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!
Craters in the ‘Playground’
Year 5 have a fantastic morning launching our new topic of 'Spectacular Space'. They enjoyed getting a little messy undertaking the investigation called 'Craters in the Classroom' (or even playground). The children were investigating what caused 'impact craters' and what affects their appearance. Mr Rich and Mrs Haywood were really...
Year 5 became GSCE art students this afternoon! They had to choose a base pastel colour and experiment with other colours to create various shades and tones, in preparation for the children creating prefect spherical planets next week. A GCSE art student has to prove that they have investigated an art...
What makes me, me?
Historical Herbal Potions
Use these links to find out all about 'Historical Herbal Potions' http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/herbs.html https://theherbalacademy.com/introduction-to-herbs-for-kids-meet-my-friend-herb/ http://www.romanobritain.org/13_roman_medical/roman_herbs_and_medicines.html
Year 4 Castleton
Year 4 had a fantastic time on their first ever school residential in Castleton! The children should be proud of the incredible resilience, confidence and teamwork that was shown throughout their stay.
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...
Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
See attached for information regarding Year 4's new topic - Burps, Bottoms and Bile!
North or South?
This afternoon we explored how to identify the north and south poles on a magnet. We also had chance to make a compass.
Marvellous Magnet Mayhem
This afternoon we had a magnificent time with magnets. We explored which metals are magnetic, their strength and their polarity.
TUESDAY - Drama time
Today we explored a scene from David Wiesner's book, 'Tuesday'. It was great fun creating speech for each of the characters.