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                                                          Term 4

Key information:

 

Terrm  4 PE: Indoor PE on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Wednesday.

Term 4 Book

This term, Year 5 will be investigating the how sustainable the city of Bristol is. We will be looking at the Earth from space and learning how different Scientists have had an impact on our world.  We will be using the text ‘Women in Science’ by Rachel Ignotofsky to support our writing and develop our understanding of how society has changed through Science. 

With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that we look after our cities in a way that keeps the people in them safe, as well as making sure the environment is looked after too. 

 

In year 5 we are using our global goal to investiagte how the city of Bristol has changed and how it needs to further change to make sure cities provide a future with opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Science with Mad Mark.

British Science Week

 

Article 29: You have the right to an education which develops our talents and abilities.

 

Today we had an amazing workshop led by the scientist Mad Mark. He conducted some science experiments that truly wowed us all. He demonstrated how sound travels, gravity and how air expands in the heat and contracts when it is cold.

 

The session was great fun and we learned lots about science!

World Book Day!

 

Article 31: You have the right to play and relax by doing things like sports, music and drama.

Today, World Book Day arrived in Year 5. We shared our favourite book with 3GL and had a biscuit, experienced speed book dating where shared a little about our book of the day with a member of the class. Finally, we learnt the poem ’Land of counterpane’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is a poem about a boy who is ill and sits in his bed imagining different games. If you would like to look it up- you can find it here! https://poets.org/poem/land-counterpane.

Our final challenge was to perform the poem in a sharing assembly to the whole school at the end of the day. Ms BC thought we did an amazing job! 

 

 

Tennis in P.E

Year 5 have been focusing on tennis this term. We are lucky enough to have Bristol sport teach us about how to correctly hold a racket and make progress with our accuracy skills this lesson. Slow and accurate is more effective than hitting the ball as hard as you can!

 

Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people. 

Article 24 You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

As part of a science inquiry this term, Year 5 have had the opportunity to investigate the layout of a real heart! Year 5 have been learning about the circulatory system and the different parts of the body that keep us all alive. We have talked about what keeps us healthy as well as investigating the different chambers of the heart and looking at how it keeps pumping. As you can see, Year 5 loved it! 

 

Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people

Year 5 Wow!

WOW day fun!

 

Today we started our new enquiry with an artistic WOW. Our enquiry question this term is: How can we change our community values to make sure our planet is healthy? This will be a science based enquiry taking in a trip around space to learn about the sun, moon and the solar system.

We used NASA’s pictures of our planet earth to inspire and enthuse us to create some amazing pictures using blow painting, texture painting and marbling.  We followed the Try it, Use it and Prove sequence to produce some amazing art.

 

Article 31: Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Term 3

Key information:

 

Terrm 3 PE: Outdoor PE on a Monday and intdoor PE on a Wednesday.

This term, Year 5 will be investigating the history of Bristol by examining the slave trade and answering the question: ‘How did the sugar trade change Bristol’.  We will be using the text ‘Freedom’ by Catherine Johnson to support our writing and develop our understanding of slavery. Our final challenge will be to create a TED talk showing the impact of the slave trade.

Year 5 create bunting to celebrate safer internet day

As part of Safer internet day Year 5 are building on their knowledge of internet safety and celebrating the different ways we use the internet. 

 

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and say what you think, through making art, speaking and writing, unless it breaks the rights of others

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 36 You have the right to protection from of any other kind of exploitation.

Year 5 P.E

Year 5 build on our co-ordination and reaction times in P.E. this term. 

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 27 You have the right to a good enough standard of living.This means you should have food, clothes and a place to live.

Article 28 You have the right to education.

Year 5 art.

5KC joined us for an art lesson today. Year 5 focused on collage, we studied an artist and built on our knowledge of collage from year 4 by experimenting with different colors to represent a 3D shape. 

 

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and say what you think, through making art, speaking and writing, unless it breaks the rights of others

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

 

What is the size of your digital footprint?

Year 5 explore how much information is already available online about hem, and we work out the size of our digital footprint. We learned that it is important to keep your information as private as possible on all platforms connected to the Internet.

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and say what you think, through making art, speaking and writing, unless it breaks the rights of others

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 36 You have the right to protection from of any other kind of exploitation.

Article 16 You have the right to a private life. For instance, you can keep a diary that other people are not allowed to see.

Article 17 You have the right to collect information from the media – radios, newspapers, television, etc – from all around the world.You should also be protected from information that could harm you.

Year 5 revise what a safe password is!

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https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland
Using our new favourite game (interland) year 5 have been learning about how to create a secure password. We have learned about combining words and using extra symbols to help our information stay safe.

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and say what you think, through making art, speaking and writing, unless it breaks the rights of others

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 36 You have the right to protection from of any other kind of exploitation.

Article 16 You have the right to a private life. For instance, you can keep a diary that other people are not allowed to see.

