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The staff in Year 5 are Mrs May, Mrs Dupree and Mrs Alousi.

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  • Swimming takes place on Tuesday for the Autumn & Spring Terms
  • PE is on Thursday
  • Reading books can be changed daily with the expectation to read to an adult 4 times a week
  • Spellings are handed out on Monday to learn by Friday
  • Maths homework will be set on a Friday to be completed by Wednesday
  • Topic or Science will be set every Friday

Year 5 Blog

  • Red Nose Day

    We came to school wearing something ‘red’ to symbolise the charity Red Nose Day! To mark the day with a bit of fun, we had a Red Nose and Spoon Race, along with telling some terrible jokes to make Mrs Day laugh.
    “Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance?” Because he had nobody to go with!

  • Tag Rugby

    Year 5 took part in a Tag Rugby Festival with local schools. Due to the heavy rain the previous day, it made the game more difficult to run the pitch, to score a try and tag opponents. On the other hand, it sure was fun sliding on the muddy field. Team C came 1st in their league with Teams A & B coming 2nd. Well Done to all the children who took part, especially the four children from Year 4 – who only had an hour to learn the techniques and rules.

  • Moving Vehicles

    Today in Year 5, we had a visitor in school to teach us how to make a moving vehicle. We attached a motor with a propeller which enabled our vehicles to move swiftly across the hall floor.

    “We learnt how to make a car and how to make it move with a fan. I liked it when we used the hot glue gun and raced our cars in the hall.” Harry

    “Today was so fun. I learnt that electricity can travel through split pins. We got to make moving vehicles and raced them in the hall.” Poppy

  • Super Mathematicians

    Well done to our superb Year 5 Maths Team – Andy, Reuben, Nathan & Akshay!

    These boys entered the Hertfordshire Maths Challenge this week and worked fantastically as team in the first heat. There were four rounds to the competition: two rounds of general maths questions, memory round and  visual estimation. The maximum score was 240 with the average score across the first heat being 140. Our team scored 161 which is above average!

  • Anyone for Tennis

    We have been lucky to secure Tennis coaching from Maple Cross Tennis Club for the rest of this academic year.  Year 5 have not only enjoyed being coached by an expert  during their P.E. lessons, but also had the opportunity to join a lunchtime club.

  • Christmas Fun

    Lots of fun was had by all on the last day of term; we watched our Christmas Production, and a Panto, Christmas Dinner, a party and a visit from Father Christmas.

  • Lino Printing

    In art, we looked at the work of William Morris who was an English textile designer. His artwork was based on nature which included flowers. We created our own print based on flowers from the Amazon Rainforest and used the technique of Lino Printing.

  • Canopic Jars

    In our History topic, we found out that the Ancient Egyptians mummified their Pharaohs’ bodies and during this process they pulled out the main organs. The organs were stored in Canopic Jars: Duamutef with the head of a jackal protected the stomach, Qebhsebbuef with the head of a falcon protected the intestines, Hapy with the head of a baboon protected the lungs, Imetsy with the head of a human protected the liver. This was to make sure that they had them for the afterlife heart was left in the body as it was believed that it would need to be weighed in the afterlife, this would determine whether the person had lived a good life or not. The brain was considered a minor, unimportant organ and was therefore, thrown onto the floor.

    We made our own Canopic Jars using Air Drying Clay. For the pot, we used the coiling technique by rolling the clay into a long sausage shape and formed a circle. Each coil was placed on top and smoothed out. The head of the pot was sculpted and manipulated into form without joining.

  • Fun Run

    Yesterday, Year 5 attended our first Family Festival for this academic year – The Fun Run. We have been training to ensure we were all ready to complete the course which was about 1500m. Each week we started off with a ‘Warm-up’ run – this was really important as it warmed up our blood which in turn loosened our muscles. While our muscles were warm, we completed a series of stretches, this ensured we would not tear any of our muscles during the main event – cross-country running. As you can see, we all had fun, completed the course and achieved some personal bests!

    Well done to one and all, especially: Nectarie, Reuben, Shaan and Poppy who won medals because they came within the top-ten placings.

  • Kew Gardens

    Before we broke up for the Half Term Holiday, we visited Kew Gardens where we took a multi-sensory journey through a living rainforest and explored the historic Palm House. As soon as we entered the enormous greenhouse, we could feel the humidity which the plants need to grow. We learnt the importance of the rainforest in our everyday life, from how to keep dry if marooned in the rainforest to what to eat, even which medicines it has to offer. There was a lot of walking throughout the day, tree-top walkways, Japanese Landscapes, children’s gardens to name but a few – however, a great day was had by all!