Y5 Macaw Class
Welcome to Macaw Class!
Welcome to our class page! We are a group of enthusiastic Year 5 children who love to learn. Follow what we get up to during school here...
Class Teacher - Miss Greaves
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Cooper, Mr Dougal and Mr Crossland.
Tuesday - Swimming
Wednesday - French and Karate
Thursday - P.E.
Friday - Music
Homework will be sent out weekly on a Friday. Children who complete their homework and hand it in every week will receive a reward.
Children are encouraged to read as often as possible at home. For every three reads,recorded in the children diary's, they will receive a sticker which will equate to rewards and prizes.
Monday 15th October
Today children from Year Five have taken part in SMSC Day. We have focused our learning on the Bible, where it came from and who wrote it. We learnt about the age of the bible and who contributed to writing it. We learnt that it was written over hundreds of years and by around 40 different people. We created a Dove, to represent the Holy Spirit, as some people believe that the people who contributed to the bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Children wrote letters to their friends about a miracle Jesus performed, just as some people believe Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did to form the Gospels. We then created a moving boat picture to remind us of some of the stories that are in the Bible, such as when Jesus calmed the storm.
Monday 8th October - Friday 12th October
This week children from around school have taken part in different space activities to celebrate World Space Week. Children researched life as an astronaut, created Alien life forms from the imaginary planet Betelgoose and even created UFO’s to transport their aliens! We also enjoyed an assembly to share all our thoughts and the activities we completed with the rest of the school.
This week in Maths we have been looking at using different methods for addition and subtraction. We have focused on using column method for subtracting and then testing different mental methods to see which one worked best for us. We then learnt to check our work using an alternative method.
This week we have been writing using descriptive techniques. We focused on the quote from 'The Butterfly Lion' .
"All my life I'll think of you, I promise I will. I won't ever forget you".
Using this quote we planned, drafted and wrote our own story, writing this quote into their stories somewhere.
This week in Maths we have been looking at place within 100,000. We compared and ordered numbers, looked at the place value of each digit and looked at rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. We also looked at using Roman Numerals and converting them into numerals.
In English this week we have been looking at writing a narrative story. We have looked at a short silent film called 'The Lighthouse' and used this to base our ideas for our stories. We looked at using metaphors, similes, expanded noun phrases and exciting adjectives to improve our work.
Hathersage - 23.09.18-26.09.18
This week we have had a fantastic four days in Hathersage! We arrived on Sunday afternoon and got settled in at St Michaels , finding out where we were sleeping, packing our rucksacks and having a packed lunch for dinner. Once we had all eaten, we tried on our walking boots and set off on a night walk with our torches. We walked up to a church to visit Little John's Grave and walked back through Hathersage to see what the area was like.
One of the activities we did whilst we were there was the Stanage Edge Walk. A five mile walk from the centre to the top of Stanage Edge! We packed our lunch and set off at about half past ten. We learned map reading skills, how to use a compass and named some berries, plants and trees on the way. At the top of Stanage Edge we climbed down to Robin Hoods cave and looked at the amazing view from The Balcony. We started the climb down and had to be careful as it was very windy! Once we got back to the centre we showered, had lasagne for dinner and played some games outside, before settling down with a film and hot chocolate.
In the morning we had our breakfast, put our boots on and headed to the Manor, where we had a go at orienteering! We had to follow the maps all over a huge, hilly field to tag our cards. After lunch we put our waterproofs and wellies on and headed to the stream to conduct a stream study. We searched the stream to see what creatures we could discover and used identification cards to help us name them.
On the final day we packed our bags and headed out to the park to enjoy some games before having a swim in an outdoor pool. We enjoyed our final packed lunch at the pool before heading back to school on the coach.
What a fantastic week!
Our Autumn Term topic will be 'Invaders and Settlers'. We will be travelling back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons, before learning about the invasion of the Vikings and the battles with the Normans. We will also be developing our geographical skills through our residential trip to Hathersage.
Read below to find out what we will be learning about in the different subject areas:
Geography - In our geography lessons we will be securing our map-reading skills and participating in stream studies. We will explore the outdoors through orienteering courses and participate in fieldwork studies.
The Arts: As part of our creative learning this term, we will be creating woodland pictures and replicating the sounds of the stream. We will demonstrate Viking battle re-enactments and creating shields and Viking longboats.
R.E.: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about Christianity and will consider the question: Where does the Christian bible come from? We will learn and re-tell many stories of Christianity found in the bible.
Computing: During the Autumn Term, we will continue to develop our coding skills and practise these skills using new coding applications and websites.
Science: 'Living Things and their Habitats' and 'Animals (Including Humans)' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will describe the differences in life cycles and recognise the changes as humans develop to old age.
Music: During the Autumn Term, we will be learning how to play a range of instruments as part of a class band with Mr Bellingham.
P.E.: We will continue to have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott. We will also be taking part in a weekly swimming session, as well as a weekly Karate session with Sensei Dave.
French: Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabulary and skills during this time.
Venture Experts: This term, we will continue with our Venture Experts sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. During this time, we participate in a range of activities with different teachers, including radio and broadcasting, STEM, musical theatre and digital media.