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School Blog Year 5

School Blog

Year 5

The blog for Pine, Poplar & Spruce
Mr Holgate, Miss Ferguson and Miss Brooker

Super Readers

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Friday, 22 October 2021

Well done to our super readers who have read every week at home for at least 3 times this half term. The children have read books from the authors: Michael Morpurgo, Erin Hunter, Alice Hemming, JK Rowling and Roald Dahl. All children received a certificate and a pencil for their super achievement with reading.

TT Rock Stars

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Friday, 22 October 2021

The children in Poplar class had fun yesterday when they came to school dressed as Rock Stars. Using the interactive game TT Rock stars, the children tried to beat their personal best x table scores. With every answer the children get correct, they are awarded with coins which they can use to purchase different accessories for their x table avatar. The children all agree that it is a fantastic way to learn your x tables!

Is it a solution?

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Monday, 18 October 2021

In our science lesson, Poplar class investigated the different materials that when mixed with water dissolve and make a solution. When something dissolves it means that you can no longer see the material and you have created a solution. We found out that both salt and sugar dissolve to create a solution, sand and rice just sank to the bottom of the glass beaker and baking powder created a chemical reaction and gave us a gas called carbon dioxide.

National Poetry Day

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Friday, 8 October 2021

On Thursday 7th of October it was National Poetry Day, which is a UK wide celebration of poetry. The children in year 5 read a selection of poems all about the subject of 'CHOICE.' When reading aloud they had to pay attention when performing to show understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning was clear to their audience

Third Space Learning

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Last Friday, some lucky year 5 pupils started a maths intervention program called Third Space Learning. During these sessions, each child will be working one-to-one with a personal tutor connected via the internet using a headset and laptop. They will each be following a personalised learning plan to support their maths knowledge and understanding. We are looking forward to session 2 this Friday! The smelly stickers and biscuits were also an added bonus!

Jolly Hockey Sticks

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Thursday, 23 September 2021

This term in PE, year 5 are playing hockey.  This week Poplar and Pine class worked collaboratively to develop their skills to change direction to move around the defender, also they mastered the ‘Indian dribble’ using the reverse of the stick. It was tricky but by the end of the session, they all managed to be successfully and think about their areas of strength and what they need to do next session to make improvements.


Homework Flyer

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Thursday, 23 September 2021

Well done year 5 for all of your fantastic work this week at school. Please find this week's homework flyer. Our spellings are focusing on homophones, which are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. Your projects on a country in Europe of your choice are starting to arrive at school. The deadline is the 8th October so for those of you who haven't yet completed your project you still have plenty of time. Remember to look on the display board in the year4/5 corridor to see if yours is there.

Morpurgo Reading Challenge

By Poplar Class, in Year 5 - Sunday, 5 September 2021

This term in Poplar class, we are reading books from our focused author, Michael Morpurgo.

He is a famous and award-winning English author and poet who is best known for children’s novels – including Private Peaceful, War Horse, and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. We have been set a challenge from our class teacher,  to see how many of his books we can read this term. In our classroom, we have a bookshelf full of his books so hopefully we will be successful and read them all.

Remote Learning Schedule 21.07.21

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Good morning everyone. It is the last Wednesday of Year 5 and we have almost made it to the summer holidays.  There are some more fun activities to complete today. Try to complete as many of them as you can; keep on working hard!  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Remote Learning Schedule 20.07.21

By Kim Ferguson, in Year 5 - Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Good morning year 5, please find the attached remote learning for today. As well as the normal tasks, please could you take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire about our 'Fit for The Future' sports and wellbeing focus we have had this term. Thanks and keep enjoying the lovely weather if you can.