Welcome to the Year 5 class page
The Great Science Share 15th June 2021
What a fantastic opportunity Year 5 have had to be able to ask Professor Brian Cox and a panel of experts a question about how we can help to stop climate change. It was great to hear the advice and we are definitely going to do our best to put into action what they suggested.
We had a fantastic day questioning and investigating all about the sea and land ice melting and how this is causing the sea levels to increase. We thought about the impact on animals and their habitats for the future and what will happen if we don’t all make a change for the better now.
What fabulous scientists we have been!
See out Twitter posts for more about what we got up to on the day of the Great Science Share @StPetersNewman and you can still watch the live streamed video where we asked Brian Cox our question using this link https://www.greatscienceshare.org/great-science-share-for-schools-day-2021
Science Invention Competition
During British Science Week the children were set a competition to become an innovator and design an invention. They could design anything they wanted and it had to be presented as either a poster or a model. We had so many wonderfully creative ideas that we have filled a display board with all of the children’s designs. It was a really hard decision to choose winners but four inventions stood out the most. They are Noa – Year 3, Maryam – Year 5, Elisha – year 6 and Maymunah – Year 6. They have won an experiment kit prize to take home.
Well done Maryam!
Solar System Models
A huge well done to all pupils who brought in their Solar System models. We are so amazed at what incredible designs you have created! You have worked so hard to make them at home and they look fantastic on display in our classroom.
Our guided reading text is now Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. Please talk to your children about the story and what they have read so far. We are really enjoying it!
We will be learning all about Earth and Space in our Science and English this term. We get to know all about Tim Peake’s amazing journey to the International Space Station and what it must have felt like to have to train for so long and to live in space for 6 months.
We will be writing diary entries thinking about how Tim would have felt and newspaper reports that retell the amazing achievement of Tim being the first British astronaut to go to the ISS.
In Geography we will be finding out about America, both North and South America, how to use relative and absolute locations on maps to pinpoint exact locations. We will also discover what it is like to live in certain parts of America and compare it to life in the UK
What a very special day Year 5 have had taking part in Remembrance Day. We painted poppies using bottles and added them to the whole school display. We think it is a fantastic display to commemorate all those who have served for their country.
We have really enjoyed making Greek Pots at Hanley museum and getting the chance to bring them back to school and paint them. We think they have turned out so well – what do you think?
Our trip to Hanley Museum 23rd October 2020
Year 5 have had a great start to their learning! They have really enjoyed starting our Guided Reading text:
We have been using the text for our Big Writing which we complete on a Friday morning. Please make sure the Talk for Big Writing homework is completed and sent back into school ready for Friday.
We have also enjoyed writing some poetry in English for National Poetry Day all about animals dressing up in disguise. Children created some really funny and imaginative poems!
In maths we have been working hard on place value and using different resources to support our learning.
Children need to come into school wearing PE kits on Thursday.
Spellings are tested on Fridays and new spelling sent home the same day.
Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due back into school on Monday. Please be aware Maths homework is to be completed online at mymaths.co.uk
Well done Year 5 for a brilliant start to the year! Keep up the great work we are so proud of you!
Please read this week’s parent letter by clicking on this link, it has important information in regarding this year’s awards Parent Pupil Letter
In class we will be following the same learning as you are at home. We are using the BBC Bitesize, Oak Academy lessons and White Rose Maths as I have set for you on the Home Learning Grid. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing!
To apply for Head Boy/Girl please see information on Home Learning Grid & use these forms:
The staff at St Margaret Ward have recorded a variety of lessons for Year 5 students to take part in. They would love you to have a go and then to email the St Peter’s homework email address with the work you have done to show them. Click on the links below to download the lessons.
Week beginning 6th July – 11th July
Dear children and parents,
We would love it if you could take part in this year’s Spirited Arts competition! Hundreds of schools from around the world will be taking part but we know we are the best!
Please open this word document to find out more about the competition and its themes. ->6th July Spirited Art competition
I look forward to seeing your great art work!
Please also complete this careers questionnaire this week, so we can find out a bit more about what you would like to do in the future. Once you have completed it please send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org We really need to get as many of them back as possible. It will only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you.
St Peter’s Virtual Sports Day 2020 (12th – 19th June)
We have something really exciting for you all to take part in! St Peter’s first Virtual Sports Day! Mr Sigley has created a video which will explain what you need to do and below there is a letter which will explain how you achieve points for your house team! We really hope you all take part! Have fun! We look forward to seeing all your photos and videos.
Tutortastic have released a brilliant free resource all about Australia. It is aimed at KS2 children and we are putting it onto our class pages as we think you might really enjoy it. Pack your bags and get ready to fly…
Your Weekly Home Learning Grid
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness. Below is a powerpoint to remind you what Mental Health is and why looking after our Mental Health and the Mental Health of others is so important. There are also some activities that you can do at home to help spread more kindness.
Don’t forget to send in photographs or tweet all the lovely activities you are doing at home!
Some of the Harry Potter books are being read by actors from the film. Click on the link to hear them.
My Sigley has set you a PE challenge for this week – have a look at the files below:
This week we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day. We would love you all to dress in red, white and blue on Friday to celebrate. Please send us photos of you dressed up and we will add them to a school collage. email@example.com We can’t wait to see your photos!
Amazing Minecraft Construction Competition
Minecraft are running a fantastic competition where you can win some great prizes for designing a structure in a Minecraft World. It would be really fun for you to get involved with. Look at the information sheet below then register on their website. You could always email the school email address to show us some of your designs. Have fun!
Whole School History Project – My Home is My Museum.
We would love you to take part in our exciting whole school History project. It will be fun and everything you need is in your own home! Don’t forget to e-mail us with your finished History project – we cannot wait to see them!
We have access to Yumu to help continue our musical journey. To access Yumu at home you need to login using your username and password.
Your child’s username is their first name and first letter of their surname followed by your class group (i.e. y5). Your password is music123. Once you have logged on you should change your password to your own private one. For example if your name is Fred Barker, your username would be fredby5. If you have any difficulties logging in please email firstname.lastname@example.org