World Book Day 2019
We had some great costumes representing a range of books for our World Book Day celebrations in Year 5.
Well done to everybody who took part! Keep Reading!
Careers Day - World of Work
Launching our new topic and half term, we had a brilliant afternoon meeting lots of guests who came to speak to us about their careers. We welcomed HMRC, the NHS, Eric Wright and lots of charities to our careers event, which inspired the children to think about their future career choices.
The children completed their careers booklets and thought about which skills and characteristics they would need in order to get their chosen job. This linked really well to the Bounce forward programme and howe we plan for our future as a resilient move.
Romeo and Juliet
We launched our Shakespeare Older English topic with a workshop with Alex from the Royal Shakespeare Company, who helped us to understand the Chorus introduction of Romeo and Juliet. We acted out different sections of the prologue and took on the Capulet and Montague family roles. We began to understand the street brawl and how the two families were feuding.
We are going to see the performance on Thursday 28th March.
Online Safety- Digital Citizenship Pledge
We discussed which real life communities we were a part of and the behaviour expectations in them; we then discussed the online communities that we were a part of and how the behaviours we show also need to be respectful and kind so that everyone has a positive experience. We pledged to be good online digital citizens. We talked about the effects of social media on people's mental health - both positive and negative.
New Club - Ballroom Dancing!
This week Year 5 and 6 started a new club of Ballroom Dancing. Everyone who attended took part sensibly and started to learn a basic Waltz, which will be the group dance, and a Salsa.
We've got 3 more weeks to make sure we know it and look like Strictly Professionals!
Changing Horizons careers event
On Thursday 7th February, ten children from Year 5 were invited to attend the Changing Horizons careers event at Blackpool Winter Gardens. The event was hosted and organised by the Civil Service. The children had the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of employers from across the North West region.
Whilst talking to staff from the Ministry of Justice, the children learned how the UK court system works and the various job roles available. Representatives from HM Revenues and Customs taught the children about tax, while apprentices from an electronics firm showed them how to make different circuits.
Everyone had a great day and left with a better idea of the different types of careers available and the skills that employers are looking for.
We started to talk about our moving toys and began discussing the different CAMS and mechanisms that they use. We will design and make our own moving toy over the next week.
We finished designing and making our moving toys, which all had a spinning effect. We evaluated our products and were proud of what we had produced!
Safer Internet Day
We talked about how we could safe online. Consent is when we give permission for our data or photographs to be used by others. We had a class discussion about different responses to different situations.
We improvised our own 16beat rhythms using the cow bells, drums and xylophones. We played as an ensemble and worked as part of a team to listen to each other and make sure we kept in time to the beat.
This week in our Bounce Forward session we have been looking at what makes us resilient and how our characteristics can help us to get through tough times. We talked about which characteristics we felt made us resilient and then made badges.
In PHSE we talked about safe and unsafe behaviours, thought about the vocabulary we could use. We discussed different scenarios and thought about behaviours that are safe and unsafe at school and home.
We practised our hockey skills even more this week and thought about why we warm up and what happens to our bodies.
Hockey in PE with Mr. Williams
Through our Hockey PE sessions we have been learning how to develop our core strength through stretching and balancing, as well as looking for space, moving in different directions at different speeds.
This week we used the hockey sticks and tennis balls to get our hand position right and start dribbling the ball with control and accuracy.
Bounce Forward Resilience Work
This week we continued to work with Annie and Catherine during out Bounce Forward sessions, which are run by Lancashire Mind. The aim is that we learn some Resilient moves and use them every week to become more able to overcome problems and challenges that we may face. It was a great first week and we learnt about the different potions and looked at the Resilience Framework.
We had a brilliant first day back with lots of learning about everyday life in the Anglo Saxon Era. We made shields and helmets to help us prepare to invade, we made bread so that we could understand how we would need to feed our families in the new land we had invaded and whittled sticks to act like farmers, who would need to make tools.
Welcome Back to Year 5 in 2019
Below you will see the information for our Year group for this half term. Make sure you learn your spelling and read at least 3 times per week.
The Boundary Learning Together Projects are shown below too, bring them in whenever you have completed something.
We are looking forward to a busy and exciting Spring term!
Over the holidays we hope that you have a really good time with your friends and family. Relax and recharge your batteries!
Keep Reading and don't forget to be back in School on Tuesday 8th January at 8.55am.
We used the song Living on a Prayer to listen, discuss and perform to, with our xylophones. We have also really enjoyed all of the Christmas Carol Service music, hymns and songs that we have been singing this week!
Keep your brains active and learning throughout the holidays by using some of these websites.
