Monday 25th June 2018 - Friday 29th June 2018
We have been working hard making our own mathematical games – and now we have had the chance to try each other’s games out. Excellent challenging fun learning, and re-enforcement of mathematical skills.
Monday 18th June 2018 - Thursday 21st June 2018
A flavour of what is to come – some near completion go-karts and the beginnings of the routines that will go with them on Friday 29th June at Chalkwell Park in the afternoon.
Monday 11th June 2018 - Friday 15th June 2018
Our Go-karts are progressing well – (thank you if you have been able to pop into school to help).
Sports day was a great success for Defender!
Monday 4th June 2018 - Friday 8th June 2018
At last the Mayan Pyramid is complete! A fantastic job by all year 5.
Now onto the next exciting event in Year 5 – the Go-kart racing that will take place at Chalkwell Park on the 29th June from 1pm (with a family picnic at the park just before) with everyone welcome. The base of the karts are almost built, so now onto the decoration etc.
If any parents/carers would like to help and have the suitable school checks done – please come and help in any Year 5 class.
An example of a poem that the children have decided on the subject themselves, and then written themselves.
Monday 14th May 2018 - Friday 18th May 2018
Working with Sandhopper from Year 2 to make bunting to hang up at home in preparation for the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May 2018.
A lovely peaceful and friendly time was had by all.
LOGO in the physical world.
We have all enjoyed using the skills from last week to programme and draw shapes using the school’s LOGO cars.
We have been outside with Mrs. Brown for part of the week this week doing lots of exciting things!
One of them being making beautiful pictures from the fallen flora around us.
And our Mexican pyramid printing is on to the next stage.
Making a printing block with a Mexican design, to eventually print on a net, to make a Mayan Pyramid!
Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 20th April 2018
What a great time we have had starting to look at the country of Mexico!
Tasting food, working through an adventure in Mexico on the computer, making Sombreros, researching the country ourselves to discover - temperature difference, time difference, currency, capital city, language etc.
Monday 26th March – Thursday 29th March 2018
This week we have been looking at altered images in the media and how it can cause pressure on us as individuals to think that we don’t look lovely – looking at others through ‘rose coloured spectacles’.
Monday 19th March – Friday 23rd March 2018
Year 5 had a brilliant day yesterday – (as always!?)
We took part, in the morning, in dance, orienteering, and Big Art (making Guy Denning pictures from ourselves and material and clothes.)
In the afternoon we had a fabulous dance warm up session all together as a Year 5 team, before going off in groups to practice long distance running/ sprint/ throwing and shot put.
Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018
Year 5 Viking Day
As part of our history topic, year 5 spent an exciting day with a Viking expert, taking part in various activities and learning more about the Viking way of life.
During the morning we were able to try our hand at making a variety of crafts, including pottery, weaving bracelets, mixing potions, ink making and writing with quills. We also had the chance to learn how the Vikings used their shields to protect themselves in battle.
After lunch, the children had the opportunity to dig for artefacts in an Archaeology activity. We found and identified some interesting pieces, such as fire-blackened pottery, metal hooks, keys and nails, scallop and oyster shells, human vertebrae and even human ribs!
What a brilliant day!
We have been learning the action to take in an emergency in this week’s PSHE lesson.
We learnt what to do, and in what order, so that we don’t panic and so that we can help someone who is in trouble most effectively.
Serious stuff – but we also had fun trying out the recovery position technique on each other!
This week we have been developing our artistic skills by trying to draw a face, in the style of Guy Denning, in a life drawing class.
It was really difficult but some of the results were of course amazing!
Year 5 have been studying an artist called Guy Denning.
He is famous for his portraits using chalk and charcoal.
The pictures that the children have created are fantastic!
Year 5 have been discussing social issues related to smoking in the UK.
Year 5 have been looking at each other.
What talents do we have that our friends might not know about?
Maybe we do archery each week ,but don’t share our excitement or success with each other?
This Tuesday was the time to share!
We all came to school prepared.
AND this week we have been down to learn about the Cockle industry in Leigh-on-Sea as run by Osborne Bros. It was very kind of them to give up their time, and the information that they told us was brilliant. We were allowed to try some cockles too! (Some of us liked them a lot!)
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.
Year 5 have drawn their Mythical creatures to accompany the excellent stories that they have written this week. Here are just a few of the excellent drawings that have been created.
On Friday last week the whole school got involved in the NSPCC Number day.
In Year 5 we all tried out different types of mathematics – making bridges out of straws to see how much weight they could hold, making a tower as tall as we could and measuring it, testing our mathematical knowledge in a game of maths ‘who wants to be a millionaire?’, and answering hard mathematical problems.
Here are a selection of pictures.
Thank you to all of the adults who came in to help Year 5 for the whole, or part of the afternoon.
Pacific 5 have started to make musical instruments – we have researched, designed and are now making, (thank you for the supplies from home.)
The instruments have been individually designed to calm or scare a Mythical creature – let’s hope they work when they are tested out!
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.
This week we have been looking at the opportunities we have in our lives and the opportunities other people have.
We looked specifically about one young girl who lived in Kenya from a clip from the BBC.
Monday 8th January - Friday 12th January 2018
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.
Thursday 4th January - Friday 5th January 2018
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.
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!
A great trip yesterday to Southchurch Hall.
We learnt so much about the Tudor times and especially how the Tudors celebrated Christmas.
We showed Lord Rich a play that we had all learnt, with which he was most impressed.
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
A normal working week this week – every class - heads down and working hard to achieve our goals.
Monday 13th November – Friday 17th November 2017
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.
Monday 6th November – Friday 10th November 2017
Year 5 have been enjoying the new wellbeing room, using it as a stimulus for some poetry.
Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017
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.
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017
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.
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!