Creativity in History
We have all had a great afternoon today creating our very own ancient Egyptian Canopic jars. We used our historical research about the mummification process to make our jars based on the gods of: Duamutef, guardian of the stomach, Qebehsenuef, guardian of the intestines, Hapi, guardian of the lungs and Imseti, guardian of the liver.
Yvonne Coomber Art
5B did a fantastic job recreating the work 'My Paradise' by British artist Yvonne Coomber. They used pastels before creating their own unique picture using paints of varying thickness.
What a fantastic day we had perfecting our golfing skills on our trip today. We went on the putting green, driving range and short game area. Well done to the Tiger Woods group who were crowned overall champions on the day. Behaviour was once again excellent and we were very proud of all our children.
Well done to the final 5P cup winners and runners up!
Our plants have grown some fantastic roots, showing it is easy to grow a plant from a cutting.
Head Girl & Boy Applications
All the Year 5 staff would like to say a huge well done to everyone who applied to become Head Girl/Head Boy in Year 6. We were overwhelmed by the quality and presentation of the letters we received and how genuinely lovely they were (making the staff quite emotional!). Thank you and very well done to every single person that applied - it has been a very tough decision to whittle it down to only 4 people. Please don't be saddened if you aren't chosen to be Head Girl or Boy next year - it is fantastic experience and make sure you keep your letters so you can apply for other roles in the future. You all did yourselves proud. Applicants will find out before we finish for the summer holidays whether they have been successful or not.
Mad for Minibeasts!
The children have worked really hard over the past few weeks to design and make their own insect hotels. We were so impressed by their perseverance, maturity in using tools and materials safely and when working co-operatively in groups. They have made some fantastic hotels, as I'm sure you'll agree, that the minibeasts in our outdoor areas will love living in! A huge well done to everyone.
Visit to LHA
Better late than never! Here are some pictures from our visit to Lostock Hall Academy in June.
Trip to The World Museum - Liverpool
We had a great day on our school trip. The children were able to visit various exhibitions and take part in interactive displays, including a bug workshop were we saw some huge insects.
The children behaved well and were excellent ambassadors of the school.
We had a super, exciting week during science week, learning all about colour, looking at the classification of different animals and minibeasts, visiting the planetarium, testing air resistance by building parachutes, making lava lamps, propagating our own plants and carrying out some fantastic experiments where chemical reactions occurred. What a busy but fun week!
We have been carrying out some investigations in Maths, using the skills we have learnt in our measurement topic. We looked at whether there was a relationship between height and how far you could jump and we also measured a distance on the playground to estimate how far we could run in one minute before testing it.
Working on our DT skills this afternoon, creating a simple coaster! In order to make our insect hotels later on in the term, we will need to be able to measure accurately and use a saw safely to cut wood. If you fancy trying some projects at home, there are some simple ideas on the website:
Making a Splash!
We have been looking at British artist David Hockney and have recently recreated his famous painting, A Bigger Splash! We mixed our paint to produce the desired colours, ensuring that we also had straight lines in our pictures to create a 'still' atmosphere. This was then contrasted by the splash that we added at the end, which was wild and crazy!
5P Cup winners
Well done to the most recent 5P cup winners and runners up. You are doing a fantastic job and we are proud of you!
We have started a new topic in English this week and have been looking at the work of, playwright, William Shakespeare. We have looked at some of the words and phrases that he used and have had a go at acting out some of the scenes from 'Macbeth'.
We have had a really busy week this week, working really hard and completing some of our end of year assessments but also enjoying the nice weather. Sports Day will soon be upon us, so we have started practising so each person can be placed into an event. Don't forget to bring a hat, apply suncream before school and bring a bottle of water in the hot weather.
5P Cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winners and runners up!
Miss Maguire thought it would be a super idea to take art outside the classroom. And what a fantastic idea it turned out to be. The children created some fantastic collages using natural resources.
Very well done to last week's 5P cup winner and runners up. Keep up the great work.
Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying Assembly
On Wednesday 27th March children from both Year 5 classes delivered an informative and interactive assembly to the pupils, staff and parents of the school as well as to members of the local police service. The theme was internet safety and cyber-bullying. The children worked hard to not only perform the assembly but also to plan it. They took on this responsibility with enthusiasm and worked with determination to deliver their very important message. If you came along to watch, then we are sure you'll agree that the children were fantastic and if you missed it, here are some photos of them in action.
