In English, we have finished the Anglo-Saxon Boy text. The children wrote their own, often gory, stories set in Anglo-Saxon England and have written book reviews. We have also written and illustrated a class book retelling The Night Before Christmas.
We have spent the last two weeks in maths exploring area and perimeter, including many Christmas themed activities.
We have enjoyed doing some Christmas art activities over the last two weeks. We have designed and made some Christmas decorations and have worked with oil pastels to create some beautiful Christmas cards.
We had a wonderful surprise PE lesson last week with Peak Sports which had a Harry Potter theme, it was great fun!
We are also looking forward to our Christmas party this week.
Well done for working so hard this term Year 5, have a wonderful Christmas holiday!
Things are starting to get a little bit festive in year 5! Our advent calendar has come out and we have started designing some top secret items in our art lesson this week – there are a few clues in this picture and we are excited to share them with you at the end of term.
We are continuing to work extremely hard as well as beginning to think about all things Christmassy. In maths, we have really impressed Mrs Richardson with our ability to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000, as well as investigating squared and cubed numbers with Mrs Morris. In English lessons we have continued to enjoy reading ‘Anglo Saxon Boy’ and have produced some fantastic writing including diary entries and letters related to the story. Mr Fernandes has started handing out pen licences and we have all been making a concerted effort to improve our handwriting recently.Music lessons are going well, and we are working hard to learn some tunes to play together. Have a look at the pictures below!
Science has included more practical experiments, this week finding out all about thermal conductors and insulators. We have also been really interested to find out all about the Sutton Hoo burial site in our topic work, trying to solve the ‘mystery of the empty grave’ and sketching some of the beautiful Saxon objects that were uncovered there.Computing has seen us recently start a unit of work on ‘Vector Drawings’, and we will be able to share a gallery of digital art with you very soon. In French we are learning to talk about our hobbies.
lovely week, including a school-wide visit from the Pegswood Fire Service which we thoroughly enjoyed. Yesterday afternoon we had a special RE and art afternoon because it was Diwali, and Mrs Richardson was so impressed with all our knowledge about the festival and the careful artwork we so carefully completed. We made colourful posters incorporating Diwali patterns and graphics, made candle holders and some of us had the perseverance to create intricate rangoli patterns using a technique called ‘quilling’.
In maths, we are now looking at statistics, and have already shown that we can understand bar charts, pictograms and line graphs. What an active week we are having as well, with our first swimming session taking place and rugby sessions just having started. In science, we have started a new topic about properties
of materials, and we are developing our scientific vocabulary.
Friday 15th October
In year 5, we have packed a lot into the last fortnight! We had a great time on our trip to Jarrow Hall, despite the torrential rain, putting ourselves in the place of Saxons and exploring the replica Saxon village. We particularly enjoyed being told stories and riddles around the fire, and learning about armour and weapons. We were even allowed to battle each other! We really impressed Catherine at Jarrow Hall with our knowledge of the Beowulf story, which we have recently finished reading in English lessons.
In art, we were really pleased with how our Saxon style illuminated letters turned out. We etched our designs onto tin foil and created bright colours using Sharpie pens.