Our teacher is Mrs Adcock and our teaching assistant is Miss Royer.
And that's a wrap!
All of a sudden Year 5 is over!
It’s been lovely to be back with the class for the last couple of days before the holidays. We’ve had a wonderful year despite all the challenges that have been thrown at us this year. The class really have been an absolute joy to teach! I’m very much looking forward to continuing to teach the class next year.
Thank you very much from all of the Year 5 team for your kind words and generous gifts today. We feel incredibly spoilt and overwhelmed by your kindness so thank you.
Have a fantastic summer holidays everyone and I’ll see you all in September and in Year…. 6!
Sport, music and assessments!This week has come to a rather strange end now that we all find ourselves back on Google Classroom and learning from home. I hope everyone is ok and has managed today even though the news came through at the last minute! It’s great to know that it is only until Tuesday.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Enjoy watching the football...!
This week has involved all things arty! Year 5 have been very busy and we’ve had a wonderful week.
This week we have...
- - Danced our socks off in our dance workshops
- - Created our own illustrations for a picture book
- - Drawn a lot of lions! (see our final piece below)
- - Painted our camouflage artwork using watercolours
- - Learnt about graphic design
- - Designed some wacky artwork for the subway near St Peter’s church
- - Printed leaves onto fabric with Samira’s mum
- - Heard about Henri Rousseau and his life
- - Practised some amazing circus skills
Phew! It has been a lot of fun. Enjoy looking at the pictures below of the workshops below.
2021 YEAR 5 ARTS WEEK 1 GALLERY
The big focus this week was our artwork based upon Henri Rousseau’s painting ‘Surprised’. We followed the theme of camouflage from the painting but focused on a lion instead. We painting the lion’s face and then painted a background using colours from the savannah. The results were very impressive – well done Year 5.
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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Health and Wellbeing Week
This week has been Health and Wellbeing Week so we have been completely off our formal timetable! We have enjoyed dance workshops, team building sessions, discussions about relationships and emotions, mindfulness colouring, rounders in Ravenscourt Park, artwork, paper making, recycling workshops and more!
Here are some of the things the class have learnt and enjoyed during the week.
‘I really enjoyed being outside and playing rounders as a team!’ Louie
‘The puberty talk made to ready for what is going to happen over the next few years.’ Annabel
‘I liked the team games outside because they really taught me how to be in a team and to work together!’ Nosike
‘I learnt that growing up isn’t a scary time in your life but it’s just a time when your body changes.’ Mia.
‘I loved the team games and learning about money and businesses!’ Milo
‘I really enjoyed making paper because it would just get wasted but we recycled it and made fresh paper.’ Hugo
‘I loved the dance activity. It was really fun!’ Dina
‘I really enjoyed working together to make an electrical item with our bodies.’ Hanna
‘I felt really relaxed when we did the yoga. It made me feel very calm and peaceful.’ Eliona
Here are some pictures, which give a taste of the week. It’s been a brilliant time and we’ve all had lots of fun as a class.
2021 YEAR 5 HEALTH AND WELLBEING WEEK GALLERY
Next week, the fun continues because it is Arts Week. We will enjoy more workshops and spend time working on a piece of artwork based upon Henri Rousseau’s painting called ‘Surprised’. We can’t wait.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
DT Day and our Poetry Recital
How strange to think that last week Year 5 had just return from their great adventure to PGL in beautiful sunshine! I was so sad not to be able to go with the children but I loved looking through the photos and hearing their hilarious memories this week. It sounded like a wonderful time… even if they didn’t get much sleep!
This week was exciting because of DT Day on Wednesday! The theme this term was textiles and Year 5 were making cross-stitch pencil cases. The class listened carefully to instructions and managed to get the hang of threading needles and tying knots by the end! We are still working on our creations but they are beginning to look fantastic!
2021 YEAR 5 DT DAY TEXTILES GALLERY
In English this week, we spent some time practising the poem for our Poetry Recital on Thursday. Year 5 performed Liar by Rachel Rooney brilliantly and really showcased the ugliness of lying for their audience through their excellent facial expressions and movements.
In our lessons, we have begun a unit of work on persuasive speeches. On Monday, we discussed and analysed different speeches and talked about well-known speakers such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. We also then practised writing multi-clause sentences using fun facts about some politicians. We all had a good giggle at Boris Johnson being stuck on a zip wire celebrating the Olympics!
In maths, we have been revising fractions, which we previously learnt during remote learning. The class have retained their learning well and some worked hard to complete a tricky problem about converting between improper and mixed numbers. Well done, Year 5!
In history, we began learning about Early Islam/ Baghdad – our new topic. We investigated a series of sources to see what they could tell us about this time. We learnt that they were very advanced in medicine, science and astronomy and that they had beautiful architecture. This was made even more impressive when we realised in Britain, at the same time, Anglo Saxon’s were living in houses made of wood and straw!
Next week is Health and Wellbeing week and we have a fulfilled and educational week for you. The children will be taking part in a range of physical workshops, including dance, ballet and yoga as well as educational workshops, based on recycling, plastic consumption, our changing body and all things health and wellbeing. Throughout the week the children will still take part in their usual PE and music lessons but will predominantly focus on PSHE and outdoor adventurous activities with their class teacher. Make sure you get some rest this weekend because it is looking to be a busy week – make sure to look out for photos on the blog next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
10th June 2021 - Day 2 at PGL
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We have enjoyed another absolutely wonderful day at PGL. Today, we've had a go at the giant swing, the zip wire, abseiling, Jacob's ladder climbing and raft building. Suffice to say the children are very tired, but very happy! Getting them to sleep was a little easier tonight!
