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D & T model domes

 

Year 5 have been experimenting with different shaped model buildings for D&T. The first shape that they experimented with was a dome. They all made a dome with a pentagon shaped base and then experimented with making larger structures.

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Beach Games Day

 

On Monday of Sports Week year 5 took part in a variety of different beach games. 

 

First, they split into teams and played volleyball using beach balls. 

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After volleyball, they took part in target throwing using chalk balls and the winning team got to throw water balloons at the teachers!
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Finally, in the afternoon Monks Walk School ran some water games including moving water from one bucket to another using a sponge and pieces of pipe.
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Day 2

 

This morning we got up and had a lovely full English breakfast cooked on the fire.

 

Then we made bracelets from paracord that could help you in the wild. We also made pegs that could be used for tents. Before lunch, we played some games and learnt how to camouflage in the wild but painting our faces and covering ourselves in leaves and twigs.

 

For lunch, we had salmon prepared by our teachers. Some children even ate the eyeballs!

 

After lunch, we had time to practise for the talent show and we learnt how to collect water in the wild. For dinner, we made our own pizzas and cooked them in a stone oven. They were delicious!

 

Finally, we watched or competed in Tribes Got Talent! There were lots of really good entries!

The Fish Eye Challenge

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Day 1

After being dropped off at our camp, we got to know a bit about where everything was and what the rules and routines were around our camp. After this we found out who was in our tents and moved our bags to where we would be sleeping later on.

 

After our snack we learnt about different ways of starting fires and keeping them going. We split into our tribes and decided on tribe names with our tribes leaders; T-Dogs, Da Pros & Llama Lads. Then we set about starting our own fires in order to cook our lunch. We cooked burgers and had them with onion rings...everyone enjoyed them!

 

Having washed up and regrouped we learnt about making shelters in the forest, then using a tarpaulin, some parachute cord and anything else we could find in the forest, we set about making our own shelters. Each tribe then had to sell their shelter to the judges(teachers) and persuade them that their one was the best. There were some great designs, with some including statues and water fountains!

 

For the rest of the afternoon and evening we played games and ate our dinner. Some of us are planning on sleeping in our shelters tonight...we will update you tomorrow on how that went!

 

Quotes:

 

Jonny - the best part of the day was making shelters, we also enjoyed cooking burgers on the fire that we made. I now can’t wait to spend the night with my mates in the tent.

 

Eden - we really enjoyed finding the materials for our shelter and working with nature.

 

Evie - I really enjoyed making fires with my tribe. I love being outdoors.

 

Juliet - I enjoyed playing all of the games in the woods, my favourite game was 21!

Pinatas

 

To celebrate Ruby class's culture week country year 5 have been making pinatas. 

 

They used paper mache to make pinatas in a traditional Spanish design with 7 spikes coming off them.

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Cultural Food Festival

 

Ruby class brought in lots of different foods from different cultures for everyone to try. They had a great time eating all of the different food that had been brought in!

 

Here are some pictures of the food that we shared, though some food was eaten so fast that we didn't have a chance to take a picture!

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Times Table Grids

 

Year 5 have been practising their times tables using these times table grids. They are trying to complete them in less than 5 minutes!

 

If they would like to practise at home, you can download to grids that we have been using here.

Evolution Workshop

On Wednesday, we took part in an Evolution Workshop. First of all, we looked at fossils and visited 7 different tables, each which represented a different time period in history. On each table, there were a variety of fossils, pictures and information about what could be found during that period in history. We then played an evolution game where we started as a Blob and had to evolve (using luck) to a bird. After that, we looked at inheritance, DNA and natural selection.

Week beginning 21st May

 

English

This week we will be continuing to read and write about Boy In The Tower.

Maths

We will be drawing models to solve scaling problems.

Science

During Science, we will be learning about light. 

Humanities

We will be looking at changes to the local area.

Royal Wedding Celebration

 

Year 5 dressed in royal colours and decorated biscuits to celebrate the royal wedding.

Here are some pictures of their biscuit designs and the picnic that we had out in the sun.

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Year 5 Summer Homework Tasks 

 

Please see below the Summer Homework Tasks for Year 5 only. There are some tasks which you will not be able to complete until a certain point in the summer term. Please ensure you fully read and understand each task before starting them. If unsure, please speak to Miss Buttle

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Recommended Reading

 

Year 5 will be looking at mystery and suspense stories after Easter.

 

We will be writing about a book by Polly Ho-Yen, two other fantastic stories by her that year 5 might enjoy reading are


Fly Me Home 

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Where Monsters Lie
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Some other great mystery and suspense books that they might enjoy reading over the holidays are -

 

The Hallowe’en Tree by Ray Bradbury

Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

The Song from Somewhere Else by A F Harrold and Levi Pinfold

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

 

And a really challenging read -

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

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Parent Partners Lesson

 

Thank you everyone who came in for our Parent Partners lesson on the last day of term.

