Year 5: Blog items

Summer 2 Week 7

Date: 21st Jul 2017 @ 5:43pm

Summer has arrived!

Our final week was full of happiness and excitement. On Tuesday, we enjoyed our sports day with KS2 where all the children participated in four events; sprinting, speed bounce, bean bag race and obstacle course. It was a lovely morning and we even had an ice lolly each to celebrate! 

The church service led by Year 6 was a pleasure to watch and we wish our friends the best of luck as they move into high school. 

Thank you for all my lovely cards and presents! I am going to miss you all so much and I am incredibly proud of you all. Have an amazing summer! 

Miss Lovelock xxx

Summer 2 Week 6

Date: 14th Jul 2017 @ 1:28pm

Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their penultimate week of this academic year!

July's monthly value is Serve and our assembly on Wednesday about it was wonderful! Reverend Anne came to visit with her dog, Alfie, and explained to us how he was serving the local community. 

In English, we have begun composing some performance poetry about the Amazon rainforest. We also explored a range of instrument to accompany our poems. Our poetry slam next week is going to be amazing by the looks of it! 

On Thursday, our half-termly Interform competition commenced with Luke, John, Matthew and John Houses. Using our skills which we developed in our PE lessons, we played an exciting game of Rounders, with Matthew taking first place. Everyone played superbly and we had a fantastic time!

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Summer 2 Week 5

Date: 7th Jul 2017 @ 3:44pm

Year 5 have been very busy this week!

To conclude our RE unit, 'Loss, Death and Hope', we were very fortunate to have visit from Reverend Anne and Nathan who led an interesting session about how death is portrayed in the Bible. We explored stories in the Bible which offered us advice and support if  we were worried about death and loss. 

The celebration assembly on Friday was a huge success! KS2 pupils performed amazing music pieces with a variety of instruments and our lovely school choir sang beautifully. Year 5 played their clarinets with precision and enthusiam. I am so proud of each and every one of you for such a stunning performance! A special congratulations to Annie for achieving the 'Imagine' Spirit of Trinity Saint Peter's Award - it was thoroughly deserved! 

Finally, a big thank you to those of you who purchased books at the Scholastic Book Fair this week! The total is currently being calculate and you will be informed early next week.

We are also looking forward to Sports Day (weather permitting, of course!) on Tuesday 11th July.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Summer 2 Week 4

Date: 30th Jun 2017 @ 5:10pm

Year 5 have enjoyed yet another lovely week this half-term! 

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of meeting St. Peter's Church's new Curate, Nathan. He led a wonderful assembly on our monthly value of friendhip and was warmly welcomed by everyone in our school family. We are looking forward to hear more from Nathan and we are sure he will be a huge success!

In RE, we have been exploring 'Loss, Death and Hope'. This week's lesson focused on creating links between death and hope; we drew images of our idea of Heaven. We noticted that everyone's interpretations of Heaven were different, but they all linked to positivity and faith that we will be content and at peace. 

We have been practicing hard this week for our music performance at the Celebration Assembly. Fortunately, Mrs Talbot has worked tirelessy to ensure our clarinet ensemble is at the highest standard. We are very exctited to show the rest of the school all of our hard work in Music this year. 

We are also looking forward to the book fair next week from Tuesday to Friday! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Summer 2 Week 3

Date: 23rd Jun 2017 @ 1:15pm

We have had another lovely week in Year 5!

Our monthly value for June is Friendship and Year 5 have embraced this by writing wonderful letters to their Reception buddies for next year. We composed these letters to introduce ourselves and talk about our interests, hobbies and talents.

Continuing with our Theme work, we created some beautiful paintings of different animals in the Amazon  

Hopefully the lovely weather will continue so please remember to bring in a waterbottle to ensure you are hydrated.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Summer 2 Week 2

Date: 16th Jun 2017 @ 4:22pm

We have had a very exciting week in Year 5!

We thoroughly enjoyed Den Day on Thursday to support Save the Children. Working with our Year 4 friends, we worked in groups to build dens out of cardboard boxes (which were kindly supplied by Tesco) and blankets. This was a perfect way to explore our monthly value of Friendship and raise money to support those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

To introduce our new Theme, the Amazon Rainforest, we visited Chester Zoo with Year 6. We had a wonderful day exploring various animals and plants that would be found in the rainforest, including: sloths, frogs and jaguars. It was a fantastic experience which will support us throughout the remainder of our topic.

Our final Bikeability session was a complete success! We achieved our Level 2 certificates by demonstrating our ability to stay safe on the road by crossing junctions, completing U-turns and stopping and starting in the primary position.

Thank you for very fun, enjoyable week, Year 5! Have a lovely weekend and I hope to see many of you at the Summer Fair tomorrow!

