Classroom Teacher: Mrs Farrell
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pettigrew (T/W/Th)
Here you can find lots of information about Year Five as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.
Please check our Class Dojo page to keep up-to-date with all our latest adventures.
Our topic 'Big Questions' this year are:
Autumn – World War Two: Britain’s greatest moment in history?
Spring – Our Wonderful World: But for how long?
Summer – How has ancient Greece affected our modern world?
Year 5 were given the challenge to find as many caterpillars as they could in our outdoor area. They had great fun organising the caterpillars by colour and using their statistical knowledge of tallys to count their totals. They were then challenged to create a chart to visually show which colour caterpillar they found the most of. The children were able to think about and answer the questions "Why did you find more red and blue caterpillars over any other colour?" Why did you not find any brown caterpillars?".
Year 5 had a great start to their Earth and Space topic today! Our big question is "What moves in our solar system and how do we know?"
They had to go and explore an alien crash landing in the nature area. They observed closely to gather clues and then had to conclude what planet the aliens were from.
Year 5 throughly enjoyed their day exploring the values of our school: Compassion, Aspirations, Respect, Equality/Equity (#CARE). They started the day looking at equality and equity with a sweetie grab game. They had to measure the size of their hands and decide who was going to grab the sweets to get the largest amount. They thought they had a shot at winning against Mrs Farrell until I told them the rules!
1. Mrs Farrell was allowed to use spread fingers and two hands to grab the sweets.
2. Girls were allowed to use two hands, but their fingers must be together.
3. Boys were allowed to use one hand, but their fingers must be together.
The children were OUTRANGED by these rules and had to come up with a stronger set that would show equality and equity.