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Y5 Peregrine Class

Welcome to Peregrine Class!

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Peregrine Class is a group of 28 Year 5 children who are enthusiastic to share their learning with the world. Peregrine Class are taught by Mr Machin. The TA in the class is Mrs Cooper.

To find out more about what we are doing in class, please visit our class blog: http://peregrine.norbridgeblogs.net/ or visit our class twitter page: @Y5Peregrine  

Key Dates:

Monday 16th April: Summer Term 1 Begins

Monday 7th May: May Day

Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June: Half Term

Monday 4th June: Summer Term 2 Begins

Tuesday 24th July: Summer Holidays

 

P.E: Children will have a weekly P.E session with Mr Scott. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit in school.

 

Book Bags: Children will be provided with a reading diary and a library book. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day. Diaries will be signed each week and children will be given the chance to change their reading books weekly.

 

Water Bottles: Please bring fresh drinking water every day.

 

Homework: Homework will be sent home each week along with a list of spellings. Children will be tested on these spellings the following week.

 

Social Media: Login details for the class blog can be found in the notes section of your child's reading diary.

 

Wakefield Peregrine Falcon Project

Thank you to Kingfisher Class for telling us about the Wakefield Peregrine Falcon Project. Click play on the video to view a live stream of the Peregrine Falcons currently nesting in the Wakefield Cathedral!

Summer Term

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During the Summer Term our topic will be The Vikings. We will be taking part in a range of different activities based on the Vikings and their way of life. Take a look below to see what we will be learning about:

 

History: In History we will be looking at Viking life, famous Viking people and how Britain has been shaped by the Vikings.

 

Geography: During Geography sessions we will be looking at how to use an atlas and a compass to follow and give directions.

 

Science: In science we will be examining the effects of forces. Throughout the term, we will examine and investigate forces such gravity, friction, air resistance and water resistance. 

 

RE: In RE sessions, we will be examining the different pilgrimages that are taken by a range of different religions such as Christianity, Islamism, Judaism and Hinduism. 

 

Art and DT: In Art and DT we will be looking at recreating Viking artwork, whilst working with Mr Slaney.

 

Music: We are very excited to continue our band sessions in Year 5. In band sessions we will have the opportunity to develop our skills on different instruments.

 

PE: We will continue to have weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott, our school sports coach and we will also have weekly Karate sessions with Sensei Dave.

 

French: We will continue to develop our skills in French in our weekly lessons with Madame Walsh.

 

Computing: During computing sessions we will be working on creating our own websites. Throughout the term, we will examine how to create and edit our own websites on out class topic.

 

Venture Experts: We will continue with Venture Experts this term, reading for our showcase in Summer 2.

Summer Term 2

Blogging Challenges

Summer Term 2

Weekly Blogging Challenge 2

 

On the class blog answer the following questions:

Who will win the world cup and why?

Who is your favourite player and why?

Summer Term 2

Weekly Blogging Challenge 1

 

 

For this blogging challenge, children need to create an instruction text on how to design their own flag to represent their favourite football team. Children need to think carefully to ensure that their instructions are detailed. Furthermore, children should include a short introduction to their text, a rhetorical question and a list of resources that they would use.

Summer Term 2 

Week 1

Spellings

Communicate

Community

Especially

Exaggerate

Lightning

Marvellous

Relevant

Restaurant

Vehicle

Yacht

 

This week's time tables test will be on the 9 times tables.

Summer 1

Week 4

English

In English this week, we began to explore the features of instruction texts. To do this, we read through an example text and then highlighted all the grammatical features that we could find to make this text unique. Once we had done this, we then attempted to write our own instruction texts by writing an introductory paragraph, a list of ingredients or resources and explicit instructions to guide the reader. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class have examined using co-ordinates. Throughout the week, the children investigated how to use read co-ordinates and how to plot shapes on co-ordinate grid. Once we completed this, we then examined how to translate and reflect shapes across two quadrants. 

 

Geography 

In geography this week, Peregrine Class used their co-ordinate grids to read ordnance maps. During the lesson, the children were given the task of finding different buildings and areas on an ordnance map using given co-ordinates. 

