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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our class page for Cliff and Lowry class.

We are excited to share some of our fantastic learning and what we get up to in class.

16.06.17 Congratulations Lowry Class on winning the attendance trophy this week! 99.3%

16.06.17 Congratulations Lowry Class on winning the attendance trophy this week! 99.3% 1

15.06.17

Maths

This week, in Holbein, we have learnt a new multiplication method called the Gelosia method. We think it is a great method, but we still need to keep practising using it. In Lowry and Cassatt we have been finding the area and perimeter of compound shapes. We have found it challenging trying to identify missing lengths, but we are determined to succeed. In Cliff class, we have learnt how to convert mixed numbers and improper fractions and solving problems containing fractions.

 

English

In English, we have been writing recounts about our trip to Cuffley Camp. We have tried to include many features of recounts in our writing, including: first/third person, past tense, time adverbs.

My favourite memory from Cuffley Camp was when Dominic took up 3 beds, leaving me to sleep on the floor. (Ben F)

My favourite memory was when we were in our tent at night and we screamed when a found a spider. Even the boys heard our screams from their tents. (Jess)

 

Science

In Science, we made graphs to represent the growth rate of baby boys and girls. We had to use our skills learnt in Maths to help us. We found out that, on average, boys grow quicker than girls.

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Year 5 had a great time at Cuffley Camp. We enjoyed building shelters, creating artwork in nature and we liked exploring the environment. We had camp fires every night and even roasted marshmallows. 

Please enjoy looking through our photos to see what we got up to.

12.05.17 Lowry Cornets

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Here are Lowry class during one of their cornet lessons.

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Here are Lowry class during one of their cornet lessons.

Maths

In Cliff Class, we have been looking at many aspects of problem solving. We have been reasoning, predicting, forming conjectures and investigating all possibilities.

As an extension, some of us have also been creating problems for our peers. We thought that you might like to have a go at solving some.

 

Here are some 'Find the Combination' problems.

You have to find the 4 digits that, together, fulfill the criterion

to open the locks. 

 

Puzzle number 1 by M

Try to solve this lock combination problem.

Rule 1= The first number is half of the last number.

Rule 2= The third number is 2 quarters of eight.

Rule 3= The second number is double the first number.

Rule 4= The fourth number is one multiplied by two.

This question is made by Marie!

To find out the answer to this question you need to look at the window in Cliff class.

 

Puzzle number 2 by Finley B

Can you solve my combination lock riddle? Find the four digit number by investigating each of the clues.

  • The first number is 50% of 4
  • If you multiply the third number by the first number, you get the  last number
  • The third number is the first number times by itself
  • The sequence is even,odd,even,even
  • Then second number is one less than the third number

 

Puzzle number 3 by Sam M

The first number is half of 64 divided by 16

The second number is quarter of the last number

The third number is half of the first number

The last number is 1 third of 24

 

You can find the answers on Cliff Class window.

Good luck!

 

 

Week commencing 15th May 2017

Maths

In Cliff class, we have been doing algebra. We have created our own questions and we have some here:

Question 1

If a is 56 more than z what is the algebraic expression for a?

Question 2

If r is 55 more than o what is the algebraic expression?

Question 3

If o=102, what is r?

 

* Answers can be found on Cliff class window. *

 

English

In English, we have been writing our own Alice and the Wonderland stories. Lots of people enjoyed writing our Alice in the Wonderland stories. We also have been completing assessment sheets. The teachers are really impressed with our extended outcomes. Ask us about them. 

 

Science

In Science, we have been learning about Jane Goodall. Jane Goodall is a scientist who studies chimpanzees in Gombe Nationals Park in Tanzania.

 

PSHE

In PSHE, we have been voting to see who will be are class reps.The candidates designed posters and slogans to encourage people to vote for them -  there were lots of candidates and the speeches were amazing. Afer lots of thinking and deliberating, the people who won with the most votes were :

 

 

Lowry

Cliff

Demi

Mason

Jessica

Ellie

 

Topic

In topic, we have been doing life cycles. We chose an animal and we drew their life cycles. Then we put all different types of animals in a life cycle and we had to complete it.

 

PE

In PE, we have been playing Cricket, Rounder’s and Football. In cricket, we did pair cricket where it is everyone vs your team of 2. In Rounder’s , we had 2 teams and played 2 games of rounder’s.

