Year 5 – 05/07/24

This week, Year 5 had an exciting experience as they took on the role of Mini Police on Baker Street on Wednesday afternoon. The children participated in three engaging activities that gave them a taste of what it’s like to be a police officer or a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer).

Activity 1: Speed Guns
The first activity involved using speed guns to check the speed of oncoming cars. This task was challenging as it required precise aiming to get an accurate reading. Despite the difficulty, most of the children managed to get a reading after persevering and improving their aim.

Activity 2: Speed Board Monitoring
In the second activity, children were positioned at the corner of Shrublands, where a speed board was set up to monitor cars entering Potters Bar along Baker Street. Cars that exceeded the speed limit were flagged via walkie-talkies to the group at the third station.

Activity 3: Engaging with Speed Offenders
The third station was further down Baker Street, where officers had time to signal to speeding cars to pull over. The children then had the opportunity to speak with the speed offenders, asking them why they were speeding and informing them of the dangers and consequences of speeding. This was an excellent way for the children to practise their communication skills and understand the importance of road safety.

Don’t miss Year 5’s assembly on Thursday, 18th July at 2:30 pm, where the class will present their experiences from the Mini Police sessions and be awarded certificates. 

Well done to Aanay and Gene, who performed in the guitar concert this week.

A big thank you to all the parents who attended this week’s parent consultations. For those who couldn’t make it, your child’s report will be sent home next week.

Here is this week’s home learning:

Maths Mathletics assignments (revision):

·         Multiplying by 10, 100 & 1,000

·         Dividing by 10, 100 & 1,000

·         Solving problems with multiplication & division

Reading 5 tests on Readtheory or 20 minutes of reading per day
Spelling Last week’s spellings are carried over to next week. Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Words that are homophones

·         aisle

·         isle

·         aloud

·         allowed

·         altar

·         alter

·         ascent

·         assent

·         farther

·         father

Research an Olympic Athlete If you didn’t do the Thursday’s home learning, please complete the Olympic Research Project:

 1. Choose an Athlete:

  • Select an athlete who will be competing in the upcoming Paris Olympics. You can pick someone from any country and any sport.

2. Conduct Your Research:

  • Background Information:
    • Where is the athlete from? (City, country, and any relevant cultural or regional details)
    • What sport do they compete in?
  • Career Achievements:
    • Have they won any medals before? If so, which ones (Olympic, World Championships, etc.) and in which events?
  • Training and Preparation:
    • What does it take to become an Olympic athlete in their sport? Consider aspects like training routines, diet, mental preparation, and any unique challenges they face.
  • Personal Insights:
    • Include any other interesting facts about the athlete. This could be involvement in charity work, unique hobbies, or inspirational stories.

3. Present Your Findings:

  • Create a presentation or a report detailing your findings. You can use PowerPoint, Google Slides, Google Docs, a hand-written learning poster or any other format you prefer.
  • Your presentation should include:
    • Introduction: Brief overview of the athlete
    • Main Body: Detailed information organised into the categories listed above
    • Conclusion: Summarise why you chose this athlete and what you found most interesting about them

Electronic presentations can be emailed to the school office or brought to me on a USB. The children will present their chosen Olympian to the rest of the class next week.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Donatantonio