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Nightingale Academy

Minster C of E Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God

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Year 5

                 2019-2020

 

Our Year 5 Home Learning

Hi everyone! Welcome to Term 5. To help us stay connected, we have set up another padlet where you can share any home learning you feel proud of. You will need a password for this as you will be sharing your work. The password will be emailed today. 

Our Year 5 Book Recommendations

 

Week beginning 16.3.20

This week we have been finishing our Tim Peake biographies and creating portraits of British astronauts Tim Peake and Helen Sharman in the style of Picasso. You can see some of our wonderful artwork on display in the classroom below. 

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Week beginning 16.3.2020

This week we wrote about the books we are currently reading, describing what they are about and what we are most enjoying about them as well as who we would recommend them to. We then shared our books with our learning partners and more widely within the class. It is great to find out what we are all reading as we find many more books that we might enjoy. 

In history, we have been learning about space travel and the space race. We worked in teams to order events in space travel to create a time line. We then focused on the space race, exploring who was involved and when it began. After watching videos of John F Kennedy's speeches about sending a man to the moon, we considered why it was so important to send a man to the moon and why it was important to America to be the first to do so. 
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Week beginning - 2/3/2020
On Friday, we gathered together in the hall to share our class poems that we had written this week in response to the Michael Rosen poem, 'No Breathing'. We also shared the artwork we created to go alongside our class poems. The children performed their poems fantastically well and they were received with lots of laughter! smiley
Turquoise class' poem and artwork
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Purple class' poem
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Well done for all the amazing book character costumes. We have thoroughly enjoyed guessing who each person is dressed as and being someone different for a day. We were also lucky enough to listen to Martyn Harvey (a local author) reading his new book, 'The Boy with the Saucepan Hat' and talking about how he became an author and illustrator. 
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As part of our book week celebrations, Year 5 pupils thoroughly enjoyed reading to children from their buddy class. Stories were shared and friends were made. A great time was had by all and staff were really impressed with how well the Year 5 children read with expression and enthusiasm. smiley 
Year 5 had a fantastic afternoon journeying into space and learning about the stars and planets in our night sky. They asked some great questions and will be able to take their new learning forward to support them with our new topic 'Stargazers'. smiley

Week Beginning - 20/01/20

 

Year 5 took part in STEM day today and they loved it! Firstly, the children looked amazing dressed as engineers and scientists.

In the beginning of the day, the children were given a chemistry masterclass from a team of chemists from Pfizer's. Amongst other moments, there were explosions, colour changing liquids and rockets flying. It was very impressive and inspiring.

 

Today the children learnt all about the spread of bacteria and how we can prevent this with good hygiene. They learnt the importance of thorough hand washing, preventing cross contamination by using different utensils and chopping boards, as well as other hygiene rules. They implemented these when they made their medieval ginger sweets this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed their delicious delicacies.

 

Finally, the children made a prediction as to which areas of the classroom they believed would harbour the highest levels of bacteria. The children have taken swabs from these areas using bread and are going to watch the bacteria develop over the coming days.

 

It was a superb STEM day.

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Week Beginning - 9/12/19

On Friday we wore our Christmas jumpers to school for Christmas Jumper Day to help raise funds for Save the Children in the UK. It was also a special French day and in Year 5 we had lots of fun taking part in a French quiz in the ICT suit; writing our Christmas list in French; writing a letter to Santa in French and learning the names of shapes in French. We also designed our own Christmas cards using shapes, then described the number of each shape used in French. We even wrote the messages inside our cards in French. Here are a few of our fantastic Christmas card designs (and Christmas jumpers). 

Week beginning - 2/12/19

This week the winners of the semi-final for the ROAR project took their world changing idea to the final in Sussex. The children were absolutely amazing when pitching their product to judges. Our local Lions representatives, who attended the event, emailed to say, "A fabulous effort and brilliant presentation. Your school should be so proud of them..... Thanet Lions were proud to be associated with them." Well done girls, you really were a credit to the school and you are winners in our eyes! 

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In maths, we have been learning how to calculate the area of shapes. We applied our learning on Tuesday by measuring the length and width of different zones on the playground before calculating the area of each zone. 

Week beginning - 25/11/19

This week we had great fun at a special indoor athletic event that all children in Key Stage 2 participated in. 

Week beginning - 18/11/19

This week, in our English lessons, we have been finding out lots of facts about gold as part of our quest to find gold and gems on Alchemy Island. We conducted research to answer our questions using ipads and texts. Later in the week, we used our research to plan and write non-chronological reports and next week we will be using Microsoft Publisher to redraft and present our reports for the Chief Alchemist on Alchemy Island. 

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Week beginning - 11/11/19

This week has been a very busy and exciting week. We started the week off investigating lots of mysterious samples sent by the chief alchemist on Alchemy Island. We tested the properties of each sample to learn more about them and try to work out what they were made from. 

