Welcome to Year Five

Happiness Through Learning

Hello from Year 5 with Miss Craddock and Mrs Massey.

A huge, warm welcome to our class page!

Thank you for taking the time to look at our work and read all about our learning.

‘More Than Expected’

‘Happiness Through Learning’

Today we have been very lucky to have Dave back with us from Skip 2B Fit/Box 2B Fit and what a day we have had! Year five were lucky enough to have training ready for wake up shake up in Year 6. They did a fantastic job and most of all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Truly happiness while learning! Great end to a super week!

9th May 2018

On Wednesday, the school had two unique visitors. Miss Moss’ brother took time out of his day to bring in his leopard gecko (Magmar) and bearded dragon (Axel). The children had the opportunity to meet the two animals and find out lots of different information about them, through a question and answer session. Another enriching experience with live animals to add to our science topics.

8th May 2018

On Tuesday, we headed out for our Y4/5 trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Luckily, we were blessed with amazing weather, which was a bonus for an outdoor trip! When we arrived, we went straight to our education session provided by the YWP Staff. This was chosen for its direct links to our latest science topic ‘Animals, Including Humans’ and ‘Living things and their habitats’. The children were shown a leopard gecko, a giant snail and a giant cockroach. The session focused on habitats and diet of the animals and it was interesting to see the differences between animals and humans. The rest of the day involved seeing the wide variety of animals at the park, from wallabies to giraffes. It was a great experience for them to see all the live animals (I think the polar bears were a firm favourite) and learn new information. After a spot of exercise on the adventure playground and a shopping trip to the gift store, it was time to head home with a bus full of weary legs. A great day all round!

Year 5 Art & DT Project

This term we have begun a Greek themed project utilising our school grounds through outdoor learning. Firstly, the children designed 3/4 simple Greek patterns. Following this, the children tested out their designs using salt dough, card and string. From this, the children had to decided which design idea they wanted to carry forward. After this, we started to create our designs in the outside area using garden tools and natural resources like the ‘Ancient Greeks’ would have used.

This week we have gone onto the DT of this project learning both the chain stitch and the feather stitch. The children have trialled both stitches and added to their hessian square. This activity really challenge many of our class but we persevered and rose the occasion! Next week we will be developing these designs further and adding our calico backing square. There is a selection of photos here, come back soon and see our project develop…

English & Maths through P.E.

During our Spring term our children were busy learning orienteering skills with Mr Windwood each Wednesday afternoon. During this topic they were learning a variety of map skills and ways to navigate themselves around a map. As the children progressed we incorporated our learning within other curriculum areas including; Long multiplication with Mrs Byrne, a spelling hunt with anagrams and multi-step problem solving. The children worked very hard and particularly enjoyed learning outdoors while applying their map reading skills.

Weekly Reminders

PE Kits suitable for outdoors required on Monday and Friday 

Reading –  Regular reading and reading record completes, making comments about what you have read.

Spellings – Weekly investigations into spelling rules. Tested every Monday and given new word lists.

Maths/English/Topic a piece of work based on something we are learning varied subject areas weekly.

Literature Circle– Complete on a weekly rotation Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and given a week to complete.

Please speak to a member of the Year 5 team if you need support with your homework.

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