Year 5-6 Class Blog
Since we got back in September, our lessons have got better and better. We’ve started our new book “Clockwork” and have started our literacy work on it. Year 5’s science work is Forces with Mrs Fletcher. Year 6’s have been learning about Electricity with Mrs Parr.
We have had our class photographs taken and started practising songs for Young Voices which will take place at the Manchester Arena in February. Our new school counsellours have been chosen and our new ‘Lunchshop’ system for school lunches has become a hit!
Next week we will be taking part in a Mini Olympics and the Year 6 children will be visiting the REACT science and engineering show at Lakes College
This week, we have been to the REACT Science show at Lakes College and the subject was “Glorious Blood” Misha donned a Super Blood cape and Aimee tried (and failed) to stop blood (balloons) falling out of a knee (ball pool).
Mr Gillon, from The Beacon, helped us to understand about conflict and achievements from the Stone Age to the Iron Age by talking to us and showing us historical artefacts. This afternoon we are holding a cake sale Macmillan Cancer Support.
October 18th 2016
This week we have started our new book, The London Eye Mystery. We are already loving the book with Ted and Cat’s cousin Salim disappearing from The London Eye.
Sadly,our Gymnastics has ended.Tomorrow we are going to the Beacon to learn more about electricity.
Last week, Mr Marsh, one of our school governors, came into our class to watch us doing our Tinkering Time. He was very impressed with our enthusiasm for learning and learnt lots himself!
We also tried to make mini models of Stonehenge out of playdoh – it was surprisingly easy for some but very, very hard for others! This made us understand what an amazing achievement it was to have made it in the first place thousands and thousands of years ago.
Year 5- This week in science we have been learning about plant reproduction. We did an experiment to see if a plant can reproduce on its own. We took a cutting of the plant and placed it in some water, we will see if roots grow when we come back after Christmas!
Year6- This week in science we have been looking at refraction! We did some experiments to see what happens to light when it shone through water.
We had a visit from Mr Gillon this week; he came to teach us some facts about WW1. We love it when Mr Gillon comes in because we do lots of practical things such as dressing up and looking at all the different artifacts. We learnt lots of things from him, such as- what the soldiers wore, the conditions they lived in and the weapons they used.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are looking forward to starting our new tinkering time tasks. We will be looking at volcanoes, zones of the world, Romans and making spaghetti structures!
Congratulations to Jack for getting the golden hoodie this month!
In the last couple of weeks we have been learning about fractions in maths. In literacy we’ve been having fun creating our own flying machines and using these to make an explanation text.
A couple of weeks ago our class did an experiment to see what kind of tasters we were. We found this out by getting a card wth a hole on it and some blue food coloring(It could’ve been green or yellow)We use’d cotton buds to put food colouring on our tongues, the food colourng slipped off our taste buds(the little bumps on our tongues)nd we put the card on our tongue and looked through the hole and the amount of taste buds we had three types of results Non-taster 0-5taste buds, Taster 6-10taste buds or a super taster 11+taste buds
This term the year 5 had the pleasure of going swimming, while the year 6 boys and girls for valuable SATS revision.
Congratulations to Kylan for getting the golden hoodie this month!
In the beginning of February, Key stage 2 got the chance to take part in the biggest school concert ever! Young voices is where school across the country join together to perform lots of different songs to help raise money/awareness for a variety of charities such as; Save the children, Barnardo’s and Fareshare. All children thouroughly enjoyed their day and night at Young voices and we are sure this is an experience they will never forget!
On the last day of term, year 5/6 got the chance to go to McDonalds for dinner as a reward for all their hardwork and dedication throughtout the term.
On 13th February, year 5/6 visited Vindolanda! (White fields) we learnt lots about the Roman’s and how they invaded all the different countries to make up The Roman Empire. The children got to explore the vindolanda site and ask lots of interesting questions!
Congratulations to Logan for getting the golden hoodie for this month!
Last week was world book day! We celebrated by dressing up as our favourite character, snuggling up with a book. The whole school managed to raise £157.03 to help us buy some books to add to our library!
Friday 12th March- In Science this week, we have done an experiment to help us understand in more detail the three states of matter. We wanted to know at what temperature water freezes quicker. We done this by freezing the same amount of cold water (19 degrees) and warm water (50 degrees). We checked on the water every 15 minutes to understand what was happening and why. We thought this experiment was really interesting and had fun researching and working together as a class!
Congratulations to Taygan for getting the golden hoodie!
Year 6 had an amazing time in London this week. It is almost impossible the recount everything we saw, did and experienced- suffice to say the whole trip was a huge success!
The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed every single activity. Their behaviour was complimented by a policer officer at the houses of parliament. He made a point of emphasising that out of the hundreds of children that he comes across each week, our children’s behaviour and manners were outstanding!
Aimee- “I liked it when we went on the city cruises. It was a great experience to spot everything surrounding us. The man was explaining to us what certain buildings were, including Big Ben. He was very comedic and nice.”
Kylan- “The view from the London Eye was amazing but I was most excited to see the Harry potter studios, the Hogwarts Express was extraordinary.”
Congratulations to Amber for getting the golden hoodie this month!
We’ve enjoyed having Miss McCrystal in our class this week… We’ve learnt alot from persuasive writing to gaelic football!