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SPRING TERM 2020

To Infinity and Beyond

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring term.  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our topic is: To Infinity and Beyond and to keep you informed of the fun happenings the our new webrecruits (yet to be confirmed), will be posting weekly updates.  For further information on our intended learning this term, please click on the curriculum letter below. 

 Curriculum Newsletter - Y5 - To Infinity and Beyond

 

February 2020 - PSHE

As part of our PSHE learning this term, Mrs Coote set us the challenge to teach our friends a new skill in order to consider what the skills and attributes of an effective learner are and how to be a critical friend to ourselves and others.  We had a brilliant afternoon learning new skills and teaching them to others.  We were taught some new sporting skills such as judo, karate and kickboxing; how to count and say some phrases in Polish, Spanish and German; how to play a musical instrument and how to make flickbooks, friendship bracelets and clothing through sewing.  These are only a few of the new skills taught but everyone thoroughly enjoyed showcasing something that they could do!

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new new
new new
new new
new new
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 300  new

 

January 2020 - Homework - Telescopes and Constellations

In Science, we have been learning about stars and constellations.  For our homework, we were set the challenge to make our very own stargazer and create a constellation that could be viewed.  We were then encouraged to write some facts about our chosen constellation.  The homework was of an excellent standard and we enjoyed learning about the different constellations and the wonders within our galaxy.  

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January 2020 - English - Blackout Poetry

We have zoomed straight into our English this term, creating our very own Blackout Poetry.  Blackout poetry is the art of taking an existing poem or text and creating a new or extended meaning out of the original text.  This is achieved by ‘blacking out’ part/s of the original text whilst creating shapes from the original text or adding images to further enhance meaning.  We understood that the importance of blackout poetry was not what was deleted but what was left behind.  We learnt that creating Poetry is like an art form, your unique style will shine through as it does with each individual poem created by Y5.  We used an extract from our class reading book, “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and considered what we would leave to create our own poem linked to our class topic “To Infinity and Beyond”.  We hope you enjoy reading some of our creations here.  We have a wonderful display on our school hall also.  (Written by Y5)

poetry poetry
poet poet
poet poetry
poet poet

 

January 2020 - Science - Phases of the Moon

 As part of our Science lesson, Y5 were given the task of cutting Oreos to replicate the phases of the moon.  Having discussed the different phases of the moon and how this was linked to the positions of the Sun and Earth, we were (in our groups) given 8 Oreos!   We had to uses the Oreo biscuit to carve out the cream to depict the different phases of the moon. Amazing fun was had by all; eating them at the end was such a bonus! (Written by Y5)

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moon moon moon
moon phases phases

 

 

January 2020  - Science - The Planetarium Visit

As part of our learning in Science, Year 5 were visited by Star Lincs Planetarium.  The Planetarium is a large inflatable dome, which we climbed into, with very little light.  Inside this magnificent space, the stars and different planets of the solar system are projected onto the walls and ceiling allowing us to experience something ‘out of this world!’   Star constellations, the moon phases, close ups of the planets and information about them and how day and night is created were just a few of the topics taught whilst siting in such a fantastic space.  Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it brought our new topic “To Infinity and Beyond” to life.  If you look very closely at the last picture you might see some of us sitting in the dark learning about 'all things space'.  (Written by Y5)

planet
planet

 

 

AUTUMN TERM 2019

The Victorians

Welcome back to the Autumn term; I hope you enjoyed the Summer break.  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our topic is 'The Victorians'.  Please click on the curriculum letter below to find out more about our learning this term:

Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter

 

December 2019 - Open Book

Open book told the story of Peter's rescue from prison in Collective Worship and how we should always believe and have HOPE.  Some of us helped to retell the story through drama.  

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open open open
open open open

 

December 2019 - DT - Victorian Dolls House

As part of our Victorians topic, we have investigated and learnt about Victorian houses.  The children were then challenged to design and make their own room for a Victorian Dolls House thinking carefully about what you would find in a Victorian house.  Teamwork was the key ingredient to a successful build, and as you can see, the children have created exceptional rooms, sympathetic to that significant period in British history.  Can you tell which room is which?

house house
house house
house house
house house
houses houses
house houses
house houses
houses houses
houses houses
houses houses

 

 November 2019 - English - Spoken Word Homework

This term we were set the challenge (for homework) to research a famous Victorian who has had a significant impact on the world as we know it.  A 2 minute talk presentation was how we were asked to present out findings.  Mrs Coote was amazed with our confidence and knowledge.  A few of the famous Victorians we learnt about were:

  • Florence Nightingale
  • Mary Seacol
  • Robert Peel
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Dr Barnardo
  • Charles Dickens
  • Grace Darling
  • Mary Anning
  • John Cadbury
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November 2019 - PE - Gymnastics

Not only have we been swimming every week this term, we have also been learning new skills in Gymnastics as part of our PE lessons.  We have developing our core strenght to be able to complete a variety of balances such as counter balance, counter tension, part support and full support.  We have also been developing our control of a variety of jumps which we have been able to use when dismounting different apparatus.  

pe pe pe
pe pe pe

 

November 2019 - Science - Micro-organisms

We enjoyed a fun lesson on micro-organisms. First, we had to list what we thought about germs; most of the class thought of negative words, such as uncleanliness, dirty, unhelpful and unhygienic. We later discovered that germs can be both harmful and benefitical.  Mrs Coote supplied us with plasticine, which we then used to create our own microbes. Deciding whether to recreate a virus, bacteria (rods, spirals and  balls) or fungus was a tough decision.  Once we had created our own microbe we named it and wrote an explanation of how this microscope organism can impact on humans or animals.  

microbe microbe
microbe microbe
microbe microbe
microbe microbe

 

 October 2019 - Art

Continuing on our learning of the Victorian artist William Morris from earlier in the term, we have been creating our own prints, replicating a repeating pattern with a symmetrical design.  Firstly, we designed our print, then created the printing block using polystyrene tiles and a variety of other materials.  We are all very proud of all of our designs and below are just a few to share with you. 

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print print print
print print print
print print print

 

October 2019 - Outstanding Homework

Before and during half term, the children in Norwich were set some interesting homework.  The task was to create an information booklet about a fascinating Victorian invention that has had a significant impact on the world and create a miniature model of the invention. To help complete this project we could look at home for any books that could help them, visit the school library or the local library and research from a wide range of internet sources. Our learning had to be well presented and full of interesting information and the model had to be small enough to add to our class display.  We have ALL created amazing prototypes of our inventions and written some fantastic facts. 

Thank you to all family members who have supported the children with their projects as they were very proud to share their learning and we were extremely proud of everyone – MERITS FOR ALL!

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invent invent
invent invent
invent invent
invent invent
invent invent

 

October 2019 - September 2019 - MacMillan Coffee Morning

Year 5 enjoying a cup of squash and a cake, helping to raise money for a charity which means a lot to us all - MacMillan Cancer Support. 

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Macmillan Macmillan
Macmillan Macmillan

 

September 2019 - Science

As part of our Science this term, we have been learning about electricity and circuits.  We started by consolidating our existing knowledge of how to make a complete circuit and how to affect the brightness of a bulb.  Next, we will be learning the different scientific symbols used to match each of the components within a circuit to help us draw our own circuits accurately.  

Electricity science
science science

 

September 2019 - Art

This term in art, we are investigating the works of the artist William Morris.  Firstly, we looked at a variety of his prints and the influences in his life.  We wrote about the different features of his prints and the various patterns he used.  Finally, we chose one of his designs and continued the pattern.

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art art
art art
art art

 

 September 2019 - Team Norwich

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drawings sketching

 

September 2019 - Art

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