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Welcome back to 2020. This half term our topic is Stargazers.

Key Dates - Monday 20th January trip to the Space Centre.

Every Wednesday is PE.

Every Friday is swimming.

Journey through space – the final frontier! Let’s take a trip to the stars, planets and suns and discover the amazing wonders of the night sky. During this half term, we’ll read information texts to find out about the Solar System and the Sun, using mnemonics to help us remember the facts. We’ll make a Solar System and investigate the cycle of day into night. We’ll learn about Galileo, the ‘father’ of modern astronomy and his famous astronomical discoveries. Taking on the roles of the planets, we’ll use movement to demonstrate the motions of the planets and moons. We’ll investigate lunar myths and write astronaut poetry. Then we’ll make a space shuttle or satellite, testing the materials for durability, and we’ll program toys to explore a lunar landscape. At the end of the project, we’ll look at alien-themed comics, invent our own aliens and consider the big question: why is there life on Earth? Finally, we’ll invite you to our ‘Visitors’ centre’ and share our knowledge with you.

Thursday 23rd January

We have had a great science afternoon looking at Gravity. We made predictions about whether heavier or lighter objects made the biggest craters and then tested our predictions by dropping items from a large height into a tray of sand and measuring the crater. We then took this further by then measuring the objects to see how heavy they were and compared this to crater size. Have a look at the wonderful photos of our science afternoon.

We have had a busy start to the term. Our book for this topic is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We have started on the topic of multiplication and Division and this week we have been using lots of resources to help us understand the place value when multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers . In art we have been looking at Abstract art and using the artist Peter Thorpe as an inspiration for our own work.

Tuesday 3rd December - We had great fun learning Curling. Have a look at the amazing time we had.

Tuesday 12th November  pure concentration starting our maths topic of perimeter

Friday 8th November

We have had a very busy start to this half term decorating the classroom and turning it into a frozen kingdom. We have started by looking at the Northern Lights. We have researched what the Northern Lights are, why they appear, what causes the Northern lights and in what countries you can see them. Click on this link to have a look at our amazing art work.

In numeracy we have been looking at and investigating cube numbers, multiplying and dividing by 100 and 1000.

Thursday 11th October

This afternoon we have put all our knowledge about the heart into making sculptures. A very busy afternoon.

Friday 4th October

Times Tabes Rockstars - Battle of the Bands has begun for one week. Who will win? Will it be the parents or will it be year 5? Let the battle begin!!

Monday 23rd September

We have started this week by looking at the heart in detail and using our sketching, shading and blending to draw a detailed picture of the heart. Have a look at our amazing art work.

All parents are invited to come into class on Wednesday 18th September  from 2pm to see how we use TimesTablesRockStars and Sumdog in class. Why not come along, learn how to use the website and even come along to compete with your child!

Wednesday 11th September

We have had an amazing afternoon today where we were lucky enough for Mr Brash to come in and dissect some hearts with us. We had to very carefully make a cut on the largest side of the heart and once we had cut through enough we opened up the heart and could see all the blood vessels inside. We even managed to put our finger through the Aorta! After the heart experience we were given a 100 number square where our challenge was to piece it back together. But the trick was the numbers were in a different language!

Thursday 5th September

Our first topic in numeracy is all about place value.  To start with we have been exploring place value using counters and then relating this into drawing. We then explored the patterns that we could find if we subtracted 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 and how certain digits stay the same but some also decrease.

This was then followed by looking at the main organs of the human body and taking our lesson outside to see if we could place the organs in the correct position of the body. Some organs were very tricky!

Wednesday 4th September

A great start back after a lovely summer looking at the artist Kandinsky. We used his idea of circles and created our own Kandinsky heart art.  

This was then followed by our Wow experience of looking at what blood actually is. We learnt the key vocabulary and then made our own blood.

For more information and key dates for this half term, please click on the links on the curriculum page for year 5.

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