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Year 5 – Archived

Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to an exciting year ahead working with all of you.

We will be using the blog to keep you updated on what we have been doing in class and school. This is also a place where you will be able to find information such as any school trips and/or upcoming events.

For more information please come and speak to myself or any member of staff. We are always there to help with any queries.

Kind Regards
Miss Ashley and Mrs Downey 

Week beginning 24th June 2019

English

In English, we have continued to read ‘The Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. We have wrote a diary entry from the perspective of Jim, Emily or Lizzie. Later in the week, we explored the use of powerful verbs to add effect as well as exploring the use of dialogue and how an author uses dialogue to provided additional information.

Maths

This week in Maths we have been focusing on multiplication. We have revised the formal calculation methods of multiplying 4 digits by 1 digit and challenged ourselves recapping multiplication of 4 digits by 2 digits.

Topic

This week during Topic we have been busy getting ready for our Burnside Summer fair. In Year 5, we made our own candles to sell at the fair; we chose the colours, scent and decorated and wrapped them in order to present them effectively. Furthermore, in topic this week we also focused upon PHSE, we thought about what a community is and how we can positively contribute and care for people in the community.  

Reminders

We are back to swimming lessons next Friday, so please remember swimming kits for later in the week.  

Awards:

English: Aaliyah for a fantastic use of powerful verbs to help transform her writing.

Maths: Jayden for a brilliant attitude to multiplication and always trying his best.

Head teacher’s award:

Golden table:

Week beginning 17th June 2019

English

In English, we have continued to read ‘The Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. As we continued to discuss and analyse the text, we focused on exploring and describing characters in a text. Then, we discussed the purpose of emotive language within a text and focused on including it in our writing to add extra detail and engage the reader. In addition, to help us develop our vocabulary and connect with the characters’ emotions, we performed a conscience alley. We split into two teams to track and describe the emotions of two characters from our topic text, The Street Child. We thought about different vocabulary we could use to describe the feelings of Jim, Emily, Lizzie and Mrs Jarvis at different stages of the story.

Maths

During this week in Maths we have progressed our learning to focus upon mathematical reasoning including subtraction and addition. We have explored missing numbers, addressing misconceptions, word problems and using mathematical reasoning language.

Topic

This week in our topic lessons we have started to explore the new aspect of our topic, Inventions! We have began to design and write instructions for a personal invention that we think could improve the living conditions of people in Victorian society.

Furthermore, in PHSE we discussed the importance of respect and being respectful to all people through recognising and embracing people’s differences.

Awards

Maths: Rhianna for having a brilliant attitude to her learning and always participating

English: Casie for amazing use of emotive language and for consciously trying to extend her vocabulary.

Headteachers Award: Leon for a superb effort in all of his learning and for always being willing to participate and share ideas in lessons.

Golden table: Layla and Freya

Reminders

The children have swimming lessons again next Friday, so please remember swimming kits for later in the week.  Also, our Sports day is on Tuesday 25th June and the Burnside summer fair is on Friday 28th June.

Week beginning 10th June 2019

English

In English, we have continued to read ‘The Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. As we continued to discuss and analyse the text, we discussed the setting of the book and explored how we could use figurative language, such as, personification, similes and metaphors to make the setting description more engaging. We applied our knowledge of figurative language and wrote a description which showcased a range of descriptive and figurative language. 

Maths

At the beginning of the week, we completed some assessments to track maths progress. Later in the week in Maths, we have focussed on addition; we have revised the column addition method to help with adding 4+ digit numbers then explored problem solving in relation to missing numbers in addition calculations.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have focussed on Science. We have learnt about the human life cycle, learning the six stages and key features at each point in the human life. We then progressed our learning to explore data which demonstrated patterns of growth in boys and girls during infancy. The children created a line graph to display then compare the data.

Reminders

We are back to swimming lessons next Friday, so please remember swimming kits for later in the week.  


Week beginning 20.05.19

I would like to say a big Thank you to all of the parents, staff and children at Burnside. You have made me feel very welcome and appreciated throughout my time at here. I will miss year 5 very much! I wish you all the best for the rest of the year.

