Welcome to 5V!
Our class teacher is Miss Vickers and we are supported in class by many other wonderful adults in school.
Autumn Term 1 Homework
Our homework grid this half term is focused on the Mayans. We have produced some wonderful pieces of work and shared them with the class. Some examples of our work are below.
Cornflake Cakes 11.09.2017
Today we had an immersion day into our instructions unit for English. We have been making cornflake cakes as a class during our lesson. We started the lesson by writing our own instructions on large pieces of paper and followed them after. The pictures are below.
Mayan Chocolate Bark 18.09.2017
Today we have been learning about the importance of chocolate and corn in Mayan life. We have been looking at which one we believe to be the most significant to Mayans and we even had a go at making some Mayan chocolate bark. It includes an ingredient that we would not usually put with chocolate. We are excited to try this.
National Space Centre Trip 02.10.17
We went to the National Space Centre in Leicester for our Science topic. We had a chance to learn more information about the planets in our Solar System and look at rockets. Our favourite part of the day was when we went into the Planetarium and listened to stories about the constellations. We had an fantastic day! There are some pictures of our day below.
Mayan Creation Story 17.10.17
As part of our Mayan topic this half term, we have learned all about the Mayan creation story. We listened to the story and we had an opportunity to hot seat Tepeu and Gucumatz (the Gods in the story) and ask different questions. We also created our own clay and wood people that we used to perform our own version of the creation story.
Autumn 2 Homework
Our homework grid this half term is focused on the Wars of the Roses. We have produced some wonderful pieces of work and shared them with the class. Some examples of our work are below.
Nightmare Before Christmas Immersion Day 30.10.17
Today, we started our new English topic, narrative writing. Our focus for this half term is The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Year 5 teachers dressed up as characters from the film and we explored some of these characters. We watched the first part of the film and we are excited to start writing!
Dissecting Flowers 7.11.17
In science, we are learning about the life cycles of plants and animals. Today, we started the topic by dissecting a flower and exploring the different parts. We placed the different parts on sugar paper and labelled them.
Reading Rocks - Harley 13.11.17
Today, I performed a rap to the rest of my class about reading. The class loved my rap and I have now achieved my gold reading rocks award. A video of my rap is below.
Battle of Bosworth 04.12.2017
Today we re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth that happened on 22nd August 1485. Whilst we were in the classroom, we split into two houses. Half of us were in the House of Lancaster and the other half were in the House of York. This was lots of fun and we really enjoyed our lesson today!
Autobiography Timeline - 08.01.2018
As part of our English topic, we are writing an autobiography. Today we have created our own timelines. We decided to include when we were born, our fondest memory from when we were in the Infant School, our fondest memory from Newhall Community Junior School and what we would like to be when we grow up. Some of our memories were really funny! Here are some pictures from our lesson today.
Investigating the properties of materials - 08.01.2018
To start off our science topic, we discussed the different properties of materials that Miss Vickers gave to us. We then investigated the properties of each material that we were given. We had a piece of wood, some cotton wool, a metal ruler, a cloth and some kitchen roll. The pictures of our experiment are below.
Boat Experts - 09.01.2018
This half term, our topic is all about boats and this afternoon we became boat experts. We were asked by a client to find a boat that would be able to transport 300 people and valuable artwork across the Atlantic Ocean. We used laptops to research which boat would be best and then justified our choices. Some of us were weather experts and explained about a terrible storm that would happen. This meant that some of us had to use our boat expertise to think of a new boat to build. We had a lot of fun and there are some pictures of our learning below.
Testing Filters - 16.01.2018
In science, we have been looking at the properties of different materials. Today we were looking at how we could separate a mixture of sand and water. We were given different materials that we could use as a filter. The materials that we used were cloth, kitchen roll, crepe paper and filter paper. After conducting this messy experiment, we found that the best filter was the yellow cloth. The pictures of our afternoon are below.
Building our boats - 29.01.2018
Today, we have started to build our boats using a variety of different materials. Some of us used bottles and boxes while others used wood and sticks. We used saws to cut the wood and Miss Vickers used the glue gun to help us make our boats. We had a really fun afternoon today and we cannot wait to finish them off next week! We have included pictures of our work below.
Visual Literacy - 08.02.2018
Today we started our new English topic by watching the Mumford and Sons video for their song Lover of the Light. The main character in the video is blind and we had a chance to experience what his life might be like, using everyday objects and blindfolds. We had to describe the objects that were inside a bag using our senses. It was hard for us to not write down what we saw when the object came out of the bag! Here are some pictures of our lesson.