Year 5 Painting
In Year 5, we have been developing our colour mixing skills, making sure we move from one colour into the next gradually, so the colour change is subtle.
Miss Maguire has helped us by showing us how to do this. As part of our topic is studying an area in South America, we chose to create silhouettes of creatures from the Amazon rainforest to complement our backgrounds.The effect is quite striking!
We would like to introduce our new student teacher, Miss Maguire. She will be working with us until the end of June and will be teaching 5P alongside Mrs Parker and Mr Best.
Year 5 music
Year 5 worked very hard on making spooky music using glockenspiels, triangles and a keyboard. We had to make it sound as bone-chilling as possible and they all definitely were.
5P cup winners
Well done to the 5P cup winners! You have done a great job in winning. Keep up the good work.
English- group project
In our English lessons we have been working on a science fiction unit, focusing on the film Avatar and the planet Pandora. As part of the unit we have been working in groups to produce an information booklet about 'The Creatures of Pandora'.
The children were able to choose their own animals and layout and could publish it however they liked. They worked extremely well together and the results were outstanding!
Well done everyone!
The winter weather hit hard this week. However, we had some fun playing outside in the snow. It was very cold but did fit in with our work in French, which was all about the weather.
Priory Taster Days
Over the last two Thursdays all pupils in year 5 have been to Penwortham Priory Academy for a taster day. They have been given the opportunity to experience life in high school and have taken part in a range of lessons.
5P took part in French, English, science and PE.
5B sampled French, English maths and PE.
The children enjoyed their day and had the following comments.
"It was the best day ever!"
"what a really fun day!"
Happy New Year!
The children have returned to school and have settled well into the new half term. They have had a busy week and have made a super start to some of our new topics. This half term our theme is the universe and the planet Earth, we will be looking at the following areas:
In PE we will be participating in dance and tag rugby, PSHE will allow us to look at our attributes and how we can make a positive contribution. In maths we have started to look at fractions and have been finding fractions of shapes, looking for common denominators and finding equivalent fractions.
We've enjoyed our DT topic this term, designing and making our own flapjack. We have learnt about making and preparing food safely and about utensils in the kitchen!
We also designed packaging for our flapjack, which I'm sure you'll agree, is brilliant. Well done to everyone.
Celebrating our fantastic reading buddies who are doing an awesome job helping the infants with their reading!
The World of Water!
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon learning all about water and how important it is. We learnt about how to save water and not pollute it by making sure we don't throw things down the toilet that won't break down, such as baby wipes. We had lots of fun learning. Here are the best bits.
Well done and thumbs up to the last 5P cup winners and runners up. Super job!
We have recently had a trim trail installed at school. Here are our pictures of the first time we had a go! It was great fun!
Halloween in Year 5
This Halloween, our school celebrated by dressing up in spooky costumes, like witches, zombies, skeletons and witches' cats! Thank you for all your PTFA donations.
Year 5 have been doing some circuit training, to help keep fit. The activities we did were squats, spotty dogs, shuttle run, speed bounce and finally step ups while the other person counted how many their partner could do as well as timing them. After we were all tired out and out of breath but we enjoyed it.
5P cup winners
Well done to the 5P cup winners and runners-up, keep up the good work!
We are learning all about the circulatory system in Science. This week, we took part in a very practical activity to help us understand the tricky concept of double circulation. We pretended to be the blood, travelling round the body to all the different organs, delivering oxygen to where it was needed, then being pumped back to the heart, out to the lungs, back to the heart and out again! It was interesting learning in a different way.
In PE, we have started this term off with gymnastics, looking at different types of balances and sequences involving different elements. We came up with some super balances.
5P cup winners
As we start this new year, I would just like to welcome you all to the new Year 5 blog for 2018-19! And a huge well done for the first winners and runners up of the 5P cup...keep up the hard work!
Fun-filled final week
And so we approach the end of another year in Year 5 - time has certainly flown. We have enjoyed some fun activities this week, including pizza making, DT (making structures), team challenges, watching the Year 6 performance and a mini football tournament so far! Science investigations and the big 5P quiz are to follow!
