Summer 2 Week 6

Our final full week in Year 5 was filled with creativity. After learning that the Ancient Greeks used their pottery to depict aspects of their life, Year 5 created their own. We used Modroc around a balloon and card base which we will paint on Monday. We have designed what we will put on them and what sort of Greek patter we will use.
Have a wonderful weekend
Mrs Lines
There will be no home learning this week. Please log on to Mathletics and study ladder to check if you have any outstanding activities.
A note about this week’s RSE lesson:
Dear Parents and Carers,
On Thursday, in our RHE lesson, your child explored the miraculous nature of human conception and birth. With the underpinning knowledge that we were handmade by God with our parents’ help, your child went on a journey to discover how life is created in the womb.
Please use the link below to have a look at the resources that were used today in the lesson.
With grateful thanks.
Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines.

Sports and Fun Day!

What an exciting week at Pope Paul School! Year 5 had a great time on the go-carts, bouncy castle and shooting range on Wednesday morning, before giving it their all in the races. We also decorated biscuits to cheer on their house teams or England.

I hope the children all had a wonderful day. There were certainly a lot of smiling faces! Well done to our overall winner, St Vincent’s.

Have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to seeing the children either at usual time OR at 10am on Monday.

Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Mathletics

Study ladder

Summer 2 Week 4

In Year 5 this week, we have continued to convert units of measure and have been working towards our Greek myths. In History, we thought about the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and reasoned about which were the most/least important. Graphing skills were our focus in Science as we made line graphs to show the data we collected last week. Our RE learning about discipleship had us looking at the story of Jesus asking Simon, Andrew, James and John to be fishers of men. Year 5 thought about how this story demonstrated the Catholic beliefs of Social Justice and the Common Good.

On Tuesday, Year 5 represented Pope Paul at the St Peter and St Paul mass at Our Lady and St Vincent. As father Shaun explained, this was the beginning of their role as leaders of our school.

Well done to Sandro, Mia, Megan, Nabira, Manus, Darcie-Louise and Phoebe. They lead the whole school assembly this morning, telling all about the life of Prince Phillip, who they had been researching for an English project.

We had a very sad ending to our week. Johnny-Mac will be leaving us and joining a new school on Monday. We wish him all the best and will miss him greatly.

 

Home learning:

Week 5 spellings

mathletics

Summer 2 Week 3

Another week in Year 5 has flown by. In science, we have been exploring thermal insulators and conductors. We ran an investigation into which material would keep water the warmest and discovered tin foil was the best. In English, we have been busy writing our own adventure for Greek King, Odysseus. We fill finish these next week and I am looking forward to the final result. Our maths learning has focussed around units of measure and we have been using our knowledge of fractions to find halves, quarters, three quarters and tenths of measures such as a kilogram. We continued our cricket sessions on Wednesday by playing a game of continuous cricket.  There was much excitement earlier that morning when an air ambulance landed in the field next to us. The crew gave us a wave as they took off and landed!

Today we took part in the Blessed Sacrament procession. It was a wonderful chance for us to act as witnesses to our faith. Luckily the weather brightened up so we could enjoy our ice lollies at the church.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Mathletics

Spellings week 4

Study ladder

 

Summer 2 Week 2

We have come to the end of another busy week and we have been fully emerged in Greek mythology. We have followed Odysseus on his agonising journey and we have now created our own beasts for him to battle next. I was so impressed with Year 5’s creative ideas.

In maths we have been using protractors to draw our own angles and triangles. Next week we will be moving on to converting between units of measure. This weekend, try and brush up on how many centimetres in a metre, how many grams in a kilogram and how many millilitres in a litre.

Thankfully the sun was still shinning this week for our cricket lesson on Wednesday. Year 5 had a great time practising catching with Coach Ben. In Science we have begun our new unit on materials. Today we spent time thinking about science as an enquiry subject and the 5 different types of enquiry we do. See if your child can remember an example of each of these:

Observation over time

identifying and classifying

pattern seeking

research

comparative and fair testing

 

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Home Learning:

Spellings week 3

Mathletics

Studyladder

 

Summer 2 Week 1

Our first week back was certainly a scorcher! I hope you all enjoyed the lovely weather over the half term.

