Year 5 2018-2019
Experience Day at Selby High School
Today we went to Selby High for a Science and Arts day; we had the opportunity to try different subjects.
Year 5 aren’t afraid of a little rain! We tried out clove hitch and figure of 8 loop knots to see which one we felt was more effective when building a shelter. The outcome was mixed; most of the groups found a use for both knots.
Welcome to the Summer Term!
The children brought a copy of the newsletter home, but in case it has gone awry, please click on the link. Summer letter 1819
Selby Abbey’s 950th birthday
As part of Selby Abbey’s anniversary celebrations, we were invited to take part in an experience day. We learnt about the monks who built the abbey and we made beaded crosses similar to the ones that they wore (although we used brightly coloured beads and pipe cleaners which is probably not historically accurate!). We also learnt about the Great Fire of 1906; the arches which are integral to the structure of the Abbey; the importance of the Abbey to community and why we have 3 swans on the Selby crest.
Stone Age Day
We built Mesolithic or Neolithic micro shelters and took part in different activities to help us to understand what life was like in the Stone Age. A big thank you to Jed from Up and At ‘Em History for sharing his amazing knowledge with us.
Science: Materials and their Properties
Today we started a new science topic. We began with an exercise in observing over time by watching the affect of carbon dioxide bubbles (gas) on raisins (solids) in lemonade (liquid)
Our tableaux show what peer pressure might look like.
World Book Day
Lots of the Year 5 children got dressed up today as their favourite book characters. It was wonderful to see such a variety of outfits from different stories and book genres.
Ding ding! Throughout the day, whenever the bell rang, we stopped what we were doing and read for 2 minutes. The children love having the extra opportunities to dig into their books.
We all enjoyed a variety of activities, including: being illustrators; completing a book-content treasure hunt; writing short stories using story dice for inspiration and writing and illustrating our own children’s books.
Investigating Air Resistance
Lots of scientific discussions today as the students designed parachutes to help an egg land safely on the ground when it was dropped from a height. Sadly no eggs survived our investigations, however, the children have evaluated their parachutes and know what they would change if we repeated the investigation. They reflected that a parachute with a greater surface area would have more air resistance. They felt that the polythene was the best material as it was light weight and the air couldn’t pass through it.
Last week Year 5 won the trophy for being super Mathletes! They were the class who scored the highest points on Mathletics – many of those points were scored at home. Wonderful dedication from the class!
500 Words Competition
Year 5 hard at work typing their entries for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition.
We have been exploring the extremely frosty weather!
We have been building and identifying 3D shapes. In particular we have been considering where you would find these shapes in the world around you.
Native American Culture
We made dream catchers when we were studying Native American Culture. The hole in the middle is to let the good dreams through.
Judo taster session
Star Spangled Banner…
Year 5 have been researching areas in the USA, they created and performed TV adverts and tourist information leaflets to persuade us to visit their places of interest.
Robin Wood: Day Three…
Robin Wood: Day Two…
Great first day at Robin Wood…
Trip to the Madhyamaka meditation centre.
Year 5’s Tudor Museum
We invited Year 3 to come and learn about the Tudors from our Homework Museum. We had all done research at home and created things to show.
Trip to Shibden Hall
We visited a Tudor house and learnt about Tudor life and fashions.
Year Five enjoyed making Koinobori flags as part of our festivals week.
We learnt about Kodomo No Hi which is a Japanese celebration of children’s happiness and personalities.
We also enjoyed exploring the work that other class had done as part of our Festivals Museum afternoon.
Having an amazing time!
Autumn Newsletter 2017
Maths Games Morning
This morning, Year 5 enjoyed playing maths games and solving maths puzzles. Some of the puzzles were really tricky and the children (and supporting adults) showed great determination.
As part of our topic on the Stone Age we have been looking at the shelters that Stone Age people from the Mesolithic era would have lived in. The people at this time were nomadic and went where there was food, this meant that their shelters did not have to be permanent but they still had to be strong. In Forest Schools we foraged for materials to build micro shelters from. We had to be resourceful and we had to adapt our designs and the way that work worked as a team in order to create strong structures that would keep our (miniature) Stone Age people warm, dry and protected from animals.
As part of our module on forces, we have been learning about gravity and air resistance. Today we were working scientifically to compare different materials or sizes of parachute in order to establish what would make the slowest descent for our toy bears.
Today was our first Forest School session of the term. Lewis said that it was really fun!
We learnt how to tie double figure of eight knots, loop knots and the clove hitch knot.
We also played some games to improve our team work. As otters, we had to work together to steal a ball from a heron (defender).
Happy New Year!
I’m really looking forward to seeing the class tomorrow!
Please find below a copy of our Spring Newsletter. The children will all receive a hard copy on their first day back.
Autumn Term 2016
Wow! What a spectacular term!
Year Five have certainly had an exciting term!
