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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Class 5S

Welcome to Year 5S

Welcome to our class page.  We will update this page with class blogs, photographs and any important information.

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Week commencing : 06.05.19

 

The children have enjoyed their four day week. Despite having a short week, we have completed a lot of work. The children have been working very hard to get on the top star this week and I am very impressed with the effort they have put in. 

 

In Maths, we have moved on to look at adding and subtracting decimals. For this we have focused on our place value columns to help us using the column method. 

 

In English, we have started a new topic based on Science-Fiction. We have started to look at The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge. We have begun to look at how writers create imagery and predicting a story based on it's front cover. Christopher Edge enjoyed creating stories and we have looked how his imagination has created a fascinating story. 

 

In Science we presented our research on the debate of 'flat v spherical Earth'.  We made sundials and looked at how we have both night and day and how the daylight hours compare to other countries.

 

For our Come and See topic of 'Transformation', the children looked at the idea of the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit and the conversion of Saul. We looked at the keyword 'persecute' and what this meant. We updated our RE Come and See display board by each placing our hand-prints on. We linked this to our school mission statement and the idea of transferring our energy to carry out the school mission statement each day. 

 

It has been an exciting week back!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

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Week commencing : 29.04.19

 

Year 5 have had a busy week this week getting back into their routine. The children have grown both in height and their maturity over Easter, their work ethic is fantastic.

 

In Maths, we have moved on to look at percentages of an amount. This was quite tricky at first as it was a new topic for the children to be introduced to. However, the children can now work out 50%, 10% and 5% of an amount.  We looked at how this is relevant in day to day life with sales.

 

In English, we have carried on with a Wrinkle In Time and have finished by looking at how we would create our own story and setting. This included looking at the key features of Science Fiction for us to magpie from. We scrutinised a piece of writing to recognise how we can include our year 5 targets.

 

In Science we researched the argument of flat earth v spherical earth. We gathered scientific evidence to explain how we know that the earth is spherical. The children created a powerpoint in their pairs to show their research and evidence. 

 

This week we looked at how the belief in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit has empowered and changed our life. 

 

In Guided Reading, we have started to look at poetry. The children had to look at meaning of phrases and how this makes us feel.

 

It has been an exciting week back!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

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Week commencing : 22.04.19

 

Welcome back after what I hope was a restful Easter break! I was overwhelmed by the amount of effort that the children had put into their homework on the Solar System, very well done year 5.

 

In Maths, we have moved on to look at decimals and their equivalent percentages and fractions. We have also started to look at fractions of an amount and how this relates to real life.  I also started my maths sessions this Wednesday, next week we will be looking at division using the bus stop method. 

 

In English, we have started a new topic based on Science-Fiction. We have looked both the film and text of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. We have begun to look at how characters are presented, what is included in the setting and what the plot can include. 

 

In Science we have moved on to our topic 'Earthlings'. We researched the two scientists Copernicus and Galileo and what they revealed about the Solar System.  We enjoyed watching the landing on the Moon. 

 

This week we have started our new Come and See topic of 'Transformation'. The children looked at the idea of transforming energy and how this can be performed in day to day life. 

 

In Guided Reading, we have started to look at The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. The children have really engaged with this book and we will continue to infer from it. 

 

It has been an exciting week back!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

Week commencing : 18.03.19

 

This week the children have enjoyed that the weather has changed! We also enjoyed joining in with the Danceathon.

 

In Maths, we have moved on to look at decimals and converting them to thousandths. The children have started to use their place value grids to help them with these challenges.

 

In English, we have started a new topic on 'The Lighthouse'. The children have enjoyed using their Alan peat sentences to create new sentences in their work adding both description and detail. 

 

In Geography, we have moved on to looking at Blackpool and the children enjoyed using the OS Survey maps to work out the scale of Blackpool. In the next few weeks we will be continuing to use these.

 

This week we have started our new Come and See topic of Sacrifice. The children looked at our key word of 'temptation' and what this meant in the light of Jesus and Judas. We looked at how important our sacrifice is for Lent and why we sacrifice something and how we can be temped. The children also enjoyed taking part in the conscience alley on whether Judas should betray Jesus or take his 30 silver coins based on the scripture we read in class. 

