Year5

Friday 6th April 2018

Another week has flown by as we come to the end of a busy term. The children have worked incredibly hard and we are very proud of their efforts. On Tuesday, Year 5 enjoyed the Songkran celebrations by having a huge water fight during their P.E lessons. The Fun Run was also a great success with many children from Year 5 participating. Well done to all involved – it was a fantastic event!

In Literacy this week, the children planned and wrote their own suspense stories drawing on techniques and key features learnt throughout the course of the unit. Their finished stories were based on their shoebox crime scenes made for homework and included lots of information about what being a detective entails. The stories were a pleasure to read and we look forward to seeing them published in our upcoming Literacy lessons.

In Maths, children have continued to calculate fractions and have spent this week applying their learnt knowledge to solve tricky problems.

In art, the children have completed detailed 3D paintings. They showed fantastic skills when sketching objects of their choice, carefully considering the angle that their piece was posed at and how it affected their outcome.

Finally, Science with Mr. Nash was a particular highlight this week and a learning experience that the children are unlikely to forget. During this session, the children had the opportunity to observe Mr. Nash dissecting a heart and blowing air into the lungs to demonstrate the vital role they play in our circulatory system. The demonstration generated a real buzz of excitement and discussion amongst the children and made a very abstract concept much clearer to understand.

Have lovely break and Happy Songkran!

Many thanks

The Year 5 Team

Notices:

Thursday 26th April 2018 – Year 5 celebration assembly. All children to wear house shirts please.

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Happy Songkran 5GA!

5GA had a wonderful time getting wet in the Songkran celebrations!

 

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5CH CELEBRATE SONGKRAN 2018

A splashing good time was had by all the children during our Songkran water fights!

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Happy Songkran from 5CN

Here are just a few photos from the splashing good fun the children had in their Songkran water fight on Tuesday.

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5CN get the chance to look at a real heart and lungs

Mr. Nash, our Junior Science Coordinator, demonstrated the dissection of a Pig’s heart and lungs on Monday to show the students what the inside of a heart really looks like.

Some students took the opportunity to feel the organs. It was a fantastic learning experience.

5CN look at a real heart and lungs from SHB Prep on Vimeo.

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5CH attend a dissection

Mr. Nash, our Junior Science Coordinator, demonstrated the dissection of a Pig’s heart and lungs on Monday to show the students what the inside of a heart really looks like.

Some students took the opportunity to feel the organs. It was a fantastic learning experience. Kinzo made this PicCollage to show the dissection.

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Weekly Review 30/3/2018

Friday 30th March

Year 5 have had a busy week celebrating Songkran at school. This will continue into next week when we will be having our water fights in PE on Tuesday. Please see the following information from the PE department.

Songkran Water-fights: To get into the Songkran spirit, the children’s P.E session on Tuesday 3rd April will be a Songkran water fight. For this children will need to bring: a Swimsuit, Flowery Songkran shirt / t-shirt, a small bucket and a towel. As this will be in lesson 2, children can come to school wearing this, with their normal school uniform packed for afterwards.

Additionally, we will be having very exciting Science lessons as Mr. Nash (Science Coordinator) will be modelling a dissection of a pig’s heart and lungs in class. This activity is completed each year and gives students excellent first-hand experience of the circulatory system. Students will observe the dissection and then be invited to explore the heart and lungs whilst wearing gloves.

If you are happy for your child to participate in this lesson, you do not need to do anything.

If however you have any objections, there are two options:

  1. Your child will miss this lesson and be given an alternative learning opportunity OR
  2. Your child can participate by observing in the room at a distance BUT not touch or come near the organs

Please inform your respective class teachers, if this is the case.

In Literacy this week, we have continued with our Suspense writing. Using the story of ‘The iPad’ as our stimulus, we have begun to use our shoe box crime scenes to create our own suspense texts. Using show not tell, personification and simile and metaphor are big challenges which the children are striving to meet.

In Maths, we have continued to solve difficult fractions problems. We have been adding and subtracting, multiplying and calculating equivalent fractions. The students have worked really hard and have been developing mastery of fractions.

In Humanities this week, we have continued our work based around Sherlock Holmes. We have also learnt about 4 figure grid references and will soon be using this skill to find hidden QR codes around school.

In Science, we have continued our new unit Animals inc. Humans. This week we have been learning about harmful and helpful drugs. This topic is very important and there has been some good discussion around the subject.

In art, we have continued to focus on shade and tone, creating detailed 3D drawings. The children have chosen an object which they will sketch and then paint, aiming to create a 3D effect with tone and shade.

Finally, the children enjoyed an assembly with Gail Clarke, the author of Shark Guardian. They listened carefully and were able to ask and answer thought-provoking questions.

Enjoy your weekend.

Many thanks

The Year 5 Team

Notices:

Next week

Thursday 5th April – Fun Run! Please see Parent portal for details. T-Shirts are available to buy now! There will be no after-school You Time activities.

Friday 6th April – End of Term 2 – please pick up your child up at 12:50pm on this day. There will be no after-school You Time activities.

Tuesday 24th April – Start of Term 3A – Day 7.

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5GA use Scratch in ICT!

This week, 5GA met with Mr. Mystery to learn how to input algorithms to control a Sprite. They had to carefully select each instruction in order to make complex shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Year 5 Weekly Review – Friday 23rd March

Friday 23rd March

Year 5 have had another action-packed and fun-filled week in school.

In Literacy this week, the children have immersed themselves in the model suspense stories. They have used compare and contrast conjunctions to compare two or more suspense stories and have identified language and structural features of the genre. The children then used a comic strip to write a short story using temporal conjunctions. This allowed them to really develop their Literacy skills and offered a further opportunity to secure their understanding of the key features of suspense writing.

In Numeracy this week, the children have continued their fractions learning. They have been consolidating their knowledge of equivalent fractions and have started to show a sound understanding of this. The children were the able to apply this knowledge to add, subtract and multiply fractions. When working on this, the children have shown fantastic reasoning skills and have been able to use pictorial representations and concrete examples to explain their learning.

In Humanities this week, we have completed lots of work based around Sherlock Holmes. The children created their own Sherlock Holmes character study and have included lots of interesting information about the detective and his side kick Dr Watson. The children will be moving onto looking at four figure grid references in preparation for an evidence hunt around school in the coming weeks.

In Science, we have started our new unit Animals inc. Humans. The children have labeled diagrams of the heart, lungs and major organs and had to describe the functions of the different organs. We focused on the circulatory system and how oxygenated and deoxygenated blood travels around the body.  The children were able to recreate this cycle which really helped them to understand the role of the heart and lungs in the circulatory system.

In art, we have continued to focus on shade and tone, creating detailed 3D drawings. The children showed fantastic skills when sketching chess pieces, carefully considering about the angle that their piece was posed at and how it affected their outcome. We are working towards a final piece of work, where the children will use their new skills to make detailed sketches of crime scene evidence.

Enjoy your weekend.

Many thanks

The Year 5 Team

Notices:

Wednesday 28th March – Songkran Celebrations. Children should wear Songkran shirts and PE shorts.

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5GA’s Long Term Homework Projects

5GA’s amazing crime scenes have created much discussion and excitement this week. A few children have already presented theirs to the class and we look forward to hearing more about the rest next week.

Untitled from SHB Prep on Vimeo.

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