Classes 2019-2020 -

Year 5 @Hewish 2019-20

‘I am still learning.’

Michaelangelo, aged 87.

Welcome to Year Five Hewish!

Keep up with your learning – Year 5 Summer 2020

Google Classroom informationGoogle Classroom Guide for Pupils and Parents PDF

Calling all budding singers – Looking to the rainbow challenge!

Don’t forget to read the help me guide and see the resources attached to get involved in this challenge!

As a Church school we spend time every day in the act of Worship where the whole school comes together as a community in a time to reflect, pray and sing. As a school, we LOVE singing and the children are always enthusiastic about new songs.
I am sure you will have seen many videos being made of choirs singing in isolation in various forms on the news or social media. Each one is wonderful and so we have decided to create a St. Anne’s whole school singing video with a beautiful song which links nicely to the Christian value of HOPE.
The song we have for you to perform is called Looking to the Rainbow. It has been written especially for schools to perform during the Covid-19 lock down by Nick & Becky Drake (Worship for Schools Organisation).

Information for parents, children

Term 5

As we start Term 5 very differently to how we would have liked, remember to keep smiling, stay safe and continue to share your wonderful learning with us via our communication platforms. We really hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weather over the Easter break and spent some time making wonderful memories with your loved ones. We are missing you very much and hope we can return to some form of normality very soon.

Find Mr. Moor on Twitter: Pete Moor @PMoorStAnnes

Term 4

Today, we have sent out a link via email and text asking you for your  permission to create a google classroom account for your child/children. To enable us to provide our children with an online learning platform, we need gather this information as quickly as possible before sending out instructions, guidance and logins to support you with using this if you are a family who is self-isolating or in the event of the possibility of a school closure.  If you have any questions, please speak to your class teacher or Mrs Hardy-Smith.

We found this today: Take a look; it has so much information about our solar system.

Cardboard and water bottle appeal: Please could the children bring in as many cardboard boxes and possible and water bottles for Term 4.

Spellings for Term 4

Week 1 – Testing 28.2.20: amateur, ancient, awkward, criticise, excellent, foreign, pronunciation, symbol, yacht, equipment.

Week 2 – Testing 6.3.20: ancient, science, species, efficient, deficient, glacier, scientists, sufficient, emergencies, inefficient.

Week 3 – Testing 13.3.20: deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, receipt, protein, caffeine, seize, either, neither.

Week 4 – Spelling Assessment – No practice needed.

Week 5 – Testing 27.3.20: Spelling review from the previous weeks assessment. No practice needed.

Week 6 – Testing 3.4.20: bought, fought, thought, ought, sought, nought, brought, wrought, afterthought, thoughtfulness.

Term 4 Week 3

English – Barnaby is still gripping us. We have focused on the space section of the story, further unpicking the use of language. In our other English lessons, we have read suspenseful stories. We have picked apart one called ‘The Caravan’ by Pie Corbett and made notes on how he has used techniques to create suspense.

Maths – Fractions, decimals and percentages are proving a challenge but one we are up for! This week we have looked at real life word problems that involve all the skills we have learned over the previous two weeks.

Science – This week we have learned about Friction. We conducted an experiment to find out which surfaces had the most and least friction. The children are very good at identifying a variable and what else must be kept the same.

RE – This week we looked further at Stations of the Cross. We spoke about what happened to Jesus in the lead up, during and after his death. It was a stark reminder how people who were different in the past were completely vulnerable to those in power. It was a sobering lesson, but made us appreciate Jesus’ sacrifice even more.

PSHE – PSHE has been more uplifting and fun this week. We have learned about the recovery position. All children know the process of what to do if they find someone unconscious (dial 999, check the area/ they are safe) and can put someone in the recovery position. We also found practising this hilarious!

Term 4 Week 2

English – Barnaby’s adventures continue and we do not know what will happen to him next. Now he’s up in space and we’re exploring how the author has described different characters through the use of stereotypes which creates a lighter, more humorous tone. We’ve also started to put together a suspense writing checklist.

