Summer Term 2017

This term we will be studying the Mayan civilisation. Click on the picture to visit the Mayan page with lots of useful links

mayan-temple Click here to download the topic plan for this term

For a very long time, the Maya made their home in Central America. Every city had a ball court, temples, and a central plaza. Each city was a center of learning and religion. Each city had its own ruling family. The Maya city-states never unified. Like the ancient Greek city-states, the Maya cities often went to war with each other. Some historians believe they were almost always at war with someone.

By around 900 CE, the Maya cities were mostly deserted. Some people remained, and their descendants still live in Central America today. But without enough people to take care of them, the great Maya cities fell into ruin. That’s why the Maya are called “the mysterious Maya” – nobody knows where they came from, and nobody knows what happened to them. It is a history mystery.

Literacy

Our class reader is”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

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Science

Our science topics are Living things and Animals including Humans

Living-Things-6-s

We will  describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Pupils should draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.

Pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.

Pupils should be taught to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Pupils should study and raise questions about their local environment throughout the year. They should observe life-cycle changes in a variety of living things, for example, plants in the vegetable garden or flower border, and animals in the local environment. They should find out about the work of naturalists and animal behaviourists, for example, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall.

Pupils should find out about different types of reproduction, including sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, and sexual reproduction in animals.

Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and comparing the life cycles of plants and animals in their local environment with other plants and animals around the world (in the rainforest, in the oceans, in desert areas and in prehistoric times), asking pertinent questions and suggesting reasons for similarities and differences. They might try to grow new plants from different parts of the parent plant, for example, seeds, stem and root cuttings, tubers, bulbs. They might observe changes in an animal over a period of time (for example, by hatching and rearing chicks), comparing how different animals reproduce and grow.
 Homework

Maths, English and spelling homework is set on Friday and is due in on Thursday.

PE

PE day is Wednesday and Thursday

Spring term 2017

This term, our topic is “Extreme Environments”

 iceborg   We will be finding out about what it is like to live in extreme environments around the world and in space. We will be finding out about the explorers who first discovered these places.

We will also be looking at settlements closer to home to work out why they came to be.

We will be examining the different types of clothing needed when visiting extreme environments.

Below is an example of Aboriginal art that year 5 have painted last year

Our science topic is Materials and Magnetism

We are going to be finding out about the properties of materials in relation to their strength, durability, ability to repel water. This will be linked with our topic

We will be finding out about the way that magnets work and their uses in everyday life

ICT

We have started using the a vector based drawing programme call assembly.  We are starting to tessellating patterns; it is a lot of fun. We will be using Adobe Illustrator on the ipads next.
Homework

Maths, English and spelling homework is set on Friday and is due in on Thursday.

PE

PE day is Tuesday and Friday

Autumn term 2016:

yeear 5

This term, our topic is “Ancient Greeks”

We will be studying life during the Ancient Greek era. In particular how we use evidence to find out about the past.

We will be finding out about the Greek Myths and how they relate to the Greek gods and religion.

We will also be looking at Greek temples, the army, pottery and everyday ancient Greek life.

 

Our science topic is Sun, Earth and the moon

yeear 5

We will be looking at how the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth. We will look at how these movements effect the our measurements of time and the seasons. We will look at the phases of the moon and why the length of the day changes throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT

We have started using the programming language called scratch. We are starting to make our own games; it is a lot of fun.

We have been also looking at methods of communication. We went onto the field to practice some semaphore.

 

 

 

 

2016-10-05-10-17-53 We visited Eaton Bank Academy to take part in a “Ready Steady Cook” style challenge. All of the children learnt a lot about healthy eating and had great fun in the process .
img_0684 Enjoying maths using our new equipment.
img_0745 Year have won the most lining up trophies for the first half term and as a result were treated to an archery session.
img_0758 For our ICT we have been looking at methods of communication. We found out how people used to communicate using semaphore and practised sending messages on the playground.

Click here to view the Meet the teacher Powerpoint

 

Summer Term 2016

This term we will be studying the Mayan civilisation. Click on the picture to visit the Mayan page with lots of useful links

mayan-temple Click here to download the topic plan for this term

For a very long time, the Maya made their home in Central America. Every city had a ball court, temples, and a central plaza. Each city was a center of learning and religion. Each city had its own ruling family. The Maya city-states never unified. Like the ancient Greek city-states, the Maya cities often went to war with each other. Some historians believe they were almost always at war with someone.

By around 900 CE, the Maya cities were mostly deserted. Some people remained, and their descendants still live in Central America today. But without enough people to take care of them, the great Maya cities fell into ruin. That’s why the Maya are called “the mysterious Maya” – nobody knows where they came from, and nobody knows what happened to them. It is a history mystery.

Literacy

Our class reader is”Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

charlie2

Science

Our science topics are Living things and Animals including Humans

Living-Things-6-s

We will  describe the changes as humans develop to old age.

Pupils should draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.

Pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.

Pupils should be taught to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.

Pupils should study and raise questions about their local environment throughout the year. They should observe life-cycle changes in a variety of living things, for example, plants in the vegetable garden or flower border, and animals in the local environment. They should find out about the work of naturalists and animal behaviourists, for example, David Attenborough and Jane Goodall.

