Year 5 Construction Challenge
On the 9th July we did a late Father's Day celebration for our dads. It was an exciting construction challenge. We had 20 piece of pasta and 6 jelly babies. In pairs we had to build the tallest tower. There were prizes for the tallest tower, best team work and most creative. There was an extra prize for the most resilience. It was nice for our parents to come in - even though my little sister ate the jelly babies and snapped the pasta. At one point our tower was the tallest, however it fell over.
By Charlie Rogers
We have been learning about sound in Science and we got to have an outdoor lessons with Mrs Hoskins. We made string telephones and did different experiments with them. First, we tested them to see if they worked. Next, we crossed the string over another pairs telephone and tested if they could hear us - they could! The vibration travelled through the string and into our ear drum. We learnt vibration can travel through string and that it could even travel through a plastic cup because sometimes it wouldn't work. The reason that it didn't work could've been because we weren't holding the string tight enough or that it wasn't close enough to our mouth when we were speaking so the vibration would travel out of the cup. I found this activity really fun.
By Finn Paskins
World Cup 2018
To celebrate the World Cup we did a sweep stake. A sweep stake is where there is all the World Cup teams in a box or hat and you pick out a team. Whatever team you pick out you have to see how well they do. For our homework we found out facts all about our countries. The whole class found it interesting to find out about the different countries.
By Charlie Lowery
Today in English, we were given the start of a text called 'Francis'. As a group we had to make predictions about what the text might be about and what would happen. We were then given more picture clues to help us to develop our ideas further. Using our inference, we decided that the main character travels about. However, something unusual had happened that meant they no longer wanted to return to Quetico Park. As a class, we decided that the atmosphere created was mysterious and likely to be scary. Because of this, we came to the conclusion that the story would be set at night time as this is when unusual events start to take place. We watched the opening of the film clip to Francis..... but now we have to wait to see what happens next!!
This half term in English and Guided Reading we have been looking at Ancient Greek myths. This week we have been looking at Pandora's Box. In the story Pandora finds a special box that she isn't allowed to open. All week we have had special boxes on our tables that we haven't been able to touch, even though we have really wanted to!! On Friday, we are going to write a letter to Pandora to advise her whether to open the box or not. We are hoping we can open our boxes too!
By Charlie Rogers
On Tuesday 1st May we went to Marwell Zoo. Whilst we were there we saw many different energetic animals such as, giraffes, warthogs, snow leopards and penguins. We learnt lots of different facts and got to take part in a workshop. During the workshop we met Colin the hissing cockroach. We learnt about the different adaptations that animals have and how these help them to survive. I was surprised to learn that rats can live anywhere but water!
By Mia Stephenson
In Science on Monday (19th March) we got to disect a flower and then draw a scientific diagram of what we could see. On the diagram we had to label the different parts of the daffodil. After that, we used our observational skills to paint a picture of the daffodil using water colour paints.
By Charlie Lowery
We've been learning about The Midnight Fox. It's a story about a young boy called Tom. He gets abandoned to his Aunt's Farm. It all turns around for Tom because he sees a black fox and he's intrigued. We wrote a non-chronological report and a character description all about the fox.
By Shay and Tommy
This half term we have been trying to improve our fluency in Maths by improving our times tables knowledge. We have been practising regularly at school and at home. In class we have really enjoyed playing ‘Hit The Button’ each day to help us to recall times tables facts quicker. EVERY team has managed to improve their top score for the times table they are focusing on.
We are all feeling very proud of ourselves as we have seen how quickly we can improve if we keep practising.
You can play ‘Hit The Button’ here:
On Thursday the 30th of November we were lucky enough to be able to burn our Viking ships that we made a week ago. It was a good experience to learn how Vikings respected their death. Our Viking ships had sword, spears and shields because they believed that they would need things like that in Valhalla ( Vikings heaven). They had something called a prow on the end of their ships to scare away others and also to warn that they are invading. The swords that we made were made out of lolly sticks and the shields we made were out of cardboard , we also made dead bodies and they were made out of cotton and pig fat. We put the cotton and soaked it in the pig fat and then wrapped it in a sweet wrapper.
By Maddie and Mia. S
27th November 2017
The other day, we made Viking ships out of cardboard. This week we are making spears, shields, people and the sail to put on our ships for when we set fire to them. We have learnt that in the afterlife Vikings would get sent to Valhalla. They would be buried with things related to their job for example a warrior might have: swords, shields, amour.
By Finley and Olivia
This week we are revisiting using apostrophes for omission. Please ensure you can spell:
Roman Shield Making
Yr 5 had a fantastic afternoon making their Roman Shields that they had designed earlier. They had to think about the colours and how to ensure 'the boss' element would be centered and secured. Their ends results were amazing.
There is also an allocation on Grammar Bug.
Times tables sheet to be completed and returned.
Ospreys enjoying the new markings. An activity trial is now on the front playground.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Thank you to all those that have returned the permission slips and funds regarding next week's trip. Without your support, these experiences would not be possible. We look forward to receiving the final few on Monday.
Roman Shield Challenge
Ospreys completing a Roman Shield Challenge. They had to find 8 significant facts relating to Roman shields and record these. The facts were displayed around the quad in a variety of formats.
Times Tables (4.11.16)
Well done to Peyton and Ebony for passing their current times table challenge today!
Times Tables (1.11.16)
A massive well done to Katie C who passed her platinum award this week. A certificate will be given out in Celebration Assembly on Friday.
Sing and Sign
A massive well done to the girls in year 5 who signed to the harvest song 'Song of gratitude' at today's harvest assembly. You were amazing!
This week year 5 completed a series of outstanding lessons on bikes.
First we were taught to do our ABCD check, A-air, B-brakes, C-control and chain and finally D-dangly bits. Then we had to check if we had the right uniform: like helmets, high-vis jackets and much more.
For our first lesson, we went on the playground and were assessed on our basic skills. The consequence days were spent on the road and we had to do ‘lol’, which means ‘lots of looking’. We have thoroughly enjoyed the week and now feel more confident cycling out on the roads.
By Samuel and Casey (Ospreys)
Well done to Harrison, Katie C, Violet and Tommy who all passed their times tables challenge today and are now onto the next set.
Well done to Sophie who passed her times tables challenge today and is now onto the next set.
Spelling homework (4.10.16)
Spelling homework (28/9/16)
There is also an activity on Bug Club Grammar 'ough' words.
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