In English this week, we have continued to analyse The Highwayman. The children have enjoyed learning about the poem and understanding the character’s appearances, feelings and behaviours.
We started off with drawing a portrait of a character using oil pastels. On Tuesday, we hot-seated each character and asked open-ended questions, which would allow us to explore some of the behaviours shown throughout the poem.
The children have worked hard this half term and I wish them all an enjoyable and safe half term break J
Year 5, who are studying volcanoes, learnt so much on Tuesday afternoon by talking to a retired journalist, named Frankie Stapleton, who lives on the volcanic island of Hawaii in the Pacific ocean. She moved there after the Second World War with her husband. She very kindly got up very early in the morning to talk to us at 2pm Leigh North Street Primary School time, (Hawaii time 4am!). She is a relative of Mrs. S. Knight who works at the school. She told us all about the history of the island and how it was formed. She told us what it was like to live there and how the presence of the volcano changes the way that she lives. It was a brilliant opportunity for all the children and they had loads of questions that they were able to ask and have answered.
This week in Atlantic 5, we have been making musical instruments, that will calm or scare our mythical creatures.
The children have completed a structured Design & Technology process for this project - researching first and then leading to design, development, construction, evaluation and finally, playing musical tunes around the Year 5 area.
The finished outcomes are great and the children should be very proud of themselves!
In Computing this week, we have been learning what it means to be scammed.
Knowing that is it being tricked into believing something or to give out your personal information we created some fake news reports and competitions that could easily scam some people!
11 plus club open to all children in Year 5. Just turn up each week from 12:30 onwards after you have had your lunch.
Active learning in force for Atlantic this week! We have been busy building shelters outside, which our mythical creatures would live in. Working with our learning partner or in small groups helped us to combine our ideas and make something even more amazing for our mythical creatures. (shelter photos in separate email as too big to attach! Is there something I need to do with the photos to reduce them?)
In Science, following an investigation into air resistance we looked at and investigated water resistance this week. Using blu-tack to make different shapes we tested which shape would sink the fastest or slowest. We discovered that depending how streamlined the shape was and its surface area effected how much water resistance it had.
Pupils from Lancaster Special School came to visit Year 5.
It was really fantastic to see how these young adults had managed to cope with their adversities and have very successful lives, both in education and at the start of their working lives.
We all learnt that if you persevere you can succeed.
We all learnt to respect others even though they may seem a little different from us sometimes.
It was a very good morning for us all to share.
The results of our first two days at school – thinking about Myths and Legends - and the 6 aspects of the school values ASPIRE.
It was really a great two days.
Thank you to all the parents who were able to come in and help, it was much appreciated.
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!