 

It has been a very busy week. 

 

21.04.17

English

In Mrs Cole’s class, we have been writing 100 word summaries of Alice in Wonderland. For 2 days, Lowry have been drawing mind maps for chapters 1-6. In Mrs Dring’s class, we have been devising summaries of Alice in Wonderland for 2 days and have been spotting the key events, characters and settings.

Maths

In Mrs Cole’s class in fluency and maths, we were looking at Roman numerals. In addition, we have been rounding decimals. In Mrs Dring’s class, we have been investigating divisibility rules.

PSHE

In PSHE, the whole school did ‘take one picture’. We chose starry night by Vincent Van Gogh. We went into our houses and worked together in one class. St George went into Lowry and composed music, based on Starry Night. St Andrew went into Monet and painted miniature paintings of Starry Night. We all enjoyed this afternoon.

Science

In Science, we are beginning to look at the life cycles of animals. We all picked our favourite animals and drew their life cycles.

 

By Adam and Finley

In English, we have been looking at the poetry of Benjamin Zephaniah.

We studied Benjamin and his poetry and looked at the themes, rhymes and structures of a range of his poems. 

We created our own versions of his poetry. Here are some of our favourites.

 

We think that Benjamin would really appreciate this current and emotional poem by Elijah.

I used to think wars didn't matter,

I used to think fighting was fair,

I used to think bombs were all harmless,

Until one went off over there.

By Elijah Gentles

In the style of Who's Who by Benjamin Zephaniah.

 

Round Diamond could never be described as boring and this poem, by Aiden, really proves the point. frown

I used to think teachers were women,

I used to think doctors were men,

I used to think schools were boring,

Until I joined one of them.

By Aiden Tarr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

 

In topic, these past few weeks, we have been developing designs for our very own Mars rover!

 

We started out looking at actual images of Mars rovers for inspiration, then thinking about all the different features these machines will have! Omar suggested that a rover should have all-terrain tyres so it is able to move across any surface. Charlie suggested it could have a claw in order to pick up items that may be found, like rocks or strange objects.

 

We were then tasked with drawing a few designs of our Mars rover, and we had to think about what materials we would use to make our models. Rylee decided his should be covered in tin foil in order to give it a metallic, space-age look!

 

After working on our plans, we all chipped in, bringing in boxes, cardboard, plastic cups, cereal boxes and much, much more.

 

We then went into the hall to set up stations to work on our rovers. Look how some of these turned out!

 

 WC: 27/03/17

 

In maths we have been working on word problems, using skills we have learned to work with fractions, percentages and decimals.

 

We had lots of little sheets that contained word problems, one being:

 

"Write the smallest fractions in order starting with the smallest"

"3/4, 3/5, 17/20, 9/10"

Ash worked out that we need to convert these into /20 fractions, which means that all fractions would be:

"15/20, 12/20, 17/20, 18/20"

"3/5, 3/4, 17/20, 9/10"

 

Another example of a word problem we have solved is:

"250,000 people visited a theme park in one year. 15% visited in April. 40% visited in August. How many people visited the park in the rest of the year?"

 

Trixabelle worked out that:

15% of 250,000 is 37,500.

40% of 250,000 is 100,000.

 

She then worked out that the answer will be found when you add these totals together and minus them off the original amount. So:

37,500 + 100,000 = 137,500

250,000 - 137,500 = 112,500

 

112,500 people visited the park in the rest of the year!

 

WC: 23/01/17

Maths

In maths, we have been looking at chronology. We have been calculating durations of time and reading timetables which are important life skills.  In addition, we have been creating our own word problems; would you like to try to solve some?

 

Answers will be posted next week.

 

Sherlock Holmes starts at 9pm. The next programme is Match of the Day highlights, which starts at 11.15pm. How many minutes does Sherlock Holmes last? 

By Aaron. 

 

If Dance, Dance, Dance starts at midday and lasts for an hour and twenty minutes, what time does it end?

By Mariam.

 

Match of the Day starts at 15:35 and ends at 18:05; how long does it last? 

By Sam M

 

 

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English

During English in year 5 we have been making instructions/recipes. In Lowry we’ve been doing instructions on how to make a marvellous medicine and in Cliff class, we have been writing instructions for sandwiches.

