Year 5 2019/20

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome back to school!

This year, Mrs Blackett and Mr Clark will lead our Year 5 team; and we will be supported by Mr Newall and Mrs Newton. On Thursday afternoons, Mrs McGrath and Mr Reardon will be teaching.

Our PE days will be Monday and Friday in Mrs Blackett's class, and Tuesday and Friday Mr Clark's class, so you will need your PE kit for then.

As always, we look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions, please come and speak to any member of the Y5 team.

Spring 2 Term

This half term our learning journey title is:

'How did it all begin?'

where we will be looking at Earthquakes, tsunamis and the start of the human life cycle.

 

 

 

Spring 1 Term

2020 starts with a battle!

'Can brains beat brawn?' is our learning journey title. We will be exploring the era of the Ancient Greeks and the influences they passed on to modern times.

The children will be developing engineering skills in Science and DT and will be preparing their body for battle through circuit training in PE.


The Y5 Overview - 2019/20 Spring 1 is downloadable.

Our Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2019/20 Spring 1 is also available.

Y5 Knowledge Organisers for Spring 1

Y5 Knowledge Organiser - History - Introduction to Ancient Greece

Y5 Knowledge Organiser - History - Ancient Greece and its influences

Y5 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Introduction to Forces

Y5 Knowledge Organiser - Science - Forces

Our Spring 1 Learning

This half term has been really busy with year 5 testing their brains and brawn. We have done many activities to test both.

We had a fantastic visit from Cathy, who came from AMRC, and we used paper to make a strong structure and then use a pulley system to pull up weights. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day.

In P.E. we have been focusing on the brawn side, where the children have been doing circuit training to improve their strength. In history we looked at the brains and brawn of the Ancient Greeks and recognised that they used both to succeed. In D.T. we designed and made a working Trojan horse with a working motor.

Autumn 2 Term

In Autumn 2 we are focusing on our environment and the impact we have on it as individuals and a community.

Our learning journey title is:
'Can a footprint make a difference?'

In Art we will be looking at Matisse and using recycled materials to create an art piece.

The Y5 Overview - 2019/20 Autumn 2 is downloadable.

Our Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2019/20 Autumn 2 is also available.

Our Autumn 2 Learning

 

The children have been looking at the relationship of the sun, earth and moon.

As a class we discussed this and then made models of them from playdough and demonstrated how the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth.

 

 

The Year 5's were learning about the phases of the moon.

They used Jaffa cakes and Oreos to demonstrate the eight phases.

The biscuits made a tasty treat at the end of the day!

 

 

 

 

Y5JB have been creative this week, making Christmas decorations from a range of materials.

 

 

 

Autumn 2 was a great end to 2019! The half term ended with a fantastic dance performance by the children. All adults watching thoroughly enjoyed it and commented how brilliant the dances were and the moves of the children- particularly the cheerleading lifts!

As a year group we really enjoyed the curriculum journey, learning about the impact we all have on our environment and the changes we can make in our daily lives to help improve this.

 

Autumn 1 Term

During this half term, we are learning about the local history of Sheffield and surrounding areas. Our school learning journey question will be "Do Sheffielders have a steel core?"

We will be focusing particularly on the impact of the steel and coal industries of the past and will be complementing this with an exciting trip to the National Coal Mining Museum.

The Y5 Overview - 2019/20 Autumn 1 is available to download.

Our Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2019/20 Autumn 1 is also available.

Our Autumn 1 Learning

What a fantastic start to the year. Year 5 has had a busy but successful half term. They have been focusing particularly on the impact of the steel and coal industries of the past and had an exciting trip to the National Coal Mining Museum.

The children enjoyed going down the mine and learning all about the different eras of mining. They were also able to see how the housing has changed over times and where fascinated that there were no bathrooms inside of the houses.

Year 5 also had some First Aid training where they learnt how to assess a situation and what to do in an emergency if someone was choking.

 

 

We have also appointed Mini Police in Year 5 and we had a talk about Dark Nights where Curtis came to talk about the safety of using fireworks and the law around their use.