Welcome to Year 5!
Mr McLean is the class teacher in Year 5. Visit our learning pages to find out more information about our ongoing learning and keep checking this page for the latest updates!
This week we've continued exploring some of our topics in depth, ranging from a trip to the church and considering forgiveness from the Christian perspective, right through whether the Mayan customs of human sacrifice and deadly ball games make them a 'barbaric' civilisation!
Special visitors on Wednesday this week as we welcomed Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to help us to think about fire safety in the home and road safety when out and about. Lots to think about!
Some superb effort from the class as well, sharing their fantastic pieces of homework as well as leading a class assembly this week!
We've also put our leadership skills into practise in PE, completed our Mayan mask decoration and found out a lot more about the Earth, moon and the Sun in Science!
Highlight of this week definitely beginning our mask making process! Messy but fun!
We've also been busy finding out more about what we might find in the solar system and finding out more about life in Mayan society.
Our highlight this week was undoubtedly an exciting trip to Winchester Science Centre. We found out all sorts about space and the universe around us, as well as building our own rockets to launch!
As well as this, we've designed our own version of Mayan masks ready to make, explored the importance of Yom Kippur for Jews, considered what makes a 'good' class member and discussed differences between some of the civilisations we have learnt about in History.
As well as finalising preparations for our Harvest service, this week we have been exploring what Christians mean when they say God is 'holy' and 'loving', investigating the size and scale of the solar system and the planets in it, finding our more about the Mayans, investigating how the scale of a sports activity changes its content, and much more!
Wow! Exciting first week in the new Year 5 class! Lots of activities getting to know each other and finding our feet as senior members of the school, as well as kicking off new units across all subjects. We've begun to explore the solar system, discover the significance of the Mayan civilisation, explore words to describe 'God' for Christians, investigated Mexican-themed music, found out more about how to lead sports activities, and much more!