Before our final what we have learnt, I would like to say a huge thank you to Ms Royer and Mr Cotton who have looked after the children so wonderfully, helping them to be their very best at all times,encouraging the children and keeping their spirits up every single moment of the day. I absolutely can not thank them enough.
And now, what we have learnt today:
If you don't paddle, you get splashed
Year 5 would rather swim than build a raft: sink or swim? Definitely swim
Hetty was super brave conquering her fear of heights
There's a definite theme on landings: they certainly aren't graceful
Mattia enjoyed living his best live falling in the water
Year 5 take every opportunity for a shower (you'll be pleased to know)
Mr Cotton enjoys stitching other adults up (helping them to conquer their fears of heights too)
Freddy's laces never stay tied
Annabel is a climbing champion
Year 5 girls are about to drop a new music album
PGL was almost evacuated after Nosike's giant swing scream was almost mistaken for a fire alarm
Year 5 are absolutely awesome and have made everybody proud by giving their very best at everything - but we knew that already!
9th June 2021 - Day 1 at PGL
2021 YEAR 5 PGL GALLERY
What an amazing first day we've had at PGL! There was a huge cheer when we finally arrived at the centre earlier today and we still can't believe that we're finally here!
I am sorry that I'm unable to upload photos currently. I'm writing this sitting in the forest as Year 5 play an amazing game of hide and seek and I don't currently have access to my laptop, but I will definitely upload some photos tomorrow, or tonight if not too late, depending when we get back.
- We started our day with a picnic in the beautiful sunshine and lots of games
- Our first activity was a challenge course where we enjoyed overcoming different obstacles. We also had to overcome them as a team through different challenges and it was so lovely to hear the children encouraging each other and looking after each other
- Our second activity of the day was a biggie! All of Year 5 had a go at the 'trapeze' where they had to walk to the edge of a platform at the very top of the Jacob's Ladder and step off! There were a few butterflies in stomachs but all had a go and were amazing! We were very proud of all of them.
Currently, Year 5 are enjoying playing ambush in the forest and are doing a very good job of hiding! But not too good for Mr Cotton's finding abilities and my head counting abilities!
What we have learnt so far at PGL:
Suncream is very important
You can conquer your fear of heights with encouraging friends
Climbing call skills are super important
Landing after a trapeze isn't very graceful
The food at PGL is very tasty and you get a lot of it
Year 5 can ask questions for hours if you let them
10 minutes is too long to hide at hide and seek
Team work makes the dream work, especially for obstacle courses!
Year 5 all amazing and are throwing themselves into absolutely everything!
This week has been a lovely lead up to half term. We’ve enjoyed Environmental Day, a trip to St Peter’s square and Year 6’s Young Enterprise stalls today.
Wednesday was environmental day and Year 5 had a wonderful time learning all about bees! We spent the first lesson finding out how important bees are and some amazing facts about them all. None of us could believe that their wings beat 190 times every second OR that they can see UV colour! Ask us what else we know! We then learnt about how they are struggling to survive due to habitat loss and climate change. We set about evaluating our school grounds to see how bee friendly it was and thought about what we could do to help! Enjoy looking at the photos and seeing our bee hotel, wildflower planting and our detailed sketches of bumblebees. Hopefully we’ll get some more bee visitors soon.
2021 YEAR 5 ENVIRONMENTAL DAY GALLERY
In English this week, we have been focusing on the poem ‘Tyger Tyger’ by William Blake and the class wrote some beautiful poems inspired by the poem about a lion and other majestic creatures. Everyone included some fantastic adjectives and similes relating to their creature. Here is one written by Seb.
Oh majestic wolf, cried I.
Who made you powerful over all?
Who make your piercing howl that echoes through the forest warning your victims,
And your magnificent skin as grey as the midnight mist?
Oh! Striking creature!
You crouch silently and pounce faster than a light bolt at your helpless prey!
Who made your fearsome burning eyes,
And your spectacular body that prowls between the moonlight?
Oh! Legendary wolf, exclaimed I.
Who dared make you so imposing?
In maths, we put our area and perimeter learning to the test by answering a series of reasoning questions. This showed our solid understanding as the whole class successfully completed these tricky multi step problems. We finished off the week by learning about the three dimensions of volume.
In art, we enjoyed a lovely trip to St Peter’s square where we sketched en plein air just like Monet himself! Thank goodness the weather was finally sunny which meant we could go! In R.E., we learnt about the 5th pillar of Islam - Hajj. We re-enacted each of the stages of the pilgrimage in the playground and considered why each event takes place and what it reveals about Muslim’s commitment to Allah.
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What a wonderful week! It’s been brilliant to make the most of being outside now that it’s finally dry enough to take our learning outside!
Thank you Year 5 for being beautifully behaved and hard working. Have a fantastic half term everyone and I’ll see you back ready for the second half of term and... PGL!!
21st MayWell done to Year 5 for another brilliant week.
As always, they have been hard-working and determined to do their best.
This week, in Maths, we have been working hard to revise and apply our knowledge of area and perimeter. The class have been busy working out the area and perimeter, in order to re-carpet and add skirting boards to a house which needed redecorating. This involved multi-step problems where they had to find the missing sides and calculate the area and perimeter of complex shapes. Today, they applied their learning of irregular areas, in order to design their own treasure islands. Excellent work, Year 5. Next week, we will be learning about volume.
In English, we have written our stories which involved a hidden discovery. The children worked hard to combine description with tension writing. We also focussed upon making sure the speech we included helped to move the action forward and that our similes were effective choices. Next week, we will be learning about William Blake’s poem, ‘Tyger, Tyger.’
