The weather was on our side this very sunny Friday as Year 5 buried their Time Capsule. The capsule contained information sheets filled with facts about life in 2015, from popular music to celebrities to cars. Our hard work was sealed inside a personalised container and buried deep underground (with some muscle power from Mr Cartwright!)
We hope it remains hidden until someone finds it long into the future!
Today, Year Five became politicians for the day, learning about why we vote, how we vote and who we can vote for.
After this they formed their own political parties, creating names, logos and writing manifestos.
We then held our very own Leaders Debate and challenged the potential Prime Ministers with some very tricky questions, before deciding who deserved our vote.
Finally it was time for the ballot box to be counted and the winning party to be revealed.
Congratulations to ‘The People’s People’ party who won with the majority of votes and promised fairer taxes for all!
Over the Easter holidays, some of our very clever classmates took the time to cut, stick and create their optional homework task ... an Ancient Egyptian afterlife scroll!
Exceptional Egyptology I think you will agree!
Year 5 poetry superstars!
This week, we have been researching life on The Home Front during World War One; We then used this research to create poems. Here's one we wrote together as a class, and I think you will agree we've done a great job!
There's a feeling in my belly, a feeling that's quite weird,
The time has come, it's coming near, the time we have all feared.
Some people are scared of spiders, some are scared of the sea,
Those things don't bother me nowadays, I'm just scared of not getting my tea!
There's queues outside the butchers, there's a line at the general store,
The nation is all starving and people can't take anymore.
It's time to get out the shovels, it's time to get rid of the weeds,
Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start planting some seeds!
A story of war ...
Next week Year 5 will be fully emerged in our new topic ... The First World War.
To help spark some ideas and imagination, BBC radio have broadcast a narration of the WW1 novel from Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful, which can be accessed at this address:
Listen, enjoy and discover!
Yesterday in Year 5 we marked Remembrance Day by making and planting poppies in the school grounds. We discussed why people wear poppies during November and wrote letters to 'The Unknown Soldier'.
This morning, we popped up to Preston to visit a planetarium as an introduction to our new topic. We looked at projected images of the solar system on the observatory dome, studied photo films of comets and stars and saw a very large telescope!
One very clever member of our class made a model of Alchemy Island over the weekend ... complete with a ketchup volcano! We were all so impressed!
We had great fun decorating cakes this week in aid of Macmillan cancer charity.
A number of children felt this was a charity very close to their hearts.
On Friday, we joined forces with Year 6 to host an upper school coffee morning.
We made a lot of mess but it was all for a good cause!
Hello and welcome to Year 5 - Class of 2015!
Myself and Mrs Whelan are busy getting to know each and every member of the class and we have already learnt so much! I know we are going to have a great year.
We are already four weeks into our first half term and have worked so hard. Our topic for this half term is Alchemy Island which has so far seen us create descriptions of Ancient fortresses and write reports all about gold!
Thank you to those parents who were able to attend the Meet and Greet this week. For those who were unable, a letter will be sent home detailing what was discussed. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.