Summer 1

Week 3

English

In English this week, the children have continued examining a range of poetry. Throughout the week, the children have learned the features of Haikus, kenning poems and limericks. Once they had learned the features of these, the children then thought of their own examples of these poems. Read our class haikus on our class blog now!

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class have used their skills in place value to compare and order numbers with up to 3-place decimals. Once they had done this, the children then started to examine negative numbers by comparing these with positive numbers.

 

History

In history this week, the children continued working on their class topic of the Vikings. Throughout the lesson, the children examined features of how the Vikings used to live. Once they had done this, the children then created a poster to show the facts that they had learned about how the Vikings used to live. 

 

RE 

In RE this week, the children continued examining their topic of Peace. Throughout the lesson, the children discussed and compared different symbols for peace. Once they had done this, the children then designed their own symbols for peace and stated why their symbol represents peace. 

Summer 1

Week 3

English

In English this week, the children have continued examining a range of poetry. Throughout the week, the children have learned the features of Haikus, kenning poems and limericks. Once they had learned the features of these, the children then thought of their own examples of these poems. Read our class haikus on our class blog now!

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class have used their skills in place value to compare and order numbers with up to 3-place decimals. Once they had done this, the children then started to examine negative numbers by comparing these with positive numbers.

 

History

In history this week, the children continued working on their class topic of the Vikings. Throughout the lesson, the children examined features of how the Vikings used to live. Once they had done this, the children then created a poster to show the facts that they had learned about how the Vikings used to live. 

 

RE 

In RE this week, the children continued examining their topic of Peace. Throughout the lesson, the children discussed and compared different symbols for peace. Once they had done this, the children then designed their own symbols for peace and stated why their symbol represents peace. 

Christopher Lee Reads Lewis Carroll's 'The Jabberwocky'

Summer 1

Week 2

English

In English this week, the children have been examining the features of nonsense poems. Throughout the week, the children examined the features used in 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. Once the children were familiar with the poem, the children then split into groups to memorise and perform a verse of the poem. They then performed this to the rest of the class by considering their use of tone, expression and volume. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class have examined using short and long multiplication to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers. To start the week, we examined how to use the short multiplication method to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. When we had mastered this skill, we then extended this by multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.

 

Computing Day

On Monday, the whole school took part in a computing day. At the start of the day, the children attending a whole class assembly on what they would be looking at throughout the day. In the afternoon, the children then attended a workshop taken by Miss Tanner. Throughout the afternoon, the children created a stop motion film using the iPads.  

 

Blogging 

On Friday afternoon, the children used the iPads to blog their very own nonsense poem. To do this, they were given a well known poem to change into a nonsense poem. Read our nonsense poems now on our class blog!

Summer 1

Week 1

English

In English this week, the children have been examining the features of biographies and autobiographies. Throughout the week, the children have practised recognising and using the features of biographies. Once we had done this, the children then created their own autobiographies as an independent write.  

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class have examined using the counting up method to subtract different amounts of money. Throughout the week, the children have practised using mental and written counting up methods to subtract different amounts of money to find change. 

 

Science

In science this week, Peregrine Class started our new topic of Forces. To start our new topic, we examined different pushing and pulling forces. To do this, we learned how to describe gravity and reaction forces and their effects on different objects. 

 

History

In history this week, the children started examining our new class topic of 'The Vikings'. To do this, we examined who the Vikings were and where they came from. After this, we examined where the Vikings invaded and settled in England. 

 

RE

In RE this week, we examined different pilgrimages. To do this, we discussed what a pilgrimage is and why people might want to go on pilgrimages. We then talked about places that our special to us. 

Spring Term

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During the Spring Term our topic will be ‘Back to the Future’. We will be taking part in a range of different activities and looking at lots of different things from the past and in the future, ranging from space to natural disasters.

Take a look below to see what we will be learning about:

 

Science: Our Science topic for the first half term will be ‘Earth and Space’ where we will be looking at the different planets in our Solar System, explain how day and night occur and we will also be looking at the movement of the moon. Our second topic will be ‘Scientists and Inventors’ and we will looking at the work of: David Attenborough, Margaret Hamilton, Leonardo da Vinci and Eva Crane.