English

In English this week we have been writing our narrative. We have improving and transforming our writing to add suspense and add detail to our flashbacks. The children have all worked super hard on their stories and produced a fantastic piece of writing.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been solving multi step word problems. The children have found this difficult but shown a great improvement. We have also been learning about square and cubed numbers.

Topic

To enhance our Victorian topic we had a fantastic trip to Beamish. The children had great fun being detectives and interviewing eye witnesses to find out what happened to a young boy who was tragically killed whilst working down the mine.

It has also been ‘Big me’ week. The children have had talks from a range of professions such a doctor, police and an engineer. They have thoroughly enjoyed thinking about what they want their life to be like and what job they might like to do in the future. They have written letters to their future selves and would like to take these home to reopen when they are adults.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Year 5 for being such a pleasure to teach

                                       Jaidyn for being a superstar, you will be a big miss.

Maths award: Jordan for always wanting to challenge himself

English award: Tilly for a fantastic Victorian narrative

Week beginning 13.05.19

English

In English this week we have been writing our narrative. We have developed, planned and written our own exciting stories which include character flashbacks, set in the Victorian era. The children have worked hard on extending their writing and writing longer pieces.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been focusing decimals. We have been rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and rounding decimals to up to 3 decimal places. We have also been ordering decimals numbers and using these skills to solve problems.

Topic

It has been science week in topic! The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about different materials and getting messy with experiment’s on an afternoon. We have been learning about soluble solutions, revisable and irreversible changes and reactions. The children enjoyed experimenting on how different materials react, such as vinegar and bicarbonate soda

For more information PLEASE come and speak to myself or any member of staff. We are always there to help with any queries 🙂

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Cole for being a super scientist this week.

Maths award: Miley for working on ordering decimals

English award: Leon for a fantastic effort to write a longer narrative.

Golden table awards: Jayden B and Jordan

Swimming this half term is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers their eyes when wet must wear a swimming hat.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 6.05.19

English
In English this week, we having been writing our discussion texts on ‘should workhouses be closed?’ We have been writing letter to Queen Victorian telling her all about the workhouses to help her decide if they should be closed.

Maths
In Maths this week, we have worked super hard on time. We have been learning how to convert analogue to 12 and 24 hour digital time. We have also been learning how to read a very tricky bus time table and solve time table based problems.

Topic

In topic we have now assembled our class book all about the Victorians. We have been working hard on our new Victorian display. In RE we have explored why prayer is important and in computing we have been finding out how spam e-mails can affect your computer.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Rhianna for always being happy and positive.

Maths award: Freya for working super hard on 24 hour time.

English award:  Aaliyah for a fantastic letter to Queen Victoria

Golden table awards: Miley and Rhianna

Swimming this half term is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers their eyes when wet must wear a swimming hat.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.


Week beginning 6.05.19



English
In English this week, we having been writing our discussion texts on ‘should
workhouses be closed?’ We have been writing letter to Queen Victorian telling
her all about the workhouses to help her decide if they should be closed.

Maths
In Maths this week, we have worked super hard on time. We have been learning
how to convert analogue to 12 and 24 hour digital time. We have also been
learning how to read a very tricky bus time table and time table based
problems.

Topic

In
topic we have now assembled our class book all about the Victorians. We have
been working hard on our new Victorian display. In RE we have explored why
prayer is important and in computing we have been finding out how spam e-mails
can affect your computer.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Rhianna for always being
happy and positive.

Maths award: Freya for working super
hard  on 24 hour time.

English award:  Aaliyah for a fantastic
letter to Queen Victoria

Golden table awards: Miley and Rhianna

Swimming
this half term is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings in their full
swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers their eyes when
wet must wear a swimming hat.

Spellings
are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to
be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions
in school.

Homework
is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 29.04.19
A big thank you for Tilly and her family for holding the CHUF fundraising event. The children in year 5 had a great day dressing up in their PJs and having a PJ picnic!

English
In English this week, we having been writing our discussion texts on ‘should workhouses be closed?’ We have recapped relative clauses and how we could use them to improve our writing.

Maths
In Maths this week, we have worked super hard and persevered with fractions. We have been comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators. This was a very difficult concept but the children worked hard all week and had made great progress!

