We had a wonderful time exploring Ancient Egypt today with Rob from Theatre Workshop who used history and drama to teach us all about the Nile, mummification, Egyptian people and animals, Howard Carter and more! The workshop really developed our understanding of the topic and we are excited to continue our learning!
Today, we planned a science experiment to discover the best electrical conductors. We used circuits to see which material acted as the best conductor. We added different materials to our circuit; when the bulb shone brightly we concluded that the material was a good electrical conductor; poor conductors meant that the bulb was dimly lit […]
We have used our creativity and teamwork to develop games and sporting activities that we could lead. We had a carousel of equipment and invented different ways to use it. We then explained and modelled our games/ activities to the class who offered ‘what went well’ and ‘even better if’ advice. Finally, we played the […]
We explored the story of Moses using clips from the film: Prince of Egypt, to discover what the Bible teaches us about loss. We discussed how Jochabed felt when putting her son in the Nile and the pain of her loss; we thought about how/why it was maybe necessary for the greater good. We then […]
We did a fair test science experiment to explore which materials make good insulators which would be good for a sarcophagus. We kept ice in different bowls: plastic, glass, wood, metal, paper and porcelain. Every 5 minutes, we measured how much the ice had melted. The best insulator was the wooden bowl so we decided […]
We explored homophones using different spelling, reading and vocabulary tasks: word hunt (find homophones within our class text); spelling battleships; edit and improving a paragraph written with incorrect homophones; qqt; homophones snap and spelling shed.
In history, we used an atlas to identify the locations of the world’s largest rivers. We learned about the journey of a river and labelled the parts; we used our coordinates and compass to answer questions. We then discussed the role and importance of the river Nile for ancient Egyptians. Finally, we made our […]
We have been exploring conversion. We converted mm into cm; m into km; ml into L; g into kg and so on! We first decided if the unit of measure was greater or smaller than the measure we were changing it into; we used our ant and eagle rhyme to decide if we […]
We have explored Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees. We used our research and findings to create persuasive adverts to encourage people to support endangered animals, chimps in particular. We then used green screen and iMovie to film and edit our own news reports. Take a look at our fabulous adverts!
Today, we explored food from South America and had the chance to prepare and eat some delicious guacamole and nachos. We chopped the ingredients on our own, ensured that we worked hygienically and of course safely! We all tried the guacamole that we worked as a team to make. Most of us loved the new […]
Today, we learned how to add and subtract fractions using a new method:the butterfly! We carefully followed the steps and whizzed through our tricky maths questions. Take a look at our learning below; Alice has also created a video explaining how to use the butterfly method!
We used an atlas to explore the countries and rivers in South America. We labelled them on a map and then created a fact file about our chosen South American country! Using our research about the Amazon and our guided reading, we wrote a non-chronological report about the river, wildlife or tribe found in the […]
We used a range of resources: quisinere, numicon, lego and diagrams to explore and explain improper fractions and mixed numbers. We learned that you can convert improper fractions into a mixed number by dividing by the denominator and you can convert mixed numbers into an improper fraction by multiplying the denominator by the whole number […]
In science, we explored the different parts of a perfect flower (a flower which has both female and male parts). We discovered that some flowers use sexual reproduction to create seeds. We dissected a flower and discussed which parts were male and which were female. We then created our own flower artwork and recalled all […]
During multi-faith day, we explored new religions and compared them to other faiths. We compared Judaism, Islam and Christianity using a vent diagram; through our discussions and table, we noticed that these religions were extremely similar and shared many teachings. Then we explored Buddhism and how Siddhartha became a Buddha after searching for a way […]
We had a fantastic day celebrating world book day in Y5. We completed an array of Mr Men themed activities and looked wonderful in our Mr Men/ little miss costumes. We drew Mr Men using only 2D shapes; we created a Mr Men synonym booklet; we read and swapped books with Y6; we watched Mr […]
We explored the different phases of the moon using a variety of resources: Oreo biscuits, polystyrene balls, a balloon and torch and the internet. We discovered that half of the moon is always lit by the sun however as it orbits the Earth its appearance changes because we cannot always see the half that is […]
We had a fantastic time at the Oldham Gallery. We explored the industrialisation of Oldham during the 1800s. We then explored famous people and artwork from Oldham. Finally, we became artists and created a panorama similar to the one we explored in the gallery. Take a look at our learning:
In gymnastics, we explored different balances with partners. We then combined our rolls, jump and balance work to create a mirrored floor piece with our partner. Have a look at our amazing performances to the song ‘Reflection’ from Mulan:
We used toilet roll to map out how far each planet is from the sun. Mercury was 1 piece of toilet roll which represented 57,910,000km. Neptune was 76.3 pieces of toilet paper which equated to 4,504,000,000km. We used our place value knowledge to read these huge numbers. We then explored how the planets move in […]
In our assembly, we were visited by Ellen Wheedon from Oldham Council who introduced us to key vocabulary and the concept of radicalisation through the Star Wars story. This is a reflection completed by Zara in Year 5.
We have learned about the planets in our solar system. First, we built a rocket to take us to the planets and conducted a fair test. We wrote instructions about how to make a fizzy bottle rocket. Then we explored facts all about the planets and made fact files to convey our learning.
We had a fantastic time exploring our local area: Uppermill and Lydgate. We all powered through, despite the weather, with big smiles and found clues linked to Uppermill. Overall, a wonderful day with a rich bank of learning, problem solving, physical activity and team work.
Spellings for 18.01.2019 1. dependable 2. comfortable 3. understandable 4. reasonable 5. enjoyable 6. reliable 7. possible 8. horrible 9. terrible 10. incredible For help when practicing your spellings visit the spelling shed app as an activity has been set.
