Welcome to Year 5

Please take a look at the curriculum information tab for the Summer term to find out all the exciting things your child will be learning and how you can help them at home.   

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THE GREAT YEAR 5 BAKE OFF!! BREAD WEEK!!

Y5M - MAKE, BAKE, EVALUATE!

Y5C - MAKE, BAKE, EVALUATE!

This week we had a chance to play string instruments! Thank you so much Apollo for these sessions.

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!

We all know our feet our important.
But does where we live and the terrain we walk on affect our foot flexibility?
Year 5 took part in a BBC Terrific Scientific experiment to find out! We carried out a range of measurements of our foot to create a foot flexibility score. These results will be sent to the Terrific Scientic map and the data off the the University of Kent.Thank you to Duncan and Mel for leading this fantastic experiment!‚Äč

 

SQUASH 

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.

WIDER CURRICULUM

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!

BUDDIES

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.

ROLE PLAY

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. 

ANGLO SAOXONS

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

Mrs Regis

Miss Barry

Mrs Murphy 

Mrs Kearney