St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Cromwell Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7SG

0113 2934411

liz.holliday@stpeterscofe.org.uk

Year 5

St. Peter’s Day with Classes 5 and 6
In Class Five today, we started our Faith Day by mixing the children up in Upper Key Stage Two - something that the children really relish doing each year. 
Working in Y5/Y6 pairs, the children reflected on the key events in St.Peter's life before working together to produce an emotions graph, which mapped out the changing emotions that Peter will have experienced. 
IntoUniversity Focus Day: ‘Sustainability’
Class Five have visited the IntoUniversity Team at St.Aidan's Church again today, where they took part in a focus day, all about sustainability.
We worked in three team learning all about three areas relating to sustainability: deforestation, recycling and fossil fuels. In the afternoon, we created our own sustainable building with staff from the global engineering company, Mott MacDonald. A brilliant day. 

A Visit from our Ripon Penpals

On Wednesday 15th May, Class Five pupils from St. Peter's met their penpals from Ripon Cathedral School for the first time. We had a brilliant day making 'friendship shields' and completing an outdoor orienteering course, whilst getting to know our new friends a little better. The sun shone for us a little in the afternoon and we ended the day with some lollies. We look forward to visiting Ripon in July. 

Spanish

In Spanish this week we have been learning the phonic sounds of l and double ll. Here the children are applying their new knowledge in a speed speak.

PSHE

In PHSE we are looking at the topic of "Different influences". The children had to research different types of smoking and present their findings to the class.

IntoUniversity Morning - What is a University?
Today, we visited St. Aidan's Church for our session with IntoUniversity. We had a brilliant morning learning all about what a university is and why someone might choose to go to such a place.
The children learned all about names of universities, courses on offer, societies and types of accommodation. It was a lovely morning.
Art
As part of our Calligraphy art project the children designed lino tiles influenced by calligraphy traditions and the work of the Victorian, William Morris. They used lino cutting tools, having to work safely and deciding which blades were the most appropriate to use.

Goodbye Lineham Farm

A Fun Packed Final Day!

Riding Bikes, Climbing and Yummy Food!

Sebastian meets the Chef!

Today, Sebastian met Lineham Farm's wonderful chef, who comes from Poland. They had a lovely conversation in Polish together.

Lots of Fun on Day 2

Breakfast

All children slept really well and everyone is up, washed, smiling and eager to dive into a day of cycling, bushcraft, nightline and climbing. The 'We Care' motto is on show! Year Five are great team. 

Night Walk and Meeting the Animals

Meeting the Guinea Pigs

Day 1 - Lots of fun activities!

Lunchtime!

We've Arrived at Lineham Farm!

World Book Day - ‘My Favourite Book in the Whole Wide World’

Today, we all had the opportunity to bring our 'Favourite Book in the Whole Wide World' and share them with our class. There was a brilliant range of books on show and even our teachers shared their favourite books. It's great to see such enthusiasm for reading amongst our children.

George's Marvellous Medicine Volume Problems

What a marvellous Monday morning of maths.....In our lesson today, we measured out various volumes of liquids, to create some marvellous medicine recipes by following some recipes very carefully. We used syringes of various sizes, as well as different measuring containers. When we had completed each recipe, we worked as a group to calculate the total volume, as well as making a note of the final colour. We had a lot of fun. 

Victorian Murder Mystery Trip

On Thursday 29th February, class five visited Abbey House in Kirkstall, to learn all about life as a Victorian. They carried out a murder mystery tour of the museum, where they learnt about different shops in a Victorian shopping street and the types of people who might have worked in them. We solved the crime!

NSPCC Visit

Today, we were visited by two people from the NSPCC who taught us about keeping safe and about who our safe adults might be. 

Cuban Salsa Dancing with Pedro

Today we were fortunate to be given a brilliant half an hour, Cuban Salsa dancing session, with friend of Mrs Wilkinson, Pedro. We then had the opportunity to ask him lots of friendship questions, in Spanish, when he visited our classroom. 

Electrical Conductivity

In Tuesday’s science lesson, we tested the electrical conductivity of five different metals, with the intention of finding out which material, once included in a circuit, would help a light bulb to shine the brightest.     

Feelings Poems

In English we have been exploring different colours which can be used to represent feelings and emotions in poetry. We then used our five senses to help us build pictures of different thoughts that came to our minds. Some of us used similes and metaphors to make our poems more interesting.

