St Paul's CE Primary

St Paul's CE Primary

Shine in the Love of God

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Porritt Street, Bury, BL9 6LJ

stpaulsbury@bury.gov.uk

0161 764 3788

Year 5 - Mrs Parker/Mrs Hill

Year 5 - Mrs Parker/Mrs Hill

Mrs Parker
Mrs Parker
Mrs Hill
Mrs Hill

Year 5 have started a new Design Technology topic - seasonal cooking. Today, we tasted some fruit and vegetables which grow in different seasons in the UK and learned which food crops are imported from around the world. We also talked about how eating seasonally can promote sustainability in the future.

Year 5 are studying North American Artists in Art. Today we learnt about Mary Cassatt who painted scenes from everyday life. Then we painted scenes from the classroom by looking at photographs of members of our class doing different activities in previous lessons.

Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of insects and butterflies, as part of this we are watching our very own caterpillars complete metamorphosis. When this happens we will release our fully formed butterflies! 

Today in art, Year 5 were learning about the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. We looked at pictures of the buildings he designed and drew our own flamboyant designs on squared paper. Then we built them using a variety of building block equipment from around school.

During our science lesson today, we demonstrated asexual reproduction by taking cuttings from a geranium plant and putting them into water to make them reproduce. We are going to watch their progress over the next few weeks as they reproduce.

On Thursday last week, Year 5 visited the Lowry Centre in Salford Quays. We enjoyed learning about LS Lowry's artwork in the gallery and even did some of our own to take home! It was a lovely sunny day and we ate by the canal at Media City before returning on the Metrolink. We hope that this visit will help to kick-start our new history topic, The Industrial Revolution.

Year 5 have started to learn our newest text, The First Time. You can read it here, or take a look at our text map below, which illustrates the story to help us remember it. We're going to be writing our own conquering the monster stories, inspired by our model text. 

Year 5 have  enjoyed being creative this week making their Easter cards. I hope that you enjoy them! 

Year 5 worked in pairs to edit their Journey stories today.

Year 5 are learning to play rhythmic patterns in 5-time! Here they are performing on drums, glockenspiels and violins.

We teamed up with Year 1 and shared some stories. We took part in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read!). We looked at the artist Jean- Michel Basquiat and recreated some of his famous art. 

As part of our science Earth and Space, we were trying to prove that the Earth isn't flat. To do this we Zoom-called Mrs Hill's sister who lives in Bali, Indonesia to show the children that it was 9:30pm. Which was further proof that the world isn't flat because of the time-zones around the world. We then played planet "speed dating" where we moved around the classroom to find out facts about each planet. Which we then used to complete pictures of the solar system. 

We had the chance to listen to and chat to the very inspiring Freya Levy. Her story of overcoming adveristy and never giving up and all the things she has achieved were SO very inspiring!

As part of our art topic, Wildlife Birds,  Year 5 created sculptures of bird from modroc and painted them.

On St Paul’s Day, Year 5 made clay hearts to reflect our Christian value of love….and link with our art topic!

Year 5 have been learning about air resistance. We completed an experiment to find about its effect. We made our won paracheutes and went outside to test them.

Year 5 are learning to play the ocarina! They have learnt to play all the different notes on the instrument and here they are learning the first piece in the book.

As part of the St Paul’s Day celebrations in Year 5, we made clay tiles in the shape of a heart to represent the love of Jesus that St Paul wrote about in his letters. They are yet to be decorated so watch this space!

Y5 have been learning about how to separate different materials. Here they are trying to make dirty water clean again!

Year 5 have started a new topic in science. This week they had fun guessing what was inside feely-bags, then sorted the different objects in the bags according to their properties. Look at all the different ways they can be sorted!

Year 5 have been learning how to sew as part of their Design Technology topic. Today they learned running stitch, overstitch, back stitch and blanket stitch. Even Mrs Morris came to help!

Year 5 attempted to climb to the top of the ropes in the hall as one of the “100 things” they should all have the opportunity to do while they are at St Pauls’. Not many succeeded on this occasion, but Mr Toth is going to practise this skill in the next gymnastics unit of work during the year!

Today, Year 5 enjoyed a Viking day to celebrate the end of our history topic. Everyone looked fabulous and there were some amazing home-made weapons. During the day we researched Viking gods, created our own jewellery, painted Viking realms and had a feast!

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