Topic

In topic we have been exploring the industrial revolution and how this has changed Britain. We have also been learning about what Victorians did in their leisure time. We have now typed up our research on the computer and are ready to put the class book together.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Jayden B for always being polite and willing to help others.

Maths award: Leo for trying hard and making good progress in maths

English award:  Layla for a fantastic discussion on Victorian workhouse.

Golden table awards: Layla and Freya

Swimming this half term is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers their eyes when wet must wear a swimming hat.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 22.04.19

Welcome back! Hope every one has enjoyed the Easter holidays.

English

In English this week, we having been learning all about discussion texts. We have been researching and learning about Victorian workhouses and discussing ‘should workhouses be closed?’ The children have enjoyed learning about the workhouses and debating the issues surrounding them.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been focusing on place value, including partitioning numbers and solving problems using place value.

Topic

In topic we have started out new Victorians topic. We have been learning all about Queen Victoria. We have started researching different aspects of Victorian life to make our own class Book using the computer.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Layla for a great start in year 5.

Maths award: Tilly for working hard on solving problems using place value

English award:  Casey for a great diary entry

Golden table awards: Aaliyah and Rhianna

Swimming this half term is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers their eyes when wet must wear a swimming hat.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 1.4.19

English

In English this week, we having been editing and improving our work. We have being finishing off our ‘Ugly step sister stories’. Some children have been writing stories from both the step sisters and Cinderella’s point of view.

Maths

We have been working super hard on interpreting line graphs and reading data.

Topic

In topic we have been doing science. We have continued our learning from last half term, exploring the life cycles and reproduction of various plants and animals. The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Washington Wildlife Centre and learnt so much about the life cycles of ducks and different habitats from around the world. They had great fun feeding the ducks and exploring the park.

 

 

We will be going swimming every Friday starting next half term. Please make sure your child brings in their full swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers their eyes when wet must wear a swimming hat. Swimming will replace PE, so children do not need to bring in PE kits on a Monday.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

 

 

Week beginning 25.03.19

English

In English this week, we having been learning how to write dialogue. We have written our Cinderella story from the ‘ugly’ step sister’s point of view. The children have worked super hard on their writing this week and produced some fantastic stories!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning all about measurements. We have been comparing and converting measurements for length, weight and capacity. We have been using our new skills to solve word problems.

Topic

In topic we have been doing science. We have continued our learning from last half term, exploring the life cycles and reproduction of various plants and animals. This week we have been learning how mammals reproduce, as well as the life cycles of chickens and other animals. The children made their own nature programmes and recorded them on the Ipads.

We are going on a trip to Washington Wetland Centre on Thursday 4th April, this will give the children some fantastic hands on experience to enhance their science learning. Can you please ensure your child brings back their letter and donations by Monday the 1st April.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Every child in year 5 for working super hard and trying their best on their ‘ugly’ sister story.

Maths award: Miley for working super hard in every lesson.

English award: Rhianna for a fantastic ‘ugly’ sister story

Golden table awards: Jordan and Jayden B

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 22.03.19

English

In English this week, we having been reading Cinderella. The children have been learning about writing familiar stories from different characters points of view and the person stories may be written in. They have been in character of the ugly sister and wrote a diary entry thinking about her thoughts and feelings.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning all about volume. We have been finding and comparing volume of shapes and learning the mathematical equation (length x width x height) to find the volume of larger cuboids.

Topic

In topic we have been doing Art. This half term we are focussing on sketching and developing our drawing and shading techniques. We have now drawn our final piece using all of the techniques we have learnt and have produced some fantastic art work.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Cole for a fantastic effort across all lessons and trying super hard with his handwriting

Maths award: Mackenzie for working hard and always wanting to challenge himself

English award: Charlie M for really thinking about how a character thinks and feels.  

Golden table awards: Charlie M and Leon

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 11.3.19

English

In English this week, we have been exploring procedural texts including recipes. We have been transforming our original recipes to make them more child friendly. The children even wrote their recipes on the computer to make them bold and bright.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning fractions. We have been converting mixed number fractions to improper factions and vice versa. We have then been using our new knowledge to solve word problems.