Calligraphy

The children are continuing with their Victorian calligraphy project in art by experimenting with fountain pens and inks. They focused on doing thin and thick strokes and making their initials as ornate and decorative as possible.

A Victorian Dilemma

As part of our Drama session, we took on the roles of Alan (brother) and Evie (sister). These troubled siblings were faced with a dilemma...both wanted to escape from their evil Uncle Vinnie, but how they went about it was proving a very difficult job because they both had completely different views. The children had ten minutes only to make a decision before Uncle Vinnie got back to the house. Here is some of our drama in action.

Victorian Workhouse Drama Day

On Wednesday 7th February, we were visited by the drama company, Alive and Kicking, who facilitated a fantastic investigation into the lives of children who entered Victorian workhouses in the 1840s. We had a wonderful day of drama and storytelling. 

Poetry Recital Semi-Finals (animal poems)

On Wednesday 31st January, pupils in Year Five took part in the semi-finals of this year’s school poetry recital competition, which is sponsored by Headingley Rotary Club. All the children learnt a poem about animals and many of them performed a poem by our class poet, Benjamin Zephaniah. All thirty children were given two weeks to choose and learn a poem from memory. Some chose to dress up; others chose to use some specially prepared props. It was a lovely occasion. This year’s semi-finalist winners were Shalom and Mikias. Our two runners-up were Nathan and Samuel. Well done to all children. You did a great job! 

Keeping Safe Day

We had a great day today, learning about lots of themes around the topic of 'Keeping Safe':

'CLEVER NEVER GOES' - How to stay safe with increasing face - an emoji quiz with scenarios where children decided whether something was 'Not OK', 'Not Sure' or 'OK'.
ANTI-BULLYING - A range of stories around the subject of bullying, how to recognise it and what to do about it.
ONLINE SAFETY - 'A Line of Risk', where children ranked the risk of certain online activities from 'Least Risk' to 'High Risk'
RESPECT AND CONSENT - organising a series of scenario cards into healthy boundaries and unhealthy boundaries, followed by a multiple choice quiz, where children decided which answer was the most appropriate from a range of scenarios. 

Musical Chords

In our music lesson today, we started our session by discussing what a 'chord' was. We found the four notes of a c major chord and then had a little fun with the chords by moving up and down our instruments. Here is the result.

Greek Sandals

This Friday Year 5 was hard at work finishing off their Greek sandals. There was lots of sticking, cutting, painting and problem solving going on. I'm sure you will agree the results were awesome.

Real Gym

As part of our PE work this term, we are completing a Real Gym module. Today we used the apparatus in a variety of different ways. We worked safely and thought about different ways to climb, leap, jump and roll. It was great fun!

Final Week

Our final week involved making Christingles, finishing off the Odyssey and Odysseus' quest to get home and finally the party.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday. 

Christmas Treat

After a lovely morning at church, this afternoon year five enjoyed watching a Christmas movie, accompanied by popcorn and biscuits. It was a lovely reward for a brilliant term. Thank you, Year Five!

 

Ripon Replies

Today we opened our pen pal replies from our friends at Ripon Cathedral Primary School. There was a great buzz around the classroom whilst we opened our envelopes and learnt all about the people whom we shall meet in the new year ahead. 

Christmas Recorders

Our recorder lessons have been a little different in the last few weeks. Using the notes, B, A and G we have put together a Christmas repertoire, which included the songs, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Nutcracker March and Carol of the Bells.

Build a Snowman

We ended this morning with a 'Snowman Drive,' where children had to roll different numbers on spa dice to build a snowman in the quickest time possible.

Class Five's Christmas Crafts

Computing: Databases

To start our computing unit on databases, we have been searching database records about the features of different made-up aliens. We used the search facility to find multiple features, such as...aliens from the planet Saturn, with three eyes and bad breath! It was a challenge, but great fun.

D:Side

On Thursday 16th November, we were visited by Dave from D:Side, who spent the session talking about sensible choices and risks. He spoke to the children about vaping and the affects that vaping can have on our health. 

Wonderdome

On Thursday 16th November, we continued our ‘Earth and Space’ science project with a visit from the Wonderdome. The main focus of the session was to understand how the Earth rotates and orbits around the Sun. We looked at how the Earth, Sun and Moon are all spherical in shape and we were also taught about ‘night and day’, constellations and how astronauts manage to survive in space.

Smeaton Park - DT

As part of Leeds City of Culture, Year 5 attended the Smeaton 300 Industry Day.

