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Music 5B

27/02/2017 at 15:50


Today we learned to read and perform a piece of music!

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The first week back…

24/02/2017 at 12:20


Year 5 came back to school with a fantastic attitude and got straight into their learning.

In Literacy, we are looking at persuasive language – something a lot of us seem to be experts at already! We heard about the different techniques the children use to persuade their parents to buy them something, or to persuade their siblings to let them play with something.  We even heard the ‘top-tips’ on how to persuade your mum to let you choose the radio station on the way to work!

In Maths this half term, we are looking at decimals and percentages.  This week, pupils have been comparing and ordering decimals.  To finish the week off we looked at the nutritional values of different flavoured crisps, ordering them accordingly then adding the decimals to a number line.  It is particularly tricky to place your decimal when there is more than one decimal point.  We must remember that the ‘tenths’ hold the largest value.

In Science we will be looking at the reproductive system of plants and animals.  This week, we found out just why bees are so important in the reproduction of plants, as they transfer pollen from one plant to another.  We are hoping to look into this further and also get some flowers which we can deconstruct and dissect, to study them further. We also are looking forward to learning about the gestation periods of different animals, including humans.

In Topic, we are focusing on South America.  We were very impressed to see how much the pupils already knew.  In our first lesson, we looked at where South America is in relation to ourselves.  Using the satellite on google-maps, we zoomed in to different countries in South America to compare what we could observe in terms of landscape, climate and human features.  Pupils really enjoyed the freedom involved in this task – it would be a fun thing to do at home too!

The year ahead – We are halfway through the year now! We are really pleased with the progress the pupils have made and look forward to seeing this continue.  Keep up your home learning and enjoy any experiences you have outside of school, as they are all further opportunities to learn!  If you need any additional copies of anything, such as the spelling lists, just let an adult know and they can provide you with these.

Please see below for some photos of this week’s maths activities!

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5L Trip to the Leeds City Museum

04/02/2017 at 13:47


This week 5L went on a trip to the Leeds City Museum for a workshop on the Anglo-Saxons. The children had a great time completing both the activities provided by the museum as part of the workshop and exploring the other exhibits in the museum.

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Anglo-Saxons Trip

03/02/2017 at 12:59


5B had a fantastic time on our trip to Leeds City Museum on Thursday.  Please enjoy browsing our gallery of photos.

5B – Comment on a photo to tell me:

  • What you were doing when the photo was taken.
  • What you learnt from the activity.
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This week in Year 5

14/01/2017 at 20:28


This week in Year 5 has been another brilliant one. The children are continuing to work hard and have been producing some really great work.

In Literacy, we have continued our exploration of the Anglo-Saxon epic ‘Beowulf’. This week, the children have written letters as King Hrothgar, written detailed descriptions of Beowulf (and some monsters of their own creation) and even written a diary entry as if they were the feared Grendel himself! We have really enjoyed getting into character when writing, particularly when it meant we could go into some gory detail as the monster.

In Maths, we have been continuing our work on fractions. Despite being put off by them at the start of last week, the children have been doing really well and have been exploring the idea of equivalent fractions and how we can use multiplication and division to find them. Next week, we will be moving on to ordering and comparing fractions.


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Anglo-Saxons Lesson

11/01/2017 at 17:58


L.O: I can analyse and describe Anglo-Saxon artefacts and explain what they can teach us about Anglo-Saxon culture.


For each source of evidence you should consider the following questions:

1.What do you think the object is?

2.Who do you think would have used it?

3.Where do you think the object found or came from originally?

4.What could it be made of?

5.What can it teach us about Anglo-Saxon life?

6.Any other observations?

In your explanation, try to use a relative clause (whose, that, which, who, where, when).


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