WELCOME TO YEAR 5 2016/17 Page
21/07/17 Final day of the school year! It's PARTY TIME!
Thank you for being such a memorable and fun class to teach! It has been a true honour to have been your teacher this year.
STEM Day at Trinity Catholic Secondary School
Day of the African Child, Lillington School, 16th June 2017
Message in a Bottle Topic (June 2017)
As part of our journey through Michael Morpurgo's Why the Whales Came, the pupils were asked to imagine that they were one of the main characters, Gracie or Daniel, and write as if they were in their shoes, stranded on Samson Island.
Unfortunately, the audio quality of some of the videos is quite poor. If we get time, we will re-record them, and improve the audio.
Curry Mania Music Project
This is an early recording of our composition, called Curry Mania. My apologies for the poor audio quality! I will endeavour to upload another copy using better recording equipment.
Relationship & Sex Education
These are two of the highly informative videos which we have been using as part of our RSE learning. The pupils found them so useful, that they asked me to put them on our class page for future reference.
Year 5 Whitsun Week Holiday Homework Task
Task: To create a song that persuades tourists to visit the Island of Bryher on the Scilly Isles. You will need to research the island before you start to write your song lyrics. Your song MUST be longer than 1 minute 30 seconds in length.
Due: First Tuesday back.
- Use the rhythm for inspiration.
- Research the Island of Bryher – Why visit? What is there to do? What natural features are there? What about the people? How do you get there?
- Write lyrics that promote the Island of Bryher as a tourist destination.
- Figurative Language: Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Metaphor, Similes, personification, hyperboles, assonance etc.
- Chorus & Verses
- Words chosen for effect.
If you are able to, download and install Audacity onto your Windows computer so that you can record your song. The track can be downloaded, for free, here: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/ukulele
Audacity can be downloaded here: http://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Remember to have fun!
Music for Island of Bryher song writing task
Thanks to: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/ukulele
THE CURSE OF SAMSON ISLAND
This half-term, we have been reading Michael Morpurgo's fantastic story, 'Why the Whales Came'. Taking inspiration from a background event in the story, the pupils wrote a first-person narrative recounting the experience of Zachariah Woodcock, a character from the novel. Pupils then chose an appropriate video background to appear in, before recording themselves in front of the green screen.
More will be added over time, so keep an eye out!
Check out Year 5's amazing podcasts on the topic of Native Americans!
Podcast: Ola, Jeo, Matilda
Podcast: Rabia, Joseph, Sifat
Podcast: Kathy, Kamil, Marco
Podcast: Honor, Arjun, Amarveer
Podcast: Kian, Harkiran, Elizabeth
Podcast: Reece, Madeline, Stephanie
Podcast: Lily, Jaipreet, Marietta
Podcast: Xan, Aayush, Gabin
Podcast: Jasmine, Kuba, Alisha
Podcast: Serena, Jakub, Nina
Links - please click to open
Check out Year 5 reading sections from their recent information text writing on the American civil rights activist, Rosa Parks. The pupils chose their favourite section to read as well as choosing a background that they felt suited the topic on which they were talking.
Please note that these videos are ‘unlisted’ on YouTube, meaning that they cannot be searched for from the YouTube website, only by clicking the link below.
Any problems, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sifat 2 https://youtu.be/DWoyH82-ZME
Stephanie 2 https://youtu.be/BXt9fvdzSWk
Maths - Learning Through Play 25 04 17
Sports at Campion Secondary School 31 03 17
Ash Wednesday, St. Peters 01 03 17
Science: Thermal conductivity of different materials & Separating Mixtures 11 01 17
Greek Food Tasting 06 12 16
In partnership with Asda, we tasted some Greek foods as part of our topic on Ancient Greece. We then scored these foods on a radar graph and plotted out the data.
We Are Disciples Retreat Day 16 11 16
We had a whole school retreat day. This involved a number of different activities that taught us how to follow Jesus and be good Disciples.
Hands on Learning in Maths 15 11 16
Investigating the number 1000 using manipulatives.
Year 5 used naturally gathered materials from around the school to create and design their own images.
Peer Mediation Training 08 11 16
Year 5 received 'Peer Mediation' training to give them the skills to help them to resolve problems between friends.
Pheasant Shooting Debate 26 09 16
This half-term, our book was Roald Dahl's 'Danny Champion of the World', which led us towards debating whether or not pheasant shooting should be banned or not.