Maths – Fractions and decimals have been joined by percentages this week. We’ve looked at our previous learning and used this knowledge to help understand how percentages can fit in too.

Science – Science continues to make us wow and wonder! This week we have tried to explain how gravity works, and why there is less gravity on the moon than there is on Earth. We have learned about the difference between weight and mass.

RE – We have continued to learn about the impact Jesus had on the world. This week we looked at the Stations of the Cross story.

PSHE – Living in a healthy manner continues this week by looking at alcohol. We have looked at the damaging impact alcohol can have on the human body, but also explored the difference alcohol and cigarettes are packaged. The children were very willing to share alcohol stories from the adults they live with!

Term 4 Week 1

English – We continue with Barnaby Brockett and follow his adventures across the globe. We have learned how to spot differences in characters behaviour and why this might be the case. In other English lessons, we have started to learn about suspense writing. We’ve listened to suspenseful music, converted it into an image and will use this to create a story plan in the future.

Maths – Fractions & decimals are next in line to be conquered. We have used our knowledge of fractions and matched them to the equivalent decimals.

Science – Term 4 features science frequently. We kicked the term off by conducting gravity experiments. The children created spinners and measured the time it took for the spinner to hit the floor with different weights attached.

RE – We have started Term 4 by learning about the influence Jesus had and created stain glass window designs to show this.

PSHE – This week we have looked at the choices we have to make as adults. In this lesson, we looked at smoking. We learned about the harmful impact smoking can have on our bodies. All children said they would not smoke as an adult. We also practised saying ‘No thank you, I don’t smoke.’

Term 3 Week 6

English Reading – Barnaby’s life continues to be more impressive each week. This week he is travelling to Canada with his new friend, Charles. We have learned about the characters personalities and have answered questions by going APE (answer, prove, explain).

English – Good is the enemy of great. This week we have been editing our discussion texts, looking to improve the punctuation, identify the active and passive voice and upgrade our vocabulary.

Maths – Our last week on fractions for now has seen Year 5 ramp up their efforts! We have solved many real life problems using fractions, along with mastering adding and subtracting fractions (sometimes in the same sum) when the denominators are not in relating times tables.

PSHE – This week we looked at our dream jobs, then our dream lifestyles and then had to work out how we get there both with qualifications and financially. The children were a little surprised to learn just how much money adults pay in taxes and monthly outgoings.

RE – We have looked at the work of Jesus and how we can gain courage from the stories in the bible.

Term 3 Week 5

English Reading – Barnaby continues his adventures and currently finds himself in New York. This time we learned how to go APE (answer, prove, explain) to back up our theories and opinions.

English – We have started to construct a discussion text based on the moon landing. Year 5 have been putting together both sides of the argument while trying to leave their opinions out of it for now.

Maths – Fraction continue to be conquered. This week we have looked at adding and subtracting, solving word problems involving fractions and began to tackle the issue of different denominators that are not in the same times tables.

Theme – Space continues to baffle our minds. We’ve put together a timeline showing the key events in the space race. We’ve learned how far behind the Soviet Union the USA were before putting a man on the moon!

Term 3 Week 4

English Reading – Barnaby is really seeing the world. This week we used extracts from the book to create artwork showing what we think Joshua’s basement apartment really looks like.

English – We have edited our explanation texts a lot this week. We now have used a variety of Year 5 punctuation to add clarity, meaning and extra information into our sentences.

Maths – We’re not scared of fractions; they’re scared of us! This week we have added 3 fractions with different denominators, looked again at improper fractions and used bar models to help us find fractions of numbers.

Theme – This week we went off plan a little to follow the children’s interests. We created abstract art to depict our knowledge and feelings towards space.

PE – We’ll be walking tightropes by the end of the term as we continue to improve balance through a variety of games.