The children met a range of professionals from different STEM Industries – structural engineers, architects, PHD students, mathematicians, and civil engineers.

The children worked with mentors to design a new public space in Leeds called Smeaton Park. In the process, they learnt new skills in developing and presenting creative designs, models and prototypes.

Road Safety

On Thursday 9th November, Year Five had a Road Safety session with Wendy from Leeds City Council. We learnt lots of facts about safety as pedestrians, cyclists and car passengers. 

Spanish

In Spanish this week we learnt about strong vowels. Here is a video of the children putting their learning into practice.

Italy booklets and tiramisu!

During the week, we have done lots of learning about Italy. We particularly enjoyed completing our Italian vocabulary and phrases booklet. On Thursday, we sampled the Italian dessert, Tiramisu, which was kindly made for us by Mrs Menghisteab. Thank you, Miss! It was delicious.

Greek Vases

The next step for our DT/Art Greek Vase project was to paint our structures. Children had a choice of orange, copper or gold and had to ensure they achieved a consistent coverage of their chosen colour.

Bonfire Safety

In the lead up to bonfire night, Class Five were visited by our three local and very friendly police offers, who presented a bonfire night safety talk. We learnt the very important firework code and asked lots of important safety questions. 

International Week - Bamboo Tamboo Workshop
As part of our International Week experience, Mrs Smallwood kindly organised a 30 minute Bamboo Tamboo session for our class. We played three instruments, each of a different pitch. They sounded lovely when played at the same time. We enjoyed learning lots of new rhythms.
Bamboo Tamboo is a Trinidadian percussion instrument created in Trinidad and is an instrument which predated the creation of steelpan, which we play at school.

Buongiorno!

Welcome to International Week in year five, where we are learning all about Italy. We started the week by learning the days of the week and some colours. We then did some map reading, where we learned the names of the largest countries in the world (by population) and their respective capital city. It has been a lovely start to the week. 

Spanish

We have being learning about short syllables in our phonics work in Spanish. Here is a couple of activities we did to apply our knowledge. One involves matching syllables together to make a word and the other involves a song about chocolate.  If you want to keep practising your Spanish, look on Purple Mash in the Spanish section for quizzes and activities on your numbers and other vocabulary.

Design Technology
After our first round of papier mâché pupils looked at their structures to see if they could make them more stable/symmetrical/ in keeping with a Greek design. They then proceeded to cover their structures with a second layer of  papier mâché again to improve their stability.

Black History Month - Windrush Workshop

As part of Black History Month, Year Five participated in a 'Bigfoot Arts Education' workshop, where using media and drama, they learnt all about the Windrush Generation and about some people who travelled to Britain on this famous and historic voyage, following the end of World War II.

Reward time - Hot chocolate!

As a result of reaching the first line in our class marble reward jar, Class Five were given a treat of hot chocolate, squirty cream, rainbow sprinkles, marshmallows and biscuits. It was a joyous occasion. Yum!

Design Technology
Today the children moved forward with their Greek vase project by covering their models in papier mache. They had to develop the technique to cover all parts of their piece and several pupils needed to solve issues of strength and stability. 

Daily Life in Ancient Greece

In our history lesson, we split into six groups to each research a different aspect of daily life in Ancient Greece. We found out about: women, men, children, food, housing and clothing. We used secondary sources and presented our findings in the form of a large poster.

Class Assembly: Alford Gardner and the Windrush Generation

On Tuesday 26th September, Class Five delivered a fantastic 'Black History' themed assembly all about the Windrush Generation, of which this year is the 75th anniversary. We focussed especially on one particular person, Alford Gardner, who travelled to England on the Windrush and later settled in Leeds. He founded the Caribbean Cricket Club on Scott Hall Road and he is still alive and well, at the age of 97. The children spoke clearly and confidently. They did themselves proud!

Library Visit

This week after our transition meeting with parents we went for a visit to our nearest library "Burmantofts Hub". Several parents came along too and were able to join the library there and then. If you missed this you can go with your children to the library to get a library card- you just need your name, address, date of birth and an email or phone number. The library is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. It has access to books, computers and you can order the book you want if they don't have it. Keeeeeeeep reading.

DRAMA: Ancient Greek Workshop

On Wednesday 20th September, Class Five enjoyed their second drama workshop with John Mee from 'Alive and Kicking'. This week, the children further-developed the legend of Theseus and Minotaur. It was an absolute pleasure to see the pupils grow in confidence, take control over their learning and become comfortable in working with a range of pupils across a number of different scenarios. We've had a lovely start to the year. 