 

GeographyIn Geography, we will be examining climate change. Throughout the term, we will be researching what climate change is, the effects that it might have on the planet and how we can attempt to prevent it. 

 

HistoryIn History this term, we will be conducting a local study of Worksop. To do this, we will examine how Worksop has changed over time and research the reasons for these changes. Furthermore, we will also predict what changes will happen to Worksop in the future. 

 

Art and DT: In DT we will have the change to design our own mode of transport.

 

Music: We are very excited to continue our band sessions in Year 5. In band sessions we will have the opportunity to develop our skills on different instruments.

 

PE: We will continue to have weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott, our school's sports coach, continue with our swimming lessons until February half term and we will also have weekly Karate sessions with Sensei Dave.

 

French: We will continue to develop our skills in French in our weekly lessons with Madame Walsh.

 

Computing: During computing sessions we will be working on Scratch learning how to program characters and how to create our own games.

 

Venture ExpertsWe will continue with Venture Experts this term, children will have the chance to choose a new activity after February half term

Spring 2

Week 3

English

In English this week, the children have begun to examine features of fairy tales. At the start of the week, the children read through a variety of traditional tales. After this, the children used a hot seating activity to allow them to empathise with different fairy tale villains by attempting to give them reasons for their actions throughout their stories. Finally, the children created a dairy entry for a given fairy tale villain which detailed how they felt throughout a range of events. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined proper, improper and mixed number fractions. At the start of the week, the children learned the difference between improper and proper fractions. Once they had done this, the children then examined how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again. Finally, the children practised multiplying proper fractions by whole numbers.

 

Science

In science this week, the children about our neighbour planet, Mars. At the start of the lesson, the children examined the different features of Mars and compared these to Earth. Once we had done this, we discussed what humans would need to live on Mars. The children then designed their own ecosystems for human beings to live on Mars.

 

History

In history this week, the children examined the different features of Worksop. Throughout the lesson, the children discussed why Worksop had developed the way it had as a result of features such as the Worksop Market. Once they had done this, we examined various images of the Worksop throughout the 20th Century. After this, the class then predicted and sketched what Worksop might look like in the future.

 

Spring 2

Week 2

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class examined how to create effective character and setting descriptions. Throughout the week, the children revised what features we need to include in our descriptive writing and discussed how we could include details on our five senses. The children then used their skills to create an effective description of a setting. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined a range of polygons. At the start of the week, the children discussed how to recognise regular and irregular polygons. Once they had done this, the children then examined the features of different quadrilaterals and examined how to calculate internal angles of shapes. 

 

Science

In science this week, the children have examined why we have different time zones. Throughout the session, the children discussed how night and day occurs and why different countries have different time zones due to the rotation of the Earth. 

 

SPaG

Throughout the week, the children examined how to use modal verbs throughout their writing. 

 

NSPCC Workshop

On Wednesday, Peregrine Class took part in a workshop with the NSPCC. Throughout the workshop, the children examined the importance of being safe and happy and discussed what we could do if we did not feel happy. 

Spring 2

Week 1

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class examined looking at the use of scripts. To do this, the children first read through and examined a range of play scripts. Whilst reading through the scripts, the children highlighted and annotated their texts show the different features used in scripts. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined using written methods of multiplication. Throughout the week, the children revised using short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. The children then used the bus stop method to check their answers.

 

Snow Day

On Wednesday, due to the heavy snow, the children joined Swallow Class and Blue Jay Class to create an igloo. Throughout the session, the children learned how to pack snow into boxes to create a solid cube. The snow was then cut into smaller chunks and then carefully placed in a circle. More bricks were then added to build up the igloo. Finally, a door was cut by Mr Huthart and a small tunnel was made to create an entrance to the igloo. 

 

SPaG

Throughout the week, the children examined using a range of conjunctions and cohesive devices so that they can link ideas within and across paragraphs. 

 

World Book Day

On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day. Throughout the afternoon, we took part in a range of activities such as 'stop, snack and read' where the children ate snacks and told stories to each other. Furthermore, the children created their own book marks and write book reviews of their favourite books.  

