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Welcome to Year 5

Our teacher is Mrs Adcock and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Irving. 

 

24th January

This week we have enjoyed R.E. Day where we looked at the big story of the bible. We realised that although the Bible is made up of 56 books there is one storyline that can be traced through them all! Each class took a part of the story to investigate. Year 5 particularly looked at ‘The Fall’ and created artwork based on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

On Thursday, we travelled to space and back on our trip to the Science Museum! We had a great time completing the Spectacular Space Trail in the museum and saw many space features including the spacecraft that Tim Peake, a British astronaut, spent six months orbiting around the Earth! We then went to watch ‘A Beautiful Planet’ IMAX production which was a 3D film that followed the life of some astronauts in space. The class were amazed by the sights of earth from space which were even more beautiful in 3D. Overall, it was a brilliant trip.

Apart from these two days, we have squeezed in some more Maths lessons on fractions. In English, we showed off our reading skills in a comprehension based on our class book Wonder.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Adcock

 

17th January

In maths, we have been converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and visa versa and then also adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Year 5 have really been mastering their fraction work and everyone moved onto word problems at the end of the week.

In English, we wrote our diary entries based upon the book The Arrival. Mrs Adcock was very impressed with our ‘show-not-tell’ emotive writing we included.

In R.E. we looked at why the Qur’an is special to Muslims. In Science, we conducted a scientific enquiry into the planets and created our very own double page spread in our books.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mrs Adcock and Year 5

Reminders 

Remember reading records and blue homework on Monday morning. 

10th January 

Happy New Year and welcome back! It’s been a great first week back. Year 5 have settled back into the routines and structure each day extremely well.


In maths, it has been full steam ahead with fractions. This week we have found equivalent fractions, cracked how to order and compare fractions and finally began converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.

In English, we have started a new book called The Arrival. We were surprised to find that there were no words but have realised that the saying ‘a picture says 1000 words’ is true! The books tells a beautiful story about a father who has to leave his family to immigrate to a different country. We have been using our inference skills to work out what has been going on and today we wrote a letter as if we were the mother.

In R.E., we have begun a new topic on Islam and started by reminding ourselves what the 5 Pillars of Islam are. In science, very excitingly, we have begun our new topic of Space!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

Notices

All children need to bring in their yellow reading records and homework in on a Monday morning. Homework is then also due on Friday morning.

P.E. is on Monday and Friday this term. Please can children arrive in their P.E. kit on Friday morning. They will still need their school uniform to change into after the P.E. lesson.

Finally, Reception class are wanting to update their collection of fancy dress clothes. If you have any costumes (Ages 5 -6) at home that you no longer want then please donate them to the Reception class. Any costumes would be welcome but we would really like some more costumes that are book characters, professions or from traditional tales. Thank you, Mrs Noonan  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th December

Christmas has arrived and what a term it has been! Year 5 have worked so hard this term and have stepped up to all the challenges of Year 5 brilliantly.

We’ve had a fun filled last week of term. The highlight of this week was definitely our Carols by Candlelight Christmas Service. The children all sang beautifully and made us all so proud. Well done everyone!

Now, it’s time for a well-earned Christmas holiday.

Mrs Adcock and Miss Irving also wanted to say a huge thank you for your generosity - you’ve been very kind!

We hope you all have a very happy Christmas and New Year! See you in 2020!

Mrs Adcock

 

 

 

13th December 

It’s been a rather different week with almost 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!

During the rest of the day, the children were completing their end of term assessments. In small groups, the children also completed a range of activities including guided reading sessions, maths intervention groups and SPaG interventions. We also completed a maths challenge which involved a knowledge of multiples, factors, prime, cube, square and even triangular numbers! (see the photos)

Some children, who were not involved in the cycling, also completed a science research project about a famous scientist who had used chemical reactions to create useful materials. Some children decided to present their research through a fact file, while others chose to make a PowerPoint presentation to present to the class.

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.

Mrs Adcock

Notes for the diary

Carols by Candlelight - Tuesday 17th December 6.00pm

Please drop your child off at the church promptly with a reading book for 5.45pm

 

6th December 

Year 5 are very much getting in the Christmas spirit. We had a wonderful time visiting Westminster Abbey today. The Abbey had a wonderful atmosphere as we sang songs together, listened to a talk about light in the darkness, and all lit our very own Christingles. The children did amazingly well not to give in to temptation to eat the sweets during the service!

This week, in English, we finished off our discussion texts about whether or not we should ban plastic. We had to try really hard not to give our opinion away till the conclusion to make sure it was a balanced argument. Ask us what we our opinion is!

In Maths, we have been learning about recognising 2D representations of 3D shapes. We have discussed nets and plan views of shapes. We investigated the nets of cubes by predicting and then testing to see which nets made cubes and which ones did not.

In R.E., we listened to some Christmas Carols and considered what they taught us about who Jesus is and what Christmas is about. We then wrote our own lyrics to some well-known tunes. Some of us were then brave enough to sing our carols a capella to the rest of the class.

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

Notes for the Diary

It’s cycling week next week so don’t forget your bikes and helmets on Monday morning if you are taking part.

Over the next week, within PE lessons, St Peter’s will be running the first sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house dodgeball competitions which will take place within our year groups. Each class will be divided in 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 assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate. We hope that our sporting House Competitions will be an opportunity for all children to take part in competitive sport and represent their house. We will be organising a termly sporting competition and the trophy will be displayed in the trophy cabinet.

Remember your Christmas jumpers on Friday next week.

 

 

22nd November

This week has included St Peter’s first Environmental day! The children visited each classroom in their house groups and completed a different environmental activity, which included: designing a functioning paper-cup, decorating a reusable bag, debating about an environmental issue and researching and designing a poster.  

In English, we finished writing our legend stories and have now edited and published them ready for our English display. In Maths, we were looking at time. We recapped how to convert 12 hour time to 24 hour time and then answered time word problems. Mrs Adcock was very pleased with how we went about the time problems.

In Geography, we learn all about the physical geography of Norway. You can ask us all about fjords, glaciers, waterfalls and mountains. We’ll be able to tell you what they are and how they are formed! Impressive stuff.

In Science, disaster struck as a supermarket lorry got lots of food items mixed up. The rice packets were full of paper clips, the flour was full of raisins and the water bottles dissolved with salt. As a class, we figured out which was the best way to separate these items, either by filtration, evaporation, sieving or magnetic attraction or a combination!

Looking forward to next week. Have a lovely weekend.

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

 

 

 

15th November

It's been a great week in Year 5.

