Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.
Routine and Information
This term our School Talk Topic is: ‘’Celebrating differences’. Can you think about the things that make us similar and different? What is great about that? How can we celebrate each other's uniqueness?
This term our Class Talk Topic is: “Is it right to interfere in foreign affairs?” We will be watching Newsround every day to develop our understanding of current events.We will be trying to answer this question through our 3-week homework projects.
Easter Service (03.04.19)
Well done to all of the school for their efforts in the Easter Service today. Year 5 stood confidently and either read our poem about the Paschal Candle or held up our hand-decorated Paschal Candles. In case you couldn't make it, see below for the poem we read.
The Paschal candle burns out bright,
Shining up the Lenten night,
There are four sections in a line,
Here we will explain them one at a time.
But first, before we explain each part,
We will discuss why this is used at the start,
The candle is lit a week before Easter Sunday,
And a vigil is gathered, where you can pray.
The candle is used to remind us of Christ,
And his life which he sacrificed,
The flame represents the light of the world we call Jesus,
And reminds us of all that he did to please us.
God is shown to be the beginning and the end,
With alpha and omega, Greek letters on which we depend,
In the centre of the candle is the cross,
A reminder of Jesus’ death and our loss.
Five grains of incense adorn the sides,
To represent the wounds of Jesus on that hillside.
And finally, the year is at the base,
To remind us of God’s enduring love in this place.
Cricket Festival (02.04.19)
A big well done to Years 5 and 6 for their effort at the Eynsham Partnership Cricket Festival. Big smiles despite the heavy rain, and some fantastic play from all!
Ashmolean Trip (01.04.19)
Year 5 had a great trip to the Ashmolean, to bring our 'Around the World In 80 Days' topic come to life! We travelled around the world in just 90 minutes. The children had a great time learning about other cultures and taking part in a scavenger hunt. The adults were very impressed with the children's behaviour, with several employees commenting on our mature and polite attitudes across the day! Well done Year 5!
World Book day (07.03.19)
We all had a great day today! It was lovely to see the children dressed up and feeling inspired by their reading books.
We completed fun reading activities, like a reading scavenger hunt, a book character 'Guess Who' game and wrote letters to our favourite authors.
In the afternoon, we made a reading buddy with a Year 1 and shared some of our favourite stories together. We then decorated our potatoes to look like a book character- which was lots of fun!
Year 5/6 Showcase
What an amazing night we had! Thank you to all the children, staff and audience members for a great evening. The children greatly enjoyed showing their work off to the visitors, and we all had great fun devising our gymnastics and circus skills routines.
Snowy Day Activities
Please see the attached snowy day activities. These activities should only be used in the case of a school closure to provide children with some learning opportunities.
Since half term, year 5 have been designing their own science experiments investigating the effects of exercise on heart rate.
Our investigation titles are:
These are the posters we made about the investigations for showcase:
In science this term we have been trying to answer the question, "should governments penalise people for unhealthy lifestyles?"
Have a look at some of our arguments! We took part in a debate where we tried to persuade people to agree with us. We are also writing persuasive letters in our English lessons.
Animals Including Humans
Our topic this term is 'Animals including Humans'. In this topic we have learnt about the circulatory system, how water and nutrients travel through our body and we are planning an investigation looking at heart rate and exercise! Check out our posters about the circulatory system: