Welcome to Year 5
Please take a look at the curriculum information tab for the Spring term to find out all the exciting things your child will be learning and how you can help them at home.
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK 2018
EXPLORATION and DISCOVERY
On Tuesday Isaac from Wild Science brought in a range of animals in for year 5 to meet. They were lucky enough to learn about and hold a chinchilla, king snake, bearded dragon and even a tarantula! Well done year 5 for being so brave and asking some very interesting questions.
Apollo Music Projects
Year 5 had a wonderful first session with a string quartet. They listened to a range of classical pieces before splitting into smaller groups to learn more about each musician and their instrument.
THE WOLRD'S TALLEST BASKETBALL PLAYER AND THE UK'S TALLEST MAN, PAUL STURGESS, CAME TO OLM!
After six weeks of squash training and lessons, we were invited to Stormount Tennis and Squash Club on Woodside Avenue to have a go at playing on a real size squash court. It was a great afternoon and we enjoyed putting our new skills into practise.
During our wider curriculum lessons, we have been learning all about the stages of human development. For our display, we brought each stage to life by using a range of art skills;
- Oil pastels to recreate infrared photos of embryos
- Carved and printed with polystyrene and paint to make foetuses
- Clay modeled crawling infants
- Sketched self portraits for childhood
- Collage with magazines to represent adolescence
- Photographs for young and middle adulthood
Check out our amazing artwork in the video and photos below!
This year we have been buddied up with children in Reception. We absolutely loved meeting and getting to know our buddies this week! We are looking forward to singing at Mass together on Wednesday.
As part of our RE topic 'Ourselves', we read Paul's letter to the Colossians and explored the role of the peacemaker. We thought about everyday scenarios where we could play the role of peacemaker and acted these out.
Our Wider Curriculum topic this half term is Anglo-Saxons. In our DT lesson this week, we created our very own warrior helmets out of paper. We discovered that although paper is a flexible material it is not very suitable for protection and next time we need to use a stronger material.
Year 5 Team:
Miss Carter - Teacher
Miss McCracken - Teacher
Miss Young - Graduate teacher