Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!
It has been a pleasure getting to know all of the children and welcome them into our new year 5 classroom! We have had a busy first week and they have really impressed me with their eagerness and enthusiasm towards learning. 
We have started our topic 'Ourselves' in R.E, which has involved the children learning about their own special talents and unique qualities. The children then drew a self portrait and wrote down the special talents and qualities they would like others to notice. Group discussion allowed everyone to share their individualities and appreciate how we are all different and unique. 
In English we have been looking at Michael Rosen's poems and the children have written their own short poem and we will be performing them by the end of the week. We have also started our History topic the Tudors and have started learning new orienteering skills in P.E.
I hope you all have enjoyed your first week back and have settled back into your school routine! 
Week 2
This week Year 5 have been exploring life cycles in science and looked at the life cycle of amphibians growing from tadpoles all the way to adult frogs.
In maths we have been looking at place value and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000- tricky stuff! But as a class we used our little rhyme to help us remember "0 -4 stay on the floor and 5-9 climb the vine".
In music we looked at crotchets, twin quavers and rests and created our own rhythms on a four beat grid. Everyone then was placed into groups so that they could arrange their rhythms with the rest of their group and give a synchronised performance to the rest of the class!
In History we are studying the Tudors and looked at artefacts from the Tudor times and made predictions of what we thought they possibly were used for before revealing the answer.
Our first full week at school, well done Year 5!
Miss Gledhill
Week 3
This week in year 5 we had lots of fun setting up assault courses with PE equipment using our knowledge of reading maps with a key! 
In English I was extremely proud of year 5 for completing their persuasive letters addressed to Boris Johnson with the purpose of convincing him to not ban mobile phones for under 16 year olds. Year 5 used plenty of persuasive devices to put across a powerful argument such as alliteration, rhetorical questions and statistics. Boris won’t be taking year 5’s phones away any time soon! 
In RHE we discussed as a class the many gifts that our bodies give to us and how important it is to respect the bodies that God has blessed us with. We talked about how we can express emotions using our bodies, show love and the many sports and activities our bodies allow us to do. As a class we then created a mind map of the ways in which we can look after and respect our bodies: self care such as relaxing and having some down time; complimenting ourselves and appreciating our uniqueness; checking in with ourselves and how we are feeling; and making sure we are well dressed/groomed. 
Well done Year 5 for another great week!
Miss Gledhill

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