In Maths, we started looking at converting units of measure. It was trickier than we were first expecting! Mrs Adcock was pleased with the resilience we showed this week when we were finding it difficult and it payed off in the end. Once we had consolidated our learning of multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. Our next step will be measure word problems! Great work Year 5.

In English, we have continued our topic of legends. On Monday, in groups we all read different legend stories including; The First Battle, Excalibur and Lancelot’s First Quest. From our reading, we picked out general structure of a legend story. We then presented the different stories to each other and discussed the similarities and differences between the legends. Later in the week, we then read another legend about Edmund of Englefield. We each took a scene from the legend and acted it out. There were some excellent regal Kings and some gruesome battle scenes! The whole class made good use of sound effects and props from the classroom to bring their performance to life and made them very entertaining to watch. We finally planned our own legends and have made a great start on writing the beginning paragraph!

In R.E., we have begun our Christmas topic (yes, it’s that time already!). In Science, we learnt about dissolving and which solids are soluble/ insoluble. We then investigated which

As well as the usual subjects, we also had two superb workshops. On Wednesday, we had a coding workshop where we discussed future technology. On Friday, we also had an Anti-Bullying workshop which involved games, discussions and creating our own freeze frames. These frames were very powerful in showing the impact of bullying (see photos).

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Mrs Adcock

 

8th November

This week, had our first DT day of the year! This term the topic for the school was Nature. Year 5 researched, designed and then built their own bird homes! It was a very exciting day. We researched the local birds in the area, what food they ate, where we needed to put our bird homes and what they should look like. Using our research, we then built our homes and then decorated them so they were camouflaged from predators. Enjoy putting them up somewhere at home!

In Maths, we have continued to look at multiplication and division which has proven tricky! Great perseverance shown by Year 5 this week though. In English, we have begun looking at Legend stories in preparation for writing our own. We read the Sword and the Stone and answered questions about the characters. We then, wrote our own diary entries as one of the characters.

In Computing, we’re continuing to create the scripts for our games. In R.E., we looked at wise saying from Proverbs and thought about how they related to everyday life. We offered our own wise words too! Finally, in Science we have did an experiment relating to insulators and lunch boxes. Interesting stuff! Ask us about it!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Year 5 Mrs Adcock

 

Notes for the Diary:

As mentioned last week we have a busy week again next week the important things to remember are…

Wear odd socks on Monday

Add a cape or mask to your uniform on Thursday

Own clothes on Friday for Children in Need

 

1st November

Welcome back to the Year 5 blog for another half term!

We had our first poetry recital of the year on Wednesday morning. Year 5 performed the poem The Blind Men and the Elephant. All the children in the class learnt the words and actions off by heart over half term and we practised performing our poem in class making sure we were using our voices to add meaning to the poem. Mrs Adcock was very proud of Year 5 for their fantastic performance. All the children presented themselves so confidently in front of the whole school. 

Following on from this, in English, we continued with the topic of poetry and wrote our own cinquain poems, firstly about WW1 and then about Autumn.  There were lots of beautiful poems written.

In Maths, we have begun a new topic of multiplication and have spent the week getting our heads round lots of maths vocabulary such as prime numbers, factors, multiples, square numbers and cube numbers.

In Science, we moved on to consider the topic of Properties and Changes of Materials. We looked at a range of materials and put them through a serious of tests in order to work out their properties. 

In Computing, we carried on making our games and have now begun to make the backgrounds and characters.

In R.E., we looked at our new topic ‘Wisdom’ and thought about where we go to get wisdom and what we consider wisdom to be. We looked in The Book of Proverbs to find some wise sayings.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

Dates for your diary…

As ever as St Peter’s we have a full diary of upcoming events

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th November – Parents Evening

Wednesday 6th November – DT day

Monday 11th November – ‘Odd Socks Day’ wear odd starts to start Anti-Bullying Week

Thursday 14th November – Super Hero Day. The House Captains of Fisher House have organised a day in support of JDRF Diabetes Charity. Add something to your uniform to be a super hero.

Friday 15th November – Children in Need (more information to follow from the School Council)

Thursday 21st November – Environmental Day

Friday 22nd November – Wear your own clothes day and bring in a £1 donation in support of ‘Just One Tree’

Saturday 30th November – Christmas fair – Scott Hall from 2pm-6pm

 

11th October 2019

This week involved a trip to the Royal Albert Hall for the Primary Proms which was very exciting. We saw some fantastic performances from a range of groups and instruments – definitely enough to inspire some musical talents!

The rest of the week has been fairly normal apart from the fact that we have been practising for our assembly which is next Thursday! There has been lots of line learning and song singing but we won’t give too much away!

In English, we have begun looking at the poem ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare. We spent some time looking at the language in the poem and by the end of the week wrote our very own ‘uncomfortable’ descriptions that reflected the uneasy mood in the poem.

In Maths, we finished our topic on column subtraction and have just begun estimating and measuring angles. We realised that using a protractor is trickier than we thought!

In R.E., we looked at the importance of the 10 commandments in Judaism. In Science, we investigated the effects of water resistance using bluetac and measuring cylinders… ask us for more details!

Have a lovely weekend. This half term seems to have flown by!

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

Notes for the diary

Class Assembly – 17th October 2019 at 9:00am in the Scott Building. Please come and support us we’d love to have you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the timetable!

Our PGL experience seems a long way away now, although hopefully the photos will bring back some happy memories. In English, we have written up a recount about PGL and the focus has been ensuring our writing is engaging by using lots of adjectives and fronted adverbials!

In Maths, we have finished our unit of work on place value – Mrs Adcock was very impressed with our end of unit test scores. Since Monday, we have moved onto addition and subtraction which we all seem very confident with.

In R.E, we looked at the importance of the Seder meal to remind Jewish people of the Passover. In order to do this, we tried the foods they eat during the Seder meal and learnt about their significance.  In Science, we have been looking at the effects of water resistance on the time it takes for different shaped objects to fall in water.

Notes for the diary

  • Monday is our Harvest Service, so please could all children bring a donation of along for the less fortunate.
  • Please could all children start bringing their reading books into school each day.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

The Final Day!


Today we had to say goodbye to PGL after a morning of Raft Building! We woke up to a glorious sunshine and blue skies so we decided to make the most of the weather... and go and get soaking wet again!


Each group was given a pile of barrels, logs and some ropes and were told to assemble a raft. Teamwork was key in this activity and we learnt to listen to different ideas as we figured out how to tie knots that would hold and where to place the various components.


The whole team then took to the water and had to trust their raft would hold their whole team from one side of the lake to the other and through a series of games. There were some early casualties with Paul and Oskar falling in early on, but before long many had joined them in the water in a desperate attempt to save their falling apart rafts and lost paddles. Anyone who had decided to keep themselves dry then got drenched anyway by a huge downpour of rain. All good fun!


