Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year for the children as they are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning. These skills are developed throughout the year during a variety of tasks and lessons and provide the key foundations that prepare the children for the challenges of year 6. In the autumn term all children are invited to go on a residential trip to Scotland. This represents a fantastic opportunity for our children to take part in adventurous activity and develop their resilience and further skills that they may not have even discovered yet.
The Year 5 children have wowed us with their gymnastics skills! To conclude our block of learning, they have been transferring their counter-balance and counter-tension skills onto the apparatus.
The children have made a super start to Year 5. Thank you to Holly, Millie and Rose who lead our first class worship on friendship. The girls reminded us of the important ‘ingredients’ needed for a solid friendship.
We really enjoyed a visit from Graffiti Classics, a string quartet. They changed our perceptions on classical music, making us realise that it can be cool!
On Tuesday 21st June, we went to the Carnegie Theatre in Workington to perform 'The Water Diviner's Tale' alongside the cast and orchestra from Opera North. We had practised for many months and our performance was fantastic.
We have worked hard to fill our pebble jar during the Spring Term, following the class rules and expectations. We managed to fill our jar, so we had ice creams and a long break time as a treat!
Year 5 visited Dove Cottage, Grasmere as part of their local history study of William Wordsworth. We looked around Wordsworth's former home, gardens and woodlands and also explored primary and secondary sources in the museum. In the afternoon, we walked along the old Coffin Trail, using our surroundings to create some of our own poems - just like Wordsworth did.
As part of our D&T topic, we made a very yummy bolognese sauce. We created our own Year 5 recipe looking carefully at the nutritional amounts, learnt about where the mince and spaghetti comes from, as well as designing our own labels for our jars.
Mr Emmott came into school to show us two lambs from his farm. They were Swaledale lambs and we were amazed to see how much the difference in size - one was 3 weeks old and the smaller one was 1 week old. We asked lots of questions that helped us understand the lifecycle of a sheep, which we know is a mammal. Miss Swinbank and Mr Emmott's dog, Alvin, also came along to meet everyone!