Year 5 Poplar Mrs Machin
For our first PURPLE time reward he made chocolate chip cookies and decorated biscuits with icing and Hallowe'en decorations. Our next PURPLE time reward is a film and popcorn. We have lots of other experiences yet to come.
Each week we celebrate our 'Star of the Week' which is announced in assembly. Our teacher looks closely at our behaviour, work and attitude to decide who encompasses the quality that week. Postcards are sent home and our photo and name is displayed in the classroom for everyone who visits to see. I wonder who it will be next?
Having a good grasp of multiplication and the related division facts is very important. Every day we deepen our understanding of our times tables by doing different activities and through learning them at home. We are all aiming to achieve a 'Gold' level of understanding and recall by February half-term. Can we do it? Yes we can!
Detailed below is the links to the planning that is administered and taught in Year 5 Poplar class.
Proud of their work
Here are some of the best pieces of work from the children and detail about what they have been learning in this academic block.
In Year 5 we are currently learning about World War Two. During the term, this theme has influenced all areas of the curriculum. For example:
- We have written letters and diaries as an evacuee
- We have created silhouette landscapes of Coventry Cathedral the night it was destroyed in a bombing raid upon the city
- We have created a model of a garden complete with an Anderson shelter and a Dig For Victory vegetable patch
- We have read 'Blitz'by Robert Westall, 'Rose Blanche' by Roberto Innocenti and are currently reading 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian
- We have written a fictional biography based upon the experiences of Jospeh Robertson who was an American soldier fighting in the Battle of the Bulge
|This group were empowered from their prior learning about Anderson shelters therefore they were able to plan, design and make a wartime garden. Each group's work was unique and Mrs Machin was very impressed with the levels of support that the class were giving each other.|
Tuesday 18th June 2018 , every year group go to the libary once every week.They are allowed to pick any 2 books inside the lilbary , you can get 3 diffrent types of books what are non- fiction, Chapter books and picture books . As the higher class, all of our class pick higher zpd.If we have any more time we all relax in the library and read .Ithink everone enjoys going to the library .
Today year 5 have been doing science and we're doing space still ,so to test our minds we did a quiz on space we got 3/5 but me and my partner got them alright.
Tueday 5th June 2018, we went outside to do science experiment.We did it to find out would it make a different the higher the metor the the bigger the crater.The answer was no it didnt much diffrence with the height(20cm,50cm,70cm and 100cm).I think all of us have a greater time doing experiments outside more than being inside writing.We all had a great time doing the experiment and hope we ndo more experiments.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018, we learnt about space outside.We went outside and did some tests.Like how many times we can jump in 30 seconds or how long can we balance on one leg. We learnt that in space that the astronaut have to work out in the rocket thus the muscles we keep active.We all had a great outside : we hope we do more things like tat in the future.
Our trip to the park
On the 18th May we went to the park for our PURPLE time.
Before we went we finished off our sewing from Monday.
When we go to the park we played football and went on the gym equipment.
Tuesday 18th May 2018, we learnt about space.We learnt about that the Moon orbits the Earth in 28.3 days (or Lunor month).We had some Biscuits what had some cream on : we scraped some cream of and showed different phrases of the Moon. We all had a great time. Hope we do something like this again.
Today, we did some maths works about shapes. It wasn't easy . It gave a challenge and we used each others knowledge to figure out the question.
rounders in P.E
On a Wednesday, year 5 do P.E and we are doing rounders and athletics.On Wednesday, poplar are going up the mound doing relay races up there for athletics. In rounders poplar do boys verse girls but this week we're doing girls mixed with boys and boys mixed with girls.
Last week, poplar had a choice over the easter holidays to make a space project. Not every body made a project but some of them were amazing.
Me and my friend Holly made powerpoints about space and Mrs Machin thought they were very good. Katja and Jessica made great projects. Katja's project was about Orion and Jessica's project was a model space station. Lily's project is a papier mache solar system and she has used polystyrene eggs for the little planets and the very good part about her project is that she has used lights for stars.
Tuesday 1st May, we did guided reading in groups.And read a chapter of a Book(Wolf Brother). We took turns in reading a bit and switched reader and helped each other to make us better learners.All of us enjoyed it and we will hopefully do it again.
Last Friday Poplar created Mayan masks and we are able to paint them. It was very fun and some of the masks were very bright and colourful.
Some of the Masks were broken so Mrs Machin said she will glue them back together for us.