5P cup winners!
Well done to the very last 5P cup winner and runners up! Awesome job!
World Museum, Liverpool
We had a great day out on our school trip to the World Museum in Liverpool. We had a session on Spiders, Scorpions and Insects learning some fascinating facts and had a look around in the different areas of the museum at our leisure, learning about and seeing lots of interesting things.
Our propagation experiment, growing new plants from cuttings, has worked so far! All these cuttings came from the same basil plant and if you look closely, you can see the roots appearing. Hopefully we can replant these in soil and they will continue to grow. We might create some budding young cooks yet!
Lancashire Science Festival
We had a great (but very hot!) day at UCLAN on Friday 29th June, where we took part in lots of different workshops - some involving chemistry, some involving forensic investigation, and many others which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Last week, Mr Best took the children outside for their Maths lesson, learning all about angles in shapes.
High School visits
We had a great time last week visiting both Lostock Hall Academy and Walton-le-Dale Arts college. We took part in a variety of lessons, including French, Maths, Drama, English, Music, Computing, PE & Geography! Everything was Harry Potter themed on the Friday at Walton-le-Dale, complete with Dumbledore and a fantastic life-sized set of buildings made completely out of cardboard! What was most pleasing, however, was the feedback received from numerous high school staff about the children, whose behaviour was exemplary. Well done to everyone. Here are some highlights...
5P cup winners
Well done to the last couple of 5P cup winners and runners up. Fantastic effort.
Author visit Joe Berger
It was fantastic to welcome author and illustrator Joe Berger into school before the half term. He read us some excerpts from his books, discussed the characters and showed us how easy it is to illustrate a simple cartoon picture. He then signed books for the children who bought them, creating a little illustration in each.
This term (and continuing next term), we have been working on our basketball skills in order to make up our own games in groups which incorporate these skills.
Very well done to the 5P cup winners and runners up last week and the week before. Keep it up!
Super spring homework
Well done once again to everyone for completing your homework. We had some fantastic pieces.
Easter Egg hunting
Just before the holidays, we enjoyed a group Easter egg hunt challenge, seeing if we could follow the map of the playground and locate the correct letters, which created an anagram of where the eggs were hidden! All groups worked well together and found their eggs!
5P cup winners
Well done to the 5P cup winner and runners up - fantastic job!
5P Cup winners
Well done to the last winners and runners up in the 5P cup - very well done.
It's snow cold...
What fun we had this morning in the snow! Then we came back in and wrote some descriptive sentences which were fantastic.
The snow glistened in the sun’s light as it floated down gently like feathers from a bird.
The melting snow, that was falling off our steps, looked like a dripping tap.
Today, the crystal snow laid neatly, but not for long. After two minutes of silence, the children came stampeding into the carpet of snow.
The snow, which made all of our fingers numb, was beautifully pristine as we wandered into the playground.
The bright rays of sun shone in the blue, partly clouded sky.
Shining bright, the neon sun shone gleaming above the thick, glistening snow.
Fresh, pure, white snow lay like a fallen cloud as the children screamed and squealed in excitement.
It was the best day ever in Year 5. The snow was scrunching as I walked all over the thickest layer of snow.
The powdery, white snow exploded off the ground.
Glittery, twinkling snow fluttered like a bird.
5P cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winners and runners up! So many of you! Keep up the great work.
The mysterious moon...
Wouldn't you agree that the pupils have created a mysterious atmosphere with their sketches of the moon? Super pencil skills, making use of line and tone.
Over the last 5 weeks, the pupils in Year 5 have been putting a dance together, based around a space theme. They have worked so hard and the final performance was brilliant. Well done everyone.
We are hugely impressed with the homework that continues to be brought into school. Looks like some of you have really immersed yourself in the space topic and have been particularly creative. Well done!
5P Cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winner and runners up...super impressed with the hard work that is going on in class!
Creating mood with music
In our music lessons, we have been learning what impact music can have on film, and how it can change the mood, and even meaning, of what you are watching. We have then created our own short compositions, aiming to match the style of music to a particular mood/scene. We talked about pitch, dynamics and tempo in order to create the particular style of music we wanted.