In maths this week, we have been learning about angles. We have been identifying, acute, obtuse, reflex, right and straight angles and ordering them. Year 5 used this knowledge to make some wonderful angle pictures.

In English, we have begun our new unit on Greek mythology. Our text is ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’. So far we have seen him triumph in the Trojan War, escape Polyphemus the cyclops and meet Circe. Next week we will design our own beasts and environments for Odysseus to encounter.

On Wednesday, we took part in cricket with Coach Tom. The children worked on their batting and fielding skills in a range of games.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Mathletics

Spelling (Week two)

History: Research a God or Goddess. Draw them and write a profile. Include information about who they are, who they are related to, what are they the God/Goddess of. Also tell me about any stories they are involved in.

 

 

Summer 1 Week 7

Our final week of the half term saw us taking part in Spirituality Week. It was wonderful to spend time in the presence of God and reflect on the message of hope. One of the main highlights was sharing prayers with Year 1. I was incredibly proud of how Year 5 interacted with the younger children and flourished in their roles of responsibility. I have no doubt the will make excellent reading partners for Reception next year.

 

Year 6 lead us in some wonderful acts of reflection on Thursday. I am looking forward to seeing Year 5 take on this role next year.

 

Have a wonderful half term

 

Mrs Lines

Home Learning

Science Research 

Your child has made a prediction about what the mystery egg is. Research online or in books to see if the animal they predicted comes from an egg and print or draw a picture of the egg of their chosen animal.

Random Acts of Wildness

We are completing 30 days of wildness so we can appreciate the nature around us. Each day in June the children will complete a different activity.  Please try to do the first six activities in the half term and bring a photo of one of the activities to school.

1st June – Feel the wild between your toes – squelch your toes in sand, grass or mud.

2nd June – Look up at the clouds – What shapes can you see?

3rd June – Find a creepy crawly, be gentle and observe the way it moves.

4th June – Thread a daisy chain

5th June – Make a nature table, collect wild treasures like feathers, fossils or bones.

6th June – Have lunch in the wild.

Summer 1 Week 6

On Monday, we read about the events of Pentecost and imagined being the disciples. Year 5 then write diary entries in role as one of Jesus’ followers telling how it felt to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

We have come a long way with our division this week and can now express remainders as decimals and fractions. Our English narratives have been written up and we have created questions and comments we could add to letters to MPs Grant Shapps and George Eustice regarding the HS2.

In PE, Year have been developing their jumping for distance.

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Mathletics

Readtheory.org- 10 tests.

Studyladder

Summer 1 Week 5

In English this week, Year 5 wrote their narratives they have building up to for the past few weeks. I was really impressed by their use of repetition for effect and the powerful verbs they included to provide interest for their reader. Next week, these will be edited and written up in their best handwriting.

In maths we have continued to focus on division.  Year 5 have put a lot of effort into understanding the short method and have been diving 4 digit numbers by a single digit. Next week, we will be expressing remainders in a range of ways.

It was the feast of the Ascension on Thursday and Year 5 took part in a mass at Our Lady and St Vincent via live stream. Mrs Moccia was pleased with the learning the produced on the significance of this event.

Today we started our entries for the Royal Mail Heroes stamp competition. This involved Year 5 thinking about who their hero of the coronavirus pandemic is and commemorating them with a stamp.

We finished our week with some Golden Time outside. It felt well deserved after the soggy week we had.

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Mathletics

Studyladder

Readtheory.org- 10 tests.

Summer 1 Week 4

During our short week, we planned a narrative in English,  used a formal written method to divide and planned our own science investigations about parachutes. Today we honoured Mary through our May procession. Thank you for the flowers you brought in, they helped to make our outside alter incredibly beautiful. In Re, Year 5 learnt about the Rosary with Mrs McNamara and today we thought about why Mary is so important to us. This generated a lot of interesting discussion and questions.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Lines

 

Home Learning:

Readtheory.org- 10 tests

Mathletics

Studyladder