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Welcome to Year 5!

Margate Trip

We went on a trip to Margate with year's 3 and 4. We walked to Canterbury West train station and caught the train to Margate, it was all very exciting! When we arrived in Margate we sat on the steps to have some snack. We then went into the Turner Contemporary to look at their seaside photos exhibition. After the Turner, we headed for the beach for lunch. After lunch we dug some holes just like the characters in our book 'Holes'. We also had a little play on the beach and an ice cream! We then headed back on the train to Canterbury. It was an extremely exhausting day for all involved but such a good day!

 

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DT Day

 

For DT day this term we looked at textiles. We focussed on a hot topic at the moment...use of plastics. We carried out some research into plastic usage and why it is bad for our enviroment. Then we desgined our own re-usable bag to replace a plastic one. All of the finihsed products look absolutely fantastic! 

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Term 6

 

Here we are in our last term of year 5! We have got an extremely busy term ahead. We are visiting St Anselm's three times for various activities as well as a class trip.

 

Here is a sneak peek of what is in store for this last term...

 

In English we are reading a book called 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, this is about a boy who is sent to a detention centre called 'Camp Green Lake'. 

 

In Maths we will be looking at:

                    -               Understanding and using area and volume of shapes

-          Identifying 2D and 3D shapes

-          Measuring angles

-          Translating shapes

-          Converting between different units of metric measure (e.g. km and m; cm and m; cm and mm; g and kg; l and ml),

To understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

 

Here are some dates for your diary:

 

Wednesday 5th June 2019 – St Anselm’s taster day

Wednesday 12th June – Friday 14th June 2019 – Bikeability

Friday 21st June 2019 – Year 5 Deanery Sports Day at St Anselm’s

Friday 28th June 2019 – DT Day

Friday 5th July 2019 – Year 5 Deanery Day at St Anselm’s

Tuesday 9th July 2019 – RE Celebration – 2:45pm in our classroom

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 – Class Trip – more details to follow

Thursday 11th July 2019 – Art Exhibition for parents to view children’s artwork from this year

Tuesday 23rd July 2019 – Last day of school year.

DT Day

 

This term for DT day we created three dishes! We started the day by looking at health and safety when handling food. We all made sure our hands were clean, hair was tied back and our work surfaces were cleaned. We then began trying different vegetables so we could choose what we wanted on our vegetable skewers, courgette seemed to be a big hit surprisingly! The children then tried some tzatziki, which is a Greek dip made with Greek yoghurt, cucmuber and mint, another big hit! The children did some chopping and cutting, which I was very impressed with! Finally, the children made their own fruit salads. Another hugely successful DT Day!

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French Art Day

 

As part of the whole school French art day we looked at the artist Paul Cezanne. He painted over 1000 paintings in his lifetime. We focussed on his still life painting. We spent the whole day drawing and painting as well as using our French vocabulary of colours, fruit and opinions. The finished paintings are absolutely remarkable, all of the children should be extremely proud of their artwork! Well done year 5, I am bursting with pride!!

Term 5

 

We are now into Term 5! We only have two terms left in year 5. We have a shorter term but it is going to be a packed one.

 

In English we are going to be reading 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. It is a fantastic book, which I'm sure all of the children are going to love. 

 

In Maths we are going to look at:

 

- Recognising the precentage symbol (%) and knowing fraction and decimal equivalents

- Converting between units of metric measure

- Understanding and using approximate equivalences between metric units and imperial units

- Measuring and calculating the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes

- Understanding the are and volume of shapes.

 

In RE we are looking at Life in the Risen Jesus. We will be looking at how Jesus appeared to Mary of Magdala, think about how Jesus rose from the dead and investage what this actually means to us. 

 

PE will be on Monday and Friday afternoons, we will be looking at netball and athletics this term.

 

Our DT topic this term is food.

 

 

 

Term 4

 

We are over half way through year 5 now! It has really flown by! We have a short but busy term ahead of us.

 

In English we are going to be reading a book called Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan. It is about a little girl living in Germany during World War Two. She comes across a concentration camp and goes back each day to help the children, taking them food. What this story have a happy ending....

 

 

We are continuing with our work on Fractions in Maths. The children have really been progressing well with this tricky part of maths! Onwards and upwards!