William Allitt Languages Day - 13.02.2018
Today, we went to the William Allitt and were immersed into four different languages; German, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish. We started our day off with Japanese culture where we learnt a few phrases, made origami Samurai hats and used chopsticks to pick up sweets. After break, we were following a Spanish recipe to create a lovely tortilla. Once we had finished eating, we went into the Dance studio where we were were learning Portuguese and some basic Capoeira moves. We finished our day in a German lesson where we learned how to say what pets we had in the language. We all had a brilliant day and we have learned a lot of new things. Thank you to the staff and student helpers from the William Allitt.
Creating characters for our Warning Tales - 26.03.2018
Today, we have created our own evil character that we are going to include in our story. We were allowed to use any medium we wanted but most of us decided to use paint.
Finding fractions of amounts - 09.03.2018
Today, we were finding fractions of amounts. We were given a cake recipe that made 8 cakes and we wanted to find the amount of each ingredient that we needed to use to make 6 cakes. Then we made cakes for our table using the right amount of each ingredient. We had a lot of fun today and we laughed when Miss Vickers burnt some of the cakes too!
Science Week 12.03.2018 - 16.03.2018
This week, we have been conducting a number of experiments. Our theme is Einstein's birthday so our experiments involve a lot of fun and party items. Here are the pictures from our week!
Macavity Readings - 22.03.2018
Today, we read through the poem Macavity by T.S. Eliot. We looked at different ways we could perform this by using tone and by putting emphasis on different words or phrases. At the end of the lesson, we performed our version of the poem to the rest of our English class. Some of photos of our performances are below.
World Book Day - 23.03.2018
Today, our classroom was invaded by lots of different characters that range from Willy Wonka toTracey Beaker to Hermione Granger to Where's Wally! During our English lesson, we used boxes to create a scene from our favourite book. Here are some pictures from today.
Theme Park Maths 23.04.2018
Today, as part of our Maths lesson, we created our own Theme Park. We designed the park and then worked how much it would cost to build and run our park. We also had to work out how much each customer would be charged and then work out the profit we would earn over a month. This was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed finding out which group made the most profit!
Desert Creatures 30.04.2018
In English, we are writing a non-chronological report about a mysterious creature that has been found living in the desert; this was a creature that we created ourselves. In the lesson today, we pretended to be explorers who have made the discovery and drew a picture of the creature and made notes about where it lives, what it likes to eat and what it looks like.
Pop Art 21.05.2018
In topic, we have been looking at Andy Warhol. Today, we used our own pictures, that were printed in black and white, to create art work just like Andy Warhol. We made sure we used different colours for each photo.
Converting units of length 22.05.2018
In Maths, we are looking at converting units of length. Today, we had to measure different items around the classroom and record their length in cm. Miss Vickers asked us to then convert the measurement into mm. We really enjoyed the lesson today and this helped us with our converting.
The Pingle School Science Trip 25.05.2018
Today, we went to The Pingle School with Mrs Weaver and Mrs Lloyd. We were really lucky to be invited to the school and we had a chance to dissect hearts and look at how lungs work. We really enjoyed the afternoon. There are some pictures of our trip below.
Converting units of weight 04.06.2018
Today, we measured the weight of different objects around the classroom. We then had to use the skills that we were taught to convert the weights from g into kg. We found this activity really useful and we enjoyed weighing things around the classroom!
Water transportation experiment 14.06.2018
As part of our science unit this half term, we are carrying out different experiments and today we looked at water transportation in celery. Our key question from this experiment is; what conditions are best for water to be transported through celery? We decided as a class that we were going to keep some in front of the window, some inside a box in front of the window and some in a cupboard. We are going to be taking photos every day to check how the celery changes.
Aboriginal Art 21.06.2018
This week has been Arts week and Year 5 were given Australia as our focus. We have looked at aboriginal artwork then recreated it using pictures of native Australian animals. We looked at different messages that appear in aboriginal artwork and created our own story to go with the picture of our animals. We really enjoyed this lesson and some of our artwork was really good too!
GCSE day at The Pingle Academy 25.06.2018
This morning, some children in Year 5 were invited to visit The Pingle Academy for a GCSE taster day. We had to decide what lessons we wanted were going to participate in; we could choose from Maths, Technology, Psychology, Chemistry, Business Studies and Resilience. It was a really fun day and we can't wait for our open day!
Crime Scene 03.07.2018
Today, we had a chance to explore a crime scene that was left in our classroom. We looked around the room for any clues and made notes. Miss Vickers told us that we are going to use this in our writing for the rest of this week. Have a look at the crime scene that was left in 5V!