Welcome to Year 5
We hope you like our class page, the children have been working very hard to show you what it's like to be in Year 5.
International Week 2017
Year 5 had the Netherlands as the focus country during International Week. We had looked at the country earlier in the year but had not considered any Dutch artists. Rather than study the usual artists such as Van Gogh, Mr Wood chose Escher who was famous for his woodcut prints.
After considering designs for our block, we tried to create a block in a potato rather than wood. It was easier to carve but we think the final print may have been clearer, if wood had been used.
Stockport Grammar Primary Maths Challenge
Two teams of 4 attended the annual Primary Maths Challenge, where they were in competition against 22 others Year 5 school teams. There were individual and group rounds to complete, but everyone’s favourite was the hectic pairs round. The two teams finished a respectable sixth and eleventh.
Wellington High – Y5 Day Visit
On Wednesday, Year 5 experienced a day in the life of a high school pupil. The children had lessons in English, music, science and drama, but the highlight of the day was lunch! Lots of people chose the pizza and the dining room became very busy with Wellington pupils. Another favourite was the lunchtime Just Dance session run by the Year 10 girls. Of the lessons, drama was a big hit and challenged people to think creatively about using their bodies.
It was lovely to see so many ex-Park Road pupils pleased to see us but working hard and keen to catch up. The Wellington staff made us feel very welcome and I caught up so many people I could call friends. We are all grateful for the taste of the future.
Chemistry with Cabbage
We had a full day of science when Mrs Watson visited. We looked at how we could identify acids and alkalis using red cabbage. Some of us could use this knowledge to suggest how a chemical spill could be dealt with. We also looked at other chemical reactions, finding out about distillation and we loved making slime.
World Book Day
Year 5 had a Shakespearian theme for World Book Day. Here are some of the outfits.
Education Without Boundaries
On the Friday before half term, Year 5 went to Old Trafford Cricket Ground. We completed some tasks looking at fair play and sportsmanship. We also discussed how we should support other players, both on our team and in opposition. After lunch, we played cricket in the Indoor Cricket Centre. We had a fantastic day enjoying the views from the Media Centre.
For our English unit on narrative poetry, the children were asked to try to learn and perform poems such as ‘The Lady of Shallot’ and ‘Brennan on the Moor’. All the children made a good attempt despite initially finding it quite challenging!
This term, our class assembly theme was ‘Journey to Mars’. The children were challenged to research, write, rehearse and perform a fact-filled show. The facts needed to be converted to situations that could be related to by everyone. So we found out that we could get to Old Trafford in 1 second in a rocket and the fuel needed for a trip into space weighs about the same as 8 jumbo jets. Have a look at some of the fantastic costumes!
Intra-School Sport Competition
This half term saw the first Intra-School Sport Competition of the year. Years 5 and 6 participated in an afternoon of competitive football matches. We represented our houses and had a lot of fun! We are already really looking forward to the next competition.
For Year 5’s contribution to the whole school Harvest display, we planned and created a variety of bread plaits using salt dough. We were inspired by ‘Bread week’ on the Great British Bake Off. We were really happy with our final centre-piece designs and really enjoyed being creative with our designs!