 

Dates for your diaries:

 

Monday 25th February – Friday 1st March 2019 – Other Faith’s week

Tuesday 5th March 2019 – Year 5 Class Mass in Year 5 classroom at 9am

Wednesday 6th March 2019 – Ash Wednesday

Thursday 7th March 2019 – World Book Day

Week commencing Monday 1st April 2019 – Holy Week activities

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 – Parent’s Evening 1

Thursday 4th April 2019 – Parent’s evening 2

Friday 5th April 2019 - Last day of Term 4

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 - Start of Term 5

Term 3

 

Our book this term is Macbeth! We are reading a special version written by Lois Burdett to be more child friendly. It is a dramatic but exciting story that I am sure all the children will love.

 

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In maths we will be looking at:

  • Roman numerals to 1,000
  • Reading, completing and interpreting information in tables, including time tables
  • Solving problems using information in line graphs
  • Reading decimal numbers as fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
  • Multiplying proper fractions and mixed numbers

 

Our topic this term in RE is Inspirational People. We will be looking at who inspires us and how we can use Jesus' example to join his mission and become inspirational too.

 

We will be swimming this term! Every Monday afternoon we will walk down to Kingsmead and have a swimming lesson. We will walk in all weathers so please make sure you come wearing a coat with a hood!

 

Dates for your diary this term:

Wednesday 6th February 2019 – RE Celebration at 2:45pm in the Year 5 classroom

Friday 15th February 2019 – Last Day of Term 2

Monday 25th February 2019 - Start of Term 3.

How amazing is this?

 

I contacted Frank Cottrell Boyce, the author of 'Millions' which we are reading in English. I sent him a Tweet on Twitter...and...he replied! I showed the children these pictures and they were so amazed. THEN, postcard appeared in my pigeon hole...it was from him! He has taken the time out of his day to send the children a kind message, which I think is absolutely amazing. 

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Magnificent Maths Board Games

 

Year 5's half term homework was to create their own original maths board games. Well, these did not disappoint! We have had all sorts of maths being used in a number of different themes! Thank you to all those at home who helped the children!

 

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Term 2

 

We have got another busy term ahead of us. Ending with...Christmas!

 

In English this term we are reading a fabulous book called 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is about a boy who is obsessed with saints. We follow an exciting event in his life where he finds a bag full of money. What will happen? Ask us all at the end of the term!

 

In maths we are moving on to division, using a written method and looking at different ways we can interpret remainders. We will also be looking at negative numbers, square and cube numbers, line graphs and timetables.

 

Here are some dates for your diaries:

Week beginning 12th November 2018 – Anti Bullying Week

Friday 7th December 2018 – DT Day

Tuesday 18th December 2018 – Last Day of Term 2

Thursday 3rd January 2019 - Start of Term 3.

 

 

DT Day

 

This DT Day we looked at the topic of existing products and designs. We created our own wands! Linking this with our English topic of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, we researched what would make a good one and the children all chose the length, core, 'wood' and flexibility of their wands. We all had great fun creating them!

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France Trip

 

We had a fabulous time in France! We left on the coach at 6am and headed for Folkestone to catch the Eurotunnel. It was all very exciting going on a train in our coach! It only took 35 minutes to reach France! Once we were there we travelled to a French school we have links with. The children ate lunch together and then we took part ion different activities they had planned for us, we loved every minute! We then went to St Omer for some tea and shopping! We bought some gorgeous chocolate and gifts for our families. It was an extremely long day for all involved but such a wonderful day! Here are some pictures to show you what we got up to...

Term 1

 

Welcome back! We are at the start of another school year again. We are going to have a fun year but with lots of hard work! I can't wait to get started!

 

In Literacy our book this term is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K.Rowling. The children are going to be producing some fantastic writing linked with the story.

 

In Maths we are going to be covering the following topics:

  • Reading and ordering numbers to 100,000

  • Identifying the value of each digit to two decimal places

  • Using negative numbers

  • Using written methods for addition and subtraction

  • Problem solving using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

Homework will be given out on a Monday and collected on a Friday, This will consist of spellings, reading, times tables and either a Maths or English worksheet. Homework will be given out every week.

 

Dates for your diary:

 

Friday 14th September 2018 - Meet the Teacher in Year 5 classroom at 3:10pm. Information about what we will be covering this year

Friday 21st September 2018 – French Trip

Monday 8th October 2018 - RE Celebration – 2:45pm in Year 5 classroom.

Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Parent Consultations – 4pm – 7pm

Thursday 18th October 2018 – Parent Consultations – 3:20pm – 6pm

Friday 19th October 2018 – Last day of Term 1

Tuesday 30th October 2018 - Start of Term 2

 

 

 

 

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