BREAKING NEWS!! Year 5 have gone through to the final of the SAFE travel cup!!!! In late June, 12 children from class will go to the Square Chapel to present our song and to answer questions from a Dragons Den Panel. Cross your fingers for us, we could win this!!!! 

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 class page

 

Staff Gallery

 

Ms Hutson
Class Teacher

In class every day 
ex Tuesday am

 

 

 

 

 

    

Mrs Johnson
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

In class Tues am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

MAGNA

Class 5's trip to Magna Science Museum was a huge success. Behaviour was exemplary and all the children (and adults) had a fantastic day completing science experiments and exploring the museum exhibits. I think the water area was a huge favourite with all the children. 

SAFE Travel Cup!

How amazing are these kids?! Technical difficulties that were no fault of our own meant that the video we prepared didn't work. It didn't phase them at all, though and the 12 representatives were able to perform without ever practicing singing it without a track or lyrics!

SAFE TRAVEL CUP ENTRY

HIGH HOPES 

Jerry and Margot are getting bigger by the day. Class 5 have been watching the daily growth of Jerry's feathers with great interest. They are outgrowing their temporary accommodation now so will be moving on to their new home today... luckily they're not going too far so we should be able to hear all about their latest adventures.

Jerry and Margot have had a lovely holiday at Mrs Wright's house with all her other pets. They LOVE LOVE LOVE baths. Margot is getting stronger every day and is finally starting to grow! Jerry is growing like a beanstalk! He is more giraffe than duck now and has started to grow almost all of his adult feathers through!

Class 5 were very excited to see the ducks again and have marveled over their progress and growth. Soon they will be too big to live in the cage and will have to go to their new home but we absolutely love them and will be sad to see them go. 

African Dancing

As part of our Kenya topic, class 5 have been doing lots of African Dancing in PE. The children worked in groups to choreograph their own dances. They worked hard and were really enthusiastic. In the videos and pictures, the children are wearing their African designed t-shirts that they made themselves. 

Jerry the duck likes to paddle!

...and then there were two!

This morning there has been much excitement in class after the discovery of a little sister for Jerry! Class 5 are very excited and proud to introduce Margot. At the moment, Jerry and Margot are getting used to each other and the class are doing lots of fantastic writing about them. 

Introducing... Jerry the duck!!

Sugar and Spice, Class 5's gerbils have gone for a spring holiday at Mrs Wright's house as we have an amazing adventure happening!

For the next few weeks we will be observing some duck eggs and watching the progress from egg to duckling! Jerry the duck was apparently so eager to meet class 5 that he has come early! We can't wait to see who else hatches to join him soon! 

 

The RIOT act visit - 02/04/2019

This morning, class 5 were visited by a group called The Riot Act who have invited us to take part in a competition called the SAFE TRAVEL CUP! 

This competition is for students across Calderdale and is a unique and exciting opportunity for children to run their own enterprise.

Each class that takes part will receive £100 funding to develop and deliver a campaign to promote walking and cycling and reduce the congestion outside schools.

The best campaigns will go through to a 'Dragon's Den' final at the Square Chapel in Halifax and one school will go on to win the SAFE Travel cup 2019! 

To take part, we have to come up with our own campaign to encourage people to travel in a way which is more sustainable. This campaign should be practical and easy to deliver and share with other schools across Calderdale. Class 5 have decided to produce a song/rap which can be easily shared with other schools around Calderdale.

 

Watch this space to find out more and wish us luck!

 

 

Red Nose Day 2019 - Christ Church bake off!

For Class 5's bake off treat we decided to make our own unicorn rice krispie treats. These looked pretty good and tasted even better! We sold out almost as soon as the bake sale began. If you want to see our recipe, we have included it below. You can experiement with different cereals and toppings to make something a little different. Just remember that we are always willing to taste test things for you. ;) 

 

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
  • OR Jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

 

HOB DIRECTIONS:

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

    2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

    3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.


    MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:

  2. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.


    NOTES:

    - For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
    - Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
    - Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
    - To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

What we are doing in Class

 

 We are working really hard to smash our writing targets and are all striving to remember our "Non-negotiables" in our writing and produce "perfect presentation". Children who do their very best presentation and editing with their work all week receive a "Purple Pro" Certificate. 

 We are Loving our new reading VIPERS work and are proud to receive reading  VIPERS stickers when we  impress our teachers with our understanding.  (See English page for what VIPERS stands for.)

In our RE Unit " Special Journeys", we practiced a mindfulness meditation,  to a special place where we might feel calm or relaxed then made charcoal pictures of our imaginary places.

Click for the most recent Praise Assembly

 


Year 5 class blog
  Class 5 are loving our book "The Mousehole cat" and can't wait for the next installment at the beginning of our English lessons. We are writing  newspaper  reports about the storm at sea and using "VIPERS" (see English page) to understand the complex metaphors in the story! (WOW!)

We are learning about life cycles in science and have been acting out the human life cycle with much hilarity! Next week we will be measuring and graphing the heights of children at different ages throughout the school and planting some sunflowers to study their growth requirements.

In maths we are smashing fractions and can't believe how much cake the teachers seem to eat in the maths problems we're working on!


Holiday Homework

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Curriculum information leaflet

Summer 2019

 

Spring 2019

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Phonics

How we teach phonics at School

 

Learning resources

 

 

Helpful information

The word list below shows the words that children should be able to spell by the end of year 6, this is in addition to the words that you have learnt from year 2 and year 4.  Have a look at the year 2 page and the year 4 page as well if you need to refresh yourself.

Word list – Years 5 and 6 

accommodate

criticise (critic + ise)

individual

relevant

accompany

curiosity

interfere

restaurant

according

definite

interrupt

rhyme

achieve

desperate

language

rhythm

aggressive

determined

leisure

sacrifice

amateur

develop

lightning

secretary

ancient

dictionary

marvellous

shoulder

apparent

disastrous

mischievous

signature

appreciate

embarrass

muscle

sincere(ly)

attached

environment

necessary

soldier

available

equip (–ped, –ment)

neighbour

stomach

average

especially

nuisance

sufficient

awkward

exaggerate

occupy

suggest

bargain

excellent

occur

symbol

bruise

existence

opportunity

system

category

explanation

parliament

temperature

cemetery

familiar

persuade

thorough

committee

foreign

physical

twelfth

communicate

forty

prejudice

variety

community

frequently

privilege

vegetable

competition

government

profession

vehicle

conscience*

guarantee

programme

yacht

conscious*

harass

pronunciation

 

controversy

hindrance

queue

 

convenience

identity

recognise

 

correspond

immediate(ly)

recommend

 



 

Year 5 Letters