Hello year 5!
I hope you've all been enjoying some of the home learning activities we set you!
With Sam and Leo at home with me I have been kept very busy! We have been joining in with Joe Wicks' workouts in the morning to motivate and energise us for the day. Have you been joining in with these? I would love to see your photos, send them in to the office email address and I will try to share some here!
Today we have been working on our writing. We watched a clip and used it to inspire our own stories. A challenge for you all! If you are able to access the internet, watch the clip for 'Catch it' on Literacy Shed (link below) and tell the story from the perspective of the meerkats - try to include some of the features we have been learning about, such as the different sentences types we have been practising in class!
We went to the local woods for our daily walk this afternoon (observing the social distancing rules closely of course) and went on a mini beast hunt. We didn't find much but Leo recorded those that we did see, worms, woodlice, bees and butterflies. Have you spotted any of those in your gardens?
We also made our own rainbows with a science experiment using skittles (yum!), sadly we can't put these ones in the window though! We added water to the skittles to dissolve the colouring and watch it diffuse through the water to create the rainbow! We used warm water, the time lapsed video is below, I wonder if using cold water would have altered our results, if any of you try this at home let me know!
Finally we are finishing the day with some reading. Sam and Leo are working their way through the Alex Rider books, we would love to hear about the books you are reading at the moment!
Take care everyone, see you all soon!
Literacy Shed clip - 'Catch it'
I just wanted to check in and let you all know that I am thinking of you trying your hardest to work at home. Hopefully, you are all being encouraged to not only work but to also have fun at the same time.
I have now been at home since last Tuesday and apart from finding it hard to remember what day of the week it is all is going well! I have been following the activities and news from school on a daily basis but am missing the contact with everyone. However, we need to keep safe and well - keep up the exercise and we look forward to hearing all your stories when we finally return.
Mrs Ching x
The Year 5 Teachers will be posting on our blog to give you some ideas of things that you can be getting up to along with hoping to hear from what you guys have been doing too!
This week I have been busy in school as yesterday I was working with the children whose parents were busy helping us at work. We did robot themed activities and made robots out of junk materials. Why not try this idea at home? You can then paint it and even give it your own robot name!
I have attached some ideas of activities you can complete linked to robots - lots of art ideas and even some maths sheets!
Please keep us updated with what you have been doing - keep safe everyone and take care!
Miss Clarke :)
Attached is the information powerpoint for those who were unable to attend on Monday.
I am also attaching the kit list sent to us from Aylmerton so you can check you have all the items you need and the information sheet about pick up and drop off times for Wednesday next week.
Please make sure you pack some waterproof clothing, as we are expecting rain on the Tuesday. It is also essential to bring more than one pair of sturdy, outdoor shoes due to this.
It is essential to also bring a duvet cover and pillowcase, as these are not provided for the children at the centre.
Any other questions, please feel free to come and see us and we will be more than happy to help!
We have had great fun this half term learning about Coasts, Martin Luther King, Space, Addition/Subtraction and Place Value. The children have worked really hard and we hope you found the parents evenings useful.
Attached are some photos from our trip to Felixstowe beach and Landguard Fort - the children had a great time learning about a local coastline, mixed with windy weather and a lot of beach scavenger hunting!
We look forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday 29th November, ready for another busy term! 5CB will be the next class to visit Crown Pools and swim each Monday, so make sure your kits are ready to go on Monday 4th November.
We have had great fun in Year 5 this week! We have been enjoying our topic on Earth & Space and learnt lots of new knowledge from Mike on Wednesday during the planetarium visit. We got to see the stars move in the night sky in an interactive dome and the children enjoyed playing with games from the Space age era/handling real meteorites!
We have been using our space knowledge to investigate in art using different materials and marks to create our own solar system. Attached are some images of the work we have created so far!
European languages day was also super fun! We welcomed our special guest ...... Mr. Costa!!! Mr. Costa is our helpful ICT technician, who is Portuguese, and he taught us all a Portuguese song! He also answered many questions the children had about Portugal and life in Portugal. We then learnt all about the Portuguese flag and what the colours and symbols meant. A lot of learning and fun for all!
Watch us in action learning Portuguese in the video! :D
The Year 5 Team
What a great start to Year 5!
We have been super busy the last couple of days, settling in to life in the Year 5/6 block. We have started learning about our class characters and why they are inspirational people. We have also been learning about place value in maths and we have started our first topic on Coasts, looking at the Water Cycle.
It has been brilliant to see everybody working hard and trying their best - I have been particularly impressed with the excellent presentation in books, shown by the children & their enthusiasm towards their Art work on creating a Coastal scene using watercolours. Pictures to come soon - watch this space!
Please remember to bring your P.E kits in if you haven't done so already. On Tuesday, we have a squash roadshow and lessons with the P.E coaches also start next week.
Spellings will start next week and the children will be bringing home a termly list of spellings which we will be testing each week.
Please remember to come and see us next Tuesday afternoon at the meet the teacher sessions, where we will update you on the year ahead. If you can't attend, you will find the presentations on the Year 5/6 section of the website, along with our class timetables and the homework for this term.
Miss Clarke & the Year 5 Team
The swimming pool has been fixed and so swimming lessons can commence next week. 4S will be swimming last lesson on a Friday, so please make sure your child has an appropriate swimming costume (no bikinis or Bermuda style shorts), a swimming hat and a towel! Please can you make sure all of their equipment is named. There is an expectation that if your child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to swim. There are obviously exceptions, so if you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
As we are now in the Summer Term, new topic homework has been produced which links to the learning that the children will be undertaking this term. Although you should have all received notification of this via Parent Mail, I have uploaded a copy of the homework to the Year 4 page of the website and I have also attached a picture of it below. The expectation is that every child should compete at least one task each half term, but if you could encourage your child to complete more, that would be great! As always, if you have any queries or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Yesterday in school, we were lucky to receive a visit from Pat Popat, a local dentist, who shared his knowledge of teeth with the children. This linked to our Science topic 'Teeth and the digestive system' that we were studying last half term. He was most knowledgeable and the children learnt lots of interesting facts about how to keep their teeth healthy. We also had the pleasure of seeing 'The Singing Dentist'!
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog 5 - Written by the Year 5 Team.