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Air Resistance - Making Parachutes

Year 5 have been investigating the effects of air resistance against different materials by making parachutes and dropping them from the same height to see what speeds they fall at.

Next half term in Year 5 we will have a Design and Technology driver, which we will combine with our Science topic of forces to look at pulleys and other mechanisms.  In Literacy we will look at the story of St George and then move on to study the novel Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier. In Maths we will continue with our Busy Ants scheme, combining this with Mastery and Reasinging questions, with a focus on percentages and on calculation of area and perimeter.
Our Monday PE lessons will focus on athletics skills, and on a Friday morning we will be going swimming.  Please let Mrs Forrest know if you are able to accompany us the the baths.  We will be leaving school at 9am and return for around 11am.  Please ensure your child has a swimming costume or swim shorts (no bikinis), and a towel and that they can dry and dress themselves independently.
World Book Day

Our world book day celebrations were somewhat delayed due to the snow but we finally managed to get there. the whole school looked at the story of the Hungry Caterpillar and took a different slant on it to present it to the rest of the school. Year 5 chose to retell the story in French. Keep an eye on other class pages for their pictures!

National Science Day

We had great fun during Science week and held a day of activities - in the ICT suite we were investigating under water scientific exploration and then delevoping algorithms to programme our own underwater robot on Scratch.

Swallow Hill Active Maths Trip

We had great fun at Swallow Hill academy this half term whe the year 8 and 9 Sports Leaders had organised some active maths games for us to take part in.

We hope you had a restful and safe half term.  This half term is a History focus in Key Stage 2, with a specific interest in the Victorians.  Year 5 will be visiting three victorian museums in Ripon, and comparing crime and punishment in the Victorian days and now.  To link with this, we wil be reading Street Child in Literacy and improving our comprehension skills around this book along with improving our use of parethesis and embedded clauses within our writing.
In Maths we will be consolidating our calculation skills and applying these to problem solving, for example in converting metric and imperial measures.
Our PE will focus on skills involved in tennis and netball, and will take place on a Monday and a Friday.  We have also arranged an active maths session based on PE and Maths at Swallow Hill Academy.  Letters will be sent out this week and any parents or carers who wish to join us on either this or our trip to Ripon are more than welcome, please just speak to Mrs Forrest or Mr Leaf.
Welcome back to all our families after the Christmas break.  This half term will see us looking at the life of Shakespeare and his play Midsummers Night Dream in our literacy lessons.  We will continue with our Maths curriculum with a focus on reasoning and explaining our answers.  With Art week in the second week back and the theme of growing, we will enjoy a drama workshop from Moving Words and look at the book How To Live Forever, considering whether this is a good idea.  In PE we will have specialist dance coaches coming in, and be improving our hockey and netball skills when weather permits outdoor PE.
Maths Shape Work

Year 5 have been working on tesselating shapes and building 3d shapes from nets - here are some pictures of the fun we had during our Maths lesson, though it wasn't always easy!

Year 5 National Curriculum
Long Term Plan Year 5
National Media Museum trip........
Year 5 have made an excellent start to the new school year, and shown great enthusiasm for our topic of Earth and Space.  We have been learning about place value in Maths and have now moved onto ordering and comparing fractions.
In our Literacy work we studied an abridged version of War of the Worlds, and produced some amazing diary entries, newspapers and stories based on this text.  We also had an excellent trip to the National Media Museum in Bradford, where we got to take part in experiments, watch a 3d film in the Imax cinema and see the Soyuz shuttle that Tim Peake returned to Earth in from the International Spaxce Station.  Photos to follow very soon .......

As we move into the next term we will be reading Room 13 in our Literacy, and concentrating on the use of relative clauses to add extra detail to our writing.  In Science our new topic will be Changing Materials, where we will carry out experiments and look at the effects of dissolving and evaporation, heating and filtering, on different materials. 

We will be attending a ceremony at the Cenotaph on Friday 10th November at 1045, to remember those who gave their lives in the wars both last century and this.  Parents and carers are welcome to join us.