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Blackpool Zoo - The rain didn't dampen our spirits, while we learnt about life cycles, gestation periods and life expectancy of animals from around the world. We even got to see Base Camp, the new Elephant house!

Science Day! We looked at life cycles and definitions of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians in preparation for the zoo.

Big Clean Up Day!

You're never too young... The Blackpool Gazette's article on 12th April about our Takeover Day last half term.

You're never too young... The Blackpool Gazette's article on 12th April about our Takeover Day last half term. 1

This morning, we looked at a book about a different culture. Our book was called 'Fly Eagle Fly', which was an African tale. We read the book, then spoke about the similarities and differences between African and British cultures.

Welcome Back - Art Wow Day in the style of Cezanne.

Summer 1 - What we will be learning, spellings and homework

Today was the big day! TAKEOVER DAY 2018! Our day started with Miss Jackson (Headteacher), Miss Zaleska (Deputy Headteacher) and Mr Brewster (Deputy Headteacher) taking assembly about inspiration. Then, all the children went back to class with their new teachers and TAs. Here are some pictures of our day.

Today, we brought in our Easter bonnets for the competition, which was judged by PCSO Katie Shaw. The winner in 5C was Tyler Simpson and the winner in 5D was Matilda Jackson. Well done everyone - they all looked great! Very creative minds.

This week, we have researched vases (how the Egyptians used them and what the designs meant on them). We then practised techniques and skills to make vases ourselves. We practised the coil and slab methods. Then, we had a (messy) afternoon of making the vases we designed.

This week, we were archaeologists and used paintbrushes to look for replica Ancient Egyptian artefacts. We used larger brushes to reveal the artefacts and smaller brushes to reveal the smaller details. We, also, created timelines of significant events in history and significant Egyptian events; including Howard Carter who discovered Tutankhamen's tomb. After doing our Science tests, we had a go at using a human parachute to experience air resistance. The parachute will be used during breaks over the next two weeks too.

MIND - Resilience.This week we had to think about using our strengths for problem solving; we had to take on different roles and think about creative ways of solving different problems e.g. cup stacking and the human knot.

MIND - Resilience.This week we had to think about using our strengths for problem solving; we had to take on different roles and think about creative ways of solving different problems e.g. cup stacking and the human knot.  1
MIND - Resilience.This week we had to think about using our strengths for problem solving; we had to take on different roles and think about creative ways of solving different problems e.g. cup stacking and the human knot.  2
MIND - Resilience.This week we had to think about using our strengths for problem solving; we had to take on different roles and think about creative ways of solving different problems e.g. cup stacking and the human knot.  3
MIND - Resilience.This week we had to think about using our strengths for problem solving; we had to take on different roles and think about creative ways of solving different problems e.g. cup stacking and the human knot.  4

On Monday 5th March, we went to Aspire High School for the afternoon to do a Science experiment. We were faced with the question: If you double the height a meteor is dropped from, will the size of the impact crater also double? From our investigation, we discovered that the greater force was from 100 cm. This resulted in the crater width gradually increasing the higher the asteroid was dropped from.

Today in Year 5, the children had their interviews for Takeover Day at the end of this term. There were a few nerves at the start of the day, but the children soon found their feet. Everyone was very confident in their interviews and they presented themselves really well. In the afternoon, all the children were told which role they'd been given. Now it's time to get planning!

On Thursday 1st March, we had lots of different characters from lots of different books arrive in school such as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Little Red Riding Hood, Dennis The Menace, Queen of Hearts, Alice and many more. During the morning, we had a whole school assembly where we got to see everyone’s costumes. When we got back to class, we completed a World Book Day quiz and a book scavenger hunt, where the children looked in lots of books for different characters.

In Maths this week, we have started to look at decimals. We have been learning how to compare, order, count forwards and count backwards. In English, we have started our preparations for Takeover Day at the end of the term. We have been looking at persuasive letters and started the process of planning our letters of application.

During one of our Spring 2 PE lessons this term, we will be doing Gymnastics. Our lessons have started with the children focussing on their balance. We have looked at counter balances, mirrored balances and matched balances.

This evening, Joshua-Kai Cumber (5C) had his article about our Samba Day last term published in The Blackpool Gazette. Joshua's article describes the experience of the day and what other year groups and teachers thought of the Year 5 performance at the end of the school day.

This evening, Joshua-Kai Cumber (5C) had his article about our Samba Day last term published in The Blackpool Gazette. Joshua's article describes the experience of the day and what other year groups and teachers thought of the Year 5 performance at the end of the school day. 1

MIND/Bounce Forward programme - This week, we focussed on dealing with our emotions. We spoke about everyone having feelings ands lots of different types of feelings. During the session, we also looked at different ways we cope with our thoughts and emotions. Sometimes people choose coping skills which aren't helpful and we recognised these. Our resilience coach told us we need to remember that we are all unique and react in different and that is ok.

Spring 2 WOW Day!  On Monday 19th February, Year 5 returned to school after half term to their ‘World of Work’ topic. Our WOW day started by looking at our skills and qualities and how we could use them in the work place. We discussed our dream jobs and looked at what qualifications we will need to get there. In the afternoon, we were lucky enough to have a Careers Workshop afternoon. Visitors from over twenty different careers came in to school and answered our questions about how they got to where they are, what they enjoy about their jobs and advice for the future.

