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Year 5

Year 5 Notices:

Our Class School Council Reps are: Efes & Ellie

 

Our Class Eco Council Reps are: Kyla, Eva M & Raffy

 

Our Class Sports Council Reps are: Megan & Heath

 

 

Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure you have your PE kit in school all week.
We will be swimming on Monday mornings from 13th September- please remember your swimming things!

In English, we have moved on to explanation texts. We have watched the Wallace and Gromit clip about 'The Snoozeatron' and text mapped. We have also learned the text off by heart, using actions to help us to remember- perhaps you can use the text map to try to recall this at home?!

We have been working hard over the past week to develop our higher ļevel, impactful language and relate this to war poetry.

 

We learned how to structure cinquains (5 line poems) with the correct syllables per line (2,4,6,8,2), writing our own versions. Here are some examples and our completed display!

Year 5 Reading Log / Journal

 

Over half term, Miss Honour made our class reading log! Either Monday - Friday or Friday - Monday, one member of the class will take it and our pirate teddy home, to add a page or two about their reading! 

We hope this will encourage more reading at home as well as being a great record of our class reading.

 

 

In our History lessons, we have been learning about Ancient Egypt and the importance of the River Nile. We researched, gathered facts and presented our work as double page spreads!

There was much excitement on the playground this lunchtime as Eva & Roberta spotted a toad! Thankfully Raffy was on hand to rescue and relocate it to safety 🐸 #EcoTeam #AnimalRescue

 

Our monsterology book p1

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Our monsterology book p2

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Our monsterology book p3

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For the past three weeks, our English topic has been the exciting, fantastical and incredible Monsterology! We have learned how to write with different sentence structures, such as fronted adverbials, subordinating clauses and a range of prepositional phrases.

On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October, we started writing up our brilliant beasts to create our own class monsterology handbook!

This week in Maths, we have been learning about multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. We have been using manipulatives to show this and fully understand and explain the change in place value. 

In RE, Year 5 have been learning about Judaism. This week they made mezuzah’s and wrote their promises for the year on a scroll which they placed inside.’

Year 5 had an amazing morning with Herts Disability Foundation learning to cycle on Wednesday 29th September! A large group brought their own bikes in and had these fixed up, with pumped tyres and adjusted seats & handlebars.  In addition, time was spent on balance bikes, progressing onto bikes with pedals and 8 children went from complete novices to riders in two hours... incredible!

The adults leading the session commended all the children on their politeness and willingness to learn.

Double Bass Intro

This afternoon, we had an additional music treat! We listened to some amazing jazz music, using both fingers and the bow to create music. We asked some pertinent questions about the double bass and music to increase our understanding of the instrument. We look forward to hearing the children's double bass (plus other instruments) playing at the end of term concert!

 

Our First PE Lesson!

As all of Year 5 are aware, PE is Miss Honour's favourite subject! We had wonderfully sunny weather for our first Year 5 PE lesson on Wednesday afternoon, where we learned about different tactics for invasion games. This will be applied to our PE lessons this half term, as we cover hockey, football and other invasion games.

 

Are you looking for a place in Reception for your child in September 2022? Please contact the school office to book on to one of our tours. We can't wait to show you what St Peter's has to offer!
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