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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

  • P.E.

    Since returning to school after the Easter break, we have been able to return to the swimming pool where we are all  becoming confident in the water and learning swim at least 25 metres.

    Also in PE, we are developing our skills in Tennis. This week, we have been practising our serve through sending and receiving the ball over a net, while continuing with our accuracy in a volley.

    Over the next few weeks, we will be introduced to a scoring system and understanding IN & OUT whilst rallying. Eventually, applying all we have learnt into a ‘Matchplay’ and scoring with respect in a game situation.

  • STEM Challenge

    Year 5 worked in groups and had a bridge making competition. We had to design our own bridges but we could only use straws and tape to make them. We had 45 minutes to make them and then the real challenge came – which bridge was the strongest and could hold the most cubes. The winning bridge held 30 cubes.

  • Life Cycles in the Flesh

    In science this term, we have been learning about ‘life cycles’. During our lesson on the life cycle of a bird, we had some very special visitors to bring our learning to life. The good news is that three of the ducklings have been rehomed with a member of our class, giving us the opportunity to continue having updates on how they grow.

     

  • Remote Learning

    Year 5 have got stuck into their remote learning. We have been learning ‘what makes a good persuasive advert’ and are now planning and writing our own persuasive advertisement for a new school – maybe it is a school of skateboarding or cycling or cookery.
    In maths we have been calculating the perimeter and area of compound shapes. Plus keeping up with our fluency using addition pyramids.
    It is important to keep positive and to look after yourself during these unprecedent times! One child, in our class, was not having a good day and went to bed in a bad mood, not wanting to do his remote learning work. However, he made the choice to search “How to have better luck in your life.” The answer he got was to think positively and don’t give. This gave him the inspiration to create a fantastic piece of artwork. They are now back on focus and completing all their remote learning to a very high standard.
    We are so proud of you all Year 5 and look forward to having you all back in the classroom next week!

  • Lockdown Learning – We’re In This Together!

    Year 5 may not all be together in the classroom, however they have all been working extremely hard on their learning so far this term. From dangerous dragons in our Excitable Edgar work, to touch-typing and competing to get the highest scores, from amazing artwork of what makes us happy and original origami activities as part of wellbeing week, Year 5 have been busy! Take a look at some of our work so far – you might even spot an innovative way of showing the phases of the Moon…

  • Remote Learning in Year 5

    Year 5 have been looking at ‘How to keep ourselves safe online’ and made posters to show the importance of this, using Purple Mash and developing our design skills along the way. We have been keeping up with our Reading Challenge and wrote book reviews about a book we have read. Starting our Science topic – Space – we looked at the 8 planets and ordered them from the sun. We learnt in Topic that this is called a ‘Heliocentric’ Solar System (that means the planets orbit the Sun). During these difficult times, we considered who inspires us and reflected upon what we can learn from them. There were a huge range of inspirational figures from Gordan Ramsey to Albert Einstein, David Walliams to Steve Factual. The huge variety in our choices reflects the diverse range of interests and aspirations our class have for the future!

  • Cross Country

    In order to enter our Schools Sports Partnership – Virtual Cross Country Event, Year 5 completed the Fun 4 Run Program this term. Each week we would start our PE lesson with a warm-up as it not only reduces the risk of injury, it also enhanced our performance. We would then move onto ‘running drills’ which included short bursts of 20 meters each slightly faster than the previous one. Following that, each week we would build up our stamina by completing laps of the playground which measures 100 metres per lap. Eventually, we progressed onto the field completing 8 laps of 200 metres – therefore running 1 mile. Our resilience and determination shone through with our whole class completing 1 mile every week.

    This training proved fruitful – The boys came 2nd place and the girls came 4th place in the Family event!

    Well done to all the children in Year 5 – you are our future Olympic champions!

  • Handball

    In Year 5, we had a visitor from the Schools Sports Partnership, who taught us how to play Handball. We did some warm-up games, where we had to control the ball while moving, bouncing and throwing to a member of our team. After learning the rules, in teams of 6, we competed in a league – Red Team Won!

    Handball was great fun because we enjoy learning new sports and working as team to improve our skills.

    By Ollie, Luka, Evie & Lucia.

  • 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?

     

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 …