 

The children made some fantastic boxes with great capacities. The winning box fitted an amazing 36 eggs inside! Well done Freya!

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Week beginning 26th March

 

English

This week we will be writing our own version of Where the Wild Things Are.

Maths

We will be continuing to learn about nets for 3D shapes and translating and reflecting 2D shapes.

Science

During Science, we will be learning about light. 

Humanities

We will be looking at industry and economic opportunities in Greece.

Where The Wild Things Are

 

Year 5 started looking at the story Where The Wild Things Are this week. They made freeze frames of the important events in the story and considered how the main character changed throughout the story.

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Week beginning 19th March

 

English

This week we will be starting a unit on Where the Wild Things Are.

Maths

We will be learning about nets for 3D shapes and translating and reflecting 2D shapes.

Science

During Science, we will be learning about light. 

PE

In PE we will be continuing to learn about Morris dancing

Humanities

We will be considering why people have settled in certain areas.

Raps

 

Year 5 have been reading and performing raps in preparation for writing their own. Here are some videos of their performances.

 

The password for all videos is year5

Class rap

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PSHE Peer Pressure

 

We have been thinking about what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy.

 

Year 5 thought of some situations in which they might experience peer pressure and then performed a short role play about what they thought they should or should not do in that situation.

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Week beginning 5th March

 

English

This week we will be finishing and editing our persuasive writing.

Maths

We will be learning about area and volume using square and cube numbers.

Science

During Science, we will be continuing to learn about electricity. 

PE

In PE we will be continuing to learn about Morris dancing

Humanities

We will be considering what we know about the Geography of Europe.

British Museum Selfie Challenge

 

Year 5 spent some of their time at the British Museum hunting down the top 10 artefacts. O

 

they took selfies with the items to prove that they have found them, here are some of their pictures.

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Week beginning: 18th February

 

English

This week we will be looking at different persuasive texts.

Maths

We will be learning about converting between different units of measurement.

Science

During Science, we will be continuing to learn about electricity. 

PE

In PE we will be continuing to learn about Morris dancing

Humanities

We will be visiting the British Museum to learn more about Ancient Greece.

Ruby Class Electricians

 

In science this week Ruby class thought carefully about what they need to make a circuit work.They then made a circuit that they knew would not work and challenged each other to find and fix the mistakes.

 

Everyone managed to get the broken circuits working in the end, well done year 5!

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Ruby class assembly

 

Last week Ruby class performed their assembly to the rest of the school. Each group choose what they wanted to tell everyone about and then wrote their own script. They all did a fantastic job, well done Ruby class!

 

Below is a video of the song that they started with.

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Week beginning: 5th February

 

English

This week we will begin to write our Greek myths.

Maths

We will be learning about multiplying fractions, including mixed number fractions.

Science

During Science, we will be continuing to learn about electricity. 

PE

In PE we will be continuing to learn about Morris dancing

Humanities

We will be focusing on 'What were some achievements of the Ancient Greek heroes?’

Making circuits

 

This week Year 5 experimented with the different circuits that they could make and then drew scientific diagrams of their working circuits.

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What will we be learning?

 

Week beginning: 22nd January 2018 

English

This week we will be practising writing techniques to use in Greek myths.

Maths

We will be learning about fractions.

Science

During Science, we will be continuing to learn about electricity. 

PE

In PE we will be continuing to learn about Morris dancing

Humanities

We will be focusing on 'What were the range of ways that the Greeks improved the quality of their lives?’

Greek Day

 

Our sizzling starter to kick off our new topic, Ancient Greece, was to host a Greek day where the children could take part in a range of different activities. These included:

  • Looking at Greek clothing and headwear 
  • Trying Greek food 
  • Acting out Greek Myths
  • Playing different Greek games

 

The children have had a great day and learnt lots to start this fascinating topic.

Greek food tasting

 

Year 5 and 6 took turns serving each other different Greek foods.

They tried -

 

  • Greek salad
  • Pitta bread with tzatziki, hummus and taramasalata
  • Falafel
  • Spinach and feta tart
  • Halloumi 
  • Baklava 
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What will we be learning?

 

Week beginning: 15 January 2018 

English

This week we will be starting to look at Greek myths.

Maths

We will be learning about written methods for division.

Science

During Science, we will be starting to learn about electricity. 

PE

In PE we will be starting to learn about our class dance which is Morris dancing. 

Humanities

We will be focusing on 'How did Ancient Greece overcome it's poor geography to become so important?’

