Our teacher is Mrs Adcock and our teaching assistant is Miss Royer.
Another fantastic week of Year 5! I am so proud of all the children for their brilliant efforts this week. They are taking this online learning in their stride and remaining cheerful and smiley.
In maths, our focus has been fractions! Year 5 have found equivalent fractions, compared and ordered fractions and converted improper fractions. It has been brilliant to see the arithmetic scores go up as a result of us tackling this topic. More fractions to come next week!
Over the weekend, a UFO sighting was reported in Middlehaven! Year 5 spent the week writing and editing their own news broadcast about the event. We had some rather amusing witness accounts of the sighting including one from Dorito Packet! The final pieces were well-structured and many included direct and reported speech. Next week, we are beginning to read a book called Cosmic from which we will base our own science fiction story!
Here are pictures from the week which you may enjoy looking at.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Happy New Year!
January is often a time when we try new things but who would have ever thought we'd be starting remote live lessons. What a week it has been but I wanted to say a HUGE well done to all of Year 5! What super stars the children are. I have been so impressed by their resilience and adaptability to be able to get used to our online learning.
It is so lovely seeing their smiling faces each day and I’m looking forward to next week and the exciting learning to come. Hopefully, most of the initial teething problems have been ironed out but please email me if you have any questions.
I won't go into detail what we have been learning this week as I'm sure you already know our timetable inside out! Thank you so much for all you've been doing to help and support from behind the screens. Here are just a few pictures from our fun fruit face art challenge based upon the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
I hope the children have a break from the screen and you have lovely weekend.
Merry Christmas! 🎅
The Christmas holidays have begun! What a term it has been!
I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 this term and have been very impressed with their enthusiasm, hard work and progress. I am very proud of all of them and they deserve a well-earned rest.
I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and New Year! See you in 2020!
I can’t believe we are now about to begin our last week of term!
It’s been a rather different week with all of Year 5 taking part in ‘Bikeability’ school based cycling lessons run by Bikeworks. In these lessons, children learnt practical skills and safety tips to follow when cycling on the road. They seemed to have lots of fun and all got a certificate at the end of it! Well done, Year 5!
During the rest of the day, the children were completing their end of term assessments which have highlighted how much progress the class have made this term.
Well done for a great week Year 5. You’ve coped with all the changes to the timetable and all the assessments very well.
Have a lovely weekend.
Celebrate Me Book
The ‘Celebrate Me Book’ is an opportunity to share your authentic and unique self with the rest of your class. Remember, there is only one you and you should have the chance to shout out about it and celebrate! You are wonderful!
Every Friday, one child will have the opportunity to take this book and record something inside. You could share something you love, share something you are proud of or ultimately, just share something that makes you, you!
The book will be due back on the Monday.
Next week, within our PE lessons, we will be running Christmas themed House Competitions. The competitions will be snowball (dodgeball) competitions which will take place within each year group. Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate. I wonder who will be the winning house this half term. Happy competition and good luck,
I hope everyone is well and enjoying being out of lockdown! Now it is December it is beginning to feel a bit more Christmassy at St Peter’s. The Christmas tree is up, we enjoyed watching the Nativity at our Movie Night last night and our class Christmas post box is up and running!
In English this week, we have been very busy! At the beginning of the week, we wrote some brilliant diary entries based upon ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare. The class used some fantastic show-not-tell to describe how the traveller was feeling as he arrived at the abandoned house. Mrs Adcock was also really pleased with the range of openers we are using in our writing and is pleased that we are beginning to use commas more consistently in our work.
For the last two days, we have been learning how to write a persuasive letter. We had a big shock today after we received a letter from Mrs Zalar explaining that our Christmas holidays had been cut short for academic reasons! We were outraged to say the least and quickly got used our best persuasive skills to persuade her against the decision! Thank goodness – we got them to Mrs Zalar just in time and she was willing to think twice about cancelling the holidays. Phew!
In Maths, we have been learning how to find the perimeter and area of shapes. We realised it’s not so easy when half the lengths of the shapes are missing! However, we used our best detective skills to find the missing lengths, area and perimeter of many complex shapes – very impressive!
In R.E., we began our Christmas unit and were looking specifically at the accounts of the Christmas story in the gospels and how Jesus’ birth fits into the whole story of the Bible. In Art, we are still completing our colourful and wacky Keith Haring pictures.
Next week, the whole of Year 5 will be taking part in the cycling workshops. Having seen the forecast, please make sure children bring waterproofs, warm layers and gloves. They can wear P.E. kit all week. While they are not out cycling, the children will be doing their end of term assessments so I can pick up on any areas we need to go over next term.
