Year 5 2018/19

Welcome to Year 5!

The Year 5 team, which consist of Mrs Blackett, Mr Clark, Mrs McGrath, Mrs Gamban, Mrs Newton and Miss Nallet would like to welcome the Year 5 students joining us in September. We are all excited and pleased to be working with you this year.

If you have any questions about the learning, please contact the class teacher. We hope to see you at all our events at the end of each half term.

Spring 1 Term

The staff members in Year 5 are delighted to welcome back all the pupils. We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and the new year is a wonderful one for you.

This half term we will be centring our learning on the roles of males and females in the 19th century to present times.

We are also hoping to go and visit an historical setting in Sheffield and to find out as much as possible about our wonderful city. We will keep you updated with trip dates.

If you have any questions about this half terms learning, please speak to your child's class teacher. Happy New Year.

The Y5 Overview - 2018/19 Spring 1 is available to download.

Our Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2018/19 Spring 1 is also available.

Our Spring 1 Learning

St Catherine's church - St Catherine's church was the location for the local visit on Thursday 17th January. Year 5 are currently learning about Christianity and the church.

Father Philips gave the children a tour around the church and answered, which felt like hundreds of question to increase their knowledge. A great visit was had by all.

Chinese New Year - On Wednesday 6th February Y5SC/LM celebrated Chinese New Year with a range of activities from mask making up using chopsticks.

We learnt about the the Chinese zodiac signs as well as the story of the dragon. To finish off the morning we had Chinese food, brought in by the children.

Victorian and Church Visit - The city centre was the destination for our trip on Thursday 7th February. Both year groups went there for two reasons, which were to look at Victorian buildings and churches as in history we are learning about Victorian times and in RE we are looking at the uses of churches and christanity. We visited the cathedral, town hall, where we had a tour by Julia Wilson, buffer ladies statues as well as the United Reform church were Zadie, the minister spoke to us.

On our way towards Cosmo, we had the pleasure of bumping into the mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid. The children were very excited and had photos and talked to him.

Cosmo was our final destination, the children enjoyed the many choices on offer and were full by the end of the trip.

It was truly a fabulous day, which was enjoyed by all.

Autumn 2 Term

The teachers would like to welcome back all the pupils. We hope you had a lovely half term break.

The new term is packed with many activities, the theme this half term is food, where does it come from? What is fair trade? How can food be manipulated?

Y5SC/LM have been given the key vocabulary for the new science unit. It is important that the words are learnt to enhance the children's learning.

The words have been sent home, here is a copy of the words. Thank you for your support.

Our Autumn 2 Learning

Wednesday 14th saw the second visit of the Fab Year Fives to the care home. The children sang a variety of songs and performed some dance routines for the residents.

Both the residents and the children enjoyed the morning session.

In our curriculum journey 'How do you order your food?' we had a great time investigating the medium of food throughout the curriculum journey.

In Art we looked at 'Art of tidying Up' and we were inspired by the Artist Ursus Wehrli. By using this art form the children have created art work through the medium of food. The children's final art piece will be displayed down in the parents room. By looking at food they have recognised how they should see the importance of food in their lives.

In RE we looked at the religious laws linked with food and the children used their Science and RE knowledge to create a menu where different denominations could enjoy a meal together. In Geography we looked at Fairtrade and the Climate Zones of the world. The year 5's did a debate on to recognise the importance of Fairtrade.

This half term we have also been on a fantastic trip to the theatre to see the pantomime Peter Pan. This was sponsored by First Direct and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The Fab Year Fives

The Fab Year Fives are five year 5 pupils who have been chosen because of their excellent attitude to school to go and read, play games and talk to residents at a local care home.

Their first visit was on Wednesday 17th October; the residents thoroughly enjoyed the presence of the children and they all sang songs together.

We are hoping the children can visit fortnightly and build a bond with the residents who are suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Autumn 1 Term

The half term is packed with fun and exciting activities from kite making in Design and Technology, which will be supported by employees of Sheffield University, to finding out about materials in science. To start of the half term we will be visiting the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford to learn about the journey of technology.

The Y5 Overview - 2018/19 Autumn 1 is available to download.

Our Y5 Home Learning Challenge - 2018/19 Autumn 1 is also available.

Our Autumn 1 Learning

Technology is constantly improving and changing in the world we live in.

In Year 5 this half term we are learning about technology and it's evolution. The children have been creating their own timelines to illustrate this development.

On Wednesday 12th September, the year group travelled to Bradford Photography Museum to explore the changes for themselves and to touch the artefacts.

The behaviour of the students was amazing and the learning that occurred was great to observe. The visit was purposeful and there was a lot of conversations throughout the day about all the wonderful things they had seen and experienced!

On Thursday 20th September, the Year 5 group were fortunate enough to have the guidance from Cathy, who works at Sheffield University in the AMP department. She is heavily involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

The purpose of her visit was to work with the children to design their kite, which will be tested on Wednesday 24th, all parents in year 5 will receive personal invites. Cathy was working with the children to explain the importance of STEM in kite making.

A prototype was made from everyday materials, such as newspapers, string and cellotape. The children enjoyed the morning activity and understood the importance of a prototype before embarking on the real deal. In the next few weeks the children will be designing and making their own kite.

Due to heavy rain and winds we were unable to test the kite, we are hoping to test them the week beginning 24th September; we will let you know how we get on.

We look forward to seeing you all at the kite festival, you are in for a treat!

 

 

What a fantastic week Y5LM/SC have had, we've had birthdays, so double figures which is an exciting time!

Parents and carers came in at the end of the week to support the children with their kite making design. We can't wait to make the kites!

 

 

Friday 5th October saw the return of Cathy from AMP. She came to evaluate and give feedback regarding the children's kite design and protype.

Each child had a consultation with her and she informed them what was good about their design and protype and how it could be improved.

The children took the advice on board and will make the necessary adjustments to their kites in the next subsequent weeks, ready for the kite morning on Wednesday 24th October.

Cathy brought in 3D pens for the children to experiment with. They made bows using them to place on their kites. To use the pens you needed a steady hand, we clearly have some budding artist and surgeons in our midst. We had an exciting morning.

 

October is Black History Month, Year 5LM/SC will be celebrating the successes of black people not just in October, but throughout the academic year.

We will learning about a range of black people that have inspired and changed history in some form of way for the better. The people we are celebrating come from a range of industries, from politics to sport.

Pop into our classroom to see our learning.

 

 

Let's go fly the kites

Wednesday 24th October saw the Year 5's weeks of dedication and perseverance pay off.

The kites that they had been working on for the last 3 weeks have all been finally made and were making their debut in front of the children's parents and carers.

The turnout was great and the children had a fantastic time.