We have been learning about Islam and some of the traditions that Muslims follow. We have discussed the similarities between Islam and Christianity and talked about if British Laws should be affected by religious beliefs.
The Wizard of Oz Pantomime
We had a great time watching the Panto at the Blackpool Sixth Form College yesterday.
"Oh no you didn't!"
"Oh yes we did!"
We are now going to use this great festive experience to write our own section of the play script, including all the key features that we have talked about.
In Design Technology this week we have been creating healthy pizzas. We looked at existing products and packaging before designing our own healthy pizzas and pizza boxes. We used Redcliffes Studio for the lesson and learned how to cut safely using the bridge and claw methods, before grating cheese and constructing our pizzas.
The Highwayman Narrative Poetry
We have read, performed and understood the Alfred Noyes poem, the Highwayman. We have used figurative language to then create our own alternative ending verses. These are a few examples of our final drafts, which we have tried to keep in the style of Alfred Noyes.
This is the figurative language video that explains each of the features:
PE - Netball
We have been learning the rules of netball and how to play fairly.
We have been using SketchUp online to design and create a buildings in 3D modelling software.
Year 6 residential - September 2019
Below you will find all the information shared tonight at the meeting for parents about next year's residential. Letters will be sent out to those parents who could not attend the meeting.
Lest We Forget
Year 5 took part in a whole school remembrance service on Friday 9th November. After planting our poppies in the Boundary Remembrance Garden, we observed a two minute silence in honour of those who lost their lives. In the afternoon, we created poppy art.
In Science this week, we have continued to learn about the planets in our solar system and how shadows can help us to tell the time. We made a model of our solar system using PE equipment and made our own sundials. We are waiting for the sun to shine so we can test them!
WOW - Watch this Space!
To introduce our new topic - Watch this Space! - we had a visit from the Wonder Dome planetarium. We learned about the planets in our solar system and looked at how the Moon orbits the Earth. In class, we made the phases of the Moon from Oreo biscuits!
Autumn 2 - Watch this Space!
Our finished Pop Art collage!
With its famous Blackpool landmarks and candifloss clouds, Year 5's wonderful pop art collage takes pride of place outside the Year 5 classrooms.
This week, the children have been working with local artist, Jane Voss. They looked at a number of techniques including drawing portraits, printing and mark making. Their work will be collaged into a final piece based on our topic, Blackpool Rocks. Watch this space for the finished product!
Autumn 1 - Blackpool Rocks!
Our WOW with Jamie from Blackpool Tower, learning about the geography of Blackpool.
We have got a great year of learning planned for you all and hope that you will continue to do your best every single day to maximise your learning opportunities and make you the best you can be.
You will find here your homework, spellings and the newsletter for the Blackpool Rocks Autumn term.
PE Kits - Tuesday and Wednesday
Reading Books - Friday for checking, changing and Dojos.
Weekly GPS homework - Given out on Fridays and due in on Thursdays.
Looking forward to seeing what you have been doing in the Summer Holidays.
This year, Year 5 have had a fun-packed year, not only beginning their Upper Key Stage 2 curriculum journey but finding out lots of interesting things in our varying topics.
We began the year finding out about our local history in Blackpool and had a visit from Jamie who works at Blackpool Tower, who taught us about how Blackpool had changed.
We have worked very hard on our growth mindset with resilience training with the Headstart team during the Bounce Forwards sessions
We have experienced real-life work when we took over the school for the day. Not only did we need to apply for the job but also, we needed to have interviews and then plan activities for the day before TAKING OVER the different roles!
We found out all about Samba dance and drumming in the carnivals in Brazil as well as learning lots about rivers including the Amazon. We found out all about the journey of the river and we even made our own.
We have had a fantastic year in Year 5 and we have learnt so much that will help us in Year 6. Miss Dodgson and Miss Crystal would like to say Well Done to Year 5 on their fantastic work this year and know the children will be fantastic as they continue on their journey to Year 6.
This year, Year 5 have had a fun-packed year not only beginning their Upper Key Stage 2 curriculum journey but finding out lots of interesting things in our varying topics.
We began the year finding out about our local history in Blackpool and had a visit to Blackpool Tower!
We have experienced real-life work when we took over the school for the day. Not only did we need to apply but also, we needed to have interviews and then plan activities for the day before TAKING OVER!
We have found out all about Samba dance and the carnivals in Brazil as well as learning lots about Geography and rivers. We found out all about the journey of the river and we even made our own.
We have had a fantastic year in Year 5 and we have found out so much. Mrs. Copley and Miss Akin would like to commend Year 5 on their fantastic work this year and know the children will be fantastic as they continue on their journey to Year 6!
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