After a hot shower, change of clothes and a warm lunch we jumped on the coach to come home again.


A huge well done to Year 5 for their amazing efforts over the last 3 days. Every child has got stuck in to the activities, challenges, songs, food and everything PGL related.
A big thank you also must go to Miss Royer and Miss Irving for organising and helping Year 5 over the past three days and in the build up to the trip. They’ve done a huge amount to care for and look after the children. It has been a pleasure to go to PGL with this class and to get to know them in a different light!


Parents/ carers enjoy hearing ALL about our trip over the weekend and be prepared to learn the words to a whole batch of songs/ chants which you won’t be able to get out of your heads!


Have a great weekend.. and get the washing powder ready!


Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

 

 

Day 2 of The PGL Adventure!

Everyone slept well last night and after a tasty breakfast, we were all refreshed for the busy day ahead!


Our action packed second day consisted of many challenging activities such as Abseiling, Climbing, Aeroball and The Trapeze. Here is a breakdown all the activities and highlights from the day.


Trapeze: The children climb up and up a very tall, wooden pole till they are high above the ground. Then (without looking to see the drop down) they have to launch themselves far enough off the platform, and punch the ball hanging in mid air. Scary stuff! Many of the children overcame their initial fears and took the courageous leap of faith!


Abseiling and Climbing: We witnessed some interesting techniques coming down the abseiling wall from moonwalking to bunny hopping! This was followed by some spiderman crawling back up to the top of a wall in climbing. No height seems to scare this Year 5 class!


Aeroball: This activity is exactly what it sounds like and involves trying to shoot balls in mid-air while bouncing on a trampoline. It was pretty tricky but the instructors were impressed with their shooting skills and ninja techniques.


That was the end of the afternoon activities before our well-earned dinner. Shortly afterwards, we headed back into the woods to sing songs, tell stories and play games around the campfire deep in the woods. We have now all crashed into our beds and fallen straight asleep after a very fun, busy day!


Tomorrow, we will be up early to finish packing and tidying up our rooms before the final morning of activities. We will then have our last lunch before hopping back on the coach around 1:30ish to arrive back at school for 2:30.


We can’t wait to see you all then and tell you all about it!


Mrs Adcock and Year 5

 

The day has finally arrived!


What a day it’s been! Year 5 are all tucked up in bed and fast asleep after an excellent first afternoon at PGL!


We arrived at 11:30 and all lugged our own suitcases from the bus for an early lunch and some fun team games.


The fun didn’t stop there! All children then took part in both Archery and the Zip Wire.
Archery: By the end of this session, every child learnt to hold and shoot the bow and arrow Robin Hood style! We saw a couple of close bullseyes and also quite a few misses… but we all definitely made progress! Max and Isambard amazed us with their skills!


Zip Wire: This was another activity which required the children to muster up a lot of courage as they took a leap of faith off the 30ft wooden tower and zipped along the 100ft line. There were lots of cheers of encouragements, some frantic waving and loud screaming as each person whizzed past!


After more team games, we then enjoyed a hearty meal before we put our night time gear on and headed into the woods for a game of Ambush. For those non PGL experts, this is team hide and seek, with the option of jumping out at each other, deep in the woods. A few of us were a little afraid, but we all looked out for each other and all really enjoyed ourselves.

Overall, it’s been a great first day. We are all having a fantastic time.


That’s all from us, until tomorrow. Watch this space as there will be much more to follow!


Bye for now,


Mrs Adcock and Year 5


20th September

The end of another busy week in Year 5! We have been settling into our new routines and timetable and also getting our heads round lots of new learning.

 In English, we have continued our work on the BFG. We began the week by focusing on our developing our reading comprehension skills. We then began analysing how Roald Dahl creates and describes his characters. We were amazed with how many descriptive techniques he uses and we used his work as a guide to create our own evil giant. Mrs Adcock was horrified by how gruesome the giants in our plans were and is looking forward to reading our descriptions next week.

In Maths, we have continued our topic of place value and have begun dealing with decimal numbers and negative numbers.

In Science, we planned an experiment to see which parachute a Skydiving Company should use. We made parachutes and timed how long it took for them to fall from the top of the play equipment! In R.E. we have looked at some important parts of the Jewish religion called ‘The Shema’ and ‘The Mezuzah’. We wrote our own affirmation of faith and decorated our own Mezuzah.

4 more days till PGL!

Have a lovely weekend. 

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

Little reminders

Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is a week-long (23rd- 27th September 2019) event designed to showcase the benefits of cycling to school across the UK.

Bike to School Week is a great opportunity to promote the positive impact that an active lifestyle can have on pupils' wellbeing and health. It's free, there's no need to register, and it's a fantastic way to get warmed up ready for Sustrans Big Pedal in the spring.

During Bike to School Week we ask teachers to encourage pupils, parents and staff to cycle to school.

To win, Sustrans invite you to download the free 'Guide to walking, cycling and scooting to school' and to take part in the photo competition; click the link below for more information.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/bike-to-school-week-2019/bike-to-school-week-photo-competition/

 

First full week back!

This week has seen us immerse ourselves into the new timetable and way of working in Year 5.

We have got stuck into new topics in Maths (Place Value), English (BFG inspired writing), History (The Ancient Egyptians), R.E. (Judaism), Science (Forces in Action) and Computing (making our very own games!).

We had a particularly good time in Science learning about the effect of gravity on objects. This involved using scales and Newton meters to measure the weight and mass of objects. In English, we wrote some fantastic newspaper reports about the night Sophie was taken by the BFG. In, R.E. we learnt about the promises God made to Abraham. In groups we acted out scenarios where a promise was broken and performed it to the rest of the class. There were some great ideas and impressive acting! Finally, in Spanish we started looking at vocabulary related to the high street and learnt how to know if words are feminine or masculine.

It has been a good week but the work in Year 5 is tough. We have our work cut out but Miss Crossley is confident we will rise to the challenges Year 5 will bring.

Not long till PGL! Just a quick reminder to bring your PGL money and medical forms back if you haven’t done so already.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Mrs Adcock

 Notes for the Diary

Family Supper

On Wednesday evening, from 5-7pm there will be our Family Supper in the Scott building. We’d love to see you there!

 

Welcome to Year 5

We’ve had a brilliant first three days back. Year 5 are settling in and have taken to their new class responsibilities well.

It has been lovely to hear about what the class have been up to over the summer holidays. This week we have started some introductory lessons. We have written some Kenning poems about ourselves and drew some portraits to display alongside them. It has been lots of fun to read and admire each other’s.

