Year 5 Mrs Arnaud

Welcome to our class page. Here, you will find information about the children’s exciting learning, as well as any key dates or important pieces of information that you will need to know for the upcoming half term.

Reminders and Dates

While school is closed, please make sure that you look on the Y5 year group page to see what your daily tasks are.  I will post some of your amazing work on here to give inspiration to everyone else in the class.  Thank you for being such a fabulous class :)

Homelearning

English

Week beginning 30th March: This week, you have been focusing all of your English tasks around ‘Hidden Figures’ by Margot Lee Shetterly.  Here are some great examples of your work:

G Job Advert Nasa 2

Week beginning 23rd March: We’ve been working on writing our own mystery stories this week.  Some of your setting descriptions were very good – you’re creating imagery and building suspense already.  Here is a few examples of your character descriptions:

M Character Description

Art

Here’s some of your artwork that you completed showing rivers and mountains, using lots of different patterns to create colour and texture.  Great work!! Click on the links to open the pictures.

D Rivers and Mountains E Rivers and Mountains L Rivers and Mountains

Our Learning

During the second part of the autumn term, the children will be busy rehearsing our Christmas play.  We hope to see You at our main performances in December.

Worship Group

Our new worship group have already started our class worship off to an amazing start! 

Science

This half term, we are going to be learning about Animals, including Humans. The children have made a wonderful start by bringing in photographs of themselves as a baby, toddler and child so they can relate their own life so far to the life cycle of humans in general.  Thank you to the parents who also sent photographs of themselves as babies, toddlers, children, adolescents and adults!

Geography

Our map skills this half term are going to focus on South America.  The children have already identified where South America is in the world, what continent it is, the seas that border it and they’ve named some of the countries of South America.  If anyone has any holiday snaps that show the landscape of South America, I’m sure the children would love to see them and find out more about each area.

 

Science

Our science topic this half term is Materials and Their Properties – Changes. We started this topic with a workshop from Chemistry with Cabbages! We were able to explore acids, alkalis and neutrals by mixing chemicals to see what changes occurred. Later in the day, we observed changes in chemicals by heating them with a bunson burner and managed to separate water and food colouring. By the end of the day, we had lots of scientists in training.

Worship Group

This half term, our new worship group will be planning and delivering our class worship sessions each Friday.

PE

Throughout the half term, the children have been learning the history of South American dancing. They have explored a wide range of South American music and have worked together to create their own Latin-American dance.

History

During our first half term, we are going to be comparing what was happening in Britain and Ancient Maya around 900AD.  This follows on from our learning in year 4 where we studied the Vikings.  The children will be using a range of sources to research their topic, including iPads and artefacts.

English

Linking with our history project, the children are going to be exploring a range of tales and legends from other cultures through stories and poems.  Our focus will be on legends from Ancient Maya and will focus on the children applying what they already know about story writing.

We are also going to be writing and performing our own narrative poetry, adapting out language and performance to suit our audience and using tone and expression to engage the listener.