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Year 5

Year 5 - 2019/20

HOME LEARNING INFORMATION
 
As you know, from Friday 20th March school will be closed for a while and because of that we will be asking you to continue your learning at home. We understand that this must seem strange, but we have created a timetable to help you structure your day and help you to carry on making progress while you're at home.  It's really easy - just grab the work books that we sent home and make yourselves comfortable. Each day, we will upload a different Maths and English activity for you to complete.  There is also ‘Pick and Mix’ document of activities based on our current topics for you to choose from in the afternoon sessions. Some of these tasks may take one afternoon, others may take longer.  We hope that you find them fun and enjoyable and we also hope to see you all again soon.
 
smiley Miss Wilding 

Daily Activities

13.07.20

Good morning Year 5, I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. smiley 

 

As this week marks your final week in Year 5, you will see that the tasks I have set you this week are aimed at reflecting on our time together in Year 5. I am very sad that our time together this year got cut short, however we have still had a great year together and made lots of brilliant memories. One of my favourite memories with you, was when we went on our den building trip right at the start of the year. Since then you have all learnt and developed so much and I just wanted to let you all know how proud I am of you for all the hard work and efforts you put in during your time in Year 5 and also that you have continued to show during these very strange and different times. You should all be immensely proud of everything you have achieved over this past year! 

I can't wait to see you all in September and catch up with you all properly and watch you take your next and final steps in your James Brindley journeys. I hope you all have a great last week of term and a lovely (and well deserved) summer holidays! 

 

As always, don't forget I am only a quick message away on PurpleMash and will keep checking in periodically throughout the holidays too, should you wish to let me know what you are up to! 

 

I am missing you all very much and can't wait to see you all soon! heart

 

Stay safe,

Miss Wilding laugh

Times Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/

Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/en

Espresso (coding and topic): https://central.espresso.co.uk/    Username: student22316 Password: abc123

The Maths Factor: https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Free David Walliams audio books: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Zoo Live Cams: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Audio Books: https://stories.audible.com/discovery

StarWars Coding: https://code.org/starwars

Oxford Owl Reading 

 

 

Here is a link to a free online reading scheme with a variety of children's e-books.

(click on the picture to begin)

Example Stories - The 4 Frogs and the Deep, Dark Hole!

Example Stories - The Lost Fish

Example Stories - Leo and the Toy Train

Friday 12th June 2020

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Monday 8th June 2020

Saturday sunset stroll.

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Thursday 4th June 2020

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

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Monday 1st June 2020

Thursday 21st May 2020

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Monday 23rd March 2020

Harry Potter Chapter 8

Harry Potter - Chapter 7

Harry Potter - Chapter 4

Spring Term 

 

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a lovely break and are ready to get stuck in to another exciting term of learning. We will be exploring fractions, decimals and percentages during Maths this term and exploring descriptive and emotive language in English through our video stimulus Alma and exploring the world of poetry and how our language has changed when we look at the famous poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes later on in the term. 

During the Spring term, we will be exploring the world of space through our Science topic 'Will we ever send another human to the moon?', comparing and contrasting the physical and humans features of the North West to other areas of the UK and how our environment is changing in our Geography topic 'Where do I live in the world and how is my environment changing?', as well as, heading back to the Anglo-Saxon times during our History lessons. 

 

Please be reminded that children will need both their outdoor and indoor PE kits in school at all times this term and our PE lessons will now run Monday and Thursday pm. We will also be taking part in an Emotional Wellbeing course this term and may need our kits Friday am too. 

 

Important Dates:

 

World Book Day - 5/3/20

Science Day - 10/3/20

Mini Medics course - 12/3/20

Science Week Assembly - 13/3/20

Year 5 Class Assembly - 27/3/20

Bike Ability Week - 30/3/20

Last Day of Term - 3/4/20

Autumn Term 2: 

Welcome back to another half term, please see the important dates below. 

 

Year 5 assembly - Friday 13th December 2019

Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019

Christmas Dinner - Friday 13th December 2019 

Christmas Panto - Thursday 19th December 2019

Last Day of Term - Friday 20th December 2019 (2:30pm finish)

 


N.B: - assembly scripts will go home with your children closer to our assembly date 

 

 

Autumn Term:

Welcome back to another school year at James Brindley, I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing summer.

Here on our Year 5 webpage you will find updates of our class curriculum, news and photos of everything we get up to in Year 5.

 

A couple of important pieces of information to start: 

  • Year 5's Autumn term assembly will be Friday 20th September
  • PE will be Mondays and Wednesday (see below for further info.)

