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Year Five have been on an exciting end-of-year trip! First we went to the Manchester Opera House to watch a David Williams play, Awful Auntie. After that, we ate lunch and played in Heaton Park.
Today, the Military lesson was our most adventurous yet! The focus was survival and in particular, fire. The class learnt about the fire triangle and which materials they could use to start and maintain a fire. Then we roasted marshmallows on long skewers!
This week, the soldiers showed Year 5 how to make a shelter. They had to work in teams and make it secure enough to protect themselves from a bucket of water! After that, some of the teams used the cut grass on the field to camouflage their shelter.
This week, Year 5 learnt about the importance of camouflage in the military. They practised drills, then went onto the field to try to spot objects from far away. Back in the classroom the class learnt about the importance of disguising your shape, shadow, shine, movement, silhouette and colour so as not to be spotted by an enemy. Then they had great fun with camo face paint!
Last Tuesday, Year 5 learnt about the organs in our body and how it is vital to keep our organs healthy through diet and exercise to build up stamina. The following outdoor exercises and drills also focused on stamina.
In English this week, Year 5 shared their writing with a partner. Everyone had worked really hard for three lessons to write a conversation between two characters about a dilemma using actions and dialogue to describe setting and character.
Today Year 5 explored one of the dilemmas faced by the main character in our novel, The Last Wild. We weighed up the arguments for each choice the character could make, then expressed different opinions using a conscience alley. Finally, everyone re-enacted a similar conversation in pairs.
Today was the second session of the military training programme for Year 5 - and it was great fun! After some lining up and saluting drill practise, the class learned the scientific names for the main bones in the human body and discussed how strong they are. The practical activities also focused on strength. Congratulations to Jayden and Sky for being crowned the "strongest" boy and girl in class!
Today Year 5 went on an amazing trip to The Peak District National Park. Our current geography topic is Exploring Rivers...and we certainly did that for real! A huge thank you goes to the Longdendale Environmental Centre and the sun - for shining!
Year 5 made bread this week as we have been learning about irreversible changes in science. Most children chose to make chocolate bread, although we did have some more interesting ingredients chosen such as olives! Thank you to the kitchen for baking it to perfection.
Our Viking ships are finally finished and sailing on a paper blue sea. Here are a few.
Year 5 made snowflakes and icicles to decorate the classroom like the setting of our class novel, The Ice Palace.
Year 5's Christmas Biscuit Village was inspired by our class novel, The ice Palace by Robert Swindells.
Y5 have been learning Roman numerals. Can you guess our numbers?
As part of the Vikings history topic, Year 5 have studied the origins of the words reading, writing and spelling, as well as learning about Runes - the symbols the Vikings used. They carved rune stones from salt dough and made felt bags to keep them in.
Year Five had an exciting afternoon today planting bulbs in Hoyles Park as part of the Proffitts CIC community project Lancashire. After we had established that we were planting flower bulbs (not lighting up the park!) Martin and Clare - from the project - explained how to use trowels, spades, sticks and special bulb planters to make holes in the ground. There was much excitement over worms and a brilliant answer from Mia when we were discussing the food chains which may begin with the flowers we had planted: Flowers - Insects - Frogs - French people!
Last week in maths, Circles maths groups learnt about 2D shapes!
These beautiful pictures have been created as part of Year 5's work on the UK
Year 5 have been writing Autumn Poems to celebrate the season.
In this week's Tuesday Tournament, Year 5 had a go at identifying all of the prime numbers on a 100 grid. Most teams started the task by randomly selecting numbers to see if they were composite or prime, then they began to work more systematically through using multiplication facts.
As part of the UK geography topic in Year 5, we played a trading game. Children played the parts of different countries and swapped commodities such as oil, gold and lumber. Then the class discussed the natural resources available to different countries and the impact this has when trading in a global market.
Year 5 have studied an autumn acrostic poem about a hedgehog entitled Morning Meeting. Then they planned and wrote their own autumn acrostic poem.