Class Teacher- Mr Handley
Teaching Assistant/ Cover Teacher- Mrs Dyer
SENCO - Miss Evans
Our Learning Journey This Year
You will find a greater insight into our learning below.
year 5 Curriculum
Please download our termly curriculum documents here for more information about what we will are learning and to see examples of our work.
Art: Leonardo Da Vinci
As part of our Art lessons in Spring, we studied about Leonardo Da Vinci. Within our lessons we found out who Leonardo Da Vinci was and what he was famous for during the renaissance. We explored his portrait paintings and drawings by finishing Mona Lisa paintings (As seen below). We also explored Leonardo da Vinci’s use of perspective and composition in his religious paintings by creating a tunnel book of The Last Supper. We made three pages to slide into the book: a landscape, the windows and the disciples at the table. We then explored and how to use Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing techniques by to shading in a horse in a range of positions. We used hatching and shading techniques to make it come to life, using da Vinci’s horses as a guide.
Design and Technology Week: Cinco De Mayo
On the week beginning 12th February (Design and Technology week), we focused our lessons on the Mexican celebration: Cinco De Mayo. These lessons also linked into our Geography topic North America. We studied all about the festival and the food dishes that are related. We chose to design, make and evaluate our very own salsa dish, where we discovered our mixed emotions towards jalapenos. You can see the process of our making below.
Celebrating World Book Day
As part of our continued drive to promote and engage pupil interest in reading, we celebrated World Book Day on Friday 6th March 2020. On this special day, we came to school dressed as a favourite character from a book of our choice. During the day, we also took part in a range of interesting reading activities.
Science Week: Investigations
On the week beginning 9th March (Science week), we focused each one of our Science lessons on a different scientific investigation.
The investigations we carried out were: how much can you reduce friction when dragging a block of wood; does carrying a flat board affect how quickly you can run; does shape affect whether objects float or sink; and what is the smallest weight you can lift your rubber with using a lever? You can see how much fun we had in the pictures below.
Sports Relief: Dodgeball
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise money and change lives. On Friday 13th March, to do our bit and raise money for Sports Relief, we took part in a whole school dodgeball competition.
On Tuesday 5th November 2019 and Tuesday 12th November 2019, a group of Year 5 children went to Jodrell Bank as part of their Earth and Space topic in Science. They saw the world famous Lovell telescope, explored interactive galleries, spoke to expert staff and experienced two interactive workshops.
One of the workshops was held in an inflatable planetarium, where they explored the current night sky; viewed the seasonal constellations as imagined by the Ancient Greeks; and explored the visible planets.
The second was a hands-on and engaging workshop, where they completed a series of experiments which explored a variety of science concepts linked to the Solar System. Year 5 worked in groups, developing their investigative and team-working skills. The experiments included: exploring the strength of gravity on different planets, investigating the brightness of sunlight throughout the Solar System, testing the pH of sand like a Mars rover, and performing a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!
Design and Technology: Bread
As part of our Design and Technology lessons in Autumn, we studied about Bread… “Mmmm, it was lovely!” Within our lessons we investigated and evaluated bread products according to their characteristics. We learned how bread products are an important part of a balanced diet and that it can be eaten in different ways. We found out which different ingredients are needed to make bread and how ingredients can be altered and mixed to create different effects. We designed, made and evaluated a new bread product for a particular person or event.