
Life in Year 5
We have lots of helpers in our class. Our brilliant teaching assistants are:
Mrs Griffin, Mrs Horwood and Mrs Neilson-Pritchard
We also have Mrs Mistry and Mrs Horwood on Tuesday and Wednesday to help us with additional interventions.
We have Music lessons with Mrs Worthy and French lessons with Mrs Harding. As well as the PE coaches on a Wednesday.
We also have lots of help from parents and extended family members too...a huge thank you to Mr Cheater who comes and hears us read every week. Keziah's mum and Felix's mum will also be helping us this year.
Things you need to know
Every day you need to remember to bring to school:
We have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday. However we do have events at other times and sometimes we need to adjust our timetable, so make sure your PE kit it always in school!
Homework is given out throughout the week.
Monday: Maths (due in on Friday)
Friday: English (due in on Tuesday)
At times this can be changed but I will communicate this with the children.
Term 3 and 4
Escape the labyrinth...
Great Gods and Mysterious Myths
Today we started our Greek topic by following instructions to make a Greek salad. We had a challenge to make the best...but Miss Perry and Mrs Harding couldn’t choose in the end! We were absolutely blown away by how amazing they looked and all the thought that went into the presentation! They looked delicious and certainly tasted it too! The children were so excited and showed brilliant teamwork. Take a look at our masterchefs in action below...
Destination : Space
Year 5 made such a fantastic effort with their costumes and homework for our Space day. They had 6 weeks to choose 3 space themed projects to complete. The range of work and the standards met were exceptional. Look at the rockets! They really were massive! There was also delicious food, interesting board games, posters...the list goes on. Thank you to all the parents who attended our presentation of learning in the afternoon. The children had great fun sharing their knowledge and work with each of you and really gained in confidence talking in public. I know lots of you commented on their work and how engaged they were; I’m so glad we have had such a successful term! A brilliant way to end our Space theme.
We have been reading our class book and watching some clips from the film. This week the children showed fantastic understanding of the main characters. They had to write from one of the main characters perspectives and then find out who else in the class had written about the same character, just by reading their boards and telling anyone. They did brilliantly and it was so good to see how well the children had understood each character, their personalities and also how well they had remembered different parts of the story.
Year 5 had great fun doing an investigation into the different uses of materials. They explored different types of materials and their properties. They then worked in teams to create either a Moon landing vehicle or a Lunar explorer buggy which could safely land (or transport) an egg.
The children were so enthusiastic bringing in materials from home, in addition to the resources they were allowed in class. They were allowed foil, paper, straws, 30cm of cellotape, bubble wrap and glue.
Take a look at our finished designs below as well as a slide show of us hard at work.
Miss Perry then tested each finished design, dropping it from a height of approximately 2 1/2 metres. We rolled the buggy designs across different terrain! Wet and dry! Each finished product had to survive with a hard boiled egg...and then we upped the competition to an uncooked egg! Some of definitely ended up with egg on our hands (and no, that was not Miss Perry!).
Space is so HUGE that it is sometimes difficult to comprehend how big and how far away planets and stars are.
We used toilet paper (a little creative!) to measure out the distance each planet is away from the Sun. It gave us a really good visual comparison. Each piece of toilet roll = a certain amount of km. The furthest planets needed over 100 pieces!
We then compared the actual distances to put the visual images with the numbers and facts. Great
investigating and team work everyone.
We tried some space food....freeze dried ice cream and strawberries. Yum! (Not all of us agreed...)
We also created our own menus which we would take with us on the ISS. We tried to make them specific to different countries so that they were appealing to all the nationalities on board the Space Station. This is how it really works - each country rotates cooking duties and prepares meals that are traditional to the country they are from. What would you choose to take?
We were lucky enough to meet some of Mrs Palmer's animals that she looks after. They weren't too sure of their time with us! Not sure why....
Look at our brilliant bookmarks. We made them so we don’t need to fold the pages of our reading books. We used shaving foam and marbling ink to create this fantastic effect:
We also used the start of A Wrinkle in a Time to revise our reading comprehension skills. We worked in pairs to answer different types of questions on the text. For example, we tested our inference skills by explaining how Meg felt and how we knew this from the language used in the text. We displayed our answers:
Escape to another land....
This term we will be using the book 'A Wrinkle in Time' to support some of our English work.
It is a Puffin Classic and was written by Madeline L'Engle.
It was also recently released by Disney on film.
Miss Perry watched it and thought it was great! It is a PG so please check with your mum or dad before watching. It was a great film, very sci-fi, but good escapism and great for inspiring imaginations!
When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.
Meg and Charles Murry find themselves travelling on a dangerous journey through a 'wrinkle in time’. As the cosmic forces of darkness threaten to swallow the universe, Meg must channel all her inner strengths to save her family. A Wrinkle in Time will take you on an incredible journey, through time and space, to discover the battle between good and evil and the true power of love.
Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York and wrote over 60 books for children, including A WRINKLE IN TIME, the first in her Time Quintet series and winner of the highly prestigious Newbury Medal.
Read more at: https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/articles/2018/jan/a-wrinkle-in-time-extract-by-madeleine-l-engle/#hhD8dicmxT4VT40I.99 *The film trailer is on this page too so please check with a parent before you watch it as it is a PG*