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Year 5 Isaiah

Welcome to the Year 5 Isaiah Class Page

On this page, you will find your homework, weekly spelling information and links to our learning, updated as 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!

The Jazz Festival

Easter Craft at Monkscroft Care Centre

Year 5 Praying the Stations of the Cross

Class Celebration of the Word - Lent

Art - Drawing - Teis Albers - Printmaking

In this art lesson we had to choose and combine materials based on their texture to create our own printmaker. We had lots of fun using different materials such as pasta, bubblewrap, fabric, straws and many more to create different textures. We can't wait to make prints with them. 

Safer Internet Workshop

On Internet Safety Day we had a workshop to give us lots of information about staying safe online. We learnt a lot. We completed the toothpaste challenge. This was to remind us that once something is said or is out there, it is very hard, if not impossible, to put it back. This was to help make us aware of the choices we are making online and the impact they can have. 

Reading to Year 1

During our writing unit, we added words to the story 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs. We then continued the narrative in our own way. We shared our finished stories with the children in Year 1.

Stand by Me - Music Project

Year 5 have been very lucky to have rowing this term as part of their PE curriculum. Each week, we have worked to improve our speed and stamina. It also helped us with our team work, as we had to work in groups of 3 and support each other in relay races. This race requires a lot of teamwork because we have to work together and change as quickly as possible, so we don't waste time. Each person rows for as long as they can, without letting the speed drop, then swap with another member of the team. Everyone has a role to play. Another race involves a two minute timer. This race requires rowing for two minutes without stopping. This is hard because you need good stamina to row for a long time. 

'I like rowing because a put a lot of effort in,' - Fola 

Lyra added, 'I like rowing because it helps me stay active and makes me feel happy.'

Leading Class Celebration of the Word

RE - Baptism of Jesus - Matthew 3: 13-17

Year 5 looked at the symbolism in different pieces of artwork depicting the baptism of Jesus. They looked to see if the Holy Trinity were represented and looked at the accuracy of the artwork, linking to the scripture - Matthew 3:13-17

Little Way Catholic Educational Trust Launch Day!

We had a very special day to launch the Little Way Catholic Educational Trust (LWCET). We created bookmarks, made flowers and contributed to a class banner. We zoom called our pen pal class and heard about how they had celebrated too. We even had cake! 


Christmas Singing at Monkscroft Care Centre

Year 5 went to Monkscroft Care Centre to sing some Christmas songs with the residents and Becky. Logan even taught us some makaton to 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'. We all followed and copied him. We wore Christmas hats to spread some Christmas cheer.

El clima en Espana

We used our Spanish language and vocabulary to prepare a weather forecast to present to the class. 

Masters of the Musiverse

Year 5 were incredibly fortunate to have not one .... but two musicians come and lead a Christmas music workshop with our class. Ben brought in his tuba and Nick his saxophone. We selected an Christmas bauble from the Musiverse to help decide which activity we would participate in. We learnt about melody, dynamics (when music is louder and quieter), conductors, syllables and rhythms. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed singing Christmas songs too. Thank you Ben and Nick! 

Science - Properties of Materials - Electrical Conductors

In our Science lesson we investigated which material was the best electrical conductor. We first created a complete circuit and then added different materials to see which would make the bulb the brightest. The best electrical conductor would have the least resistance. 

Leading Celebration of the Word

Art - Space and Scale

This week in Art we continued our Sculpture and 3D unit all about Interactive Installation Art. We learnt about the installation work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang; considering the display space and scale of an artwork; creating a scaled-down version of an installation similar to Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder drawings. We used boxes to create our spaces. We used tea bags soaked in paint and glitter among other art materials. 

Stand by Me - Music Project - Session 2

This week was our first session at Monkscroft Care Centre. We enjoyed singing songs with the residents and learning more about each other.

Spanish - ¿Qué tiempo hace?

Today we consolidated our learning of the key weather language we had started to learn in our previous session. We really enjoyed playing a matching pairs game to practise the key phrases. 

Remembrance Candle Holder

Remembrance Day

To mark Remembrance Day we decorated glass jars. We used acrylic pens to draw poppies and other designs linked to Remembrance. We added tealight candles and turned the lights off to see how effective they looked. 

Music Project - Stand by Me - Session 1

Today we met Becky. She is going to be working with us for the next few weeks. We are taking part in a project called Stand by Me. It is a music project and it will involve us going to Monkscroft Care Centre to sing songs with the residents there. We thought about songs that everyone would know and started to add actions to them. Today we learnt - 'You are my sunshine'. Next week we will visit Monkscroft Care Centre to sing songs with the residents. We can't wait.

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed our Doodler unit in DT. We looked at complete circuits and how motors are used. We then investigated the components for a doodler. We used this knowledge to create a doodler of our own. We learnt so much! 

Random Act of Kindness

During Well Being Week, Year 5 went to Monkscroft Care Centre to deliver a 'Random Act of Kindness'. Each child has created a picture to make someone smile and brighten their day. They were then able to give their picture to a resident. We had a great time and really brightened everyones day. 

'I loved being kind' said Miriann. 

'It made me feel happy to see all of their smiles' added Lyra.

Race The Teacher

Our class 'Race The Teacher' will be 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty.

If you are able to buy this book for your child to read at home, alongside me, then that would be great. Throughout the weeks we will have class discussions about our favourite parts and characters. 

We used fruit to represent the eight planets in our Solar System. This was a scaled down version of our Solar System. We each held a planet, while some of us were the Sun, and had to spin on our axis and orbit the Sun. It helped us to realise why Mercury doesn't take as long to orbit the Sun as Neptune does.