Summer 2 Week 1

Date: 9th Jun 2017 @ 4:21pm

What an exciting week first week back we have had!

In RE, we explored how Buddhist values relate to our school values. Whilst there are many differences between Christianity and Buddhism, we found numerous links in our values. 

In order to understand and appreciate the importance of democracy in our country, we explored the history of voting, including the Suffragettes. This linked well with our school value of Enjoy as we could reflect on the actions of those who fought for the right to vote for all and appreciate how fortunate we are to live in a democratic country. We also discussed the critical question: ‘Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?’ which sparked up a variety of opinions and superb critical language. Following this, we researched each party’s manifesto and discussed the pros and cons for each. After reflecting on this, each pupil voted for the party that they thought would be the most effective in running the country. It was very exciting to vote using the ballot papers at our TSP polling station!

On Friday, Year 5 and 6 performed at our very own TSP’s Got Talent! Year 5 sung ‘Human’ by Rag’n’Bone Man as a whole class which was absolutely stunning. Davina and Grace choreographed and performed a fabulous dance and Oliver treated us to two beautiful piano pieces. We certainly have a lot of talented children in our school!

We are really looking forward to our visit to Chester Zoo on Wednesday and our final Bikeability session on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend!

Summer 1 Week 6

Date: 26th May 2017 @ 4:03pm

It has a been a brilliant half term in Year 5! 

We thoroughly enjoyed attending the Eucharist Service at St. Peter's Church on Wednesday. The service was wonderful and it was a pleasure to praise God alongside lovely members of our community. 

On Thursday, we had our Interform competition which was kindly organised by FHS and the Young Leaders. Using the skills we had developed in our 'Quadkids' PE lessons with Mr Hunt, we were able to have a super time and apply our new knowledge. 

Enjoy your half term break! Mrs Sherran and I are incredibly proud of your hard work and we can't wait to see what's in store for our final seven weeks in Year 5! 

Summer 1 Week 5

Date: 19th May 2017 @ 5:00pm

What a brilliant week! 

Continuing with our RE unit, Women in the Old Testament, we explored the story of Deborah. We discussed the qualities that made her an effective leader and role model. This encouraged us to reflect on our own qualities and how we can use Deborah's actions to support us. 

Mrs Mather organised a very successful Race for Life for Cancer Research with our friends and families! We completed five laps (1 mile) of the field - some ran 10! Although it was a challenge, everyone finished with a smile on their faces knowing we had supported a very worthy cause. We were even treated with a yummy cake and a drink at the end! 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

 

 

Summer 1 Week 4

Date: 12th May 2017 @ 5:00pm

We really enjoyed our first Bikeability session this week! In the morning, we cycled around the playground with the instructors to recap some basic skills. After lunch, we ventured out into Formby to learn how to stop and start on the road and how to make a U-turn. The day was a perfect opportunity to focus on our monthy value of courage as we were all trying new things and learning new skills. Despite getting soaked by the rain, it certainly didn't dampen our spirits! 

Our new Theme topic, the Maya Civilisation, allowed us to explore different Mayan gods and goddesses. We discussed the roles and importance of the gods/goddesses and then created our own which we will begin writing our own myth about. 

Thank you for another brilliant week, Year 5! You have worked incredibly hard. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Summer 1 Week 3

Date: 5th May 2017 @ 12:21pm

Another fantastic week in Year 5! 

In RE, we explored significant women in the Old Testament, such as Abigail, Rahab and Jochebed. After hearing their stories, we discussed the links between values and beliefs. These stories allowed us to reflect on our own values and reminded us that God is always there to support us.  

To commence our monthly value of 'courage', we made cards for our Year 6 buddies to wish them luck with their upcoming SATS. We have faith that they will all be amazing! 

Our third Listening Hands Therapy session was a complete success! We have learnt many different actions to perform when giving a massage and are thoroughly enjoying developing our skills to help us become more relaxed and focused. We also took advantage of the lovely weather this week by going outside to practice mindfulness and peer massage.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Summer 1 Week 2

Date: 28th Apr 2017 @ 5:59pm

We have had a really enjoyable week in Year 5! 

A group of children led our Collective Worship this week where we completed numerous trust exercises. We also drew around our hands and wrote names of people we trust inside. 

On Tuesday, Gary from Knowsley CLC delivered a really informative and useful E-Safety session for the pupils and parents. Thank you to Gary for sharing his knowledge with us and developing our understanding of the benefits and risks of using the internet. 

We also completed our DT project, 'Plant Protection Designers' where we designed, made and evaluated a bird scarer. The children worked in groups throughout the project and produced incredible designs using their creative minds! Well done Year 5 - I am so proud of you all for your hard work! 

