PE: PE kit should be brought in on a Monday and taken home on Friday. PE kit should be a plain white shirt and black or blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms or the kit provided by Spurs. Footwear should be plimsolls or trainers.
Year 5 PE days- Wednesday & Friday
Homework: this will be handed out every Friday to be done by the following Wednesday. Each week's homework will be posted here.
Could you support us in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a good standard.
This half term, our IPC topic is 'The time tunnel: Chronology and timelines.' Children will be looking back over periods of history which include famous people, important events, natural disasters and anything that has happened in the past that has had an impact on them. They will be discussing how long ago these events occurred and creating a time line.
We will learn how periods of time are named and recorded, such as:
prehistoric, stone age, bronze age, iron age, classical age, middle ages, early modern history and modern history. We will look at previous learning and see which time periods they belong to.
We will find out about how other cultures, civilisations and religions have measured time such as the Chinese Zodiac which is based on a 12-year lunar cycle and that each year is represented by an animal.
Children will be learning about the changing states of matter and how solids, liquids and gases are called the three states of matter.
They will investigate how materials can be changed from one state to another by heating or cooling. Children will also be looking how the molecules in matter change according to its state.
The children will be reading their Big Read novel in class every day. As well as reading out loud, they will explore and discuss the novel's key characters, the author's use of specific language and how this effects the reader. Over the course of the half-term, they will have opportunities to make their own predictions, infer, look at words in context and express an opinion based on what they have read.
Reading at home
We have a wide range of books to support your child's reading within the school, and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and styles of books. However, in order to become confident readers, children need to read at home as much as possible. Children will be responsible for choosing their own reading book and changing these when they are finished. There is a sign in and out system in place for the children to take autonomy over their own reading selection.
Year 5 Science lesson- Separating a mixture
Materials in their individual bowls
Creating a mixture
Mixing it together
Using a magnet
Spooning out the pasta
Using the sieve
Separating the mixture
Working well together
Sieving the sugar
Performing and Reciting Poetry
Performing our Poem
Verse 1 of our poem
Verse 2 of our poem
Verse 3 of our poem
As part of our work in STEM, we accepted a challenge to build a tower as high as possible, using only scissors, newspaper and masking tape. We were given one hour to make it as high as we could and...................it had to hold a basketball on the top!
Here's how we got on.
Making legs for the tower
Fighting with masking tape
Trying to balance the ball
Just before it collapsed!
As part of our entry point in IPC, we designed mini rockets and had a space race in our classroom. We launched the rockets by blowing through a straw to give them 'thrust'. We wanted to see whose rocket would go the highest and travel the furthest distance.
Helping each other build rockets.
A finished rocket
Ready to try it out
Shooting them high!
Launching our rockets
Preparing to launch
Getting ready to shoot
In maths, we have been calculating time intervals using a blank number line. We applied what we learned when playing Snakes and Ladders. We had to work out time problems to save us from going down a snake.