Year 5 have been very lucky to work with Imogen from Sky Blues. We have been working on knowledge about keeping fit and healthy and have also been being active outside, learning about physical health.
Year 5 say:
It is great that we can learn to keep healthy
We love going outside to be fit and healthy
We learn and we learn in a fun way
I can't wait to try different fruits!
Year 5 have conducted an investigation, where we tested to see what the best thermal insulator would be for Miss Noone's coffee cup. We used thermometers to test the results and have accurately created line graphs from the results.
Year 5 say:
We love doing Maths in science!
We couldn't believe the results!
See the thermometer helped me to understand negative numbers.
This week the E-Safety committee, from year 5, lead the school in an assembly during internet safety day. The children showed heaps of confidence, whilst standing at the front, delivering a presentation in a small group. The E-Safety committee were able to share useful and up to date information with the whole school, to ensure that everyone had the best knowledge to keep safe and SMART online. Make sure you visit the THINK U KNOW website to further develop your E-Safety knowledge!
The E-Safety team said:
"We were nervous at the start but then enjoyed presenting"
"It was important to share the message, of being safe online, with the school"
As a class, we have started our new topic of poetry! We are looking at The Highway Man and are very excited to further our learning with this poem. The children began by researching Highway Men and describing pictures supporting the poem. On Thursday, the children split into small groups and each took a stanza of the poem to perform to the class. We performed to tension building music to set the tone of the poem!
Year 5 said:
"Miss Noone said our acting skills had come on a lot since year 4"
"We liked acting to the music as it made us feel the tension building as we were speaking."
"I liked performing the poetry and it has helped me to remember the poem by heart from adding in actions."
This week we have looked at the Artwork of Kandinsky. We looked at how he used music to influence his artwork and have produced our own abstract art pieces inspired by Kandinsky.
We extended our art skills into R.E this week when looking at the Baptism Symbols. We used a mixture of pencil and chalk shadings create an art piece in the style of Piero Della Francesca.
Year 5 say:
"It was great to have art based work in other subjects."
"The art helped me to remember the key symbols of Baptism."
"I felt safe when doing art because we closed our eyes to listen to the music, but we were invited to open them at anytime."
This week we had our class assembly. The focus was on the virtue "Curious and active." We sang well and the parents really enjoyed watching. Children from other year groups said it was fantastic, marvellous and beautiful which made us feel very special. We look forward to working on becoming more curious and active in our lives.
Year 5 say:
"It was great to be able to pick our own songs for the assembly"
"We worked really hard and we are glad everyone could share in our assembly"
"It made us feel proud when people clapped before we finished!"
This week we came back into the classroom and saw our exciting new topic boards! We can't wait to explore these new topics! Keep looking at this page to see what we get up to this half term.
Year 5 say:
" The boards are colourful which make them engaging"
"I am excited to learn about music in history because I want to know the background to our music today"
"We can't wait to investigate different materials in science!"
We have had an amazing day exploring our networks! We have learnt the importance of not having our networks from the same place and having a wide range of people that we can choose from. This allows us to make sure that we are safe and have someone to talk to in any given situation. We also explore safe and unsafe secrets. We looked at the difference and now know which secrets are okay to keep and when it is not okay to keep a secret.
Enjoy the pictures from today 😊
Today we have focussed on early warning signs and our safe place. We all have a safe place that we can go to when we feel a certain way and this allows us to feel calm, peaceful and safe. Everyone has different safe places and everyone has different early warning signs. We now know that this is okay because we are all different and we are all unique!
Enjoy our pictures from today!
This week is Taking Care week. We have a lot of interesting things to do this week and we will be learning how we can keep ourselves safe.
Our playground and roof is having a lot of work done to it to enable us to have astro-turf and a new roof! As a result of this, we need to be very careful when on the playground as parts will be sectioned off and there is also scaffolding around the school.
Today, we explored our rights, responsibilities and feelings. We had a lovely group discussion and understood that yes we may have rights but with them we also have responsibilities. For example, we all have the right to free speech. However, we have the responsibility to understand what we our saying and the impact it may have on other people.
Keep looking at our page to follow our journey through safety week.
We have had a fantastic week looking at aspects of anti-bullying. We have explored how everyone is different AND THAT'S OKAY! We have focussed on empathising with others and how we should follow God's path by living life alongside the quote "Love one another as I have loved you". If everyone is kind to everyone then the world will be peaceful and joyful.
Today, we have focussed on cyber bullying as an extension from our learning yesterday.
We have used this website to gain information http://www.ebeat.org.uk/images/Cyberbullying_-_My_Pod_Cyberbullying_Activity_(PDF).pdf
Cyber-Bullying Aims of Activity 1. To give children an understanding of what cyber-bullying is 2. To be able to identify incidents of cyber-bullying
It allowed us to watch informative mini videos, leading onto strong, mature conversations.
We now are fully aware that these are the tips to success against beating cyber-bullying. We have displayed out new knowledge in the form of a news article.
Don't reply: to messages that are meant to upset you. This is likely to make the
Keep the message: you don't have to read it, but show it to a grown up you trust
who can record it and keep it as evidence
Report problems: don’t put up with it, take control and report it to a teacher,
Block the sender: get help to block the sender of upsetting messages
Tell someone you trust. Talking to your parents, friends, a teacher, youth
leader is usually the first step in dealing with any issue.
Respect yourself and respect others - being online is very public and very
real. Be in control, be yourself
We have had a fantastic start to this half term! Miss Noone is very proud of how we have settled back into school and we are looking forward to this lead up to Christmas!
This week we have started our new exciting topic of geometry in maths! W have been exploring properties of 3D shapes and have gained a lot of knowledge through practical learning!
See the pictures below to look at how we used multi-link cubes to practically support our learning journey.
We have had a very exciting end of the half term in Year 5! Firstly, we received a visit from Firemen and we remembered their visit from year 1. It was lovely to see them again and some of s even got our photo taken to help promote their new comic strip! We furthered our knowledge on fire safety and now are fully aware of how to keep safe.
This week we have also ventured out of the school grounds, all the way to Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery. Miss Noone was very impressed with our behaviour and we represented the school well. The exhibition that we went to was based on Forces and there were lots of practical experiments to aid our learning. As the groups swapped, we got the opportunity to explore the rest of the Museum and this enabled us to further our learning.
We are now ready for a good rest to prepare for the lead up to Christmas!