Teacher: Miss Male
TAs: Mrs Campbell and Miss O’Connor
In the first half term we have visited Tatton Park for our Stone Age topic. We found out about Stone Age tools, how Stone Age people survived and how and why fire was used.
We had an experience day based around the artist Antony Gormley. We started by creating a collage of Antony Gormleys artwork so that we had an idea of his style. We found out that lots of his artwork is based around people so we created pieces of artwork similar to those of his; clay people, wire people and a watercolour silhouette of a person.
In Literacy we have looked at the texts:
– The Green Children by Kevin Crossley-Holland
– The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
During the Highwayman, we have been using our new Write Stuff approach to literacy looking at lots of new skills; alliteration, metaphors and similes. We created a description of a setting thinking about having an impact on the reader through our word choices. We have been thinking about how words reflect emotions at different levels of severity. We also wrote a story based around the theme of stealing something. We planned, drafted, wrote and edited our own individual story and enjoyed reading them out to the rest of the class.
We have just started the Green Children and will be writing a thought bubble including lots of emotion after something very sad happens in the story.
In Maths we have been looking at place value and addition and subtraction. We have gotten really good at reading numbers up to a million and comparing and ordering these. We are now focusing on perfecting column addition and subtraction and using rounding to check our answers.
In Science we have been looking at materials and their states. We have looked at sorting materials based on their properties, tested materials for their properties, looked at which materials are conductors and insulators and what their purpose is and also we have planned our own investigation about materials that dissolve.
In ICT we are currently looking at Scratch coding. We have looked at changing background, costumes and creating additional sprites. We are making a maze game where our sprite must move through the maze to get to the end.
We enjoying reading in Year 5 and are bringing our books in every week! We have started the new online reading buddy programme and love using this at home.
Some of the things children said that they liked about it:
– There are lots of books which you can get at home if you don’t have many books.
– You can answer quizzes about the books which is fun.
– The buddy helps me with my reading.
– I can see what percentage I get so I know that I can improve.
Take a look at our pictures!!!
Year 5 team x
Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet
Class Newsletter for Year 5- Newsletter Year 5 Spring 2020
Document showing what the Year 5 children will look at in Spring Term- space topic web y5 2020