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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 5 News

Blaze Martial Arts

As part of Sports Week, Year Five has the opportunity to take part in a martial arts taster session. They used pads and gloves to practise punching and kicking with support of experts.

Maths

This week, Year Five have been learning to use a protractor to measure angles accurately. 

Winchester Science Centre

On Thursday 4th July, Year Five visited Winchester Science Centre. During their visit, the children took part in a workshop where they completed experiments and challenges to explore the properties of light and its use in space exploration, watched a planetarium show that took them on a tour of the universe and visited many interactive exhibits. The children describe the trip as ‘amazing’, ‘unique’ and ‘fun’ and some even said they wanted to go back again!

Bikes, Big Trucks and You

On Wednesday, Year 5 took part in the award-winning Bikes, Big Trucks and You programme which is supported by Royal Mail. The children took part in an interactive quiz in the classroom before completing activities designed to teach them how to stay safe when riding their bikes on the road. One of these activities, gave them the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of one of the Royal Mail trucks and experience using the mirrors to help them understand how many blind spots drivers have.

Exploring beliefs through the arts.

 

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This week in RE, the children have been exploring how Christian’s express their beliefs through the arts. They looked at stain-glass windows  and considered the stories and messages these are portraying. They then wrote their own stories, inspired by stories from The Bible, that could guide people to make the right choices in life e.g to be kind or honest. 

 

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The children have also explored how some Christian’s worship through song when visited by Shari and Sam from Kerith Community Church. Shari and Sam discussed different ways Christian’s worship and taught them a song that is sung at their church as part of their worship.

Exploring measures

This week, Year Five have begun to explore measures. They have practised: weighing using analogue and digital scales, converting between grams and kilograms and writing different ways of making 1kg using percentages, fractions and decimals.

Baseball/Softball Training

Year 5 were lucky enough to receive a visit from coach Jess from Bracknell Baseball and Softball Club. She ran a taster session for their Youth League which commences on the 10th June 2019. If your child is interested in taking part in the Youth League,  please ask Mrs Sawford for more details.

 

Maths

In maths, we have been securing our times tables and fraction knowledge using a counting stick.

 

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Science

In Science, we have been learning about the relationship between the sun and the Earth and how the movement of the Earth leads to us having day and night and seasons.

 

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Music

We have been lucky enough to have a music teacher from Berkshire Maestros teaching us how to play recorder this half term. We have learnt to play A, B, and G and how to read some musical notation.

P.E.

In PE, we have been learning to control and coordinate our bodies. To end this unit, we have put together a short sequence of movements which will be put to music.

Art

This half term, children in Year 5 have been focusing on including detail in drawings and paintings. This week they focused on using water colours to paint items found in the playground.

Poetry

In English, the children have been using figurative language to describe the weather and its effects. They have also been focusing on how to perform using punctuation carefully and changing the tone of their voice when necessary.

 

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Science Week!

This week Year 5 have been investigating seed dispersal for Science week. They have researched how different seeds are dispersed before investigating how the seeds could be adapted to make them more successful at being dispersed by wind. Below are some pictures of the children carrying out their investigations.

On Friday afternoons, Woodpecker class have been doing some shared reading - reading with a partner. Here are some of the things we like about shared reading:

“I like reading books together because if you’re reading a funny book you both laugh and it’s really funny” Ian

”It is nice because if your partner is reading a book and it doesn’t look very interesting, they can read some to you and you might end up finding it interesting.” Teagan

”I really like shared reading because you get to learn about what other people like to read, not just yourself.” Joshua

”I like shared reading because you can listen to what other people are reading - you might end up wanting to get that book.” Sophie

”I like shared reading because you don’t just find out what you like you also find out what your partner likes reading, then if they are stuck on a book choice you can give them recommendations.” Amelia

”It’s good to do partner reading because if your partner has a different book to you you can try it and it might give you new ideas of books to read.” Ellis

”I like shared reading because I like it when your partner has an interesting book and you get to hear what it is about.” Megan

”I like shared reading because every week you get to sit next to another person and you might not have heard them read before. If they have a good book that you haven’t read before you could read it.” Aaron

Year Five had a visit from the Bracknell fire service last week to discuss fire safety. They were then treated to a tour of a fire engine!

Below, is a video of Jay class practising a song to help them to remember their French days of the week.

 

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In Design and Technology, the children have been sawing, sticking and pinning to create Roman catapults.

 

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On Thursday 11th October, Year 5 had a lovely day at Reading Museum for the Roman Life workshops. We had the opportunity to dress up as Romans, learn about their daily lives and explore the other exhibits.