Hello and welcome to the Year 5 webpage!
5 Oak: Mr Sheffrin, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Iceton
5 Hazel: Miss Masters, Mrs Sherman and Mr Clough
Outdoor PE will be on a Thursday afternoon and indoor P.E. on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure children have the correct kit for each day.
In Year 5 children will need to read every day, they can practise tables on https://www.ttrockstars.com as well as spellings and reading books.
Times Tables Rockstars
Each child has an account that they can access at home - there is also a 'Times tables Rockstars' app that you can download to your phone or tablet. It has been proven that those children who use these perform better in school and In tests.
Children should read for at least 10 minutes every night. If you sign their diary when they have read with you, they can earn a sticker on the class Reading Leaderboard and earn prizes.
It is a school expectation that this homework is completed on time each week.
This term we are looking at space. This includes reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. In PSCE we are learning about the good effects our actions can have.
On Friday 13th March, we had Sports Relief day at Whitecote. We had a special ‘Daily Mile with a difference” with activity stations as we went round with tasks like singing while hopping on a leg, throwing and catching a ball, jumping along the playground lines, doing star jumps, side jumps etc.
On Thursday 5th March it was World Book Day. We came dressed as our favourite book characters, had a special World Book Day breakfast in the classroom and read our books. Some of our parents came in as well.
On Wednesday 26th February, year 5 went down to the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey. We had an amazing time making a 3D map of the meander on the beach, we played pooh sticks over the bridge and we were raindrops in the water cycle. In the afternoon, we went on a quiz hunt through the abbey, answering questions as we went, we sketched the landscape and the abbey and we went to the beach again to skim stones. It was a fantastic day!
Year 5 Christmas Party
As part of our English work, year 5 has been looking at the John Lewis "Man on the Moon" advert. After writing a narrative of the advert, we got together with Elderly Moorside Community Group. We made them calendars and wrote them letters and then, on the 19th December 2019, some children from year 5 headed down to the Bramley Moorside Community Centre with our calendars and letters and some chocolates, all wrapped in a present carried by colourful balloons. We brought our gifts alongside some games (including a Viking game we got from our Murton Park trip), sang them songs, which they joined in with, read our letters and played games with them. It was a very special afternoon enjoyed by young and old alike.
On the 15th November, as part of Children in Need, year 5 had a fantastic time taking part in the BBCs Children in Need 'Big Morning Move'.
Elite military training
Axe time! Sword time! Shields are splintered!
Coke and Mentos
Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar
Year 5 have really been taking a walk on the wild side with "Forest Schools". We've been getting the most out of our wildlife area by exploring and creating within the natural environment. We put ourselves in groups and dug two holes and dropped forest related nouns and adjectives into each one, then pulled them out at random to give ourselves forest names. Over the weeks, we've created natural sculptures using clay and other natural materials around us, we've cleared a seating area and made a fire on which we toasted marshmallows (yummy) and we've made our own conker caterpillars. We've also relocated a family of frogs to the pond area and they are now thriving.
Year 5 had a spectacular day on 8th October on our trip to Murton Park. We spent the whole days as Vikings, learning about their lives as sailors, raiders, traders, settlers, farmers and craftsmen.
For this one day only, our groups were called families, and our teachers became our slaves!