Science: Air Resistance 
In Tuesday's science lesson, we learnt about air resistance by designing and testing the falling speeds of three spinners, each with different rotor size. 
We found that air resistance had the biggest effect on the spinners with the largest rotors, causing them to fall more slowly to the ground. 
Black History: Windrush Assembly Rehearsal
We have started to rehearse for our 'Windrush Generation' assembly, which will take place next week, on Tuesday 26th September. Please do come along to watch us tell the story of this great historic event. Our assembly will start at 9am. We look forward to seeing you.

History Drama Workshop

On Wednesday 13th September, Year Five were immersed in a day of mythical creatures, quests and Greek Gods, through the help of Drama specialist, John Mee. They used mime, physical theatre, thought-tracking and soundscaping, to bring Ancient Greece to life. They were given autonomy to organise themselves and work together collaboratively, to solve problems, develop independence and to express their ideas around given themes.

Recorder Lessons

Each Monday, Year Five have a recorder lesson. We sing, play rhythm games, compose and perform. This is the first time we have played the recorder. We are taught by a specialist recorder teacher called Mrs Copley. It is great fun! Today we learnt how to play the note, 'B'

Lunchtime Prayer

This is a jolly prayer that we all like to join in with at lunchtime, where we all give thanks for the food that we are given.

MUSIC (ostinato rhythms)

In today's music lesson, Class Five were learning an ostinato rhythm. This is a pattern of notes that is repeated over and over again as an accompaniment to a piece of music. We used glockenspiels to produce the ostinato and we all sung the melody to complete the performance. 

First Day

We've had a fantastic first day back in Year Five and all the children have been smiling all the way through the day. Children have learnt the expectations of the class and have got used to a new timetable. It has been a busy day, but we still found time for a PE lesson (PE kits needed every Tuesday from now on) and a science lesson all about forces in action. We're looking forward to a year of hard work, fun and growth.

End of the Year
After a rich, varied and fun time in Year 5 the children spent their last day playing games and solving puzzles. It has been a delight sharing your learning journey Year 5 and we wish you all the very best in Year 6. Have a great Summer. The Year 5 team

Our Ripon Pen-Pals

On Thursday 6th July, class five visited their pen-pals again, but this time they travelled all the way to Ripon. We spent the day catching up, selling items on a market stall, designing totem poles and playing cricket. It was a fabulous experience. We ended the day with ice lollies! 

Art

In art we continued our Brazilian painting topic by learning about the artist Tarsila do Amaral. We learnt about her life and went on to use our colour mixing skills to colour match one of her paintings.

Yeadon Tarn

Last week Year 5 enjoyed a sunny day on Yeadon Tarn. Each group had a session canoeing, paddleboarding and working together in the bell boat.  The children did really well and gave every activity their all. High levels of splashing were registered.

Art

As part of our new Art topic on Brazilian painting we have been exploring colour. We discussed what colour is and the different types of colours including primary and secondary colours and different hues, tones and shades. The children were then tasked with creating their own colour wheel and making different tones of each colour.

Gangs

On Monday 12th June, we were joined PCSOs, Chris and Dale, who visited us to discuss gangs and what gang-related activities might look like. We discussed the threats which gangs pose and the signs to look out for, in order to avoid being exploited by such criminal groups.

On Wednesday 17th May, Class Five pupils from St. Peter's met their penpals from Ripon Cathedral School for the first time. We had a brilliant day making 'friendship shields' and completing an outdoor orienteering course, whilst getting to know our new friends a little better. The sun shone for us and we ended the day with some lollies. We look forward to visiting Ripon in July. 

Lino Print Making 

As part of their calligraphy project, Year 5 have created a tile design inspired by the Victorian artist William Morris. Today the children developed their skills with the lino cutters, working on a small leaf, using different blades for effect. This is in preparation for their final piece- a tile design with their initials.

Ready for Home

Nightline

Day 3 - Breakfast & Orienteering

More day 2 Activities

Cycling

Climbing

Bushcraft Activities

Breakfast is Served....

Day One Activities continued...

Day One Activities

Day One

Yellow group started their Lineham experience with a nightline. This required good communication skills, trust and teamwork to negotiate several obstacles whilst blindfolded. The group worked well together and developed their communication skills as they went along. For the second part of the session the children developed their map reading skills in an orienteering tasks. After a delicious tea ( pizza, chips, salad, chocolate cake and whipped cream!) we wrote a diary of our day. Next is a night walk.

