Year 5Mr Oliver, Mr Plant, Mrs Plant and Mrs Sawyers.
Welcome to Year 5!
Hello and welcome to class 5RO!
Summer term is here already and we eagerly look forward to the many activities we are going to take part in. Some of the highlights of the upcoming term are: an educational visit to Rainton Meadows nature reserve to learn more about the life-cycles of both plants and animals, continuing our swimming lessons, a visit to Sunderland Marina to take part in outdoor and adventurous P.E. activities and learning about how life in Britain changed as we moved from the stone-age into the iron-age.
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Year 4 have enjoyed learning about pollution caused by US and how this impacts on marine life. We found out all about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and designed posters and fact files about what we can do to minimise pollution. Ask us about what we’ve learnt – you’ll be impressed with our knowledge!
We had some ‘egg-cellent’ entries for our Easter egg competition this year. Here are our proud winners with their designs. Well done to everyone who joined in the fun!
We loved using our new challenge cards today to put our maths skills to the test!
A huge well done to our fantastic Year 4 children who won today’s Skip Dance festival at Houghton Kepier. Amazing skills and dancing from you all – super teamwork! City finals in June here we come!
Year 4 have been learning about the different parts and functions of plants. We had fun trying to pair up names with the description of what each part does. Next week, we are beginning our investigation into plant growth. Come back soon to see how we get on.
Here are our winners from each class for the best dressed book character for World Book Day! They each got to choose a book of their choice from the book fair. Well done!
On Wednesday 1st March, KS2 took part in a fantastic ‘Reading Breakfast’ where we were joined by members of our family to share our love of reading. We read our books, answered challenge cards and enjoyed drinks and snacks too!
We have enjoyed finding out about Roman Gods and Goddesses this week, looking at the similarities and differences between Roman and Greek Gods. Class 5 loved using information about each God and Goddess to create our own top trumps cards based on power, strength, weapons and importance. We then played against each other to see who came out on top!
We are now time experts in Year 4. We have been working on converting between digital and analogue times and put our skills to the test playing follow me cards.
In our first lesson looking at magnets and forces, we carried out an investigation around school to see which types of metals would attract magnets and which would repel them.
We used paints to create winter scenes and decided on the perspective we wanted our picture to be seen from. Look at the end results!
To complete our topic on the ‘Groovy Greeks’, Year 4 took part in a food tasting session. We tried different culinary delights such as calamari, halloumi, feta cheese, yoghurt, olives and tzatziki. Our facial expressions will tell you whether we liked the food…