Mrs Deacon & Mrs Gibbs' 2018-19 Year 5 Class

 
Welcome to Year 5 2018-19 with Mrs Gibbs,  Mrs Deacon, Mrs Rayner, Mrs Goldsack, Mrs Cole & Mrs Broyles.
 
Check back here regularly to find out what is happening in Year 5 this term.
Spring Term 2019
 
We are very excited in Year 5, to have a new teacher for 3 days each week.  The class will now have Mrs Gibbs to teacher them Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, then Mrs Deacon on Thursday and Friday. With a new topic and a new teacher it is very exciting times ahead! 
 
After Christmas, the new topic will be called, 'Travel across the world, and to the moon and back.' The children will learn about the history of the railways, travel in space and the science background, all about planets and the solar system.  There will also be a chance to cook a variety of seasonal food in design and technology lessons, and maybe prepare food for a space day!
 
PE will still take place each Thursday (with Mr Stevens) and a Friday.  Remember to keep the sports kit in school for the whole week, just in case there is a change of plan. 
 
Mrs Gibbs:  Monday Tuesday and Wednesday
Maths skills, English,  Geography, Art, PSHCE, DT, Science and computing.
 
Mrs Barber: Thursday afternoons
French 
 
Mrs Deacon: Thursday and Friday
Maths, English (SPAG) and guided reading,  PE, History, Music and RE.
 
 
In our writing sessions, we have been learning about SUSPENSE and MYSTERY stories. We have used a range of texts for inspiration including 'The Nightmare Man' by Pie Corbett.
Here's our SUSPENSE TOOLKIT:
  • Include similes for description
  • Refer to the 5 senses to help the reader feel as though they are there
  • Use short sentences to build up tension
  • Use an ellipsis to leave the reader on a cliffhanger...
 
 
 

In Design & Technology (DT) we are learning to prepare and design salads. Lesson 1 saw us tasting a range of salads to see if we could guess their ingredients. What do you think you can spy in these salads below?
 
In design and Technology lessons (with a link to the Victorian theme) the class have researched, designed and made a sampler.
During the Victorian day, the class were lucky to have the experience of a wash day.  An expert from Denny Abbey visited the class to talk about the process.  It was really hard work!
During the Victorian day, just before the end of the first half term, the children experienced life in school in the past.  They played a range of games, learnt about the wash day and continued with their cross stitch designs.  
On an ordinary morning, the class arrived into school and as they made their way to the classroom they experienced a strange event!  They felt a rush of air, and a sudden dizziness as they were transported back in time to a Victorian classroom!  The room was darker because there would not have been any electricity.  The teachers were stern and wearing Victorian clothes, and even sent some children to wear the dunces cap.  The classroom tables were all in rows and boys and girls were separated.
 
This experience helped the class to write excellent stories!
Over this first term, the class are learning more about materials.  They began by sorting different materials and thinking of the properties and uses. Several experiments involved materials that conduct (both heat and electricity).  One lesson the class were asked to solve a scientific question of, which materials could be used to insulate against sound?  They designed their own experiment, and really enjoyed the investigation!