As part of our computing, we have been exploring movies and camera angles. We analysed the movie ‘Polar Express’ and the camera shots chosen by the director. We then planned, filmed and performed in our own Christmas video! We hope you enjoy it:
We had a wonderful day celebrating the end of our topic: the Victorians. We have learned so much over the past term and were able to answer all of our initial knowledge harvest questions. Today we learned how to write like a Victorian; we made Victorian toys: a paper banger, cup and ball and illusion […]
In Year 5, we worked as a team to design and create a Victorian room. Each room was put together to create a Victorian doll house. We were all super proud of our efforts and achievements. Take a look at the amazing rooms below!
Today KS2 became internet legends. We explored the 4 islands of interland and learned how to be sharp, alert, secure, kind and brave online. We had a great assembly are we are all looking forward to exploring interland for ourselves! Take a look at our learning:
Today we explored poo from the past to discover what different civilisations ate. We found out Roman ate: olives, grapes, bread and melon; Vikings ate: mussels, bread, peas, cherries and mushrooms and Victorians ate: cheese, bread, carrots, peas, oats and cherries. We had a lot of disgusting fun!
In the modern technological era, it can be difficult to know how best to ensure our children are safe and confident online. With this in mind Digiworld have come up with a fantastic website to build these skills in a fun and interactive way. Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 […]
Today, we remembered those who fought in the war and gave thanks for their bravery. We wrote prayers based on our thoughts and feelings. We explored Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce et decorum est’ and Jessie Pope’s poem ‘No!’ We then created black out poems using these poems. We also made agamograph artwork. Here are some […]
over the half term, we have learned many variations of netball: Hi 5, netball, islands. We also explored how people play netball with a disability. Here are some photos. We also did. Roman numeral relay for our warm up! !
Spellings for 09.11.2018 1. delicious 2. atrocious 3. conscious 4. ferocious 5. gracious 6. luscious 7. malicious 8. precious 9. spacious 10. suspicious For help when practicing your spellings visit the spelling shed app as an activity has been set.
Spellings for 26.10.2018 1. ambitious 2. infectious 3. fictitious 4. nutritious 5. repetitious 6. amphibious 7. curious 8. devious 9. notorious 10. obvious For help when practicing your spellings visit the spelling shed app as an activity has been set.
On no pens day, we explored a famous Victorian inventor: Elijah McCoy. We discovered how he fought through racial barriers and went on to invent 57 new products. We then created our own version of a moving toy influenced by Elijah McCoy.
We had a wonderful day celebrating world peace and the 70th birthday of the human rights declaration. We created our own peace tree, we discussed peace and peaceful role models (like Malala), we wrote our own prayers and poems for peace and explored human rights in the Victorian times. We created a song about human […]
In English, we have been exploring the novel “Street Child”. We have used blooms questions to develop our understanding of the text and key events. We have also used drama techniques to put ourselves in the position of key characters. This week, we have used the speech sandwich to create a dialogue between two […]
Since returning back to school, we have been exploring place value in year 5. We haven’t learned how to read numbers to 100 million! We have made them with concrete equipment and have ordered and compared numbers.
We had a fantastic week exploring Mexico and celebrating the World Cup. We made PowerPoints all about Mexico; wrote a Maya myth, made Mexican huipils (blouses/dresses) for our teddies; competed in a tournament against Year 4 (Sweden); made Mexican art inspired by Coco the film; learned a song from the film and made and enjoyed […]
committee commit communication community commute communion commodity commotion commander common Please ensure that you are practicing your spellings regularly; scores are monitored and we’ve noticed a dip due to a lack of practice. The children should be aware of their spelling words as they are changed and tested weekly. It’s imperative that spellings and spelling […]
Today year 5 ran 3km around the school yard (23 laps) in order to raise money for ‘Make a wish foundation’. It was a tiring experience but worth it since the money they have raised will improve the life of children less fortunate than ourselves. The force was with us and they managed to finish […]
Over the past day and a half, Year 5 have been peddling up and down the roads of Lydgate. They have shown off their safety skills and have cycled their socks off! A wonderful experience on the whole. Here are some photos of our experience.
Today we went into outer space. We planned an experiment and created a chemical reaction. Our rockets shot us into space. We then explored the order and features of the different planets. We even used loo roll to measure how far from the sun each planet is.
In Year 5 this week, we have learned how to film a video using green screen. We then edited those videos on the green screen app and then edited them further on iMovie. Our clips are all about Jane Goodall and the work that she does to support chimpanzees. We hope you enjoy!
In karate this week, the children learned how defend themselves using four key karate moves. The children were not aiming to hurt one another, they aimed to defend themselves in karate environments. We remembered the key rules of karate: good manners and not to practise karate without a sensei. Another fantastic session with our resident […]
Today, we had the opportunity to try karate. We worked with Sensei Mike to develop our discipline, focus and self defence. We showed good manners and promised not to practise our skills anywhere other than karate class.
We had a fantastic time with Rob from WE. WE is an organisation that promotes the importance of doing good. As a result of our work with WE, we are planning a charity event in order to support children who are not as fortunate. Here are some pictures of our workshop and our planning process […]
To consolidate our topic, the Victorians, Year 5 participated in two Victorian themed days. On Tuesday, the children had a murder mystery. They explored the crime and punishment of the notorious killer, Mary Ann Cotton. They were wonderful detectives and solved the case. Today, the children dressed in their Victorian outfits and had a fun […]
As a class, we made a Victorian doll house that’s inspired by authentic Victorian rooms. We researched Victorian rooms, explored Victorian interior designers (William Morris) and designed our own rooms. We then worked in table groups to make the rooms using a range of materials. Finally, we pieced the rooms together to create a grand […]