Inspired to be our best.....
Friday 18th November 2022
This week has been an alternative week in Year 5. We have been off timetable for most of it, learning how to be effective leaders. We were joined by Amanda from Junior Active leaders who trained us all how to lead physical activity. Not only that we also all took part in some basic first aid sessions, learning about the recovery position, CPR and choking. The children have worked incredibly hard and have invented some excellent games of their own. On Friday, we created a persuasive piece of writing advertising our games to the rest of the school.
Friday 11th November 2022
Wow we have had a very busy week this week! We have finished our leaflets which we made to advertise and persuade people to come to our very own theme park. In maths we have been looking at what makes a square number and have used counters to create square numbers. Finally, our afternoons have been taken up preparing to lead the school remembrance assembly, the children have been very respectful and diligent in their work and create a variety of work that they are all very proud to share.
Friday 4th November 2022
We have made a flying start to Term 2 here in Year 5. In our English lessons we are continuing with our novel ‘Cosmic’ and have, this week, designed our own theme park and begun to create a persuasive leaflet to advertise our theme park. In maths we have begun to look at multiplication, we have been examining factors and multiples of numbers and making a variety of arrays to represent this. Finally, in LMTW we have begun our new topic ‘Go With The Flow’ where we have looked at body parts and look ahead to the different systems in the body.
Autumn Term 1 2022
We have had a marvellous start to life in Year 5 and the children have impressed so with the way they have engaged in all aspects of teaching and learning. In maths we started by identifying place value and larger numbers up to 1 million, we have been comparing and ordering as well as making our own numbers out of place value counters. In English we looked at creating our own autobiography of life so far before starting our class novel ‘Cosmic’ which links to our Mission Control topic all about space. We have loved exploring all aspects of space from looking at the history of space travel to naming and identifying planets as well as understanding what causes night and day. The children have been a delight to work with and their enthusiasm has very much been infectious and they have been praised by others outside of the classroom for their exemplary behaviour and engagement, indeed The team from bikeability were deeply impressed.
Thursday 21st July 2022
We have had a fantastic end to the week in Year 5. We have all written letters to the new Year 5 to open in September, which has been a great way to reflect on the year passed, sharing memories about Youlbury, line dancing as well as many more. This class have worked extremely hard and I am proud of the ways that they have all changed over the last year. They've shown real promise throughout the year and worked well up until the end.
Friday 15th July 2022
Friday 1st July 2022
We have had a great week in Year 5 this week and the children all look totally exhausted! We have worked really hard; on Monday we focussed our learning on the different types of past tense before writing a diary entry. In Maths we have been learning about grids and coordinates. Our afternoons this week have been taken up with RSE lessons, the children have behaved maturely and respectfully throughout and have been a real credit. Finally, Sports Week, involving so many new and exciting sports for our children including boxing and skipping. All the children have greatly enjoyed all the opportunities on offer!
Friday 24th June 2022
This week we have been working very hard in Year 5. We have been recapping our work on figurative language, looking at similes, metaphors and personification. In Maths we have learnt about polygons and continued our work on angles. During RE the children worked diligently with Mrs Wickens creating prayers to the Holy Spirit to round off our Pentecost topic. Finally, preparations have begun for sports day, where we have practiced all of the events.
Friday 17th June 2022
This week was another exciting week in Year 5. We started our new topic, Full of Beans and what better way to start than by creating your own flavours of chocolate? Our English this term is linked to our new text 'The wild way home' and the children have been creating an information text about a mythical object they found in the woods. In Maths many of the children have been learning a new skill, how to measure angles and draw angles using a protractor. Finally, in RE we created Pentecost prayers to the Holy Spirit, many of which blew Mrs Wickens' socks off!
Friday 20th May 2022
This week has been a welcome return to normal. Monday morning saw us return to the classroom, we have continued our story topic in our English sessions. The children have been working on their sizzling story openings. In our Maths sessions, we have been continuing our work looking at decimals. Mr Neal allowed the children to write all over the tables to demonstrate their place value grids and their number line. We have also started to learn the story of Hatshepsut the first female pharaoh of Ancient Egypt over 3500 years ago. We have also concluded out internet safety lessons and discussed how different sources of communication provide different results dependent on the task.
Friday 13th May 2022
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Friday 29th April 2022
We have had a great first week back in Year 5. In English we have started writing a persuasive text to the younger children in the school in order to persuade them to join our break time activity club. We have been including modal verbs in our writing to explain all about the different activities our club will include.
In Maths we have begun to look at converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. Our afternoons have been filled with a variety of activities relating to 'you're not invited' looking at 'What the Roman's have done for us' as well as aspects of Roman life in Britain at the time.
Finally, our session in the pool on Thursday was a great success, with every child successfully getting into the water and enjoying themselves (even if it was colder than most of them expected!).
Friday 8th April 2022
Friday 25th March 2022
Friday 18th March 2022
This week in English the children have been learning to add extra detail to our writing through the use of expanded noun phrases. We have been focussing our efforts on writing some setting descriptions with fantastic results! In the afternoons we started our new topic 'You're not invited'. The children have been designing a tent for a soldier who has many needs. In RE we worked with Ms Gowers looking at temptations and understanding how giving in to temptations can have many consequences.
Friday 11th March 2022
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Friday 18th February 2022
Friday 11th February 2022
A great week in Year 5 this week. We were very fortunate to begin our week with a trip to Thame Museum. We all listened to a talk about John Hampden and the role he played in shaping Thame before having an opportunity to explore the various artefacts within the museum. We followed this up later in the week with the children creating some fantastic biographies!
We have also been able to dive into our poetry topic in English and have spent much of the week listening to and reflecting on the poems by John Agard. I have been really impressed by the high-quality discussions the children have had this week and the enthusiasm they are showing. We have also been looking at different fractions and learning how to compare and order them by finding the common denominator... which has seen the children really test their times table knowledge!
Friday 4th February 2022
Friday 28th January 2022
We have had a really enjoyable week this week and have been lucky enough to have Ms Gowers join us for some of our English lessons. We have been learning all about transforming direct speech into indirect speech and how we can apply this to biography, reporting on what others have said about Jacqueline Auriol. In Maths we have started our fractions topic looking at what a fraction actually is and fractions that are equivalent to one another. On Friday last week we dived into line dancing and to watch all the children engage fully and create their own routines including ‘grapevines’ and ‘shuffle steps’ was a real joy.
Friday 21st January 2022
This week in Year 5 we have loved diving deeper into the world of the Native Americans, looking at some of their traditions and customs has led to us designing and creating our own dream catchers. The children have amazed us with their division skills, with each one of them being able to demonstrate their understanding. In RE we are also lucky to be able to look at some art work surrounding the baptism of Jesus and have attempted to recreate this. In English we have focussed a lot on grammar, looking at writing in a different person, using pronouns before exploring the active and passive voice. A busy week indeed!
Friday 14th January 2022
We have had a busy return to school in the year, the children have really dived into our multiplication topic and have made great strides. In Music we looked at different national anthems from around the world focussing on the tune, pitch and message a lot of the carried before, the children wrote their own anthem for our school. We have also begun to look at the history of North America and on Wednesday created a comic strip for Christopher Columbus’ accidental discovery. Finally, in art we have looked at Jackson Pollocks style of drip painting and attempted to create our own versions.