In R.E., we learnt about the third pillar of Islam – Sawm. We discussed what Ramadan was and what it involved. In computing, we learnt about the Morse Code. We successfully decoded a given message and sent a secret message to our partner. In science, a disaster had taken place and a supermarket had mixed many of its products! Year 5 thought carefully about how to separate a range of materials using sieving, filtration, evaporation and magnetic attraction.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
We've had a lovely week in Year 5.
I am very proud of Year 5's amazing maths work. We’ve been continuing our learning with angles particularly focusing on solving some very tricky multi step missing angle questions and I’ve been blown away with their hard work and problem solving.
In English, we’ve been busy reading about stories with hidden discoveries. We read an extract from Five Children and it where they find an unusual creature. We then also looked at the beginning of the book Skellig and considered how the author hooked the reader and made them want to read on. We then planned our own stories where there was a hidden discovery.
In R.E. this week, we have learnt about the next two pillars of Islam: prayer and charity. Samira and Dina explained to the class the different routines involved with praying in Islam. It was lovely to hear them share about their beliefs with others. In Geography, we went on a field trip to the local area.
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In Art, we began completing our own Monet replicas in either oil pastel or acrylics and focused upon using the techniques we practised last time.
It has been mental health awareness week this week and this year the focus is on nature. Unfortunately, the rain meant the planned trip to the park was saved for another day but we discussed how being outside in nature makes us feel.
We also watched a live bird cam where some little chicks were fed by their parents! Lots of us shared what animals we’ve looked after or plants we’ve been growing.
This 4 day week has flown by! I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday.
This week, in English, we have applied our learning of writing balanced arguments to a new question - ‘Should pupils wear school uniform?’. The children planned some really good statements for both sides and presented their ideas clearly and cohesively. Next week, we are looking at a new book called ‘Skellig’.
In maths, we began recapping our learning of angles. The children have impressed me with their ability to accurately estimate angles which shows a solid understanding of different types of angles and the matching degrees. Next week, we will measure and draw angles, before finding missing angles.
In Science, we had a lot of fun mixing bicarbonate of soda and vinegar and watching the bubbles! No huge explosions took place luckily but the classroom has smelt a bit of fish and chips since!
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In Spanish, we recapped the vocabulary for items in our pencil case and have begun writing our own presentations about our school. We are beginning to recognise how to pronounce different phonemes as well.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Well done Year 5 on another great week of learning!
In English, Year 5 have been writing their discussion texts based on the question ‘Should plastic packaging be banned from shops?’. The class have been using linking adverbs to help their writing to flow and also making sure they explain each of their points. I think the verdict is out though - most of the class are in favour for banning plastic packaging. Ask us why! Next week, we are applying our learning to independently write a discussion text on ‘Should children wear school uniform?’,
In maths, we have continued our work on decimals. We have used mental methods to add and subtract whole numbers decimals and also find compliments to 1. Next week, we will be solving some problems involving decimals before moving onto area and perimeter.
In science, we had fun investigating whether the temperature of water affects the speed at which sugar dissolves. In R.E. , we began learning about how new topic ‘How do Muslims show commitment to Allah’ by learning about the 5 pillars of Islam.
Have a wonderful weekend!
It’s been a lovely start to the summer term this week in Year 5. The children have come back to school well rested and raring to go! They have really impressed me with their effort this week and I have particularly noticed how eager they have all been to contribute in class which is brilliant.
This week in English we have begun a unit of writing based upon plastic pollution. The big question is whether we should ban all plastic packaging from shops! This week we have gathered information from a range of sources and held a debate where we argued both points of view. Next week, we are going to plan and write a discussion text presenting both sides of the argument.
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In maths this week, we have spent the week focusing on decimals! We’ve worked out decimal number sequences, plotted decimals on number lines and added and subtracted decimals. Next week, we will be working out decimal complements to 1, learning to multiply and solve problems involving decimals.
In science, we began our topic of Properties and Changes of materials. We were busy investigating which materials are soluble in water. Ask us what we found out!
In art, we have begun our new topic on Monet. We began this week by exploring some of Monet’s work and learning about impressionist art and produced some lovely artist fact files in our scrapbooks. In Spanish, we have been revising the different forms of the verb ‘to go’ and practicing using those forms in relation to going in transport. Finally, in computing, we decoded a message written in semaphore code and learnt that was how interest routers send and receive information.
I hope all have a wonderful weekend.
I hope that you all have a wonderful break over this Easter period. What a term it has been! I would like to say a huge thank you for all the support you have given since Christmas – it certainly hasn’t been the most straightforward term. I am so pleased with how well the children have settled back in to the classroom and I can already see the progress they have been making since returning. Thank you also for the gifts given today – it is so thoughtful and they are very much appreciated.
Egg rolling – a new St Peter’s tradition which is eggsactly (couldn’t resist!) as it sounds! Here are some photos to show the rolling in action!
Well done Henry and Amalia for having the best decorated eggs and Stella and Hanna for the best egg rolling.
We have also enjoyed watching the Spring Concert. A special mention has to go to Qinlan for her outstanding piano playing. Year 5 were blown away!
This week, in maths, we have been recapping the properties of shapes – both 3D and 2D. We also completed a translation and reflection challenge. In English, we have completed a reading comprehension, done some grammar revision and written up our explanation texts ready for display!
Over the Easter holiday, I would encourage the children to be reading regularly. They have received new reading books today. Please remember to remind the children to log anything they read in their diaries. The children may also wish to complete some Matheletics and TT Rockstars.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a well-earned rest.
In English, we have been busy writing our very own guides on how to survive in as an explorer in different areas of our world! Some of us have written about the dangers of deserts, others about the blistering cold in the polar region and others about the humid jungle! Year 5 have given advice ranging from how to tame wild camels, to wrestle ferocious alligators and cross piranha infested waters. Mrs Adcock has enjoyed reading our informative and amusing guides! Next week, we are going to edit and write these up ready for display (and for explorers to use!).
