Year 5 September 2020-July 2021
Welcome to the Year 5 blog. This is a way that you can see what learning is taking place in our two classes, Poplar and Cedar.
We are starting the Autumn term with a short project surrounding real life heroes, particularly those we want to thank because they stepped up during the COVID-19 national lock down. We will also be looking at the symbol of the rainbow and discussing what a miracle is.
Our essential question is: What does a rainbow bring?
We will be focusing upon literacy skills, design and technology, and music for our project. Alongside our maths, PSHE, science, Spanish and P.E. lessons.
Check back regularly to find out more about our learning journey.
Year 5 Team:
Miss Garrod, Ms Batey and Mrs Horrell - Cedar Class
Miss Goodman and Mrs Phillips - Poplar Class
Drop off and pick up times
|Drop off: 08:40
||Drop off: 08:50
|Pick up: 15:00
||Pick up: 15:10
Please line up at the allocated gate (High Lawn Way) at your time. There are markings on the pavement leading towards Middle Park Way to allow you and you child to wait safely on the pavement. Please avoid lining up towards the schools car park. Once you have dropped off/ collected your child please keep the gate clear so the children can enter/ leave the site promptly.
Thank you for your understanding.
We expect all our Year 5 pupils to be practising their times tables everyday, by rehearsing their facts they will become quick, confident and fluent in their understanding. We also expect them to read each day for at least 10 minutes. As explained in the school flyer, each student will have a levelled reading book and a book of their choice from our class library. The books and diaries will be checked and changed weekly. Your child will be able to collect up to 5 ticks on their reward card each week which will enable them to receive a Golden Ticket, when completed. Year 5 will be given spellings (following a simple rule or pattern) each Monday and tested each Friday. This will also help them with their vocabulary and handwriting skills. We will also give out additional homework tasks as the term progresses.
Year 5 2019-2020
What is Marvellous Me?
Marvellous Me is a simple solution that helps teacher and parents to improve children's learning and character development.
As well as offering many classroom benefits, MarvellousMe makes it easy and fun for teachers to share wonderful new with parents about their children's activities and achievements, and for parents to provide better at-home support and motivation.
There are 2 parts to Marvellous Me:
- The Marvellous Me teacher app. Teachers use this to consolidate learning, praise behaviour and engage parents at the same time. It's very fast and perfect to use as an everyday classroom tool. Teachers love using it to support plenaries.
- The Marvellous Me parent app. Parents get exciting alerts every time that teachers post a learning activity, award their child a badge or send a message home. These snippets of information help parents to stay in touch with their children's school day and supercharge great family conversations about school. The app is easy to use, fun to show children and can be safely shared with other family members.
We are 'Ready for Anti Bullying Week' 11th November to 15th November 2019
2nd Half Term - Autumn
Welcome back after the half term - where is the time going,
it will soon be Christmas?!
Lots happening this term - Anti bullying, Cinema visits, Authentic outcome, Panto and much more!
Also coming soon is 'Marvellous Me' - a new way that teachers can send messages to parents to update on how well your child is doing, what is happening, celebrating the great work that they do and so much more!
Thank you parents for your support.
1st Half Term - Autumn 2019
The first half term in Autumn has been busy, we visited the Science Museum in Winchester, we've had the Life Bus visit, firework night, Halloween Disco and of course lots and lots of learning. Year 5 have started the year well and we are ready for comes our way. The children are eager, the children are focused and they are certainly dedicated to getting as much knowledge as possible - Well done Year 5!
Year 5 2019- 2020
Welcome all new Year 5 children, hope you've had a great Summer. We are all looking forward to the exciting year ahead with our first trip to Winchester Science Museum on Wednesday 18th September 2019. You will explore the stars and planets, and investigate using science experiments and more.
Essential Question: What Lies Beyond the Clouds?
Moral Compass and Positive Powers. These are the schools foundation blocks for learning and achieving during our time at Front Lawn Primary Academy
At school we have been learning a new language - Spanish. Hola!
Escape Room - Here children were on a mission to save the planet by solving clues, problem solving and collaboration
Science at Havant Academy for British Science Week
Forensic Workshop Day for British Science Week
Nelson Mandela - Summer 2019 Topic
Essential Question - Does Everyone have the Right to Freedom?
Summer's Theme Topic 2019 - Nelson Mandela and Apartheid
What's going on?
This term we are investigating and researching into Nelson Mandela and apartheid in South Africa. We launched the topic by segregating the boys and girls into to two areas - the boys had the freedom and do what they liked, the girls were kept in a specific small place and had to write lines. Lots of grumbles were made, then the girls area was made smaller, and so the moaning and comments were made. It was interesting that the grumbles were not made just by the girls, but the boys by saying how unfair it was that the girls were kept in their small area and they didn't like the fact the girls weren't allowed to talk to the boys. This started a great discussion, but also showed us that the children had tolerance of and accepting that everyone is different - well done Year 5.