Topic

In topic we have been doing Art. This half term we are focussing on sketching and developing our drawing and shading techniques. We have been using fruit in our observation drawings and have explored techniques to add texture.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Year 5 for being so mature and grown up

Maths award: Jaidyn C for trying super hard

English award: Cole and Leo for an amazing improvement in their recipe

Golden table awards: Jack and Jordan

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

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Week beginning 4.3.19

English

In English this week, we have been exploring procedural texts including recipes. We have had a great week in English and made our own Fairtrade breakfast bars and written a detailed recipe for them. All of the children agreed that they were super tasty!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. We have been drawing and making 3d shapes from nets.

Topic

We have had a very busy week this week. As part of our Fairtrade topic we have been making Fairtrade fruit salads and exploring where food comes from around the world. It has also been Book Week, the children thoroughly enjoyed getting dressed up for World Book Day and reading to the younger children in Year 1.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Leon for always working hard in every lesson

Maths award: Charlie M for working super hard with 3D shapes

English award: Miley for a fantastic Fairtrade breakfast bar recipe.

Golden table awards: Jayden and Jaidyn

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 25.2.19

English

In English this week, we have been exploring procedural texts including recipes. We have been learning when to use dashes for to indicate parenthesis and recapping imperative verbs.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning techniques to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. We have been using our learning to solve a range of problems.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have started to explore Fairtrade. We have been learning about what fair trade means and the banana chain (what happens to a banana before it reaches the consumer) and to discuss the reality of ‘who gets what’ from the sale of banana.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Jaiden for always working hard in every lesson

Maths award: Jaidyn for working super hard in Maths all week

English award: Tilly for an imaginative chocolate recipe

Golden table awards: Casey and Aaliyah

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 11.2.19

English

In English this week, we have been exploring illustrators and improving our writing to make it super descriptive. We have been learning how to use commas to extend our sentences and improve our work.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been exploring shape. We have done work on regular and irregular polygons and have been sorting them in different ways.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have been doing science. We have explored metamorphosis and the life cycles of insects. We have also planted different parts of a flower to find out which will produce a new flower.

We took part in the Sunderland singing festival and the children did an amazing job. I am super proud of them all!

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Year 5 for super signing at the festival

Maths award: Jennifer for trying super hard with shape

English award: Leo for working super hard at his spellings

Golden table awards: Jaidyn and Jack

Have a lovely half term!

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

 Week beginning 04.2.19

English

In English this week, we have been writing our own stories based on our class novel ‘The wind in the willow’. We designed our own animal characters and story plot based in the Wild Wood.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been exploring reflection and translations. We have worked hard reading 4 quadrant coordinates.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have been doing lots of singing. We have been practising our songs ready for the festival next week. We have also been learning about how to look after money and investments as part of our PSHE.

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

 Week beginning 28.1.19

English

In English this week, we have been reading and listening to ‘The wind in the willows’. We have been learning all about the characters and exploring the way it is written.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning how to calculate area. We learnt how to measure the area of large surfaces like the playground.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have been doing lots of singing. We have been practising our songs ready for the festival. We had a fantastic day celebrating number day! Thank you to all of the parents for attending and to the children for trying really hard.

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 21.1.19

English

In English this week, we have been completing our work on persuasive writing and exploring the difference between formal and informal writing styles. We have been writing letters to the Prime Minister to persuade her to help save the Ganges river.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been doing lots of work on written method of division and using the bus stop method.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have being exploring the work of Claude Monet. We have been sketching and paining in a Monet style. We are making our own 3D clay lily pads.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Casey for always been a good friend

Maths award: Jack for working super hard on division

English award: Mackenzie for a fantastic letter to the Prime Minister 

Golden table awards: Jennifer and Katie

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 14.1.19

English

In English this week, we have been looking at modal verbs, relative clauses and continuing out persuasive writing. We have been writing an advertisement for an Amazon River cruise.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been looking at rounding numbers. We have used these skills to round money and distance to solve a range of problems.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have being exploring the water cycle and major river from around the world using Google maps.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Miley for working hard in every lesson

Maths award: Freya Pennington for her super rounding

English award: Rhianna for working super hard on her advertisement 

Golden table awards: Cole and Mackenzie

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 7.1.19

English

In English this week, we have been looking at persuasive writing. We have looked at the features and persuasive language choices, including emotive language. We have begun to write a persuasive letter to link to our topic.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been looking at Roman Numerals and negative numbers. The children have used their knowledge to answer problem-solving questions.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have begun to look at our new topic – Rivers of the World. We have looked at different rivers around the UK and different types of rivers and the features of them.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: All of Year 5 for being welcoming!

