Welcome to Years 5 and 6!
Newton Class, Bronte Class and Jobs class welcome you to our webpage. On here you can find out about what we are learning, see some examples of our work and see photographs of any events that are happening in school or in our year group.
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Spellings for 2018-2019 (November, December, January, February and March). These are based on spellings which have appeared on previous SATS tests
All of the classrooms in years 5 and 6 have been transformed into the set of a Harry Potter film, as we are currently reading J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
All of the classes in years 5 and 6 contain immersive drama areas based on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, which is set in World War 1.
Spellings for 2018 -2019 (September, October and November). These are based on words from the years 5 and 6 spelling list
In our topic work, we have been thinking about light and dark. We have conducted some investigations that have been looking carefully at how shadows are created and factors that affect shadows. We even put on a shadow puppet play! We have also looked carefully at the human eye and thought about how we see different images. Here are some examples of the work we having been doing in science:
In D&T, we made guacamole. Some people thought it was delicious and some people said they wouldn't have it again, but the most important thing is that we all tried it - some of us for the first time!
We used our peeling, chopping and mashing skills to create the Mexican dish. We all enjoyed the tortilla chips it was served with! Here are some instructions about how we made the dish and some reviews about how it tasted:
Sugar skulls are a traditional mask that are worn during Mexico's Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Many people who are celebrating will paint their faces and dress up to represent the sugar skull. We created our own sugar skulls using black card and sticky paper. The children worked hard to create symmetrical patterns to decorate the skulls.
In Geography, we have been looking carefully at The Chihuahuan Desert and we have researched some facts using the iPads. In history, we have been thinking about the Maya civilisation. Here is some work we have done so far:
In computing, we have been looking at a unit of study called: 'We are Cryptographers'.
We have been thinking about different ways to send secret messages to people.
At first, we used semaphore to try and send messages - we found this tricky.
Then, we looked at Morse code.
Finally, we looked at using the Caesar cipher to send message to one another.
Here is a few examples of our work:
This half term, we are reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep.
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.
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An example of a reading journal