St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

 

 

Year 5 Latest News 2019

We are reading:

We also are preparing for our Hagley Concert at the town hall.

We have read: Wonder

We have a fabulous new classroom library and some super new reading books chosen by 'Pupil Voice'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 Class

Miss Hodge welcomes Year 5

Life in Year 5 is an enjoyable mix of hard work, friendship and being a good disciple, in line with our Gospel Values.

Our Catholic Faith is very important to us, and in Year 5 we strive to ensure that we live out our Mission to the best of our ability every day. We participate in assemblies, as well as celebrating in class worship and whole school Masses.

In our classroom you will find a happy learning environment where all children are encouraged and engaged in their learning in order to reach their full potential.

 

Spring 2019 :

Almighty America!

 

Click on the link below to see this term's study plans

Spring Term 1 Study Plan

Spring Term 1 Skills Plan 

For our topic “Almighty America”, Year 5 have been looking at locating different states in America. Linking back to our previous topic of “Bustling Birmingham”, we compared Birmingham, England to Birmingham, Alabama. Can you think of any differences between the two cities?

We have also linked our art and DT work to our topic and have created New York Skylines, P.T.Barnum puppets (from the Greatest Showman) and are producing a fairground ride for a Barnum’s Circus.

We watched a BBC documentary on the Mississippi River, linking to our topic ‘Almighty America!’ We then used our information to make fact files. Our challenge tomorrow is to compare rivers we’ve already learnt about (River Rea, Amazon River, Zambezi River)

         

Through topic and English, we will be covering the Civil Rights Movement, and how certain people have helped shape America. Have a look at some of our “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” poems by Maya Angelou and “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King.

 

Today it’s Martin Luther King’s birthday, so we had a go at writing our own “I Have A Dream” speeches. I’m so impressed with the outcome! Also, great link to our ‘Almighty America’ topic.

Today it’s Martin Luther King’s birthday, so we had a go at writing our own “I Have A Dream” speeches. I’m so impressed with the outcome! Also, great link to our ‘Almighty America’ topic

                       

Once again some amazing homework of the Grand Canyon, Empire State Building and the American Flag.

                  

Our class read is “Holes” by Louis Sachar


Class Topic: Bustling BirminghamBustling Birmingham

  

 

Class Topic: Shakespeare, Sonnets and Stratford

 We had a great day at Stratford-upon-Avon being tour guides for the day.  We led Year 3 and Year 4 with a special tour and lots of members of the public too.

      

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had great fun in Stratford-upon-Avon learning our roles ready to be tour guides for the day.

   

 

It was even more amazing when we became tour guides for the day and led Year 3 and Year 4 on their special tour.

 

   

We are really proud of our achievements.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 have settled well and are excited about their learning. They have kicked off the year with a topic about Greek Mythology.

 

 

 

 

Iron Man

 We are reading 'Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. In chapter 4 the 'Space-Being' lands in Australia.

' The moon peered fearfully from low on the skyline and all the people of earth stayed up, gazing in fear  at the huge black movement of wings that filled the night.

Next morning it landed -on Australia. Barrump!'

We used a variety of resources to research Australia and find out more about this country.

    

         

World Book Day - 2nd March 2017

We had a super day. Gangsta Granny visited our classroom. We put her on the hot seat and our Year 5 detective tried to foil her new plan.

                                                                                                               

   

Gnomeo and Juliet

Where is Juliet?

A family feud has resulted in Juliet disappearing. Year 5 will need all their investigating skills to locate her.

 

   

We have mastered the art of water colours. We painted tulips- Juliet's favourite flowers.

 

 

Year 5 also produced some great art work and mini sculptures.

   

 We have also excelled at gymnastics this term. Our collaboration has been noted by lots of adults.

 

 

 We were very pleased with our miniature garden creations.

   

  

  

 

Bright Lights, Big City

 

14.11.16- 18.11.16

During Literacy this week Year 5 have watched the video 'Wing'. In this video we meet a winged creature who is bullied due to the fact he only has one wing, this means he isn't as strong and powerful as the evil, violent crows. The creature finally escapes the forest with some help from his friends. 

