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!
Creating Printing Blocks to produce recognisable Pictorgrams
Year 4 used their Design and Technology skills to create Printing Blocks. Printing is essentially the using of a carved material covered in ink to transfer an image on to paper or fabric. The children combined their Design and Technology skills with their Geography knowledge as part of our &lsquo...
Reading and Writing Music
In Music this half-term, Year 4 have been learning how to read music and write music, using the basics of staff and other musical notations. They have really enjoyed this and created their own pieces.
Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
Year 4 have been finding out about the human digestive system and how to look after your teeth as part of our ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’ science unit. They have really enjoyed finding out about the gross and disgusting information! The children, have worked in groups to place in...
Using Digi Maps to find out distances
Year 4 used the ‘DigiMaps’ software today to find the location of their house and the distance that it took them to walk to school. They also found the routes (or similar) we walked in Castleton. The children showed great teamwork and where ‘buzzing’ while working! ...
Using perimeter and measuring to map out Abbey Gates.
Year 4 had to apply their knowledge of addition, measuring, perimeter and positioning in order to create a floor plan of Abbey Gates Primary School. The children really enjoyed this activity and all achieved success with a little bit of perseverance in what was a tricky challenge.
Castleton landscapes in the style of Van Gogh
Following on from our trip to Castleton, Year 4 were inspired from the beautiful landscapes they saw. To enhance these landscapes, the children painted in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, using dots to achieve texture, movement, depth, colour and life. The children were able to focus on Van Gogh&rsquo...
Castleton: sun, snow and strong winds!
Year 4 experienced sun, snow and strong winds on their first residential school trip to Castleton The children tackled the strong winds with smiles on their faces whilst on the Three Rocks Walk and climbing Mam Tour. There learnt a lot about the physical geography of the area and took...
Castleton research Year 4
http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/castleton-losehill-hall http://www.derbyshireguide.co.uk/travel/castleton.htm http://www.derbyshireuk.net/castleton.html http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/peveril-castle/ http://www.visitcastleton.co.uk/
Butterflies with Mrs Allen
Year 4 were lucky to have Mrs Allen join us this afternoon to show us and help us to make butterflies to go in flower pots or out in the garden. The children worked really carefully on their designs and make some beautiful butterflies. Year 4 would like to say a...
Year combined art and design with English this morning. They had to show that they could follow instructions to create a POP OUT Animal Card to link in with our Amazing Animal topic and Easter. The creations look AMAZING!