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Welcome to Year 5's Class Page

I am Miss Cresswell, the fortunate teacher of Year 5 and I would like to introduce our class page. In Year 5, we are also very lucky to be supported by Miss Morgan on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Here is where you will find out about the exciting and enjoyable things we have been getting up to during the year. The children in Year 5 are passionate and determined learners who are always willing to try new things in order to deepen their understanding. Please explore our ‘Curriculum Page’ to gain an insight into what we are learning this year!

 

PE is currently taking place on a Wednesday afternoon whereby the children will take part in multiple Gymnastics sessions. Please ensure your child has full PE kit in school on Monday ready for activities during the week. It is vital for the children to bring full PE kit so they can take part in the PE sessions safely and comfortably.

 

Reading is a very important aspect of learning and can make a fantastic impact across the different subjects. We actively encourage children to read every night and record what they have read in their Reading Record. The Reading Record is to be signed by an adult at home regularly. It is important that your child has a book bag so they are able to take home their Reading Record and Reading book.

 

In Year 5, homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be returned by the following Thursday. Year 5 will also complete weekly arithmetic/reasoning tests which they are to take home and revise from each week. The children should identify areas of the test that they find challenging. The children are encouraged to come and see me in the morning if they are unsure on any of the questions and we can go through this together. If you or your child are ever unsure on a piece of homework, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

Year 5 went to Croxteth Park farm and had a fantastic day. We learned lots about the different animals lifestyles and habitats as well as orienteering around the park using our map skills. 
Year 5 children have made some fantastic Anglo-Saxons settlements to complete our history topic. The children have then used their settlements as the background for their documentary to show what they have learnt about the Anglo-Saxons. 

ICECATS - Staying Safe

Pantomime - Jack and the Bean Stalk

Gymnastics

Anglo-Saxons - Ordeals and Punishments

Science - Water Resistance - Boat Race

In this Science lesson, we focused on water resistance and looked at streamlined shapes, identifying them in man-made and natural objects. The children worked in small groups to create their own streamlined boats and had a race to find out who made the best streamline boat. The children thoroughly enjoyed this lesson!

WW11 Visitor

The children were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to ask a solider from WW11 different questions to gain an understanding of how daily life was as a solider. The children had many interesting questions to ask and enjoyed listening to the responses. The children also enjoyed trying on the helmet!

Library Monitor Vote

This week the children had their very own democratic vote. All of the candidates were extremely persuasive and each of their points provided fantastic reasons to favour their likelihood of becoming a library monitor. 
In History, the children are focusing on Anglo-Saxons. So far, the children have used clues to discover who we are, worked together to make a historical timeline using scale, invaded and settled in another classroom (the Romans) and used Play Dough to create maps of Britain to show where the Anglo-Saxons settled. The children are thoroughly enjoying their History lessons and are eager to learn more. 
This half term, the children in Year 5 are attending cookery lessons provided by our school cook. So far, the children have made chicken fajitas and cake pops! They looked and tasted delicious!

Science - Forces

In science this half term, the children are focusing on Forces. The children have planned and participated in two experiments that focus on air resistance so far. The children particularly enjoyed making their paper helicopters to use in one of their experiments to find out if the size of the blades effected how quickly it fell to the floor. In Year 5, the children fully enjoy science lessons and finding results from their experiments. 

PE - Rugby Tots

This half term for the PE lessons, the children are attending 'Rugby Tots' sessions whereby they are extending and learning new skills relating to rugby. The children are also learning how to work as a team to gain possession in this popular sports. The children are thoroughly enjoying their Rugby Tots sessions so far and are showing many talents and skills!
Year 5 have been very lucky to have been chosen to attend the 'Giants Picnic.' We have been asked to create a picnic blanket to take along with us on this amazing trip.
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