We’ve arrived and it’s time for lunch

Ready to Depart

Our residential to Lineham Farm is about to begin…

Into University Business and Enterprise Day
Year 5 began the day by learning about a wide range of businesswomen and men. How they became successful and what products they sold. They were introduced to the idea of costs, income and profits. Then they got to create their own café and had to make decisions about how and where to spend their money. In the afternoon they got to design and make their own smoothie. They had to come up with a marketing strategy and present their ideas to " The Dragon's Den". All the groups worked well together, and the smoothies were delicious. 

Spanish Vowel Song

In Year 5 we have been applying our knowledge of the Spanish vowels. The children were set the challenge of learning this Spanish song all about the vowels off by heart. It was tough and only two children managed the song in full. What an achievement! Well done.

Easter Cards

Today, we have been making our Easter cards. They were a little tricky to put together but the end result was great!

PSHCE Emotional Literacy

We have been learning about the importance of feelings and the different types of feelings we can experience. The children were asked to find as many words as they could for an emotion and then rank them on a feelings thermometre.

Into University Trip

Today we went to Into #University to learn about the experience of going to university. We learnt about the different places where you can go, the types of courses you can study, options for the accommodation available to you and also the vast array of clubs and societies you can join.

Author Visit

On Tuesday 21st March, we were visited by a guest author, Richard O'Neill, who spoke to us all about his upbringing and how he became a professional author. We had a good conversation about how to start our story writing and had the opportunity to ask lots of interesting questions. Thank you to Mrs Vickers for organising the visit for us.

Learning today - Friday 10th March

 

Good morning Class 5
 
Mr Robertson would like you to make sure that you do a super job completing your reading comprehension about the ‘Wright Brothers’ and your arithmetic paper, which were both sent home yesterday.
You should read your new reading book that was given to you yesterday and make sure that a comment is written in your planner by a family member. 
Please also visit EdShed to practise your spellings for Monday and TRRS to continue your ‘Class Battle’ against Year 4. 
For those wanting to do some extra work, try and use the internet to make some notes on the following question:
‘What was a day at school like for a Victorian child?’
Think about what they learnt (subjects), their uniform, who they sat with, what the classroom looked like, what activities they did in the afternoons, whether they all went to school for the same amount of time. 
Have a safe day and keep warm 

 

Reversible and Irreversible Changes

We continued our science work in school this week by continuing with our materials topic, where we are looking closely at reversible and irreversible changes. In this demonstration, we mixed bicarbonate of soda with vinegar. A new product was formed (Carbon Dioxide) and this caused the balloons to quickly inflate. Because a new product was formed, this made the reaction irreversible (you can't get the vinegar and the bicarbonate of soda back). It was very exciting!! 

Spanish

In Year 5 we've been learning the phonics of ca, co, cu. The children had to work in pairs to practise the sounds. Some letters were then removed to make it trickier. They still did very well with this extra challenge - watch the here: IMG_0315.MOV 

Victorian Murder Mystery Trip

On March 2nd, class five visited Abbey House in Kirkstall, to learn all about life as a Victorian. They carried out a murder mystery tour of the museum, where they learnt about different shops in a Victorian shopping street and the types of people who might have worked in them. We solved the crime!

Knowledge Quiz

We finished our day with a knowledge mat quiz. We get ten minutes to revise from the mats and to write down a question for the rest of the class to answer. We then take turns at answering questions, to show our knowledge and hopefully to earn lots of marbles for our class reward jar!

Recorder Progress

We are now good at playing the notes B, A, G and E. Today, we learnt a song called, 'How Do You Do?' This was tricky because there were a lot of rests to count. Mrs Copley was very pleased with our progress. 

Greek Sandals - Joining all the components together
After researching, designing and cutting out the component parts of our sandals, we have begun to join all the parts together. There has been a lot of trial and error involved and the children have had to problem solving about which adhesives are the best and how to join parts together. At times the children had to adjust their designs to make the product workable. The variety of designs and the originality of ideas has been very impressive. 
PHSE
In our Mindmat lesson this week, we explored ideas of mental health. The children were taken through a mindfulness session, a concept they were familiar with from Year 4, and encouraged to focus on the breath and sounds they could hear. We discussed the importance of mental health as well as physical health, developing a plan of action to support your mental health and where to go to if you need help. 
Spanish
In Spanish in Year 5 we have been revising our phonical sounds, including vowels, both strong and weak. This week the children had to say out a number of words in alphabetical order and here was the result. The children are confident to speak and with their phonical knowledge they can tackle unknown words.
Click on the link to watch the video: IMG_0649.MOV 

Feelings Poems

In English we have been exploring different colours which can be used to represent feelings and emotions in poetry. We then used our five senses to help us build pictures of different thoughts that came to our minds. Some of us used similes and metaphors to make our poems more interesting.

