WELCOME TO YEAR 5
Welcome to our Year 5 page. Our Teaching team is Mrs Boyce, Mrs Kingsbury, Mr Blunt, Mrs Myres and Mr Hughes. We would like to share some of the things we are undertaking this year.
Families and Ourselves
We have looked at and talked about families and how they can be the and also different from each others. We talked about the people in our families and what their qualities are. We also looks at ourselves and what amazing qualities we all have. We drew 'selfies'and wrote what our qualities are and what we like to do. Take a look at what we said and our fantastic portraits.
The Rain Forest
We are finding out about the Rain Forests of the world and the animals and associated habitats, problems and concerns with each area. We are focussing on the Amazon Rain Forest. We are going to visit Chester Zoo soon to study the island habitats linked with the Rain Forests.
We have also linked in our Literacy Writing Topic to this theme. We are studying the book the Kapok Tree.
As part of our work on place value and numbers we looked how the Romans counted and how they used numerals to represent numbers. It helped us get a better idea of the value of each digit within a number. We really enjoyed creating the numbers with lolly sticks.
WORD TYPE RECOGNITION
As part of our literacy and grammar sessions we have been looking at the different word types and how we could classify them into the word class. We used these to construct simple and more complex sentences. This will help us develop and enhance our writing skills.
FIRE SERVICE VISIT
We recently had the fire service come in talk to us about fire safety. They talked to us about the need for us to have a fire plan in case we have a fire at home. The plan should have some simple rules for us to easily remember and follow. We designed some fire safety posters to help us remember our 'Fire Safety' rules.
Linked with the fire service and November 5th we have been researching Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. We looked at why the friends of Guy Fawkes wanted to plot against the King. We looked at how different the punishments were from today and how different Parliament is now compared to 1605 when the plot took place. We created some wanted posters for Guy Fawkes.