In Maths, we have been focusing on the position of shapes. We have been busy reflecting and translating shapes and describing their positions using co-ordinates. Next week, we will be learning to describe 3D and 2D shapes using a range of mathematical vocabulary.
In Art, we have been adding colourful backgrounds to our self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo. In R.E., we learnt about how Christians celebrate the events of Easter Sunday in churches. In PSHE, we discussed how to make tricky decisions and how to best weigh up the risks involved. Finally, in Science, we compared different animals' gestation periods by plotting information on a scatter graph. We learnt how to spot patterns and anomalies using our graphs.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Today it has been Red Nose Day and the Year 5 classroom has been filled with craziest hairstyles in aid of Comic Relief! Thank you everyone for taking part.
This week we have been very busy doing assessments which is never the most exciting but Year 5 have shown their maturity by focusing really well and giving each assessment their very best! Well done!
Following the assessments, in maths the class did some great work creating some bar graphs using Excel. The children had to look at a range of animal body measurements and convert them into another unit before transferring the data onto a graph. We thought carefully about which graph would be the most appropriate for the data and which measurements we should plot to make it clear.
In English, we finished off our explanation texts about how to use our inventions. We also spent some time on some spelling strategies.
Next week, we will be back to our normal lessons. In English, we will begin planning and writing our own explanations texts about how to survive in particular biomes. In maths, we are focusing about reflecting and translating shapes.
In R.E., this week we looked at how Christians reflect upon the events of Good Friday and we looked at the Bible passages read during church services. In art, we are now adding our colourful backgrounds to our Frida Kahlo inspired self-portraits. In Spanish, we have been learning how to explain what our favourite subject it and why. In computing, we discussed how to stay safe while using online gaming apps. Finally, in science, we learnt about the human life cycle and the changes that take place over time.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
It has been so wonderful to have the children back in the classroom this week! They have settled back into the routine excellently and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing them in person and not through a screen! They all seem happy to be back (even if they now can’t wear their pyjamas to maths!).
In English, we’ve begun a unit on explanation texts and have designed our very own future transportation methods. On Tuesday, we held our very own Year 5 ‘Dragon’s Den' where we had to explain and present our products to others in the class! We had to work on clearly explaining how our technology worked and why it was useful to make sure we kept the Dragons engaged! We gave each other constructive feedback, which helped us when we came to write up our final piece.
In Maths, we have been reading, drawing and answering questions about line graphs!
In R.E., we learnt about how Maundy Thursday is marked in churches. In Science, the class did some excellent research about a mammal of their choice. In Art, inspired by Frida Kahlo, we have been drawing our very own self-portraits and practising our sketching techniques.
It has been a lovely week. Next week, we will be completing some assessments in order to help us gage where the children with their understanding in maths and English and to help us to plan what to cover/ go over next.
I hope you all have had a lovely week and enjoy the weekend too.
Back to the classroom!
And with the end of the week comes the end of remote learning! It seems like this week has flashed by and it is very exciting to think we will all be back in the classroom in a couple of days. I am so proud of ALL of you for your phenomenal work over this home learning period, your resilience and how you've grown in independence. You're all superstars.
I know we are all looking forward to being back on Monday but we might also be feeling anxious about some things too. It’s normal to feel like that when change is happening but once you’re back in the classroom, you’ll feel like you were never away!
In maths this week, we have been busy converting measures! We are all becoming more confident at applying our conversion facts correctly and even moved on to a problem solving activity at the end of the week. I was impressed that so many of us got to grips with imperial measures. Next week, we are going to beginning a new unit of statistics and will be looking particularly at line graphs.
In English, we finished reading and writing about The Arrival and began another picture book called ‘Hike’ for World Book Day. This book had no pictures so began by adding words to the pictures as if we were writing for a younger audience. The class produced some fantastic work which I’ve encouraged to read to their younger siblings at home if they have any! We also did a more detailed piece of tension writing and wrote the blurb for the back. Next week, we will be writing explanation texts based upon a machine that we invent.
We all thoroughly enjoyed coming to school in our pyjamas for World Book Day (even though some of you told me you’ve been wearing pyjamas everyday anyway!). Here are some pictures from the day for you to enjoy.
Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday! Hooray!
Well done on a brilliant start back after half term, Year 5.
It is so lovely to know that the end of remote learning is in sight (as great as it’s been) and soon we will be back at school! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all!
Thank you for remaining smiley and hard working in our online lessons this week. In maths, we have been recapping multiplication and division and also learning to break down and tackle tricky word problems. I was impressed with the way Year 5 handled the multi-step problems which are not easy! Well done, everyone! Next week, we will be converting units of measure.
In English, we have begun looking at the picture book ‘The Arrival’ which is about a man who has to leave his family and migrate to a new country. We did some background research at the beginning of the week to help us to understand the book and finished the week by writing a letter. The children some emotional letters showing an excellent understanding of the feelings and heartbreak the man was feeling. We will continue writing based upon this next week.
Our book in English links nicely with our geography topic this term ‘Multicultural Hammersmith.’ This week the children were able to share the stories of their families who might have come from different parts of the world. In Computing, the children have been focusing on ‘Online Safety’ and in R.E. we began a new topic based upon Lent. In Art, we have started our new artist focus on ‘Frida Kahlo’. It was wonderful to hear so many of the children say how much they love her artwork already!
I don’t have many pictures this week but here is a challenge set by Mr Cotton for you all to try! It's called the Trick Shot Challenge.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and enjoy this beautiful weather! Spring seems to be here.
Happy Half Term!