We started our Year 5 prayer book and have written TSP prayers! Thank you, sorry and please prayers. We also spent some time thinking about our school mission statement from Micah: ‘to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God’. We looked up the verse in the Bible - it was surprisingly difficult to find! We talked about what the verse meant and created our own bookmark to remind us of the values.

We’re very much looking forward to the term ahead.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Miss Crossley and Year 5

Notes for the Diary 

Open Classroom

On Thursday (12th) evening, from 5-6pm there will be an open classroom evening. Please come along so you can meet the class teachers and look around the children’s classroom. 

PGL

On Tuesday (10th) evening from 6pm-7pm, we have our PGL meeting. It will take place in our Year 5 classroom which we are asking all parents to attend and find out final bits of information before we go. Please also remember to return any letters that you have received back to Miss Crossley or the Office.

P.E. 

Year 5 will have Gymnastics on Tuesday and swimming on Friday morning. Please make sure they have the correct kit with them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had a brilliant first three days back!

Friday 5th July

This week has been full of music both from the music assemblies and practices for the school production! Every morning the children overcame their nerves and performed some mazing pieces for the school. It was lovely as been taken up by preparing for the school produc our diary entries in English and have begun looking at the play Macbeth. On Thursday, w Maths, we reviselping Christians to spread the good news of Jesus.

On Wednesday, Year 5 travelled to UCL for a very topical School Climate Conference. They came up with Action Plans for what they can be doing in school to reduce their carbon footprint.

Hope you have a lovely and restful weekend. Next week looks like it will be a busy one!

Miss Crossley

 Notes for the Diary

School production – Wednesday and Thursday 10am and 6:00pm.

 

Friday 28th June

 

Back to a (mostly) normal timetable this week. In English, we have been writing a diary entry as The Traveller from the Listeners. Miss Crossley was very impressed by the standard of our writing.  In Maths, we’ve been looking at angles and have drawn, measured and found missing angles. In R.E., we continued our topic of ‘how has the Christian message survived 2000 years?’ and looked particularly at how the the news spread despite the fact the church has faced persecution. We very much enjoyed our Art lesson where we continued to design our own buildings. 

 

In amongst these lessons, we’ve also been practising hard for the school production which we’re all very excited about. We also listened to a talk all about Shakespeare and his numerous plays. Maddy wowed us all with her impressive Shakespeare knowledge! 

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone

 

Miss Crossley 

 

 Notes for the Diary

- On Friday 5th July, St Peter’s is going to take part in Daily Mile Day in London, organised by the London Marathon Events. Hundreds of primary school across the capital will be taking part. Children can run, jog or walk at their own pace for a mile in the playground. Children may bring their trainers to change into if they wish and please still make sure your child is wearing their winter uniform for the class photograph.

- Year 5 trip to the Climate Conference on Wednesday. Please bring packed lunches on the day and be aware we will be back later at 4:00pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st June 2019

We’ve had a brilliant Health and Well-Being Week! We’ve been dancing, acting and running all week. We’ve loved the workshops that we have part of and we have all shown great enthusiasm for all the activities.

One of our particular favourites was the Creative Dance workop and the school received this feeay. Please remember P.E. kits then.

 

 

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13th June 2019

It’s been Maths Week this week! We had a number of trips and Sports day but we completed two problem solving lessons. One involved building dinosaurs (adding decimals) and another involved cracking a forgotten pin combination (spotting patterns)! See the pictures! 

In English, we wrote some descriptions based on the poem ‘The Listeners’ and we also recapped relative clauses and focused on the spellings of words with silent letters. We watched a local performance of Mid-summer Night’s Dream at Ravenscourt Baptist Church. 

On Thursday, we visited St Micheal and All Angels Church for an organ recital. Year 5 impressed all with their beautiful behaviour. 

We began our new RE topic, ‘How has the Christian Message survived 2000 years?’ and thought about what are the key ingredients needed to spread a message. We wrote our own messages to spread around the world! 

Notes for the Diary 

  • Sports Day tomorrow! See you at Barnes Elms Playing Fields.

  • Open evening next week on Wednesday 

  • Health and Well-Being Week next week. Children to come in P.E. Kit each day so they can participate in the active workshops. 

 

 

 

 

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Friday 7th June 

It’s been a exciting first week back after half term.

 

On Wednesday, we had our DT Day where every class made their own game. Year 5 got to make their own versions of Dobble. We designed them and cane up with a name and theme. Then, using computers we created our own cards. There was a lot of steps to remember and we all became copy, paste and resize experts by the end of it! We all had lots of fun, learnt lots of computer skills and created some amazing end products! Make sure we challenge you to a game at home. 

 

We all had our poetry performance assembly on Thursday. Year 5 recited ‘Let no one steal your dreams’ by Paul Cookson and spoke very clearly. I hope they remember these words in the future! 

 

Not only this, but we also had auditions for the school production of Lion King. Well done to all that had the courage to act and sing in front of everyone. Lots of talent! 

 

We’ve also squeezed English and Maths lessons in there. We’ve begun looking at the Listeners poem in English and all agree it creates a very spooky atmosphere. We’ll created our own word banks for creating an eerie atmosphere and will write our descriptions next week. In Maths, we’ve been rounding decimals and we’re all now very confident.

In RE, we began looking at how the Christian message has survived over 2000 years.

 

Well done for the first week back year 5.

 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

 

Notes for the diary 

  • On Friday 14th June 2019, we have Sports Day.

  • Health and Well-being week is the week commencing 17th June 2019

 

Friday 24th May 2019

Happy half term! These 5 weeks really have flown by.

This week, in English, we finished off our discussion texts about whether or not we should ban plastic. We had to try really hard not to give our opinion away till the conclusion to make sure it was a balanced argument. Ask us what we think! In Maths, we added and subtracted fractions and went over decimals, which we will continue after half term.

In R.E., we presented what we found out about what different religions believe happens after death. In Computing, we finished adding text to our websites and edited them as a class. They now look really good! Finally, in Spanish, we recapped the words of sports in Spanish and played a number of games which tested our spelling and memory.

We had a lovely afternoon on Thursday. We all went to Ravenscourt Park to do Athletic trials and enjoy the sunshine.

I hope you have more chance to enjoy the weather over the holidays.

Miss Crossley and Year 5

 Notes for the Diary 

On Thursday 6th June, Year 5 will be performing 'Let no one steal your dreams' by Paul Cookson. We have been practising already but it would be great if you could continue to do so at home. Hopefully see you there!

 

Friday 17th May 2019

It’s been a great week in Year 5.

