Welcome to Eagles
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Summer Term Two… Value: Peace
'Happy are those who hear God's message and act on it'
On behalf of the staff and children of Year Five, welcome to our class page.
This year marks a time when children become ever-more responsible, independent role-models within our school community. Almost the eldest members of the school, I am sure Year Five will show how successful we can be when we try our very best.
I can't wait for all of the incredible learning, fun and memories that you will have this year!
Scroll down to see all of the amazing adventures we've had so far in our learning journey...
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch by email or on the playground. As always, our classroom door is open...
Spring Term Diary Dates
3rd Jan - INSET Day
4th Jan - First day of Term 3
Wednesday 22nd February / Thursday 23rd February - Parent Consultations
Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day
Wednesday 29th March - Easter Service at Church 2pm
Weekly Check List
- PE (PE Kit stays in school)
- PE (PE Kit stays in school)
- Reading/Library books and homework (if given) due.
Our Learning Journey
This section of our class page will be used to provide an insight into our classroom and learning adventures.
Our Spring Term Adventures
We were very lucky last week to have an established children's author (and ex-pupil of St Mary's!) come to visit us. She did an assembly for the whole school on how she became a storywriter, her inspirations and how perseverance played a role in getting to where she is now. I was very impressed with the questions that came from Year Five at the end of the assembly and could tell that they absolutely loved hearing what she had to say.
Some children in KS2 also participated in a storytelling workshop, where the author helped them to generate and develop story ideas, as well as an excitement for writing. Our Year Five members were very proud of what they came up with, so mission accomplished!
We then all got to go and meet the author herself, which everyone loved. Year Five are already bursting to read all of her books!
World Book Day 2023
Year Five had an amazing time dressing up as book characters. We had some very creative 'smash-ups' of two characters.
In addition to dressing up, we did lots of story-themed activities throughout the day, including going to read with Robins in the afternoon. Year Five loved modelling the love of storytelling and reading to Robins and are itching to return; the Robins would love to have them back too!
Year 5's Curiosities
The main character of our new picture book, 'The Heart and the Bottle', has many curiosities in life. She loves learning new things and wondering about the world around her. As part of our immersion into the book, we each wrote down a curiosity that we have and put it into a bottle. Some curiosities included 'what makes my thoughts different to other people's?', 'is there anything outside of the universe?' and 'how does my Xbox controller connect to the Xbox without wires?' - we certainly are a curious bunch!
We will read each curiosity out at the end of our learning around the picture book!
Properties and changes of materials
During our first week back, Year 5 looked at a range of different materials and categorised them in various ways according to their properties. It was a way of everyone sharing the excellent understanding of materials that they already had and seeing that materials can fit into various different categories.
As you can see, this led to some interesting conversations and we ended up having to make Venn Diagrams at one point, as there were varying opinions on what constitutes 'flexible', 'brittle', 'natural' or 'man-made'!
Our Autumn Term Adventures
From all of us in Team Eagles, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a marvellous new year.
I hope that everyone gets the well-deserved rest that they deserve.
Whatever you do, abide by these wise words from Year Five, and you will be just fine...
As part of our weekly reading lessons, we have participated in our very own Reader's Theatre. This is where we get to turn our studied text into a script and perform it aloud. We consider how we will adjust our intonation and expression to show the meaning that we think the author intended, as well as practising our fluency skills.
We love it so much that we have a special place on our English working wall for displaying our Reader's Theatre antics!
Science - Egg Drop Challenge
We put our knowledge of forces to the test by designing a device which would protect an egg being dropped from a height. We considered how to increase air resistance and how their device would absorb the shock of the ground on impact. We all thoroughly enjoyed working collaboratively (and watching Ms Pitsillis climb a ladder in the playground!).
Discovery - BLM protests
Here is one of them!
Click the link below to see the other groups' videos!
We became poets...
To start our year, we wrote poetry inspired by our class bird: eagles. We explored the concept of metaphors and figurative language, and applied this to our poetry. Look at this excellent example!