Staff in Year 5
Teachers: Mr Cave and Miss Carter
Support Staff: Miss Kittsen and Mrs Wright
International Week 13.11.17 - 17.11.17
This week we are celebrating International Week at Bramley St. Peter's and have been considering the Global Goal #13 - Climate Action. All week the children in 5HC have been learning about what climate change is, who is responsible for climate change and who is affected by it. This afternoon the children have been working in groups to consider the consequences of climate change.
This week 5HC have started learning about spreadsheets, the children learnt the terms sheet, cell and cell reference and then attempted to correctly name each cell with the cell reference.
Stay and Problem Solve - 8/11/17
This morning Year 5 hosted a Stay and Problem Solve session, in which parents were invited in to help their children with their maths work.
Thank you to all those parents who managed to attend, it was lovely to see you in class!
Our new topic in Year 5 during Autumn 2 is 'Castles' as part of their homework children were challenged to either research castles or make their own castle. Below are some of the castles our children made, we hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we do!
Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, each class had a day off timetable to study an inspirational person from black history. In 5HC we completed a range of activities which helped us understand more about the life of Stephen Lawrence and the impact of institutionalised racism. We started the day by adopting a potato in pairs, getting to know our potato and then trying to recognise our potato when it was placed back into a bag full of other potatoes. The children discussed how, whilst at first glance the potatoes looked similar, their own potato was actually very different to someone else's in the class.
In Art this week, 5CC have been creating colourful pictures using the ancient paper rolling art of quilling. Paper quilling originally started in the 15th century when French and Italian nuns and monks began to decorate religious objects. The name stems from the fact that they rolled their paper over goose quills.
In lessons this week, 5CC have been thinking about how the media influences the way we feel about celebrities. The children were challenged to rank six celebrities as good or bad role models and then justify their reasoning.
As part of our English this week the children have been writing cinquain poems about Vikings. The children learnt that a cinquain poem doesn't have to rhyme but it does have to have five lines and the lines must follow the syllable pattern: 2,4,6,8,2.
In English this week, the children have been thinking about what kind of person it would take to fight Grendel. They created their own job advertisements and interviewed candidates for the job in a hot-seating activity.
This week in English Year 5 started to read Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. The children imagined what Grendel's lair would look like before drawing and painting their images. They then used these to write a description of the lair. Have a look at some of the drawings and descriptions the children created.