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Year 5

WELCOME TO THE YEAR 5 TEAM!

If you would like to email Miss Phillips (Year Group Leader) please use the form below

Ms Phillips and Mrs Bullen

leading Orange class

 

   Ms Smith and Mrs Kingham

leading Orang'e class

Mr Ashraf and Mrs Gillen

leading Laranja

Mrs Ojumu and Miss Ragno

leading Komola class

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                 

Year 5's Trip to "The London Dungeons". These are all the snaps we were allowed to take, as everyting was delivered under wraps... We were told to: "Enter if you dare"...

5 Orange and Lanranja held a concert, celebrating their learning of the clarinet led by Mr Roman and Mr Morris. Thank you to all the parents who attended and supported us.

Ms Smith we salute you on your mission of completing the LONDON MARATHON. You are truly worth the weight of the medal you were awarded with!

 

 

Holes

By Louis Sachar

 

 

During this half term we will be working on the book “Holes” by Louis Sachar.

This will involve writing across several genres such as, play-scripts, narratives, Non-chronological reports and letter writing.

There will also be an “Out of school experience planned to enthuse, inspire and invigorate our writing.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Year 5 trip to Madame Tussauds

 

Reviews

 

Ms Dance "The children were extremely well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed this trip".

 

Brendan "This is the best trip I've been on!"

 

Ibrahim " I loved the 4D Marvel film"

 

Christie " The taxi cab ride was wicked"

 

Ms Smith "I had a great time, my favourite wax work model was Kendal Jenner. The children were super and I would recommend this trip again".

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English

Over the next few weeks in English, Year 5 will be learning about film narratives with a special focus on the short film... 

 

 

Maths

Geometry

In Maths, Year five are consolidating their learning with naming and identifying angles, using a protractor to measure and draw angles accurately and to use the correct unit of measure.

 

 

 

 

Science

Life cycles

In Science, we are learning about plants and their journeys through life...

 

 

 

 

Try this experiment at home!

 

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS: Plant Transpiration

Science Experiments for Kids: Plant Transpiration - This is a fun science experiment for kids with plants. This plant science experiment helps kids to understand plant transpiration. The food coloring in the water travels up the plant in this experiment.

3D building structure project entries. Aren't they AWESOME?

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Year 5 visit the Dagenham Heathway Library.

 

  Mathematics

We have been learning all about fractions decimals and percentages.

 

 


 

 

 

 

English

Hazardous headlines and notorious news!!!

 

We have been learning all about newspapers and journalism.

  •  Establishing the 5 W's
  • Using direct and indirect speech
  • Captions and headlines
  • Photographic evidence
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Investigating and reporting the facts
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Musical workshop

 

Science

Materials and their properties.

 

 

In Year 5 Science enquiries are conducted through independent working parties, where each table is given a role to play.  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Star snappers" photography workshop presents...

 

     The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, particularly the opportunities to take the head shot pictures and of course the posing!

 The well organised workshop allowed the children to become familiar with the high-tech equipment and how to bring the photos to life.

Below are some of the comments made by the children at the end of workshop.

 

 "I thought it was great. We had a really good look into photography in a fun way".

 Amelie Graves

 

"I really liked it and learned a lot".

Nathan Poku

 

"We learned about the photographical equipment and how to pose differently for the pictures".

Dorcas Somade

 

We all loved it, what a great way to learn about and use the equipment with each other".

Yasmin Hussain

 

 

 

 

Ok, so it was maths week last week. 

How many ways did you explore the importance of maths in everyday living?

Did you challenge yourself?

Did you take part in the maths workshops?

Here below is a maths rap to help you learn your times tables.

How good are you at your tables?

Mr. Lee - Multiples rap

A rap for learning multiples, sung to the tune of "Who's Real" by Jadakiss.

Maths rap

Check this out, if there was ever a reason to understand how and why Maths is so important to us in our everyday living, then here it it!

English focus: Recounts

 

The children have been developing their writing skills from the Recount genre. in the weeks that follow, the children will identify the features, plan and create their own recounts based on the Multi-modal text: Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

In maths the children have been developing their skills in symmetry, translation and reflection.

 

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Maths week in year 5

 

 

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The children will be embarking on a fun-filled week of challenges, workshops and investigative activities.

 

I.P.C

 

For this half term, the children will be learning about journalistic writing and the different ways that news (important information) is communicated.

 

 

 

Computing

 

 

The children will be learning about Data Logging, using data from data handling sources.

The children will develop interrogation skills in their understanding of fields, sorting files and short-cutting searches.

 

I.P.C

The great, the bold and the brave!

 

 

In our topic this term we will be exploring both modern and ancient Rome and Greece. We shall be learning about how these civilisations lived, their cultures, past-times and battles!  

 

Remember, as part of this topic the children will be partaking in a home learning project of mask- making. Please refer to the letter at the end of the page.

 

English focus:Non-chronological reports

 

Greek Gods and Goddesses

 

Over the nest few weeks year 5 will be incorporating their learning from our IPC topic into our Literacy work. By researching the facts about their preferred Greek God, the children will create a Non-chronological report based on two of them.

to do this, they will research vital information on them, plan its structure and use sub-headings to convey the information on them.

 

 

Year 5 Christmas Performance!!

First Christmas poems!!

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Christmas Rap 2

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Christmas Rap

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Dance Group.

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Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

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Santa Clause is coming to town.

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Silent Night.

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Under the Mistletoe.

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Without US, Santa's NOTHING!!