Spring 2 - What we will be learning, spellings and homework.

This term in PE we have been looking at using gesture, stillness, expression, jumping and movement to create a dance sequence to The Highwayman poem. The children practised the skills each week and made up their own sequence to tell the story of four verses from the poem, which they then performed in front of the class.

This week, we have been looking at the features of a river, rivers in the UK, how to use OS maps and what affect flooding has on people. To learn about the features of a river, we created a model river outside our classrooms - we even got some snow on the mountain we created in the morning. 

In year 5, we have had the pleasure of having the the MIND - Bounce Forward team in for the last five weeks. We have been talking a lot about building our resilience, our strengths, goals and aspirations. After half term, we have another five sessions with the MIND team.

Computing - Coding our own racing games in Scratch

Computing - Coding our own racing games in Scratch 1
Computing - Coding our own racing games in Scratch 2
Computing - Coding our own racing games in Scratch 3
Computing - Coding our own racing games in Scratch 4

We are very proud of this published Festival Writing!

We are very proud of this published Festival Writing! 1

Festival Wristbands

Festival Wristbands 1 "I learnt how to do a running stitch"
Festival Wristbands 2 Concentration!
Festival Wristbands 3 Sewing can be fun
Festival Wristbands 4
Festival Wristbands 5 Alisha was very proud of her sewing skills
Festival Wristbands 6
Festival Wristbands 7 Great Designs and functional wrist bands to wear.
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Our Musical Wow Day - Festival in Year 5

Our Musical Wow Day  - Festival in Year 5 1

Spring Term - Festival in Year 5

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From the Panto to Christmas Dinner, Christmas Parties and the Carol Service at St. Mark's, we hope you have a great rest this Christmas time and come back to school in the New Year, refreshed and ready for learning.

 

Dan Worsley Assembly - READ READ READ!

Dan Worsley Assembly - READ READ READ! 1
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Design Technology - Making Gingerbread for the Christmas Fair.

Design Technology - Making Gingerbread for the Christmas Fair. 1
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Remembrance

Remembrance 1
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Remembrance 3
Remembrance 4

PE - Learning how to play Netball

PE - Learning how to play Netball 1
PE - Learning how to play Netball 2

History of Blackpool - What's in that suitcase? Using Digimaps

History of Blackpool - What's in that suitcase? Using Digimaps 1
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History of Blackpool - What's in that suitcase? Using Digimaps 3
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History of Blackpool - What's in that suitcase? Using Digimaps 8

Children in Need - Wear something spotty!

Children in Need - Wear something spotty! 1
Children in Need - Wear something spotty! 2

Autumn 2 Time Travellers in Space!

Autumn 2 Time Travellers in Space! 1
Autumn 2 Time Travellers in Space! 2
Autumn 2 Time Travellers in Space! 3
Autumn 2 Time Travellers in Space! 4

Autumn 2

Our WOW!

 

Firstly, we took part in some critical thinking and had to create a question where the moon was the only answer possible. It was harder than it first seemed.

We learnt about the phases of the moon and joined in the rap!

After learning the different phases, we used Oreos to recreate them in groups; this required teamwork and patience. 

 

Science at Aspire - Junior Medics

Science at Aspire - Junior Medics 1
Science at Aspire - Junior Medics 2 "We had an introduction by a real Doctor" Jacob
Science at Aspire - Junior Medics 3 "We had to anaesthetise our patient" Courtney
Science at Aspire - Junior Medics 4
Science at Aspire - Junior Medics 5 "I measured out the liquid" Nicole
Science at Aspire - Junior Medics 6 "I enjoyed comforting the patient" Jacob

P.E: Outdoor Adventurous Activities

P.E: Outdoor Adventurous Activities  1 "We have to match the symbols with the picture"
P.E: Outdoor Adventurous Activities  2 "We have to work as a team to solve the problem"
P.E: Outdoor Adventurous Activities  3 "I really enjoy team games"

Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically

Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically  1 Investigating reversible and irreversible change
Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically  2 "I enjoy working in Redcliffes Studio" Louise
Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically  3 "We have to make a prediction first" Jacob
Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically  4 "I think the reaction will inflate the balloon"Jay
Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically  5 "The reaction made it glow!" Aleysha
Year 5 - Thinking Scientifically  6 "We have to record our results accurately" Liam

Whole School Learning - Year 5 Diwali

Whole School Learning - Year 5 Diwali 1

Look at our Junior Reporter's Newspaper Articles - These were published in our local newspaper, The Gazette!

Look at our Junior Reporter's Newspaper Articles - These were published in our local newspaper, The Gazette! 1
Look at our Junior Reporter's Newspaper Articles - These were published in our local newspaper, The Gazette! 2
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Welcome back to Year 5! We can't wait to get our brains back into learning with you all. 

Here are our spellings, homework, topic and newsletter for you to have a look at.

 

Year 5

2016/17 - A Year in Review

 

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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