Welcome To Year 5!
We are working really hard, getting ready for year 6 and enjoying our last term in year 5. Take a look at all the different things we are getting up to!
This half term we have accomplished lots of different things. We worked in teams to complete a timeline in History; consolidated our division skills in Maths; used our DT knowledge of sliders to make a picture of Jesus ascending to Heaven in Worship; explored textures with paint in Art; conducted experiments in Science and worked on our invasion skills in PE.
In History, we have been looking at the Victorians and the link to Darwen. As the restrictions eased, we were lucky enough to have Mrs Kay from Turton Tower pay us a visit. She taught us all about Victorian life, showed us some of their toys and put the children through their paces with some Victorian school drills!
The children learnt so much and had a great time- thank you for coming to visit Mrs Kay!
As well as this, we had a Zoom session with Stephen from Blackburn Museum, who is a local historian. He taught us all sorts of interesting things about Darwen- take a look at some of the things we learnt.
Attendance and Punctuality
Worship Through Celebration
Celebrating success: Year 5 winners.
As Lockdown arrived again, Year 5 began our learning over Google Classroom. Children at home joined us for our live taught sessions with the children who were in school. This is called blended learning.
We are all tried our best and gave everything 100%.
Take a look at some of the work we completed.
English: We wrote playscripts based on Oliver Twist! We looked at the different characters and how writers use characters movements and stage directions to show feelings.
Maths: We looked at methods for addition and subtraction. We practiced the different methods, talking about how the digits moved within a place value grid and then applied this to different problems.
RE: We looked at Jesus as a teacher; thinking about what makes a great teacher and which of those qualities Jesus has.
ICT: We have looked at creating our own spreadsheets for a party. We used the programmes on Purple Mash to complete different tasks and then used formulae to calculate the costs.
Gymnastics in Year 5
Year 5 have been learning how to correctly perform a headstand and a handstand during their PE sessions. Even though they found this very challenging they all persevered and tried their best.
Autumn term: Science
We have been learning all about Space in Year 5 this half term and the children have enjoyed conducting a number of different enquiries. We used Oreo’s to demonstrate the phases of the moon, we went inside the dark tent to explore the phases using a torch and, finally, the children demonstrated their Youtube video skills and recorded themselves explaining how the rotation of the Earth gives day and night.
1950s Rock 'n' Roll Dance
In PE this term, we have been learning Rock ‘n’ Roll dance moves. We have had a go at the Electric slide, which consists of multiple sequenced moves and the hand-jive. The children have worked extremely hard and loved it!