Have a lovely weekend!
Eco-Council Christmas themed competition
Can you come with some ideas to make Christmas more eco-friendly?
Share your ideas with our Year 5 Eco-councillors by the 11th December (it could be in the form of a poster, instructions to make something eco-friendly, or even a photo!)
I hope everyone has had a lovely week– final few days of lockdown to go, hooray!
The children have been working hard in English this week. We have been studying the poem ‘The Listeners’ by Walter de la Mare and focussing particularly on how the poet creates the uncomfortable atmosphere. After spending some time analysing the poem, we have written our own eerie descriptions. Mrs Adcock was very impressed with our writing and how we put into action the feedback from out last piece of writing. It is wonderful to see the progress the children are making. Next week, we will be writing a diary entry based upon the poem and also revising commas – we seem to either be overusing them or forgetting them altogether!
In Maths, we completed some word problems based on converting measures and then moved onto time. We revised reading analogue clocks and writing the time in 12 hour and 24 hours. Some of us then onto finding the difference in time and some tricky word problems. We will come back to the topic of time next term but please practise reading the time at home before then! Next week, we are moving onto finding the area and perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes.
In Science, we learnt that the Earth rotates on its axis and causes day and night. We were all mind-blown to learn that the Earth is rotating at around 1000mph!
In Art, we have been creating our very own Keith Haring artwork which are looking extremely colourful. Finally, in Spanish, we have been learning how to describe the weather. Some of us did gave some excellent weather forecasts to the class.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Foodbank Advent Collection
Our School Council is currently collecting items to give to the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank to support the local community over the Christmas period.
Children can bring any items they wish to donate into school and give them to their class teacher. We are hoping to make a final collection on the 11th December.
Thank you so much to those who have donated already!
For a list of food items the foodbank accepts, please follow the link below.
Well done on another great week Year 5!
It has been Anti-bullying week and the class have enjoyed some PSHE lessons, assemblies and workshops based upon this year’s theme - ‘Being united together against bullying’. We discussed different scenarios in class and considered why something might begin bullying and how different people involved may be affected. We had a wonderful discussion in class about how we can all work together to stand against bullying.
In Maths this week, we have been finishing our multiplication and division topic. We revised short division with remainders and learnt how to interpret remainders in context. We finished the week by revising multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 in order to prepare us as we now move onto measure and converting units. Keep practising those conversion facts!
In English, we have finished our legend stories and have published them ready for display. We spent a lot of time editing and improving our writing and we are getting much better at checking our work for mistakes. Mrs Adcock was very impressed with our engaging battle scenes and our heroic descriptions. Next week, we will be learning how to use brackets, dashes and commas to show parenthesis and will begin looking at the poem 'The Listeners' by Walter de la Mare.
In Science, we have just begun our new topic of space. The class were fascinated to learn about the different planets and their scale. We watched a brilliant video about the scale of earth within the universe and we were all amazed! Year 5 had lots of big questions which we will be answering over the coming weeks.
Have a lovely weekend!
13th November 2020
What a fantastic week it has been!
Firstly, I want to say a big well done to all of Year 5 for their amazing class assembly. Every child spoke their lines with such confidence and clarity and the acting was superb. I am so proud of you all – thank you for your hard work.
Not only did we have our class assembly this week, but we also enjoyed DT Day! The class began the day by learning about Richard Noble – the father inventor of the supersonic car which holds the land speed record and can travel at 754 mph. The class then went on to design some brilliant propeller cars. The design was quite fiddly but the class managed really well and we now have 28 cars ready to race! There is a programme on Saturday about a UK-based project aiming to break the world land speed record using the most advanced straight-line racing car. Some of the children might be interested in watching it. For those that are, it will be on Channel 4 at 6pm.
In English, we are beginning to write our legend stories, which the class are thrilled about. The class produced some fantastic plans for their writing including lots of evil knights and heroic kings. I am very excited to read their finished stories. Next week, we will continue to write our legend stories and will be focusing upon using sub-clauses and ambitious verbs.
In Maths, we have begun long multiplication! The children have made a fantastic start at getting to grips with it. We have just been working on checking every question carefully so we don’t make any little mistakes. Next week, we are moving onto division!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
6th November 2020
This week in Year 5 we have been busy practising our class assembly which is now only a week away! The class have done a brilliant job of learning their lines and are now working on projecting their voices so everyone can hear! We’re excited to show you what we have been learning about.
In English, we have begun a new topic on Legend stories. We have read a number of legend stories to get an idea about what kind of characters, settings and storylines legends include. We wrote some brilliant diary entries based upon Arthur and his jealous brother Kay from The Sword in the Stone.
