Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5 from Mr Rich and Mrs Comins.
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins work hard to ensure that we are ready for Upper Key Stage 2. We're now preparing ourselves to be role models to the younger children, but also ready to learn. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work.
In Year 5, we love to learn. Our teacher and teaching assistant ensure that our learning is fun, but focussed on helping us to be the best we can be! Marvellous Maths, Exciting English and Terrific Topic is the order of each day, with thrills and spills along the way!
We will be exploring lots of exciting, engaging and interesting cross-curricular topics this year. These include: ‘Life is the Pits!’, ‘Alchemy Island’, ‘Spectacular Space’, ‘Traders and Raiders’, ‘Resplendent Rainforests’ and ‘Hola Mexico’. Some of these topics will have a Creative Homework project linked them, giving us the opportunity to show our interests, strengths and talents.
Regular reading at home and school will be encouraged along with an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words.
Maths Homework will be given out each Friday to be completed and handed in by the following Friday. Spellings will be given out weekly and tested the following week.
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins and the children promise to work hard so that we are able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Who helped to improve the life of Victorian children?
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_history/thomas_barnardo.htm https://sites.google.com/site/mybarnardoswebsite/top-10-facts-on-dr-barnardo http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/famous.htm Lord Shaftesbury http://primaryfacts.com/1745/lord-shaftesbury-facts/
Trip to the National Mining Museum
As part of our topic of ‘Life is the Pits’, Year 5 went to the National Mining Museum in Wakefield. The children met Sally a 6 year old girl, who was a trapper down the mines, they also explored the Museum and its grounds and of course the children went...
What types of jobs did Victorian children do?
Victorian School Day!
Year 5 had a shock this morning, when they were transported back to 1887 and Victorian Schooling! The day started with a hand and hygiene inspection, closely followed by arithmetic and learning our times tables by rote. Then we went outside for some drill practice. After play, the children practised their Victorian...
Times Tables Rock Stars
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins have been blown away by Year 5s Maths work this week. All have shown that they are ready for Year 5 and willing to tackle challenges placed in front of them. Today’s challenge was the Rounding Jigsaw. The children had to round to...
Marvellous Medicine Creative Homework
All of the staff at Abbey Gates have been blown away by the amazing Marvellous Medicine Creative Homework created by Year 4. We have had:- Marvellous mixtures Newspaper reports Marvellous cakes Illustrations in the style of Quentin Blake Information about solids, liquids and gases And many more. A huge thank...
Which type of sugar dissolves the fastest?
Once again, Year 4 showed excellent investigative skills and cooperation when undertaking today’s investigation of ‘Which type of sugar dissolves the fastest?’ This kept the children awake and motivated following two late nights due to the fabulous ‘We Will Rock You!’ KS2 performance.
Baking - Healthy Snacks
As part of our Marvellous Mixtures topic, Year 4 had been designing and marketing healthy snacks. Following on from this, the class have made scrumptious blueberry muffins and delicious cranberry cookies. Both were seriously tasty. All the staff managed to try some blueberry muffins and all agreed on how good they...
The speed of dissolving
This afternoon, Year 4 investigated the variables to see what effects the speed of dissolving. Different groups chose to change one variable in order to keep it as a fair test. Variables such as; the speed of stirring, the amount of sugar, the amount of water, the size of the container,...