In English, we have been planning a discussion text based on the question ‘Should we ban plastic from our shops?’. We were already pretty knowledgeable about global warming but now we now even more aware about the human impact to our planet. We began by researching the question, which included watching some of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet! We have debated the question and now we have planned it ready for our writing next week. Watch this space! 

In Maths, we have been revising fractions. We have gone back over comparing fractions, and converting improper and mixed numbers. Miss Crossley can’t believe how much we have progressed since last time we learnt about fractions and has commended us for showing our school value of endurance. 

In R.E., we have been researching what different religions think about life after death. We all have researched different religions and have made presentations ready for next week when we will tell the rest of the class our findings. In Computing, we have continued to add text to our website pages and have learnt all about what a ‘live’ page means. In Science, we compared how different animals reproduce. 

This half term seems to have flown by!

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

 

10th May 2019

This week has flown by and we’re already half way into this half term! 

We’ve been busy studying and solving problems using tables and timetables this week in Maths which is actually trickier than we thought! Hopefully, the homework will help to consolidate this. Well done for the perseverance, Year 5.  In English, we completed our suspense stories which are fantastic! Miss Crossley was so impressed with our suspense building techniques and our sentence structures! Scary reading. 

In Science, we learnt about the process of pollination and became bees ourselves in order to act it out to the whole class. We then focused on using specific scientific language to explain the process in the form of a comic strip! In RE, we learnt about Christians’ beliefs of life after death and used the Bible to piece together information about what heaven will be like. In Computing, we started making our websites using colours and photos. We’re all technology whizzes! In Humanities, we enjoyed an exciting lesson investigating the question ‘Did the slaves really build the pyramids?’. We pieced together the evidence to come to a conclusion. Ask us what we think! Miss Fox also wanted to let Year 5 know that a programme on about the Egyptians was on which they might be interested in watching. See the link below. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

Notes 

 - https://www.channel4.com/programmes/egypts-great-pyramid-the-new-evidence

3rd May 2019

Week 2 into our summer term and Year 5 have written some very gripping suspense stories in English and come to terms with line graphs in Maths.

In R.E., we continued our topic of the journey of life and considered bereavement and coping strategies for that. Year 5 wrote some lovely, kind letters to friends that were sad. In Science, we set up an experiment to investigate what seeds require in order to germinate. We’ll let you know the results next week! 

Enjoy the bank holiday! 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

 

26th April 2019

The 3rd and final term is here! Not long till Year 5 are no longer Year 5 and are top of the school! 

We’ve have been straight back into the swing of things. In Maths, we have been busy cracking on with long multiplication and division. On Wednesday, some of us tackled a tricky maths problem with no numbers! We had to work out what number each letter represented. Equally, on Thursday, some of us tried to spot some patterns in division questions. Some great resilience and mathematical thinking was shown. In English, we read a scary story about a shark attack and worked on developing our reading skills particularly focusing on understanding how presentation and language choice contributes to meaning. 

In Science, we began our new topic - Life Cycles. We began thinking about the life cycle of a flowering plant and we dissected some tulips to see the parts on the flower. This term in R.E., we are going to be learning about the journey of life so we began thinking about how our own lives have been journeys. We discussed our past milestones and our hopes for the future and represented them in very creative ways.

We’ve been learning lots considering we’ve only been back for 3 days!

Have a lovely weekend. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

Notices

P.E. kit

P.E. is now on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure all children have their school P.E. kits in on these days.

Nicola Benedetti visiting St Peter’s

On Tuesday morning, we are incredibly fortunate to have Nicola Benedetti coming to visit St Peter’s. Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Some of Nicola’s accolades include a MBE, CBE, 2 Classical BRIT awards and playing with orchestras around the world. Nicola will be speaking in a special assembly on Tuesday morning for the whole school about her career, performing for us and answering questions. Why not you read up on our famous visitor and think of a question you would like to ask https://www.nicolabenedetti.co.uk/.

 

Friday 5th April 2019

Holiday time! We’ve come to the end of a fantastic term!

We had a great time at the Easter Bonnet parade yesterday. The children’s creations were incredible! There must have been a lot of hard work going on at home. 

Today, we finished term with an Easter service in church and also made Easter cards to finish our topic of Easter in R.E which was a lovely way to finish for the holidays.

On Monday, we walked to the Lilla Huset Professional Centre in order to present our findings from our Travel Study to some travel experts at the Lilla Huset building in Hammersmith. We then asked the experts some questions about their jobs and what they think we should do to reduce pollution in the area. We found out some interesting facts! Did you know that pollution is worse inside of a car than the outside of a car? Did you know that the centre of Hammersmith is the most polluted area in the country? We didn’t! On Wednesday, we create our own action plans to persuade and encourage the rest of the school to join us in the fight against pollution! Look out for our posters around school. Ned, Anastasia, Maddy and Jess wrote a fantastic persuasive letter which is going to make it onto the website shortly.

In English, we wrote our diary entries based upon the book The Arrival. Miss Crossley was very impressed with our ‘show-not-tell’ emotive writing we included.

Sadly, we also had our final QPR session on Thursday and Eduardo and Alarni were selected to go and see a QPR match in a few weeks time! The tickets were well deserved and we hope they have an amazing time!

Have a lovely Easter everyone. See you for the Summer term in a couple of weeks!

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

 

29th March 2019

Back to the normal timetable this week.

In English, we have started a new book called The Arrival. We were surprised to find that there were no words but have realised that the saying ‘a picture says 1000 words’ is true! The books tells a beautiful story about a father who has to leave his family to immigrate to a different country. We have been using our inference skills to work out what has been going on and today we wrote a letter as if we were the mother.

In Maths, we have been consolidating our learning of area and perimeter and some of us have got our teeth stuck into some pretty tricky challenges. We all had to help an interior designer out and work out the dimensions of a house floor plan using our knowledge of area and perimeter. This involved working out which calculation to use from the word problem. Well tried, Year 5!

In R.E., we looked at what happened on the first Good Friday and how the church celebrates this day. We had some great discussions about why Good Friday is called Good Friday and also whether Easter has got anything to do with Easter eggs and chocolate! We also had a great QPR session where we learnt a new game which was lots of fun!

 Have a lovely weekend. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

Notes for the Diary

Urban Study trip to Lilla Huset on Monday.

Big Pedal - Wow…so far, we are 1st place in the ‘Big Pedal Regional Positions for Small Primary Schools, 5-day challenge in Greater London’. Nationally, we are positioned 27th, which is fantastic because there are over 300 school involved. We have one more week to go so make sure you are cycling, scooting or walking to school- that means you too adults!

 

22nd March 2019

What a mad but fun Arts Week it’s been! 

