Joining Year 5 can be daunting, so we decided to write down our worries and things we are feeling a little apprehensive about. After talking about them as a whole class, we threw them in the air… literally!
This week, we turned our classroom into a museum and examined a number of Viking artefacts. We all had an amazing time learning about the Vikings using drama and creativity.
We created our very own storyboard of our class novel ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. We really enjoyed recapping the story and being able to write about specific parts in our own words.
As part of whole class reading, we have been reading ‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman. This links in perfectly with our current history topic - ‘The Vikings’. We’ve been developing our comprehension skills, with a particular focus on retrieval and inference. The dark and mysterious themes have everyone in class 5 on the edge of their seats every afternoon reading this amazing book!
This term, as part of whole class reading, we are using 'Cosmic' as our core reading text in Year 5. The class are absolutely loving the story so far, and we're only a few chapters in! Look out for some amazing work we produce this half term!
This week, we commenced our new Science topic 'Properties of materials'. We began by sorting different scientific vocabulary to their corresponding definitions. Afterwards, we tested whether different materials were absorbent, flexible, and/or magnetic!
We’ve been learning about rivers this week in Geography and Mr Quinn tasked us with locating different rivers throughout the world. To do so, we needed to work together in pairs and use atlases.
Programming their own piece of music using a very interactive piece of coding software. Class 5 love any opportunity to get the headphones out in the computer suite!
Which material is the best thermal insulator?
Class 5 are loving our current science topic ‘Properties of Materials’. This experiment required a lot of team work, patience and concentration.
Some of Class 5 working hard on ‘Lexia’ to enhance their reading and comprehension skills!
Lots of fun drama based activities today for World Book Day 2023. Class 5 loved dressing up as their favourite book characters, and so did Mr Quinn aka Robin Hood!