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Welcome to Year 5 St Peter

Our Class Saint

St Peter was originally called 'Simon' but Jesus gave him the name Peter which means 'rock' as he wanted Peter to be the 'rock' upon which The Church was founded. St Peter was one of the twelve disciples and spread the word of Christ. His feast day is celebrated on the 29th June and he is the Patron Saint of fishermen, net makers, and ship builders.

"you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." - 1 Peter 2:5

Our Class Value

Year 5's class value is 'Responsibility'.  This value is celebrated in March. 

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Our Teachers

Class Teacher: Ms Knott
Trainee Teacher: Mrs Asghar

Year 5 Learning

Art

Pop Art:
Year 5 have been looking at American culture in their Learning Challenge 'What's so special about the USA?' One of the aspects they looked at in depth was the Pop Art movement with a particular focus on the artist Andy Warhol. Using inspiration from Warhol's pieces, they created their own pop-art style portraits.

English

Shakespeare Biography:
Year 5 have been studying Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' in their English lessons and familiarising themselves with the key moments in the plot. They have also researched the background of the play - both in class and independently - and been looking at the time in which Shakespeare lived. They were able to pick out important events in Shakespeare's life and write a biography using appropriate sub-headings, tone and structure.

Learning Challenge

Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?:
Year 5 have started to look at the Anglo-Saxons and how their life and culture impacted Britain. They have started to look at important events throughout the Saxon reign and have focussed on the first King of the Saxons Alfred The Great. Using a dictogloss activity the children have noted down key facts about King Alfred and his reign.   

What's so special about the USA?:
As part of their Learning Challenge Year 5 have been investigating why the USA is a special place. One of the areas they studied was the President Barack Obama and how he became the United States' first ever black president. They conducted their own research into why Obama was important and presented their findings in a biography.

Maths

Methods for Equations:
Year 5 have been solving mathematical equations and building on their prior learning to assess which methods are best to answer questions. They are able to say whether they would use a method such as long addition or long subtraction or whether they would use a counting on method and explain why they would use these.

Roman Numerals:
The children have been learning about Roman Numerals and are able to identify numerals up to 1,000. They can successfully convert Roman Numerals into our number system and vice versa, and solve problems using the conversion method.

RE

Mary's Story:
In our RE lessons across the school we have been focussing on The Christmas Story. Year 5 have been looking at the key figures in the Nativity and thinking about how each person would feel about the event. They picked a character and wrote a narrative in the first person to describe the thoughts and emotions they would have experienced during the events of the first Christmas.

Christianity Workshop:
The whole school have been learning about the type of different clothing a Priest wears. Year 5 can identify different garments worn by a Priest and talk about what they represent.

Hinduism:
As part of our RE Focus Week the children were visited by Jason from Dharma Mandir to talk about the Hindu faith. Year 5 can recall the key teachings of Hinduism and talk about how Hindus worship.

Science

Soluble Materials:
Year 5 have been carrying out investigations as to whether or not certain materials are soluble in water. They ensured that their test was fair and made predictions as to what would happen when different materials were placed in water. They accurately recorded their results and were able to draw conclusions from their findings.

Writing

Writing, Performing and Editing a Playscript:
As part of their learning about Shakespeare's Macbeth Year 5 have been using the key events of the play to write their own playscript. They can successfully identify the way a playscript is structured when compared with other styles of writing including the use of character names with colons, stage directions and scenery descriptions. They were able to perform extracts of their playscripts to the class and receive feedback from their peers. They used their performances to analyse where their dialogue had been successful and edited the parts of the playscript which needed changing.

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