We’ve been up to all sorts. Movie workshops, drama workshops, Bollywood dancing, musical theatre dancing, flower arranging, lily sketching, watercolour painting, tarantula watching, snake holding, clay modelling and circus juggling! You name it, we’ve done it and what a fantastic time we’ve had. 

We’re sad that Arts Weeks is over for another year but we’ve loved it and Miss Crossley has loved seeing our enthusiasm and creativity!  See the photos to get a taste of our fun. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Miss Crossley and Year 5

Notes for the Diary 

Yoga is back…

On Wednesday 27th March and Wednesday 24th April at 5.30pm, Miss Cook will be holding yoga classes in the Scott Hall to raise money for Mind charity (as part of her Marathon journey); the classes will be one-hour long and suitable for all abilities, so whether you are a first time yogi or a head standing guru, this class is for you! She hopes to see lots of you there.

 Big Pedal…

From  the 25th March until the 5th April St Peter’s School will be taking part in the Big Pedal 2019 and in for a chance to win some exciting prizes. For the next two weeks we encourage you to cycle, scoot or walk to school as much as possible so we are in for the chance of winning; each day Miss Cook will send our totals to Sustrans, who are organising the event at the end of each day.

 

Friday 15th March 2019

Grandparent’s Day was a huge success yesterday. Year 5 performed the poem ‘Gran Can You Rap?’ with even more enthusiasm than last time. We enjoyed having the Grandparents in our classroom.

In English, we have written and edited our very persuasive political speeches. Miss Crossley sees some future prime ministers in the making! In Maths, we have continued looking at converting time, both from 12 hour to 24-hour time and between different units of time e.g. hours and minutes. We tried some tricky word problems on Wednesday and Miss Crossley was impressed with how we went about solving them.

In R.E., we learnt about how churches remember Maundy Thursday and why. In Computing, we have continued to plan our webpages and many of us have created our own beasts to describe! Finally, in Science, we looked at the different phases of the moon. Test our knowledge over the weekend and see if we can tell you the stage the moon is by looking at it!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Crossley and Year 5

Notes for the Diary

 Please remember the slips for our trip to Kew Gardens next week

The Big Pedal

Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 25 March to 5 April; it’s free and we would love everyone to be involved.

The details

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking or scooting to school. You can let us know if you or whoever does the school run has cycled, walked or used a scooter by informing your class teacher, who will record it on the Sunstrans record sheet.

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling actively to school and is a simple way to boost their physical and mental health- let’s see what prizes we can win

8th March 2019 

World Book Day was fantastic yesterday. The children looked incredible. We had some very imaginative costumes - well done for the creativity. The whole school took advantage of World Book Day as an opportunity to read lots! In the morning, we took part in a whole school ‘Drop Everything And Read’ and enjoyed spending some time engrossed in our books. Year 5 were also read to by Miss Cook and had a hilarious reading of ’The Chocolate Cake' chapter from Matilda by the terrifying Miss Trunchball aka Mrs Ridgeon. We were laughing and trembling at the same time as she tried to persuade Brucey (Casper) to EAT THE CAKE! We also took part in an excellent Dance and Drama workshop today based on the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.

The rest of the week has been as normal. In English, we have begun a unit on persuasive writing where we are planning to write our very own political speeches. Miss Crossley has a feeling Year 5 are going to be very good at this. So far we have looked and discussed a range famous speeches such as Obama’s first address and Winston Churchill’s famous speech and we identified the rhetorical devices used by them such as repetition of catchy phrases and personal pronouns. 

In Maths, we are still working on converting units but moved onto imperial units and also the measure of time. This involved converting 12 hour formats to 24 hour formats which we found a little tricky. We’ll come back to this next week. 

Other than Maths and English, we enjoyed our second urban travel study session where we were out 'in the field' and counted traffic on King’s Street ready to analyse next week. In R.E., we began thinking about events in Lent and finally we enjoyed our second session with our QPR representative.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

 

1st March 2019

We’ve had an exciting week first week back this half term! 

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our first Food DT Day! Year 5 researched, designed and made their own salads and packaging. A lot of chopping, mixing and pouring went in to make the final salad bowls which looked so colourful and appetising they rivalled Pret. I think we’ve found some new budding sous chefs - take note parents! 

On Monday, we began our Urban Study of the local area. We covered a lot in the first week. We discussed pollution around where we live and realised that include noise pollution too. We discussed our own experience of the area and our likes and dislikes. We’re excited for our next session when we will collect our own data to analyse. 

Our second poetry recital was held on Thursday and Year 5 did a superb performance of 'Gran Can you Rap?' with much enthusiasm and the attitude needed to match the rap! We’re hoping we will perform again at Grandparents Day in a couple of weeks! Well done Year 5. 

We also had a visit from QPR on Thursday afternoon. We had a think about what being healthy looks like and took our own pulses. For the second half of the afternoon, we played games outside to get our heart rates going!

In Maths this week, we have been consolidating our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000 and ended the week by using this knowledge to convert metric units. In English, we learnt about modal verbs and have written our own poems based on the poem Day by Dionne Brand. Miss Crossley loved our ideas and fantastic personification. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

Notes for the Diary 

- Ash Wednesday Service

We hope as many of you as possible are able to join us at our whole school Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday 6th March at 9am in St Peter’s Church.  

 

 

 

 

5th February 2018

Half term has arrived!

On Tuesday, we had our trip to the Science Museum. We started the day at Wonderlab, where we took part in many hands on activities related to different science topics. One of the favourite activities was the friction slides and the heat mirror. Ask us if you’re unsure! We then explored the space section of the museum. It was exciting to see so many of the facts we had learned for our assembly and to see a real sized model of the spacecraft that landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong. Finally, we watched the 3D IMAX viewing of A Beautiful Planet. We saw amazing footage of Earth from space and also got an inside view into what life is like for an astronaut in space.

The rest of the week returned to the normal timetable. In English, we wrote our adventure stories. Miss Crossley was very impressed with the way we built description and suspense into our writing. It really showed how far we’ve come this year. In Maths, we finished our geometry topic and learnt how to translate shapes and how to describe those translations.

Very sadly, we said goodbye to Miss Cassy today. We hope she has a great start at her new school. We’ll miss her!

Have a lovely half term holiday.

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

 

8th January 2019

It’s been a brilliant week in Year 5.

It was Internet Safety Day on Tuesday. We enjoyed a workshop where we took part in some drama activities and learnt to be careful not to share personal information online. On the same day, we also took part in an Equaliteach workshop. We discussed stereotypes and realised how easily we make stereotypes and how quickly we can ‘judge a book by its cover’. We realised how easily we can stereotype and saw the need to challenge the way we think of people.