Term 3 Week 3

English Reading – Barnaby Brockett continues on his journey around the world, desperate to get home. We have used the text to spot pronouns. We also changed a lot of pronouns to characters names and discussed the impact this had on the readers.

English – We have used our knowledge of space to draft an explanation text titled ‘What is in space?’

Maths – We continue to conquer fractions. This week we have looked at adding two fractions when the denominator’s are different!

Theme – We have learned about how the moon came to orbit Earth and its solar cycle.

PE – We have continued improve our fitness, strength and balance through a variety of games.

Term 3 Week 2

RE – This week we have spoken about courage we have used and where it was used in the bible.

English Reading – We’re continuing to follow the life of Barnaby Brockett. We met his class teacher, Mrs. Hooperman-Hall and looked at how the author uses language to create a horrible, disgusting image of a teacher.

English – We have looked at how explanation texts are created and focused on cohesion. We’ve started to box up and plan our own explanation text.

Maths – We practised the four operations everyday this week with our 5-a-day challenge. We’re getting good scores now! Fractions continue to be mastered as we looked at adding and subtracting as well as finding equivalents.

PE – We used each others strength to help us balance in a variety of positions and movements.

Term 3 Week 1

RE – We have introduced our new term value, Courage.

English Reading – We have started our new book ‘The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brockett’. We’ve learned that Barnaby is a boy who, since birth, floats. We’ve looked for how his parents have reacted and found evidence to show there is no love from Barnaby’s parents towards Barnaby.

Maths – Fractions are hard? Never! This week we have looked at what fractions are, which ones are larger and which ones are smaller and we have begun to add them together.

Theme – We have launched (no pun intended) our new theme ‘Where is Space?’. At the moment, we have more questions than answers, but now we know that if the planets were fruit, Mercury would be a raisin. Venus and Earth would be cherry tomatoes. Mars would be a blueberry. Jupiter would be a watermelon. Saturn would be a honeydew melon.  Uranus would be an apple (but we didn’t have an apple so used a tennis ball) and Neptune would be a lime.

PE – We’ve started work on improving our balancing skills. No more wobbling for us!

Term 2 Week 7

RE – We have focused again on the nativity story, asking thoughtful questions which challenge our opinions. We’ve also learned more about Judaism.

English Reading – We have continued looking at Christmas poetry this week.

Maths – Christmas Code breaking has happened this week with some statistics as well.

Theme – We have continued to learn about Christmas around the world. This week we went to Brazil! We have some unusual but fun facts for you!

PE – We finished our volleyball term with some great games. Our catching, teamwork and passing has dramatically improved.

Term 2 Week 6

RE – We have focused on the nativity story.

Maths – We have finished our perimeter and area calculations. We know the difference and can solve problems. We’ve even looked at pricing up carpets to see how much they cost for a room!

English Reading – We have looked at Christmas poetry this week.

Theme – We started learning about Christmas around the world. Ask us how Christmas is celebrated in Japan or India! We might have a few facts that surprise you!

PE – We have continued building our fitness and core strength and fluidity of passing when playing volleyball.

Term 2 Week 5 (Where is this term going!?!)

Spellings for 13.12.19 – dependable, understandable, reasonable, enjoyable, reliable, possible, horrible, terrible, incredible.

RE – This week we have continued to look for compassion in our school.

English Reading – We are reading the final pages of Boy in the Tower. ‘Bleak’ is the best way we can describe our characters situation. We answered questions about our characters, giving quotes, pages numbers and lines to back up our thoughts.

English SPAG – We’re applying our Year 5 punctuation and seeing where we can improve.

English – We have learned about discussion texts and written our own answering the question ‘What was the greatest impact Mayans have had on us?’

Maths – We have calculated the perimeter of tricky compound shapes and moved onto calculating the area as well.

Theme – We’ve continued to learn about the impact the Mayans have had on us.