Masterchef Morning

 

On Friday morning years 5 and 6 made their food designs in the hall together. Everyone worked very hard making sure that they used all of the equipment safely so that their dishes were ready in time. Well done everyone!

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The final products!
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Bread Making

 

Ruby class made rolls and pitta bread in preparation for their Masterchef challenge on Friday.

They used recipes to add the right ingredients to their bowl and then kneaded it together.

 

After it had proved they all knocked their dough back and added any extra ingredients for their flavours.

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Class Assembly

 

Ruby Class performed a short play about the Vikings in assembly this morning.

 

They learnt a song to the tune of 'Do you hear the people sing?' which they sang brilliantly even though the music was very quiet!

 

Here is the last verse of their performance.

Do You Hear The Vikings Sing

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What will we be learning?

 

Week beginning: 4th December 2017 

English

This week we will be continuing to look at writing a recount as a diary entry.

Maths

We will be learning about written methods for multiplication and division.

Science

During Science, we will be learning about how the circulatory system works. 

PE

In Netball, we will be starting to focus on how to play a game and what the different positions are.

Humanities

We will be focusing on ‘Was King Alfred really great?’

What will we be learning?

 

Week beginning: 27th November 2017 

English

This week we will be starting to look at writing a recount as a diary entry.

Maths

We will be learning about written methods for addition, subtraction and multiplication.

Science

During Science, we will be learning about the structure and function of the Human Heart. 

PE

In Netball, we will be focusing the different types of passes and creating space in order to receive the ball

Humanities

We will be focusing on ‘Did King Alfred bring peace to England?’

Year 5 Christmas Homework Tasks 

 

As Christmas fast approaches, we have decided to include a range of Christmas homework tasks the children can choose to complete rather than the ones on the grid in their homework books. These include:

  1. Writing a Christmas themed poem. 
  2. Designing and making a 3D Christmas card. There are plenty of interesting designs to be found online.
  3. Writing a diary recount either for an Elf rushing to prepare all the presents on Christmas Eve or as one of Santa's reindeers helping to deliver the presents on the big day itself.
  4. Completing their very own Christmas list along with prices. They must then add these mentally, using the methods we have learnt in class, to find a grand total. (Place Value, Regrouping, Estimating and Equal Sum however the children are not allowed to use a calculator or column method).

Alternatively, your child can choose to complete one of the tasks remaining on their homework task grid.

We're All In This Together

 

Jade class performed We're All In This Together in assembly. Here is a clip of their performance!

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What will we be learning?

 

Week beginning: 13th November 2017 

English

This week we will planning and writing our final piece of work in our Literary Heritage unit.

Maths

We will be learning about mental strategies for dividing and selecting appropriate strategies for multiplying and dividing.

Science

During Science, we will be learning about the structure and function of the Human Heart. 

PE

In Netball, we will be focusing the different types of passes and creating space in order to receive the ball

Humanities

We will be focusing on ‘Why did so many Vikings leave home?’

The Mental Health Dance Challenge

 

Year 5 had a great time taking part in the Mental Health Dance Challenge for the Chrissy B show. They all tried hard to learn the dance and had some fun freestyling at the end!

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We're All In This Together

 

Ruby class have been practising We're all in this together for the school CD recording. The lyrics are here for anyone who would like to practise over half term.

Alice in Wonderland Freeze Frames

 

Year 5 have been reading a variety of portal stories and made freeze frames of the most important scenes from the beginning of Alice in Wonderland.

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Chiltern Open Air Museum

 

When year 5 visited Chiltern Open Air Museum we spent the morning preparing a Viking hut for a visit from the Bishop. We decorated a rune stone, wrote messages in Latin, tried on Roman armour, made Viking broaches and played Viking games.

 

When the Bishop arrived he tried to convince us to convert to Christianity but we decided that we wanted to be Pagans.

 

After lunch we had a go at being archaeologists. We dug up different artefacts and sorted through rubbish to find clues.

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Week beginning 2nd October 2017

 

For the upcoming week, we will be learning about the following:

 

 

Subject Learning
English Literary Heritage 
Maths Place Value of Numbers with up to Three Decimal Places
Spellings Words with silent letters 
Science Famous scientists and their influences on the history of medicine
Computing Text variables in coding
PE Basketball 
History The beliefs of Anglo-Saxons

Honey Biscuits

 

We made dough for 30 biscuits and then divided it into 4 or 5 to take home.

 

Our dough needs to be rolled into 5 or 6 small balls and then baked on a greased baking tray for 10 minutes at 175C.

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Year 5 Running Festival

 

Year 5 ran fantastically at the running festival at Monks Walk School and came first overall in both the boys and girls races. Well done year 5!

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Viking Day

 

 

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2017-2018 Meet The Teacher Presentation

 

Upper Key Stage 2 Long Term Plan

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