Year 5 also enjoyed a visit to Two Temple Place where we learnt about who John Ruskin was and what he did. We started the day by looking round the exhibition and did some of our own artwork based on the minute details of what we saw. We then discussed London life and the hustle and bustle of city living and eventually wrote letters to the mayor explaining our likes and dislikes about London and what we change if we could.  It was a great day out and inspired lots of us to do our bit to contribute to urban life!

The rest of the week has followed the normal timetable. In English, we started the week looking at the character of Kensuke. We developed our inference skills as we read between the lines of the text to find out information about him. We have now began planning our own adventure stories. We were all so creative and Miss Crossley was thrilled with our plans. She is very much looking forward to our writing next week.

In Maths, we have been focusing on reflecting 2D shapes and describing our reflections using co-ordinates. This was trickier than we thought but using mirrors helped us.

In R.E. we read through a number of Muslim stories and reflected on what we learnt about Muslim beliefs through them.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

 

 Reminders: 

- Please can all children bring their reading books in on Thursdays and Fridays. 

- Science Museum trip forms need to be back by Monday. 

 

 

1st February 2018

We really have been to space and back in Year 5 this week. We are all buzzing after our class assembly yesterday. Miss Crossley is very proud of us for our amazing efforts and excellent performance. We couldn’t have looked more of the part as the costumes were amazing so thank you to all those who helped put those together. Well done Year 5! I hope you enjoy looking through the photos.

We continued to learn about space this week in our Science lessons as we learnt about why we have night and day. We created presentations to explain it to the rest of the class which included a very amusing role play of a teacher called Miss Wolf and her class!

In English, we have been writing setting descriptions about the island in Kensuke’s Kingdom and have focused on making each sentence effective, which we very much succeeded in doing! In Maths, we have been learning about recognising 2D representations of 3D shapes. We have discussed nets and plan views of shapes. In R.E., we learnt about the Qur'an and the importance of prayer in Islam and we acted out the ritual of Wudu (washing) before prayer and Salat. Finally, in Computing, we have been creating geometric art using the computers. We were amazed at how something so simple could look so effective!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Crossley and Year 5

 

25th January

Full steam ahead with the assembly. The children have been practising very hard this week and have impressed with the way they have learnt their lines! We're very excited for our performance and we would love you to come and join us to watch next Thursday (see below).

In English, we have continued reading Kensuke's Kingdom. We have been looking at writing informal and formal letters. We firstly wrote a postcard to a friend from the boat as Michael and then we write a letter to Miss Frazer. We worked hard to make sure the tone was different in both letters. 

In Maths, we have moved away from fractions and have started our topic of Geometry. We have been doing all things related to angles this week. We have estimated, compared, measured, drawn and found missing angles! Phew! A lot of work. Miss Crossley is very pleased with our learning especially as this is the first time we have used protractors. We will be protractor whizzes very soon. 

Have a lovely weekend and keep learning those lines. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

Notes for the diary 

- As mentioned above, it is our class assembly on Thursday 31st January. Please come and support us by coming to the Scott Hall for 9am.

- Mrs Zalar is running an Online Safety workshop for parents on Tuesday 29th January from 5.30pm – 7pm in the Year 6 classroom.

22nd March 2019

What a mad but fun Arts Week it’s been! 

We’ve been up to all sorts. Movie workshops, drama workshops, Bollywood dancing, musical theatre dancing, flower arranging, lily sketching, watercolour painting, tarantula watching, snake holding, clay modelling and circus juggling! You name it, we’ve done it and what a fantastic time we’ve had. 

We’re sad that Arts Weeks is over for another year but we’ve loved it and Miss Crossley has loved seeing our enthusiasm and creativity!  See the photos to get a taste of our fun. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Miss Crossley and Year 5

Notes for the Diary 

Yoga is back…

On Wednesday 27th March and Wednesday 24th April at 5.30pm, Miss Cook will be holding yoga classes in the Scott Hall to raise money for Mind charity (as part of her Marathon journey); the classes will be one-hour long and suitable for all abilities, so whether you are a first time yogi or a head standing guru, this class is for you! She hopes to see lots of you there.

 Big Pedal…

From  the 25th March until the 5th April St Peter’s School will be taking part in the Big Pedal 2019 and in for a chance to win some exciting prizes. For the next two weeks we encourage you to cycle, scoot or walk to school as much as possible so we are in for the chance of winning; each day Miss Cook will send our totals to Sustrans, who are organising the event at the end of each day.

 

Friday 15th March 2019

Grandparent’s Day was a huge success yesterday. Year 5 performed the poem ‘Gran Can You Rap?’ with even more enthusiasm than last time. We enjoyed having the Grandparents in our classroom.

In English, we have written and edited our very persuasive political speeches. Miss Crossley sees some future prime ministers in the making! In Maths, we have continued looking at converting time, both from 12 hour to 24-hour time and between different units of time e.g. hours and minutes. We tried some tricky word problems on Wednesday and Miss Crossley was impressed with how we went about solving them.

In R.E., we learnt about how churches remember Maundy Thursday and why. In Computing, we have continued to plan our webpages and many of us have created our own beasts to describe! Finally, in Science, we looked at the different phases of the moon. Test our knowledge over the weekend and see if we can tell you the stage the moon is by looking at it!

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Crossley and Year 5

Notes for the Diary

 Please remember the slips for our trip to Kew Gardens next week

The Big Pedal

Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 25 March to 5 April; it’s free and we would love everyone to be involved.

The details

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking or scooting to school. You can let us know if you or whoever does the school run has cycled, walked or used a scooter by informing your class teacher, who will record it on the Sunstrans record sheet.

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling actively to school and is a simple way to boost their physical and mental health- let’s see what prizes we can win

8th March 2019 

World Book Day was fantastic yesterday. The children looked incredible. We had some very imaginative costumes - well done for the creativity. The whole school took advantage of World Book Day as an opportunity to read lots! In the morning, we took part in a whole school ‘Drop Everything And Read’ and enjoyed spending some time engrossed in our books. Year 5 were also read to by Miss Cook and had a hilarious reading of ’The Chocolate Cake' chapter from Matilda by the terrifying Miss Trunchball aka Mrs Ridgeon. We were laughing and trembling at the same time as she tried to persuade Brucey (Casper) to EAT THE CAKE! We also took part in an excellent Dance and Drama workshop today based on the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.

