We would like to invite parents, carers, aunts, uncles or grandparents to our ‘Year 5 Fab Finish’ – a celebration to finish our current imaginative learning project, ‘Hola Mexico’.
Our Fab Finish will take place on Monday 17th December at 2:15pm, in the hall. It will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to showcase some Mexican themed singing and dancing as well as some of their art work for you to take home. There will also be Mexican hot chocolate for you to try!
We hope to see as many of you there as possible!
Hola Mexico homework!
Back in October, just before half term we handed out new homework sheets which listed different homework tasks for you to complete over this half term. I have been amazed by the hard work that some of you have put in over the term. The aim was to collect 10 stars by completing different homework tasks but some members of 5B have done even better, collecting over 15 stars! Below are some photos of all the fantastic homework that you have done! Homework tasks included making musical instruments, making a mexican feast, posters, quizzes, film reviews, mexican maths, stories and PowerPoint presentations! Well done everyone!
A visit from an author! (4.12.18)
On Monday, we were very excited to meet the author, George Rosling, who came into school to talk about his books and tell us about why and how he became an author. It was really interesting to hear about the process of writing and publishing a book and how he developed his ideas and characters. Below is a a link to his website and remember if you have questions for him, write them down and we'll pass them on to him!
A mouthwatering Mexican feast! (30.11.18)
On Tuesday afternoon we had a really fun and exciting Topic lesson when we tried a selection of tasty Mexican food. We tried guacamole, sour cream, salsa with tortilla chips and flour tortillas. We also sampled wedges of lime and coriander leaves. It was a treat for our taste buds and really put us in the mood for our upcoming topic lessons, when we will be learning all about Mexico!
A really inspiring workshop!
On Thursday our Year 5 Maths Inspire workshop took place, with a huge number of parents and other relatives attending. It was brilliant to see so many of you coming into school to support your child's learning. The theme of the workshop was the importance of Times Tables and how being confident with multiplication and division facts can have a real impact on the progress your child can make.
We demonstrated some great games and activities you can do at home and we also talked about how to develop your child's mental maths skills once they are confident in their understanding of tables up to 12x12. There was some parents who were being tested on their 13x tables! We also looked at how a secure knowledge of times tables will help your child's progress towards the End of Year 5 expectations.
It was a really positive morning that was full of energy!
Thank you to everyone who came and made it such a success!
NSPCC Speak out - Stay Safe Workshop (16.11.18)
Class 5B had a great time on Tuesday when Jean and Miriam from the NSPCC visited school to deliver a workshop about the NSPCC's current Speak out.Stay safe programme. Jean and Miriam were super impressed with the outstanding behaviour and they complemented the children for their excellent manners - they said they had never known so many children come up and say thank you at the end of a workshop! Well done 5B - you made Mrs Ashforth and I feel very proud!
What a great start! (9.11.18)
5B made a great start to this half term by working incredibly hard this week. We started the new term with our WOW STARTER on Monday, when we watched The Book of Life. This film is set in Mexico and is based on the Day of the Dead festival so it fits perfectly with our new Hola Mexico topic. We have been learning about fractions in Maths and persuasive writing in English. I know that some members of 5B were very keen to try out their new persuasive techniques on their parents at this week's Book Fair! On Tuesday, some of the class received their flu vaccinations. In Enrichment on Wednesday, the class coloured and made poppies for the school's Remembrance Day display. In Science, we have continued our Properties of Materials topic and on Thursday, we investigated what happens when materials are added to water and discovered if they were soluble or insoluble. It was a great lesson and I was really proud of how well all the groups worked together - there are lots of photos below. It was a very, very busy week! Well done to everyone and have a great weekend!
What a FAB FINISH! (26.10.18)
We have reached the end of our first half term and on Monday afternoon, we celebrated finishing our Mystical Maya topic by sharing the wonderful Mayan Jewellery we have designed, made and painted over the last 2 weeks. I'd like to say a huge thank you to all the parents, family members and carers who were able to join us - we really hope you enjoyed it. A big thank you to Mr Shore and 3S, Mrs Robbs, Mr Hartley and Mrs Hankinson for popping into 5B to share in the wonderful work that has been created during our topic. The children have learned so much over the half term and I have really enjoyed teaching 5B all about the Ancient Maya.
Don't forget that the new homework sheets should have been taken home today, so you can make a start on some of the tasks during half term if you wish - I can't wait to see what you come up with! I'm really looking forward to starting our new HOLA MEXICO topic!
I hope you all have a wonderful half term - see you back at school on Monday 5th November!
5B have been working hard over the last 2 weeks to create their Mayan jewellery ready for the exhibition on Monday. Parents, carers, friends and family members are invited to join us at 3pm on Monday 22nd October to come and see all the amazing work that has been created.
We really hope you can join us!
Home work this week is spellings and activities on Education City.
Have a great weekend!
Artists at Work! (12.10.18)
This week we have continued to develop our artistic skills by painting our Maya-inspired jewellery. Some amazing work has been created over the last 2 weeks and we are really looking forward to putting on our exhibition for parents, carers and family members in a couple of weeks! More details to follow!
The Mystical Maya!
We are 4 weeks into term and we have already learned so much about the Ancient Maya. We now know where they lived, what they ate, how important maize and chocolate were to them and how their society was organised. This week we discovered the Maya number system and invented Maya number puzzles to solve!
Here are a few pictures of our work so far. Next week, we will start designing and making Maya inspired pendants and jewellery!
Mayan Hot Chocolate!
On Tuesday, we had a great afternoon making and tasting Mayan Hot Chocolate. We mixed CACAO powder with hot milk and added cinnamon and chilli powder to make the hot chocolate as authentic as possible! The Mayan hot chocolate smelt amazing but tasted really bitter. We tasted CACAO nibs too which come from cocoa pods, again these smelt delicious but tasted very different! We finished off the afternoon with a cup of normal hot chocolate which had a taste that was much sweeter! Which one did you prefer?
What a great first week! (7.9.18)
Well done to everyone in 5B for being such a wonderful class in your first week back. You all worked really hard in all of our lessons. In Maths we have been learning how to read and write numbers with up to 6 digits and in English we have started reading this term's book which is called Bella Balistica and the Temple of Tikal. We also started our new topic Mystical Maya and we now know where they lived - can you remember? On Thursday afternoon, we pretended we were archaeologists and investigated photos of Mayan artefacts.
I hope you have all had a great summer and are ready to come back to school tomorrow!
Mrs Ashforth and I have been busy getting our classroom ready after all the work that took place over the summer holidays - it looks great and we have a lot more space! We can't wait to welcome you all to Year 5 and hear about everything you've been getting up to over the holidays!
Remember that we have PE on Fridays so please make sure you have PE kit in school by Friday.
See you all tomorrow!