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Year 5 – Ibtihaj Muhammad

Welcome to Year 5!

Our Class Teacher is Orlaith McVeigh and our Learning Support Assistant is Alison Booker.

  • Anglo-Saxon Village Craft

    We have been learning all about life during the Anglo – Saxon period.  As a class, we designed an Anglo-Saxon village and allocated everyone an important role to play, before we made our houses using craft and natural materials.


  • MATHS WEEK 2021!

    In  November, as a school we took part in Maths Week 2021!

    The aim of Maths Week is to raise the profile of Maths throughout the school and enable all children to access interesting mathematical experiences.  Our Maths lessons this week were engaging, fun and practical!

    Below is an explanation from each class teacher about what each class did throughout the week:

    Year 1

    This week, Year 1 have been practising our counting skills. We have participated in lots of activities, these include playing snakes and ladders and a counting game using a big inflatable dice out in the garden.

    Year 2

    For Maths week, we have been having lots of fun and working together to learn in fun, creative ways. We have been playing lots of games and completing lots of puzzles and challenges. We learnt about a range of maths topics and built on skills we already had. We played number bingo, snakes and ladders, going to the shops game to help us learn about money and we sang a range of fun songs.

    Year 3

    Maths Week in Year 3 was fantastic! We participated in fun activities such as a maths escape room and designing our own tessellations. We even went on a hunt in school to find objects with specific mathematical properties that we use in everyday life.

    Year 4

    During Maths week, Year 4 played games which focused on learning about money, fractions and time. We made our own clocks which helped us learn how to tell the time! In addition, we also played Mathsopoly to support our addition problem solving.

    Year 5

    In Year 5, we played a number of Maths games such as snakes and ladders, battleship and four in a row (all 3 games involved using multiplication skills).

    We also played Mathopoly (maths version of monopoly where they had to answer addition and subtraction questions as they moved around the board.  There were also chance cards which gave additional challenges for them to answer).  We absolutely loved this!

    During the end of the week we created art work using lines of symmetry – we used mandala art to help with this.

    Year 6

    During Maths Week in Year 6, we explored and focused on fractions and angles. Firstly, we created our own pizzas and then used our knowledge of fractions to add ingredients to the pizza. We then had to write down what fraction each ingredient was on the pizza. We absolutely loved creating the pizzas and it was SO fun to get creative!

    During the end of the week, we focused on angles. We wrote our initials down and then drew random lines in the initial. We then had to use a protractor to find how many degrees the angle was and then what type of angel such as obtuse, acute, right angle or reflex. We loved doing this activity and was great fun using a protractor!

    Please find below various pictures of different year groups taken throughout our Maths Week 2021, as you can see we had great fun! 

  • Songs of the Sirens

    In English, we have been reading The Adventures of Odysseus.  This week, we have been using music in our lessons to explore the sounds Odysseus would have heard when he listened to the song of the sirens. We used a range of instruments to reproduce the songs and sounds Odysseus would have heard …

  • Crazy About Kidzania …

    Following on from our Aspirations Week, on Wednesday 10th November Years 1-6 visiting Kidzania in London. Kidzania is an indoor role play centre that allows children to take on various jobs and occupations for the day. Ranging from firemen and women to postal workers, our pupils had the opportunity to try out different roles, thinking about and reflecting on what they may like to be when they are older. Our children also had the opportunity to develop their independence and confidence skills as us adults were not allowed to help them at all! We all had a fantastic experience and all the children enjoyed themselves hugely – with lots of children asking to go back already! The children particularly enjoyed spending the money they have earned on the day. Here you can see some of the fun we got up to …

  • Aspirations Week 2021

    During our first week back this half term, we spent the week thinking about and reflecting on our aspirations. We took time each day to complete activities in class that let us think about our dreams and goals and what we want to be when we grow up. Some of us completed talent shows in class, displaying our many and varied talents that we have. Some us created dream jars, writing down all of our hopes and dreams so that we can remind ourselves of them as we grow. Some of us created a time capsule, writing what we wanted to be when we are older in the hope that someone may find it in years to come and we would have achieved our dreams. We finished the week by having a ‘Dress As Your Dream Job Day. Here you can see some of the occupations we would like to have when we grow up …

  • Going Greek For The Day …

    Today Year 5 stepped back in time to Ancient Greece.  They enjoyed learning about mythological creatures and designing their own masks before getting ready to compete in a mini-Olympics.  They finished the day off by enjoying a Greek feast which included traditional Greek bread, olive oil, olives, Greek yoghurt, honey and cheese.

  • Persevering in PSHE

    This week in our Jigsaw lessons, we have been focusing on working together as part of a team.  We were given one sheet of paper, one glue stick and a pair of scissors.  We were tasked with building the tallest tower out of these materials. After thinking the task was impossible, each group pulled together, persevered and completed the challenge.

  • Let’s Investigate

    In science we have been finding out what happens to different materials when they are mixed with water.  Today we were investigating what happens when you mix skittles with water.  Look at what we found ….

  • Exploring the local river.

    Our geography focus this half term is on rivers.  We took a trip to our local river to carry out a field study.  We enjoyed going for a walk along it and measuring the width and the depth.

  • Getting Theatrical

    We have been exploring different emotions through role play.  Can you guess what emotion we are displaying from our facial expressions?