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Here are some web links to support maths in Year 5 that we use in school. 
Year 5 have been practising our understanding of past tense by working together to answer questions on past progressive
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Year 5 had a fantastic time at Walesby, despite the adverse weather. We learnt about helping each other and working as a team to complete our activities. We took part in archery, supported each other in attempting the zip line and worked collaboratively to create the tallest crate stacks we could. Our competitive sides came out as we raced around the low rope course to see who could complete it the quickest. 
Next half term, in Summer 1 we will be studying The Man Who Walked Between The Towers. 
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Spring Term in Year 5 was a busy one. During Learning Challenge we explored Rainforests, with a focus on the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. We discovered where tropical rainforests are located and their different layers. We researched endangered animals that live in rainforests, what is causing them to become endangered and used this research to present our own news reports on deforestation using green screens. during the topic, we designed our own shelters thinking about what natural resources we could utilise and what dangers we might face. We put everything that we had learnt together to create a persuasive leaflet. In our art sessions, we worked together to recreate Tiger in a Tropical Storm.

 

During English this half term we have studied Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. We developed our descriptions of settings throughout the story, characters and did drama to develop our dialogue between characters. We retold our own version of the story working hard to develop our language choices to make it entertaining.  After studying Beowulf we got creative and wrote our own kennings poems. 

Year 5 launched our new topic with a visit to Perlethorpe to meet Magnus the Viking. We explored his setlement, created flour from grain, jewellery from strips of metal and played traditional games. We learnt about team work when we created our own Viking shelters, thinking carefully about where to place sleeping areas, cooking areas and other areas linking to Viking shelters. 

Learning Challenge - Art 

As part of our learning challenge curriculum Year 5 have been studying the work of Henri Rousseau and worked together to recreate his artwork Tiger in a Tropical Storm. 

For World Book Day 2019, Year 5 read Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. We explored the story, characters and themes of the book in depth while thinking about our own thoughts and fears. While reading, we discussed why the dog grew each time a member of the family saw it, and why the youngest member of the family was able to conquer the unknown. We created our own black dog masks to represent the character. Following on next lesson, we designed our own representation of our fears and described them. 
Year 5 have been practising using relative clauses in an active grammar session creating sentences using a range of determiners, noun phrases, relative clause and clauses. 

Spring 2

 

In Spring 2 Year 5 will study Beowulf as our key text linking to our topic of Vikings, and for World Book Day we will explore Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. 

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To launch our new Learning Challenge topic, Why are the rainforests important to us all?, we had a visit from ZooLab who brought a range of animals from the rainforest. 

This half term we have discovered if the Anglo Saxons really were smashing. We learnt about the ancient Anglo Saxon kingdoms, where they came from and why they came to England. During our investigation, we discovered what clues there are to the way that they lived; the link to modern days of the week, historical artefacts such as brooches and their conversion to Christianity. We researched famous Anglo Saxons and created biographies about theirs lives. During the topic, we had the chance to be creative and we made our own Anglo Saxon brooch and houses. 

 

Our English focus books this half term were Clockwork by Phillip Pullman and Lady of Shalott by Lord Tennyson. During clockwork we explored the characters in the story, designed our own clockwork figures and made them out of clay. We wrote diaries from a characters point of view and wrote newspapers about an event from the story. During our study of Lady of Shalott we explored the authors langauge with how it impacts upon the reader. We made predictions about what would happen in the story and wrote our own flashbacks as to how the Lady of Shalott was cursed. 

Spring 1

 

This half term, our focus English books are Clockwork by Phillip Pullman and The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

 

Our next Learning Challenge topic is ‘Were the Anglo Saxons really smashing?’   

 

 

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Autumn 2

 

This half term, Year 5 have been very busy. In English, we studied our key text, Journey to Jo’burg, which we all really enjoyed. We created lots of interesting descriptions based on characters and different settings. We wrote letters between different characters and answered in depth questions based on what we had read during our daily reading sessions. We have learnt how to punctuate speech and acted out our parts. We finished the half term by writing our own versions of A Journey to …

 

In Learning Challenge, we learnt about Ancient Egypt, completing an in depth study of all aspects of Egyptian life. We had a visit from Cleopatra, wrote detailed instructions for mummification and completed our own non chronological report after individual research as well as exploring how we know so much about ancient cultures.  

