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'Learning to change the World' 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God' - Micah 6:8
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5KD

Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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We have our own 5KD email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below- we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Key Information

5KD have outdoor P.E. on a Tuesday and indoor P.E. on a Thursday.

Year 5's entrance and exit points are to the left of the school reception.

 

Times table of the week: 6s.

Term 3

In Term 3, Year 5 are going to be investigating the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality. The focus of our learning will focus on the question "why are so many children prevented from going to school?" Our ambition for this term, will be to create a song or rap about the hardships faced in countries which result in less opportunities for quality education. Alongside this enquiry, our writing will be based on the book 'The boy at the back of the class' which tells the story of a young refugee coming to a new country to learn, make friends and to build a new life. Please check our Enquiry E-Book and class page for updates on our fantastic learning!

No Pens Day! Global Goal 4- Quality Education

 

We had a fantastic day during No Pens Day where we worked on our oracy skills all day. Throughout the day, we completed all of our learning by using our voices and we didn't use any pens or pencils all day! We can't wait for the next No Pens Day!

Article 31 - Rest, play, culture and arts

In Week 2, we have begun practising our gymnastics skills in PE. We thought about how we can use our bodies in different ways using different points of contact and created static positions to put our partners' balance to the test! 

Term 2

In Term 2, we will be continuing with our enquiry 'What does ethics have to do with clothes?'. As change makers,  we will work towards creating speeches to raise awareness about fast fashion and child labour as well as educating our audience about how we can shop sustainably. 

5KD's Term 2 Shining Star

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Christmas in a Box! - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 7, we were very lucky to have Rev. Lisa visit us. We explored and learnt about Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the three wise men and their involvement in the birth of Jesus and the Christmas story. 

Maths Day: Article 28: The right to an education

In Week 3, we had our maths day where we spent the day exploring the maths around us and just how much we use it and rely on it every day. We had an engineer from Bristol University come in to talk to us about how maths has given her opportunities to explore lazer light productions, computing and her favourite sport F1.

We then used the context of Space and our Solar system to explore rockets. We used maths to design our rockets using 3D shapes, create our rockets using nets, measure our launches, calculate the average of our distances and plot our results onto a graph. 

No Pens Monday and Odd Socks Day! Article 12: Sharing thoughts freely

 

Today, we had a fantastic time working on our oracy skills as part of no pens day. We thought about how we use oracy in every day life. We then used our oracy skills to make predictions based on our new class book. As well as this, we designed our of figures using cubes and explained these designs to our classmates. We then learnt the Odd Socks song and performed these with our very own odd sock puppets!

One Kind Word

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Term 1

This term, Year 5 will be using their skills as historians to learn all about life as a Victorian. We will be linking this knowledge with our writing which will be based around the book 'Street Child', a true story from the Victorian period. We will also be using our skills as geographers to find out more about slavery and fast fashion and using this new knowledge to create speeches that will raise awareness of child labour and the importance of fair trade. Keep an eye out on our class page to see all of our fantastic learning! 

Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2021-22

Article 31 - Rest, play, culture and arts

In Week 6, we have practised our sketching skills by drawing self-portraits. We can't wait to have another go at this at the end of the year to see how our sketching skills have improved!  

Farmer's Week

Article 27: The right to nutritious food

In week 6, we took part in Farmer's Week. We started by exploring what was meant by 'Farmer's market' and the term, 'Field to Fork'. We used this to help us order the stages of food production - from cow to yogurt; sow to sausage and bee to honey.

 

Next, we split into groups. One group was led by our resident gardener - Mr Evans in the allotment distributing and raking compost and planting seeds. In the other session, we were joined by visitors from The Travelling Kitchen who taught us how to make sweetcorn fritters and guacamole. 

 

At the end of the day we got to taste the things Year 5 had made and share them with our parents and carers. We've had a great week being farmers and look forward to tasting more of our school-grown produce!

Harvest Festival-Article 14 freedom of thought and religion 

Today, we had a great time watching 4AH's Harvest Festival! We really enjoyed learning all about it and we couldn't believe how far some food travels! We ended the celebrations by sampling some delicious harvest loaf.

Poetry Day- Article 31 Right to play, culture and rest

We were fortunate to welcome a poet into school to share some of his favourite poems and help us create our own.

After his input and guidance, we were creative and wrote poems to fit a certain number of syllables, rhyming pattern and rhythm. Some of the class performed theirs to the school.

There is such a huge variety of poems that we explored and considered: "What makes that a poem?". We've put links to a couple of our favourites below.

The Boneyard Rap by Wes McGee was performed (with actions of course) to a class in Year 3- we only had one hour to learn and practice the poem.

5KD perform Boneyard Rap

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Play Pod - Article 31 Right to play, culture and rest

In Week 3, we had a fantastic time exploring the new equipment in our play pod. We learnt about playing with the items safely and fairly and we are really excited to start using the play pod during lunch times.

School Library - Article 28 Access to Education 

In Week 3, we have been exploring our school library. We shared some books together and then picked out our favourite books to read on our own or with a friend. We can't wait to spend some more time exploring all of the amazing books in our library over the next few weeks!

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