DT – Scones

In our DT lesson this term, we have worked together to measure ingredients and follow a recipe to make scones. We then ate these with jam and cream during our picnic to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Friday.

We used the scales to weigh the ingredients and also a jug to measure the amount of milk. We then learnt how to ’rub in’ to mix the flour, butter and sugar before adding the milk and rolling the mixture and using the cutter to cut our scones. We also needed to wash up after we had made the scones.

Marvellous Maps

This week in our Geography lesson, we learnt all about the 8-points of the compass and how we can use a compass to navigate. We then went onto the playground and used the compass to find North and then drew our own compasses. In our next lessons, we are going to be learning how to use maps, recognise symbols and use grid references.

STEM Fairgrounds Project

As part of our DT and Computing learning in Year 5, we have designed, made, programmed and evaluated our own fairground ride.

We worked in teams of 3 colaborating to design and make a fairground ride. To take this further, we learned how to create circuits and program a Crumble controller to control our rides.

We still need to check our circuits and correct our programs to make the rides work, but here is our journey so far.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The children in Year 5 have been very busy over the past couple of weeks creating lots of wonderful things for Christmas including calendars, baubles and Christmas cards!

On the 1st of December, out came the Christmas tree ready to be decorated. The children had a fantastic time painting Christmas scenes and characters inside of their baubles and then were even able to fill them with snow! Here are a few of the brilliant baubles that hung on our tree.

After learning about Wassily Kandinsky in their Art lessons, Year 5 used his art as inspiration for their calendars this year.

As we counted down the days until 2022, Year 5 were really creative painting their own interpretations of Kandinsky’s ‘Squares with Concentric Circles’.

All children tried exceptionally hard when using the watercolours to make sure that the colours they used looked vibrant and they had clear circles. Take a look at the process and one of the finished calendars below.

All of the children in Year 5 have worked extremely hard this year so on behalf of myself and Mrs Beddow, we want to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Miss Cooper

Year 5’s Got Talent!

For their Christmas performance this year, all children in Year 5 took part in a KS2 performance of a well-loved children’s classic. We had a wide range of speaking and acting characters, from gangs of crooks and police, bartenders and workers, even our very own piano player!

Myself and Mrs Beddow were so proud of how hard the children worked to practise their lines and act out their parts and we were so pleased to see how the confidence of some children soared over the weeks leading up to filming day.

To watch Year 5’s performance alongside the other classes in KS2, please click the link below and input the password that you will receive shortly from school.

As well as participating in their Christmas performance, Year 5 also took part in a mini brass ensemble in front of Mrs Beddow and their music teacher, Miss Miller.

To watch their brass performance, please click the link below and enter the password that you will receive shortly from school.

Fantastic work Year 5, we hope you all enjoy a well-deserved rest!

Miss Cooper

Our amazing Ancient Egyptian work!

As part of a History emersion day, Year 5 learned many exciting new things about the Ancient Egyptians. Over the course of the day, the children explored the religious ideas believed by the Ancient Egyptians and learned about a range of gods and goddesses. In addition to this, the children also explored a range of historical sources to find out more about the child pharaoh – Tutankhamun. The Year 5 children were thoroughly engrossed to find out about the mummification process and the reasons why some people from Ancient Egypt were mummified. On this day, the children also learned about the Ancient Egyptian style of writing – hieroglyphics, where the children enjoyed writing their own name in hieroglyphics on a cartouche and writing a coded message to a friend.

The Year 5 children should be extremely proud of all of the wonderful knowledge they have retained about this topic and all the additional research they have completed at home. Well done Year 5 and thank you for an enjoyable day.

Mrs Cook

Year 5 Harvest festival

On the final day of half term, Year 5 took part in their harvest festival performance!

The children performed four songs to their Year 6 audience: ‘Cauliflowers fluffy’, ‘Harvest samba’, ‘We’re so thankful’ and “Do the Dough”.

Year 5 worked so hard and persevered through practising all of these songs and the actions too!

After a long day of practising and performing, Year 5 were able to tuck into a thick slice of traditional harvest bread with a choice of either jam, butter or chocolate spread.

To watch Year 5’s performance, please click the link below and input the password that you have received from school.

Welcome back!

Miss Cooper and Mrs Beddow want to welcome back our Year 5 pupils who have started to settle into their new routines in a brand new classroom. Please see some of photographs of the finished room below. The children’s work will soon start filling up those walls!

Year 5 have been getting very active in their Science lessons, thinking carefully about the particle structures of solids, liquids and gases.

Solid particles – we had to stand in our groups close together and vibrate in position but not move past one another.
Liquid particles – we had to move around each other in our groups.
Gas particles – we had to be spaced out from each other in our groups and move very quickly in our space.

We are looking forward to showing you our work from National Recycling Week and we will keep you updated with the learning and activities that take place in different subjects throughout the school year.

Fantastic start to the school year – keep it up Year 5!