 

Spring 1

Week 6

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class continued their work newspaper reports. Throughout the week, the children planned, drafted, edited and finally completed an independent write of a newspaper report based on the short film 'Invasion'. In order to do this, the children had to include a range of features in the writing such as a short, snappy headline, quotes and a clear structure. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined using written methods of multiplication and division. At the start of the week, the children practised using short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Once they had done this, the children then revised using the bus stop method to divide large numbers by a 1-digit number. 

 

History Around The World

This week, the children took part in a range of activities for our history around the world blogging event. Our theme for our event was the 1960's. For our first activity, the children examined the famous 'I Have a Dream' speech by Martin Luther King. Once they had done this, the children then thought of their own speeches on a subject that they feel strongly about. 

Furthermore, the children also examined the rise in popular culture throughout the 1960's. To do this, the children examined the rise of popular music as a result of The Beatles. Once we had done this, the children then created a story based on 'Penny Lane', a song about what the members of the Beatles saw on Penny Lane when they were growing up. 

 

Computing

This week, the children were visited by Miss Jackson to go over how to use technology safe. Throughout the session, the children examined how to stay safe when using the internet and staying safe on social networking. The children then completed a short quiz on staying safe online. 

 

Spring 1

Week 5

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class began to examine how to write newspaper articles. Throughout the week, the children examined the different features of newspaper articles including the structure of articles and how to include different quotes. Once they had done this, the children then began to create their own newspaper articles. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined using written methods for addition and subtraction. Throughout the week, the children revised written methods of addition to add and subtract up to four-digit numbers. 

 

Science

In science this week, the children examined how to explain day and night. Throughout the session, the children how the rotation of the Earth creates day and night. Once they had done this, the children then created a short information text to explain how day and night occur. 

 

Art

 

In Art this week, the children worked with Mr Slaney to pictures of planets and other celestial bodies. To do this, the children used a range of coloured chalk on black paper to draw their pictures. Once they had done this, the children used different techniques to create effects.

 

 

 

Spring 1

Week 4

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class continued their work on narrative stories. This week, the children have been writing a story based on the short film 'Alma'. To do this, the children have used a variety of slow writing techniques to ensure that they include all of the required Year 5 SPaG features. Over the course of the week, the children have planned, drafted and edited their writing before completing an independent write of their narrative stories. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class began the week by examining and categorising different triangles. The children learned the features and names of isosceles, scalene, equilateral and right-angled triangles. Once they had done this, the children then examined converting between different units of measurements such as kg and grams, litres and millilitres as well as kilometres and metres.   

 

Science

In science this week, the children examined the features of the different planets in our solar system. To do this, the children first learned the order of our planets from the closest to the sun to the furthest away. Once they had done this, the children then completed a fact file of each planets by stating their name and two facts that they had learned about that planet. 

 

Music

In music this week, the children continued rehearsing their class song of 'Hall of Fame' by The Script. To do this, the children have been working in their groups to practice a different element of the song on either guitars, bass guitars, keyboards or percussion.  

 

 

Spring 1

Week 3

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class continued their work on narrative stories. This week, the children have been learning how to use DADWAVERS (Description, Action, Dialogue, Where, Adverbs, Verbs, Rhetorical Questions, Simile) in their writing. Throughout the week, the children have examined how to start their sentence with a different element of DADWAVERS by writing a range of short stories. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class have examined finding multiples and factors of a range of numbers. Throughout the week, we examined rules on how to calculate whether a number is a multiple of 3, 4 ,5, 6 and 9. Furthermore, we began to look at finding and writing square numbers and square roots. 

 

Music

In music this week, the children continued rehearsing their class song of 'Hall of Fame' by The Script. To do this, the children have been working in their groups to practice a different element of the song on either guitars, bass guitars, keyboards or percussion.  

 

Ancient Maya Day

On Wednesday, Year 5 were able to take part in an Ancient Mayan Day hosted by Partake History company. Throughout the day, were given the opportunity to take part in a range of activities such as experimenting with hot chocolate, exploring a range of Mayan artefacts and even played a game of the Ancient Mayan ball game 'pokatok'. 

