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Year 5

On these pages you will find important information about life in Year 5, including our termly topic sheet, and photos of the Year 5 staff, so you can put a face to the names your child mentions. Please also take the time to visit the Learning in Year 5 page for photos of recent activities and examples of the children’s work.

We are on duty on the Key Stage 2 playground after school on Wednesdays. Do catch us if you would like a quick chat, or, if you want to talk in more depth, you can also arrange an appointment by sending in a note, or contacting the school office.

Miss Hopewell and Mr Alexander

 

Mr Alexander

5.2 Teacher

Miss Hopewell

5.1 Teacher

Year 5

Estimating the area and perimeter of everyday objects

In maths today we estimated the height and width of objects in the classroom, before using these estimates to approximate the perimeter and area. We then used a ruler to measure the actual height and width, finding the perimeter and area of the objects, and comparing them to our estimates. Some of our work can be seen below!

 

 

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3D Shapes

Today in maths we started to discuss the properties of 3D shapes (faces, edges, vertices), and then used nets to create a range of 3D shapes. After this we looked at other nets and tried to deduce what 3D shape they would create without cutting them up and folding them.

 

 

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Space Artwork

Many children in 5.2 chose to complete some of the optional topic homework tasks last term, and we all enjoyed seeing them in class. Children were able to present their work to the rest of the class and answered questions on what they had made or produced. Just some of the excellent work produced can be seen in the photo attached – well done to all of the children who completed some optional tasks during our space unit!

 

 

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Year 5 Leaders

Congratulations to Denis and Sophia who were voted to be the Lighthouse group representatives for 5.2. They will be responsible for attending the weekly lighthouse group meetings, where they will discuss ways in which we can promote the 7 habits in school. Congratulations also to Malachie, who was voted to be our eco-leader – he gave an excellent speech to the rest of the class, giving his ideas on how we can all work together to reduce waste and recycle more.

 

Year 5

Space Homework

Many children in 5.2 chose to complete some of the optional topic homework tasks last term, and we all enjoyed seeing them in class. Children were able to present their work to the rest of the class and answered questions on what they had made or produced. Just some of the excellent work produced can be seen in the photo attached – well done to all of the children who completed some optional tasks during our space unit!

 

 

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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.

Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.

We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.

 

 

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Hand Warmers

Year Five have been preparing for the cold weather by making their own hand warmers out of felt. Everyone creates a unique design, then cuts a front side and a back side out of felt. Then, we add applique and embroidery to complete the design before sewing the two sides together. With just a small hole left, we fill the pocket with rice, and then sew it shut. The rice holds on to heat for up to 20 minutes when warmed in the microwave, and we are excited to try them out at home!

 

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Mountains and Rivers

This term in year 5 we have been enjoying our Mountains and Rivers topic, producing some excellent survival guides in literacy and learning how mountains are formed in topic lessons. We were also fortunate to have Dr Charlie Schoonman, a geologist who has spent time on a glacier in Greenland and has climbed many mountains, visit the year 5 children and share her experiences with us.

 

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Africa

This term Year Five have been working hard on our Africa topic, producing some suspense-filled stories and a biography of Nelson Mandela in literacy. We have also taken inspiration from the visit of Michael Rosen to perform poetry in groups, using the iPad to create a green-screen version of our performances.

 

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Shepreth

Year Five had a fantastic day exploring Shepreth wildlife park. The weather was delightful and the children’s behaviour was lovely. We had the opportunity to hold stick insects, stroke snakes and bunnies, and watch animals such as bats, red pandas and capybara being trained and fed.  The staff at the park discussed topics we have been looking at in class, such as life cycles, conservation and animal classification.

 

 

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World Book Day

Year 5 celebrated World Book Day by looking at a number of texts together. We shared Welcome with the rest of the school but then spent time looking at The Day War Came by Nicola Davies. Throughout the week, we tried to put ourselves in the position of a refugee, imagining what it might be like to be forced to leave your home. In Welcome, the main characters of the polar bears are forced to leave their homes due to climate change, and in The Day War Came the main character is forced to leave due to conflict. The children came up with some thoughtful diary entries – well done!

 

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Biscuits

Year 5 have been enjoying our Mini Enterprise topic of making biscuits! We’ve been working hard in our teams to prepare for our final bake sale, holding taste trials and creating packaging. We are keen to make sure that every team member has a leadership role and we are hoping to finalise and perfect our work by the time the bake sale comes!

 

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World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, all pupils at Queen Edith dressed up as animals! Look below at some of our lovely photos.

We all linked our English work to the book Welcome by Barroux. Reception children made their own islands inspired by those in the book. Year 1 designed a welcoming place for the monkeys from the story to stay in. Year 4 wrote inner monologues imagining that they were in that situation. Later Years pupils looked at Welcome and also Leaf, The Day War Came, The Island and The Arrival and found out about refugees around the world before writing diary entries, imagining that they were in that situation.