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Welcome to 5A! 

Have a look at our class page to find out what we have been doing in class.

Learning how Muslims pray!

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Listening to the call for prayer!

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For more pictures and videos of the Samba workshop please look on class 5H page.

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Spring 2 - Smashing Saxons

Bikeability training

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!!

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Spring 1 - Extreme Earth!

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

We all took part in a maths workshop to celebrate our school maths week.

 

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!

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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!

Groovy Greeks Murder Mystery

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We had a great day celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday!

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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.  

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Tropical World trip 15.7.16

An amazing Samba experience! 14.7.16

700 samba players! Year 5 are there somewhere!

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Van Gogh inspired Art work

Science afternoon-

 

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.

How many parts of a flowering plant do you know? 10.6.16

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. 

 

DT cooking delicious Brazilian Brigadeiros! 26.5.16

Celebrating 50 Years of Westfield Juniors with an 80's dress day!

Our AMAZING Samba music workshop!

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Samba fun!

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Samba fun!

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Samba fun!

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Samba fun!

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A great afternoon searching for wildlife! RSPB Bioblitz workshop 20.4.16

Have a look at the fantastic Samba Headdresses we all made for our new Brazil topic! They are all so bright and colourful!

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Spring 2 - The Smashing Saxons!

Anglo Saxon Warriors!

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We had an absolutely fantastic time at our Anglo-Saxon re-enactment day! We learnt what daily life was like by making bread from scratch. We also took part in battle training which was great fun! Have a look at our photos below!

Our Smashing Saxon's School Trip! - Making Bread!

Our Smashing Saxons School Trip! Battle training!

Spring 2 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"I enjoyed making the bread. We learnt how to 'winnow' the bread (thrashing the grain out of the wheat and whipping the wheat to separate it from the white)" Mollie Hague

"It was quite a fun trip. We got to hit wooden dummies with a sword. It was Anglo-Saxon warrior training" Dylan Dunn

5A do World Book Day in style!

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Take a look at our FANTASTIC outfits for World Book Day! 3.3.16

We loved exploring the books in our brand new library!!!

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!

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Year 5 Dodgeball Champions!!!! 5.2.16

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Dodgeball champions! 5.2.16

Spring 1 - What We Enjoyed......

 

"My favourite subject this half term was art. We drew tornadoes in different mediums" Matilda

"I  have enjoyed learning about Earthquakes in geography because we had to look in an atlas then mark it on a map and finally we answered questions" Lucy

" I enjoyed making leaflets in computing about Extreme Earth" Daniel M

 

 

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!)

Locating earthquake zones using maps and atlases.

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A selection of our fantastic 3D effect tornado art work we created this half term!

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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?

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Music group 5

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Autumn 2 - To infinity and Beyond!

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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!

 

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Mechanical Systems - Making battery powered space vehicles

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!

 

 

Interviewing an astronaut - Group 1

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Interviewing an astronaut - Group 3

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Interviewing an astronaut - Group 4

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Interviewing an astronaut - Group 5

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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!!!

Tim Peake launches to the ISS! 15.12.15

Trip to Keighley Star Centre! (30.11.15)

 

Harvey’s letter to a friend about Year 5’s trip to Keighley Star Centre

 

Dear Gretchen,

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.

 

Yours sincerely,

Harvey

YWJS

 


 

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Autumn Term 2 - What we enjoyed learning about......

 

"I have enjoyed computing because we learnt what astronauts eat in space" Millie H

"I enjoyed the History week as it was fun" Jake

"I enjoyed DT because I found sawing and glueing together fun and exciting" Mollie H

Autumn 1 - Groovy Greeks!

 

Our first topic this year is the Groovy Greeks which began with a very exciting Ancient Greek Murder mystery to solve!

 

We all spent a lot of time making our own Ancient Greek masks of characters from Greek myths such as the Minotaur, Medusa, and the Greek gods. Have a look at how great they are:

 

Ancient Greek Mythical Creature Descriptions

Taste testing Greek food-

 

We had a great afternoon learning all about everyday life in Ancient Greece. 

We researched what Ancient Greeks wore and got to taste test some traditional Greek food. 

It appears olives weren't everyone's favourite - just look at those faces!

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"A stitch in time saves nine...!"

 

We have been really challenged this half term to design and sew our own puppet.

We had to design either an Ancient Greek mythical creature or god.

Some of us found sewing the different stitches hard but everyone persevered! 

Can you work out which character each puppet is based on?

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! smiley

 

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What We Enjoyed......

 

"I have enjoyed DT when we made puppets of a Greek god or a monster"

 - Dylan

"I've enjoyed doing computing because we used a new software called Prezi which is a program like powerpoint however Prezi is more fun"

- Ryan K

"I enjoyed science because we got to learn all about gravity"

- Millie

"I have enjoyed writing about mythical beasts because you can be as imaginative as you like and use lots of interesting vocabulary"

- Leah

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