Lessons with Melody
On Friday 14th July, Melody visited us in Year 5 and showed us the new Diary of a Disciple book. We had four activities to complete during the afternoon. We did drama, art writing and a quiz. Everyone had a super time.
Visit to Walton le Dale High School
On Friday 23 July, Year 5 spent the day at Walton le Dale High School. We took part in lots of different activities all based on the theme of Roald Dahl. We made coloured flames in science, we painted the BFG and we made a dream in a jar. They gave us a lovely lunch. It was a great day!
Dance from the Heart
On Tuesday 13th June, Year 5 led the dance as the whole school took part in Dance from the Heart. The Mayor came to watch and afterwards Boogie Storm gave a show dressed as storm troopers from Star Wars.
Technology Special Interest Week
On Monday, we attended the Junior Chef Academy and made tropical Fruit Crunch.
Daniel and Aiden really loved the Tropical Fruit Crunch.
Ashton said it was better with yogurt.
Dominic said, "I loved the way we kept running back and forth."
Scarlett and a lot of other people said, "The mango was horrible because it was so slimy."
On Tuesday, we learned about cams and how they turn rotary motion into linear motion. We designed and made moving cards.
On Wednesday, we researched moving toys that use cams and began to plan our own design.
On Thursday, we began to make our moving toys.
On Wednesday 24th May, the school held its annual Sports Day. Year 5 took part in all their races and everyone tried their best. It was lovely to hear as the school cheered on the children racing, especially if they were lagging behind. We all had a great time and it's just as Reece says, "It's not the winning, but the taking part that counts".
SPECIAL INTEREST WEEK - OLIVER!
This term's special interest week was all about musicals and in Year 5 we looked at 'Oliver!'
In English, we read parts of the original book, 'Oliver Twist', by Charles Dickens and turned extracts into play scripts. We found out a little about Lionel Bart, who wrote the musical, and we talked about how he adapted the novel into a musical.
After we had watched the film version, we designed sets and costumes for our own stage version and also designed posters to advertise the production.
We all loved the songs and often sang along while we were working in the afternoons.
On the last day of term, each class performed a song from their musical. We sang 'Consider Yourself' after Ashton and Jordan had acted out their play script of the conversation that introduces the song. Mrs Ranson said it was like being in the West End.
Road Safety Visit
On Thursday 23rd March, David and Paul came to talk to us about road safety. They were especially worried about children playing on or near the motorway and sometimes even dropping things on the motorway from bridges. They were very impressed with our answers and questions.
Dance from the Heart
On Tuesday 14th March, some of Year 5 joined with children from other schools to learn the dance for this year's Dance from the Heart event in the summer term. The theme this time is 'A Night at the Movies'. Now Year 5 have to teach the dance to the rest of the school so we are all ready for the big day.
Liverpool World Museum
On Wednesday 8th March, Year 5 visited the Liverpool World Museum. When we arrived, we were all interested to find out more about ancient Egypt and space because those had been our topics in class.
Our first activity was to study real Egyptian artefacts. They were so precious that we had to wear gloves to touch them. We asked Collette some difficult questions and she had an answer for everything.
After lunch, we went to the space exhibition and learned about the Black Knight, a rocket which hadn’t been launched. We all picked up a piece of a meteorite which was 4.8 billion years old.
Later, we went to the Planetarium and watched a presentation called ‘We are Aliens’. It made us think about whether there is life on other planets.
We all enjoyed the visit and were sad to leave. Everyone agreed that they had learned a lot and had a great time. The teachers and Mr Poole were very proud of us because all the people at the museum were impressed with our knowledge, behaviour and manners.
By Year 5
World Book Day 2nd March 2017
Year 5 have been working on time slip stories so we read 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Phillipa Pearce. We used ideas from the story to decorate our door.
Everyone brought in their favourite book and explained to the class why they loved it so much.
We also thought about why we learn to read and made posters showing our thoughts ranked in order of importance.
Change for Life
Some Year 5 children spent the morning of Monday 27th February learning how to play games on the playground. They will now be play leaders at lunchtimes and they will encourage the rest of the school to be more active. The lady who took the training was very pleased with the group and said they were sensible and hard-working.
Visit to Brownedge High School
On 28th February, Year 5 spent the afternoon at Brownedge High School to find out about what life is like there. We worked as team with some of the teachers to decide on the features of a perfect school and we played 'Splat!' We had a music lesson and everyone had a great time making a lot of noise. After juice and biscuits, we came back to school.
A Special Reward - 20th January
Because the whole school has been so well behaved for a half term, everyone was given a cake as a special reward today. Let's try to do it again this half term!
During the second half of the autumn term, we had hockey lessons with Jackie. She was very pleased with Year 5 and told us that we had improved greatly over the weeks.
Jujitsu 27th October
Lee and Kirsty came to give us a taster of Jujitsu lessons. Lee was very funny and we all had a great time.
A visit from Zahid and Farhat 26th October
On Wednesday 26th October, Zahid and Farhat came to tell us about how Muslims use the Qur'an. They told us what the Qur'an means to them and how it is an important part of their faith. Zahid brought some prayer mats and beads and Farhat showed us the clothes she wears when she prays. Year 5 asked some brilliant questions and we all learned a lot.
Year 5 made and sold flapjack to raise money in Enterprise Week. We worked out how much the ingredients cost and how much we would have to charge to make a good profit. We all made a tray of flapjack and advertising posters. Our promotional video borrowed some ideas from a famous department store. When we sold the flapjack on Thursday 20th October, we didn't quite sell it all so we had another sale on Friday morning. In the end, we made £43.80. Our class wanted to send the money raised by the school to Children in Need but the final vote was for The Dogs' Trust.
27th September N.S.P.C.C.
Jan and Jan from the NSPCC came to talk to us about Childline.