 

The children enjoyed our collective worship this week as the theme was 'spring'.  Each child chose a seed they wanted to plant for our class collective worship on Friday.  We looked at growing into the people God made us to be and each planted a seed for us to watch grow in class. 

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

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Week commencing : 11.03.19

 

This week the children have had a very busy week with both Spirituality Day and D&T day.

 

In Maths, we are continuing to look at adding and subtracting fractions. The children have been working very hard on fractions and I am very impressed with their resilience.

 

In English, we have been carrying on looking at Alma and the children have been using a lot of figurative language in their work. The children now have a magpie wall where we can go and magpie other children's ideas.

 

Our new star chart is crammed full off names due to the hard work that 5S have put in this week.  Even more children have also achieved their 12 gold stars!

 

This week we have started our new Come and See topic of Sacrifice. We have started to look at the meaning of 'giving' and how this is carried out everyday.

 

In D&T the children evaluated different designs of lighthouses and planned and created their own lighthouse out of plastic bottles. The children loved this activity!

 

For our Spirituality day, we enjoyed lots of different activities (including our tent as a prayer space!). We completed meditation and created crafts relating to our mission statement of 'Christ be in our heads, in our hearts and in our hands.' The children enjoyed our collective worship in class where we looked at our mission statement and belonging to God as part of his image.

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

Week commencing : 04.03.19

 

This week the children have had a very busy week.

 

In Maths, we have been looking at fractions adding and subtracting both fractions with common denominators and fractions with uncommon denominators as well as mixed numbers. The children have been working hard with their times tables to find lowest common multiples.

 

In English, we have been carrying on looking at Alma and the children have been using a lot of figurative language in their work.

 

Our new star chart is crammed full off names due to the hard work that 5S have put in this week. A few children have also achieved their 12 gold stars!

 

This week in R.E. during our Come and See topic of Memorial Sacrifice, the children discussed the sacrifice that Jesus gave for us. The children enjoyed their celebration of RE where we combined our collective worship with 5/6M and 6G.

 

In art the children used the work of Van Gogh to create their own piece in his style.

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

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Week commencing : 25.02.19

 

This week the children have quickly settled back into the school routine and have been working incredibly hard.

 

In Maths, we have been looking at fractions adding and subtracting both fractions with common denominators and fractions with uncommon denominators. The children have been working hard with their times tables to find lowest common multiples.

 

Our new star chart is crammed full off names due to the hard work that 5S have put in this week. A few children have also achieved their 12 gold stars!

 

This week in R.E. during our new Come and See topic of Memorial Sacrifice, the children discussed the sacrifice that Jesus gave for us. The children also chose to focus their collective worship on respect. The children decided to plan a class worship and related it to following in Jesus's footsteps. 

 

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths.

The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 1
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 2
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 3
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 4
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 5
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 6
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 7
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 8
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 9
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 10
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 11
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 12
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 13
The children completed group balances as part of their gymnastics. The children also completed carousel activities for fractions in maths. 14

Week commencing : 04.02.19

 

This week the children have enjoyed our Online Safety Day where they learnt about permission and self-image. 

 

In Maths, we have been looking at fractions and how to change improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. This tricky work has not phased 5S who have challenged themselves. The children have enjoyed playing on TT Rockstars.

 

Our new 'supercalifragilistic' board is set to be crammed full with all the amazing work that 5S has completed this week. The children enjoyed the new finger lights in our classroom to help with reading and editing our work.

 

This week in R.E. during our new Come and See topic of Memorial Sacrifice, the children enjoyed sharing memories. We wrote our favourite memories on our RE display and shared memories with each other. We looked at where memories come from and how important they are. The children had some amazing memories to share with one another. 

 

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

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What we have been learning this week:

 

Week commencing : 28.1.19

 

This week the children have enjoyed seeing the snow outside the classroom window. Despite the frosty weather, the children have been working very hard.

 

In Maths, we have been dividing 4 digit numbers by a single digit and also looked at division with remainders. The children's overwhelming resilience was fantastic and this showed in the amount of work they completed. The children have also been enjoying TT Rockstars and the 'hot seat' challenge in class.

 

Our new 'supercalifragilistic' board is set to be crammed full with all the amazing work that 5S has completed.