 

Year 5 learnt some valuable skills in drawing and developing a growth mind set from  their workshop  with DoodleBug art. They all created their own  version of Gromit from Wallace and Gromit.

Mr Birds  class have  competed in a  maths competition  ran by Sutton  Community Academy. They did fantastic! We are excited to see how Miss Carters class do next  week to see which group will move  on  to  the next  stage  of the competition.

 

 

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During our Learning Challenge  topic, How can we  rediscover the wonders of Ancient Egypt, we  have  created timelines and discovered how we  know so much about ancient times by looking at the diary of Howard  Carter. To  learn  about mummification, we  were  visited by Cleopatra  and mummified our own slices of apple. This helped us to write our own instructions of how to mummify a  pharaoh. We  have  used hieroglyphs to create bookmarks with our names on, and written messages on  woven paper.

 

Year 5 returned to Sutton Academy to finish learning about Bunsen burners. We  measured copper sulphate and evaporated it over a flame. We  had to be careful because it got really hot! When the liquid dissolved, we  described what the crystals looked like. The crystals that were formed without heating were  bigger as they had longer to form.

Year 5 had an enchanting visit from Cleopatra from Ancient Egypt. During the day we discovered how mummification  took  place, built a  pyramid, made papyrus and wrote a message. In the afternoon, we played an ancient game called Mancala, and learnt how to use a  whip and top.

Year 5 visited Sutton Community Academy to experience science. They learnt how to use Bunsen burners  and experimented with the four different flames. They had a brilliant time and can’t  wait to go back!

 

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Year 5 have used wordart.com to create commemorative poppies to celebrate the centenary of the end of World War 1.

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Autumn 2

 

This half  term  in Learning Challenge  we will be exploring Ancient Egypt, answering the question; ‘How can we  rediscover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?’ and lifecycles through  the question  ‘Do all animals hatch from an egg?’.

 

In  maths this half ter we  will be developing our fluency in multiplication and division. We  will look  at the formal written methods and develop mental strategies. After that, we  will look  at area and perimeter by investigating how to calculate both measurements of various rectangular shapes.

 

In  English, we  are  studying the book, Journey to JoBurg and linking this to poetry S is for South Africa. We  will be writing letters  to characters  in the story, and creating persuasive  arguments about some of the themes from  the story. We  will also make links to our Ancient Egypt topic, by writing instructions for mummification.

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Autumn 1 Overview

 

This half term  we  have  explored our English focus book, Leon and the Place Between, which linked to our Learning challenge  topic, ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’. During our English topic, we  worked on developing language  choices through  describing characters  and settings from the story. We  performed role plays as characters  and developed dialogue from this.

 

For National Poetry Day 2018, we  explored the theme of change  by reading Chameleon   Kids by Matt Goodfellow. We  read the poem closely discussing how the poem made us feel, the themes of the poem and how we  are  all unique. The children wrote their own  version of the poem celebrating what makes them unique.

 

The Magic Box, by Kit Wright was our last English focus of this half term. We  explored the poem in detail and analysed the authors  language  choices. For our final piece we  created our own versions of the poem, placing inside the box, things that were  magical and interesting to us.

 

In  maths, we  started the year by looking at place value. We  hav ordered and compared numbers up to one million, counted forwards and backwards with different steps of numbers including negative  numbers and learnt to read and write Roman numerals up to thousands. We  hav enjoyed using Active Maths to consolidate our learning.

 

Following o from  place value, we  looked at addition and subtraction. We improved our fluency using the formal written methods with increasingly larg numbers, as well developing mental strategies. We  used our reasoning and problem solving skills to develo deeper understanding of the operations and solv multistep problems.