I hope you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend! 

Summer 1 Week 1

Date: 21st Apr 2017 @ 5:01pm

Year 5 have had a super week back! 

We began our exciting peer massage sessions led by the Listening Hands Therapy this week. We linked this to our monthly value of 'Trust' and how we needed to trust the person giving the massage to us to enjoy the experience and truly feel relaxed. This led to a critical discussion - 'can we trust everyone?' 

Our whole school Theme topic focused on the book, 'We Are All Born Free'. This book, which was written by Amnesty International, allowed us to focus on human rights and the importance of them. We also explored the life of Nelson Mandala and his signifcant role in fighting against apartheid. Having read the book as a class, we discussed the importance of British values and were appreciative of the life God has given us which allows liberty, respect and democracy. 

We are looking forward to our E-Safety talk next week for the children and parents! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Spring 2 Week 6

Date: 31st Mar 2017 @ 4:58pm

Year 5 have had a lovely week to end such a fantastic half term! 

The children performed a poem at the Easter Service which was beautifully read and acted out. The service allowed us to reflect on the true meaning of Easter and how Jesus is an inspiration to us all in our daily lives. 

Language Leaders from Greenbank High School visited us on Tuesday to teach us about Spanish culture. We did role play and tried different Spanish foods (the olives were surprisingly the least popular!). 

Our half-termly interform competition was a great success with John as the winning House. The children used the skills they have developed in dodgeball throughout our PE lessons to work as a team. A big thank you to Mr Hunt from Formby High School and Mr McCabe for organising the event. 

To end the term, we created stunning Easter cards to represent the resurrection of Jesus. We also thoroughly enjoyed our Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon which was organised by Mrs Sherran. We have had a brilliant week with many happy memories. The children have worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of them for their achievements! 

I hope you all have a wonderful break - you deserve it! 

Happy Easter! 

Spring 2 Week 5

Date: 24th Mar 2017 @ 6:28pm

We have had a lovely week in Year 5! 

We have been practicing hard for our poetry performance at the Easter Service next week. We're really looking forward to sharing it with our friends and family! 

In Theme, Year 5 became ski resort owners for the afternoon to solve an avalanche dilemma! The children worked collaboratively in their groups and showed excellent critical thinking skills. 

To support Comic Relief, we enjoyed working with our Houses for a very arty Red Nose Day!  The children produced some stunning (and yummy!) red artwork. The nose and spoon race with KS1 and 2 children was a lovely way to end a brilliant day! 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Spring 2 Week 4

Date: 17th Mar 2017 @ 5:48pm

We've had another busy week in Year 5! 

The children created some beautiful pieces of artwork in RE to depict Jesus' victory at Easter. We explored different examples of artwork to inspire us to create our own. We have also started practicing our class performance for the Easter service which we are very excited about! 

To celebrate British Science Week, we completed investigation 3 of the BBC Terrific Scientific project. We explored the Mpemba effect (whether hot or cold water freezes first) and tested this out ourselves. We have some super scientists in Year 5! 

Enjoy a relaxing weekend! 

Spring 2 Week 3

Date: 10th Mar 2017 @ 3:38pm

What a fantastic week in Year 5! 

In RE, we explored how Jesus' victory is represented through artwork and hymns. We discussed how Easter is a celebration of victory for Christians and how the images and hymns portray this message. 

We had an exciting Theme lesson to explore the process by which fold mountains are formed. Using clay, we created stop frame animations in our table groups. We then drew diagrams to clearly explain this process. 

Have an enjoyable weekend! 

Spring 2 Week 2

Date: 3rd Mar 2017 @ 4:36pm

We have had another wonderful week in Year 5!

In RE, we retold the Easter story and linked this to victory. The children worked really well as a team to produce an informative story. 

To celebrate World Book Day, we explored the book, 'If the World Were a Village' to learn about cultural diversity. The children created brilliant artwork and they even challenged themselves by drawing pie charts! The book also prompted us to discuss our British Values and reflect on how we can display these in the community.

It was an exciting opportunity for Year 5 and 6 to Skype with Alex Staniforth who is a motivational speaker and has attempted to climb Mount Everest. He told us about the avalanche caused by the Nepal earthquake which he experienced when climbing the mountain. His words were inspiring and we learnt lots about his adventures!

Another highlight of our very busy week was learning about Fairtrade Fortnight. We learnt about Fairtrade and the significant impact on people's lives. The children created stunning maps to show where our Fairtrade food comes from. This made us reflect on where we buy our food from and that we should be more appreciative of the things we can take for granted. 

Enjoy a well deserved weekend! I'm very much looking forward to next week! 

