Autumn 1 Week 6

We have continued our Joan Proctor learning this week and our biographies are beginning to take shape. On Tuesday, we visited London Zoo which gave us a real insight into Joan’s work to inform our writing. It was wonderful to see how she is still remembered there and to have the chance to visit the Komodo dragon enclosure. Whilst there, we took part in a workshop about the rainforest. This will support us in our upcoming geography learning about the Amazon.

 

The new climbing frame was opened today and Year 5 had a chance to explore it during Golden Time. They are looking forward to using it every Tuesday lunchtime.

 

This week, home learning has been set on spag.com and Mathletics. Children are also required to complete at least 5 tests on readtheory.org.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Lines.

Autumn 1 Week 5

This week, Year 5 began our new text ‘Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor’, along with the rest of the school. Our final outcome will be to write an autobiography about her. This week for home learning, I have asked the children to research her life so that they have the information they need for writing next week. This should consist of notes about her early life and information about her roles at London Zoo and the Natural History Museum.

To understand Joan more, we took part in a reptile workshop today. I hope you enjoy the pictures! We had a great time.

 

have a great weekend

 

Mrs Lines

Autumn 1 Week 4

It has been a very busy week in Year 5! Firstly, I would like to congratulate the children on their performance in assembly this morning. They read beautifully and taught the school about St Vincent and his legacy.

 

In history this week, we asked the key question  ‘where did the Saxons settle and is there was any evidence of them being in Hertfordshire?’ Using maps, we discovered that many place names in our locality use Saxon words, showing that must have lived in this area.

Another group led an act of worship this week. As always, it was of a high standard and allowed the children to connect with this Sunday’s Gospel.

Home learning this week is a whole school art project. Children were given letters with the information and details will also be found on the school newsletter. Other than the art project, the only other home learning is spelling.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Mrs Lines

Autumn 1 Week 3

It has been another busy week in Year 5. A highlight was our visit from Harry from the Arsenal Training Academy. Each Wednesday, he will join us to teach us new skills in not only football but in communication and teamwork.

Harry wasn’t our only visitor this week. We were also joined by representatives form Hertfordshire to tell us all about the Juniour Travel Ambassador scheme. It is a wonderful opportunity for Year 5 to take on a leadership role and improve the safety of our school. As part of their home learning, children have been given an application form to be a part of the team.

Our weekly child-led act of worship this week focused on what it means to be trustworthy.Well done to the children who led the class beautifully.

As well as the JTA application, the children have a second piece of home learning this week. They need to create a poster to give information about the planets. This should include a picture of each planet and some information about it. It could have information about how long a day or year is, average temperatures, or conditions on the planet. It can be done on a computer or by hand. This poster will be stuck into their science books and so needs to be A4 size. Both pieces of home learning are due next Friday.

 

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Lines

 

Autumn 1 Week 2

In English, we have begun our poetry unit. We thought about our vocabulary and it’s effect on the reader to create fearful landscapes and describe a prey’s  escape from its predator. In maths, we have continued to build on our place value knowledge to understand numbers up to one million. We have used this knowledge to reason and problem solve.

In computing, we have been learning how to use excel to calculate. The children were able to use the software to complete sums using all four operations, and could explain the formulas used. Well done, Year 5.

I have been particularly impressed with the children’s RE learning this week. They have shown great creativity in producing their own acts of worship. The first group ran theirs this week with great success. They led the class beautifully and all children behaved reverently. There will be a new group leading each week and I  sure they will all do a wonderful job.

We were very lucky to have a visitor this week. Deacon Axcel stopped by to tell us more about himself and answer their questions. We look forward to getting to know him better over the coming year.

Home learning this week is in mathletics and spag.com

Have wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Lines

Welcome to Year 5

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back to school and hear about their exciting summers. We have been busy in our first few days, learning about the values in our mission prayer, understanding place value of large numbers, introducing ourselves to spreadsheets and finding out about the relative sizes and distances of planets.

I look forward to meeting you all in our ‘Meet the Teacher’ session on Monday 3pm.

 

Have a great weekend

Summer 2 Week 7

This week Year 5 have been focusing on creating their CAM toys. They have been using technical vocabulary to discuss the different parts and the movements they  make. It was wonderful to see such great problem solving as they worked to overcome some manufacturing difficulties.

In RE we have been learning about the cardinal virtues. Year 5 created rile plays as to where we might see courage, prudence, restraint and justice in our everyday lives.

Well done to our musicians who performed for us on Tuesday.It is always a pleasure to hear the progress they are making and enjoy their talent.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Summer 2 Week 6

Sports Day

 

Well done to all of Year 5 for their great effort on sports day. They gave every event all they had and supported their classmates brilliantly. It was a great day and it was wonderful to see so many of you at the picnic. Thank you to Mr Lyons for going in goal and allowing Year 5 the chance to enjoy the football event even more. Home learning has finished for the year. Please could all CGP maths and Schofield and Simms English Skills books be returned to school.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Mrs Lines

 

Summer 2 Week 5

It has been a very busy week in Year 5! The main highlight had to be our Pilgrimage to Aylesford Priory. On arrival, we were given a tour by a Carmelite Friar where we saw beautiful chapels and peaceful surroundings. Fr Francis spoke about the history of the friary and pointed out a stone that had been blessed by St Paul VI. After our tour, we took part in mass. The children sang beautifully and were reverent throughout. It was then time for lunch where we could enjoy the beautiful weather. Our final activity of the day saw us thinking about our house saints as leaders, and how year 5 could use their example to lead the school in Year 6. The children behaved wonderfully and were commended by a member of the public who was visiting. Well done, Year 5. We would like to thank Michael for visiting us during the week to prepare for our visit and reflect on it after. We would also like to thank Fr Shaun for organising the pilgrimage.

This afternoon we were visited by science ambassadors from Dame Alice Owen’s school. We took part in practical investigations that taught us about what conditions in space are like and how we protect ourselves from UV rays.

Well done to our guitarists who performed for us this morning. It is always wonderful to hear the progress they are making.

 

There is no home learning this week. I hope to see you all at the strawberry fayre.

 

Mrs Lines

Forensic Science Day

Year 5 were given an important task this week. Along with the rest of the school, they had to investigate a crime that had taken place at Pope Paul school. As I was a suspect, I was relying on the children to clear my name! They were taught how to take fingerprints and how to classify them. Year 5 were also given a lesson in handwriting analysis as the thief had left a note behind. The children then learnt how to test ink to see if they could discover who was behind the crime. Thankfully they did a wonderful job as the proved my innocence. Thank you, Year 5!

Thank you for all of the donations for our orange class hamper so far. The last date to hand in items is Friday. There will be no home learning this week as I am away on a course from Wednesday-Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Mrs Lines