The Year 5 Teaching Team consists of Mrs Maloney,
Mrs Wheatley, Mr Lofts and Miss Hutson.
On our page you will find key information for our year group and see all of the exciting learning which is taking place in Year 5.
Please remember that our homework is due in on a Thursday, and new homework will come home on a Friday.
Our PE days will always be a Thursday or Friday - please make sure your kit is brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school all week in case this changes.
We have recently completed an RE day in Year 5. We had an awesome day completing five different tasks linked to our key theme: What inspires people to follow a faith? We looked at commitments made by different people, coming of age, sacrifices and marriage. It was great learning all about Ramadan and the sacrifices made during this time. We also found it really interesting looking and learning about traditional Hindu weddings.
Year 5 have been really busy around the playground and on the roads practicing their biking skills. It was great to see so many children persevering and become more confident when completing maneuvers out on the roads. Safe riding for the future!
We had great fun completing our mile around the playground for Sport Relief. Some of us even chose to complete an extra mile at break and lunch in our own time! Thank you to everyone who donated and came in sports kit for the day to show their support.
In our Science lessons, we have been learning about how fossils help us to understand evolution. Focusing on horses, we found out about what scientists have discovered about the evolution of the species over many millions of years by studying fossils. We used a range of sources (images of fossils, texts and diagrams) to learn about how and why horses have changed before presenting our findings in the form of an explanation text. We were all very surprised and interested to discover that horses used to have toes instead of hooves!
In 5JM, we have been demonstrating our knowledge and understanding of subtracting mixed numbers by explaining each of the stages involved in the process. We tried hard to make our explanations clear and to use the correct mathematical vocabulary.
In Year 5, we have been putting our research and note-taking skills to good use whilst learning all about the Great Barrier Reef. We used a variety of sources including video, text and images to answer key questions and discover a range of facts about the world's single largest living organism. Once all of the information had been collated, we began to present our findings in the form of a leaflet using sub-headings to organise our work. We particularly enjoyed learning about the diverse wildlife which lives on and around the reef and were surprised to learn that at 2,300km long, it is so large, it can even be seen from space!
In year 5, we have been sorting and comparing everyday materials. We learned that, not only can we sort materials by type but also by magnetic / non-magnetic, conductivity, hardness and solubility.
We completed an experiment to sort things by their magnetic properties. We made predictions and then tested to find our results. We then proved that magentism is a non-contact force.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Don't forget to access Rocks Stars at home and if you play the 'Garage' game, you will be using the times tables you need to learn in school for this week.
Lab Rascals - Lego Wind Energy Workshop.
Over the past week, Year 5 have been fortunate to have Lab Rascals visit the school.
Our challenge was to make a wind turbine (out of Lego) that could power a car. First we had to construct our wind turbine (following the instructions carefully) and investigating which way the paddles worked best. We experimented with the number of paddles and the effect on the joules that were measured. We changed further variables, such as how the strength of the wind affected the energy that was generated. We then used the energy we had created to power a Lego car that we made.
What a fabulous time we had, learning a great deal in the process and collaborating with our team mates to produce the required results.
Thank you Lab Rascals!