Welcome to Year 5!
Mrs Brotherton (Monday - Wednesday)
Mrs Elwen (Wednesday - Friday)
Mrs Mulvey (Teaching Assistant)
We have had a fantastic start and are very excited about the year ahead. All of our children have come back refreshed and ready to learn.
If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office to arrange an appointment or catch us at the end of the day when we are dismissing the class.
We have had a fantastic International Week learning all about South Korea. Firsly, we learnt about the country and its citizens. We looked at pictures of South Korean temples and sketched our own. The highlight of the week was eating South Korean food. Some of us helped to make chicken and vegetable noodle stir fry in a sweet soya and garlic sauce with sesame seeds to garnish. It tasted amazing! We also tried shrimp crisps, sweet potato crisps and kimchi sauce. Some of us thought this tasted lovely and others thought it was too spicy! We wrote our names using the South Korean alphabet; it was very exciting seeing our names written in a different way.
We have had an interesting time learning about Jesse Owens as part of Black History week. His achievements are truly amazing. He won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and the long jump. He broke or equalled nine Olympic records and also set three new world records! He is an inspiration to us all. We created our own pencil sketches of Jesse Owens and our own 1936 Olympic gold medals.
Everyone in Year 5 love Maths so we were all excitedly looking forward to our visit to Mathscity on Wednesday, 2nd November. We weren't disappointed; it was AMAZING! There were thirty practical puzzles which we were able to handle, move around and try to solve. Some were really tricky but together we created unusual patterns, watched mindbending shapes and solved all sorts of problems. The grand finale was when we all worked together to create a Leonardo Dome: we made a huge, curved dome just from straight pieces of wood. It was so big that twenty of us could fit underneath it.
WALK ALONG THE RIVER AIRE
Year 5 had a wonderful morning out of school on Friday, 21st October. As part of our Geography topic, Rivers, we set out for a walk along the River Aire to see Knostrop Lock. This is the point where a stretch of the river is canalised.
We were very lucky because we saw a barge, called Gaynor, which was just about to travel through the lock. The kind lady and gentleman explained what happens to the water levels in a lock when a barge is sailed through one. We saw for ourselves the water level and barge dropping. It was very exciting!