 

During Learning Challenge  lessons, we  learnt about the phases of the moon, why we  have  day and night and about our Solar System. Children researched other planets within our Solar System, and questioned if we  could survive  on  any other planet. During linking English and Learning Challenge lessons, children conducted detailed research, making notes and then created a  non chronological report  about space.

Have  a  look  at some of our work  from  this half  term .

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25.10.2018

 

We   created our own   galaxies by designing our own   planets using pastels and crayons. Then we   used paint to create texture   and the effect of stars.

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10.10.2018

 

Today Prime VR worked with Year 5 to explore  space and Ancient Egypt giving the children the chance explore  the planets of our solar system and then land in Ancient Egypt, exploring the tomb of Tutankhamun and every day life.

 

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Alive   and Kicking

Every Monday for 10 weeks, Year 5 are  taking part  in Alive and Kicking, which is being run by Everyone Active. The children will be learning about healthy lifestyles and keeping fit.

 

 

 

03.12.2018

This week we explored different activities we could do in the classroom to keep active and tasted a range of fruit and vegetables.

 

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05.11.2018

This week we worked out how much sugar was in different drinks and completed a  relay  using resistance bands and different modes of travelling such as skipping and hopping. At  the end of the relay, children had to find items of healthy food  to make a  meal.

 

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22.10.2018

This week we   worked out how much sugar was in different foods and completed a  range  of relays  using skipping ropes and resistance bands.

 

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15.10.2018

This week during Alive and Kicking, we  learnt about portion size and took part in team exercises using the parachute.

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08.10.2018

This week, we  learnt about different food  groups using the Eat Well Guide and completed relays  using the information that we  learnt.

Konflux Theatre Company worked with Year 5 on an anti-bullying play for a day. We learnt about cyber safety and practised a play to perform to parents.

This term's English books.

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Welcome to Year 5 2018/19 

 

This half term we will be exploring the book, Leon and the Place Between, and then exploring poetry by Kit Wright, with a focus on The Magic Box.

 

In  maths this half term, we  will be looking at place value and addition  and subtraction.

 

Our first Learning Challenge topic is ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’ where we will explore our solar system, the different planets and discuss whether we could survive in space. We will be using VR (Virtual Reality) technology to explore our Solar System.

Maths Challenge

 

A Maths Competition was organised for Year 5 pupils to compete in; firstly in heats within their own classes at Priestsic and then at a final against the winners of the heats from other local primary schools, which will take place at Sutton Community Academy on the 19th June. The aim of the competition was to get pupils enthused and excited about Maths and have some experience working with secondary school staff and pupils. All the children in Year 5 worked incredibly hard during the heats and demonstrated excellent teamwork skills. They worked together to complete a series of challenges involving the properties of numbers and the 4 operations. The overall winning team from Year 5 was in Miss Carter's class (they just pipped a team in Mr Bird's by 1 point!) and this successful team will be off to Sutton Community Academy to represent Priestsic in the final. We all wish you lots of luck!

To launch our new learning challenge topic of Vikings we spent the day being a Viking. We created our own Viking shelters, traded goods and thought about where to place different areas within our encampment. Then we made jewellery, played a traditional game and ground flour after hearing about how Vikings lived, and why they came to this country.   
Our residential this year was to Walesby Scout Activity Centre where we had a fun filled overnight stay. On the way we called into Clumber Park for a picnic, then headed to Walesby. When we arrived we set up in Kemp Lodge. Over the next 24 hours, we completed the zip line, assault course - with water fight, low ropes and team building. During the evening, we played a range of games and finished with a camp fire.  

Spring 2 Update:

 

This half term was a busy one with a focus on looking at two different narrative styles in English. We studied Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo where we explored characters in the story, how they are portrayed and how they react with the settings and different characters they met and explored through the story. We read Clockwork by Phillip Pullman and looked in depth at the characters, their intentions and the multi layers of the story.

 

In maths we have continued to develop our skills and understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. We have found equivalents, compared and ordered fractions and converted between all three.

