This was the last Star of the Week and all the Year 5 teachers mentioned how they wish they could have given everyone a star as every child has had a fantastic year and they should be so proud of themselves.
Non-negotiables These are charts that the children use in class so they are clear on what they need to achieve by the end of Year 5.
Spelling list These are the spellings we need to be able to spell within our writing by the end of Year 5.
Curriculum news letters and topic maps
Summer 2 2016/17 Anglo Saxons
Alice Holt – Savage Saxons
On Monday the 3rd of July, Year 5 went to Alice Holt forest (near Farnham).
When we arrived we were introduced to Helen and Jen; they talked us through many Anglo Saxon facts and Year 5 learnt more about the lay-out of an Anglo-Saxon village. We then made our own houses out of lolly pop sticks, we took these into the woods to build our own village and a Thane’s house, which had to be made out of things you can find in the woods (and it had to be much bigger than the other houses). We also had to make a fence to defend the village. After that we all looked at each other’s villages and everyone met the expectations and had listened well.
Then it was time for lunch and after that we played a game called battle fields; the aim of the game was to collect as many resources as you can, without getting tagged by the opposite team. For our last activity we went further into the woods/café and did some beautiful weaving with sticks and wool.
It was a very enjoyable day with lots of learning and fun!
By Oliver and Lily 5C
Frimley Fun Day
On Friday 30th June 2017 we had our Frimley Fun Day. In the morning, each year group ran their own stalls. Year 5 & 6 were in the games area. Year 3 & 4 were on the bottom playground. Some of the games included Chucking chicken; Aim the plane; Hook a duck; How many sweets in the jar; Yucky dip; Skittles; Middle dip; Perfect ping pong; Human fruit machine. The games seemed very popular and the children spent lots of money, which was good because all the money raised goes towards improving our fabulous school.
After the stalls, we had our sports day. Each year group were put into their houses and competed against each other in running and track events. Some of the races were the 80 m hurdles, 80m sprint, the 400 and 600m sprint and girls and boys relays. Everyone tried their hardest and enjoyed taking part. These are the winners and places.
4th was Endurance….3rd was Endeavour 2nd was Argo and 1st was Apollo.
This week as part of our topic Food Glorious Food, we ate our vegetables that we had grown earlier in the year. We grew lots of types of vegetables including radishes, lettuce and lots more. All of the Year 5 classes went down at the same time to pick our vegetables – it was really exciting!
Everyday, in the morning, during the topic, two people from each class went down to water our vegetables so they did not die before we actually went down to eat them. Everybody enjoyed the food, even if it was their first time trying that particular vegetable. Everybody did a very good job!
Year 5 created fantastic science experiments and brought them in to share during science week.
Summer 1 2016/17 Food, Glorious Food
Tuck Shop Take Over
Last half term our topic in Year 5 was Food Glorious Food. As part of this, our Fantastic Finish was to take over the Tuck Shop, and sell healthy snacks. We spent a long time building up to the day considering what we were going to sell, how we were going to make it, how much it would cost us and how much we could sell it for! We worked really hard to think of healthy, yet tasty recipes that would make us lots of money. It was important to make as much profit as we could, as we were going to donate it to The Walk Centre charity.
The children did a great job on the day preparing their food and selling it to other children, and parents after school. We made smoothies, popcorn, fruit skewers, dips, and lots more!
Our Tuck Shop Take Over was a huge success, as we managed to raise over £100 for The Walk Centre! Thank you to everyone who come and bought our delicious, healthy snacks!
Explore Learning Visit
On Thursday 4th May 2017, Explore Learning came to our class to do maths. We were learning about fractions and decimals. To help us become better at them we were given chef booklets, so we could work out how much of each ingredient we needed to make the food.
We started by going around the class and asking 10 people which pizza they would prefer (Pepperoni & Basil, Goat’s cheese & pepper or Ham & mushroom).
After we had done that we worked out how much of each ingredient we needed. For example the Pepperoni & Basil was 500g so then because we needed 1/5 of dough, we had to work out what 1/5 was in grams, so we kept doing that until we had done it with each ingredient.
After we had worked out all of the sums of all 3 pizzas, we went onto the extension which was Muddled Measurement. First of all we had to work the amount of carrots (1/10) in decimals which was 0.1. Then we had to work out what 1/2 was in decimals (0.5) and we did this until we had done all of them.
After that there was a section called Terrific Tiramisu. It was where a top secret recipe for a tiramisu was stolen from the kitchen and we had to work out what each ingredient was in fractions.
Not all of us finished it but we all had a great time trying to work out the questions!
We would like to say ‘Thank you!’ to Explore Learning for giving Year 5 a great time.
By Joseph Bannerman and Carly Fraser, 5C
Year 5 have had a busy half term, not only have they been learning hard but they have also been preparing for their annual Easter Service at St Peter’s Church. We can all say Year 5 made us very proud; It was a fantastic service with amazing singing and acting.
The whole school came to watch, and as always we were proud to be members of Frimley school. The children were fantastically well behaved and the schools singing was joyful enough to bring tears to many eyes.
Year 5 have been getting active during their Maths lessons. Last week we worked on multiplying and dividing whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 as part of our work on converting between different metric measures.
In English, we investigated what happens when instructions are not written precisely. We wrote instructions to make jam sandwiches and then followed these instructions! In some cases, it was messy so we have learnt the importance of clear, well-chosen language when writing for this purpose.
Space Art Exhibition inspired by Peter Thorpe!
Netball Read our latest netball report written by Lauren and Oli in 5C