In maths, we have been looking at lots of new mathematical vocabulary. We have done lots of investigations this week in order to find factors, multiples, prime numbers and square and cube numbers. We were put to the test at the end of the week when we have to apply our knowledge to a tricky problem solving question which we really enjoyed!
I hope that you have a lovely weekend despite the current restrictions!
We loved seeing all of the amazing artwork for the Christmas Cards homework and we're sure that all of the pieces which were sent in are going to make absolutely beautiful cards! Above is a gallery of a selection of artwork from across the school and we hope that you enjoy!
We’ve made it to half term! Well done Year 5 on a brilliant start to the year.
This week we enjoyed celebrating Black History Month on Wednesday. In Year 5, we learnt all about Lilian Bader who was one of the first women to serve the RAF during WW2 despite facing discrimination and prejudice early on in her career. We were struck by her perseverance and determination. We enjoyed a wonderful assembly all about The Windrush generation and also some extremely fun Caribbean dance workshops. Not only did we get moving but we also tried some delicious multicultural food for lunch!
During the rest of the week, we have been busy practising our poem for the poetry recital after half term. In maths, we have been estimating, measuring and drawing angles. We realised using a protractor is trickier than we thought! In English, we analysed and then wrote our own war poems using powerful language to create an image in the readers mind. In science, we investigated the effect of levers on the effort needed to lift a heavy weight.
Have a wonderful half term.
What a wonderful week for sport. Thank you to all year groups for taking part in the house athletics competitions this week, it has been lovely to get the children involved in competitive sport, and they really enjoy it. It has been a very close call all week but Mr Cotton will tally up the results and announce the winning house after half term!
16th October 2020
It was lovely to be back in the classroom this week. I can’t believe we’re one week away from half term! The last few weeks have flown by.
In English, we have been writing a narrative based upon the short film Beyond the Lines. This brought together all of our learning from this half term so far.
In maths, we have been practicing mental methods for addition and subtraction and using inverse and estimation to check our answers. To finish the week, we completed word problems, focussing upon using key words in the questions and using bar models to check.
In Science, we completed an experiment which investigated which surface caused the most friction. This involved measuring the distance that the cars travelled down ramps. Year 5 are getting much better at taking averages and writing up their conclusions using scientific vocabulary.
In R.E., we reflection upon the miracle of Jesus raising Lazurus from the dead and then compared two miracles of our choice. Finally, in Art, we started creating our second piece of skyline artwork.
What a lot of learning! Well done on another brilliant, Year 5.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Good afternoon everyone!
As you all know, this week has been a rather strange one since I have been teaching from home! It is a very odd feeling being on the wrong side of the screen and I am very much looking forward to being back in the classroom on Monday!
Having said that, I have been extremely impressed by Year 5’s attention and hard work. It can’t be easy to focus when your teacher is on the screen but they’ve all been brilliant. Also, Miss Royer has been amazing and deserves a big thank you!
This has been assessment week for Year 5. We have done lots of test papers to see where we are across English and Maths. Mrs Adcock was particularly impressed with our Place Value assessment results which prove we have a really good understanding of the learning we’ve done so far this term. It shows the hard work has really paid off!
For the rest of the week, we focused on the areas of grammar which we seemed unsure about from our assessments. In maths, we began our new topic of addition and subtraction.
Alongside this, we have also learnt all about the miracle of the paralysed man from the Bible in R.E. In Science, we reviewed our knowledge of gravity, air and water resistance. Finally in Art, we added the skyline to our Blitz pictures, which look amazing – the children have done a brilliant job.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
See you on Monday!
MAYOR'S CUP TRIALS
On Tuesday 20th October 2020 in the afternoon, Mr Cotton we will be holding Mayor’s Cup trials for children in Year 5 and 6. Competitive sport is an integral part of PE and Sport, it not only promotes sportsmanship, but it develops team skills, sporting capabilities and friendships.At present, Mayor’s Cup competitions are on hold across the borough. However, we would still like to select this year’s teams and provide sufficient training for the selected children with the hope that at some point this year we can take part in friendly matches or the official Mayor’s Cup games.We will be selecting 14 boys and 14 girls for this year’s Mayor’s Cup teams from our Year 5 and year 6 children (this is inclusive of subs). Matches will usually consist of 8 a-side teams with 2 subs.
During the final week of school, before half term (week commencing 19th October 2020), within our PE lessons, we will be running sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house athletics competitions which will take place within each year group. Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.
Well done Year 5 for another brilliant week. I’ve been impressed across the curriculum at this classes’ engagement and positive attitude to learning.
