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Year 5

  Autumn 2018 Leaflet

Spring 2019 Leaflet

Summer 2019 Leaflet

SPRING 2019

Spring 2019 has been another packed term for Year 5. We have enjoyed a wide range of activities, visitors, themed days and made some excellent progress across the curriculum. 

On Monday 14th January, Year 5 were visited by the High Wycombe Fire and Rescue Service. During this session the fire-fighters discussed a range of issues surrounding fire and fire safety. They were extremely impressed by our knowledge of safety procedures at school. We were able to ask questions and the visitors set us the challenge of creating an escape plan which could be implemented in the event of a fire in our own homes. 

 

 

Our topic this term has been Earth and Space. We have learned many scientific facts about the relationship between Earth, Sun and Moon. The topic spanned the curriculum, and included work in Science, History, Art, Music, Design & Technology, English and Mathematics. We made sundials; researched time zones around the world; learned about the ways the Earth, Sun and Moon move through our solar system. 

We found out a range of information about the planets and in art, we drew creative pieces based on the rings of Saturn. 

 

We also listened to Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds as part of our topic work. This is based on the 1898 science-fiction novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. We were fascinated by the story of a journalist who finds himself caught up in an Martian invasion!

 

The first piece of work we completed was to write a report for a newspaper detailing the arrival of the Martians. We were able to use the information in the first song on the album to add realism to our journalistic pieces. 

Using our research skills, we were able to find out about the life of H.G. Wells.

Art and Design & Technology was an exciting, enjoyable part of our work on The War of the Worlds. We used paint to create a picture of the Martians' cylinders; we designed a new record sleeve for the song Forever Autumn and we had great fun making tripods from junk!

 

  

 

Cross-curricular work is something we do a lot of in Year 5. In English, we linked our work to both Earth and Space and Music. We listened to an album called "The Overview Effect" by a band called Jet Black Sea. Part of the title track provided stimulus for work in poetry. We used an instrumental section of the track to inspire us. 

To link to our work on poetry we listened to a second song from "The Overview Effect" called Home. This tells the story of an astronaut returning to Earth after a long time in space. We analysed the lyrics, gave our opinions of the song and created an illustration. You can find out more about Jet Black Sea and listen to 'Home' by clicking here.

 

 

During the Spring Term, there have been three different themed days in school: English (World Book Day), Science and Maths. We had a fantastic time on all three days. Something we hadn't tried before was the "Escape Rooms" collaborative task that we took part in on Maths Day. This involved solving Maths problems which gave us the combinations to padlocks on a locked box. Every team in the class managed to open 9 padlocks. We also completed an investigation about the nets of 3D shapes.

 On Science Day, we were treated to a visit by Science Oxford and watched their show "The Science of Magic". We also investigated paper hoop gliders in our own classroom. These were made from straws and paper. We were able to discover how the length of straws and the diameters of the hoops affected the way the gliders flew.

 

 

AUTUMN 2018

We have been extremely busy throughout the Autumn Term, developing our skills and knowledge across the curriculum. 

Maths

In Maths, we have been improving our understanding of the four operations, statistics and perimeter and area. We can now read two-way tables and timetables efficiently, calculate the perimeter of some more complex rectilinear shapes and multiply / divide by 10, 100 and 1000. We enjoy using TT Rockstars and BB Roller to help develop our times tables knowledge. 

 

Topic

In our Topic work we have been exploring Inventors and Inventions. We found out about the timeline of various famous inventions including the printing press, telephone, light bulb and the world wide web. As part of the topic, we designed and made our own toys. We came up with a wide range of ideas and enjoyed the practical aspects of the task.

 

During the topic, we really enjoyed finding out the history of flight. We researched the Wright Brothers and how they invented, tested and flew the first powered aeroplane. We were surprised how quickly the aeroplane developed from this point onwards into the planes and jets we know today.

We were particularly intrigued when we discovered the story of Amelia Earhart. She was the first woman (and second person) to fly solo across the Atlantic. During her attempt to fly round the world in 1937, she and her navigator (Fred Noonan) disappeared when flying over the Pacific Ocean. Despite a huge search and rescue operation her plane has never been found....

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Week

Each year, the school takes part in Anti-Bullying Week and this year was no exception. The theme for this year was "Choose Respect" and we wrote free-form poems based around the letters of the word "Respect". 

 

Remembrance Assembly

On Friday 9th November, Year 5 led the school in our annual Remembrance Assembly. We told the school about the history of Remembrance Day and the Poppy appeal, performed poetry about the meaning of poppies and shared our artwork based on the Dire Straits anti-war song "Brothers In Arms".