We made it to half term! Well done, Year 5! You have been an absolute pleasure to teach remotely and you really do need to give yourselves a big pat on the back for all you’ve learnt this term. From shapes, fractions and time problems to news reports, space stories, poems and instructions – you’ve tried your hardest at all times and should be very proud of yourselves. And that is without even mentioning all the fantastic artwork, websites, geography posters and R.E. reflections you’ve completed and more! Phew!
This week we had a brilliant time hearing some fascinating talks from a wide range of STEM professionals. Some highlights were hearing about how the land speed record was broken from Richard Noble and also how the brain works from Dr Mary Noonan and Mrs Isaac’s daughter, Kaleigh. Year 5 have been busy completing a range of STEM investigations (see the photos to see what we’ve been up to).
It’s time for a well-earned half term rest (and break from screens!). I hope you have a fantastic week and I look forward to seeing you for more learning after the holiday. In maths, we will be revising long multiplication and division before tackling some tricky word problems and in English, we are looking at a beautiful story called ‘The Arrival’. I can’t wait.
As always, thank you so much for all the support from home. The children have continued to make good progress due to your help and care!
Happy half term everyone!
Another week has flown by and now it’s only one week until half term, which means we’ve been online learning for 5 weeks! I think we are all very much looking forward to seeing everyone back in the classroom but despite this Year 5 have remained positive and have continued to complete lots of learning!
In English, we enjoyed looking at poetry and, in particular, poetry about the moon. We have analysed two poems, one by Pie Corbett and one by Walter de la Mare and considered how both poets used poetic imagery and metaphors for effect. The children also wrote their own poems about the sun and learnt and performed ‘Silver’. Next week, we are going to be writing instructions.
In maths, we moved onto time. We spent most of the week breaking down finding the difference word problems, which we found tricky last term. The perseverance paid off as Year 5 were much more confident deciphering questions by the end of the week. Next week, we are moving on to converting between units of time and applying our learning to some problem solving questions.
In geography, Mrs Fox and I have been blown away by the incredible presentations and posters produced based upon Year 5's biomes topic. The class produced informative and eye-catching work. In Computing, everyone continued to add to their brilliant websites. In Science, we focused upon the lifecycle of a bird. Considering it is Children’s Mental Health week, in Art, we created ‘Positive Lines’. See below the finished pieces, as well as some pieces from last week.
Well done everyone for another week. You’re all brilliant.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Here is this week’s Charlie Mackesy illustration to enjoy!
Well done for another brilliant week of online learning Year 5. I have very much enjoyed seeing you all each morning for our live English and maths lessons. I’ve also loved seeing the work you have been submitting because it is such a fantastic quality! The science fiction stories have been amusing and action packed and you’ve blown me away with your fraction learning in maths.
In R.E., we enjoyed learning about how Jewish people remember the Passover through the Seder Meal. In Art, Year 5 produced some fantastic artwork based upon the artist Kandinsky. In PSHE, the class were busy thinking about different communities that exist and what communities they are part of. Finally, over the last few weeks, Year 5 have been busy planning and designing their own websites in Computing. This week they began creating them and they are looking brilliant! Follow the links to see some examples.Thomas’ website all about sharks
Next week, we will be starting a new topic in maths - Time! Get a head start by practising telling the time over the weekend. In English, we are going to be enjoying a week of poetry. I can't wait.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
See you on Monday.
I have enjoyed another week with Year 5. It is a pleasure to teach this lovely lot and I'm always impressed and grateful for their can do and positive attitude. Each week, we have been looking at a Charlie Mackesy illustration. This week we considered how important being thankful at the moment when so much of life is different to normal.
In English, we have been looking at a new book called Cosmic which is rather comical. The week began when we received a letter from Dr Drax inviting us to go to space. We all used our best persuasive skills to persuade him that we were by far the best class to go (obviously!). I thoroughly enjoyed reading the letters. Today, we made predictions about what was going to happen next and made sure we used evidence from the text to make suitable and sensible suggestions! Next week, we will be writing our own science fiction stories.
In maths, we have continued with our fraction topic which is no mean feat! We've been using all our learning so far to add and subtract fractions with different denominators and some of us smashed adding and subtracting mixed numbers too. Mrs Adcock was very impressed. Next week, we will be learning to multiply fractions by whole numbers and find fractions of amounts.
In Art, we were inspired by Salvador Dali's weird and wonderful artwork and drew some animals with tall legs (look below for clarification!). In R.E., we enjoyed learning about the events of the Passover and finally in PSHE, we recorded videos which explained what roles we have within our communities.
Phew - a busy week of learning! Next week, we are introducing some small group video sessions to allow some of the children who are home to have some time to chat and catch up.
Have a wonderful weekend and Year 5 - please have a break from screens!
Another fantastic week of Year 5! I am so proud of all the children for their brilliant efforts this week. They are taking this online learning in their stride and remaining cheerful and smiley.
In maths, our focus has been fractions! Year 5 have found equivalent fractions, compared and ordered fractions and converted improper fractions. It has been brilliant to see the arithmetic scores go up as a result of us tackling this topic. More fractions to come next week!
Over the weekend, a UFO sighting was reported in Middlehaven! Year 5 spent the week writing and editing their own news broadcast about the event. We had some rather amusing witness accounts of the sighting including one from Dorito Packet! The final pieces were well-structured and many included direct and reported speech. Next week, we are beginning to read a book called Cosmic from which we will base our own science fiction story!
Here are pictures from the week which you may enjoy looking at.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Happy New Year!
January is often a time when we try new things but who would have ever thought we'd be starting remote live lessons. What a week it has been but I wanted to say a HUGE well done to all of Year 5! What super stars the children are. I have been so impressed by their resilience and adaptability to be able to get used to our online learning.
It is so lovely seeing their smiling faces each day and I’m looking forward to next week and the exciting learning to come. Hopefully, most of the initial teething problems have been ironed out but please email me if you have any questions.
