Monday 4th - Friday 8th December 2017
Year 5 looking at evidence to see whether King Henry VIII’s boat, the Mary Rose, was sunk by the French in 1545, or by an accident that happened on board.
Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017
Year 5 have really worked hard to produce some excellent Christmas decorations this week.
A Christmas scene with a Tudor Rose on the reverse.
Hopefully you will receive one when the decorations are taken down at school so that you can hang it at home as part of your Christmas decorations for years to come!
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
A normal working week this week – every class - heads down and working hard to achieve our goals.
Year 5 anti-bullying posters on display.
Art works in the style of Nicholas Hilliard (a Tudor Artist).
These miniatures are the size of a playing card.
Year 5 have been enjoying the new wellbeing room, using it as a stimulus for some poetry.
This week we have all been looking at the issue of the ups and downs that we sometimes have in life – the downs sometimes caused by bullying.
We designed a game of snakes and ladders to illustrate the point.
Great fun was had playing the game.
We all have a better understanding of the part we each have to play in the lives of others and how it is so easy to bring people down (snake) or lift them up (ladder).
Year 5 have been studying constellations as part of our Science topic this week – and what better way to study them than to make accurate models out of pretzels and marshmallows – and then eat them!
Year 5 painting pebbles
A day at the beach
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
Mathematics in Year 5 taught in different ways – all using the school’s new smart technology.
Year 5 have had a great week making pottery planets and visiting the beach – making beach art, listening to history talks about Leigh in the past, racing paper boats in very exciting and tense races, and seeing seals!
Space Day – Please see the pictures showing the fun that we had on the day.
Year 5 this week have been looking at the properties of shapes.
Top Trumps – remember the game?
We designed Top Trump Mathematic Shape cards
Who has the most edges?
The most vertices?
The most different shaped faces?
The most faces?
Research on the internet at home definitely helped to construct the winning cards.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
Year 5 start to make the solar system, (not in 6 days!)
Starting with Pacific 5 – the Sun is constructed.
Other Year 5 classes to follow constructing the planets – watch this space!
We hope it is going to make a great display, and one from which we can all learn, and talk about the characteristics of our solar system.
Monday 11th September – Friday 15th September 2017
INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EARTH’S MOVEMENT AND THE SUN
Year 5 have been studying how the Earth moves by looking at the shadows that are made over a period of time, and then posing the question to themselves of why they move as time progresses.
We discovered lots of facts in our conversations including the fact that some people on Earth are moving as the Earth spins at approximately 800mph (1290kmph) depending on where you are standing on the Earth. Funny how we don’t feel it!