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Mr Bentley

In Year 5 we exercise our Learning Powers each and everyday to become the very best versions of ourselves we can be.  We work hard, knowing when it is possible to develop our independence and when we need to ask for help.  We also follow in the footsteps of Jesus by supporting one another along our school journey together.  On this class page, we will demonstate our work in action throughout the year and look forward to sharing with you what we achieve in school everyday.

Year 5 LTP outlines what we will cover this year in each subject

  • What homework do Y5 complete?

    Homework will reinforce the key skills of reading, spelling and maths fluency.  The children will be given homework every Friday and it is to be returned by the following Friday. Each week the children will be expected to complete:

    • a Spelling Shed activity
    • home reading comprehension
    • TTRS fluency practice
  • What can I do to help?
    • Please support you children with their homework and listen to them read as often as possible. 
    • All children have access to the secure school website, which is free for them to use and is packed full of educational games and activities for them to work through. 
    • They are able to access the school BugClub (via the website ActiveLearn) which is a library of eBooks for them to read and complete related questions.  This will supplement everything they learn in school and can be accessed on any platform.
    • They also have access to Times Table Rockstars which is an online platform aimed at improving their speed and accuracy in recall of times table facts.
    • Finally, the children have access to Spelling Shed which is a great online platform to encourage them to practise their weekly spellings through a range of games and activities.

Early Childhood Memories

This week we have been reading Ronald Dahl's biography 'Boy' and in preparation for writing their own, the children have been thinking about some their early childhood memories.  Below are a selection of some of them.

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Dear Zoo - in so many languages!

Year 5 have been inspired by the book 'Dear Zoo' for their task this year.  They each created a book page for their chosen language and translated the repeated text into a whole host of European languages.  They also added animation to reveal their chosen animal on each page.  Can you work out the languages they have researched?

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Christian Conversion of Anglo-Saxon Britain

Year 5 have recently completed a unit of work all about the Anglo-Saxons and one of their tasks was to collaborate together to create a booklet outling the Christian Conversion that took place around AD550-650.  They posed for freeze frames and then presented their work in a booklet using Book Creator on the iPad.  Click on the pdf to open this in a new tab.

Y5 Have a Dream...

As part of our work during Black History Week, we investigated key American figures who have contributed significantly to improving society.  We looked at individuals in Barack Obama's book of Thee I Sing and chose who we wanted to reserach further.  Unsurprisingly Martin Luther Kin Jr was one of them.  Y5 decided to write their own modern day versions relating to issues they would like to see challenged.  We recorded them and put them together in the following video.

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Science - Light (With Mrs Rees)

During our topic of Light, we have been recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines and using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. We have also been able to explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. Finally we have used the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them. Focusing on shadows, we explored how they are made and what causes them to change in size by conducting an investigation. See how we got on in the video below:

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RE - Reconciliation (With Mrs Rees)

This half term in RE, we have been learning about Reconciliation. First we began by focusing on the act of kindness and understanding the importance of being kind to others, as well as making links between our actions (good and bad) and their consequences. Then we started to think about bad choices people sometimes make - what sin is and how it hurts us, others and our relationship with God. Next we moved on to focusing on forgiveness – understanding the importance of forgiveness and what God’s forgiveness means for us. Finally we learned about the sacrament of Reconciliation and identified how this sacrament helps us.

GarageBand Songs

This week Y5 have been practising their skills of music production.  They used GarageBand on the iPads to layer up sound and create their very own songs.  Enjoy!

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