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!
A2 Week 8
Awesome end of term this week! Lots of Christmas celebrations and an incredible carol service. Hoping everyone has an amazing Christmas break!
A2 Week 7
Finishing lots of our learning this week, as we show off what we have learned this half term!
A2 Week 6
Starting to draw together some of our fantastic knowledge gained during this half term, exploring team games in hockey, the use of gears in Science (designing our own crazy machines), line dancing in PE, numbers in French and the relation between longitude, latitude, climate and time zones! "Did you know you could time travel?!"
A2 Week 5
Exciting week this week as we have continued learning about longitude and latitude, continued our hockey and dance practice and explored the use of pulleys and the impact of water resistance!
A2 Week 4
Lots of hard work this week across the curriculum, including comparing our lives with those living in North or South America, examining different types of mechanisms (levers), beginning to learn a line dance, learning how to greet each other in French, exploring longitude and latitude, and considering how to respond to bullying and when we find things online that are not positive for our hearts and minds! Wow!
A2 Week 3
Further extending our learning on freedom and justice this week, culminating in both our Class Assembly and an opportunity for some of us to visit the local food bank. We also conducted (sometimes messy) investigations into air resistance and used our computing skills to book Mr McLean a holiday!
A2 Week 2
Lots of learning this week about 'freedom' and 'justice' around the world, our basis for class assembly next week. #globalneighbours
We've also begun new topics in PE (hockey) and Geography (North and South America)!
A2 Week 1
Back to school this week, starting new units in RE (freedom and justice) and Science (Forces). Great to hear from Sue from New Forest Basics Bank who visited to tell us what they do to make the world a better place.
Short but busy week this week as we rounded off some of our exciting learning, shared successes at parents evenings and celebrated the achievements of Friday's singing trip team!
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!