St Luke Year 5
Summer Term 2019
Welcome to Year 5
What an amazing, fun Maths week! Year 5 were working on a variety of puzzles all week with lots of groups work involved. They developed their problem solving and reasoning skills in all activities. I know some even went home and shared the Maths problems they solved that day! Who knew you you could fit your whole body through an A4 sheet of paper?
Wow! Congratulations to year 5 who won both the Gold Lunchtime award and Learning award this week. Amazing work, keep it up!
In Literacy, the pupils have been reading 'The Lost Words'. It is a poetry book about words involving nature that many children no longer use. They read the poem 'Otter' and had to interpret the poem through acting and a dramatic reading. A wide variety of interpretations were seen which showed their creativity.
Another delighted recipient of a pen licence in year five due to her determination to improve her handwriting. Well done!
Spring Term 2019
Welcome to Year 5
For British History, the pupils have been learning about the Tudors. Recently they learned about the Battle of Bosworth and presented what they learned through acting out a live television report. Through the use of drama, the children were able to not only enjoy learning about the Battle of Bosworth but also remember key facts.
For Science week, year 5 have been busy creating their own Lunar Rover! Pupils designed one individually to begin with before coming together in pairs to design one. They then planned what recyclable material they would use to create their Lunar Rover model before creating them in class! I am sure you will agree they made fantastic models and had fun learning.
Our IPC topic this term is 'Brain Wave' and involves learning how the brain works. The children were given a selection of words to remember by creating a story. This words were connected with wool, just like neurons send signals to one another in our brain. The children really enjoyed making these fun and creative stories.
Congratulations to two more recipients of a pen licence. Keep up the hard work!
Brian Bookman visitied OLOL recelty for a workshop with all classes. Mr. Bookman had a special superpower, he knew every book ever written! However he lost his powers recently and the pupils had to help him remember all those books again. The pupils were involved throughout and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
In RE, pupils have been learning about being a Sacramental person. They recently analysed a thought provoking picture book about breaking and repairing a friendship. Pupils were placed into groups and asked to mime a scenario where they heal a broken friendship. Pupils really enjoyed this activity and discussing how they could be a sacramental person by repairing a friendship.
In Science this term we are learning about life cycles. Year 5 have recently been learning about complete and incomplete metamorphosis. They had the opportunity to research an example of this, act it out for their peers and guess what metamorphosis was being acted out. They certainly had fun learning!
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.