Pupils should find out about different types of reproduction, including sexual and asexual reproduction in plants, and sexual reproduction in animals.

Pupils might work scientifically by: observing and comparing the life cycles of plants and animals in their local environment with other plants and animals around the world (in the rainforest, in the oceans, in desert areas and in prehistoric times), asking pertinent questions and suggesting reasons for similarities and differences. They might try to grow new plants from different parts of the parent plant, for example, seeds, stem and root cuttings, tubers, bulbs. They might observe changes in an animal over a period of time (for example, by hatching and rearing chicks), comparing how different animals reproduce and grow.

Homework

Maths, English and spelling homework is set on Friday and is due in on Thursday.

PE

PE day is Thursday and Friday

We have been making adverts about chocolate bars

 

Spring term 2016

This term, our topic is “Extreme Environments”

 iceborg   We will be finding out about what it is like to live in extreme environments around the world and in space. We will be finding out about the explorers who first discovered these places.

We will also be looking at settlements closer to home to work out why they came to be.

We will be examining the different types of clothing needed when visiting extreme environments.

Below is an example of Aboriginal art that year 5 have painted.

Our science topic is Materials and Magnetism

We are going to be finding out about the properties of materials in relation to their strength, durability, ability to repel water. This will be linked with our topic

We will be finding out about the way that magnets work and their uses in everyday life

ICT

We have started using the programming language called scratch. We are starting to make our own games; it is a lot of fun.

scratch

We are doing a project with a local theatre to produce a performance. Today we were visited by a composer.

Homework

Maths, English and spelling homework is set on Friday and is due in on Thursday.

PE

PE day is Thursday and Friday

World book day 2016

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Presentation of Rotary art competition

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We have created comics to persuade people to think about the Rainforests

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Autumn Term 2015

Some of our 2015 Christmas Cards:

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Week beginning 16th November – Anti Bullying Week

We have been thinking this week about how to prevent bullying from happening. In the gallery below are comics that we have created.

Autumn term 2015:

yeear 5

This term, our topic is “Ancient Greeks”

We will be studying life during the Ancient Greek era. In particular how we use evidence to find out about the past.

We will be finding out about the Greek Myths and how they relate to the Greek gods and religion.

We will also be looking at Greek temples, the army, pottery and everyday ancient Greek life.

Our science topic is Sun, Earth and the moon

yeear 5

We will be looking at how the earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the earth. We will look at how these movements effect the our measurements of time and the seasons. We will look at the phases of the moon and why the length of the day changes throughout the year.

ICT

We have started using the programming language called scratch. We are starting to make our own games; it is a lot of fun.

image  We have been also looking at methods of communication. We went onto the field to practice some semaphore.

PE

PE day is Tuesday and Friday.

We have been making some Maths websites using adobe slate Click below to see some:

Maths Website 1     

Maths Website 2

Maths Website 3

Maths Website 4

Maths Website 5

Maths Website 6

Maths Website 7

Maths Website 8

Maths Website 9

Maths Website 10

Maths Website 11

Maths Website 12

Play one of the games that we made during this lesson

(Requires the “Tiny Tap app”)

Summer term 2015:

This term, our topic is “Victorians”

yeear 5

We will be studying life during the Victorian era. In particular how life changed for Victorian children.

We have spent some time with a class reader about set in a Victorian Coal Mine. The children have discovered what life was like for Victorian miners, including children, and how dangerous it was for them.

We have followed a young girls diary entries taking from working as a maid to being employed in a match factory and eventually leading to being involved in strike action.

We have also looked at how the train revolutionised the victorian era, studied some William Morris Patterns and looked at the difference between town and country life.

Our science topic is The Human Body

yeear 5

The children really enjoyed finding out about the body. We conducted an experiment to show the effect of exercise on the heart and lungs.

ICT

We have started using the programming language called scratch. We are starting to make our own games; it is a lot of fun.

PE

PE day is Monday.

Singing Workshop at the United Reform Church

yeear 5

 

Spring term 2015:

This term, our topic is “Extreme Environments”

We will be finding out about what it is like to live in extreme environments around the world and in space. We will be finding out about the explorers who first discovered these places.

We will also be looking at settlements closer to home to work out why they came to be.

We will be examining the different types of clothing needed when visiting extreme environments.

Our science topic is Materials and Magnetism

We are going to be finding out about the properties of materials in relation to their strength, durability, ability to repel water. This will be linked with our topic

We will be finding out about the way that magnets work and their uses in everyday life

ICT

We have started using the programming language called scratch. We are starting to make our own games; it is a lot of fun.

scratch

Homework

Maths, English and spelling homework is set on Friday and is due in on Thursday.

PE

PE day is Thursday.

Autumn Term 2014

This term, we are been studying the Tudors. We have been finding out about Henry the VIII and his six wives and what life was like for people in the tudor times.

We are really looking forward to visiting Little Moreton Hall at the end of the topic.

On the 9th December 2013 we visited Little Moreton Hall. We found out all about what a Tudor Christmas was like and got to see the 500 year house decorated for Christmas. We all had a brilliant day and found out lots about the http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/buglawton/earth_zps882a15bf.jpgTudors and how they lived.

In science, we are looking at the Earth, Sun and Moon for the first half term and Changing sounds for the second.