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posted 14 Jan 2019, 00:20 by Lorren Henstock   [ updated 14 Jan 2019, 00:21 ]

Christmas Fun

posted 19 Dec 2018, 09:38 by Richard France   [ updated 19 Dec 2018, 09:39 ]

The last week of term is always a busy time in school.  In addition to children taking part in Christmas concerts, Lego Robotics competitions and Talent Shows, Y5 have had their Christmas party and been on a 5 mile hike round Totley Bents!  The walk will link with future topic learning during the Spring term, when we find out more about the history of Sheffield and our local area.  The Christmas Party was a good opportunity for the children to celebrate a fantastic term of learning.


Elf Day in Y5G

posted 19 Dec 2018, 06:16 by Sian Granville

    It was a great day in Y5G on Friday, when Elf Day, which was raising money for the Sheffield Children's Hospital,coincided with our Outdoor School session with Mr France.  We learnt to make our own tools so we could toast marshmallows on the fire. This was followed by some much-needed hot chocolate as it was cold even in the sunshine. 

We all agreed, this is a great way to end the week!

Spellings week 14

posted 17 Dec 2018, 00:25 by Lorren Henstock   [ updated 17 Dec 2018, 00:26 ]

Spellings Week 13

posted 10 Dec 2018, 00:42 by Lorren Henstock

Year 5 Outdoor Learning and Forest School - Autumn Term

posted 3 Dec 2018, 15:31 by Richard France

This term has seen Year 5 children developing outdoor skills through several different activities, testing their school values as they did so.  

Kindness was seen in abundance through the collaborative nature of the activities, whether it was helping a friend hold a stick while doing lashings, thinking about how to best make a path to the climbing wall so all children can access it, or sharing resources whilst creating houses for pebble people.

Creativity was on show as children created shelters and lashed sticks together to produce individual shapes and designs.

Resourcefulness and resilience were developed through using natural resources to create a new product (beeswax and plantain sting and bite relief balm), making the most of limited resources, and of course dealing with differing weather conditions.  

The photos below show a selection of the activities...

Fantastic Plastic?

posted 3 Dec 2018, 14:31 by Richard France

As part of our 'Fantastic Plastic?' topic, Year 5 have been learning about plastic waste and its effects on the environment.  Children have researched the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; debated how/why we should do more to reduce plastic usage; written stories in English about a shipment of plastic ducks that have been floating around the world's oceans for over 20 years after a spillage; found out about how much plastic CAN be recycled compared to how much IS recycled; and written poetry in the style of 'There's a Rang-tan in my Bedroom', about the effects of plastic pollution on sea life.

Every child was asked to bring in a week's worth of plastic waste from home.  Using this, each class used the waste to answer several data handling questions in Maths, such as: 'how many pieces of each type of plastic have we collected?', 'how much plastic can be recycled?', 'how long is all the plastic we have collected?' and 'what area does our plastic waste cover?'  Children estimated answers, then applied the appropriate mathematical skills to find the answers out.  Before recycling the waste, they then created large pieces of art using the plastic.



posted 30 Nov 2018, 06:27 by Emma Davidson

Cycle Training

posted 16 Nov 2018, 06:22 by Emma Davidson   [ updated 3 Dec 2018, 14:46 by Richard France ]

Over two weeks in November, more than 60 Year 5 children successfully completed their Cycling Proficiency training. For many groups, the weather was cold and wet.  Resilience therefore needed to be displayed, and needless to say was shown in abundance by our hardy cyclists.  Many thanks to the trainers for giving the children this opportunity.



posted 9 Nov 2018, 01:26 by Emma Davidson

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