Year 5


World Book Day

Year 5 looked superb in their chosen fancy dress on World Book Day! We spent the day performing in a poetry slam, illustrating poems and sharing our 'books in a box'.

 

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 5 March 2020

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Greek Sandals Launch Day

To launch our new history topic of The Ancient Greeks, we made some Greek sandals using our knowledge of materials and their properties from last half term. 

The children did some product research and decided which class of citizen they would like to make their sandals for before designing and…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 25 February 2020

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Dissecting Lilies

Today, we launched our new SITE topic of 'life cycles of a plant'. 

Before we can learn about pollination, reproduction and seed dispersal, we needed to learn all the different parts of a plant and their functions, including whether they are male or female. 

We dissected lilies to get some…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 24 February 2020

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Favela Art

To end our topic on South America, we learnt about the inequalities between wealthy and poor in Rio, Brazil, which is often referred to as a 'city of 2 halves'. We learnt about life in one of the wealthiest areas, Barra Di Tijuca and compared it to life in one of the poorest favelas of Brazil,…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 13 February 2020

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Tricky Maths

Class 5 have been working hard to develop their understanding of tenths, hundredths and thousandths using dienes. Children worked in groups to write the dienes shown as a decimal, fraction and in words. I am very impressed with just how quickly the children are picking up this tricky maths work…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 4 February 2020

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Keeping Safe

Our new PSHE topic is 'keeping safe'. 

This week, the children were investigating the question, 'what is violence?' 

The children started the lesson by having a silent conversation, which is where a whiteboard is passed between two children and they have a conversation without speaking by…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 30 January 2020

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Robotics at Allerton Grange

Allerton Grange have kindly offered to host our Year 5 class for the next 4 weeks, where we will attend both robotics and Spanish classes. 

The children really enjoyed their first robotics session, where they impressed the teacher with their knowledge of algorithms and debugging, which they…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 22 January 2020

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Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Killingbeck Fire and Rescue Service, who came to visit Class 5 today. 

We learnt about the fire triangle and how firefighters remove one of the corners in order to put out a fire and the different ways that this can be done.

We watched a very eye opening video about how fast…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 4 December 2019

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What started the decline of the Mayan civilisation?

In history, we have been learning about the Mayan civilisation. 

This week, we explored reasons for their slow and steady decline including disease, over farming, warfare and drought. The children took part in lots of speaking and listening activities which ended with them building a persuasive…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 27 November 2019

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Leeds Grand Mosque

Shadwell and Bramham's Year 5s had a brilliant trip to Leeds Grand Mosque as part of our RE focus on Islam. It was very interesting, and they all asked very inquisitive questions.

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 20 November 2019

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Aboriginal art

Today, we revisited our 'Our World' topic from last half term to finish off our learning about the continent of Australia.

We were SO lucky that one of our class members owns a didgeridoo and was kind enough to bring it in to show us all. After a demonstration, everyone had a go at trying to…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 8 November 2019

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Seven Worlds, One Planet

Following our topic of 'Our World', David Attenborough has released a new series airing on BBC every Sunday evening. 

The series follows a different continent every week - just like we did in class!

Episode one was all about Antarctica, and surprisingly about the abundance of life that can…

Posted by Miss Cammiss on 28 October 2019

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