 

Maths

In maths, we have been calculating decimal numbers (times add and subtract)

 

Topic

In topic we have moved onto a new topic which is all about space and the solar system. So far we have seen the first rocket launch in history which took place in 1969 and Neil Armstrong said his famous words “one small step for man one giant leap for mankind”.

Science

In science we have been learning about the moon and this week we have created fact pages in our book. This is related to our topic learning SPACE!

Other subjects

This half term we will be looking at the rule of law. We have discussed the difference between rules and laws and concluded that rules are for certain people and laws are for everybody.

 

Our achievements

100% Attendance this week for Cliff Class!

Extra news (awards, special days, class attendance)

Club allocations will be released this week

Reminders

Don’t forget that family fun film night is this week on Thursday!

 

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Congratulations to Cliff class who won the attendance award this week with a whopping 100% attendance! Well done!

The Kindness Elf has been visiting Lowry class this week. He will be visiting the class for the rest of the term and will be delivering a message of kindness each day.

The Kindness Elf has been visiting Lowry class this week. He will be visiting the class for the rest of the term and will be delivering a message of kindness each day. 1

Week commencing 28.11.16

 

Science

In Science over the past 2 weeks, we have been learning about the Global Goals. The Global Goals consist of 17 goals to meet by the year 2030  and were put in place to help our world.

We need to make sure that people don't waste food, water, electricity and other resources. We learnt about 5 of the Goals and researched technologies that exist to help reach the goal's targets. We created posters in small groups to develop the awareness of these goals.

Take a look at some of our posters:

Global Goal Posters

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Lowry class take the cup!

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Happy 70th Birthday, Stevenage!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STEVENAGE NEW TOWN.

Year 5 wish Stevenage a very happy 70th birthday.

Take a look at the video which shows a very famous lady walking along familiar streets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1duYti-6kI 

Cliff class take the trophy! 100% attendance!

Cliff class take the trophy! 100% attendance! 1

Year 5 grab the rosette!

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Hurrah!! Year 5 won one of the rosettes for our creative corridor display, which features a 3D castle and fire-breathing dragon! If you haven't already seen it, pop down to nursery corridor to take a look.

Week commencing 31st October

Welcome back to Autumn 2. We hope that you had a super break.

We have had an action packed week. We thought that we would share some of the highlights:

English

In English, we have been studying the poem 'The Jabberwocky'. It has a lot of made up 'nonsense' words in it and some rhyming couplets. We identified word classes of the words we didn't recognise. We collaborated and practised performing the poem in groups to an audience. We used a range of movements and focused on how we could use tone, intonation and gesture effectively. We really enjoyed sharing our performances to our peers.

Science

This week, in Science, we have been learning about electrical conductors and circuits. We tested a range of materials to discover which was the best electrical conductor.

We tried:

  • a metal knife
  • a 2p coin
  • a 5p coin
  • tin foil
  • a paper clip
  • a drawing pin

We had a variety of outcomes but most people thought that the tin foil was the best conductor.

We justified this because the bulbs shone brightest when tin foil was used to complete the circuit.

What do you think?

Week Commencing 8th October

It has been an action packed week. We have performed in our Harvest Festival in front of a big audience and THE MAYOR OF STEVENAGE! We were really proud of ourselves and our performance with Monet class. Our focus was the role of the food bank and the spiritual beliefs that might be associated with Harvest and giving thanks. It really made us consider how lucky we are. 

 

Thank you to all of the friends and families that came along. 

 

On Wednesday, we had our Halloween Disco which was fantastic. Lots of us dressed up and spent the evening laughing, dancing and eating quite a lot of  sweets.  We are very thankful to the FORDS who organised it. 

 

In English, we are taking part in a Take One Book week. Cliff class are looking at Anthony Browne's Voices in the Park, which is one of Mrs Dring and Miss Mason's favourite books. In Lowry class, we are looking at Holes by Louis Sachar, which was chosen especially by Mrs Cole. You can take a look at the animated version of Voices in The Park at http://research.kingston.ac.uk/booksalive/flash/book.html 

 

We are really enjoying Take One Book and like the opportunities it gives us to explore a book in so many ways.  