We are off to 'Farnham Sculpture Park', and from this we hope to gain inspiration to create our own sculptures based upon South Africa and Nelson Mandela. Year 5 will then sell these as our 'Authentic Outcome', to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Foundation/ Scrap Book Learning
Year 5 will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes in Science, create African music ourselves by composing a piece of music based upon an African story. Art will see us creating a sculpture and Batik art, along with History researching and understanding apartheid and what it meant to all. Geography and DT will see Year 5 creating a video using green screen on Nelson Mandela and his fight for freedom, while Geography will look at the features of Africa.
Apartheid in South Africa
Free Writing - we visited Staunton Country Park. Here we looked around the park, visited the unusual features, the place of the old house and then we went back to school and wrote about our time.
Spring's Theme Topic 2019 - Egyptians
Spring Term 2019 - Essential Question: Is Water an Essential?
What's going on?
This term we are visiting London to visit the British Museum and the Egyptian section. We are really looking forward to seeing the Mummy's - not our own mums, but the ancient Egyptian ones! We'll be creating an exhibition at the end of the topic and sell some canvas bags with our own Egyptian designs, display our Egyptian work and create a leaflet that gives facts to younger children.
As well as the usual - PE, Literacy and Maths, we will also be taking part in sport fixtures like Athletics, football for boys and girls and Cross country running. In Geography we will be looking at comparing deserts from around the world, where they can be found - using our 'Daily Dashboard', and investigating the animals and plants in Science. History is the main theme and through this we will be searching out why the pyramids were built, why they mummified certain people, how did they build the pyramids and many other questions.
So, a busy term for Year 5, but we are ready for it!
Project on a Page Spring 2019
We went outside and created maze's linked to our book we were reading - The Maze Runner by James Dashner, we did this to experience what it would be like to be in a maze and we also like to challenge each other!
Geography - Deserts of the World.
Science - Living things and Animals
We investigated Ancient Egypt. One piece of homework was to create a mummy!
Habitat creature searching
Autumn 2018 - The Greeks
This term, Year 5 are investigating the Greeks and how they have affected the world. We will look at 'Ancient Greece' through to 'Modern Greece' - comparing between the two and how Greece is similar or different to the UK.
To kick start our Greek investigation, we held a Greek toga party and tried all things Greek. Some brave children tried the Octopus!!!
What else has been going on!
* We had a visit by the 'Life Bus', it visited and we talked about healthy living and what we can do to stay healthy.
* We've been getting free fruit to support our healthy bodies and we take part in daily 'Brain Breaks'
* As a school we have helped create the school displays - History, Geography, Art, RE etc.
* Some of us in Year 5 have taken part in sporting activities with other schools e.g. football and cross country running
* Learning some great songs with Aled in our classes and then in singing assembly.
* Started the 'Behaviour Bands' - we have to complete a set of criteria before we get a particular band. We first have no band, then we aim for a 'Rainbow', then a 'Bronze', followed by a 'Silver' and a 'Gold' band. Each new band we get we have a treat/ trip to help us keep showing our great behaviour.
* Designing our own Christmas cards that can be printed and sold to raise money.
What is coming up!
* Body Percussion-This is a whole school activity that uses are body to make noises while using text to tell a story!
* Fireworks night - this is when the whole school, organised by Miss Jones, celebrate Bonfire Night with our families
* A school disco so we can let our hair down and raise money for the school
* Christmas parties
* Christmas and getting ready for the new year to begin.
'Project on a Page' Autumn 2018
Our 'Essential Question' for Autumn 2018 is: Should we discover what is behind the clouds?
Winchester Science Museum Trip
Behaviour Bands - This shows you what each child must achieve before getting a reward for their excellent behaviour. Every child has one copy, and is highlighted when they achieve and show brilliant behaviour. Children can access this anytime to see what they need to work on to get to the next level.
Planned Trips 2018-2019: Winchester Science Museum (Autumn)/ British Museum (Spring) / Sculpture Park (Summer)
Time for fun and Learning!
We started the Summer Term with a positive attitude.
We are proud of our learning and our presentation
Starting the term with some story mapping
This is our non-chronological report about Hobbits
We have been looking at a range of non-chronological reports. We have looked at the similarities and differences between them. Based on this, we have decided on some tools to use when we write our own.
We started the Hocus Pocus theme with a little bit of magic!
Mr Kops amazed us with his card trick, while Mrs Lambert and Miss Garrod practised their mind reading skills.
Then they taught us how to do magic too.
Why don’t you try it?
Think of a number between 1 and 10 any number will do,
Now take that number and multiply it by 2
Are you ready? Good, add 6
Halve the number in your head
Subtract the number you first thought of
and the number you are now thinking of is...
Who has been in our classroom?
After discovering some strange objects, we wrote a recount of the events. We each had our own ideas about what had happened and used the evidence to prove it. Did our visitors come from Narnia? Was there a portal in our very own classroom? It definitely got us thinking.
Starting our Talk for Writing in the new term.