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Year 5: Blog items

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 7

Date: 18th Oct 2018 @ 10:08pm

Wow! We can’t quite believe that it is already the end of the first half term of the school year. Time has absolutely raced by and it is fair to say that this class have worked extremely hard and have an awful lot of which to be proud. A well-deserved week off is most certainly deserved!

This week, as with all other weeks so far this year, has been jam packed with highlights and incredible learning. A particularly proud moment came with the creation of the final versions of our non-chronological reports. These reports really showcase the children’s already vast knowledge about our Solar System and universe. We used our creativity to select various different elements which we wished to include within these reports in terms of the layout and design. The final results are certainly impressive as is the quality of writing. Most pleasing however was the pride that the children felt after completing their final pieces and this is a feeling we want to continue in ALL pieces of writing this year…and beyond!

We have also really embodied our generosity value throughout school this week as we participated in the ‘Zero Hunger Run’ for World Food Day. The incredible donations and money raised will be given to St Peter’s school in Uganda, which members of the TSP community visited earlier this year, to support them in becoming more self-sufficient.

We also attended the ‘Shoebox Express’ at St. Peter’s Parish Hall as part of Operation Christmas Child. With our donations, we put together a shoebox that was packed full of both practical and fun equipment and supplies to benefit those in positions less fortunate than our own. We reflected in class on just how privileged we are and how gracious we should feel as a result of this. We also discussed the importance of such displays of generosity and why it is so important to support such a worthy cause. We are especially grateful to all of the kind volunteers who gave up their time to make the ‘Shoebox Express’ such a success.

What a half term we have had and, although I will miss you all, a well-deserved rest for an amazing Year 5 class is definitely deserved. Enjoy everyone and see you on Monday 29th October!

Spellings for after half term are as follows:

Group 1partial, essential, potential, substantial, confidential, residential, influential, variety, controversy, curiosity

Group 2 - dislike, dishonest, disobey, disagree, disappoint, discomfort, disappear, disbelieve, guard, group

These spellings can also be found written into the children’s daily planners each week.

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 6

Date: 11th Oct 2018 @ 9:42pm

What a week we have had in Year 5! Where to start…

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to be invited to attend a Eucharist Service at St. Peter’s Church. Nathan very kindly created us a Eucharist quiz so we could follow along and make observations on each section as the service unfolded. We learned about the symbolism of the bread and wine and what that represents to us as Christians. We also had a Q&A session with Reverend Anne where we learned about the church building, stained glass windows and their origins as well as the different church colours at different times of year. There were lots of questions from a class of curious Year 5s!

In PE this week we took part in our first ever round of ‘Street Golf’ in the school hall. Our six challenges were set up and, in teams, we battled to gain as many points for our team as possible. We had to use our surroundings as well as an awful lot of resilience and skill to rack up those precious points. Such a fun lesson was had and thank you to the Young Leaders from Formby High School for supporting this session.

As this week draws to a close I wish you all a brilliant weekend as we approach the final week of this first half term. Enjoy it everyone and see you on Monday!

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 5

Date: 4th Oct 2018 @ 5:52pm

This half term is absolutely flying by and, as always, we have so much to report from the Year 5 classroom!

In our English work this week we have been venturing even further into the depths of outer space as we researched the planets and chose our “favourite”. Then we were tasked with creating a piece of poetry about that planet which tied in nicely with National Poetry Day, which fell on Thursday.

Year 5 have also been brushing up on their cycle skills as we were visited by Amanda from Sustrans as we learned how to perform safety checks on our bike to ensure that we are road safe. We also performed several different biking challenges to ensure that we have all of the necessary cycling skills that we need and to ensure that we are confident riders.

In our Collective Worship sessions this week, the new month signalled the start of our new monthly value. This month we will be focusing on ‘Generosity’. The children have each received a random acts of kindness challenge with the aim being to tick off as many of the challenges as they can throughout this month.

A really excellent week and thank you Year 5 for all of your hard work. Enjoy a well-earned weekend and see you all on Monday!  

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 9:47pm

Yet another excellent weekend in the Year 5 classroom with lots to report!

This week it was time for our voices to be heard as many Year 5’s campaigned to be part of one of the school’s pupil voice committees. After preparing manifestos and speeches to present to their classmates, it was finally time for us all to cast our votes in the Trinity St. Peter’s Polling Station. The Year 5 candidates did themselves proud and well done to each and every one of them for the courage and passion shown when getting up in front of your classmates to share your vision and goals. Well done also to our elected candidates who I am sure will do us proud and make our school an even better place to be!  

We also attended a beautiful Harvest Service at St. Peter’s church which was led by Year 3 as well as a rendition of two upbeat and beautifully sung harvest hymns. It was also a pleasure to see our school’s harvest display on the church window which displayed our class prayer alongside that of other classes inside the shapes of various fruit and vegetables.

In our class RE work, we were lucky enough to be joined by Nathan who came to talk to us about the Bible. He talked to us about his favourite Bible stories and how he has used it throughout his life so far. He shared various alternative versions of the Bible too including one that has been made into a comic book which definitely captured the children’s interest.

