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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s Webpage.

The staff in Year 5 are Mrs May, Miss Money, Miss Parry & Mrs Wilkins

Contact us at: Y5class@greenfields.herts.sch.uk

Routines

  • 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

  • Boomwhackers

    ‘Boomwhackers’ are a lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tube, tuned to a musical pitch by length. Today, in Year 5, we had a visitor in school, who taught us how to use the Boomwhackers and create a rhythm.

    “I liked the Boomwhackers because we played games and when banging them, we got to release some energy.” By Lucy

    “I liked the games and the patterns we learnt. It was really cool as there were so many notes and sounds.” By Frankie

     

  • Saving the Ice Cube!

    In Science this week, we applied all our learning about properties of materials to design and carry out our own investigations. Miss Parry gave us a variety of equipment and asked us to separate a mixture of warm water, metal pins, nails and an ice cube without touching anything with our hands, . We had to think about thermal insulation, response to magnets, separating mixtures and working scientifically – and then save the ice cube from melting all in five minutes! We had great fun and gave some excellent reasoning for our decisions.

    Can you work out what we did?

     

  • Human Noughts and Crosses

    In our class teams we played a strategy game of Noughts and Crosses during our PE session this week. The aim was to get 3 in a row using hoops and beanbags. It was great fun, very competitive while getting our heart rates up!

     

  • Budding Musicians

    We have been learning about the language of music through playing the glockenspiel.  The notes D and E were used. A crotchet rest is worth one count, a crotchet is worth one count, a minim is worth two counts and the minim rest is worth two counts. We followed the music sheet and played a piece called ‘Drive’.

  • Science Investigators

    In science today, we were investigating ‘Thermal Conductors’ as part of our Properties of Materials topic. We use three different materials (wood, plastic, metal) to investigate which material conducted heat the best. We worked this out by observing which spoon allowed the butter to melt the fastest!
    Metal won the race!
    Which one do you think had the best conductivity?

     

  • First Week Back

    We had a fantastic first week back in the classroom and played a lot of strategy/maths games with our classmates!

    Year 5 are really enjoying getting stuck into the whole class text ‘Tuesday’ where mysterious events happen every Tuesday.

  • Year 5 Work From Home

    Year 5 you are absolute stars!  We are so proud of all the fantastic work you are doing while we cannot be together at school.  Have a look at the pictures below to see what your friends have been up to.

  • Journey into Space

    Well done for a great assembly this morning Year 5.

  • Observatory Trip

    Yesterday, I had the best school trip ever!

    As I woke full of excitement, I ran downstairs and scoffed down my breakfast. I got my dad to drop me off at the train station. It was our school trip to the Royal Observatory (known as the best school trip ever). But the best bit, by far, was the City Thames Cruise! My excitement grew more and more as I heard the roar of the engine come to life! After all that happened, the boat gently started its journey through the deep water of London.

    As we were on the boat, I saw the Elizabeth Tower being re-built. Soon after, a sea-gull was walking on the roof – that really made me laugh! We were ten minutes into the journey and I saw St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower Bridge. Not soon after, Mrs Nugent took us to the top of the boat (it was freezing)! I was staring at the wavy water!

    I had a wonderful day!

  • Science Workshop

    Last week we had a workshop to make orreries.

    The gentleman who ran the workshop, made it exciting and taught us how the Earth orbits the Sun. Plus how the moon orbits the Earth.

    Did you know it takes 27 days for the moon to orbit the Earth completely?

    It takes 365 1/4 days for the Earth to orbit the Sun. Therefore, making a leap year every 4 years.

Budding Musicians

We have been learning about the language of music through playing the glockenspiel.  The notes D and E were used. A crotchet rest is worth one count, a crotchet is worth one count, a minim is worth two counts and the minim rest is worth two counts. We followed the music sheet and played a …