 

During the Autumn Term our topic will be Geography based, we will be focusing on the question, “Why is the rainforest important to us?”. Children will be able to identify and explain the position of different rainforests on a world map. Examining South America, we will begin to understand the significance of the Amazon River and study endangered wildlife in the region. Children will further explore the Amazon Rainforest through our class novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’, a story set in the heart of the rainforest.

 

Important information:

  • Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. The children will receive a Maths task directly linked to the work covered in class that week.
  • Spellings will go home as part of the homework on a Thursday and will be tested the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to be using SpellingShed as part of their homework routine. 
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.
  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Wednesday. We would like children to have both indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions and a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days.

 

Previous Cohorts 

Year 5 – 2018/2019

Lledr Hall 2019 

 

Parents and Carers, apologies once again for the technical hitch in this morning's assembly. Please find below all the photos taken from our time away at Lledr Hall and please feel free to download them as you wish.

Unfortunately, the video is too large a file to upload directly to the school site, so please use the links below to download the videos (please be aware that you only have 7 days to download from the links). 

Please let me know if you have any issues regarding this! 

 

Many thanks, 

Miss Wilding 

Summer Term 

 

Key Dates: 

LLedr Hall - Monday 17th - Friday 21st June 2019 

Year 5 Summer Term Assembly - Friday 5th July 2019

 

Important information:

  • Homework will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. The children will receive a Maths task directly linked to the work covered in class that week.
  • 10 Spellings will go home as part of the homework on a Thursday and will be tested the following Wednesday. Children will now also be able to access their spellings to practice, as well as play interactive games using their own personal logins on Spelling Shed.
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.
  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Thursday. We would like children to have both indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions (including both pumps and trainers) and a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days.

 

Summer Newsletter

Spelling Shed Homework Lists

Solar System Song

Lyrics:

Eight, planets exist in our solar system They all orbit around the sun, our star Located four closest planets, terrestrial Surfaces are rockier, small in size

First planet, Mercury Smallest, filled with craters, temp extreme degrees, second Venus, size is Similar to Earth, with clouds sulphuric acid and Earth, third in line Water world with oxygen and nitrogen to support life

Mars...dust and cold Iron oxide, mountains and storms

Most all the astronomers Note eight planets in our Solar System, that orbit the sun Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars are Known as planets around the inner Compared to outer gassy four These inner are much rockier Known as planets, terrestrial

Four, outer planets are called ‘jovian’ Gassy helium, hydrogen, they’re larger Fifth, Jupiter’s the most massive planet we’ve got Mostly gas, with a Giant Red Spot, a storm

Sixth is Saturn Low density and gassy, yellow rings around the outer Seven is different Uranus it orbits on its side tilted And last is Neptune Winds fast, colour’s blue

Most all the astronomers Note eight planets in our solar System, that orbit the sun Large Jupiter then to Saturn Uranus and Neptune next And last a dwarf planet, Pluto These inner are terrestrial These outer planets jovian

Spring Term:

Happy New Year, I hope you have all had a wonderful time off over Christmas and are ready for the new year ahead of us. 

 

This term our topic will be Science based and Year 5 will be exploring the topic of Space, we will be focusing our learning this term around the question, "Will we ever send another human to the moon?". The children will be immersing themselves in lessons exploring our solar system and the planets within it, as well as researching key figures in space exploration and discoveries. 

Our key focus within Maths this term will be 'Fractions' where we will be focusing on identifying equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, ordering and comparing fractions and using fractions in calculations involving the four operations. 

This term our English lesson will be centred around a the video stimulus "Alma" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts). We will be using the video to create narrative pieces, heavily focusing on tone and atmosphere of writing and using the idea of 'show, don't tell' to allow readers to understand character's feelings and emotions, through facial expressions and body language. 

 

Key Dates: 

Year 5 Spring Term Assembly - Friday 8th February 2019 

 

Important information:

  • Homework will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. The children will receive a Maths task directly linked to the work covered in class that week.
  • 10 Spellings will go home as part of the homework on a Thursday and will be tested the following Wednesday. Children will now also be able to access their spellings to practice, as well as play interactive games using their own personal logins on Spelling Shed.
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.
  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Thursday. We would like children to have both indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions (including both pumps and trainers) and a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days.

Spelling Shed Homework Lists

Autumn Term:

Welcome back to another school year at James Brindley, I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing summer.

Here on our Year 5 webpage you will find updates of our class curriculum, news and photos of everything we get up to in Year 5.

 

During the Autumn Term our topic will be Geography based, we will be focusing on the question, “Why is the rainforest important to us?”. Children will be able to identify and explain the position of rainforests on a world map. Examining South America, we will begin to understand the significance of the Amazon River and study endangered wildlife in the region. Children will further explore the Amazon Rainforest through our class novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’, a story set in the heart of the rainforest.