Other highlights this week have included our venture inside the planetarium which visited our school hall on Monday. We climbed inside and were met with the various wonders of our solar system and vast galaxy. We were shown the various constellations visible in the night sky and how they link to our star signs; what causes night and day; what causes a leap year as well as various facts about each of the eight planets and much, much more. We were gripped and fascinating and we have learned so much to carry forward in our Science unit!

What a week and a well-earned weekend to follow for a hardworking class. Enjoy it everyone!

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 20th Sep 2018 @ 9:52pm

It has been such a busy week in the Year 5 classroom with so many highlights in our learning. Where to start…

The week started on a high as Oscar felt confident enough to remove his helmet after two weeks. This was because he was so impressed with how hard the rest of the class have been working but particularly with the kindness that they have shown over the past fortnight! Oscar now joins in with our PE lessons and joins the children outside at break and lunchtime too. Let’s hope Oscar keeps his helmet off for the rest of the school year!

In our RE work, we continued to explore the Christian Bible with its many books and we had an amazing discussion about its origins and, particularly, the vast differences between the stories and the representation of God in the Old Testament and the New Testament. We then considered the word ‘sacred’ and its meaning and what it takes for an object to be thought of in this way. To do this we thought of items that we hold dear and that are treasured within our own lives. We then connected our items to the sacred nature of the Bible by making comparisons and establishing differences.

In English, continuing the focus on our class novel of Wonder, we produced the final drafts of our diary entries from the point of view of August Pullman. The children used their vast imagination as well as their knowledge of the text to produce some stunning diary entries that really captured the emotions that August would have felt on that particular day.

We also had a visitor as Joseph Delaney, the award winning author of the Spook's Apprentice series of books, joined us to talk about his experience as an author and to talk about his vast imagiation and the ideas which led to this fantasy series. We thank Joseph for joining us and for promoting the importance of reading. 

Well done Year 5 for the hard work that you have shown throughout this week. I wish you all a brilliant weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 13th Sep 2018 @ 9:19pm

Is that really week 2 over and done already? It has absolutely flown by and we have had so much fun in so many different lessons with so much learning taking place!

On Monday, we were lucky enough to be visited by UK Parliament Education who first delivered an engaging and informative assembly to all of KS2. This taught us all about our UK government and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Year 5 were lucky enough to then be joined by Rachael from Parliament Education in two workshops which delved into even more exciting learning in the world of politics and law. The first workshop focused on debate! We transformed our school hall into the House of Commons chambers complete with frontbenchers, backbenchers and our very own Right Honourable Speaker. The children applied their critical thinking skills to this debate as they considered school transport and a potential new law regarding enforced home to school transportation.

Next, we were joined in class for our second workshop in which we had to establish our own political party in teams and then create a manifesto to fight for our classmate’s votes. The children were extremely creative in their thinking and their passions really shone through in their campaign speeches. Congratulations to the ‘Formby Education Party’ for gaining an overall majority!

In RE, we started our new unit which is centred around the Bible. We learned the history of the Bible in our first lesson and how it is made up of up to 66 different books with many different writers. We then were tasked with navigating the Bible itself using the book, chapter and verse to find the scripture that was required. After a few quick practises, the children then completed a problem-solving task in which they were given a specific Bible book, chapter and verse and they had to find the animal mentioned in that section.

What a fantastic week and an even more fantastic Year 5 class. Have a brilliant weekend everyone and see you on Monday!   

Year 5 Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 3:32pm

What a pleasure it was to welcome the brand new Year FIVE back to school on Tuesday. We loved listening to their various tales and adventures from a very exciting and fulfilling summer break. It is most definitely going to be a privilege sharing this learning journey with this amazing class throughout the school year...

We commenced the journey with a school focus on RJ Palacio’s thought-provoking novel, ‘Wonder’. ‘Wonder’ tells the story of a 10-year-old boy named Auggie Pullman who was born with facial abnormalities and it details his various encounters and challenges as he joins school. It also delves into other characters and their various traits which we started to connect to various aspects of our school experience.

A collective worship assembly at the start of our week introduced our school motto for the year, which mirrors Auggie’s teacher’s “precept” in ‘Wonder’. The motto is…CHOOSE KIND! In class we continued the discussion of this motto and the meaning behind it and we linked it seamlessly to each of our school values. Following that we each received a bookmark as a daily reminder of this motto as the code by which to live our day-to-day lives.

Another particular highlight within our ‘Wonder’ theme work was our collaborative poster effort. Each of us created a small piece of something that we knew would be put together to make something even better. The problem is that we just didn’t know what this was until…the big reveal. We loved seeing how being a small part of something could come together to create such an impressive and meaningful poster that has already taken pride of place at the centre of our Wonder display. Great work everyone!

A fantastic first week in Year 5 and I wish you all a superb weekend before the next one.

Welcome to Year 5

Date: 1st Sep 2018 @ 10:38am

Mr McCabe and Mrs Sherran would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 5! 

During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Children must have both their indoor and outdoor school PE kits with them on these days. 

Clarinet lessons will be each Tuesday and will be taught by Mrs Talbot from Sefton Music Service. 

Children are encouraged to bring a snack each day to be eaten at break time. Please remember to provide your child with only a healthy snack - e.g. fruit, vegetables. 

Bottles of water with a sports cap lid are also encouraged so the children can have a drink of water as and when they need it throughout the day.

Please see the PowerPoint below for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Year 5.

Thank you

Mr McCabe and Mrs Sherran