Year 5 2017/18

Summer 2 Term

In our final half term we are linking our learning to the upcoming FIFA World Cup and have been lucky to draw Mexico in our year group. We will be learning all about the amazing Aztecs and how they influenced history.

We are hoping to the end the year with a Mexican themed quiz, which will include traditional food and drink. We hope you can all join us for this Fiesta Mexicana!

Our Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2017/18 Summer 2 is available to download.

Summer 1 Term

This half term, our learning journey title is 'How does a face tell a tale?'.

It will take us back in time to learn about the famous playwright William Shakespeare and on an exciting journey to the home of Romeo and Juliet - Italy.

We will be exploring the climate of the country and climate zones of the world in geography and learning about the volcanoes of Italy as part of our science. In DT the children will be designing and creating masks to use in a short play for our learning journey destination at the end of half term, which parents are invited to.

The Y5 Overview - 2017/18 Summer 1 explains our Summer 1 learning in more detail.

Our 'Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2017/18 Summer 1' is available to download.

Our Summer 1 Learning

What a great half term we have had and we are now looking forward to our final learning journey.

The children had a great time learning about Shakespeare and the importance of your facial expressions. The fashion parade with the masks was a great success and we thank you all for your continued support.

Y5 & Y6 Interviews

Year 5 and year 6 children have been applying for a range of jobs around school, such as lunch time helpers and readers in Y1. The children completed an application form and an interview for the roles they applied for. The interviews took place on Friday 4th, with Mr.Smith, Mrs Bister, Mrs McGrath and Ellie Mae on the interview panel.

The children were so confident and well prepared for their interviews, it was clear that they took the process seriously. The interview panel were highly impressed with all the candiates. Well done ladies!

Spring 2 Term

Our curriculum journey this half term is called 'Did the Egyptians really love their mummies?'.

We will be learning all about Ancient Egyptian civilisation and we have organised a trip to Weston Park Museum, of which details will follow shortly.

The Y5 Overview - 2017/18 Spring 2 explains our Spring 2 learning in more detail.

Our 'Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2017/18 Spring 2' is available to download.

Our Spring 2 Learning

Last half term we had a great time learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.

We decided overall that they really did love their mummies! The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Weston Park museum, particularly, having a go at mummifying a body themselves!

Spring 1 Term

This half term we are looking at the 'True Beauty of Maths'.

Children will be looking at how maths is everywhere and how we can see it everything around us.

The Y5 Overview - 2017/18 Spring 1 explains our Spring 1 learning in more detail.

Our 'Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2017/18 Spring 1' is available to download.

Our Spring 1 Learning

We had a great time investigating the maths behind nature last half term.

We learnt all about the reproduction cycle of a plant and had great fun designing Mystic Roses. The children enjoyed drawing the patterns using colours and straight lines but absolutely loved the parents' day and creating them with wood, hammers and nails! Thank you all for your support- in making it a successful and safe day.

In RE we learnt about the fascinating Islamic cultures and this half term we will be learning about the Christian practice of lent in the run up to Easter.

Autumn 2 Term

This half term we are taking a creative look back in time at the period of the Anglo Saxons, with our learning journey, 'The ART of battle.'

Children will be designing and producing their own Saxon helmet and looking at the detail of the engravings the Anglo Saxons used to decorate their costume.

Our home learning will enhance their knowledge further and we would appreciate you encouraging and supporting your child to complete as many of the tasks as possible.

Our 'Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2017/18 Autumn 2' is available to download.

Our Autumn 2 Learning

What an exciting half term! The Year 5 ended their Anglo Saxon learning journey by making their very own Anglo-Saxon helmets, each decorating it with patterns showing the Saxon engraving skills. It linked to learning across the term about invasions and settlements, typical Anglo-Saxon life and how we can keep discovering through archaeology.

We looked at the details they put in their engraving and then we taught our parent, carers and friends how to use Saxon engraving skill on our 'Winter Wonderland day'. They made wonderful clay tiles to represent winter.

Autumn 1 Term

Y5 are looking forward to an exciting year of learning.

Our learning journey for this half term is all about the sea, 'How deep is deep and can we get there?' We will be learning about the depths of the ocean and what lives there.

In our English lessons we will be exploring a variety of genres also linked to our curriculum journey. We are looking forward to our sleepover at the Deep in Hull, as this will further enhance our learning as well as being an incredible experience.

Our 'Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2017/18 Autumn 1' has been set and the teachers are really looking forward to seeing what the children will bring.

The Y5 Overview - 2017/18 Autumn 1 explains our Autumn 1 learning in more detail.

Our Autumn 1 Learning

Y5 thoroughly enjoyed our journey to the depths of the ocean. We had a whale of a time at The Deep, where the children were literally sleeping with the fishes!! This experience ignited their passion for delving into the fascinating underwater world.

The half term was capped off with a classroom aquarium, where the children enjoyed sharing their learning with parents and carers.