Spring 1

Week 2

English

In English this week, Peregrine Class continued their work on narrative stories. This week, the children were given the challenge of basing their writing on a piece of music. Once the children had listened to the music, they used their skills in planning, drafting and editing to ensure that they created a piece of writing that highlighted all of their grammatical knowledge that they have learned in Year 5 so far. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class began to examine how to mentally add and subtract a range of decimal numbers. Throughout the week, the children learned how to use their number knowledge of number bonds and rounding to assist them with working out how to add and subtract 2-digit decimal numbers.  

 

SPaG

This week in SPaG, Peregrine Class continued to work on improving their knowledge of using parenthesis. Throughout the week, the children learned how to use parenthesis to add extra information to their writing. Furthermore, the children also learned how to correctly punctuate their parenthesis by using either commas, dashes or brackets.

 

Geography

This week, the children began work on our Spring Term topic 'Back to the Future'. In geography, the children began to examine climate change and global warming. To do this, the children discussed what they already have heard about global warming. Once we had done this, we then examined what global warming and climate change is and how it is caused. The children then create a poster in groups to show to the rest of the class that highlighted what they had found out about global warming. 

Spring 1

Week 1

English

In English this week, we began the Spring Term by examining writing narrative stories. To do this, we revised using the different features that we had learnt from Autumn Term such as using different sentence types, relative clauses, parenthesis and modal verbs. Throughout the week, the children practised writing character and setting descriptions as well as writing short narrative stories. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class continued working on their knowledge of place value. Throughout the week, the children examined how to compare 6-digit numbers and began to mentally add and subtract large numbers using our knowledge of place value.  

 

Science

This week, Peregrine Class began work on our new science topic 'Earth and Space'. To start our new science topic, the children examined how we know that the Earth, Moon and Sun are spherical objects. To do this, we compared evidence for the Earth being either flat or spherical. We then used these pieces of evidence to draw a conclusion as to how we know the Earth is spherical. 

 

RE

In RE this week we examined looking at Peace. To begin with, we discussed what first comes to mind when thinking of the work 'peace'. After this we noted down different things that we can do over the next few weeks to ensure that we promote peace throughout the school. 

Autumn Term

Autumn 2

Week 5

English

In English this week, we began to examine how to add suspense to our narrative stories. Throughout the week, the children learned how to recognise features that add suspense and tension to their stories such as short sentences, ellipsis and descriptions on how a character's senses, for example what they can see and hear. Once we had done this, the children then planned their own narrative story using a storyboard to structure their work. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined how to measure angles using protractors. Throughout the week, the children examined how to categorise different angles into either acute, obtuse or reflex angles. Once we had done this, we then examined how to use our knowledge of angles to help us find the value of a missing angle. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, we began to examine the weather in Mexico. To do this, the children first discussed where Mexico is on the globe and examined the different features that can effect its weather such as the equator and the Tropic of Cancer. Once they had done this, the children then worked in groups and began to plan a weather report to present to the rest of the class. 

Autumn 2

Week 4

English

In English this week, we continued our work on balanced arguments. Throughout our English lessons this week, we planned, drafted and edited a balanced argument based on whether animals should be kept in captivity. Once we had done this, we then completed an independent write of our balanced arguments by ensuring that we included a clear structure and an equal number of both for and against points. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined mental and written methods of multiplication and division. Throughout the week, the children examined various methods of both written multiplication and division such as short multiplication and the bus stop method. As well as this, we then discussed and practised using our knowledge of times tables to help use multiply and divide mentally. 

 

Science

In science this week, the children continued with the topic of Animals (including humans). This week, the children examined old age and the effects that this has on the human body. Once the children had discussed this, they then created a poster to explain the effects of old age. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, the children examined the environmental factors of Mexico. Throughout the lesson, the children examined a range of natural disasters and the discussed why Mexico is more likely to have natural disasters than we are in the United Kingdom due to the countries position on Earth. Once they had done this, the children then worked in groups to create a news report describing a the effects of a natural disaster. 

