Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5 from Mr Rich and Mrs Haywood.
In Upper Key Stage 2 we are now preparing ourselves to be role models to the younger children. We have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards our work and learning.
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 - after all reading is the foudnation for all other learning to take place from. We will also have an emphasis on learning times tables and the spelling of key words.
Mr Rich, Mrs Haywood 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!
Writing Algorithms using Scratch
Today, Year 5 enjoyed learning how to write algorithms. They made use of the ‘Scratch’ software in order to this.
Ancient Mayan Food Tasting
Year 5 loved tasting food from Central America and seeing the types of foods that the Ancient Maya and Ancient Aztecs used to eat. A big thank you to Mr Rich’s mum and godfather (Mr Apsden) for cooking all the food and enlightening the children with their knowledge. Both...
What did the Ancient Maya eat?
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/what-did-maya-aztecs-and-incas-eat/ http://www.mayankids.com/mmkpeople/foods.htm https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/maya-foods/ https://historyplex.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ancient-mayan-food-culture
‘Marbulous’ Marble Runs
Year 5 have had a great few days undertaking our Design and Technology project of 'Marbulous' Structures. Today, the children had to show off their understanding of joins and how to create bends, in order to produce a free standing Marble Run.
Year 5 enjoy learning how to plot coordinates this morning, which involved a Christmas theme.
In Music this half-term, Year 5 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.
Baby People - Urban Gongs Tour
In the Summer Term, our current Y5/6 classes had a very exciting day making music as part of the ‘Baby People Urban Gongs’ Tour. The day began when the whole school were invited to a performance by 'Kayu Gangsa' and 'Baby People' - a fusion of gamelan and...
Using perimeter and measuring to map out Abbey Gates.
Year 5 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.
Wax Resistant pictures
In order to launch our new topic 'Nowehere' we created wax resistant pictures. Take a look at the various steps involved and the amazing, colourful final creations.
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. Thank you to Mrs Allen for helping us out.