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’, ‘Invaders and Settlers’, ‘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!
Rand Farm Residential School Trip
Year 5 had a fanatsic two days at Rand Farm. All the children got hands on and loved working with the farm animals. The children all ate well, enjoying food from the farm. We also all had great fun on the various play equipment. Mr Rich, Mrs Comins and Mr...
To launch our Rainforest topic, Mr Rich brought in various flowers for the children to first create some observational drawings from. Then, the children took inpspiartion from these and images of topical rainforest plants to create larger pastel plants for the new display. The children's compositions are truly...
Life in the Rainforest
https://ypte.org.uk/factsheets/rainforest-animals/introduction http://www.rainforestanimals.net/guide.html https://www.activewild.com/rainforest-animals-list/
D&T: Anglo-Saxon Snake Buckles
Year 5 used mod rock to create Anglo-Saxon inspired snake buckles. They enjoyed getting rather messy with the first stage of shaping the mod rock. Then they take good care with finishing off their snake buckles in paint.
https://play.spellingshed.com/ Dear Parent / Carer, Abbey Gates would like your child to use the Spelling Shed system as part of their school work. The Spelling Shed helps children to practise spelling via a simple game. The game gives four different degrees of support in the form of difficulty...
Invaders and Settlers Creative Homework
This morning, Year 5 set sail with their Viking inspired long ships. Nearly all of them floated and those that did were all able to a carry a load. The children really enjoyed seeing whose ship could carry the most weight and it was really pleasing to see how encouraging and...
Happy Mother’s Day from Year 5
Year 5 would like to wish their mothers and all mums and special women a Happy Mother's Day.
Romans, Saxons and Vikings
Romans - https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zqtf34j Saxons - https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zxsbcdm Vikings - https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/ztyr9j6 Romans - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Romans.html Saxons - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp...
Batik meets Rocket Art
Year 5 brought their ‘Spectacular Space’ topic to a close this morning by combining their Design and Technology skills and their Art skills, by using the Batik method to create ‘Rocket Art’, inspired by Peter Thorpe.
Planets - creating the prefect sphere
This afternoon, with Mrs Comins, year 5 worked really hard at creating the prefect sphere by using pastels and blending/shading skills. Both Mrs Comins and Mr Rich were blown away with the end results. Some year 6s came into year 5 to delivery message and as soon as they saw them...