Spring 2-Welcome back Year 5
Welcome back Year 5 I hope you all had a lovely half term! We kick started this half term with 'Once upon a scary tale' as part of the whole school reading week. The children have been looking at twisted tales and creating their own fractured fairy tales. Thank you to all grown ups who joined us yesterday for our workshop- the children (and you!) have created some lovely front covers for their twisted tales and I can't wait to see the end results today.
Our topic this half term is Rivers and we will doing lots of research into rivers all over the world. There will be a Geography and Science focus. We will also be studying bridges and trying to create our own in DT :)! In Maths we are continuing with fractions and beginning to look at decimals and percentages. In Literacy our class novel is 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodges Burnett.
Happy Saturday everyone! It's Miss Devey. I hope everyone is well. I've loved seeing your Lego creations. Yesterday, I woke up and couldn't stop thinking about cake! So, Millie and I decided to recreate our lovely school cake which I know we all enjoy when it's on the school menu. It was delicious! Therefore, my challenge to you is to have some fun baking your own school cake at home. You can see mine and Millie's above as well as the ingredients.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Don't worry if you don't have vanilla essence, just add a teaspoon of water and it still tastes yummy.
Pour the mixture into a well greased tin and put in the oven for 25-35 minutes (until golden on the top). Your oven should be set to 160 degrees or 140 degrees if you have a fan oven or gas mark 3.
Ask your parents for some help with this.
When the cake is ready, carefully (with the help of an adult) lift your cake out and leave to stand for 10 minutes before you take it out of the tin. Then leave the cake to cool before icing.
Make sure you email in pictures of your finished cakes so that we can put them on the school page! We can't wait to see them! And... be sure to share with your parents!!
Do you love building things? Have a go at the Lego challenges. If you don’t have Lego, use any other materials around your home- recycling objects, paper or card!
Send pictures of your creations to the yr 5 email and we can post them on this site!
Here are some ukulele videos on You Tube to play along to.
If your ukulele is out of tune, log in to Charanga World and there is a short video to help you with this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luiewmX8hw0 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHpjXv7Obyg Three Little Birds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YpgQsfjEDY Count On Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO311qqNwHk A Thousand Years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlqINOuqGtc One Call Away
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uoEdQbLUKE Falling in Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzwMNVTDfuw Someone you Love
Spring 1-Welcome to 5G
This half term our topic is Space! The children have done some superb research so far and have really impressed me with how much information they have retained.
Our 'Space Fest Exhibition' will be Friday 14th February (the day after the much anticipated sleepover!) Please do continue encouraging your children to bring in anything they make at home related to our topic- we love sharing them in class and will make sure everything is displayed in the exhibition. I have been blown away by some of the things the children have brought in so far!
Please feel free to come in for a chat at any time, my door is always open :)!
The children had their annual space sleeopover last night and it was a huge success. We went star gazing with the Year 1s, had hot chocolote and biscuits and watched E.T. The children were an absolute credit to you all and were impeccably behaved. Thank you to all grown ups who came along to our exhibition the children were so excited showing you their amazing work :) Have a lovely half term!
The children couldn't believe their ears in Maths this week when I told them I wanted them to use their tables to work out which order their fractions went in!! They eventually went for it after checking a few times if I meant it. Well done 5G we have worked really hard on fractions this term and the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight!!
The children have been working incredibly hard in the build up to 'Space Fest'. I can't wait for you to see their beautiful Art and Literacy work when you come to see us on Friday :)!! The children have been working on a research project in Literacy this week to include in the exhibition on Friday. They have all worked absolutely brilliantly in their groups and I am so proud of them, the results look fantastic already and they aren't even finished yet!!
A very exciting 'In the News'...
We had a very exciting visitor for our 'In the News' segment last week. The children were totally and utterly engaged with our special visitors and learnt lots about how climate change is affecting animals around the world. Our visitors included bearded dragons, a giant snail, a tortoise and a gecko!!
The children have been working on fractions over the last couple of weeks in Maths. They have shown lots of resilience and have worked really hard. Well done 5G!
Well done to all the children who participated in this weeks bikeability programme. The children had a great time and came back to class everyday really excited with what they had achieved. The instructors gave us really positive feedback- well done 5G!! Here they are with their certificates and badges.
Our focus so far this half term in Science has been understanding the Earth, Moon and Suns movement in Space. The children took home a Moon diary at the start of the term which they are filling in each night to track the Lunar cycle and in class we have had lots of in-depth discussions around our research so far into Space. The children made some models to illustrate how the Earth and Moon orbit in Space and the results were great.
Every Friday afternoon this half term the children will have an hours session with a specialist cricket coach. The children have really impressed me the last 2 weeks- not only with their excellent behaviour- but with their fantastic skills!
We have been concentrating on our bowling skills and also introduced some batting last week. I was so impressed with some of our batters and bowlers!!! Future England squad potential!!
At Torrisholme, we are continuously striving to develop ways to encourage our children to read for pleasure. We have created a ‘HOT BOOKS’ list of 30 up-to-date, age-appropriate texts, compiled from a range of suggested reading lists. This is not an exhaustive list of fabulous year group appropriate books but is more a fun challenge list for our children to explore texts written in a wide range of styles by a selection of current and popular children’s authors.
How many can your child read?
On your marks…