Our Year 5 Eco-Council members led the rest of the children out beyond the school gates to take part in the Great Plastic Pick Up. Each class spent half an hour using litter pickers to make our local environment a tidier, safer and prettier place. It was hard work and the children really understood the importance of keeping our streets clean.
This week we have written a story based on The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. It has been a real challenge of detective work to establish what actually happened, considering different characters thoughts and motives.
5FH have enjoyed reading each others work and marking as a teacher to give feedback.
Over the half term holiday, we would like you to make an Anglo-Saxon building. Please find below a copy of the letter that was sent home with all the details.
No Pens Day
For No Pens Day, children in Year 5 were asked to create Maths board games with a focus on multiplication and division. As you can see, the children had great fun trying them out!
As part of No Pens Day, Year 5 started the day by learning techniques to recite poetry. Children enjoyed putting expression into their performances and adding actions to help remember the lines.
All the staff in Year 5 hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We're looking forward to lots of hard work and exciting opportunities in 2018.
Primary maths challenge
Some of our year 5 pupils have taken part in this years primary maths challenge. They have worked hard applying their knowledge to solve different complex problems.
Year 5 Computing
Year 5 have started their journey into Computer Science.
This week they have looked at breaking problems down into steps, and also created ciphers for each other to crack using a variety of methods such as the PigPen Cypher.
Roll of Honour
This week, these children have been awarded the Roll of Honour for going above and beyond in their learning and with their peers:
5JR - Callum
5SS - Vinny
5FH - Teagan
5LW - Joe
On Friday 17th November Year 5 children took part in our annual Space Day. Using google headsets, children explored the Solar System finding out key facts about our neighbouring planets and the International Space station which was really exciting! Children also worked collaboratively to create artwork based on the Solar System using watercolours and other mediums. Most children would probably agree that their favourite part of the whole day was to visit the Planetarium, where they studied constellations and the phases of the moon.
Year 5 enjoyed a great day and can’t wait to continue our Space topic this term.
Photos coming soon!
Roll of Honour - 8th November
•Jacob Reid 5SS
•Anna Garbett-Sweet 5LW
•Erin Sanders 5TS
•Oliver Hoare 5JR
•Brandon Bayliss 5FH
Speed dating with books
Year 5 have had the chance to look at a variety of new books to choose their favourite for the Awesomest Book Awards.
Pirate Day Adventures
The children (and staff) have been busy channelling their inner pirate today. They have walked the plank, rowed the oars, climbed the rigging, designed their own pirate flag, drawn a pirate portrait, sung some sea shanties and performed some pirate maths.
Our Fantastic Topic Homework
Here are only a few examples of the amazing response to homework we have had so far this term. The children (and their families) have put so much effort and time into these pieces. We look forward to seeing what other creative creations come in!
No Pens Wednesday
We spent a whole day at school without using a pen (or pencil, whiteboard pen or anything else you can write with) at all! We enjoyed lots of different activities during the day including: making fruit and vegetable faces in the cookery room; improving our acting skills; creating collages in our house teams; participating in debates and team speaking and listening activities; and calming down with some yoga. See the pictures below - more are coming soon!
Coffee & Reading Morning
A massive thank you to the many Year 5 family members who were able to come into school for our special coffee morning. As well as finding out more about how the Accelerated Reader system works, visitors were also able to help us raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research by buying some of the wonderful, delicious cakes that Westacre pupils had brought into school. We hope everyone found the morning enjoyable and useful, and look forward to welcoming you all back into school over the next few weeks.
We have had a fantastic first three weeks at Westacre - all of the staff are so impressed with the attitude and behaviour of Year Five.
Thank you to all the Year 5s that helped on Open Day and Open Evening - you were super representatives for our year group.
Some dates for your diaries:
MacMillan Coffee Morning (come and read with us, eat cake and raise money for a fantastic charity) - Friday 29th September
Parents' Literacy Work-alongside morning - Tuesday 3rd October
Pirate Day (dress up as a pirate and lots of exciting activities!) - Friday 13th October
Roll of Honour!
Each week we will choose one person from each class who has impressed us and reveal who they are in our year group assembly.
Well done to these children for impressing us this week and making it onto our Roll of Honour.
5FH - Louie
5SS - Beth
5JR - Raffy
5LW - Alfie W
5TS - Miller
2017 - 18
Welcome to our new year 5's. So far we have got off to a great start with so many children! Everyone looks really smart and have shown how super organised they are. This week we have enjoyed writing about Narnia and are currently creating our own imaginary worlds. We have started thinking about our explorers topic and we will be exploring our school environment. Remember to get your letters in so that we can start sharing some our amazing photos.