I won't go into detail what we have been learning this week as I'm sure you already know our timetable inside out! Thank you so much for all you've been doing to help and support from behind the screens. Here are just a few pictures from our fun fruit face art challenge based upon the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
I hope the children have a break from the screen and you have lovely weekend.
Merry Christmas! ðŸŽ…
The Christmas holidays have begun! What a term it has been!
I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 this term and have been very impressed with their enthusiasm, hard work and progress. I am very proud of all of them and they deserve a well-earned rest.
I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and New Year! See you in 2020!
I can’t believe we are now about to begin our last week of term!
It’s been a rather different week with all of Year 5 taking part in ‘Bikeability’ school based cycling lessons run by Bikeworks. In these lessons, children learnt practical skills and safety tips to follow when cycling on the road. They seemed to have lots of fun and all got a certificate at the end of it! Well done, Year 5!
During the rest of the day, the children were completing their end of term assessments which have highlighted how much progress the class have made this term.
Well done for a great week Year 5. You’ve coped with all the changes to the timetable and all the assessments very well.
Have a lovely weekend.
Celebrate Me Book
The ‘Celebrate Me Book’ is an opportunity to share your authentic and unique self with the rest of your class. Remember, there is only one you and you should have the chance to shout out about it and celebrate! You are wonderful!
Every Friday, one child will have the opportunity to take this book and record something inside. You could share something you love, share something you are proud of or ultimately, just share something that makes you, you!
The book will be due back on the Monday.
Next week, within our PE lessons, we will be running Christmas themed House Competitions. The competitions will be snowball (dodgeball) competitions which will take place within each year group. Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate. I wonder who will be the winning house this half term. Happy competition and good luck,
I hope everyone is well and enjoying being out of lockdown! Now it is December it is beginning to feel a bit more Christmassy at St Peter’s. The Christmas tree is up, we enjoyed watching the Nativity at our Movie Night last night and our class Christmas post box is up and running!
In English this week, we have been very busy! At the beginning of the week, we wrote some brilliant diary entries based upon ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare. The class used some fantastic show-not-tell to describe how the traveller was feeling as he arrived at the abandoned house. Mrs Adcock was also really pleased with the range of openers we are using in our writing and is pleased that we are beginning to use commas more consistently in our work.
For the last two days, we have been learning how to write a persuasive letter. We had a big shock today after we received a letter from Mrs Zalar explaining that our Christmas holidays had been cut short for academic reasons! We were outraged to say the least and quickly got used our best persuasive skills to persuade her against the decision! Thank goodness – we got them to Mrs Zalar just in time and she was willing to think twice about cancelling the holidays. Phew!
In Maths, we have been learning how to find the perimeter and area of shapes. We realised it’s not so easy when half the lengths of the shapes are missing! However, we used our best detective skills to find the missing lengths, area and perimeter of many complex shapes – very impressive!
In R.E., we began our Christmas unit and were looking specifically at the accounts of the Christmas story in the gospels and how Jesus’ birth fits into the whole story of the Bible. In Art, we are still completing our colourful and wacky Keith Haring pictures.
Next week, the whole of Year 5 will be taking part in the cycling workshops. Having seen the forecast, please make sure children bring waterproofs, warm layers and gloves. They can wear P.E. kit all week. While they are not out cycling, the children will be doing their end of term assessments so I can pick up on any areas we need to go over next term.
Have a lovely weekend!
Eco-Council Christmas themed competition
Can you come with some ideas to make Christmas more eco-friendly?
Share your ideas with our Year 5 Eco-councillors by the 11th December (it could be in the form of a poster, instructions to make something eco-friendly, or even a photo!)
I hope everyone has had a lovely week– final few days of lockdown to go, hooray!
The children have been working hard in English this week. We have been studying the poem ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare and focussing particularly on how the poet creates the uncomfortable atmosphere. After spending some time analysing the poem, we have written our own eerie descriptions. Mrs Adcock was very impressed with our writing and how we put into action the feedback from out last piece of writing. It is wonderful to see the progress the children are making. Next week, we will be writing a diary entry based upon the poem and also revising commas – we seem to either be overusing them or forgetting them altogether!
In Maths, we completed some word problems based on converting measures and then moved onto time. We revised reading analogue clocks and writing the time in 12 hour and 24 hours. Some of us then onto finding the difference in time and some tricky word problems. We will come back to the topic of time next term but please practise reading the time at home before then! Next week, we are moving onto finding the area and perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes.
In Science, we learnt that the Earth rotates on its axis and causes day and night. We were all mind-blown to learn that the Earth is rotating at around 1000mph!
In Art, we have been creating our very own Keith Haring artwork which are looking extremely colourful. Finally, in Spanish, we have been learning how to describe the weather. Some of us did gave some excellent weather forecasts to the class.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Foodbank Advent Collection
Our School Council is currently collecting items to give to the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank to support the local community over the Christmas period.
Children can bring any items they wish to donate into school and give them to their class teacher. We are hoping to make a final collection on the 11th December.
Thank you so much to those who have donated already!
For a list of food items the foodbank accepts, please follow the link below.
Well done on another great week Year 5!
It has been Anti-bullying week and the class have enjoyed some PSHE lessons, assemblies and workshops based upon this year’s theme - ‘Being united together against bullying’. We discussed different scenarios in class and considered why something might begin bullying and how different people involved may be affected. We had a wonderful discussion in class about how we can all work together to stand against bullying.
In Maths this week, we have been finishing our multiplication and division topic. We revised short division with remainders and learnt how to interpret remainders in context. We finished the week by revising multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in order to prepare us as we now move onto measure and converting units. Keep practising those conversion facts!