In September, many or us attended Robin Wood for a two day residential course
Throughout the term we have loved reading The Witches and learning about Roald Dahl. We even took part in some BFG maths! Mrs B gave us a giant hand and we worked out how big the giant would be, just from his hand! We made measurements and comparisons to help us.
In Science we studied the Solar System, we went outside and measured the approximate relative distance between the planets using toilet paper- it was a shame that it was a windy day!
In RE Mrs Hartley took us to Selby Abbey to learn about the Abbey and why the logo for Selby is three swans. We created a Big Book which is now on display in the Abbey.
Our Christmas production this year was Christmas Around the World. In the play our class “visited” Europe and learnt about different cultures and traditions. In each country we started at McDonalds to find people to help us. We ended up in Germany, decorating a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.
Our topic this term has been about the USA, we have learnt about different places in the USA, written tourist brochures and, for our homework, many of researched areas in the USA. We created models of different places or wrote about famous Americans and then we presented our work as a Museum for Year 4. Mrs Bustard, Mrs White, Miss Hill, Mrs Gash and Mrs Elcock were very impressed!
Some of the children chose to make models of the Solar System for their homework.
AUTUMN TERM 2016
Welcome to Y5. Mrs Bustard will be teaching Y5 again this year, supported by Miss Hill as the Y5 TA. We have a very busy term coming up, not least because we are going on our residential to Robinwood! It’s going to be action packed and so exciting so get your old clothes and teddy bear packed because it won’t be long before we go!
Our topic this term is ‘Star Spangled banner’. We will be leaning about North America. In science, our work will be about Earth and Space.
18th January 2015
Happy New Year!
2016 is upon us already and with it comes our second term of the school year. During the Autumn Term, Year 5 took part in some excellent learning opportunities and also had some excellent adventures! In September many of us went to Robin Wood for three days. We pushed ourselves to try new things and to break outside our comfort zones. There were a couple of tears but they were off set by a lot of laughs, some whooping, cheering and plenty of hot chocolate.
We even had time for some reading, although, it was rather extreme!
In early October we had a maths games morning where we could all take part in different games which would challenge our maths skills. Many of us were surprised by how much we enjoyed Scrabble- we loved those triple word scores!
November was an exciting month for us. We went to Brayton High School to take part in an event where we were given the opportunity to design a school for the future. We worked really well as two teams and designed buildings, uniforms, menus and inclusion methods for our future schools.
Whilst Year 6 were away at East Barnby, we took over their classroom so that we had more room to research and construct some brilliant bridges! We looked into what materials bridges are made from, how they are made, where you might choose to build a bridge and what you could build it from; we would not recommend spaghetti and marshmallows- very sticky!
November also brought the opportunity to take part in a Forest Schools session, Obie refreshed our memories so that we could tie a secure clove hitch knot and then we applied our knowledge and created shelters.
We are looking forward to taking part in more Forest Schools in the Summer Term!
So, that was our Autumn Term, and we haven’t even told you about the trip to the Hindu temple, the beautiful Remembrance Wreath that we made, our spectacular winter production, making mega BFGs or the sporting events that we have taken part in.
Wishing you a safe and warm winter,
9th September 2015
Welcome to Year 5!
What a great start to the term and warm welcome to the school! I am very excited to have started in Year 5 at Longman’s Hill CP School today. The children have been full of energy but so focused and well behaved after the long summer break. As the term starts, we are looking forward to a visit from a theatre company in a couple of weeks; some exciting sports opportunities; our residential trip to Robin Wood and some challenging but exciting learning. Many of the class seem very keen to get started with their new planners in which they will be recording their homework and their home reading; the Reading Challenge is continuing this year. We will be adding photo’s and information about our activities as the year progresses so keep checking our page for updates.
Welcome to Year 5 September 2014.
Wow we are now into our second term in Year 5. I am so pleased to be back with the children. They have come in really focused after the Christmas break and are determined that they are going to achieve their targets this term. This has begun well, by winning the reading challenge with a whooping 84%!!! Don’t forget your online reading, at “Read for my school.” can count towards this. This term our topic is “Leave no Stone unturned!” We are going to be learning all about the Stone age and how the man of pre history evolved into the cyber loving, educated people of today. Already there is a cave in the classroom; watch this space to see it develop with some original cave paintings! Yesterday the author of Prankenstein, our class novel, came in to visit. His name is Andy Seed. The children loved hearing about his experiences and many of them bought one of his books. If you would like to buy a book and didn’t manage to yesterday, they can be bought online at book retailers.
What an amazing week we had at Robinwood. The children learnt so much about team work. I am looking forward to seeing the learning transfer into school.
Millie and William will tell you all about what we have been learning so far!
Star Spangled Banner
In science we have been learning about the stars and the universe around us. We did a leaflet about space informing people about what we already know. We held a debate to decide who discovered the world was round first, Galileo or Copernicus. Additionally, we have drawn the different constellations such as; Orion, The big dipper, Bootes and Corona Borealis. Finally we have learnt how eclipses are formed. Please keep checking the page for updates. Below is our welcome newsletter Newsletter September 2014