 

Important information:

  • Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and returned on a Tuesday. The children will receive a Maths task directly linked to the work covered in class that week.
  • Spellings will go home as part of the homework on a Thursday and will be tested the following Wednesday. Lists of all Year 5 spellings can be found at the bottom of the Year 5 webpage.
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.
  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Thursday. We would like children to have both indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions and a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days.

Autumn Newsletter

Welcome to Year 5!

June 2018

 

Day 1 at Lledr

 

Ahead of our visit to Lledr Hall next week (Monday 18 June - Friday 22 June), please find below a reminder of the kit list and further information about our departure on Monday.

 

Packed Lunch for Monday!
All children will require a packed lunch for Monday. Everything should be disposable please- no lunch boxes.

 

Travel sickness tablets / wristbands
If your child suffers from travel sickness, please remember to give them a travel sickness tablet before coming to school on Monday. Please pass any travel sickness medication for the return journey to a member of staff when you arrive at school.

 

Suitcases / bags
As they arrive on Monday, children will be asked to leave their bags / cases under the shelter outside the entrance to the school office. They will then proceed to line up as normal. Medications will need to be handed to a member of staff as outlined below.

 

Medications, inhalers  & spending money

Please ensure all medications and inhalers are labelled and in a separate bag if at all possible. These can be handed to Mr Graham, Mrs Kelsall or Mrs Seddon who will be waiting in the assembly hall to receive them.

 

Blue inhalers should be labelled and kept by children at all times in the event of them being required.

 

Spending money (up to a maximum of £10) should be passed to a member of staff in a sealed envelope with your child's name on it. These will then be returned to children when at the gift shop on Friday.


Departure & return

We will depart at 10am on Monday 18 June. Friends and family are very welcome to pop by and wave us off on our way. Tears are not advised, however, in case you set Mr Graham off!

 

We will return to school at approximately 3pm on Friday 22 June. Children should be picked up upon arrival. The school office will keep families notified by text should our return be delayed by traffic. 

 

Updating the school website / Twitter Page

Where possible during the week, we will try to update the Year 5 Class Page (this one!) with a few photographs and notes. We will also try to update the school Twitter Page @JamesBrindleyPS (https://twitter.com/jamesbrindleyps?lang=en).

 

Any updates will be dependent upon internet connectivity (which can vary!) and may be very late at night. Please do not be concerned if updates don't appear or are infrequent. 

May 2018
To complete our work with the BBC this year, Year 5 were invited to spend a morning at the CBBC studios. The children have been part of a research project this year, viewing and offering opinions on new content. The staff at CBBC were full of praise for our lovely behaviour and for our fantastic creative ideas. Were delighted to have BBC journalist, presenter and reporter Nazia Mogra join us for a question and answer session. Thank you to the BBC for making our visit so enjoyable. 

 

Following on from our Viking Visit last month, children have been working in groups completing 'Large Learning' posters demonstrating their learning in history, science, maths and English. Children typically love these sessions as it gives them complete creative control over how they present their work, which topic they wish to showcase and who they would like to work with. A short video of these sessions can be viewed below. 

 

Please do keep watching the Year 5 Mathematics Teaching Videos for valuable homework help. The videos are valuable in modelling the processes that we teach in schools. You can access the videos by clicking the link below:
https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/year-5-mathematics/

 

There are also a number of English Year 5 English Teaching Videos available now that will be valuable in helping children develop as confident, fluent writers:

https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/year-5-english/

CBBC Visit- Photographs

CBBC Visit- Short Video

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Large Learning Session

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Large Learning - Posters

April 2018
We were delighted to be visited by a real life Viking (nearly!) in school this week. Our Viking experiment discussed, explained and demonstrated many of the fundamentals of the Viking way of life. We were particularly interested to discover that the Vikings weren't simply raiders and warriors but pioneers in trading all around the world. Below are some photos and video highlights of our visit.

Viking Visit- Photographs

Viking Visit- Short Video

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March 2018
Drawing to the end of our science topic, we were thrilled to have a very special visitor join us for our lesson today. The afternoon began with our children feeding back how they'd used chromatography to catch out the slippery Mr Haygarth and his whiteboard pen! Following this, we were extremely fortunate to receive expert advice on forensics, enjoying a superbly engaging and practical session on taking fingerprints and DNA swabs, exploring the role of a forensics specialist. Our sincerest thanks to Mrs Moss for giving up her time and offering her great expertise in this area- the children had a fantastic experience and saw the true value of science in action. 

 

LC5- How could you solve a crime by using forensic science?

