Welcome To Year 5
Welcome to Blossoms' class page
We are Miss Zahid and Mrs Lunat and we are the adults that will be working with you this year.
If you would like to get in touch with us in regards to any questions or queries that you may have, we will be more than happy to help! Please contact us on the following email address:
Introducing Year 5’s Pedagogy Pals, Peace Pals, Planet Pals and School Council. “I look forward to taking on such a big responsibility in school. I will make sure that every voice is heard.”
In music, we are continuing to develop our ukulele skills. We are building on what we learnt last year and creating music using the new techniques from each lesson.
We worked in pairs to research the pros and cons of travelling to the moon as part of our English lessons. We will use this information when writing an exploration narrative.
We worked hard over the holidays to create some lovely posters on Ancient Greece. We look forward to learning more about our new topic.
It is always important that we stay safe online. We created posters to teach others how to use the internet safely. We know who we need to speak to if we have any concerns online.
in English we used drama, role play and hot seating to get a better idea of the Apollo 11 Mission. It was interesting to hear ‘Neil Armstrong’ share his feelings on the moon landing.
Gallery Archive 2022-2023
In maths we have been using the CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach to help us with our learning. We also took part in a workshop for Bradford College students where we used the CPA approach in a maths lesson.
Year 5 & 6 worked together to develop their sending and receiving skills in preparation for their invasion games
Our new Year 5 school councilors look forward to making a difference through kindness, respect and equality. We look forward to seeing the changes that you decide to make!
Earth and Space
Some of the amazing homework projects for our Science unit on Earth and Space.
Fundraising for Pakistan floods
Well done to the Carlton pupils and staff for taking time out at the weekend to help raise funds for the Pakistan floods.
In Topic, we have been learning about Ancient Greece. Here are some of the activities that we have done in class:
- Analysing a range of Greek artefacts and asking questions about them
- Designing and making pots out of clay
- Comparing Athens and Sparta
We are studying forces. For our homework we created our own ramps with different materials to test the friction and how the gradient of a ramp affects a vehicle's speed.
In Art, we researched the impressionist artist Claude Monet. We then created our own paintings in the style of Monet.
"I enjoyed painting Batley Park in the style of Monet."
Year 5 have been focusing on how to stay safe and what to do if you are being bullied. They were visited by a community officer who spoke about the different types of bullying and how to deal with them.
Special Journeys and places
In RE, we have learnt some of the special journeys that people make as part of their religious pilgrimage.
"I visited Makkah which is the holy land for Muslims."
"My special place is Tunisia because my parents were born there and I visit it regularly."
We have been having lots of discussions in P4C. Some of the questions that we have discussed are:
- Is there more happiness or sadness in the world?
- Does the government help us or make life more difficult?
- What would happen if there was no religion?
Oxford December 2022!
As part of our enrichment and wider curriculum, we visited the University of Oxford. It was an amazing trip and we are truly inspired by our visit.
"My favorite part was the workshops where we discussed the power of stories"
"I loved meeting the Oxford University students and finding out how they got there and what they are studying. I aspire to be like them one day."
Reading Month Competitions
Year 5 have been competing to design a new character and write a character description. We can’t wait to read about each others new characters!
World Book Day
Take a look at Year 5’s World Book Day costumes! We are looking forward to sharing our favourite stories this afternoon.
Thank you to Janan for teaching Year 5 all about WWII and bringing in artefacts for us to look at. did you know, there were around 2.5 million soldiers from India and Pakistan who fought for the allies!
Year 5 were introduced to their new instrument for the term. We had so much fun playing games whilst learning about the different types of drums.
Mental Health Matters
Year 5 are raising awareness for #mentalhealthweek by sharing special acts of kindness around school. “The smallest acts of kindness can make the biggest impact.”
Manchester Imperial War Museum
We had an amazing time visiting the Imperial War Museum in Manchester. We began by looking round the museum at the interactive timeline. Our workshop involved making our own documentaries which was so fun. We used phones to record what we wanted to include in our shows. We then went to the poppy memorial before visiting the gift shop. Overall, we had a fantastic day.
Number Day - NSPCC
In year 5, we started number day by thinking of questions linked to the numbers on our clothes. Children then used their knowledge of decimals to teach maths to their peers
To raise awareness for #mentalhealthweek we used dance to portray our feelings and emotions. Thank you to our amazing dance coach for helping us to practice for our dance performances
Year 5 have been using concrete representations to understand the concept of hundredths. Using Base Tens helped us to visualise what a tenth and a hundredth looks like.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
In Year 5, we have been celebrating the year of the rabbit. We created fact files and poems based on why this is the year of the rabbit. In our showcase assembly, we were able to share facts and perform our poems for the school.
Year 5 are on track to learning their class dance in PE. We look forward to watching the final performance during the Carlton Dance Off!
In Year 5 we are starting to explore decimals. We used place value grids to represent different numbers. We will be moving on to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using fractions soon.
World War Two Trenches
In year 5 we are reading Goodnight Mr Tom and learning all about WWII. Here are some of the trenches that we created for homework. We have learnt about why the war began and the lives of both adults and children on the Homefront. We can't wait for our WWII trip in Manchester.
Year 5 have been enjoying their ukulele sessions. They are making excellent progress in their music lessons.
Today we used drama and role play to get a better feel for what explorers might experience as they journey through the rainforest. We even created props to use in our performances.
In Year 5, we have been using maps to locate Rainforests. We noticed that most rainforests are located between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn.
Year 5 have worked hard to create art inspired by the watercolour paintings of King Charles. Did you know he became an avid painter once he decided that photography was not for him!
Art: Henri Rousseau
Today in year 5, we went outside to build an awareness of colour and texture to inspire us when we create our art inspired by Henri Rousseau
A huge thank you to our Year 5 parents for helping us to complete our Mosaics for the Change Project. We can’t wait to see the end result
Year 5 have spent Nurture Week at Carlton taking part in a range of reflective activities including emotional intelligence, a sense of one’s self, and team building activities.
Year 5 displayed excellent teamwork skills during their final activity of nurture week.
Science: Separating mixtures
In Year 5, we have been exploring different ways to separate mixtures including sieving, filtering, using magnets and evaporation. We can’t wait to see how long it takes for the water and sugar to separate using the sun’s heat to evaporate the water!