The rest of the week has been as normal. In English, we have begun a unit on persuasive writing where we are planning to write our very own political speeches. Miss Crossley has a feeling Year 5 are going to be very good at this. So far we have looked and discussed a range famous speeches such as Obama’s first address and Winston Churchill’s famous speech and we identified the rhetorical devices used by them such as repetition of catchy phrases and personal pronouns. 

In Maths, we are still working on converting units but moved onto imperial units and also the measure of time. This involved converting 12 hour formats to 24 hour formats which we found a little tricky. We’ll come back to this next week. 

Other than Maths and English, we enjoyed our second urban travel study session where we were out 'in the field' and counted traffic on King’s Street ready to analyse next week. In R.E., we began thinking about events in Lent and finally we enjoyed our second session with our QPR representative.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

 

1st March 2019

We’ve had an exciting week first week back this half term! 

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our first Food DT Day! Year 5 researched, designed and made their own salads and packaging. A lot of chopping, mixing and pouring went in to make the final salad bowls which looked so colourful and appetising they rivalled Pret. I think we’ve found some new budding sous chefs - take note parents! 

On Monday, we began our Urban Study of the local area. We covered a lot in the first week. We discussed pollution around where we live and realised that include noise pollution too. We discussed our own experience of the area and our likes and dislikes. We’re excited for our next session when we will collect our own data to analyse. 

Our second poetry recital was held on Thursday and Year 5 did a superb performance of 'Gran Can you Rap?' with much enthusiasm and the attitude needed to match the rap! We’re hoping we will perform again at Grandparents Day in a couple of weeks! Well done Year 5. 

We also had a visit from QPR on Thursday afternoon. We had a think about what being healthy looks like and took our own pulses. For the second half of the afternoon, we played games outside to get our heart rates going!

In Maths this week, we have been consolidating our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000 and ended the week by using this knowledge to convert metric units. In English, we learnt about modal verbs and have written our own poems based on the poem Day by Dionne Brand. Miss Crossley loved our ideas and fantastic personification. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

Notes for the Diary 

- Ash Wednesday Service

We hope as many of you as possible are able to join us at our whole school Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday 6th March at 9am in St Peter’s Church.  

 

 

 

 

5th February 2018

Half term has arrived!

On Tuesday, we had our trip to the Science Museum. We started the day at Wonderlab, where we took part in many hands on activities related to different science topics. One of the favourite activities was the friction slides and the heat mirror. Ask us if you’re unsure! We then explored the space section of the museum. It was exciting to see so many of the facts we had learned for our assembly and to see a real sized model of the spacecraft that landed on the moon with Neil Armstrong. Finally, we watched the 3D IMAX viewing of A Beautiful Planet. We saw amazing footage of Earth from space and also got an inside view into what life is like for an astronaut in space.

The rest of the week returned to the normal timetable. In English, we wrote our adventure stories. Miss Crossley was very impressed with the way we built description and suspense into our writing. It really showed how far we’ve come this year. In Maths, we finished our geometry topic and learnt how to translate shapes and how to describe those translations.

Very sadly, we said goodbye to Miss Cassy today. We hope she has a great start at her new school. We’ll miss her!

Have a lovely half term holiday.

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

 

8th January 2019

It’s been a brilliant week in Year 5.

It was Internet Safety Day on Tuesday. We enjoyed a workshop where we took part in some drama activities and learnt to be careful not to share personal information online. On the same day, we also took part in an Equaliteach workshop. We discussed stereotypes and realised how easily we make stereotypes and how quickly we can ‘judge a book by its cover’. We realised how easily we can stereotype and saw the need to challenge the way we think of people.

Year 5 also enjoyed a visit to Two Temple Place where we learnt about who John Ruskin was and what he did. We started the day by looking round the exhibition and did some of our own artwork based on the minute details of what we saw. We then discussed London life and the hustle and bustle of city living and eventually wrote letters to the mayor explaining our likes and dislikes about London and what we change if we could.  It was a great day out and inspired lots of us to do our bit to contribute to urban life!

The rest of the week has followed the normal timetable. In English, we started the week looking at the character of Kensuke. We developed our inference skills as we read between the lines of the text to find out information about him. We have now began planning our own adventure stories. We were all so creative and Miss Crossley was thrilled with our plans. She is very much looking forward to our writing next week.

In Maths, we have been focusing on reflecting 2D shapes and describing our reflections using co-ordinates. This was trickier than we thought but using mirrors helped us.

In R.E. we read through a number of Muslim stories and reflected on what we learnt about Muslim beliefs through them.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 5 and Miss Crossley 

 

 Reminders: 

- Please can all children bring their reading books in on Thursdays and Fridays. 

- Science Museum trip forms need to be back by M

1st February 2018

We really have been to space and back in Year 5 this week. We are all buzzing after our class assembly yesterday. Miss Crossley is very proud of us for our amazing efforts and excellent performance. We couldn’t have looked more of the part as the costumes were amazing so thank you to all those who helped put those together. Well done Year 5! I hope you enjoy looking through the photos.

We continued to learn about space this week in our Science lessons as we learnt about why we have night and day. We created presentations to explain it to the rest of the class which included a very amusing role play of a teacher called Miss Wolf and her class!

In English, we have been writing setting descriptions about the island in Kensuke’s Kingdom and have focused on making each sentence effective, which we very much succeeded in doing! In Maths, we have been learning about recognising 2D representations of 3D shapes. We have discussed nets and plan views of shapes. In R.E., we learnt about the Qur'an and the importance of prayer in Islam and we acted out the ritual of Wudu (washing) before prayer and Salat. Finally, in Computing, we have been creating geometric art using the computers. We were amazed at how something so simple could look so effective!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Crossley and Year 5

 

25th January

Full steam ahead with the assembly. The children have been practising very hard this week and have impressed with the way they have learnt their lines! We're very excited for our performance and we would love you to come and join us to watch next Thursday (see below).In English, we have continued reading Kensuke's Kingdom. We have been looking at writing informal and formal letters. We firstly wrote a postcard to a friend from the boat as Michael and then we write a letter to Miss Frazer. We worked hard to make sure the tone was different in both letters. In Maths, we have moved away from fractions and have started our topic of Geometry. We have been doing all things related to angles this week. We have estimated, compared, measured, drawn and found missing angles! Phew! A lot of work. Miss Crossley is very pleased with our learning especially as this is the first time we have used protractors. We will be protractor whizzes very soon. 

Have a lovely weekend and keep learning those lines. 

Year 5 and Miss Crossley

Notes for the diary 

- As mentioned above, it is our class assembly on Thursday 31st January. Please come and support us by coming to the Scott Hall for 9am.

- Mrs Zalar is running an Online Safety workshop for parents on Tuesday 29th January from 5.30pm – 7pm in the Year 6 classroom.