Autumn 2

Week 3

Spellings

1. Relevant

2. Restaurant

3. Rhyme

4. Rhythm

5. Sacrifice

6. Secretary

7. Shoulder

8. Signature

9. Sincere

10. Sincerely

Autumn 2

Week 3

English

In English this week, we began to examine writing balanced arguments. At the start of the week, we examined a range of example balanced arguments and compared these with the biased arguments that we had written the week before. Once we had done this, we researched a given topic  to find points both for and against whether animals should be kept in captivity. After we had done this, we then conducted a class debate with one side arguing that animals should be in captivity and the other arguing against captivity. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class examined prime and square numbers. At the start of the week, we revised how to find the factors of a number. Once we had done this, we compared used our knowledge of factors to compare the describe the difference between prime and composite numbers. After we had done this, the children then examined how to find square numbers.  

 

Computing

In computing this week, the children discussed e-safety. To do this, the children discussed how to keep safe when using the internet and why it is important to do so. After they had done this, the children then designed their own e-safety poster to raise awareness of staying safe online and using the internet responsibly.   

 

Mayan Blogging

On Wednesday, Year 5 took part in a Mayan blogging afternoon. Throughout the afternoon, the children took part in a range of activities all about the Ancient Maya. To begin, the children examined how the Maya used and designed a range of masks. Once they had done this, the children then designed their own mask. Whilst designing their masks, the children were given the opportunity to try traditional Mayan hot chocolate (hot chocolate with added cinnamon and chilli). 

After they had designed their mask, the children then designed their very own chocolate. To do this, the children first thought about whether they were going to use milk or white chocolate. Once this was decided, the children then added a filling to their chocolate such as cookies, jellybeans or cola bottles. 

Read about our blogging event on our class blog: http://peregrine.norbridgeblogs.net/

Autumn 2

Week 2

English

In English this week, we continued with our work on creating biased arguments. Throughout the week, we planned, drafted, edited and then completed an independent write of a biased letter based on our class book 'The Butterfly Lion'. To do this, the children continued using the OREO structure that they had begun to use in the previous week as well as including a range of grammatical features such as modal verbs and parenthesis to add extra information.  

 

Maths

In maths this week, Peregrine Class began to examine multiplication and division. At the start of the week, the children examined using short multiplication methods to multiply 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. Once we had done this, the children then moved on to using the 'bus stop' method of division to divide large numbers by a 1-digit number. 

 

Science

This week in science, Peregrine Class began their new topic of Animals (including humans). In their first lesson, the children examined the human life cycle and began to look at the different stages of development that humans go through throughout their life. 

 

Art

In art this week, the children examined images of Ancient Mayan gods. Using the images that the children had previously examined in their history lessons, the children created a picture of a chosen Mayan god by using observational sketching techniques. Once they had done this, the children then sketched their own image of a god to be used in further art lessons.  

Autumn 2

Week 1

English

In English this week, we continued to read further into our class book 'The Butterfly Lion'. Once we had done this, we then began to examine how to write persuasive texts. In order to do this, we discussed and then practised using the OREO (Opinion, Reason, Explanation and Opinion) to structure our persuasive paragraphs. 

 

Maths

In maths, we began our week by examining how to find the factors of a variety of numbers. Once we had done this, we then started to work on our knowledge of fractions. To begin with, we used fraction walls to compare the sizes of fractions with different denominators. When we had done this, we then examined how to simplify fractions using our knowledge of factors. 

 

Science

This week in science, Peregrine Class continued with the topic of Living Things and Their Habitats. In this weeks lesson, the children examined the life cycles of amphibians and insects. Throughout the lesson, the children also examined how these types of animals use metamorphosis to change their bodies. 

 

History

In history this week, the children continued to work on our class topic of Ancient Maya. In this week lesson, the children examined the different gods that the Ancient Maya believed in and how they worshipped their gods. Once we had done this, the children designed their own Mayan god by stating what their god was the god of and how people worshipped them. 

 

Autumn Term 1

Half Term Homework: Blogging Challenge

 

On the class blog, write a narrative story on the above picture. Remember to include relative clauses, expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphors and personification in your text. 

 

Spellings

  1. Guarantee
  2. Harass
  3. Hindrance
  4. Identity
  5. Immediate
  6. Immediately
  7. Individual
  8. Interfere
  9. Interrupt
  10. Language

 

Autumn Term

Week 6

English

This week in English, Peregrine Class have continued to examine narrative stories. This week, the children first examined the features of books by examining our new class book 'The Butterfly Lion'. Once they had done this, the children planned a story based on the quote found on the blurb of the Butterfly Lion. After they had planned their narrative story, the children continued their writing by drafting their story which was followed by editing and finally writing their story in their independent writing books. 

