Welcome to Year 5!
During this year we will look at a range of brilliant texts and explore a world of new vocabulary. You will be inspired to become the best writers you can be by focusing on your grammar, punctuation and spellings! You will also be given the opportunity to progress further in your Maths, using your journal to showcase your deep understanding!
Over the year, we will update this website with examples of your impressive work and celebrate your achievements and successes.
Each half term we will have a new focus in Science, Art, Music, Geography, History, RE, PHSE, D&T and French. You'll be broadening your knowledge base and be taking part in lots of exciting lessons - we can't wait to travel back to the 1980s in History, or shimmer away in Music!
Our aim is for you to enjoy our new curriculum, whist also preparing you for your final years at Mesty Croft.
Miss Jones, Miss Dukes and the Year 5 Team
Information you need to know
- P.E- Class 11: Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor.)
- P.E - Class 12: Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor.)
Today we had our fantastic Victorian Day. We dressed up in our Victorian attire and two historians visited us with a tonne of exciting activities in which to partake. Half of the year group learned about the dreaded word.... "work" for children during the Victorian era. We had an exciting hour experiencing the coal mines and the strenuous work of lumping coal! The air pump gave us a fright!
Meanwhile, the other class were experiencing a true Victorian lesson!
In the afternoon, we let go of the gruelling Victorian life and enjoyed the fun and games Victorian children (who were fortunate enough to experience them!) played.
Well done to all of Year 5 for a fantastic day. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed taking part in it with you!
In History, we looked at The Royal Albert Hall. We discussed when it was built and for what purpose. We learnt about events that happen at this historic venue, including 'The Last Night at the Proms'. We learnt 3 songs which are always performed at this annual event.
God Save The Queen
Today we tested some festive foods with four of our five senses. When we tested them, we thought further about what could be added to them to make them even better!
The foods we tasted were:
We tested the effect of surface area on the time it took for the parachute to fall to the ground. As a class we discussed the:
- Independent Variable
- Dependent Variable
- Control Variables
- Extraneous Variables
This half term we are focusing on trade imports and exports. To kick-start the topic, we played a game that required logical thinking, careful planning and heaps of teamwork.
Each country had a certain amount of resources, which needed to be used to create neat, perfect shapes (in order to sell for money). If they weren't precise, they wouldn't sell!
We had fun attempting to make trade deals and come up with a way to make as much money as possible.
In English we are reading Michael Morpurgo's 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. We have read up to the point where Michael has gone missing! We discussed the idea that Michael's Mum and Dad can only assume that he has fallen overboard . Our vocab word was 'may day'.
We found that it was coined by Frederick Stanley Mockford to replace the SOS distress signal.
Here's an example roleplay of Mum and Dad's mayday call.
WB 30.09.19 : Spellings
Today in PSHE we discussed children's rights, deciding if they were being met or not. We spent time discussing what it means to be 'British' and our rights as a British citizen. Some of the things we like about being British are:
- our culture and history,
- equal rights that we have,
- our British authors,
- and rather a lot of tea!
Our Science lesson focused on the question; how do we have day and night?
We discussed and demonstrated how the Earth spins on its axis, whilst orbiting the Sun. During our demonstrations we learned that it takes the Earth 24 hours to spin on its axis, hence explaining why we have daylight and night in one 'day'.