As part of Learning Challenge 8, children worked in groups to design an experiment themselves. Groups chose to observe the effect of Mentos on different soft drinks, recording their results in different ways including taking notes, drawing bar charts and even scatter graphs! We were keen to see if there was any correlation between the length of the reaction and the volume of liquid displaced from the bottle. 

 

You can watch short highlights of each of the reactions in the video immediately below. 

LC8 - Designing and carrying out an experiment of our own

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January 2018

 Our science led topic is entitled ‘Could you be the next CSI investigator? ’this term.
Key learning challenges include:
LC1: Can you think of five materials that can be changed and reversed and five that cannot?
LC2: How have scientists made use of changes to create materials that make our lives easier, e.g. cling film?
LC3: Which materials dissolve and evaporate and why can this sometimes be an  important quality in those materials?
LC4: How are reversible and irreversible changes important to forensic scientists?
LC5: How could you solve a crime by using forensic evidence?
LC6: What is bicarbonate of soda and what impact does it have on different materials?

 

More information on our wider curriculum for this term is available on the Year 5 Spring Newsletter which children will receive this week. A copy is also available in the 'Useful Documents' section of this page, below the September part of this blog.

 

December 2017

Preparations are well underway for our class assembly on Friday 08 December 2017. For those who are unable to make it, we've uploaded a sneaky peak - below- of some of our curriculum work that we'll be showcasing.

 

We have also been very busy finalising details for our Santa Run on Wednesday 13 December 2017. The run will raise money for our chosen class charity, 'The Running Charity' who help young homeless people rebuild their lives. We're looking forward to completing our 2km run and raising funds for this very worthwhile cause.  Thank you in advance for all your support in sponsoring our children and in helping assist the run on the day.

Panto Fun (Oh yes it was!)

Recent Art and D.T Projects

Rainforest Dioramas

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Science work on Lifecycles

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Science Group Work on Lifecycles

 

October 2017

This month we have been exploring in depth, the problems facing the Amazon Rainforest and the implications facing the population as a whole. The children were shocked to find out the extent of the damage caused by a vast number of methods of extracting natural resources from within South America. 

 

In Science, we have been looking at both sexual and asexual reproduction in plants. The class really enjoyed the hands on session, dissecting lilies, examining the carpel and stamen in detail. Videos and photographs of this session can be found below.

 

I look forward to meeting you all at Parent's Evening, later this month.

 

Finally, our 'Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter' is available to download by scrolling just below this entry past the link to the Year 5 Mathematics Teaching Videos. Also available are the'Year 5 End of Year Expectations', 'Homework Timetable' and 'Year 5 Spelling Wordlists' documents.

Mr Graham, Mrs Kelsall, Mrs Lyth & Mrs Seddon

Sexual Reproduction in Plants (Part 1)

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Sexual Reproduction in Plants (Part 2)

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Sexual Reproduction in Plants (Part 3)

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Photographs

 

September 2017:

Welcome back! We hope you've all had a very peaceful and relaxing summer and that your children are excited about coming back to school. The Year 5 team spent some time in July getting to know the children and outlining the expectations of the Year 5 curriculum. We are now really looking forward to getting started with our new class. 

 

As has become tradition, to kick start our geography topic, we will be visiting local woodland to meet a Forest Ranger. During our visit, children will work in teams to build their very own rainforest survival shelter- Bear Grylls style.This year we will be meeting with Forest Ranger, Richard Marshall on Friday 15 September 2017 at Blackleach Country Park.

 

For our visit, we require a signed permission slip (to be returned by Friday 08 September) to allow your child to attend and would be glad of a number adult helpers. Full details are on the letter that your child will receive on their first day back at school- a copy will also be available below (the 'Useful Documents' section) in the event of a letter being misplaced. On this day, children may come to school in their own clothes, suitable for the shelter building activity, but must bring their uniform and school shoes to change into upon returning to school. The Forest Ranger has been in touch today (Thursday 14 September) to advise children to wear wellies if they have them as the site is quite muddy currently. We look forward to welcoming our parent helpers who will be joining us and thank them kindly for their time. We will leave school promptly after registration and return to school in time for lunch.
 

From September, children will rehearse the recall of times tables facts, attempting to answer twelve questions within a minute. All children will start with the 2 times tables before progressing through the other times tables once they can successfully recall all twelve facts within a minute. This will help with the retention of number facts and help prepare children for the proposed introduction of a SATS-style times table test in 2019.

 

Year 5 Teaching Videos link:
Useful links:

Previous Cohorts: Photos

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Previous Cohorts: Links
Below is the link to watch the Girls Football from Feb 2016
Below is the link to watch the girls Cross Country from Jan 2016
Below is the link to watch the Hockey Nov 2015
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