 

Maths

This week in maths, Peregrine Class examined using various methods of subtraction and addition. Throughout the week, the children used the column method of both addition and subtraction as well as using the counting up method for subtraction. Furthermore, the children then examined using the most appropriate method to solve a variety of questions. 

 

Art

In art this week, Peregrine Class examined different examples of Mexican folk art. The first thing that the children did was to examine and discuss the features of a wide range of Mexican folk art examples. Once they had discussed these features, the children then attempted to sketch their own folk art examples by incorporating a range of styles and features from their given examples. 

 

Science

This week in science, the children continued the topic of Living Things and Their Habitats. In science this week, the children created and performed an advert to promote the welfare of chimpanzees in the wild. To do this, the children discussed the effects of deforestation and hunting on the habitat and lives of chimpanzees. 

The Lighthouse

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In our English lessons throughout Autumn Week 5, Year 5 created a narrative story based on this short film, 'The Lighthouse'. The children were shown the first two minutes of the film and then asked to think of their own ending to what might happen at the end of the film. Furthermore, the children were asked to include a variety of features in their work such as using the five part story structure, similes, metaphors, personification, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.

Autumn Term

Week 5

English

This week in English, Peregrine Class examined narrative stories. To begin with, we watched a the first part of a short film called 'The Lighthouse'. We then planned a possible story based on what might happen at the end of the film. Once we had planned our stories, we then created a draft narrative story. After we had completed our drafts, we then edited through these before completing an independent write of a narrative story. 

 

Maths

This week in maths, Peregrine Class examined time and measurement. At the start of the week, we examined how to calculate time intervals using the counting up method. After we had done this, we examined using a ruler to measure various objects. We then practised converting centimetres to millimetres. 

 

Computing

In computing this week, Peregrine Class began to explore Technobabble. For our first computing lesson, the children examined how to use Technobabble to make their own game in pairs. Once they had done this, the children were given the opportunity to show their game to the rest of the class and to try the games made by other children in the class.

 

Art

In art this week, Peregrine Class continued to design their Day of the Dead masks. To do this, the children first examined a range of Day of the Dead mask examples. They then took ideas from these design to create their own Day of the Dead skulls design using the templates they created in the previous art lesson. 

 

SPaG

This week in SPaG, the children continued examining how to use relative clauses in their writing. To do this, the children were given example sentences which contained relative clauses. The children then had to underline the relative clause in the sentences. After this, the children were then given example sentences for them to add their own relative clauses to. 

 

Autumn Term

Week 4

English

This week in English, Peregrine Class examined descriptive writing. Throughout the week, year 5 examined a variety of grammatical features that could help them to create effective descriptions. The children learned about using expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphors, personification and even began to look at how to incorporate relative clauses in their work. Read some of our descriptive examples on our class blog now!

 

Maths

This week in maths, Peregrine Class examined multiplying and dividing by a range of numbers. At the start of the week, the children used place value to help them multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100. Once they had done this, the children then began to work on methods to multiply and divide numbers by 4, 5, 20 and 25. 

 

Science

In science this week, the children continued to work on the topic of Living Things and Their Habitat. This week, the children began to examine the work of Jane Goodall. The children found out about the work of Goodall and her studies on groups of chimpanzees. Once we had done this, the children then planned an advert in order to share the information they had learned with others. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, Peregrine Class continued to examine Mexico. In order to do this, the children were tasked with creating a fact file about the country. The class used iPads to research various features of Mexico such as its population, different food and holidays. 

 

History

In History this week, Year 5 began examining their topic of Ancient Maya. The children first discussed what they already knew about Ancient Maya with each other. Once they had done this, they then shared their work facts with the class. The children then explored a range of information about the Ancient Maya and noted key points that they had found out. 