In English, we have finished our legend stories and have published them ready for display. We spent a lot of time editing and improving our writing and we are getting much better at checking our work for mistakes. Mrs Adcock was very impressed with our engaging battle scenes and our heroic descriptions. Next week, we will be learning how to use brackets, dashes and commas to show parenthesis and will begin looking at the poem 'The Listeners' by Walter de la Mare.
In Science, we have just begun our new topic of space. The class were fascinated to learn about the different planets and their scale. We watched a brilliant video about the scale of earth within the universe and we were all amazed! Year 5 had lots of big questions which we will be answering over the coming weeks.
Have a lovely weekend!
13th November 2020
What a fantastic week it has been!
Firstly, I want to say a big well done to all of Year 5 for their amazing class assembly. Every child spoke their lines with such confidence and clarity and the acting was superb. I am so proud of you all – thank you for your hard work.
Not only did we have our class assembly this week, but we also enjoyed DT Day! The class began the day by learning about Richard Noble – the father inventor of the supersonic car which holds the land speed record and can travel at 754 mph. The class then went on to design some brilliant propeller cars. The design was quite fiddly but the class managed really well and we now have 28 cars ready to race! There is a programme on Saturday about a UK-based project aiming to break the world land speed record using the most advanced straight-line racing car. Some of the children might be interested in watching it. For those that are, it will be on Channel 4 at 6pm.
In English, we are beginning to write our legend stories, which the class are thrilled about. The class produced some fantastic plans for their writing including lots of evil knights and heroic kings. I am very excited to read their finished stories. Next week, we will continue to write our legend stories and will be focusing upon using sub-clauses and ambitious verbs.
In Maths, we have begun long multiplication! The children have made a fantastic start at getting to grips with it. We have just been working on checking every question carefully so we don’t make any little mistakes. Next week, we are moving onto division!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
6th November 2020
This week in Year 5 we have been busy practising our class assembly which is now only a week away! The class have done a brilliant job of learning their lines and are now working on projecting their voices so everyone can hear! We’re excited to show you what we have been learning about.
In English, we have begun a new topic on Legend stories. We have read a number of legend stories to get an idea about what kind of characters, settings and storylines legends include. We wrote some brilliant diary entries based upon Arthur and his jealous brother Kay from The Sword in the Stone.
In maths, we have been looking at lots of new mathematical vocabulary. We have done lots of investigations this week in order to find factors, multiples, prime numbers and square and cube numbers. We were put to the test at the end of the week when we have to apply our knowledge to a tricky problem solving question which we really enjoyed!
I hope that you have a lovely weekend despite the current restrictions!
We loved seeing all of the amazing artwork for the Christmas Cards homework and we're sure that all of the pieces which were sent in are going to make absolutely beautiful cards! Above is a gallery of a selection of artwork from across the school and we hope that you enjoy!
We’ve made it to half term! Well done Year 5 on a brilliant start to the year.
This week we enjoyed celebrating Black History Month on Wednesday. In Year 5, we learnt all about Lilian Bader who was one of the first women to serve the RAF during WW2 despite facing discrimination and prejudice early on in her career. We were struck by her perseverance and determination. We enjoyed a wonderful assembly all about The Windrush generation and also some extremely fun Caribbean dance workshops. Not only did we get moving but we also tried some delicious multicultural food for lunch!
During the rest of the week, we have been busy practising our poem for the poetry recital after half term. In maths, we have been estimating, measuring and drawing angles. We realised using a protractor is trickier than we thought! In English, we analysed and then wrote our own war poems using powerful language to create an image in the readers mind. In science, we investigated the effect of levers on the effort needed to lift a heavy weight.
Have a wonderful half term.
What a wonderful week for sport. Thank you to all year groups for taking part in the house athletics competitions this week, it has been lovely to get the children involved in competitive sport, and they really enjoy it. It has been a very close call all week but Mr Cotton will tally up the results and announce the winning house after half term!
16th October 2020
It was lovely to be back in the classroom this week. I can’t believe we’re one week away from half term! The last few weeks have flown by.
In English, we have been writing a narrative based upon the short film Beyond the Lines. This brought together all of our learning from this half term so far.
In maths, we have been practicing mental methods for addition and subtraction and using inverse and estimation to check our answers. To finish the week, we completed word problems, focussing upon using key words in the questions and using bar models to check.
In Science, we completed an experiment which investigated which surface caused the most friction. This involved measuring the distance that the cars travelled down ramps. Year 5 are getting much better at taking averages and writing up their conclusions using scientific vocabulary.
In R.E., we reflection upon the miracle of Jesus raising Lazurus from the dead and then compared two miracles of our choice. Finally, in Art, we started creating our second piece of skyline artwork.
What a lot of learning! Well done on another brilliant, Year 5.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Good afternoon everyone!
As you all know, this week has been a rather strange one since I have been teaching from home! It is a very odd feeling being on the wrong side of the screen and I am very much looking forward to being back in the classroom on Monday!
Having said that, I have been extremely impressed by Year 5’s attention and hard work. It can’t be easy to focus when your teacher is on the screen but they’ve all been brilliant. Also, Miss Royer has been amazing and deserves a big thank you!
This has been assessment week for Year 5. We have done lots of test papers to see where we are across English and Maths. Mrs Adcock was particularly impressed with our Place Value assessment results which prove we have a really good understanding of the learning we’ve done so far this term. It shows the hard work has really paid off!
For the rest of the week, we focused on the areas of grammar which we seemed unsure about from our assessments. In maths, we began our new topic of addition and subtraction.
Alongside this, we have also learnt all about the miracle of the paralysed man from the Bible in R.E. In Science, we reviewed our knowledge of gravity, air and water resistance. Finally in Art, we added the skyline to our Blitz pictures, which look amazing – the children have done a brilliant job.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
See you on Monday!
