Below is our most recent blog from Year 5. This includes a summary of the two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
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Friday 22 June
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Friday 8 June
What a very exciting start to the final half term for the children in Year 5! It was straight back in on Tuesday morning with another fantastic workshop from our friends at the Orange Tree Theatre. There were so many dramatic techniques and activities packed into the hour and a half that we spent in the hall introducing us to ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Our visit to the theatre is a little way off but we are already eagerly anticipating a fantastic day. There will be more activities to follow up on our session before this so stay tuned to find out more!
Back in the classroom, in other areas of the curriculum, Year 5 have moved on from their topic of ‘The Tudors’ and are now onto ‘Grand Designs’. This means a new class reader and in the English work this week, the focus has been around our designs for ourselves and our futures. This has included discussions and activities based on what the children’s future occupations might be. These will then be linked in to some poetry work next week.
Friday 18 May
Which one of Henry VIII’s wives was famous for the laid back way she entered royal palaces ? The second one - she just used to amble in (if you say it quickly, it works).
It has been Tudors galore for the Year 5 children for the last few weeks and in English they have continued working on the class reading book ‘Treason’. To help them with their writing, they have been performing lots of drama activities including role playing and hot seating.
The children have also begun to present their Tudor projects to their classmates, and the standard so far has been very high and in some cases very gruesome.
Year 5 visited the Historic Royal Palace at Hampton Court last week. As well as being one of Henry VIII’s Tudor palaces, it is also one of the main settings for much of the Treason book. The sun shone for the whole day, the ‘Questioning the Past’ workshop was thoroughly informative and the kitchens were open and manned by some very jolly and chatty ‘Tudor cooks’. It was a fantastic experience for the children and they all enjoyed it greatly.
The children’s math’s learning has had more of a focus on fractions than on the Tudors. In the last few weeks they have been working on converting improper fractions and mixed numbers and finding equivalent fractions.
Friday 4 May
‘Whose helmet is this?’ has been the phrase most heard in Year 5 this week with the start of our Bikeability group sessions. The children have grasped this opportunity well and certainly look the part. A fairly normal timetable has continued to be delivered inside the classroom, with the children continuing to enjoy our focus on the Tudors.
Progress has been made into our class novel, ‘Treason’, and the children have been looking closely at the characters and their motivations this week. This has involved lots of drama work to further understand the emotions of the characters, finishing the week with writing from the perspective of the main character, William. Everyone is looking forward to the visit to Hampton Court next week, which is also featured in the novel.
The unusual format of the week has lent itself very well to a more investigation-based week in maths work. The children have explored concepts such as fractions and systematic strategy using playing cards and other resources.
Friday 20 April
Welcome back everyone! It was off to a strong start for the Year 5 children this week, commencing the new topic for the term—‘The Tudors’. This is always a highly anticipated and exciting topic with the children having some previous knowledge but with so much new to learn! It is fantastic also to have such a strong local connection with this topic, as you will have seen with the Hampton Court Palace trip letter coming out - keep those slips coming! To put a new spin on the topic this year, we are using another fantastic ‘Power of Reading’ text: ‘Treason’ by Berlie Doherty.
Across the curriculum this week there have been many other fresh starts in the subjects including; forces in science, negative numbers in maths and exploring the internet in computing.
Thank you for being so prompt with registering for bikeability, we look forward to this in a couple of weeks time.