Autumn Term

Week 3

English

This week in English, Peregrine Class continued to examine writing recount texts. In order to this, the children first planned a recount text based on what they had done over the summer holidays. After they had planned their text, the children drafted their recounts and then edited them. Once they had done this, the children then completed an independent write of their recount texts by ensuring that everything made sense and by using dictionaries to check their spellings.

 

Maths

This week in maths, Peregrine Class began to examine mental methods of both addition and subtraction. Throughout the week, the children discussed and practiced a range of methods to add and subtract such as partitioning, using place value and counting up. Furthermore, the children then began to think about how to answer a variety of word problems by using the RUCSAC method.

 

Art

In art this week, Peregrine Class examined a form of traditional Mexican art. The children were tasked with making their own Ojo De Dios. To do this, the children had to first make a cross by gluing two lollipop sticks together. Once they had done this and the glue had dried, they then had to a range of weave coloured wool between the sticks to create a pattern.  

 

Science

In science this week, the children continued to work on the topic of Living Things and Their Habitat. This week, the children completed a Cold Test based on the unit of work that they would be completing over the half term. 

Autumn Term

Week 2

English

This week in English, Peregrine Class examined writing recount texts. To do this, we examined the different features of recount texts such as using past tense and first person. Once we had done this, we then began to write our own examples of recount texts by using an introduction and ordering our events in chronological order. 

 

Maths

This week in maths, Peregrine Class began to examine place value. Throughout the week, the children examined and compared a range of 5-digit numbers by stating which number was bigger and smaller and why. Once we had done this, the children then examined written methods for adding and subtracting large numbers. 

 

Geography

In geography this week, Peregrine Class examined the Earth's continents. To do this, we first discussed how the Earth is separated into continents. The children worked in groups to research information about the seven different continents. To do this, the children used iPads to research their given continent and, once they had completed their research, they presented their findings to the rest of the class.

 

History

In history this week, Peregrine Class began to examine timelines. In order to do this, the children first discussed what chronological order is. Once they had done this, the children were tasked with creating a timeline by ordering themselves in age. First, the children completed this in table groups. When they had done this, we then went into the multi-resource area to make a class timeline by ordering ourselves by age. 

 

Science

In science this week, the children began the topic of Living Things and Their Habitats by examining the different parts of a plant. Once they had done this, the children were tasked with labeling each part of the plant by naming and stating what each section of a plant is for. Furthermore, the children also discussed the different methods in which plants spread their pollen in order to reproduce. 

Autumn Term

Week 1

English

This week in English, Peregrine Class examine writing narrative stories. On Thursday, the children were given a stimulus in the form of a picture. The children then completed a short narrative story based on that picture by thinking including descriptions and using features such as writing in the past tense and third person. Once they had done this, the children then edited through their work in Friday's lesson by improving taking sentences and improving them by adding a range of adjectives and adverbials. 

 

Maths

This week in maths, Peregrine Class took part in a short Year 5 maths quiz which covered a range of Year 5 maths targets. Once they had done this, the class went through the questions and discussed the various methods that could be used to find answers. 

 

Art

In art this week, Peregrine Class completed some observational sketches of Peregrine falcons. First, the children were given an outline of a peregrine to decorate how they wanted which will later be used as a class display. After they had done this, the children examined different images of peregrine falcons and attempted to sketch them using different techniques such as shading.  

 

Music

In music this week, Year 5 began learning the chords to a new song. The first song that the class have begun to learn is 'Stitches' by Shawn Mendes.  

 

PE

In PE this week, the children examined invasions games with Mr Scott. Throughout the lesson, the children examined different transitional techniques to change from defence to attack. 

Attendance
  • F1 Canary Class AM 93.8%
  • F1 Canary Class PM 88.6%
  • F2 Kingfisher Class 96.7%
  • F2 Puffin Class 96.6%
  • Y1 Flamingo Class 97.7%
  • Y1 Merlin Class 88.9%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 98.3%
  • Y2 Robin Class 95.7%
  • Y3 Tawny Owls Class 97%
  • Y3 Wren Class 99.3%
  • Y4 Hummingbird Class 93.8%
  • Y4 Nightingale Class 97%
  • Y5 Peregrine Class 98.6%
  • Y5 Swallow Class 97%
  • Y6 Bluejay Class 96.6%

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