MAYOR'S CUP TRIALS
On Tuesday 20th October 2020 in the afternoon, Mr Cotton we will be holding Mayor’s Cup trials for children in Year 5 and 6. Competitive sport is an integral part of PE and Sport, it not only promotes sportsmanship, but it develops team skills, sporting capabilities and friendships.At present, Mayor’s Cup competitions are on hold across the borough. However, we would still like to select this year’s teams and provide sufficient training for the selected children with the hope that at some point this year we can take part in friendly matches or the official Mayor’s Cup games.We will be selecting 14 boys and 14 girls for this year’s Mayor’s Cup teams from our Year 5 and year 6 children (this is inclusive of subs). Matches will usually consist of 8 a-side teams with 2 subs.
During the final week of school, before half term (week commencing 19th October 2020), within our PE lessons, we will be running sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house athletics competitions which will take place within each year group. Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.
Well done Year 5 for another brilliant week. I’ve been impressed across the curriculum at this classes’ engagement and positive attitude to learning.
In maths this week, we have been finishing our place value topic. We have been busy rounding decimals which really helped us to consolidate our previous learning on rounding whole numbers. We also investigated negative numbers, Roman numerals and practiced multiplying and divided decimals by powers of 10 which Year 5 have taken in their stride.
In English, we have got to the big turning point in our book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’! We are all absolutely gripped! Based upon the book, we wrote passages based upon William going home to his mother. Mrs Adcock was really impressed with how we developed tension and suspense through our writing.
In Science, we completed two experiments! We investigated both the effects of air resistance and of water resistance.,, ask us for more details or look at the photos below! We had lots of fun and are getting more used to using scientific language to explain our results.
In R.E. we focused upon the miracle where Jesus heals the sick women and raises the girl from the dead. We looked particularly at the importance of faith in both miracles.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
WALK WITH US
ON W/C 5 OCTOBER!
Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.
Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.
The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.
We’ve had another great week here in Year 5!
In English, we’ve been busy writing some setting descriptions about the Blitz based upon a short clip we watched. We are really working on ensuring we pick the most effecting imagery we can so the reader can picture what we are describing.
In maths, we have been learning all about decimals! We’ve practised ordering them, comparing them and ended the week by rounding them! Mrs Adcock was really pleased to see us apply our rounding skills to decimals so well after we’d found it pretty tricky last week. Great perseverance Year 5!
In science, we have learnt about the force of air resistance! We are in the middle of a parachute investigation but unfortunately rain meant we will have to collect our results next week... watch this space!
In R.E., we looked at the miracle where Jesus calming of the storm. We annotated the Bible passage before discussing what this teaches Christians. In Computing, we have successfully made brilliant progress making our Crab Games! Soon we will be ready to plan and create our very own. Finally, in Art we have created the first backdrops for our Blitz skyline!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
What a great week we’ve had. It’s been a week of immersing ourselves into our new timetable and topics!
In English, we have begun the book Goodnight Mister Tom which the class is loving. We spent some time analysing the main characters in chapter 1 and ended the week by rewriting the opening scene in the book from the eyes of Willie, the evacuee. We are all very much taken by the character of Mister Tom and know there is much more than initially meets the eye!
In maths, we have continued our place value topic and have mostly been focusing on rounding. It’s taken a little bit of time to get our heads around it but Mrs Adcock has been impressed with our determination.
In Science, we began our topic of Forces and carried out our first Year 5 experiment! We learnt about the effects of gravity and used newton metres to measure the weight and mass of objects. Ask us to explain the difference!
In PSHE, we were set a challenge to build the tallest tower with paper and cello tape. Afterwards, we discussed how we worked well in our groups and what we could have done better. We discussed what it might look like to work well together in Science and Mrs Adcock was impressed to see us putting our learning into action the next day.
In R.E., we enjoyed looking at the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and discussed what we can learn about Jesus from it. In computing, we began to create our own games and finally, in Spanish, we learnt how to give our opinions about different sports!
What a lot of learning. Well done, Year 5. Another week where I’ve been impressed with your attitude and fun!
It was lovely to meet the parents virtually on Wednesday night. I’ve made a note of the main points from the meeting below just in case you missed it.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Notes from the virtual open classroom
Please make sure your children are reading for 20-30 minutes each day and recording their reading in their yellow books.
Keep practising timestables! Especially the tricky ones
P.E. on Wednesday and Friday. Children may come in, in kit on Wednesday but must still bring school uniform with them.
Also, if you have twitter please start following the school twitter account!
Welcome to Year 5
We’ve had a brilliant first week back. Year 5 are settling in and have taken to their new class responsibilities well. It has been lovely to get to know the children and, most importantly to have them back in school! I have already been impressed by the children's listening and positive attitude to their learning.
We began the week by creating some artwork for the display and writing some Kenning poems about ourselves. We also created a display called 'The Tree of Life'. This sparked some interesting conversations about our strengths and aspirations and about what makes each one of us different and special.
In English, we have been studying Roald Dahl's book 'Going Solo.' We learnt all about his life and were interested to find out that he was in WW2! We read a dramatic chapter about him being involved in a plane accident and wrote letters based on the events.
In Maths, we have been exploring the place value of digits up to 1,000,000 and have applied this learning to comparing and ordering numbers.
I am very much looking forward to the term ahead.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
P.S. Whole class photo for the blog will be taken next week!
Notes for the Diary
On Wednesday (16th) in the evening from 5-6pm there will be a virtual open classroom. Please tune in so you can meet the class teachers, find out about Year 5 and virtually look around your child's classroom.
Year 5 will have P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure your children have their kit in on those days.