Year 5 are currently reading Clockwork, by Philip Pullman. Here are some of their responses to a scene in the book, where Sir Ironsoul, a deadly clockwork knight, is revealed.
As part of our PSHE curriculum, Year 5 had to create a project to raise money for charity.
They used their skills to design a game and create posters and rules.
We will publish the total raised shortly.
It’s been a very exciting week so far during our STEM week! They have participated in Puzzle Day, Pirate Maths and visited The Space Centre. As well as fabulous workshops, the children have all been involved in many other STEM activities in lessons. They’ve made their very own Flappy Bird game in computing lessons and created their own catapults with Miss Abell.
Time lapse during our puzzle day.
On May 4th, our Yr5 pupils spent the day building a Tudor house. They learnt about the types of frames used, making walls with wattle & daub, made wooden pegs for connecting beams and even tiled and then thatched a roof. Amazing skills! The teamwork on display was brilliant to see. Take a look at the photos and the time lapse video of the day to discover the progress they made. The force was certainly with Year 5!
Following our Performing Arts’ Week, Year 5 had the opportunity to perform to our parents. Here are some of the performances we showcased on the night.
Ingram Cup-Musical Performances
Poetry Plate Winners
Year 5 have had a fabulous time during our Performing Arts Week. The poems the pupils have memorised and performed were fantastic and it was an incredibly difficult task to choose just three finalists from each form.
Our Yr 5 Ingram Cup final was held on Wednesday. For some it was a nerve-wrecking experience, however as you can see from our first video, someone certainly made everyone more relaxed.
See the performances from our final below:
Phoebe (3rd Place)
Alex (1St Place)
William (2nd Place)
Our Yr 5s are busy preparing for our Creative Arts Week. 5A & 5S have been busy rehearsing their class poem and all of the pupils are hopefully learning their own poems for next week’s class competition. Each form will choose the top 3 poetry performances and these will perform in the Poetry Plate Final on Friday 3rd March.
Many of the lessons this week have been ‘normal’ lessons, with the exception of the Ingram Cup trials that happened on Friday (24th February).
Ingram Cup preparations are underway
Below:Maths Investigation time. Y5 are working their brains!
Year 5 were amazing in their play Time Lord. Well done everyone for your excellent performances!
Our Year 5s are getting very excited in the build up to the performance of their play. However the despite the many rehearsals they have still completed lots of work in school. At the moment they are in the middle of their D.A.R.E. course. This is a 10 week course aimed to inform them of the dangers of drugs & alcohol, and to arm them with strategies to resist peer pressure. They also learn more strategies to deal with bullying, including online bullying. In geography at the moment our theme is ‘Traffic Congestion’. During this topic, they learn about the problems associated with traffic congestion and strategies to reduce congestion. Their final project is to produce a presentation to reduce Nottingham’s traffic problem.
In Computing, we are producing a 1 minute animation using a program called Alice. The children love using it.
However it’s always a great feeling to finish off the week with a run around at Valley Road.
Year 5 have had a busy few days in school. The rehearsals are going well and the acting from all of the children is really developing.
In maths we have been learning about prime numbers and prime factors.
In our ICT lessons we are using a program called Alice to code a 1 minute animation. This is the term’s project as the 1 minute film will incorporate over 6 hours of programming.
Pop up is the topic of our Independent studies this term and we are really enjoying learning which method of support helps us to complete the pop up the best.
Photo: Pop up making
Prime numbers & prime factors-Ipad game