Welcome to Year 5!
Hi, Year 5 children and parents/carers! We hope that everybody is safe and well at home. We know that this is a strange time and that you may be feeling worried, anxious or upset. But we WILL come through this challenging period if we all work together and follow the government’s advice on hand washing and social distancing. Remember, keep those hands clean and sing Happy Birthday!
Miss Dukes, Miss Jones and all of our Year 5 team are here to support you every step of the way. Both children and parents can email us at:
Your emails do not just have to be about the work that we are setting, you can contact us if you’re feeling worried, or you need to talk about something. We are here to help! We also look forward to hearing about what you have been up to in your own time and at weekends!!! Keep us posted :)
Please put the child’s initials and the subject, that it is relating to, in the subject line of the email.
e.g. Andy Smith's artwork --------> A.S - Art
About the daily work
We will be setting you:
- a Mathletics task and 30 minutes of Live Mathletics each day (make sure you use the old mathletics page);
- a Spellodrome task and 30 minute of Live Spellodrome each day;
- read a few pages or a chapter of your book and send us your journaling;
- additional tasks each day, which could be Art, English, Music, Maths or any of our other subjects.
We would like you to email us with your completed work. This could mean typed work or a photo of work that you have done on paper. We will be putting the best examples on the website throughout the week and we will be doing “celebration assembly” via the website on Friday afternoon to showcase the most amazing work received.
As well as your schoolwork, please feel free to email us any activities you have done at home (artwork, sporty activities, cooking etc). With your parent/carer's permission, send us photos of what you have done!
Stay safe and we’ll see you all soon!
Miss Dukes, Miss Jones and the Year 5 team
Live from Chester Zoo!
For those of you who have access to Facebook, Chester Zoo are hosting live videos of their animals today! I have just watched them feed the giraffes!
P.E with Joe Wicks
Monday – Friday 9am Live on Youtube.
The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.
If you miss P.E with Joe at 9am, check out his YouTube channel where you will find a variety of children’s workouts to do at home.
Bus Stop Method Guidance
Monday 23rd March Home Learning Activities
In preparation for creating our iPad covers, we practised different types of stitches; running stitch, backstitch, blanket stitch and whipstitch. We then decided which stitch style would work best for our iPad cover designs and for sewing our iPad covers together.
As part of our Science topic, we have been discussing how animals grow and change throughout their lifetimes. We wanted to investigate relationships between our birthdays and our individual heights. We predicted that members of each class born in September 2009 would be taller than those born in August 2010.
We ordered each child from oldest to youngest and then measured each height accurately.
Following our seasonal recipe, we worked together to make our own Gingerbread Men.
We followed each step carefully, measuring each ingredient accurately. We discussed how certain ingredients would create the seasonal flavours that we discovered when trying other festive food products.
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'.