Welcome to Year 5H. My name is Miss Hewitt and I will be working hard to teach you all this year. I will teach exciting and motivating lessons, which will help you achieve your potential. Our class is supported by the wonderful Mrs Martin, who is hardworking, organised and nurturing. This is your first year in Upper Key Stage 2 and we will work our hardest to make it your most enjoyable year yet. This year you be challenged, supported and develop into independent individuals, ready to embark on your last year of primary school. I can’t wait to have lots of fun this year and watch you all grow!
This week (wb 5/3/18) 30 of the Y5 children got to attend a LiveTales workshop with Miss Hewitt and Mrs Martin. We hopped on a coach to the Quayside on Thursday for our visit. When we got there, we were visited by Mrs Robinson – an editor of a book – who believed that children couldn’t write! We were shocked because we know we are brilliant writers in Y5! We decided to create our own character, Johnathon Wheeler, who was partially invisible and wore a magician’s suit. We also created his sidekick (CJ the dragon) and chose where to set our story. We wrote an introduction as a group, but we wrote our own follow up with our writing mentor’s support. We had such a brilliant time!
To end our topic on Europe, we invited in our grown ups. We showed off how much we had learnt by delivering presentations on each country and writing questions for a quiz. They had a try at our quiz - can you achieve a best score?
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As a launch for our new topic, Europe, we did a food tasting activity with Y5R. We have all been given a country and tasted foods from all of these countries. Some the food we really enjoyed, like Swiss chocolate and German stollen cake. We didn't enjoy the Spanish olives, Czech aubergines or the Portuguese sardines!
We have been learning about different types of forces in our Science lessons. We received a text message from John asking for help how to send messages to his friend who lives along the road. We decided to make a paper aeroplane and decided it would need to be streamlined to cut through the air effectively.
This week (w/c 25/9/17) we have had another visitor in our school, M&M productions! They performed Pinocchio for us and we were very lucky as we got a backstage pass workshop with the actors! We learned about how they change their costumes so quickly, how they portrayed different characters and how their lights help to create the mood on stage. We had an amazing time and are looking forward to the next time M&M productions come into school.
This week in science we have completed an investigation, testing the best shoes for Miss Hewitt to wear to walk her dog, Bo. We designed the investigations in groups and each group had a different idea. Here are some photographs of us carrying out the investigations.
We were shocked to find that the best shoes were in fact Mr Rippon's slippers, followed by Miss Hewitt's sparkly trainers.
This week we began our science topic, Forces. We made a marble run to look at the effects of different contact forces on a marble. Here are some pictures with our marble run!