Welcome to Class 5NB!
Throughout the year, we will be posting photos, video clips, web links and important information for you to view, on this page.
Year 5 Information Sheet
I have added a copy of the Autumn Term information letter below:
Visit to Liverpool Watersports Centre
As part of our Learning Challenge theme for this half term, Year 5 have been learning about why the River Mersey is so important to the people of Liverpool.
We visited Liverpool Watersports Centre to take part in rafted canoeing activities. We paddled all the way from the Watersports Centre at the Queen's Dock to the Albert Dock and the Big Wheel to find out about the history of the River Mersey and the importance of the docks to our city both now and in the past. You can see the route we took on the aerial-view photo map below.
After our excellent time canoeing around the docks, we decided to look at the beautiful architecture that the waterfront has to offer. Firstly we made our own sketches of some of the more famous buildings in our city:
Water savers or water wasters?
This term, as part of our science topic on the Water Cycle, we had a visitor from United Utilities come and speak to us about how we use water.
We took part in lots of activities but especially enjoyed finding out whether or not we were guilty of being 'Water Wasters'!
We have found out lots of different ways in which we can save water, for example:
Christmas around the world
We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Christmas performance, especially performing our song and dance about Hawaii. We hope you enjoyed coming to watch us too!
Here are a few photos of us looking fabulous in our costumes:
This term we will reading and exploring The Highwayman, a narrative poem by Alfred Noyes. If you would like to read the poem or watch the animation, then follow the links below.
This term, as part of our curriculum topic, we are investigating Space, including finding all about the Moon, Earth and Sun.
In Science, we predicted the position of the Sun, Earth and Moon in relation to each other by using different size sports balls. Here are some photographs showing our predictions:
Moon Buggy Project
In Design and Technology, we have been working on a project in which we have designed our own Moon buggy. We have thought about the materials which we might need and how they would behave on the Moon's dusty surface.
Firstly, we assembled our buggy, following the design we had already drawn. Once the buggy was assembled, we then painted and decorated our Moon craft.
Here are some pictures to show our finished vehicles.
North Liverpool Academy Sports
On Monday afternoon, we went to visit North Liverpool Academy to take part in trampolining and kin-ball. We had lots of fun and really enjoyed taking part in these two new sports. Below are some pictures showing the fun that we had...and yes, the kin-ball really is that big!
Well done to all of our Year 5 children, who have recently taken part in and passed the Bikeability course. The children were taught, by trained instructors, how to ride safely on the local roads. All agreed that they had an excellent time, improving their skills and growing in confidence. Each child received a badge and certificate to recognise their new skills. Here are a few photos to show their training:
There has been the wonderful smell of baking in the air at Arnot St.Mary this week. Each class has made a Victoria sponge cake and decorated them using a theme from World Book Day. In class 5NB, we took our inspiration from Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the chocolate factory'. Here are some pictures of us baking our cake:
Our finished cake
As part of our English unit, we have been reading, writing and performing poems. We have used features such as; rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeic words, alliteration and adding a chorus, to improve our poems.
We chose our favourite poems and performed them in groups:
Walker Art Gallery
We recently visited the Walker Art Gallery to investigate how portraits were an important part of a Tudor monarch's life. The children enjoyed discussing and sketching Hans Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII.
Welcome back after the Easter break. I hope that the children are all refreshed and eager to get back into their work. Just a quick reminder to both children and parents that, this half-term, we will be having swimming lessons each Friday afternoon. Please make sure that you have a full swimming kit (including a swimming cap for girls) for Friday. Can I also remind you again about the importance of completing weekly homework and daily reading as this has such an impact on learning.
This term, our learning challenge theme will be all about the rainforest, focusing mainly on the Amazon.
Watch this space....
Cooking at Alsop
Today, we went to Alsop High School where we took part in a cookery lesson. We learnt about the importance of hygiene and safety when working in a kitchen. The best part was that we got to make our own healthy snack of; hummus, carrot batons and pita bread sticks. Our finished snacks were absolutely delicious!
In our English lessons, we have been investigating the features of non-chronological reports. After researching rainforests, using reference books and ipads, we organised our research to help us write our report. Below are some photographs to show us hard at work as researchers:
This week, we have been extremely lucky to have a visit from Liverpool University's Professor Fluffy. Hati, from the university, came to speak to us about our plans for the future and how exciting university can be. We learnt about; lectures, halls of residence, student clubs and so much more. The children have been inspired to aim high and I'm sure that we have lots of future university students in our class.