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Year Five

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Middle Earth Class
Neverland Class

Class Teacher: Mrs R Shackleton

 

Class Teacher: Mr L Cavanagh

Teaching Assistant: Mrs S McEwen-Smith

Teaching Assistant: Mrs A Knight

Key Information 

  • PE day: Wednesday and Friday
  • Homework: Given on a Monday, handed in on a Friday.
  • Spellings: Weekly — every Monday.
  • Times tables: 10 games weekly — every Monday.
  • Reading: At least three times a week — any more earns you raffle tickets.
  • Reading and Homework diaries: Please use a new page for a new week, these are checked every Monday.
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Term One

Wow Day — Making Volcanoes

Year 5's Wow day was truly explosive! Our topic this term is volcanoes and earthquakes and in English we studied the mighty Mount Vesuvius so Year 5 had a volcano themed day. We built our very own paper-mache Vesuvius and mixed mentos, lemonade and red food colouring for our frothy, fiery eruptions. It was very messy! Using CAMs and saws, we built our very own volcano toy. We were quizzed on a special Dr Who 'Fires of Pompeii' episode and our teachers challenged us to build a structure that could withstand an earthquake. It was so fun! 

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Escape from Pompeii — Readers’ Theatre

 

 

We took significant phrases from our class book, Escape from Pompeii, and created a piece of theatre from them. Our aim was to show the contrast between the serene setting at the start and the chaotic terrifying change of mood once the volcano erupted.

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OAA

 

Term Two

Anglo-Saxon Wow Day

For our Anglo-Saxon wow day, the children experienced a day in the life on an Anglo Saxon. They began by looking at grain and understanding that this is how we produce flour. They will be grinding their own grain into flour on our next wow day. They used plain flour and water to make a simple bread dough which they cooked on slate over an open fire. We had to be very careful as the slate got very hot. The children ate their warm flat bread around the fire. After this, children carded raw wool to remove the tangles, before dying it will natural food such as beetroot. This was dried and subsequently used in a collages. The last activity of the morning was to build a wattle and daub wall. The children wove willow sticks in and out of stakes, then filled in the gaps with a mixture of mud, clay and straw. In the afternoon, we had a long boat making competition down on the school field. Their creations included sails, dragon heads, benches and oars, amongst other features. A great day was had by al


Term Three

Norse Dragon Eyes

For the end of our Viking studies, we created Norse dragon eyes from clay and glass eyes. We decorated them by adding features and rolling various things over the clay to create texture. We used pearlescent paint in two tones to finish them off.

 

Viking Visitor Wow Day

 

Changing States Science Experiments

 

 

Term Four

Science Week

During Science week, we focused on the theme of Growth.

  1. We made posters about obesity and our ‘growing nation’, looking at what we can do to prevent becoming overweight.
  2. We handled three bread rolls, one was touched by children with unclean hands, one by children who had gelled their hands and one by children who had washed their hands with soap and water. We predicted what might happen to them.
  3. We looked at the data of an experiment done in the 20th century, where there were two groups of children. One was the control group and the other was given extra milk each day. The data showed their gain in height and weight. We plotted the data onto line graphs so that we could answer questions on the effect the milk had.
  4. We found out how microbes multiply and learnt a song to help us remember.

In addition, we did some experiments just for fun. We soaked eggs in three solutions overnight: water, squash (sugar) and vinegar (acid). The one in water didn’t change. The shell of the one in squash went pitted and rough, and the liquid turned opaque. The shell of the one in vinegar turned soft and squishy, and lost its colour. We talked about the effect these liquids could have on our teeth.

We also became magicians! We combed our hair, held the comb near a thin stream of water and watched the water bend towards the comb!

Sewing Projects
World Book Day
World War Two -WOW Day 

 

 

Term Five