Class Pages - Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

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Square & Cube Numbers

05/12/2019

What is a square number? Why is it called a square number? What is a cube number? What is the same? What is different? Just some of the questions we have been investigating in maths this week.

Challenge (Can you answer and prove you are correct?): Is a prime number the same as a square number? Is a composite number the same as a prime number?

Design and Technology @ Aldersley High School

28/11/2019

Y5 visited Aldersley for an afternoon of design, making, adjusting and improving paper aeroplanes.  Henry and Alexa had the best design which performed well in 3 out of 4 tests!  Fantastic work!

Plus, the other half of the class mixed design and art to make a snowman decoration. Super!

Playdoh Planets

25/11/2019

We created the planets out of playdoh to understands their size, shape and position in our Solar System. We couldn't believe how small Earth was in comparison to Jupiter and the sun (which is ginormous)! 

Food Faces

25/11/2019

We looked at Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s The Four Seasons as inspiration. We created our own Food Faces using collage.

Awful Auntie Play Script

22/11/2019

Y5 worked brilliantly today to perform a play script based on Awful Auntie. 

Maths workshop

20/11/2019

Thanks to all parents who managed to attend Y5's workshop. We talked about mastering the maths curriculum, the importance of number facts and times tables and how we can apply that knowledge to other areas of learning. 

Place value and number knowledge was a focus and all parents took home examples of Y5 work, targets and a place value grid.  

David Baddiel Book Launch

15/11/2019

Today a group of children from year 5 and 6 attended a book launch at the Grand Theatre.  Wolverhampton Grammar School kindly organised the event and invited twenty other schools from the local area.  Each child received a brand new hardback copy of David's new book, The Taylor Turbochaser.  They also got the opportunity to ask questions and hear David read from not only The Talyor Turbochaser but also The Parent Agency.  A fantastic morning!

Pursuit of Perfection

15/11/2019

We looked at Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man to use maths skills to measure, check and calculate differences.  We also looked at shapes in abstract art. 

RE

12/11/2019

We used paper water lilies to reveal our hopes and wishes. 

 

This is similar to  prayer,reflection and meditation.

Reading Journals

04/11/2019

Need some inspiration?  Want to see what a good one looks like (WAGOLL)?  Have a look...which reading domain will you choose? Look at the front of your reading journal for more detail.

 

2a – give/explain the meaning of

2b – retrieve and record info/key ideas

2c – summarise key ideas from one paragraph

2d – make inferences/explain and justify

2e – predict what might happen from what is stated and implied

2f – identify/explain narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole.

2g – identify/explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases

2h – make comparisons within the text

Air resistance

04/11/2019

We made parachutes out of plastic bags to investigate air resistance.  We worked together to plan, make, observe and carry out our investigations.  Take a look!

Can you feel the force?

21/10/2019

We investigated air resistance and friction (using jelly and oil).  Can you explain what we did?  Could you try this at home?

Victorian Games and Toys

16/10/2019

We played with a plethora of Victorian games and toys, including: cup and ball, tiddlywinks, skipping ropes and a flicker book to name a few!  We were surprised to discover how much fun we could have without an ipad or computer!  Click on the image to view the full image.

Prayer cards

15/10/2019

Year 5 designed beautiful prayer cards today - thoughtful work, well done :-)

Life Education Visit

14/10/2019

We learnt about making the right choices today with the Life Education Service.  We also found out about the dangers of smoking (including a terrifying 4000 chemicals in cigarettes!). We also learnt about being assertive. Take a look!

MISSION NOT IMPOSSIBLE!

13/10/2019

Y5 predicted, planned and investigated...mission almost complete!

Perimeter

13/10/2019

We are learning how to measure and calculate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.  It is one of our maths targets!  Click on the website link to view or ask to see a paper copy - everyone has a copy to keep.

Black Country Living Museum

10/10/2019

We travelled back in time to learn about Victorian times.  We visited the mine, a school room (with a very strict teacher), chain makers and several shops. There was so much to do and see!

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

07/10/2019

Balanced or unbalanced?

We investigated balanced and unbalanced forces. Look at the pictures - can you remember which is which?

Fabulous Food Faces

03/10/2019

Eat your heart out!  We were inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo to create fantastic food faces!

Measuring forces

30/09/2019

We used a newton meter (force meter) in both air and water. There was a difference when measuring forces in air and water, can you remember what it was?

Roald Dahl

26/09/2019

Check out our Roald Dahl display, we think every day should be Roald Dahl day! 

 

Take a trip to the library and devour a book today!

Powers of Ten

19/09/2019

Year 5 are working with numbers up to a million.  They have been counting forwards and backwards in powers of ten (10,100,1000,10 000, 1 000 000).  They played a game to practice what they had learnt - some children took the game home - have you played it yet?

Coding

19/09/2019

Year 5 used espresso coding during their computing sessions. 

CONGRATULATIONS...

16/09/2019

To our new school councillors... Tianah and Mutmainah.  

May the force be with you...

16/09/2019

Year 5 investigated a range of toys and objects to discuss how they moved, changed shape and direction. After group discussions they used espresso to research forces and were able to chose how to present their work. Homework for next week (25.9.19) is to find out about Isaac Newton.

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