Welcome to  Year 5

Mrs Goulty - parentsclass5b@addingham.bradford.sch.uk


Mrs Monkman - year5a@addingham.bradford.sch.uk

We have really loved pond dipping! We went to look at the lifecycle of a frog and found frogs and frog spawn at different stages. We also had the opportunity to look at how long it took for water to soak into the ground and we had some good predictions! We had a lovey time outside and learnt lots from Rick and Ian from Addingham Environment Group – thank you! Linking with Year 2 we did 3 experiments – rain clouds, dancing raisons and a boat challenge! We have had a fantastic few weeks having fun with science. We also loved seeing the snow!

We have had a fantastic start to the new term and the children have been excited about their new topics. The children have been thrilled with our new book Hugo Cabaret, exploring the possibilities, picture angles and what these might portray. In geography we have moved to New Zealand and have been surprised at how many volcanos there are! We were very lucky to have Tina and Elizabeth to visit last week and the children found having the chickens very therapeutic and calming. Microbit's have been a highlight this week and the children have been great at understanding the different codes to create the outputs needed. Finishing the week with decorating spoons as our favourite characters, a trip to the Alhambra, hot chocolate and sharing our favourite books across school, we have been so lucky, and we are only two weeks in. The children have been a real credit and are loving their new classroom.

In PE we enjoyed doing tennis rounders and kick rounders. We have been practicing using Microbits in computing which has been great fun. We also used the computing suite to publish our descriptive setting and practice our typing skills. The children have enjoyed making and painting our African Art bugs. It is mental health week and we have been doing some fun activities linked to this. We have enjoyed pairing up with different classes and creating group art. For Safer Internet Day we have been revisiting how to stay safe online and privacy settings. We also had some discussion on different scenarios and what we could do to stay safe. 

Year 5 have loved looking and designing their 3D bugs in Western African art. We have also been playing handball and rugby in PE which has been great fun and opportunity to build good team building skills. In maths we have been looking at division and the children have enjoyed the problem solving and finding the remainders. We have been looking at properties of materials and getting into experimenting soluble, insoluble and separating materials which have been a fun challenge! Australia has been a really interesting country to look at and we have been creating our own relief maps, settlements and the industries they have. Other highlights have been our visitors; life caravan, dogs trust and Mr Peeks which have been great fun!

Year 5 have started the New Year brilliantly and getting stuck into all our new learning. In PE we have been learning about Handball. This was good fun as it is a new sport for us to understand and learn the new skills. We have loved our new film clip in English, The Alchemist, it has really got us thinking and looking for details with our eyes too. Science has been fun as we started experiments already, looking for the best thermal insulator. In R.E we enjoyed making a cube that showed our personalities. This week the life caravan came in to talk about our physical and mental health. We also learnt about how you cope with a dilemma with your friend. In computing we made paper data bases. Then we joined with another group to make our data bases bigger. In Geography we had are first lesson on Australia, we made a relief map of Australia. We really have been busy!

Year 5 had a fantastic chilly walk up to Methodists church to learn and make Christingles, we enjoyed singing, making and eating a few extra sweets and raisons! After designing our Islamic tiles we had fun making them out of clay and painting them. Our STEM day was brilliant, we had so much fun designing and launching our rockets, problem solving, tinkering and ensuring it was a fair test. We then looked at designing out our sustainable plane. Do you like some of our designs? We loved out Xmas party day, we had fun playing our games, watching a Christmas film, party games and of course the lovely Christmas dinner!

Year 5 are excited that it’s December! We made chain angels and decorated them with colours and glitter. Becoming reporters for the football was fun, and it let us work on our commentating skills! We have enjoyed practicing our times tables on ‘Blooket’ and hacking each other! In PE we have been working on our counter balances and enjoyed showing them to each other. In science we were challenged to make the planets of the solar system and explain what the differences of Jovial and Terrestrial planets are. We enjoyed it as it helped us learn facts and sizes of the planets. Some of us worked extra hard in swimming this week! We had to swim several lengths in our clothes!

We have had a busy few weeks. The children have enjoyed doing their PE, involving gymnastics. They were challenged to do counter balances. In science we have enjoyed learning more about the universe and exploring the phases of the moon. We used Oreos to carve the different phases and named them, we enjoyed eating them too! In English, we now have found the city (from our book The Promise) is transformed into beautiful colours. We revisited our descriptive setting writing and how changed the vocabulary to reflect the majestic, vibrant city. The children have also explored feelings through drama and felt how it would feel to be in a dilemma. We threw ‘opinion balls’ to each other to share our thoughts and suggestions of what to do. It was great to see the children persuade and some children changed their minds! We also had an assembly on National Toilet Day and how thankful we are to have clean, hygienic and private toilets in this country!

Autumn term 2  -  

We have had a spooky first day back! The children have enjoyed bringing in their pumpkin and poster creations. We also had fun playing and creating our own Halloween games on scratch in our computing lesson. Our trip to Ilkley Literature Festival was good fun and some of us were lucky enough to meet the author and get our booked signed.

The children have been enjoying their introductions to new topics this week. Can you guess our new topics from the photos?

Finally, we finished the week off excited for the Firework Extravaganza with a safety assembly and Break The Rules Day! Come and see which rule was the favourite to break in Year 5a!

We have really LOVED reading and discussing The Nowhere Emporium. Here are out book reviews and futher knowledge we have found out.

As we finish for the first half of the Autumn Term we would like to share with you the wonderful singing of the Harvest Rock and Roll by Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Our final abstract art pieces.

The last two weeks have been busy and fast. Year 5 have been enjoying practicing their spellings on conkers and lids, playing the glockenspiels, adding and subtracting 5 digit numbers, planning and writing our own chapter of The Nowhere Emporium, investigating animals and the gestation period and finally designing and painting our own abstract art!

This week we also had the opportunity to share all our fantastic work with our parents by inviting them in to the year 5 showcase. It was lovely to welcome parents and see the children talking about their learning and completing activities together. You make us very proud!  

Year 5 are onto chapter 16 of our Nowhere Emporium book and have had great class discussions. We have been recapping expanded noun phrases and had a try at writing our own for the shop front. We used descriptive language and were ‘live’ writers in the classroom. It has been good listening to each classes take on their understanding and predictions. 

We enjoyed playing Interland in the computing suit and beating the online hackers. This followed on from our internet safety assembly and helped us learn how to be safe online.

We also loved learning and working out the Mayan number system in our History lesson this week.

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Year 5 School Council

What a lovely start to the new school year! We have been swimming, problem solving, team building, making cards, designing digital teddies, clapping out our new spellings and thinking about making a rock band! We have also loved being back in the school library to find new books and enjoy some quality reading time.

A fantastic start to the year and we look forward to sharing more with you soon.