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Without US, Santa's NOTHING - With Parents!

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More sensational mobile solar systems completed as part of the previous home -learning project.

 

Home -Learning project

Greek Mask-making

 

As our three week project draws to a close, here is a taste of some of the entries...

 

 

Comments from the children about the mark-making project.

 

"I really enjoyed this project. I like being creative".

Zahraa Uddin

 

"My dad helped me to make my mask, it took a lot longer to make than I thought it would".

Nathan Poku

 

"I definitely enjoyed this kind of project much more for home-learning".

Amelie Graves

 

Peer marking in Year 5

At William Bellamy Primary School we are always looking for ways to encourage pupils to develop their learning and make as much progress as possibly. 


The school has developed an effective marking policy which focuses on what a pupil has done well and what they need to do to make their learning even better. In every lesson the Learning Goal (what the focus of the lesson is) and Steps to Success (what pupils need to do to achieve the Learning Goal) are shared with pupils. When teachers 'mark' learning this is the focus and next steps are given to pupils. These next steps may be reflecting on how to improve the piece of learning or a challenge. Pupils respond to marking and are very much involved in the process. Even when misconceptions, errors or improvements are identified pupils see this as positive and know that we are all working together to get even better. 

 

To further develop effective 'marking' an integral part of this process is called 'Peer' marking. This is when pupils use the Learning Goal and Steps to Success to assess each other's learning. Pupils enjoy being the 'teacher' and have developed effective ways of recognising what is good and what could be even better. Peer marking is effective throughout the school. In Key Stage 1 pupils are able to write small comments about learning and by Year 5 pupils are able to give full, thoughtful and effective next steps comments or challenges.

 
When you look at your child's book you will notice comments made in green by the teacher and comments made in red. These comments are either pupils responding to marking or brilliant examples of peer marking. 


Below are some examples of our amazing pupils learning and their brilliant peer marking.

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All children in year 5 have been given their passwords and usernames to access this wonderful world of Mathematics learning. The tasks are set and targeted to encourage and motivate attitudes to Mathematics learning in a fun way.

Please continue to encourage your child to complete their tasks, which are added weekly and now form the basis of their Maths home-learning.

THE CHALLENGE IS ON!

 

               

Assessment Week

This week the children have been taking their assessment tests. It has been a long week and the children have all worked hard and tried their best. Well done everyone!

 

This week, Year 5 have been busy scripting and performing their ideas for Anti-Bullying week.

The children created scenarios and suggestions for this. Watch this space for a sneak-peak of their performances which shall be shown in our phase assembly on Monday.

 

Out of school experience to Queens Bowl Ice Rink.

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

To see, feel and experience Science in action in everyday life, you only need to go ice skating...

 

SO THAT'S WHAT WE DID!

 

This provides a perfect opportunity to investigate scientific concepts, such as friction and opposite reactions.

 

Stay tuned and watch this space for video footage of Yr5 and their adventures on the ice!

 

Comments.

 

"I was really nervous at first, but I kept trying and finally I could skate".

Ashley Barnard

 

"I had never been skating before, but this was the best trip ever".

Dave Pike

 

"Fun, Fun, Fun. It was worth seeing the children a little apprehensive at first, then gain their confidence. Would love to do it again ".

Ms Phillips

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English

This term we are using Charles Dickens' "A Christmas carol" as our stimulating text. We will be exploring "Old Literature" and using this as   a platform to develop our writing in a variety of genres including: Formal and informal narratives and  detailed descriptions.  

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS.

 

Interpreting data.

 

 

In maths we are concentrating on and developing our abilities to read, draw and label, interpret data from real life situations such as train or bus times tables.

 

 

I.P.C

The great, the bold and the brave!

 

 

In our topic this term we will be exploring both modern and ancient Rome and Greece. We shall be learning about how these civilisations lived, their cultures, past-times and battles!  

 

Remember, as part of this topic the children will be partaking in a home learning project of mask- making. Please refer to the letter at the end of the page.

 

 

Science

Force

In Science this term, we are investigating and exploring a variety of forces. We have planned an educational "Out of school experience" to coincide with our topic of forces.

Please peruse the "Out of school experience" letter below.

 

 

Computing

Graphic Modelling

During computing lessons the children have been using programs and packages to develop their graphic modelling skills.

This term the children will be learning to play a wind instrument. Orange and Laranja, will be learning to play the Clarinet on a Tuesday afternoon. 

With Orang'e and Komola learning the trumpet on Wednesday afternoons. These sessions will run throughout the year. Children will be given the opportunity to take these instruments home and you will shortly receive a letter outlining this.

Please refer to our newsletter for all the information of learning journey this term.

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Check out Orange class pushing the boundaries of their learning with challenging Maths tasks!

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The Home-learning project for year 5.

Can you support your child using recycled goods to create a mobile solar system?

The children have until the last week of school to complete and bring in their work.

(Wednesday 21/10/15).


Watch this space for photos of the entries  as they are completed...

 

And here are the early entries.

Aren't they just... out of this world? 

   

   

 

  

 

 

Statement of 'British Values' 

 

The Department for Education recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

• democracy

• the rule of law

• individual liberty

• mutual respect

• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’

 

Each school has been asked to publish a statement about how they ensure that pupils are developing a full and balanced understanding.  At William Bellamy Primary School we are proud to represent a number of cultures and faiths and always strive to promote these key aspects of being a well-rounded citizen.

 

Please find attached the School’s statement.

 

If you require any additional information please contact the Headteacher through the school website. 

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