Welcome to our Year 5 page.
Please visit regularly to find up-to-date information from our year group.
There are two classes in Year 5; Pandas and Tigers.
It’s been a busy term in Year 5! At the start of the term we spent a lot of time learning how to multiply and divide. We worked extremely hard understanding how to multiply and divide by 10,100 and 1000. Following this we looked at units of measure and learnt about imperial and metric units. Our most recent topic was angles. We used a protractor to measure and draw and angles. We are currently learning about Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. We are learning how to add and subtract fractions. All the children in Year 5 have worked very hard in their Maths lessons this term.
In English we started the term looking at ‘Treason’,a book by Berlie Doherty. From this we had to write a problem/resolution tale. The children produced some fantastic stories and used the book to help with their ideas. To complete the term, Year 5 looked at a Defeating the Monster tale – Wolf Brother. Once again the children worked very hard to think of their own monsters and use in a story. In English we have also looked at Explanations and are currently looking at a recount text.
In our topic lessons we have learnt about features of the Earth- Mountains, Earthquakes and
Volcanoes. We learnt about how they are all formed and why some countries have them more than others. We finished the term comparing people and places. We compared urban areas to rural areas. To complete our topic we will be visiting Sutton Park and comparing rural areas. We will also be looking at the different features of the park.
We have been very fortunate to have the expertise of Andrew the artist working with us this term. We have been exploring different art techniques and using them to create pictures of rural and urban features.
We are already looking forward to next term where we will be competing against other schools in the mini olympics. Will we discover our very own Usain Bolt in Year 5?- watch this space!
This term in maths, we have looked at all 4 operations of number. We have also completed a unit on Visualising and constructing in which we had to design and construct 3D shapes. To end the term, we worked as a year group to complete the Sierpinski Christmas Tetrahedron.
In Talk 4 writing we have worked on numerous different texts including Chase tales, wishing tales and Poetry. Our most recent non-fiction text was a discussion text on whether schools should close on snowy days.
This term we have studied Ancient Greece, learning all about Greek life. This has ranged from Greek clothing, footwear and temples. In relation to this, we researched, designed and produced our very own Greek temples and sandals.
Year 5 have shown their commitment to charity this term when we raised money for Children in Need. Both classes decided to bake cakes, make bookmarks and bracelets to sell and raise money. Overall, we raised nearly £100! Well done Year 5!