PE – We’re continuing to improve our fitness, core strength and teamwork in volleyball.

Term 2 Week 4

No spellings were set this week.

RE – This week we have continued learning about and witnessing compassion in our school.

English Reading – Boy in the Tower is getting tense. We’re learning how our characters feelings are changing through their behaviour.

English SPAG – We have consolidated our knowledge of Modal Verbs.

Maths – We’re calculating perimeters of shapes.

Theme – We are looking at which Mayan influence has had the greatest impact on our own lives.

PE – We are working on fluency of movement, positioning and tactics in volleyball.

Term 2 Week 3

Spellings for 29.11.19 – innocence, decent, frequent, emergent, confidence, competence, transparent, eloquence, violent, intelligence.

RE – Compassion has been our focus as we practice our class assembly ready for Monday afternoon.

English Reading  – The Boy in the Tower continues. We learned about Ade’s bravery and we looked at how we could use sentences and punctuation to add impact.

English SPAG – We have learned about modal verbs.

Maths – This week we have divided numbers. We’ve looked at bus stop method but focused in on the mathematics behind carrying a number over.

Theme – We have moved onto learning about the Mayans.

PE – Our cores are strengthening as we are learning exercises to train them. We’re using our new-found strength in volleyball.

Term 2 Week 2

Spellings for 22.11.19 – abundance, brilliance, elegance, extravagance, tolerance, hesitancy, relevancy, vacancy, dominancy, abundancy,

RE – We remembered. On Monday morning we wrote beautiful remembrance poems in honor of those who lost their lives.

English Reading – Boy in the Tower continues to grip us. We have answered questions based on finding evidence in the book, referring to page and line numbers.

English SPAG – : and – have been the focus of this week. Year 5 have learned how and when to : or – in their sentences to add extra information.

Maths – It’s been a tough week, but by Friday we are all feeling relatively comfortable multiplying 3 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Sums such as 234 x 25 seem to be no problem anymore!

Theme – This week we have learned about Palm Oil and the huge, terrible impact it is having on the environment. Year 5’s weren’t happy with this, so we found companies that use Palm Oil and wrote letters to the company headquarters. Lindt Chocolate, Kinder Chocolate, Pot Noodle, Nutella, Krispy Kreme, McVities and Nivea will all be receiving letters in the middle of next week.

PE – Our core strength continues to be challenged and we are developing tactics and teamwork through volleyball.

Term 2 Week 1

Spellings for 15.11.19 – definitely, possibly, probably, frequently, infrequently, occasionally, rarely, certainly, obviously, often.

RE- We have drawn images conjured by readings from The Bible.

English Reading – We have continued reading The Boy in the Tower! We have looked at the difference between what the characters say and think, while trying to decide why they are so different on many occasions.

English SPAG  – Fronted adverbials have helped us to communicate more clearly.

Maths – We have continued looking at multiplication, including putting right the mistakes of others.

Theme- The people, especially in poor communities, have been our focus in Madagascar. We focused on one person from a film we watched called John & we learned about his situation. The children in Year 5 overwhelmingly decided he should take a job which contributes to deforestation.

PE – Volleyball is our new game and we will be working on our core strength to improve our abilities.

Spellings for 8.11.19 – afterwards, immediately, earlier, eventually, previously, finally, recently, yesterday, tomorrow & whilst.

Term 1 Week 6

RE – We continued looking at christian viewpoints by discussing phrases and deciding what both Christians and non-Christians may think.

English Reading  – The Boy in the Tower is superb! We have discovered the chaos is being caused by a new species of plants, called Blutchers. We have found facts about them which we used to create a leaflet informing people of the dangers.

English SPAG – We have looked at adverbs, and how they can change the mood of a simple sentence. We have tried to match up an effective adverb with a verb to work together, creating an engaging sentence.

Maths – This week we have begun our multiplication and division adventure. We have multiplied and divided numbers by 10 (including decimal numbers). We have then looked at multiplying much larger numbers by a single digit and solving brain-teasing problems.

