Year 5 - Owls - Miss Liddle
Welcome back to Owl class. This term we will have a big push on spelling and writing in English and problem solving in Maths. As ever, please check this page every Friday for spelling lists and the homework task, or just have a scroll to see what we've been getting up to!
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Art, Spring half term 1 - brilliant Benin inspired plaques!
This half term the class have been working with Mrs. Waters in art, developing their skills with clay. They took inspiration from our topic work on Benin, and created their own interpretations of some of their famous Bronze Plaques. I was so impressed with the final results! Each child has used either a crocodile, leopard, snake or king in their design, you could ask them to explain the myths behind each one. In English, we are now creating and writing our own myths to tell the stories behind our amazing artwork.
4th February - Pac-man Scratch
Thank you to Oliver for bringing in his amazing scratch project! We took turns to have a go on the pac-man game, and some of us even made it to the leader board. Oliver then explained some of the programming to us, we were very impressed. Hopefully we will all get a chance to play at some point before half term :)
27th - 31st Jan, a very busy week in Year 5!
We started off this week with an afternoon of practical science work on dissolving, which both myself and the children really enjoyed. We had to use our knowledge of particle science to help us understand the results we could see happening. This was quickly followed by our class assembly (another big thank you to all who could make it to see us) and some tough dictionary work in English; I challenged the class to use to dictionaries to find precise meanings of words rather than spellings. This proved interesting to us all, as lots of children could give me a general idea of lots of words, but we learned that we weren't actually so sure of specific meanings. Finally, we finished with another great PE skills session with Aaron from Colchester Town FC.
Teamwork games - PSHE 10.1.20
In our PSHE lesson we began to think about our new topic - working together - in a very hands on way. The children were given 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1m of sellotape and 15 minutes to build the tallest free-standing tower that they could. For the tower to be a success, it would have to be able to hold a marshmallow for 3 seconds on the top. The class worked really hard and it definitely allowed us to reflect on our strengths and weaknesses as team players! We then moved on to the 'Human knot' game, where Mrs. Barwick and I tangled the children up and they had to undo themselves, without any talking. The class found this really challenging as well as fun (and we found it very amusing to watch)!
A big thank you to all who came and watched our class assembly this morning! The children really enjoyed themselves and I was very proud, both of all the hard work they put in to planning it and how well they performed it. Now to enjoy lots of Christmas activities in class (including problem solving for Santa in maths!), and reward ourselves with some fun after all of the hard work we've put in this term.
Year 5 classroom turns into a debating chamber!
In English we have been working hard on the book 'Treason'. Today we held a class debate over whether Nick should help Will on his journey to save his Father. We wrote fantastic individual discussion texts first, then worked in groups to transform them into persuasive speeches that were read in the debate!
Becoming Morse code masters in Science!
We worked together to create a circuit with a switch and a bulb. Next, we wrote messages and translated them into Morse code. Finally, we flashed out our messages for the rest of the class to work out! We really enjoyed learning more about the history of this method of communication.
Bikeability - A heads up!
All Y5 children will take part in Bikeability in March 2020 to ensure they are safe on the road. They will all need a working bicycle to bring into school so please can you ensure they have one! Any issues, please contact school. Thanks.