Maths award: Charlie M for working very hard on negative numbers.

English award: Aaliyah for excellent persuasive writing

Golden table awards: Tilly and Jennifer

Attendance

Our attendance this week was      %.

Reminders

P.E this half term is on a Monday. Please make sure your child brings in their full P.E kit, including appropriate footwear, into school on this day.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday.

Week beginning 3.12.18

This week has been fun-packed! We had a fantastic time on Thursday with our visiting athlete who told us all about his journey to become an 800m runner representing the GB athletics team. We took part in a variety of keep-fit activities to raise money for a great cause. Today has been particularly exciting with our visit to the Centre for Life. We had terrific fun skating at the ice rink; learned all about what it’s like to be an astronaut in space and even had a ride on the Polar Express. What a wonderful adventure!

Maths

In our Maths this week we’ve been learning all about fractions. We’ve found out all about different equivalent fractions, as well as converting fractions into decimals.

English

This week we’ve been writing our own comparative non-chronological reports. We have written about what it’s like for astronauts living on the International Space station. We’ve reported on how they eat, sleep, keep clean and stay fit and healthy. Perhaps we have some future astronauts on our hands?

Topic 

This week we have been looking at the work of the great artist Vincent Van Gogh. We have closely studied the colour, technique and style of his paintings. Our favourite painting was Starry Night which we then tried to recreate for ourselves. The children created some very colourful works of art!

Reminders

Please remember to send in your sponsor money as soon as possible. Also can I ask that you please return your homework and bring your reading books in to school next week. Please also ensure that you bring your PE kits to school for our lesson on Thursday.

Week beginning 30.11.18

We’ve had lot’s to keep us busy in year 5 this week, getting ready for the Christmas fayre. We had a great time making Christmas decorations, which I’m sure will go down a storm!

Maths

In our maths this week we’ve been getting to grips with the long multiplication method. The children found it very tricky at first but they kept persevering until they got it! We have been working hard to master our times tables too which came in very handy.

English

This week we have been looking at a non-chronological report about a alien academy. We have looked at the features of the report and had a go at writing our own. We have tried to include a range of features from relative clauses and parenthesis to technical vocabulary. Our writing has been simply out of this world!

Topic

We’ve had a geography focus in our topic this week as we learnt about the African country of Morocco. We have identified the country on a map and looked at it’s physical and human features. We have enjoyed learning about it’s culture, food and it’s architecture too!

Week beginning 05.11.18

We’ve been very busy in year five this week! We particularly enjoyed our trip to Silksworth Sports centre on Friday, where we took part in an excellent sports leadership workshop. Some children from Year 5 were super lucky this week and got to be interviewed by Tim West – a presenter at SunFM radio station. Tim came into school to record all of KS2 singing a Christmas song for the radio, and some Year 5 children were chosen to do a special job for him which will be played on the radio in a few weeks time! How exciting!

Maths

In our Maths lessons, we have been learning all about prime, square and cubed numbers. We have been able to identify these numbers and explain what type of numbers they are. We have solved some tricky reasoning problems too!

English

In English, we have been continuing out class novel, Cosmic. We have explored how the author chooses descriptive and comic language to make the story interesting for the reader and have written our own descriptions. We have also looked at how we write a dialogue, as well as finding out all about modal verbs.

Topic

This week we have been finding out about planet Earth and how it moves through space. We have learned that it spins around on its own axis, as well as orbiting the Sun. We have also found out some fantastic facts about the other planets in the Solar System.

Certificates
Head Teacher’s award: Casie Humphrey for being an excellent role model and helping out in class.
Maths award: Charlie Morris for great work identifying square numbers.
English award: Tilly Clifford for excellent descriptive writing.
Golden table awards: Cole Moss and Jordan Turnbull.