'We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.'

4.11.16

Year 5 and their Reception buddies visited the Gurdwara during World Faith Week.

 

 

3.11.16

Today we had a fantastic art lesson, we sketched the Eiffel Tower and then produced large versions in groups using chalks, which replicates the Eiffel Tower at night. Miss Drennan and Miss Forde were so impressed with the artists we have in Year 5.

 

 

2.11.16

Today we looked closely at the pictures in 'Belonging' a book by Jeannie Baker. We love this book and its lack of words because we have to become the author and create a story in our mind. Take a look at us picking apart the pictures and using them as clues to find out about the character.

 

 

 

Half term homework:

  • The children have been asked to research the Battle of Hastings, they can create a poem, fact file, a piece of art or a diary entry as someone who was involved in the battle.
  • 20 spellings have been sent out with the children for a test on the first Monday back.
  • Please continue reading with your child and use the reading questions at the front of their diary to ensure they are comprehending what they have read- also check out the challenge set by Mrs Downes!

 

 

So, we are at the end of Autumn 1 already. 

We have settled brilliantly into Year 5 and have become really mature, confident and curious learners. We are ready for a good rest as we've had such a busy half term!!! Take a look at our pictures to see the exciting things we have been up to since joining Year 5. Roll on Autumn 2.

     

     

We celebrated International Day of Languages by eating some brioche and dancing to French music.

     

We witnessed an alien landing on Planet Earth and wrote in first person as the alien- we had such fun!

Year 5 have settled well and are excited about their learning. They have kicked off the year with a topic about Ancient Greece.

  

 

In Literacy we have created a story called 'Curious Creature captured' . We can all recite the story and use actions to help us. We also enjoyed dressing up as characters from Roald Dahl books, celebrating a 100 years of Roald Dahl.

  

  

 

 

 

On Thursday, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association visited St Peter's School. The pigeons had a fabulous send off and raced quickly back to their loft.

 

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

 

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Year 5 are excited about their new topic. The children have created  their own display. It uses work  they completed at home during the half term holiday. The children's enthusiasm is evident and every creation is different.

 

Science week in Year 5

Some children collaborated in the school holidays to produce a rap. They videoed the rap and are very proud of  their accomplishment. Mr Palmer, our music provider was so impressed he added the drums to the performance. The whole class joined in with the chorus.

 

 We have created some wonderful art work. First, we drew portraits of William Shakespeare and then we used watercolours on canvas. Miss Drennan, Mrs Brooks and Mrs Downes said that  the art work is truly stunning.

   

  

Smashing Saxons

Year 5 looked at Anglo Saxon villages. They were surprised at how very small the villages were with no more than a few hundred people living there.

They learned all about why the villages were built near natural resources. That the villagers needed food, water, fuel for heating and cooking and materials for their homes and clothes.

They also discovered that a village needs to protect itself. All round the village was a high fence to keep the herds safe at night from enemies and the wild animals of the forests - wolves, foxes and boars.

Year 5, found out that Anglo-Saxons grew crops and kept pigs, sheep and cattle. They hunted other animals and fish for food. They made household goods and farm equipment from pottery, wood and metal, clothes from cloth they wove themselves. They traded goods such as hunting dogs and slaves for things they couldn't make, like glass, with people from other countries.

                                   

   

We also enjoyed our Food Technology lessons.

  

 

 

Autumn Term 2015

 Curriculum Coverage

Alien has landed

Everyone was eager to ask questions.

 

Planets 

Year 5 are engrossed in their planet creations.

                                                      

 

Year 5 are discovering all about ...

 We really enjoyed our topic. In literacy we had to try and solve the murder mystery from Ancient Greek times. We enjoyed reading the newspaper articles and highlighting the facts in colour. Miss Drennan was amazed by our detective talents. It really helped that we worked together as a team.

 

            

We created some wonderful Ancient Greek models. Look at the Autumn Tab on the website to see more photographs.