Last Sunday one lucky Year 5 boy spent the day at Althorp Literary Festival. He won tickets to the event by writing a story as part of a competition at his local library. He was presented with a goodie bag and a book chosen especially for him. It was a grand ceremony in a grand house on a lovely sunny day.
This weekend have a think about the opportunities you have had in Yr 5 so far. Perhaps you attend an after school club, have represented the school in sports, have taken on a role of responsibility, are working towards an exciting big project or have just enjoyed new sports and activities.
We would like everyone to come to school on Monday with an idea for our class assembly next Friday. Think about what you would like to tell the rest of the school about being in Yr 5. If you could write some ideas down, that would be brilliant!
You will be organising the assembly so the more ideas we have the more interesting the assembly will be.
Year 5 Team
We had a lovely surprise this afternoon when Yr 2 invited us to read with them. Miss Cooper’s class paired up with Mrs Male’s class and Mr Whitfield paired his class with Mrs Wild’s class. All of the children enjoyed reading and listening to each other.
Perhaps we could do it again?
Next week we are going to be working with Roman Numerals in maths. Research the symbols they used so you are familiar with how to write the numbers 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. We are expecting you to do this by Tuesday 26th September, ready for our maths lesson.
Any problems please talk with Class Teachers.
It has been a whirlwind start to the new year with swimming started on Ecton Brook, Young Leaders beginning and clubs galore – oh, and we have been working as well!
Our expectations in Year 5 are incredibly high. Here is a reminder of our homework:
reading at home at least 4 times a week and recorded in Home/School books
Mathletics will be set on a weekly basis and needs to be completed
Learning Logs – children should choose one piece per week and complete to a high standard
Flipped Learning – we will set one piece of work per week on Friday to be completed over the weekend.
As a lot of our homework is computer based, if you have problems due to lack of access please speak to your child’s Class Teacher.
Year 5 Team
This term, Class 20 have been enjoying taking their learning outdoors.
We have made arrays to find factors of numbers.
We also made our own co-ordinate grid to place objects onto.
We have also been creating different shapes using string. For this activity, we had to work hard as a team to ensure we made the correct shape.
Recently, we went into the forest to find out the area of leaves, twigs and sycamore seeds.
What a lovely day in Year 5 today, best day ever!
Children looked ready to move up and are more than ready for Year 5. Some children felt the time went by too quickly and wanted a Transfer Week – maybe we can ask Mrs Archer and Mr Woods for next year?
Last term, Year 5 studied The Village that Vanished by Ann Grifalconi. As part of this topic, Class 20 spent a day in the forest completing a number of different activities. Before we went outside, we measured out the ingredients to make bread. After, we kneaded our dough and left it to rise. While we were in the forest, we collected sticks to make a fire. This meant we could cook our bread.
The children also created their own miniature villages. There were some very creative uses of the resources they found. Great work Class 20!
The children have been working hard to create beautiful bucket planters to hang around the school. They helped Mrs Hardy carefully drill holes into the bases before they filled them with soil and flowers.