St Luke Year 5
St Luke Year 5
Our Lady guides us as we have fun learning together,
always trying to be the best that we can be.
Welcome back from the Easter break!
It is the Summer Term and the final term of this academic year. In St Luke's Year 5 class this term we will be learning new and exciting topics and preparing the children for their transition in to their final year at the school.
I am Mrs Barrett, the class teacher.
Working alongside me is Mr White and our Teaching Assistant Mrs Aliu.
We are all focused upon, and dedicated to, your child's academic progression and success.
As our school mission statement says, we work only to the best of our ability and our learning should be fun.
Please check back regularly for updates on classroom events, successes, activities, website links and pictures.
Our new IPC topic this half term is Making the News. We have been watching Newsround and discussing it as a class. On Friday, we had a quizz about News Events. 3 teams drew and we beat Year 6! We will carry on to watch Newsround so that we can learn lots about National and International events as well as have things to write when we will learn about Article and Report writing in Literacy
To celebrate the Rugby World Cup, we have been learning how to play tag rugby. This Friday we had a tournament between all the KS2 classes. In our class, we had four teams: a New Zealand girls team and a New Zealand boys team, an Australian girls team and an Australian boys team. One of each went to the final versus Year 6!
International Evening: over this week, the whole school took over a project to become "Young International Entrepreneurs". We represented Ireland and learned about Irish History and their tales, we even learned a traditional Irish song in our Music lesson. We sold Pot of Gold themed cards and a competition that Hilary in our class won.
In Science, we are looking at different materials. This week we had to build a house for Bob the Bird who had to stay in the UK despite his family migrating back to Africa for the winter. Our houses had to be both strong and waterproof for Bob to survive the winter. We tested them before choosing three that were good enough for Bob.
In RE, we looked at the message in different books. One of us had to read a story to the rest of the table and we had to find the hidden message or the metaphor of God in each story.
This week in IPC we looked at how to workout effectively in order to get Fit.
We even designed our own workouts!
For our music lesson, we were very lucky to have the help of a musician TA Mr Bowie.
We had our first lesson on percussions
For our new IPC Topic: Fit for Life, our entry point activity was an obstacle course.
It was so much fun! Bridget won the best time and bonus points, Jamie and Fredick tied in second place and Mary won bronze!