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5B and 5L – the first week back!

08/09/2017 at 15:35


Both year 5 classes have had an impressive and positive start to the year.  It has been so lovely to get to know all the children and their unique personalities.  I can tell we have two classes filled with happy learners!

Next week, each class’s timetable will begin properly.

In maths, we will be focusing on number and place value.  We will be writing, reading, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1 MILLION!

In literacy, we will be doing a small bit of writing on recounts before getting started with our Greek myths topic. This is what we are most excited for as we will get to read lots of exciting myths.

In our history lessons we will be studying Ancient Greece and in our history lesson next week we will be tasting some Greek food. If you would rather your child not eat these foods, please let either Miss Bradley or Miss Levett know. We plan to try olives, feta cheese and vine leaves stuffed with rice! We will send out a letter before the lesson just to make parents who may not have seen the blog aware.

In our science lessons we are looking  at different forces and this week we have already found out some interesting facts.  Did you know that the weight of an object does not affect how fast it falls, because the gravitational pull is still the same.  We found out that a force called ‘air resistance’ CAN have an effect, however. In the weeks to come we will be looking at levels and pulleys and we may even make and test-out some catapults!

PE begins next week (on Monday) but after school clubs do not begin until the week after.

Have a safe and fun weekend!


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A new start in 5B

04/09/2017 at 09:45


Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone is feeling rested and has enjoyed a lovely summer break.  I am really excited to start a new year of school with a new class full of great learners.

Below is a copy of the 5B timetable which will start properly in the week commencing 11/09/2017.This week will be packed with introductory tasks and activities and some less-formal lessons to ease you back in to school life!

Children’s Timetable

The pupils will be given their own copy of the timetable to stick on the fridge/their bedroom wall, to help keep them organised.

Have a good night’s sleep tonight – I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

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Geography / Design and Tecnology

24/07/2017 at 12:58


Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their learning around rivers and the water cycle.  It was especially fun to take our learning out into the real world on our trip to Malham.

As a fun way to finish off the topic.  Children designed and created their own models of either a waterfall, a limestone pavement or a meandering river. They worked in pairs firstly to create and model the basic shape, then later to paint and bring to life their sculptures.

See the photos of the finished designs below and let us know what you think!

[Photos will be uploaded later today]

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This Week in Year 5

14/07/2017 at 15:55


This week has been jam packed with events – with sports day on Wednesday and a transition afternoon on Thursday where the children got to meet their new teachers. Both classes seemed to really enjoy both events and are really making the most of their last few weeks in year 5.

In amongst all of that, the children have still been hard at work. In maths, we have been wrapping up our work on estimating measurements and have been looking at solving some tricky word problems in anticipation of our final assessments.

In literacy we are building up to writing our final extended write of the year. Both classes will be finishing up our literacy lessons with one final story and have been doing lots of work around film clips in preparation. This week, the children have been exploring descriptions of settings and characters and have produced some fantastic pieces of writing.

In topic, we have been creating some models to show how rivers and waterfalls are formed. the children are all working really hard and although they are still only in the beginning stages, I am certain that they will be fantastic by the end.

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Belated Videos – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

13/07/2017 at 09:57


Pupils wrote scripts of their favourite part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  They then worked in groups to learn and perform their scripts. Below are some of the videos!

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Year 5 Trip to Malham

12/07/2017 at 10:43


On Friday 7th and Monday 10th, 5L and 5B visited Malham. There were two main aims of the trip:

  1. to consolidate their understanding of the various topics that we have been learning about in our geography lessons (including the formation of rivers and waterfalls),
  2. to develop the children’s map reading skills.

For the vast majority of the trip the children took charge, first of all orienting their maps so that they could find Airehead – the source of the river Aire. From here, the children confidently led the way to Janet’s Foss and then to Gordale Scar, where we had lunch and 5L got to see some rock climbers in action as they scaled the walls!

After eating, the children were given plenty of time to go paddling in the water, with some being careful not to wet much more than their feet and others getting completely soaked! Luckily, all the children had brought a change of clothes and were able to quickly dry themselves off.

Once the children were ready, they led the way once more. The aim was to reach Malham Cove and to find Mrs Hawkhead and Mrs Young, who had ‘hidden’ somewhere along the route. Although the children of 5L initially started to travel in the wrong direction, they soon realised their mistake and set themselves on the correct path.

After a brief pause to watch the birds and to discuss the formation of Malham Cove, the children made their way along the top, being very careful and sensible so as not to hurt themselves. It was then that the children had to make their way back down to the bottom, counting the number of stairs as they went. From there we had a nice walk back to the minibuses, ready to return home.

Altogether, both trips went really well. The children all worked hard and did their best to follow their maps and although some children took charge more confidently, everyone gave it a good go. The very wet, rainy weather of last year didn’t return and although 5B got a little bit wetter than 5L did, they still persevered. Well done to all of our Year 5 children!

5B Photos:

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