Attendance
This week’s attendance was _____%

Reminders

Please ensure your child brings in their full P.E kit on Thursday. English, Maths and Spellings homework have been given out and should be completed and returned to school by Monday. Also please remember to read regularly with your child. We recommend that they read 3 times a week.

Week beginning 29.10.18

What an exciting week in Year 5! We had a fantastic Halloween day on Wednesday where children attended a spooky disco! Sweets, treats and games were available and everyone’s costumes were fantastic!

Maths

In Maths this week we have been looking at multiples and factors of numbers. We have been identifying multiples of numbers up to 100 and identifying factors including common factors of whole numbers. Tricky work but the children worked very hard!

English

In English this week we have begun to look at our new class text ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The children have predicted what the story could be about and have answered questions about the first part of the text. We can’t wait to find out what happens next.

Topic

In Topic we looked at the importance of Armistice Day and wrote emotive poems to honour the war veterans and soldiers who fought for us. We have begun to look at our Earth and Space topic which we will develop next week.

Certificates 

Head Teacher’s award: Freya Pennington for brilliant listening and working hard in all lessons

Maths award: Jayden Beckwith for excellent understanding of multiples and factors

English award: Miley for excellent inference and deduction skills

Golden table awards: Tilly Clifford and Esther Conrady

Attendance

This week’s attendance was _____%

Reminders 

P.E in Y5 will be on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has brought in their full P.E kit for that day. English and Maths homework has gone out this week as well as Topic homework and Curriculum Newsletters.

Week beginning 15.10.18

Maths

In Maths this week we have been developing our addition and subtraction knowledge, including using our problem solving skills to answer word problems. The children have worked really hard on some tricky numbers!

English 

In English this week we have been writing a narrative linked to our learning of The Alchemist’s Letter, the children wrote some fantastic narratives using lots of different language features. Well done everyone!

Topic 

Our learning in topic this week has been linked to Science. We have been learning about forces and we completed an investigation this week – check back soon to see some photos of our investigation!

Certificates

Head Teacher’s Award: Casie Humphries for always making good choices.

English Award: Kenzie Johnson for using good descriptions in his story.

Maths Award: Jayden Beckwith for never giving up!

Golden Table Awards: Leo R and Charlie P

Attendance

Our attendance in Year 5 this week was ______%

Well done everyone 🙂 

Week Beginning 8th October 2018

Remarkable Runners!

The children had a fantastic time when 5 of our children went to Silksworth Sports centre to represent  Burnside in the fun run! Well done to Charlie Morris who won from Year 5!

It has been a wonderful week of performance for the children of Burnside. The Houghton Feast was spectacular and our Houghton Children’s Choir was wonderful!

In English this week, we have been writing a narrative and continue to work hard to edit our writing and improve our vocabulary.

In Maths we have been calculating perimeter by measuring and counting the lengths of sides on shapes.

In topic we have learned about the Battle of Marathon in history and created Greek pots in our Design Technology.

     

Class Attendance: 95.9%

English Award: Aaliyah Hawthorne for fantastic phrases in her writing

Maths Award: Jayden Beckwith for wonderful attitude and effort in maths

Head teacher Award: Freya Pennington for a super attitude to school and always trying her best.

Golden table: Charlie Morris and Kenzie Johnson

Week beginning 1st October 2018

Super Skipping Stars!

Year 5 had an amazing afternoon with HOOPSTARZ

We learned so many tricks and are now professionals!

(we have a certificate to prove it!)

In English this week we have been writing the narrative of the Alchemist’s letter. The children have thought carefully about the vocabulary they have used and have improved their presentation throughout their story.

In maths we have been subtracting this week with increasingly larger numbers! WOW it has been tricky-why not have a go at home and create a subtraction snake!

Our topic this week has focussed on art and we have been designing Greek vases ready to make them.

Don’t forget this week it is the Houghton Feast, year 5 are singing in the opening ceremony on Friday 5th October 7pm  out side of St. Michael’s church!