 

The children enjoyed investigating reversible and irreversible changes in science. We tried to make jelly with different temperatures and discussed once this was set, if it was a reversible or irreversible change.

 

This week in R.E. during our Come and See Remember topic we have continued to explore Jesus' mission. The children decorated footprints for our display to emphasise how we can follow in the the footsteps of Jesus' mission.

 

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

What we have been learning this week:

 

Week commencing : 21.1.19

 

This week has been the first full week of Miss Sledge as class teacher. The children have created some fantastic work which I am sure you are excited to see at parents' evening. 

 

In Maths, we are continuing to multiply up to 4 digit numbers by 2 digits. We have put into practice our personal best theme of resilience. Due to the children's determination, we have enjoyed the challenge of multiplication in lessons. 

 

Our new 'supercalifragilistic' board has allowed the children to showcase some of their fantastic English work. The children have been writing diary entries from the perspective of a character and used synonyms for 'good', 'bad', 'sad' and 'nice'. 

 

The children have really enjoyed talking about holidays and how they have changed over time in history based on our topic of 'oh I do like to be beside the seaside'. The children participated in discussing different types of holidays and enjoyed talking about why we go on holiday.

 

This week in R.E. during our Come and See Reveal topic we have continued to explore Jesus' mission. The children explored the work of other Diocese across the country. We look forward to our remember session next week, where we will plan a collective worship as a class to celebrate all our work throughout this interesting unit.

 

 

It has been an exciting week!

Have a good weekend,

Miss Sledge

Our learning this week 21.01.19 - 25.01.19

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This week, the children have enjoyed looking at reversible and irreversible changes in science.  The children especially enjoyed watching baking powder react to their water!

Our learning this week - 26.11.18 to 30.11.18

 

We have another TT Rockstars battle that is due to end today - the children have shown great enthusiasm in our latest battle.  Well done to all those that took part!

 

In our RE lessons this week, we have started to think of all the different ways in which we can wait in hope for the coming of the Messiah.  We have created our very own advent calendar in class - please see the photographs below.  The children have been thinking of things they can do throughout the season of advent as we wait for the birth of Jesus Christ.

 

We had our final session with the South Ribble tag rugby coach.  Andy was impressed with the progress the children had made with their passing and rugby skills over the 5 week course.

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Our learning this week - 12.11.18

 

This week in RE we have been learning about Islam.  We have learnt about Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr and the Hajj.  We have enjoyed exploring some of the different traditions of the islamic faith.  

 

In maths this week, we have finished our unit on statistics and next week we will be learning about multiples, factors and prime numbers.  

 

We also finished our English unit based on the book, Kensuke's Kingdom.  We have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audio book version and the children have produced some fabulous pieces of writing linked to the topic.

 

On Tuesday and Thursday, the children completed a variety of activities linked to anti-bullying week.  

 

Have a look at some of our work in the photographs below.

5H meet our class governor - 18th October 2018

Today we had a meet and greet session with our class governor: Mrs Katherine Griffiths.  She came into 5H to tell us all about her role as a governor.  The children had lots of questions for Mrs Griffiths, especially related to her day job as a podiatrist.  We look forward to welcoming Mrs Griffiths into our classroom throughout the school year.

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What have we been learning this week?  15th October 2018

 

We are into our second week of addition and subtraction in our maths lessons.  The children have been rounding to find approximate answers and have been using inverses to problem solve.  All of the children in 5H have shown a great understanding of column addition and subtraction.

 

Our science topic this half term has been 'Forces'. The children have really enjoyed investigating a variety of forces such as: gravity, air resistance, friction and water resistance. They also had fun making their own pulley system.  Have a look at our photographs below:  

Things to remember:

- English homework is given out on a Friday and due back on a Monday.

- Maths homework is given out on a Tuesday and due back on a Thursday.

- Spellings are given out weekly every Friday.  The children will receive 12 words (4 of which will be from the Year 5 key word list) and will be tested the following Friday.  The children must continue to learn the Year 5 key words and these will be tested throughout the year.

- Children will have a school reading book and one library book, they are expected to read for at least 15 minutes each evening.

- In autumn 2, PE will take place on a Friday morning.  Swimming will continue on a Thursday morning for the rest of the autumn term.

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