 

In learning challenge we explored forces and how they work to help us in every day life. We conducted experiments to see which type of shoe has the best grip for school, how air resistance slows objects falling through the air, and water resistance through water, then we designed a pulley system to lift heavy objects with little effort and we researched Sir Isaac Newton.

We designed and made our own parachutes to see which designs were the safest to use. We tested to see which design would create more air resistance to slow the parachutes down.
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Mr Bird's class took part in a reduse, reuse, recycle workshop with Konflux Theatre Company. We learnt all about recycling and how to improve the environment.

Our new learning challenge topic this half term is forces. We will aim to answer the big Question: Can you feel the force? To do this we will complete a number of experiments. Our first experiment looked at the best shoe to have as a school shoe, with a focus on the shoe's friction and grip. 

 

Keep an eye out for more experiments in the near future!

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We explored our understanding of Clockwork, by recreating one of the scences from the story, thinking about the setting and the character's appearance and actions.

World Book Day

For World Book Day this year, Year 5 studied Clockwork by Philip Pullman. We decorated our door in cogs to set the theme as the children walked into the class. During the day we ensured the children had a chance to develop their love of reading by reading to each other, exploring different parts of our class book and drawing characters from the story, using information from the text. At different parts of the day we sounded the gong, which meant that children stopped what they were doing, read to themselves and each other and shared their books with friends.

 

We created hearts made from clockwork which represented Prince Otto from the story.

Spring 1 Update:

 

In this half term our learning focussed on learning about Ancient Egypt through our Learning Challenge lessons. We explored different aspects of Ancient Egyptian life, culture and how we know so much about their life through historical investigations. As part of our learning we had an Ancient Egyptian Day, completed research using the internet, designed our own scroll cases to keep important documents safe and wrote messages to each other using hieroglyphs.  

 

This linked to part of our English work where we wrote a set of instructions on how to mummify a person based on work by Terry Deary.

 

Another English topic this half term was Avatar, we watched the film, created a recount of Jake Sully's first days in his Avatar body and wrote persuasive letters to the RDA deciding if we agree or disagree with the mining on Pandora.

 

After half term, we will be studying Clockwork by Philip Pullman in English which will link to work for World Book Day in March.  Keep posted for more information.  Mr Bird and Miss Carter. 

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We explored Ancient Egypt with Cleopatra. We built a pyramid, went through the mummification process, traded for goods and learnt about different past times. We created our own papyrus and wrote messages in hieroglyphs. 

 

Autumn 2 Overview

In Autumn 2 leading up to Christmas we completed the Learning Challenge question : Why should the rainforest be important to us all? We located rainforests on a map, and looked at them from above to see the scale of these wonderous places, researched endangered animals and created factfiles. We learnt lots from Barry from Zoo Lab and held a range of endangered creatures. We thought about ways to survive if we were stranded in a rainforest and the challenges that we would face. 

To tie all of our learning together we created a leaflet about how to protect the rainforests. 

 

This topic linked in with our English work where we created narrative poems based on the Jungle Book and  detailed non chronological report based on rainforests. 

Exploring endangered animals linking to the rainforest topic with ZooLab.

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In year 5 we made Anglo Saxon houses out of lollipop sticks and straws. We researched what an authentic house looked like and attempted to model our houses in the same style. We used straws to recreate a thatch roof. 
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Autumn 1 Half Term Overview 

 

We have had a fun, productive first half term in year 5. In maths we have been working on developing our knowledge on number and place value. We have deepened our understanding of addition and subtraction with greater depth challenges to extend our learning. 

 

Our first English topic was based on Roald Dahl where we developed our language choices, designed our own sweets and wrote a piece of persuasive writing. We designed our own space craft and wrote an explanation of how it works. 

 

In learning challenge we have answered the following questions - Will we ever send another human to the moon? and Were the Anglo Saxons really smashing? 

 

 

Autumn Term 2017

 

This term Year 5 have had Konflux Theatre Group in school and they created their own play based on bullying. Both classes had workshops with a drama coach and then came together to perform the whole play to an audience.  

Konflux play for a day - anti bullying

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