Article 17 You have the right to collect information from the media – radios, newspapers, television, etc – from all around the world.You should also be protected from information that could harm you.

Fraction work

Year 5 have been studying Fractions this week. They started by talking about how fractions always have to be part of a whole and seeing how sometimes fractions of a whole can be equal, even if they are not of the same denominator. We ripped up paper to help us understand what fractions of a whole looked like.

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 27 You have the right to a good enough standard of living.This means you should have food, clothes and a place to live.

Article 28 You have the right to education.

Edward Colston

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Year 5 use their oracy skills to explain how they feel about the controversial Edward Colston statue in the middle of Bristol. Should it stay up?

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 27 You have the right to a good enough standard of living.This means you should have food, clothes and a place to live.

Article 28 You have the right to education.

Year 5 show off their Oracy skills. 

Should the statue stay up?

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Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 27 You have the right to a good enough standard of living.This means you should have food, clothes and a place to live.

Article 28 You have the right to education.

Should the statue stay up?

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How has slavery impacted Bristol?

Year 5 are Historians! We looked at different sources from our local history and evaluated the reliability of them. We then used them to further study the life of a significant individual (Edward Colston) who has contributed to the achievements of Bristol- and understanding the impact that the opression and expliotation has had on Bristol.

Article 29 You have the right to education which tries to develop your personality and abilities as much as possible and encourages you to respect other people’s rights and values and to respect the environment.

Article 27 You have the right to a good enough standard of living.This means you should have food, clothes and a place to live.

Article 28 You have the right to education.

Term 2

Key information:

 

Term 2 PE: outdoor on a Monday and indoor on a Wednesday with Bristol Sport. 

Year 5 become the teachers!

Year 5 became the teachers today by showing their parents how to make raw, fluffy cotton into thread! It was quite a challenge to explain but we produced some tiny threads to use in sewing.

Class assembly

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MIssed our class assembly? Don't worry! Here is 5BC showing explaining what we have been learning about this term.

5BC has got talent!

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Our very own Vincent impressing St Stephens has got talent!

Our rights respecting charter!

This term, our class book is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will be following the journey of Jim Jarvis through the Victorian Era and the troubles that he faces. Through this book we will be focusing on a variety of genres and linking it to our year group targets. Making links with our class book, we will be learning about the Industrial Revolution which links to our Global Goal this term- Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Year 5 learned about child labour and the fashion industry through their wow day. Firstly, we investigated clothing to see what it was made of and where it was made. We found that our clothes were made in places such as Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Vietnam, Chile and Indonesia.

We then learned what it could be like to work in a cotton mill. We tried to create thread from raw cotton and we also learned how to stitch two pieces of material together by hand- something which many people are still doing as part of their jobs.

Next, we learned that child labour was a big part of the cotton industry during the industrial revolution and sadly that is could be a dangerous and scary time to be a poor child. Furthermore, we found out that child labour still happens today in many industries and many children across the world are not having their rights met.

Finally, we talked about how we could help to stop child labour through protest, which will be our aim for this term!

Article 32:

You have the right to be protected from work that is bad for your health and education. You have the right to be paid fairly for work that you do.

Maths learning-what is mass and how do we measure it?

Year 5 have been experimenting with mass and measuring things in g and kg! We were surprised how much mass water had and were able to start estimating the mass of different objects around the room.

Gurdwara

Gurdwara Visit:

 

Year 5 visited the Gudwara today! We learned so much about Sikhism and had a really interesting visit.  During this session we were comparing different places of worship for different faiths. It was really interesting to see the similarities and differences between the Church and the Gudwara. We talked about the holy book, (the Guru Granth  Sahib) saw where it was read and kept, and we even had some drinks and biscuits at the end. We were so grateful to the volunteers that showed us around! 

Term 1

Key information:

PE days for  Term 1 will be- Indoor PE on a Thursday and outdoor PE on a Tuesday.  Swimming will be on the days indicated on the letter which was given out at the end of last term. 

Year 5 Life Cycles

Frogs

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Tigers

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Toucans

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Snakes

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Butterflies

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NSPCC Class assembly

Year 5 listened to a second NSPCC assembly today. We discussed the different types of abuse and bullying that children experience and talked about safe and unsafe secrets. It was good finding out that there are lots of trusted adults in school and in the community that we can talk to if there are any unsafe secrets! 

Rainforest Art

Year 5 place value maths.

Year 5 are taking charge of our school!

This term we will be immersing ourselves into our Power of Reading text The Explorer. We will be following the journey of Fred and his new friends as they travel through the Amazon Rainforest. Through this text, we will be recapping on our learning from Year 4 and learning some new skills such as manipulating clauses and developing noun phrase within our creative writing. In addition to this, will be learning about Amazonian animals and how the impact of climate change has affected the rainforest and their habitat. 
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