Year 5

 
Welcome to Year 5

NEWSLETTER

Year Five

Recently, Year 5 enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with Mr Hanif who was kind enough to share his science knowledge and experience with us. We particularly enjoyed the chromatography activity where we separated the colours from felt tip pens using filter paper and water. 

We also had a visit from a Water Aid volunteer who told us about his experience setting up a water pump in Rwanda and the importance of clean drinking water. Thank you for your contributions to our non-uniform day to raise money for Water Aid. In English, the children wrote persuasive speeches to convince other local head teachers to organise a similar event for Water Aid.

Year 5 are looking forward to their trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum on Thursday 13th June,

We will be continuing to have two sessions of PE.  This half term, we will be honing our athletics skills as well as playing rounders. Please ensure your child has their PE kits on Mondays and Thursdays (5G and half of 5Y) / Fridays (5R and half of 5Y).

May we remind parents that all children are expected to complete their Maths Challenge work every night and read every night. Once these have been done and checked, their purple record books need to be signed by an adult.

Miss Rogers, Mrs Yates, Mrs Gill

 

Maths

In the Spring term, we will be studying multiplication, division and fractions.

Please ensure your children complete their daily Maths Challenge and sign their purple record book.

English

Having already written a range of text based on our exciting experiences from Greek Day and our trip to RAF  Halton, this half term we will be writing narratives, descriptions, instructions and poetry based on our trip to Mop End.

We continue to have a Grammar or Punctuation lesson once a week. Children will be given spellings to learn for a test once a week. 

 

Science

In Science,   5Y will be learning about everyday materials, 5R will be studying the topic of forces and 5G will be learning about the circle of life.  By the end of the year, all classes will have been taught all of the topics.

Geography

This half term, our topic is the Amazon Rainforest and children will be looking closely into the rainforest location, layers, climate, animals and tribes. The children will use Virtual Reality to take them into the heart of a rainforest and develop their learning. 

PE

Year Five will be learning Tag Rugby during Games lessons and developing their Dance techniques with Miss Knox. 

Mop End Trip
Year 5 had an amazing time at Mop End. The enjoyed exploring the wonderful outdoors and gaining extraordinary experience. 
 
Children got to create their own shelter, in groups, out of natural resources. Not only did they have to be strong, but waterproof too! Unfortunately, some of us got wet! The day was full of outdoor adventure and included a woodland trail, insect hunt (which was then used to create models of) and we even played an interesting game blindfolded! Friends were trusted to walk us over to a tree and back so that we could then guess which tree it was. 
 
Below are some pictures from our day out!
Science Afternoon

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