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Year 5

Welcome to Year Five!  

Our teachers in Year Five are Miss Bufton and Mr Aldred.  Our TAs are Mrs Davis and Mr Ellis.  This term our topic will be "Ancient Egypy".  We will be doing lots of interesting learning around this topic, which will include learning about who the Ancient Egyptians were, what life was like in these times and, of course, about the most famous of the Pharaohs, Tutankhamun.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5

  • This term in PSHE we will be learning about Fair Trade and in computing, we will be learning about reliable sources and how to cite these in our work.
  • Year Five's four Road Safety Officers will continue to help us to increase our awareness and organise assemblies and competitions for us.  Watch this space!
  • Our School Councillors will continue to represent us at fortnightly meetings to talk about any issues that arise.
  • Our Eco Committee members help us to care for our environment by organising our recycling and waste management.
  • Three children in each class have volunteered to be Reading Buddies, listening to and reading with younger children.  
  • Each class has voted for a Sports Ambassador.  
  • In PE lessons we are carefully improving our Hockey and Gym/Circuit skillls to be the best that we can be. 

School Council, Eco-Reps and Sports Ambassadors

School Council

School Council 1 Samuel Bolton
School Council 2 Leyla Ali
School Council 3 Eve Caldwell
School Council 4 Oscar Taylor

Sports Ambassadors

Sports Ambassadors 1 Ruben Garcia-Clark
Sports Ambassadors 2 Jack Bearman

Eco-Reps

Eco-Reps 1 Samuel Bolton
Eco-Reps 2 Ayda McSloy
Eco-Reps 3 Jayden Faggetter
Eco-Reps 4 Sophie Cook

Junior Road Safety Officers

Junior Road Safety Officers 1 Thea Budrey
Junior Road Safety Officers 2 Jayden Faggetter
Junior Road Safety Officers 3 Phoebe Hawes
Junior Road Safety Officers 4 Matthew Davies

Newmarket Race Course Maths Day

 

What a wonderful day we had at Newmarket Racourse, where we learnt the about the importance of maths in this industry and in everyday life. The children were able to go into the weighing room, discussing how a jockey can add or lose weight to ensure he complies with the rules. We were also able to visit the parade ring, where we measured the perimeter using trundle wheels. This was used to help us work out how many horses we could have within the parade ring at one time. Finally, we had the chance to look at the final furlong and discussed the different uses of measurement, including metric and imperial measurements. Thank you to the parents who came to help with the day and we are pleased that all the children had such a wonderful time.

 

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Time to Talk

 

This week (W/C 28/01) saw the start of our time to talk in Year 5 and it was great to see the children talking about a range of topics, including: Brexit, Plastic Pollution, Why people in Canada and Norway have been arguing over a moose and The Super Blood Moon.

 

W/C 4/02 Topics for our Time to Talk this week included: David Walliams, Air Pollution and Plastic Pollution.Yet again, the children spoke with confidence and demonstrated an excellent knowledge of their topics. Thank you again to the adults that came to watch the children as we know it means a great deal to them.

 

W/C 11.02. Once again, we were blown away by the children's time to talks and the level of knowledge they had in their chosen area, as well as, the helpful advice they shared with their peers. Topic areas this week included: County Lines, Anne Frank, Chinese New Year and Rudolph, the 7 year-old puppy who overcame a troubled start to his life. A continued thank you to parents for supporting your children with this, both at home and in school.

W/C 25.2.19 and 4.3.19 - Well done to those children who had their time to talk on our first week back. I know Mrs King was very impressed with the clear speaking, confidence and the the amount of information the children knew on their chosen topic, and it was fantastic to hear about this. Topics included the closure of Arena Essex, plastic pollution, elephant poaching and the Save the Bees project.

 

A big well done to those children for this week also. It was lovely to hear about another wide range of topics that the children had been inspired by. These included the Space X program, Online Safety and the life of Emiliano Sala, the footballer who recently lost his life in a plane crash.

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PE in Year 5

 

In Year 5, Mr Aldred's class have been working on their push and pull counter tension balances in Gymnastics whilst Miss Bufton's class have been developing their fitness skills with a range of circuits. Both classes have also been practising their hockey skills in our outdoor PE sessions. You can see a range of photos from these sessions below. 

Update W/C 4.3.19 - In Mr Aldred's PE lessons, we have started to use most of the gymnastic equipment to help us perform different counter-tension balances with our talk partner.
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A huge well done to Jack from Mr Aldred's class who produced an amazing piece of home learning. It is a stop/start animation on the Moon and it is made up of 720 frames pieced together. Amazingly, this project was started in January and is just completed. Well Done Jack

 

You can see it below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOZPB-SaGJM  

Ancient Egypt Reading Comprehension

It is crucial, in Year 5, that children are secure with all their times tables. You could use these websites below to practise these.

www.ttrockstars.com

www.multiplication.com

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

You could also use mathletics to practise all other areas of maths!

http://www.mathletics.co.uk

 

La Bamba!

Here is the music track for La Bamba to practise with.  

La Bamba

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