Welcome to  Year 5

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

and

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

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.