 

In Maths, we have been studying Geometry and have been describing,comparing and classifying 2-D and 3-D shapes. We have added some photographs to show you the kinds of things that we have been doing. We are using and developing our mathematical vocabulary - we have learnt the word congruent and used words such as vertical, vertex and dimensions. In addition, we have learnt the conventional markings for lines which are parallel and perpendicular and have used Venn and Carroll diagrams to classify shapes . 

 

In French, we have been listening to French speakers and translating what they have said to English. At first, we found this very challenging but with some practice, we have got quite good at it. 

 

We can't believe that there is only one more week until the end of this half term. It is going so fast.

 

 

Learning about sorting 2D shapes

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Creating 3-D shapes from 2-D images

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Cliff class were the first winners of the new attendance cup winners. Look at that beautiful trophy!

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Week commencing 26th September 2016

In mathss, we were doing fractions and learnt how to convert into decimals/fractions.We also compared fractions and then did  Arithmatic on Friday which let us show all that we now know about fractions.

In English,we have been continuing to learn about legends/myths.We have been identifying key features and comparing legends. We have been choosing our favourite legends and will use these to help us to write our own. 

In Science,we had completed our investigation - we looked at different materials and tested which was the best thermal  insulator.   

 

 

 

Week commencing 26th September

This week's learning:

We have had a great third week in year 5. It was full of excitement and new learning.

 

In science, we were planning an investigation - we looked different materials and wrote a hypothesis, method and prediction. 

In maths, we have been doing multiplication and division. At the end of the week, we had arithmetic to show how much we have progressed throughout the week.

In topic, we looked at ancient Greek maps. We identified city states and physical features of Greece. We also compared modern Greece to ancient Greece. Also, we found out the capital of Greece which is Athens..

In English, we explored legends and wrote our own as a cold task. Also we watched a Greek legend, annotated a picture and acted the legend out.

In PE, The girls are doing tag rugby while the boys are learning the hacker which is a dance that the they do in rugby.

In RE, we are doing a carousel with Year 6. With Year 6 were doing Judaism and Christianity.

Typed by: Theo, Trix, Ben and Kadie

Week commencing 16th September

This week's learning:

We have had a great second week in year 5. It was full of excitement and new learning.

In science,  we started to think about materials and their properties. we also started to think about definitions of the properties.

In maths, we have been using column addition and column subtraction. Everyone of us got a bit of green on our learning which is great because it means that we are making progress and challenging ourselves.

In topic, we have been making models of ancient Greek buildings, such as Olympia and the Theatre of Pompeii.  

In English,we have been looking at recount. We completed our hot tasks and blew our teachers away with our progress.

Typed by: Theo, Trix, Ben and Kadie

CLUBS ARE BACK!

We are very excited that the clubs are starting up again this week.

There are some brand new clubs this term including Comic Strip.

We hope that you have signed up for a club. They really are good fun.

We have had a very busy first week in Year 5 and the teachers and children have enjoyed getting to know each other. This week we have launched our topic with an afternoon of DT. The children have created a fantastic array of models to represent different ancient Greek and Roman buildings. In addition, we have been learning about the features of recounts and have analysed a range of texts. In Maths, we have been rounding and estimating, using our knowledge of place value and applying this to real life situations. 

 

Thank you for all of your positive feedback and support so far. We can't wait to see what next week brings.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Dring and Mrs Cole

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Be SMART and SMILE when using the Internet!

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High Five for Home Learning. Home Learning has been set for this week. Don't forget to log on to My Maths and Bug Club.

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Welcome back to RD and to Year 5!

 

We hope you have had a fantastic and enjoyable summer break, and are keen to start Year 5! 

We are always very proud of our learning and achievements at Round Diamond and will share these successes with you.  

 

We add videos, photographs and other evidence of our learning all the time; make sure you pop along frequently to see the most recent additions.  


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The Year 5 Team

The Year 5 Team 1 Mrs Kennedy-Weeks, Mrs Dring, Mrs Cole, Mrs Parker

Music festival

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Music festival

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Cornets

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In year 5, we are lucky enough to have weekly cornet lessons with Mr Robinson. It is one of the highlights of our week. We have been learning the notes and now we are beginning to put them together to create some super music. We hope that you enjoy our video. Can you identify the song?

Scratch coding

Scratch coding 1 Year 5 learning to code and writing algorithms
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