Spring 2 Week 1

Date: 24th Feb 2017 @ 6:27pm

We have had such a lovely first week back in Year 5! 

Our RE unit this half term focuses on why Christians view Easter as a celebration of victory. We discussed the meaning of victory and reflected on times we felt victorious. The children created wonderful collages to represent examples of victory. 

In PE, Mr Hunt from Formby High School delivered a brilliant session on dodgeball! The children played some fantastic games displaying their teamwork skills! 

We also started our BBC Terrific Scientific project this week; the first investigation required us to smear blue food colouring on our tongues and count the fungae papillae (pink bumps) to test whether we are supertasters. We found that a whopping 17 children were supertasters in the class! 

Please note that PE will now be taught on a Monday and a Thursday. 

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

Spring 1 Week 5

Date: 3rd Feb 2017 @ 5:52pm

We have had an enjoyable (yet quiet) week in Year 5. 

To commence February's montly value, Love, we wrote letters to those we love. We also discussed what love means to us and how we can show it to others, 

In Science, we explored the life of David Attenborough and the impact he has had on society as a naturalist. We thoroughly enjoyed watching 'Planet Earth' which taught us lots of interesting facts about animals and habitats. 

I hope all the children that are poorly feel better soon and we can't wait to see your smiley faces on Monday! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Spring 1 Week 4

Date: 27th Jan 2017 @ 2:14pm

Year 5 have been working very hard this week!

In RE, we explored and interpreted the eight Beatitudes. Working in groups, we drew an image/symbol to represent the key message behind each Beatitudes. We then related each Beatitude to our school values and discussed what we can learn from them.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Year 5 worked with their Year 6 buddies to create some beautiful Chinese scrolls featuring the lotus flower. We discussed why this flower was so significant in Chinese culture and its symbolism for purity and peace in Buddhism. The children used watercolour to create a colourful background and then used black pen for the plant. They all worked really well together and we had a fantastic time sharing our creations in the assembly.

Enjoy your weekend everybody and keep up the hard work!

Spring 1 Week 3

Date: 20th Jan 2017 @ 4:07pm

We have had another busy week in Year 5!

Continuing with our RE unit, we retold stories told by Jesus through drama in small groups. Through the roleplay, the children displayed how the parables related to Christian beliefs and why it is so important for us to listen to the morals. 

In Science, we investigated the impact of oil spills on marine ecosystems. We modelled this by adding oil to water and dipping in a feather to observe the effects of the oil. We then discussed the critical question: 'Humans: Good or Evil?' The children made some fantastic contributions! 

Well done everyone; you have all worked really hard this week! Enjoy your well deserved weekend! 

Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 13th Jan 2017 @ 12:18pm

 

We have enjoyed another great week! 

This week we began our new RE unit, 'Jesus the Teacher'. We explored parables in the Bible and discussed what these stories showed us about Jesus as an inspirational teacher. From this, we created a piece of artwork depicting these characteristics and qualities which we can learn from.

Continuing with our Science unit, we dissected flowers to identify the parts of the plant and their functions in reproduction. We also observed our cress; we can't quite believe how quickly it has grown! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

 

Spring 1 Week 1

Date: 6th Jan 2017 @ 5:59pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back everyone!

The children have worked hard this week and have set New Year's Resolutions. We're all aiming to try our best and work hard in Year 5!

In RE, we discussed ow Sikhs show their commitment to God. We explored the 5Ks and what these objects represented to Sikhs. The children showed respect and appreciation of these beliefs, demonstarting our Serve value brilliantly. 

To introduce our new Science unit, Living Things, we learned about the life cycle of plants and introduced scientific terminology (such as germination, photosynethesis and seed dispersal). We also planted cress seeds and aim to watch them grow over the next few weeks. Once they are fully grown, the children will be able to take them home to eat. Yummy!

Please note that PE will now be taught on a Monday and Thursday.

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Autumn 2 Week 7

Date: 16th Dec 2016 @ 1:59pm

We have had a wonderful week to end a fantastic term!

In RE, we explored Christmas celebrations around the world. The children worked in groups to create an activity to represent a country they researched. These were performed to the rest of the class. 

The children gained their 'Secret Student' treat so we had a daytime sleepover watching a film, eating popcorn and snuggling up in blankets, dressing gowns and onesies. 

Another highlight was the inter-form PE organised by Mr Hunt and young leaders from Formby High School. The children competed in their House Teams playing Wazz-ball. 

We ended our week wearing our festive jumpers for 'Christmas Jumper Day'. It was a brilliant day with lots of laughter and happiness! 

You have made me a very proud teacher and you should all be very proud too. Thank you for my gorgeous presents and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!