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Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page!

 

On this page you will find your homework, weekly spellings and information and links to our learning which will be updated as and when we move through the year. You will also find photos and descriptions of the exciting things we have been getting up to. Have a look! 

Please submit any home learning to mwilson@st-thomasmore.gloucs.sch.uk. Thank you - Miss Wilson.

Year 5!

Look at our some of our learning so far this term (Term 2):

Look at our some of our learning so far this term (Term 1):

Multicultural Activities - Russia

This week we have visited Russia. We have had great fun learning about and making Russian Dolls and creating our own special Faberge eggs (the most expensive one cost 33 million dollars). We have also had a go at some Russian dancing - this was very exciting and energetic - and we wrote our names in Russian letters. Finally, we made a 3D collage of Saint Basils Cathedral in Moscow. We can't wait to see where we go next! 

Science - Investigating Air Resistance

This term our Science unit is forces. So far we have learnt about the effects of gravity and began to identify other forces. We continued this learning by conducting an air resistance investigation answering the question - 'What size parachute will fall the fastest?' We had great fun conducting our fair test.

Anti Bullying Week - Odd Sock Day!

We loved wearing our odd socks to raise aware of Anti Bullying week. 

DT - Suspension Bridge Building

We used 4 chairs, paper and string to make suspension bridges. We had great fun! We used weights to see if it would hold

Ancient Greek Clothing

Year 5 came to school dressed in Ancient Greek clothing. We were learning about Greek clothing and the differences between the lifestyles of Greek Men and Women. We used key words to label our items of clothing and we learnt that men were seen as more important - which Year 5 didn't think was very fair! 

Science - Earth and Space

In our Science lessons this term, Year 5 are learning about Earth and Space. To help us to visualise the size of the different planets we used fruit to represent the different planets. We then went out onto the field to re-enact the movement of the planets. We learnt the key scientific words: spin, orbit and revolve.  

Remembrance

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month we remember. This year to mark Remembrance Day, Year 5 each created a poppy to display in their windows at home. We also created a Remembrance garden in our classroom window. We used different symbolism. We wanted to create an area where people can stop, think and reflect. 

DT - Bridges

Our DT topic this term is Bridges. We began the unit by making bridges and testing how strong they were by using different weights. 
On Tuesday 13th October, Year 5 went to Benhall Park to study the environmental changes to the local area. We built habitats for invertebrates, we explored the trees, we looked for environmental changes and most importantly we had a great time learning about Science outdoors! We can't wait to go back again! 

Science - Invertebrate Hunt

We went to the Forest school area to carry out an invertebrate hunt. We used a key to classify them. We then caught a specimen to study.

Music - Living on a Prayer

We have been enjoying our adapted Music unit. We have been studying the song 'Living on a Prayer.' We have loved learning to sign the song (rather than sing) and we have begun to learn the notes B, A and G to play along using glockenspiels. It has been great fun to learn new skills. 

Science Enquiry - Do different liquids cause tooth decay?

In Science this term, Year 5 have been learning about 'Animals Including Humans.' During this unit we learnt about our teeth and their different functions. We then asked the question 'Do different liquids affect our teeth?' We wanted to find out which liquids can cause tooth decay. We used milk, water, orange juice and cola. Each group was given 4 boiled eggs. We used boiled eggs as the shell of the egg reacted in a similar way to the enamel on our teeth. To make it a fair test we measured 100 ml of each liquid into a cup and placed the eggs in it. We spent the next five days observing our eggs to see what would happen. It was great fun and very messy when the eggs shells began to change. We were very surprised to find out that orange juice caused the most decay and that milk protects teeth, making the shell of the egg stronger. 

 

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