Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year Five!
On our class page you will be able to find information about our class and view photos of our varied activities, including our Welly Week adventures.
During this term Year 5 have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On these days children should come to school in their kit please. This includes a white T shirt and black bottoms. School jumpers should be worn rather than hoodies or other jumpers.
Y5JN will visit the library on Thursday mornings. Please ensure your child has their reading book and purple reading journals in school then. It is great to see how much reading is recorded in their books!
We hope you enjoy viewing our Year 5 page.
Year 5 Beach visit
This morning Year 5 visited South Shields beach in order to compare it to Copacabana in Brazil as part of our ‘How are we similar, how are we different?’ topic. They used their map skills and understanding of human and physical features to compare the locations. We also enjoyed some fun on the beach!
Messages for the children of Ukraine
This week in Year 5 we have created some wonderful images and symbols of hope and peace to send to the children of Ukraine. They have been taken to the drop off point this evening and will begin their long journey to the Polish/Ukrainian border early tomorrow morning. We hope they bring smiles to the faces of the families and children who receive them!
In addition to our chalked out planets on the playground, we have also enjoyed a very tasty science lesson about phases of the moon. We used models of the planets to watch how the moon orbited the earth then used Oreos to make the moon in its differing phases.
Reading Reward and hot chocolate!
As a result of their fantastic reading at home and in school, Year 5 have earned a film and hot chocolate! We chose Beethoven’s Christmas which was perfect for Christmas Well done everyone keep up the hard work over the Christmas holiday!
We were so lucky on Tuesday afternoon that the weather cleared up to allow us to visit Pelaw Quarry Pond. Also, we were thrilled to be joined by a local volunteer, Shirley, who shared bird food with us and told us all about the local swans.
Over the last two weeks we have learned about flowering plants. This week we dissected them to see if we could find and label all the parts involved in reproduction.
We have also learned about the life cycles of different animals including those which involve metamorphosis. We ordered and compared changes which took place.
This half term we are leaning about stop motion animation. We started this unit by learning about early forms of animation. The children made either a flip book, a thaumatrope or a zoetrope.
This week in Science we carried out an investigation into seed dispersal. The children made sycamore and dandelion seeds, dropped them and measured how far they travelled. We learned about dependent, independent and controlled variables and also why it is important to repeat readings to ensure are results are reliable. Finally, we calculated the mean and made conclusions.
This week the children used the grid method to copy a Viking warrior.
In computing the children have made some fantastic stop motion animations!
Year 5 South Shields Beach Visit
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