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Welcome Back Year Five

Welcome back year five! I hope you all had a brilliant summer and made the most of the weather. You had an excellent first week back, setting the standard for the rest of the year – keep it up!

This year we are lucky to have extra adult support in our class; Mr Daynes will be with us every day; Mrs Safiyanik will be working with us on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons; Mick and Edwina will be with us on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings; and Mrs Smith will be working with us on Thursday mornings. Mrs Shepherd will also be listening to readers on Monday afternoons.

This half term our topic is The Vikings. We will also be learning about a variety of things in different subjects. Later in the half term we will also have a special visit from a Viking!

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Place Value, Addition & Subtraction and 3D Shapes
  • English – Acrostic Poetry and Discussion Texts
  • Topic – The Vikings
  • Science – Properties and Changes of Materials
  • PE   – Benchball
  • ICT – Internet Safety

Mr Platt 🙂

Year 5 – Summer 2

This half term in year five our topic is Brazil! We will also be visiting Fazenda to support our topic, where we will try Brazilian food and hear how it is prepared!

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Statistics, Time and Problem Solving
  • English – Instructions and The Great Kapok Tree
  • Topic – Brazil
  • Science – Recap of topics and tests
  • PE   – Athletics
  • ICT – Scratch

Mr Platt 🙂

Tatton Park

Last Friday, year five visited Tatton Park to learn more about the life of an evacuee during WWII. Poor Aunt Mary got a bit of a surprise when they arrived as she was only expecting three to five evacuees. Everyone had a great day and learnt a lot about life in WWII.

Thank you to all of the adults who came with us on our trip!

Mr Platt 🙂

Year 5 – Summer 1

This half term in year five our topic is World War II

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Improper Fractions, Percentage, Length, Mass and Volume
  • English – Free Verse Poetry, Diary Entries and Information Texts
  • Topic – World War II
  • Science – Animals Including Humans
  • PE   – Cricket
  • ICT – Scratch

Mr Platt 🙂

Orienteering!

Four children from year five visited Tong Leadership Academy yesterday to take part in an orienteering race. Working in pairs, they had to navigate their way to a specific point on a map and then return to the start to pass the baton on to the other pair. The children were competing against 11 other schools, who were mainly made up of year six children, from Bradford and Leeds. At the end of the competition, the top four teams would progress to a final round at Leeds Beckett Park. Unfortunately, the team just missed out on the top four but did extremely well to finish fifth!

Mr Platt 🙂 

 

Science!

In year five, we have been learning about how plants reproduce. Today, we took cuttings from fuchsias and planted them in new soil. We are hoping to watch them develop their roots and grow into new plants over the next few weeks.

Mr Platt 🙂

 

Playtime Equipment!

Bradford Bulls brought us some new playtime equipment into school today. This was gratefully received by year five. They hope you all enjoy playing with the equipment and look after it!

Year 5 – Spring 2

This half term in year five our topic is Ancient Greece!

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Translation, Reflection, Perimeter & Area, Angles, Properties of Shapes and Improper Fractions
  • English – Riddles, Portal Stories (Pandora’s Box) and Information Texts (Wikipedia Entries)
  • Topic – Ancient Greece
  • Science – Living Things and Their Habitats
  • PE   – Football
  • ICT – Internet Research and Web Design

Mr Platt 🙂

Fencing!

Key Stage Two were treated to an hour of fencing on Wednesday. Here are some photos from year five’s session.

Who would be interested in a fencing after school club?!

Mr Platt 🙂

Space!

This half term, in year five, we have learnt all about space. This was in  science and topic! In science we learnt all about spherical bodies, the planets, night and day, the sun, earth and the moon. We learnt about Sputnik, the space race and different astronauts in topic! We also performed an assembly all about space. Here are some photos from it:

Mr Platt 🙂