Class Attendance:

English Award: Miley Wardle for outstanding writing this week

Maths Award: Jordan Turnbull for outstanding maths work this week

Head teacher Award: Tilly Clifford for a super attitude to learning

Golden table: Katie and Rhianna

Week beginning 24th September 2018

We have had a great week this week preparing for the Houghton Feast! We are lucky enough to be singing at the feast and enjoyed our rehearsals with Miss Taylor.

In English this week we have been writing letters in role as our character Verideon from ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’ the children have used wonderful vocabulary and focussed on time and feelings.

In maths we have worked on mental calculations with increasingly large numbers. We have solved problems and used our maths questioning to reason about our answers.

In topic this week we focussed on democracy and how the Ancient Greek government was created. The children also wrote diaries linked to their topic of a person who lived in Athens or Sparta.

Class Attendance: 94.7  for week beginning 17.9.2018

English Award: Jack Steel for excellent letter writing

Maths Award: Kenzie Johnson for persevering in maths this week

Head teacher Award: Katie Teasdale for working hard each lesson and trying her best

Week beginning 17th September 2018

What a great week we have had this week! The children have really shown off their talents in writing by using some powerful language to write diary entries in the role of the Alchemist’s son.

Maths has been a week of decimals and fractions (thousandths) and place value. We have all worked hard to understand that fractions and decimals are written in two different ways.

In PE this week we have been working on Hockey skills. this is something that we have really enjoyed and worked hard to control the very slippery ball with the stick!

Our visitor Miss Taylor came to work with us on the Houghton Feast Project http://www.houghtonfeast.co.uk/

Year 5 children have been chosen to come along and sing with the massed choir of 9 schools at the event. A very exciting time for all of us for the Greatest Show!

Class Attendance: 96.3% for week beginning 10.9.2018

English Award: Jack Steel for his great independent work in English

Maths Award: Leo Wilkinson for trying hard with problem solving in maths

Head teacher Award: Mackenzie Naisbett for being a ‘Great Showman’ in our music rehearsals

Week beginning 10th September 2018

This week in year 5 we have been writing about The Alchemist’s Letter.

It is a wonderful story about father who makes a machine which turns his memories to gold, but he becomes too greedy and loses everything.

Watch the video here yourself: https://vimeo.com/125527643

In maths we have been counting to 1 million and identifying the place value of 6 digit numbers. We have counted on in steps of 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1 million.

In topic we have been identifying the features of modern day Greece and its landscape.

Class Attendance: 96.3% for week beginning 10.9.2018

English Award: Aaliyah Hawthorne for her fantastic writing in about the Alchemist’s letter

Maths Award: Rhianna Husband for trying so hard every day this week in her independent work

Head teacher Award: Jennifer for being a real credit to herself joining her new school

 

Reminders

Useful Links for Year 5!

www.purplemash.com

www.readingeggs.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

www.mathletics.co.uk

www.numeracyworkout.co.uk

ICT Links

www.code.org

www.scratch.mit.edu

Week beginning 13.05.19

English

In English this week we have been writing our narrative. We have developed,
planned and written our own exciting stories which include character
flashbacks, set in the Victorian era. 
The children have worked hard on extending their writing and writing longer
pieces.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been focusing decimals. We have been rounding
decimals to the nearest whole number and rounding decimals to up to 3 decimal
places. We have also been ordering decimals numbers and using these skills to
solve problems.

Topic

It has been science week in topic! The children have thoroughly enjoyed
learning all about different materials and getting messy with experiment’s on
an afternoon. We have been learning about soluble solutions, revisable and
irreversible changes and reactions. The children enjoyed experimenting on how
different materials react, such as vinegar and bicarbonate soda.

Certificates

Head teacher’s award: Cole for being a super scientist this week.

Maths award: Miley for working on ordering decimals  

 English award:  Leon for a fantastic effort to write a longer
narrative.

Golden table awards: Jayden B and Jordan

Swimming this half term is on a Friday. Please make sure your child brings
in their full swimming kit in a labelled bag. Any child with hair that covers
their eyes when wet must wear a swimming hat.

Spellings are handed out on a Monday and should be learnt at home throughout
the week to be tested the following Monday. Children also complete daily
spelling sessions in school.

Homework is handed out on a Wednesday and should be handed in the following
Monday.

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