Welcome to the Year Five Class Page
Welcome to Year Five! It's so fantastic to have you back at school.
We are going to be doing lots of fun learning and building on the work you completed at home.
I can’t wait to get started! J Miss Smith
30th June 2021 - Year 5 went to the Woodhall Estate and experienced a Countryside Learning Day. We learnt about arable farming, how orchards work, and why we need to protect biodiversity in the countryside. The highlight of the day was meeting sheep and some birds of prey!
10th March 2021 - Why are our ideas special?
We have been reading the book ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’, which is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens!
We watched a dance based on the book at: https://vimeo.com/280205298 and then created our own version! You can see this at: https://sacred-heart-catholic.primarysite.media/media/what-do-you-do-with-an-idea-1
Here are some still movements from our dance.
March 9th 2021
Science Week - Insect Project and 2021 Census
During Science Week, we are investigating insects and constructing models of our own creations. This morning we completed a survey of the insects we could find on the school site, and then analysed our findings as part of our work on the 2021 Census. We are looking forward to designing our own bugs later this week!
Our December homework project was to produce a guide to the Solar System. We created fantastic artwork and models – which were out of this world! Miss Smith said she’d never get lost in space now she has such fantastic guides.
Anglo-Saxons Virtual Visit
On Tuesday 1st December, we were visited by Harold Godwinson – all the way from 1066! He answered our questions and challenged us to decide which of the five contenders for the throne should win. We found out lots of fantastic facts and experienced History beyond our classroom.
On Monday 30th November , we designed and painted Christmas cards for a local charity; Ware u3a. Our cards will be delivered to one of their 1000 members, as many of them are struggling with loneliness and isolation during the challenging times this year. As Christians, we know the importance of sharing joy with our neighbour – even those we don’t know personally.
Gratitude Kites – Monday 2nd November
This morning, we talked about the news that England is having another lockdown. We thought about everything that we are grateful for and created kites to help us remember. Then, we flew our kites in the 40 miles per hour wind! We screamed very loudly and even got to see our buddies from a distance. It’s challenging, but very important, to remember all the good things in our lives when times get hard.
October 9th - World Mental Health Day
On Friday 9th March we wore yellow for World Mental Health Day. We looked at a passage from the Bible: The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8). We talked about how to keep healthy, physically and mentally, and how God is always there for us. Since we can’t sing, here is a video of us ‘singing’ a song about this Bible passage through actions!
October 1st – Outdoor Learning Day
We started off the new month with an exciting day of outside lessons! We did all our usual subjects, and tried to learn outside as much as we could. In the morning, we were comparing and ordering six digit numbers – so we made giant number lines outside. It was difficult to keep in order when we changed from ascending numbers to descending numbers! When it was time for Spelling, we practised writing the ‘-sion’ words using chalk on the playground. In the afternoon we explored God’s creation around us and created artwork from the natural elements we could find. Of course, we also enjoyed our ‘fake’-away lunches!