Welcome to Year 5
Please find below a copy of the Year Group Information from the beginning of the year.
West Midlands Fire Safety Challenge
Well done to all the children in year 5 for completing the online activities about fire safety. The top six scorers went to a competition and won! We then went on to the West Midlands final and did fantastically – coming third. Thank you Miss Boora for training the team.
This term, all the children in year 5 have been working hard to achieve their athletics awards. Children had to take part in a variety of activities including shuttle run, balance beam, throwing and jumping. Children have been awarded with bronze, silver and gold awards. We all had fun and it helped us prepare for sports day!
All children in year 5 have been given a sports journal for their power project this half term. Linked to our topic ‘Britain at Play’ we would like the children to make notes in their journal about sporting activities that they are watching. Ideas include the World Cup, Wimbledon or athletics. They can make notes on clubs that they are involved in too. They will then use their notes to write blog posts on our year 5 blog.
In January Year 5 visited Tamworth Castle as part of our ‘Walls and Barricades’ and ‘Invaders’ topics. We learnt so much about the Anglo Saxons. It was a great day, and the children took part in an archaeology workshop. In the attack and defence workshop, the children had the opportunity to form a shield wall and use a wooden sword – it was so much fun!
This term, most the children in year 5 went on residential to Laches Wood. They took part in the following activities
- Search and rescue
- High ropes
- Problem solving
- Bush craft
The children developed the following skills
- Engagement with the outdoors
- Team work
- We had a fantastic time (despite the very cold weather!) and the children conquered their fears.
In the spring term, we have been investigating different materials. We have looked at insulators and conductors, burning, reversible and irreversible changes.
Well done to everybody who completed their power project. Some children carried out some excellent research, whilst others chose to be creative and make their own castles.
At New Oscott Primary School we believe it is important to work in partnership with parents. Our impact workshops are a great opportunity for parents to work with their child in school and discuss and share the methods that we are teaching. In year 5 we have focussed on the importance of learning times tables and problem solving.
The children have loved our power project this half term! We have learnt all about the water cycle and how rivers are formed. We now know the features of a river. We studied Clause Monet and produced beautiful river paintings for a display.
Thank you for all the fantastic power projects that have been sent into school. The children produced some fantastic art work and carried out extensive research on rivers. We look forward to seeing the work that the children produce in their next project.
Black History Week
In the last week of October, year 5 celebrated Black History Week. We focussed our learning on Martin Luther King and used a book about him ‘Martin’s Big Words’ in our literacy lesson. This book inspired us to write our own ‘big words’ poem, using words which are important to us in our lives. We studied his speech ‘I have a Dream’.
We also looked at pictures from the story and discussed the symbolism and the metaphorical meaning. In this picture we discussed how the stained glass is special to Martin Luther King as it shows that whichever side of the glass you are standing you can still see through it – everybody is the same. The four candles represent four women who died during a peaceful protest.