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St Luke Year 5

 

Autumn Term 2018

 

Welcome to Year 5

 

My name is Mr. McCarthy and I will be the class teacher of Year 5 this year alongside Mr. Coranti.

We look forward to working with your children to make learning a fun and interesting experience that can be used both inside and outside of the classroom. We look forward to a fun, productive and rewarding school term.

Mr. Coranti will be teaching Spanish across Junior Classes and will be assisting the development of PE across the school. He will also be helping me in class. Mrs. Sweeney and Mrs. Ross will be working with small groups to support reading. 

Christmas is getting closer, as is the annual OLOL Christmas Fayre! Children were very excited to get the opportunity to create snowflakes to help to decorate the fayre.

For the last two weeks, pupils have been learning about writing instructions. They took part in an obstacle course recently, being lead around by their partner as they had their eyes closed. This helped to clarify the importance of giving clear and detailed instructions. The pupils had lots of fun learning!

Year 5 recently had a fire safety talk in class. They learned about preventing the liklihood of a fire occuring and also what to do in the event of a fire. The children were engaged throughout and asked many questions to extend their knowledge.

To conclude their work on the Victorian era, year 5 pupils began making zoetropes. A zoetrope creates the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings and was popular with children in the Victorian era. Stay tuned for the final product!

During our time studying the Victorian era through Literacy, the pupils learned about Victorian schools and the difference there is compared to schools today. They engaged in some drama in small groups and then performed in front of the class.

To begin our British History topic, the Victorian era, the pupils had to organise themselves in a timeline. The timeline ran from the coronation of Queen Victoria to her death and included many key events during this time period.

After attending attending a mass regarding All Souls Day, we were lucky to welcome Brother Julian to discuss what All Souls Day furthur in our class. The pupils were very reflective and engaged in a whole class prayer.

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A police officer recently presented a workshop on bullying to the pupils. The pupils were engaged throughout and responded fantastically with many thought provoking questions.

Year 5 and year 6 went on a trip to Wembley library recently for a workshop regarding Black History Month. Pupils were involved in discussion, drawing and writing during the workshop. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and further enhanced their knowledge about Black History.

In RE, pupiils have been looking at the topic 'Beginning with God'. They were examining metaphors for God in the Bible and stating how God is similar or different to these metaphors.

Year five have recently been studying 'Letter Writing' in Literacy lessons. They have been identifying formal and informal language as well as changing words and sentences into the opposite format.

Congratulations to another well deserving recipient of a pen licence. This was achieved through producing neat, cursive writing throughout all books in school.

Congratulations to another well deserving recipient of a pen licence. This was achieved through producing neat, cursive writing throughout all books in school. 1

In Science, year 5 were identifying thermal insulators. The pupils in blue bibs acted as the ice lollies. The pupils in the red bibs acted as hot air which melted the ice lollies. The pupils in the green bibs acted as the insulators, protecting the ice lollies from the hot air. Lots of learning and laughs took place!

In RE, pupils have been looking at Human Experience as one of the sources of Revelation. They analysed a variety of KS1 picture story books to identify where God was present in the story. Pupils were not surprised that God was present in many different ways throughout the books.

St. Luke's have been learning about adding decimal numbers recently. They engaged in an addition dice challenge where they created numbers in pairs, in the hope of adding them to create the largest answer possible!

Today in Science, pupils were identifying different materials within the classroom. They also discussed why some objects may contain more than one material.

Congratulations to the first two pen licence recipients of the year! They were awarded for writing in a consistent, neat cursive style.

Congratulations to the first two pen licence recipients of the year! They were awarded for writing in a consistent, neat cursive style.  1

Congratulations to Year 5 who won the 100% attendance trophy today! Well done and keep up the hard work.

Congratulations to Year 5 who won the 100% attendance trophy today! Well done and keep up the hard work. 1

Year five are studying Materials in Science this half-term. They were examining the properties of a variety of materials and stating the advantages and disadvantages of them.

Express Yourself is our opening topic in IPC this year. Today the pupils had their photo taken as part of our entry point. Keep an eye out for the upcoming final product!

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