Theme – We have put our designs of Treehouses together. First we worked individually, then in pairs and finally in groups of 4, bringing all our good ideas together.

PE – This week we have improved our reaction and ball skills. We have had a challenge of spinning a ball around our boides 16 times in 20 seconds while always remaining in control.

Term 1 Week 5

RE- This week we have looked at christian viewpoints by learning about Dr. Jennifer Wiseman who is both a devout christian and a senior astrophysicist.

English Reading – The Boy in the Tower continues to grip us. We have many theories which are backed up with evidence from the text.

English SPAG – We have dramatically improved sentences by adding Who, What, Where, When and How.

Maths – Increasing or decreasing? We have looked at two sums and decided how similar they are and if we can use any patterns to work out answers efficiently. For example, if we know 1,356 – 245 = 1,111, then 1,356 – 226 must be 1,110 because the Subtrahend (second number) has decreased by one therefore the answer needs decreasing by one.

Theme – This week we have been artists. Looking at the work from Henri Rousseau, we have tried to recreate his masterpieces using acrylic paint.

PE – We have focused on being fluid when working as a team. We have learned to think about who we will pass to before the ball reaches us. We have also tried to have more than one person in mind so we can make a quick decision based on where the defenders are.


Term 1 Week 4

RE – We have learned about Evolution and how life is thought to have started as a single-cell organism.

English Reading – We have continued reading Boy in the Tower. We practiced again giving our opinions and backing them up with quotes. We have also extended our vocabulary.

Maths – We have looked at part, part, whole models to create sums, which at times has used algebra.

Theme – Our fantastic trip to The Wild Place was a huge success. We learned all about Madagascar and how humans are having a negative impact on the environment.

PE – We are now passing, moving, working as a team and spotting opportunities to score when playing Hand Tennis.

Term 1 Week 3

RE – This week we have learned about how the world was created through Genesis Chapter 1.

English Reading – We have continued reading Boy in the Tower. We have used adjectives to describe the main characters but also used quotes from the text to back up our ideas.

English SPAG – We have continued to spot subordinate clauses.

Maths – We have started adding larger numbers and looked at how other sums can help us. For example, we learned that if 60+60 = 120, then 63+63 has an increase of 6, so the answer must be 126.

Theme – We have discovered where the tropical rainforests of the world are, what they’re called and coloured them in on our world maps. We have also plotted the cities where some climate change protests have happened.

PE – We have focused on encouragement, teamwork and tactics by continuing to play Hand Tennis.

Term 1 Week 2

RE – We have focused on prayer this week and what it means to us. We have also written prayers for lunchtime and hometime. Please feel free to come into our classroom and look at our prayer board to read the children’s prayers.

English Reading – This week we have started our class book, Boy in the Tower. We’ve started following the adventures of main character, Ade. We know something’s not quite right, but we don’t know exactly what just yet!

English SPAG – We’ve worked on spotting and writing different types of sentences, including simple, compound and complex sentences.

Maths – This week we have continued to look at Place Value. We have learned how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

Theme – We have continued our ‘How Green Is Our Planet?’ question by looking at animals and plants close to extinction.

PE – We have learned teamwork and cooperation by playing Hand Tennis.

Term 1 Week 1

English – We have kicked off the year by consolidating and extending our knowledge of verbs. We can now spot an active verb and a being verb. We have also developed our knowledge when finding the subject and object in a sentence.

Maths – We have started with place value, looking at numbers up to and including 100,000. We have practiced writing numbers that use 0 as a place holder (such as 3005). We have also matched visual representation of numbers in many forms to the written numbers.

Theme – We have discussed our inquiry question ‘How Green Is Our Planet?’ by deciding what ‘green’ actually means. We have lots of different ideas at the moment (healthy food, nature, safety) so we will need to narrow our ideas down next week.