More fantastic homework has come into school this week - we've had space-shaped, delicious gingerbread and a space mobile, which is hung upon our display in school. Brilliant!
5P cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winners and runners up - keep up the great work.
A sweet solar system...
What a fantastic start to the homework already!! Superb biscuits of the solar system - super imaginative and they tasted wonderful too!
5P Cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winner and runners up - fantastic work!
We enjoyed our afternoon of sharing homework before the Christmas break. The children tried so hard and there were many fantastic pieces of homework that the children should be proud of. Here are some photo highlights of our afternoon sharing homework.
The Christmas break is finally upon us, so may we take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and relaxing school holiday. We've had a busy last week in school, and here are some of our highlights...
Well done to this week's 5P cup winners and runners up. Keep up the good work!
What a fantastic job the children did of their baking and decorating in Design Technology. We had some wonderful designs which looked fabulous. Below are a few snapshots. Special thanks must go to Mrs Kirkland, who helped us decorate our cakes on the Friday and to Mrs Lang who helped to bake the cakes on Thursday.
It's snow cold!
Our wintery display of art, showing a colourful clear sky on a frosty winter's morning, is quite apt at the moment with the current drop in temperature! Whilst creating our artwork, we worked on our chalk skills, blending colours effectively to achieve a desired outcome. We then added silhouettes (and a little glitter to represent the frost) and I'm sure you'll agree the finished pieces look lovely.
5P Cup winners
Well done to the 5P cup winners and runners up for the last few weeks. Keep up the good work!
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New Technologies Week
We have enjoyed a great week, looking at all things technological! We were lucky enough to have a Lego City workshop on Monday, where we made our own Lego Space City, which we lit up at the end using circuits. It really had the 'wow' factor when we turned off the lights to see our Lego Cities glowing in the dark! We also enjoyed using technology old and new in the hall and perfected our dancing skills using the dance mats.
This week also had a serious side too, as we looked at esafety and how important it is to keep ourselves safe whilst online. As well as this, we discussed the positives and negatives of technology and how it is beneficial to use in moderation but not allow it to become all consuming; that we have other parts of our lives too that don't involve technology so that we should not let it take over.
We looked at the basics of programming using Purple Mash before we start our programming unit (which will use Scratch) shortly.
Finally, at the end of the week, we brought in our own technology to share with our friends. A great week had by all and thank you to Mr Benson for organising it all.
5P Cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winner and runners up. Keep up the hard work.
This year it was Year Five's turn again to lead the annual harvest festival, performing the play 'Harvest Hope'. I am sure that all those in attendance would agree that the children did an amazing job and they should all be very proud of themselves, not only for the performance itself, but also all the hours of hard work that they put into practicing for it. It was a great way to end a brilliant first half term!
The Year Five team would like to wish you all, children and adults alike, a peaceful and relaxing half-term!
We read some very disgusting and gruesome dishes this week as part of our Halloween specials for our role play area. There were some fantastic pieces of work, with great care taken to describe the meal effectively using some great adjectives and also some fantastic, beautifully coloured illustrations. We have chosen some which will go up in our role play area. A special mention has to go to Hollie who not only completed her dish on paper but then continued to make it out of playdoh! Fantastic!
5P Cup winners
Well done to last week's 5P cup winner and runners up. Keep up the great work!
5P Cup winners
Well done to the 5P cup winners and runners up for the last few weeks.
It has been another incredibly busy couple of weeks in Year 5 as we approach the end of the first half-term. The harvest assembly rehearsals have begun and we look forward to sharing all the children's hard work with you. Recently we were fortunate to have the author Gareth P. Jones come into school and host a workshop with our KS2 pupils which was enjoyed by all.
In science, the children have been studying the heart and learning about the vital job that it does. As part of this topic, both classes took part in a practical demonstration of double circulation, exploring the role which our blood plays.
Finally, in history we have been studying the Egyptians. This week we looked at their attitudes towards death and studied how and why they sought to preserve their bodies after death. We even had a go at making our own canopic jars, but thankfully we didn't have to use real organs!
In Science we have been learning all about the heart and circulatory system. Here are a couple of pictures of one of our lessons, learning all about the heart as a pump.
Well done to the first 5P cup winners and runners up! Keep up the great work!
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