A fantastic 96 out of 96 in an unbelievable times of 3 minutes 14 seconds! Well done 👍🏻
Congratulations to our Spring A spelling champion. Well done!
Year 5 participated in a local art project to celebrate 100 years since women got the vote.
Jenny, Cristina and Naomi -artists from an arts organisation based at Edge Hill Station -visited our classes and we looked at issues such as gender inequality, universal suffrage, gender stereotypes and democracy.
The UK government is a representative democracy and usually has a general election every five years. The main two political parties in the UK are Conservative and Labour.
What is Democracy?
Living in a democracy means that the people in a country get to take part in the decisions made by their government - they are able to have a say in how their country is governed.
In the past it used to be the case that only men, or even just rich men, could take part in the decisions of a government.
Nowadays, we accept that everyone should have a say in democracy and usually the only condition is that you have to be above a certain age (18).
What is Equality?
People in the world are not all treated the same. A truly equal society in one where everyone is treated and valued the same despite their race, culture, sex, age, wealth or religion.
It can be difficult to fully describe what equality means. However, there are three main areas where equality is usually seen as most important. They are:
Rights - these .are things that everyone should be allowed to do if they want to. They include things like being able to vote, speak freely and own property.
Opportunities - these are the chances that people have to do certain things, such as getting an education and getting a job.
Status - this concerns how people are viewed in society. Everyone in a society should be considered to be equal to everyone else - no person should be better or worse than another person simply because of their race, sex, religion, age or wealth.
Year 5 Christmas 2017 Spelling Champion
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS: ALL IN ONE LESSON!
Forces: aerodynamics in 5M!
5M investigated how changing the size of the rotors on a ‘spinner’ might affect the speed at which it floats to the ground. They discovered that the ‘spinner’ with the larger rotors was slower to hit the ground than the one with the smaller rotors. We talked about how the larger rotors had a bigger surface area for air resistance to act upon, therefore it floated more slowly to the ground. Gravity pulled both spinners equally but the spinner with the smaller rotors had less air resistance and hit the ground first
Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo would be proud of you, 5M 😁
Hello 5B. As promised, here is our Class Christmas presentation. Please learn your lines!
Congratulations to our first ‘Times Table Challenge’ winners of this academic year. Well done! 😁 🎓 🏆
Our Latest Year 5 Spelling Champion!
Ancient Greek Activities at CHET 😄
Year 5 had a fantastic day on the final day before Autumn half term at Crosby Hall Educational Trust.
The children took part in activities connected to our art and history topic, Ancient Greece. They made Ancient Greek pottery; searched for Greek Gods in the woods and made Greek photograms in CHET’s photo development laboratory. Awesome! 😄
Food Tech Day 😁 Healthy Pizzas 🍕 yum!
5M made some nutritious, delicious, scrumptious pizzas 🍕 The ingredients were healthy as well.
5M African Drumming
5M ‘Beat that Djembe!’ 😁🥁
5M had a brilliant time playing their Djembe drums. Adam, taught 5M some brilliant African drumming techniques 😁
5M Heritage Workshop
Following on from our history trail through, Liverpool, Curtis returned for a workshop to hear some of the childrens’ stories about how their families came to live in our amazing city. We listened as the children explained how their families had travelled from places such as Ghana, Somalia, Quatar, Yemen, Holland, Romania, The Czech Republic, Iraq and even Manchester to settle in Liverpool. More workshops will be held and the children will be producing some work that will eventually be displayed at an exhibition later in the year. Watch this space!
5M Liverpool History Trail
Our intrepid band of historians from 5M didn’t let a rainy and cold Autumn day put them off finding out how people from all over the World came to settle in, Liverpool! Our guide, Curtis Watt, took us on a journey through time, exploring how Liverpool has evolved from a village into one of the most vibrant and dynamic port cities in the World. From the amazing Chinese Arch (a gift from our Chinese Sister City, Shanghai) through to the first dock, visible from a viewing window in Liverpool One, the children were taken on a journey through time, celebrating our rich shared heritage and diversity.
5M’s Forces Investigation
Sir Isaac Newton would have been proud of 5M! Their ‘Ball Drop’ investigation allowed them to see how balls of the same size and shape would hit the ground simultaneously even though their mass / weight was different!
5M - Art - History - Post War Britain - Carnaby Street - WOW! What a fantastic display!
Well done children and thank you so much Mrs Young, Miss Boardman, Miss Amos, Mrs Marlow, Miss Keenan and Mrs Smith - Yeh Baby! It's just like being on Carnaby Street! 😀 🌺🌷🌹💐
5M - Science - Lifecycles - Lifecycle of a Butterfly - Our hungry caterpillars are getting bigger! 🐛 😀
5M - Science - Lifecycles - Salty Seeds 🌿😀
A performance of 'El Dorado' from 5M
BBC Terrific Scientific
5M had a really good time testing their tastebuds for the BBC's 'Terrific Scientific' 😀
Our First Spelling Champion of 2017
Congratulations! Our first spelling champion in 2017. Well done!
Christmas 2016 Year 5 Times Table Challenge winner.
Well done! This is our Christmas, 2016, Times Table Champion Winner. Fantastic!
Year 5 Christmas 2016 Spelling Champion.
Guess who won our Christmas, 2016 spelling competition after a tremendously hard fought battle with children from 5B and 5M! What makes her victory even more amazing is the fact that she has only been in this country for a short while! Amazing!
Year 5 Parents Afternoon
The parents came in to see one of our lessons today. We were learning about gears, pulleys and levers in our science topic (forces). The parents helped us to make working models to show how gears and pulleys work. We then had a round of 'Time Tables Challenge' and 'Hit the Button' to round the afternoon off nicely.
Thanks to everyone who came in on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
3 D Modelling at the Lowry
Year 5 Spelling Finalists, Autumn, 2016
Ten children achieved a maximum score of 40/40 in our spelling test. This was a tremendous achievement as the spellings were not easy. Some other children got over 30 which was also very good. Hopefully, the children who did not do as well will be inspired by the children who got 40/40 and they too will challenge for our next year 5 title.
Our Year 5 Autumn, 2016 Spelling Champion. Well Done!
5M making some scrumptious, delicious, nutritious wraps with 'Absolutely Catering'
Look at the standard of work in
Well done for this amazing work!
In science we have been looking at forces. We made boats and tested their buoyancy.
Science: We made paper spinners and gliders to demonstrate air resistance.
Science: Using Force Meters to measure friction.
5M - 6th July 2016
As part of our History topic 'What can we learn about the past from studying the life of .....John Lennon?'
we examined the period 1940-1980.
When we reached the 1960's we dressed up as Flower Power Hippies and celebrated with a live Beatles concert.
It wasGroovy Man!
We danced our socks off!
5M - Little Red Riding Hood
A film by Sparrowhawk group from 5M
We were challenged to produce a performance of Little Red Riding Hood. We decided to make a short film.
We performed this for Poetry Week.
On Friday 20th May 2016 Class 5B are visiting St Bridgets Church as part of our RE studies. Photographs will be online on Friday!
REMINDER! The deadline for our poetry competition is Friday 25th May 2016. Get your entries in as soon as possible.
Remember that our spelling competition will take place the first week back after half term. You will be tested on the forty words we have looked at this half term. In the case of a tie-break we will use random words from the dictionary.
Who will be our Year 5 Spelling Master?