Welcome to Year 5’s class page…
Welcome to the Year 5 page of our website! Below you will find lots of useful information about our class as well as what we have been up to.
My name is Mr. Knight and I am the class teacher. My assistant is Mr. Carroll. Mrs. Spacey and Miss Mallinson also teach Year 5 on Fridays.
We work extremely hard in Year 5, whilst having fun, and are becoming more and more independent in every way.
This term’s Stars!
Now that we are allowed to have assemblies together again, we have restarted our Star Award Assembly on Friday morning. This is a very special assembly where Mr. Knight tells us how amazing one of our friends has been this week – our parents are even allowed to come! Well done to all of our recent Star Award winners.
Things to know about…
Reading (everyday) – Your child should read at home every day (independently or to an adult) record it in their Reading Diary and get it signed or initialled by an adult at home. It is really helpful if you can chat to your child about what they are reading, what their opinion about the book is and get them to make predictions about what will happen next based on what they have read.
Please make sure your child’s Reading Diary and reading books are in everyday!
Learn spellings (everyday) – New lists are given on Friday for your child to learn for a test on the following Friday.
Maths times tables (everyday) – Each week, the children are given a times table to focus on learning ready for a test on the following Friday. If your child knows their times tables very well, they will be tested on decimal numbers. For example, 0.6 x 3= 23.5 x 4 = After Christmas, we look at problem solving and reasoning questions using our times tables knowledge.
English and Maths Homework – English and Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be in the following Friday. The homework will be based on work done in class that week and you should not spend more than 20-30 minutes on each piece. We will work through any misunderstandings.
Year 5’s Latest News
Year 5 have done some amazing weaving just like the Anglo Saxons.
We used pastels to copy the style of artist Ruth Daniels.
We had a fabulous wellbeing week in Year 5. We did lots of teamwork challenges and learnt all about what anxieties are and how we can help ourselves and others with difficulties. We made dreamcatchers from piece of willow and had a go at lots of calming activities...
We had a fantastic afternoon when Year 5 and 6 joined together for a Handball tournament. It was just a bit of fun during our Well-being Week, but Saint Cecilia house won overall. Well done everyone for your hard-work and determination, but most of all the teamwork...
What do you think of our finished CAD robots? Aren’t they fantastic?
We had a fabulous Safer Internet Day and worked extremely hard!
We are having great fun with our dances. Can you see our space inspired moves!
We are creating 3D robots using CAD. It is very tricky, but they are already looking amazing!
We researched historical astronauts and cosmonauts and wrote a short autobiography for them. Then we had some fun with Talkr.
We have started our textured art pieces based on the work on Chris Ofili.
Here are some of our amazing cam toys. We created a strong frame by measuring and cutting lengths of wood and added triangle corners to give it even more strength. Then we added the cam mechanism and decorated them to match the themes in our designs.
At The Willows, we strive to provide opportunities for our children to engage in reading activities and actively read for pleasure. During this festive season, we would like to set you a reading challenge that shows how fun and creative reading can be. You need to...
Tuesday 14th December saw all of our musicians join their families in the school hall to celebrate their musical talents and progress. Throughout the pandemic we have been incredibly keen to continue our music lessons in one way or another. Our peripetetic music...
A big well done to all of our pupils across school who participated in our first inter-house competition of the year, playing dodgeball. Pupils from each year group competed against their peers from the other house teams in our dodgeball tournament. Each classes...
After the success of our first term's Golden Mile whole-school competition, I am excited to announce the start of a new competition for the Spring Term. At The Willows, we are passionate about encouraging children to live a healthy, active lifestyle and our Golden...
Look at our amazing Gymnastics skills!
This half term, Year 5 and 6 children have been taking part in our amazing after-school Archery Club! The children were at first fooled into thinking we would be doing soft-archery, but to their surprise, they were to be taught how to use real bow and arrows with...
We had great fun playing Tag Rugby, but it was hard work and very tiring!
We explored air resistance by investigating autogyros.
We have made a start with our mechanical toys. We are using a cam as the mechanism.
On Monday 20th and Monday 27th September, 9 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Carr Hill Primary Football Tournament. The children competed against other local primary schools in 6 a side matches that were held at the fantastic astro turf pitches at AFC...
We have had some fabulous weather for our Tennis lessons. Have a look at our amazing skills:
We investigated friction in our science lesson and used a Newton metre to measure the force.
What do you think of our portraits? Aren’t they amazing? We really captured a good likeness.
Prayer and Liturgy is a special time for us to get closer to God and Jesus. We have a Prayer and Liturgy every day in school and we plan and lead our own for our class. Have a look at some photos: