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Welcome to Year 5
"I came that they may have life and live it to the full."
Mrs Rigby and Mrs Devine would like to welcome you to the Year 5 class page for 2020-2021. Our aim is to keep you informed of the things that are happening in our class.
2020 - 2021
Wednesday 9th September: Polling Day.
Thursday 17th September: St. Robert Bellarmine’s Feast Day.
Friday 23rd October: Non-uniform day (wear red or blue, Say NO to racism).
Friday 23rd October: school closes for half-term (3pm).
The children showed their support for Children in Need 2020 by coming to school in their pyjamas. We took part in a class collective worship, asking God to take special care of all the children around the world who are suffering and we gave thanks for the wonderful people who work tirelessly to care and support them and their families in difficult times. Our class was very generous and raised over £60 for this fantastic charity. Well done everyone.
Being Kind Online
For friendship week the children of year 5 were asked, by Mrs Dowell, to create a booklet on how to be kind online. The booklet would be used to teach other classes how we can keep our relationships positive online. Firstly, we explored examples of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online and discussed the consequences of unkind behaviour. We also researched and developed tips for being kind online so that we could create our booklet.
Play in a Day - The Ancient Egyptians
Today we all took part in a play in a day and learnt about the Ancient Egyptians. We learnt about their social hierarchy and that the River Nile was very important as in the flooding season the silt from the bed of the river would over flow and make the soil rich for growing crops. We also learnt about Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza and that the Pharaoh would be buried with all their most precious possessions so they could use them in the afterlife. Well done Year 5 it was a wonderful performance by all of you!
Now we have learnt that some materials are soluble and dissolve in water, we investigated whether we could reverse the change and recover the sugar from the solution. We decided to evaporate the water, changing it from water to Water Vapour and discovered that the sugar was left behind in the dish. Now we know it was a reversible change.
The children came to school in their own clothes and enjoyed some delicious cakes in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer charity. Everyone donated generously and our class raised £80! We also took part in a special collective worship where we gave thanks to all the staff who work tirelessly to support families affected by cancer and to ask God to look after all those who are sick. Well done Year 5 for giving so generously and supporting such important work.
School Council Elections
This week the children took part in the school council elections. There were a number of candidates who put themselves forward to be a school councillor. After listening to each manifesto the children completed their ballot papers and cast their votes. All the candidates were of a very high standard and it was very difficult for the children to decide who to vote for. A big well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to our new Year 5 councillors!
The Daily Mile Challenge
This week the Year 5 children got their running shoes on and took on the daily mile challenge. We have built up our fitness and stamina as we ran laps of the playground. Mrs Devine and Mrs Rigby couldn't keep up with us.
The Feast of St Robert Bellarmine
Thursday 17th September was the Feast of St Robert Bellarmine and we celebrated this important day with a collective worship. We gave thanks for St Robert Bellarmine and learned about why he was such an inspirational saint. We also thought about our own hopes and ambitions for the new year ahead.
Place Value of 6-digit numbers
In maths we have been working on 6 digit numbers and the place value of each digit in the number. We created a maths museum to represent our 6-digit numbers in a place value chart, using a part-whole model, in a bar model and on a number line. We used both concrete and pictorial representations of our numbers.