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In spelling this week we worked in pairs to investigate the root words for words ending in the suffix -ity and how the spelling of the root word changes when we add this suffix. 
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On Friday we held our ROAR semi-finals and Mr McCarthy, along with members of the Lions, had the difficult task of selecting our finalists who will enter the ROAR final in December. There were so many fantastic ideas and the judges were very impressed with how innovative the children's ideas were and how confident the children were when delivering their pitches. The winners were the HPP (The Helpful Plastic Picker) and the runners up were the Air Carer (a filter for exhaust and factory fumes) and The Powerful Plastic Picker. Well done to all of the children for the incredible effort and teamwork that went in to creating every element of their pitches. You are ALL winners! 
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Week Beginning 4/11/19

This week the children enjoyed completing their ROAR project prototypes; writing a jingle and writing their persuasive pitch. We are looking forward to hearing their pitches as a year group on Monday next week and selecting our semi finalists. Mr McCarthy will be listening to the semi finalists' pitches next Friday and selecting our finalists. So watch this space to find out more next week smiley

Week Beginning 28/10/19

This week the children have been creating their own inventions to solve a world problem as part of the ROAR project. The ROAR project is a schools idea competition created by Lions Clubs International and the ideas company 7billionideas. It aims to unlock the creative spirit in every child by giving them the time to imagine and develop ideas that could change the world! So far the children have designed their own invention; created a poster and slogan to advertise it and have started to create a prototype from recyclable materials. It's been great fun! Below are a few photos of children making their prototypes - more to follow next week. smiley

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We also voted for our school council  members this week. The children who wrote and presented their manifestos were absolutely fantastic! Their speeches were thoughtful, well written and very persuasive. It made the task of voting very difficult indeed. We were also incredibly proud of how brave the children were in presenting their manifestos to their class. They spoke with clarity and confidence - potential leaders of the future!  

Week Beginning 14/10/19

This week in DT we designed, constructed and evaluated our own drop rides using our knowledge of mechanisms and forces. We had great fun and nearly all the test people landed safely smiley The children worked so well in their teams and demonstrated the Minster learning values fantastically well. We were particularly impressed with the children's independence and resilience. 

This week in Science the children have explored the effects of air resistance and gravity. We also investigated the relationship between the weight and mass of objects. We learnt that Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity and so we measure the weight of objects using a newton meter in newtons. We measured the mass and weight of objects then looked for patterns in our results. We discovered that for every 100g of mass, gravity exerts a force of 1N. 
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Week Beginning 07/10/19

This week in Science we have been investigating the effects of water resistance, buoyancy and gravity on boats. We conducted investigations to find out how to make objects streamlined to reduce the effects of water resistance so they can travel through water quickly. We have also investigated how surface area affects buoyancy. 

Week Beginning 30/9/19

This week we visited the book fair and enjoyed spending time reading the books. The children are also really enjoying reading our class book 'The London Eye' and have been sharing their own book recommendations in the mystery or detective story genre. 

Week Beginning 23/9/19

Year 5 visited Dreamland today as part of their Scream Machine topic. They were given a talk by the Head of Operations, who taught the children so much about the history of the park and particularly the Scenic Railway. The children learnt about its construction and all the forces that can be felt on the ride, including potential. The children also learnt about potential energy and kinetic energy.

Year 5 the chance to talk to an engineer who taught the children about how the Dreamland Dropper works, as the children will be designing and making a prototype of their own drop tower ride. Did you know that the Dreamland dropper is 38m tall and the area you sit in is called a gondola? The children also enjoyed experiencing the gravity and air resistance on The Gallopers, The chair-o-plane andf The Speed Way.

It was an exciting day and the children will continue with their learning from this over the coming weeks.

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Week beginning 16/9/19

In maths we have been learning about the place value of digits in 5-digit numbers, rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 then comparing and ordering. On Wednesday we played a fun place value game with our learning partners to practise comparing numbers up to 100, 000.

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Week beginning 9/9/19

In our reading lessons this week, we started reading a new class text called, 'The London Eye Mystery'. We looked at the front cover and read the first chapter then tried to make predictions about what might happen in the story. We also explored language features and how language choices impact on the reader's understanding.

We also started our new Cornerstone's topic, 'Scream Machine', which we kicked off by riding our very own Minster rollercoaster. In Geography, we located different theme parks in the UK and planned routes to get there.

 

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Welcome to Year 5! We had a wonderful first week back and spent the afternoons exploring the Minster Christian Foundations of Creation, Justice, Love, Peace and Forgiveness. On Wednesday afternoon, we baked and decorated cookies for our Christian Ambassadors to deliver to people living in Rivers Court as an act of kindness linked with our Christian Foundation of Love. They were very gratefully received smiley

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Willows Academy Trust

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