Year 5 Blog

5LF's class assembly has been rescheduled for 2:45 on the 17th November. We hope to see you there!
What a fantastic end to our first term in year 5! Thank you to the 26 family members who attended our English parent workshop this morning - we hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend, the resources are saved on our curriculum page.
5LF have completed our non-chronological reports about our Seawigs - a copy will be sent home today - we hope you are as impressed as we are!
Have a safe and fun half term break - we look forward to seeing you again at 8:55 on Monday 30th October!
This afternoon we painted our seeds, ready for our plant display!
It's only Monday but we've already done so much learning! In maths, we learned how to round and generated our own SC with actions; in English we wrote our treasures paragraph; and in topic, we generated seeds for our display. Check out the photos below:
Yesterday afternoon, we ventured into the school's nature area to collect seeds. When we had found a seed each, we hid them in the woods like squirrels do. Back in the classroom, we designed a seed and explained how it could be dispersed (wind, fire, water, animal etc.) At the end of the lesson, we went back into the nature area to see if we could find our hidden seeds. Like squirrels, only half of us recovered our original seeds!
In science this afternoon, we learnt about the different ways seeds are scattered (dispersed). Seeds are dispersed in a variety of ways - via wind, animal, water, self-dispersal (explosion) and even by fire!
We learned about the different features seeds have and used this new knowledge to decide how to sort seeds.

Today we put the knowledge we gained in yesterday’s science lesson into action. By carefully peeling off each petal, we revealed the anther and filaments of the plant (the stamen – male reproductive parts of a plant). Using scissors, we cut open the ovary to reveal the ovum (the carpel – female reproductive parts of a plant). We then labelled each part.

This afternoon, in French, we created our family trees with all of the new French vocabulary we have been learning. Check them out in our pictures below.
Despite the fact that it is only Tuesday, we have had a jam-packed few days of learning! On Monday, we designed our own Seawig. To help us do this, we rowed in Mrs Hazle's inflatable dinghy in front of a moving ocean backdrop. This afternoon, we were given the opportunity to craft our Seawig out of clay. These models will help us get ready for tomorrow's English lesson in which we will begin to plan non-chronological reports.
In maths, we have been investigating composite and prime numbers as well as sorting multiples into Venn diagrams. On top of all of this great learning, we have edited work in pairs and even squeezed in a swimming lesson.

On Friday afternoon, we did an experiment to see which biscuit was the most resilient. We did this to see if we were more inspired by the resilience of a Rich Tea biscuit or a Hobnob biscuit. In general, we predicted that the Hobnob biscuit would be the most resilient because it was thicker, contained more iron and was more sturdy.


We conducted our experiment by counting the number of times we could dunk each biscuit before some of it plopped off into the boiling water.

Our results were varied, so we calculated the mean number of dunks for each biscuit.

Surprisingly, the Rich Tea biscuit was the most resilient. We aim to be like the Rich Tea biscuit, resilient in our learning and never giving up!


This week we have continued to build our relationships through daily PSHE lessons. In English, we have been getting to know Oliver, a character from Oliver and the Seawigs, through hot seating. By getting to know Oliver we were able to write our first draft of a diary entry from his perspective. We were resilient and wrote for a whole 40 minutes!


In French we learned how to say 'ca va' and answer in partners. We learned about homophones, and homonyms in spelling and in maths we recapped how to use the < > and = symbols to order numbers. On Friday morning we had a carousel of arithmetic activities to help us learn our times tables.


We have had our IPC entry point and knowledge harvest this week which have focused on our planet. In guided reading we have started to read our new texts and are looking forward to reading at home and at school. It has been such a great week of learning! 

This week we have been focusing on getting to know each other and building relationships as a class. We have created front covers for our new PSHE books and have written poems inspired by Roger McGough's The Writer of this poem.