St. Clare's Catholic Primary School

"I have come that you may have life & have it to the full"  John 10:10

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 in 2018 with Mrs Friis and Mrs Birkett. We hope you will visit this page often to keep up to date with what we are learning.

Just a few notes to get us started:

  • PE kit will need to be in school on Mondays and Thursdays
  • your child should be reading for 20 minutes every day and will benefit hugely by you showing interest in what they are reading
  • homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Please see below for our first Curriculum Newsletter.

Keep your eyes open for a letter about our first trip -  coming very soon!

If you have any questions or concerns please come in and talk to us.

13/9/18

 We had a fantastic Roald Dahl Day today. In the morning, we investigated how Roald Dahl created his most memorable characters, before having a go at writing one of our own. This afternoon, we painted our new character whilst listening to 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. We even managed to read the whole book!  Look out for our work, on display soon.

 Anglo-Saxon Adventure

On Thursday 27th September we travelled back in time to become Anglo-Saxons for the day! We went to work for Lord Dunstan and Lady Freya in their settlement at a place you may know as Temple Newsam.

While we were there, we learnt how to make bread: beginning by threshing the wheat; winnowing off the chaff; gleaning any lost, precious grains and then milling it into flour. You can see the results, if you come to visit us in class. In the afternoon, we became warriors wielding  shields and practise swords. We perfected our blood curdling roars to intimidate the enemy! Our wonderful day ended back in the Mead Hall listening to the epic story of Beowulf and his struggle against the monstrous Grendel. We were spellbound by our country's oldest story, which has been passed down through the centuries.

 Art Morning with Mr Bullock

We have really enjoyed our morning learning how to paint an Anglo-Saxon scene in the style of Van Gogh. Mr Bullock has helped us think about colour and brush choices; introduced us to some brush techniques and talked to us about simple perspective. The results are fantastic. Thank you, Mr Bullock.

National Poetry Day 4/10/18

The children had a wonderful time dancing to the 'Owl and the Pussycat' by Edward Lear under the direction of our professional choreographer, Andy, from West End Schools.

 We then wrote our own poems inspired by 'Grandma is a warm scarf' by John Foster. There are some wonderful word portraits and tributes to some very special people.

Topic Afternoon  18/10/18

A huge thank you to all parents who were able to join us for a review of our learning in our Anglo-Saxon topic. We hope you enjoyed sitting near our fire and eating the delicious Anglo-Saxonish oat and honey biscuits which some of the children made with Mrs Birkett.

 

 

 
Do you recognise these characters?

Do you recognise these characters?

Separating the wheat from the chaff

Separating the wheat from the chaff

Making our bread

Making our bread

Learning to fight

Learning to fight

Shoulder brothers and sisters on the march

Shoulder brothers and sisters on the march

Our Anglo-Saxon hosts

Our Anglo-Saxon hosts

Painting takes great concentration

Painting takes great concentration

Building up our pictures

Building up our pictures

Sitting round our fire in the Mead Hall

Sitting round our fire in the Mead Hall

Mrs Birkett's Anglo-Saxon treats

Mrs Birkett's Anglo-Saxon treats

Archaeological discoveries at Sutton Hoo

Archaeological discoveries at Sutton Hoo