Y5CH - Natterjack Toads 2018 - 2019
A warm welcome to Class 5H with Mrs Hardman (teacher) and Miss Brown (teaching assistant)
We hope that you have all had a great summer holiday and are refreshed for the new academic year. We are very excited about all the fun and interesting learning we have lined up for Year 5.
Quick reminder: PE is on a Thursday and full PE kits must be kept in school
Homework is set on a Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday
It is important that every child reads aloud to someone older at least three times a week for 10-15 minutes per read. After this, every child MUST have their reading record signed by an adult. Also, please could you ensure all children are practising their times tables up to 12.
We believe this half term is going to be the best half term yet. We have a lot of fun and exciting learning to do and we hope that all of our class have had a well-earnt rest and are ready to come back to give 100% in everything they do.
In science we made soap and explored the reversible change from solid to liquid, back to solid. Children are able to bring soap home to show you but can not use as it contains food colouring.
Mr Neild from the Royal British Legion in Burnly, made a special visit to our school to tell the story about the poppy appeal and how the poppies are made. He also explained to the children how the money raised helps the ex-servicemen and women and their families. He also told Team Reedley stories from World War One and showed us a variety of artifacts.
Year 5 have had a wonderful opportunity to visit Queen Street Mill to learn about weaving. They watched weaving take place and listened to different stories of how the weaving has evolved over many years.
This term we are learning how to do the formal method of multiplication.
We have looked at World War poetry and used the influences of 'The Fallen' written by the poet Laurence Binyon to write our own.
Natter Jack Toads are reading a fabulous book called Carrie's War, written by Nina Bawden. Carrie's War is set in World War II and follows the story of Carrie and her brother Nick, who have been evacuated to Wales. Year 5 will be using this wonderful book to influence their writing.
This term we are learning about Materials - reversible changes.
Natterjack Toads have learnt about how some solids can turn in to liquids and what happens to oil when it is added to water.
Natterjack Toads have experimenting with movement, to creat a dance sequence. They have worked independantly and with in a group to perform for their peers.
This is our fabulous class dressed in pink for our 'Breast Cancer Awareness' charity day.
Our class alone raised £45 in just once day. Thank you for your donations!
This half term in Maths, we are looking at place value with a focus on addition and subtraction. We have built Anglo Saxon houses within our History topic which we have used to measure area and perimeter in Maths. Below are some images of what we have been up to.
In English, we are looking at persuasion. We have focused on famous landmarks in the United Kingdom such as Stormont and the Houses of Parliament. This will seamlessly link into our Geography. Within this topic we have used Talk for Write to immitate the language used within famous persuasive adverts.
Our theme in class is 'A United Kingdom' and as part of our theme will be learning about lots of wonderful things such as Legends from the UK e.g. Robin Hood.
In History, we are learning about the history of the great Anglo Saxons. Here are some examples of the Anglo Saxon village we have created.
Please see examples of our Anglo Saxon work where we have created a chronological timeline of the Anglo Saxons.
Natterjack Toads are looking at the works of Andy Warhol.
The first task was to draw a self portrait . Do you recognise anyone?
Our wonderful parents joined us to work with the Natter Jack Toads. Thank you for coming.
On Monday 15th October 2018, we had a super visit from Jim MacCool. He was highly entertaining with musically themed poetry.
This half term we have been learning about invasion games. The children have been using chest pass skills as well as learning to defend.
This term we have been reading 'Outlaw' by Michael Moorpurgo. Natterjack Toads have used the influences of Robin Hood to write their own version.
We have been reading lots of different persuasive texts and using our knowledge to persuade an audience to visit The Houses of Parliament and Stormont.
We have used 'Talk for Write' within our persuasion topic in English. Children have enjoyed making their own actions to their stories. We have desplayed what we have created in our books.
In science we have been looking at different materials. We looked at which materials are the best insulators when keeping water warm. This is what we found out:
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