Welcome to Year 5B Class Page!
The children in Y5B will face many challenges this coming year where we will demonstrate perseverance and resilience, in order to achieve their goals! You will often hear laughing coming from our classroom as we like to have lots of fun! Please check this page regularly to see photos and examples of some of the fantastic work and activities pupils have completed in class. We look forward to working with your children this year!
Miss Brown and Mr Gallagher
Today, we invited the parents into school to finish our History project with a bang! This half term, we have been learning all about the Mayas and their way of life. This morning we decided to look at what the Mayas wear and create our own Maya head dresses and jewellery. All the parents got so involved and I was so impressed with the different creations which were made. Once the children had finished, we took them all in the hall to do a catwalk! Thanks to all the parents that came this morning!
Every week, this class continue to amaze me with their fantastic artistic skills. This week the children had to create thumbnail prints of either amazing houses, creatures or cars. Once they had created their thumbnails, they then decided which was their favourite and drew it on a larger scale. We then experimented painting with water colours. I was so impressed with their final pieces of work!
Today, we have spent a whole day doing outdoor learning activities and what fun we have had. We began the day by making bird kebabs where we had to cut different pieces of food into small pieces and then thread them through a metal wire. Once the children had finished this, we then went out into our forest school area and the children decided where to hang their final pieces from.
After this, the children then found some sticks and we then brought them back to the classroom to create their own wind chimes. The children tied the three sticks together using wool and then they were allowed to paint them to make them look beautiful. Finally, we then took the children out into our forest school area to hang them to the trees. Go and take a look at some of the wonderful creations the children have produced! I was very impressed!
The children in Year 5 have been learning the lyrics to 'The Greatest Sew' for our Harvest Festival both in school and at St Chad's Church. They sang the song beautifully and I'm sure the parents were just as impressed at how brilliant they were as we were.
This week in fine motor the children have been watching clips from different artists drawing and then copied what they did. I was so impressed by their drawings that I think they would be worth money in an art gallery!
Sport for champions visit!
Today, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from a world class athlete called David who competes in the high jump. We participated in a tough circuit this morning, which tested our fitness levels, and then listened to David talk about himself and how he became an athlete in our whole school assembly!
Book People Bus
This week in school we were lucky enough to have the book bus come and visit us. Each class had the opportunity to go have a look and buy some books. There was a wide selection avaliable and the children loved it!
Today, Monday 7th October, we had Danny from Kidscape come into our class and do a workshop with us. The focus of this workshop was based around bullying and how we could prevent this from happening and what we could do if we were being targeted. The children participated in many different activities which linked to bullying and really enjoyed the morning. Take a look at some of our photos!
Reading for Pleasure
In Year 5, we encourage the children to read for pleasure on a daily basis. The children love getting comfortable and always get so gripped into their books.
Maths- Decimal points
This week, in Maths, we have been ordering, adding and subtracting decimal points and then using our reasoning skills to to prove whether someone is correct or incorrect. The children have all worked incredibly hard and I was so impressed!
Science- Solar System
This week in Science, we were focusing on understanding that the earth and planets are spherical bodies and gained an understanding of their size in relation to the sun. We went outside and created our own inflatable Solar System and had lots of fun!
On Monday, Year 5 went to Gateshead Library to choose and read books. Everyone got to chose a fantastic book and we all rushed back to school so we could start reading them!
Art- A Walking Line
This week, in Art, the children have been looking at the artist Paul Klee who once said that, “a drawing is simply a line going for a walk”. I asked the children the following questions linked to Paul's work.
They were able to use their skills to answers these questions effectively based on Paul's work. Then, the children were given a piece of lace and had the chance to draw their own lines thinking carefully about how to change the tone. I was very impressed with the work they produced.
Ancient Mayan Workshop
Jo Baths, from Zoetrope Histories, led Year 5 on a tour of the Ancient Mayan civilisation. They learnt all about their food, clothing and strange customs, including human sacrifice to please their gods and all had a chuckle as Miss Brown was dressed as a Maya Priestess. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt lots in the process.
Mr Parkin, our music specialist, has been in this week teaching us how to play the guitar. We learnt a bit about tuning our guitars and then learnt different chords. Mr Gallagher thought we sounded amazing!
Me, Myself and I
What a first week back we've had! We have been spending time this week on our Art project, 'Me, Myself and I' to get to know each other. We began by using shaving foam, different food colouring and mixed it all together create a mosaic background. After that, the children then used mirrors to create self portraits by using different sketching and shading techniques. Following on from this, the children drew their favourite things to do and thought carefully about how to create different tones with the colouring pencils. We had lots of fun! Take a look at a few examples of our fantastic work!