In maths this week, we have been finishing our place value topic. We have been busy rounding decimals which really helped us to consolidate our previous learning on rounding whole numbers. We also investigated negative numbers, Roman numerals and practiced multiplying and divided decimals by powers of 10 which Year 5 have taken in their stride.
In English, we have got to the big turning point in our book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’! We are all absolutely gripped! Based upon the book, we wrote passages based upon William going home to his mother. Mrs Adcock was really impressed with how we developed tension and suspense through our writing.
In Science, we completed two experiments! We investigated both the effects of air resistance and of water resistance.,, ask us for more details or look at the photos below! We had lots of fun and are getting more used to using scientific language to explain our results.
In R.E. we focused upon the miracle where Jesus heals the sick women and raises the girl from the dead. We looked particularly at the importance of faith in both miracles.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
WALK WITH US
ON W/C 5 OCTOBER!
Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.
Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.
The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.
We’ve had another great week here in Year 5!
In English, we’ve been busy writing some setting descriptions about the Blitz based upon a short clip we watched. We are really working on ensuring we pick the most effecting imagery we can so the reader can picture what we are describing.
In maths, we have been learning all about decimals! We’ve practised ordering them, comparing them and ended the week by rounding them! Mrs Adcock was really pleased to see us apply our rounding skills to decimals so well after we’d found it pretty tricky last week. Great perseverance Year 5!
In science, we have learnt about the force of air resistance! We are in the middle of a parachute investigation but unfortunately rain meant we will have to collect our results next week... watch this space!
In R.E., we looked at the miracle where Jesus calming of the storm. We annotated the Bible passage before discussing what this teaches Christians. In Computing, we have successfully made brilliant progress making our Crab Games! Soon we will be ready to plan and create our very own. Finally, in Art we have created the first backdrops for our Blitz skyline!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
What a great week we’ve had. It’s been a week of immersing ourselves into our new timetable and topics!
In English, we have begun the book Goodnight Mister Tom which the class is loving. We spent some time analysing the main characters in chapter 1 and ended the week by rewriting the opening scene in the book from the eyes of Willie, the evacuee. We are all very much taken by the character of Mister Tom and know there is much more than initially meets the eye!
In maths, we have continued our place value topic and have mostly been focusing on rounding. It’s taken a little bit of time to get our heads around it but Mrs Adcock has been impressed with our determination.
In Science, we began our topic of Forces and carried out our first Year 5 experiment! We learnt about the effects of gravity and used newton metres to measure the weight and mass of objects. Ask us to explain the difference!
In PSHE, we were set a challenge to build the tallest tower with paper and cello tape. Afterwards, we discussed how we worked well in our groups and what we could have done better. We discussed what it might look like to work well together in Science and Mrs Adcock was impressed to see us putting our learning into action the next day.
In R.E., we enjoyed looking at the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and discussed what we can learn about Jesus from it. In computing, we began to create our own games and finally, in Spanish, we learnt how to give our opinions about different sports!
What a lot of learning. Well done, Year 5. Another week where I’ve been impressed with your attitude and fun!
It was lovely to meet the parents virtually on Wednesday night. I’ve made a note of the main points from the meeting below just in case you missed it.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Notes from the virtual open classroom
Please make sure your children are reading for 20-30 minutes each day and recording their reading in their yellow books.
Keep practising timestables! Especially the tricky ones
P.E. on Wednesday and Friday. Children may come in, in kit on Wednesday but must still bring school uniform with them.
Also, if you have twitter please start following the school twitter account!
Welcome to Year 5
We’ve had a brilliant first week back. Year 5 are settling in and have taken to their new class responsibilities well. It has been lovely to get to know the children and, most importantly to have them back in school! I have already been impressed by the children's listening and positive attitude to their learning.
We began the week by creating some artwork for the display and writing some Kenning poems about ourselves. We also created a display called 'The Tree of Life'. This sparked some interesting conversations about our strengths and aspirations and about what makes each one of us different and special.
In English, we have been studying Roald Dahl's book 'Going Solo.' We learnt all about his life and were interested to find out that he was in WW2! We read a dramatic chapter about him being involved in a plane accident and wrote letters based on the events.
In Maths, we have been exploring the place value of digits up to 1,000,000 and have applied this learning to comparing and ordering numbers.
I am very much looking forward to the term ahead.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
P.S. Whole class photo for the blog will be taken next week!
Notes for the Diary
On Wednesday (16th) in the evening from 5-6pm there will be a virtual open classroom. Please tune in so you can meet the class teachers, find out about Year 5 and virtually look around your child's classroom.
Year 5 will have P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure your children have their kit in on those days.