Welcome to 5A!
Have a look at our class page to find out what we have been doing in class.
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For British Science Week, we decided to try and make bouncing eggs in Year 5. We boiled the eggs and put them in vinegar for the whole week. On Friday afternoon we took them outside to test them. What a brilliant egg-speriment!!
This half term we are learning all about natural disasters, we will be looking at what causes natural disasters to occur as well as the destruction which they cause
Autumn Term 2 - To infinity and Beyond!
We will be focusing on finding out about the earth, sun and moon in our science based topic ‘To infinity and beyond!’ Here, we will learn about our solar system and the conditions on other planets. We will rise to the challenge of designing and making our very own battery powered lunar buggies in DT. We are also excited for our school trip to Keighley Star Centre too!
AutumnTerm 1 - Groovy Greeks
Our first topic in the Autumn term is ‘Groovy Greeks’ where we will find out about life in
Ancient Greece. This topic will begin with a very exciting Ancient Greek murder mystery to solve!
Children will look at everyday life; they will research who the gods were that the Greeks used to worship, Greek architecture, the theatre and the Arts, and the Olympics. We will be closely linking this topic to our lessons in English, DT, Computing and Music. In computing, children will research the Ancient Greek gods using the internet and produce a presentation of their findings using Prezi. DT will involve designing and sewing puppets based on famous Ancient Greek gods and mythical characters. It will all be a lot of fun!
Welcome to 5A!
We hope you enjoy looking at our webpage to see what we get up to in class!
This half term we are learning all about life cycles of plants and animals.
Our topic is called 'Circle of Life'!
Summer 2 - Circle of Life!
During Summer term 2 our topic is ‘Circle of life’. This will be a science focus where we will learn all about life cycles.
We spent the afternoon using magnifying glasses to investigate and dissect a flowering plant.
We wanted to find out how many parts of a flowering plant we could identify.
Once we did that, we matched up the key parts with a definition to find out how the life cycle of a flowering plant works.
Summer 1 - Brazil, Go Nuts!
After an exciting topic launch, we are thoroughly enjoying our new topic on Brazil. For our creative curriculum we will be investigating the equator and climate zones in South America and looking at the biomes in Brazil. We will be looking at the Amazon - finding out who/what lives there and their habitats. We will be looking at Rio de Janeiro and comparing it to Leeds. In Our Samba workshop we are getting into the spirit of the Brazilian Carnival, learning how to play and dance in a Brazilian style. We will be researching key local ingredients in traditional Brazilian dishes and making an authentic recipe which we will be testing.
Have a look at the fantastic Samba Headdresses we all made for our new Brazil topic! They are all so bright and colourful!
Spring 2 - The Smashing Saxons!
Safety Week 8.2.16
As part of Safety Week, D-Side came to school to talk to Year 5 about solvent abuse. We were given some really good advice that everyone agreed with in order to stay safe. We also had to work in groups to order different scenarios from very risky to not so risky. Everyone was very sensible during the workshop and asked thoughtful questions too!
Spring 1 - Extreme Earth
We have had a great half term finding out about lots of different natural disasters around the world. We have particularly focussed on how and why earthquakes occur. We have spent lots of time using the atlases to locate certain countries and work out why they may experience earthquakes more so than us in the UK.
(Our first lesson began with us all remembering which way round the world map goes, which was very amusing!)
Music in 5A
We have had great fun this half term creating our own storm compositions in music. Have a watch of the clips below! Can you spot our ostinatos and crescendos?
Autumn 2 - To infinity and Beyond!
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! (AUTUMN 2)
Mission to Mars!
We are really looking forward to our space topic this half term!
To launch it, we were told to imagine we're going to be part of the team of astronauts who visit Mars in 2030.
We worked together in groups to discuss, debate and decide on key items to take with us on this once in a lifetime expedition.
Each group made different choices but gave brilliant reasons why - job well done!
Interviewing an astronaut!
As part of our space topic, we used imovie to film our own news reports interviewing an astronaut. We had to choose 3 key questions to ask an astronaut and research an accurate answer too. It was great fun working in these groups and everyone had a different and important role. These ranged from cameraman to news reporter to editor. Have a look below at our finished news reports!
Tim Peake launches to the ISS
We were extremely excited today to watch Tim Peake set off on his journey to the ISS. It was fantastic to watch and the whole school clapped and cheered as the rocket launched!
In class, we researched all the training Tim Peake did in preparation for this journey and created brilliant posters to show what we found out.
What an exciting day!!!
Trip to Keighley Star Centre! (30.11.15)
Harvey’s letter to a friend about Year 5’s trip to Keighley Star Centre
How are you? I am very well, I am writing this letter to tell you all about my school trip to Keighley College Star Centre.
On Monday 30th November my class, 5A, had an amazing trip to the Star Centre. All 32 of my class went on the coach. I sat next to Harry, he is my best friend, we played top trumps.
When we arrived we couldn’t wait to start exploring and learning about Space. We started our missions. Our first mission was to fly a rocket up to a fill and land it in the landing zone.
Our next mission was in the planetarium, where we learnt about all the planets for example “Don’t go on holiday to Venus, it’s poisonous!”
The third mission was to go inside a pod and scream. This created free energy which powered a rocket all the way to the moon!
Next we had to dress up as astronauts and gather information from the moon.
My favourite part of the day was the robotics lab. This was totally awesome! We had to control a robot to pick up an object. The hardest part of the mission was knowing where the object was at first! It was the best because I found it challenging.
The Great 'Greek' Bake Off!
To support our instructional writing in English, 5A were put to the test of following a set of instructions to make a Greek salad!
This involved chopping, washing, dicing, slicing, grating, mixing and stirring our ingredients together.
Team work and listening skills were very important - one team added feta cheese to their honey and lemon dressing by mistake which wasn't a great combination!
On the whole, everyone worked really well together and concentrated so hard to make a lovely Greek salad!
The best bit was trying the salads at the end!