Welcome to 5L
Mrs Benge and Mrs Scragg are looking forward to filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.
Let us know if you have any ideas for this page or if you'd like to help keep this page up-to-date.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Please revise all of the spellings you have learned since Easter. If you have lost your original lists, copies are available below.
Random mini-tests will be carried out between now and the end of term.
We had a fantastic two days away at Longridge with many pupils, (and some staff), surprising themselves at what they were able to achieve. It was lovely to see pupils working together as teams, encouraging and congratulating each other as they all did their best in each of the activities.
Hopefully we wore them out and you had a very quiet night upon their return.
Please revise all of the spellings you have learned since January. If you have lost your original lists, copies are available below.
You will be tested on the first Friday back after Easter.
Our theme for Science week in year 5 has been life in space. As such, we turned Year Five into :
We thought about the skills astronauts need and the difficulties they must overcome. After our initial investigations, we devised our own training programmes using our outdoor areas.
As part of our Food Technology lessons in DT, we even tried some astronaut food: freeze dried Neopolitan ice-cream, strawberries, pineapple, apricot and apple.
In our English lessons, we are studying narrative poetry. We read 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. Below are the freeze-frames we made of key points in the poem.
Can you tell who each character is and what they are thinking?
In DT, our Food Technology focus is on healthy eating and where ingredients come from. We have chosen to focus on eggs and started with cooking scrambled eggs. We were so proud that EVERYONE had a try. Some people were converted to loving scrambled eggs, so what a result!
In Science this week, we have been learning about constellations. We made our own constellation viewers to show an imaginary constellation.
In Art, we have used Ancient Egyptian Canopic Jars as inspiration for our own clay pots.
We researched Ancient Egyptian pots, then designed, made and decorated our own with a modern twist.
We tried to use a similar colour palette to the Ancient Egyptians which meant limiting our use of blue as it was a very precious colour, only for rich people.
Here we are painting our pots.
In English at the moment we are studying poetry, beginning with Free Verse, (poems with no strong rhythm or rhyming pattern).
We have started by looking at the poets Michael Rosen and Roger McGough.
We are making a display recommending poems we think other people in our class might like to read. Which is your favourite poem and why?
Why not write a poem to be published here on our website?
In Computing this term, our topic is 'We are cryptographers'. We are learning about codes and how they are used in computing.
Last week, we learnt how to send messages using semaphore and this week we have been learning about Morse Code.
Have a look at us trying to send messages with semaphore flags then try your hand at Morse code on the link below.
Below are some links to websites which you might find interesting or useful.
Please let us know any suggestions for suitable websites which you think other people in our class might enjoy.
Click here for more information.