Victorians: Workhouse Conditions

In our history lesson, we travelled around the classroom, finding source documents, which helped us to learn all about workhouse food, education, jobs, punishments and rules! 

George's Marvellous Medicine Volume Problems

In our maths lesson today, we measured out various volumes of liquids, to create some marvellous medicine recipes by following some recipes very carefully. We used syringes of various sizes, as well as different measuring containers. When we had completed each recipe, we worked as a group to calculate the total volume, as well as making a note of the final colour. We had a lot of fun. 

Keeping Safe Day

We covered a lot of topics on Keeping Sage day, including:
'CLEVER NEVER GOES' - How to stay safe with increasing face - an emoji quiz with scenarios where children decided whether something was 'Not OK', 'Not Sure' or 'OK'.
ANTI-BULLYING - A video showing a story of a girl being bullied and the impact of all concerned. 
ONLINE SAFETY - 'A Line of Risk', where children ranked the risk of certain online activities from 'Least Risk' to 'High Risk'
RESPECT AND CONSENT - organising a series of scenario cards into healthy boundaries and unhealthy boundaries, followed by a multiple choice quiz, where children decided which answer was the most appropriate from a range of scenarios. 

God and the Big Bang at Leeds Minister 

To complement our Understanding Christianity Topic “Creation and Science, Conflicting or Complimentary?", we spent the day with three scientist who are also Christians. There were three distinct sessions 1. The Big Bang 2. Evolution and Creation 3. Curiosity - why do we want to know things? There was also a chance to ask questions at the end and Year 5 came up with lots. A very interesting and thought-provoking day. 

PHSE

As part of our "Keeping safe and managing risk" topic, the children are learning about domestic violence. To start with they had to record words they associate with violence: agression, physical and emotional, harassment, frustration, were just some of the words they used. They then had to develop a freezeframe of a situation that was about to get violent. We explore the feelings of the characters involved, the short- and long-term effects of violence and alternative ways to respond.

DT - Ancient Greek Sandals
After developing our class design criteria and developing our own sandal design, this Friday the children began making their final product.
They had different materials to choose from including cardboard, cork, carpet underlay and lino. We revised the different components of the sandal: insole, midsole, sole and straps and then the children got to work. A common mistake was to make the sandals too small. There was lots of trial and error throughout the morning and the children needed to problem solve constantly.

Victorian Workhouse Drama Day

On Wednesday 1st February, we were visited by the drama company, Alive and Kicking, who facilitated a fantastic investigation into the lives of children who entered Victorian workhouses in the 1840s. We had a wonderful day of drama and storytelling. 

Electrical Conductivity

In Tuesday’s science lesson, we tested the electrical conductivity of five different metals, with the intention of finding out which material, once included in a circuit, would help a light bulb to shine the brightest.      

Times Tables Rock Stars

Class Five ended their computing lesson with some reward TTRS practise. They are soon going to go head-to head with class 2 in a TTRS timetables challenge!

Greek Sandal Project - DT Week 2

During the prototype lesson the children investigated joining components with glue, sellotape and staples. They had to size the sandal straps to fit Mrs Wilkinson’s foot and for some styles how to secure the ankle. Several children explored the comfort of the sandal, creating a cotton wool effect with wool. 

Greek Sandal Project - DT

As part of our Greek sandal project, Year 5 were tasked with taking apart existing sandals. This involved using seam rippers and sharp scissors appropriately. They had to lay out all the different components they extracted and label them with their name, what they were made from and  their purpose.

Design & Technology

Class Five have been in the cookery room throughout the day with Mrs Swailes. We have been making vegetable samosas. We selected  a range of appropriate equipment in order to make the samosas and we discussed why this savoury dish was a healthy food option. 

Maths Buzz

In our maths lesson today, the children have been working in small groups to complete logic and reasoning problems all about fractions, in a game called 'Maths Buzz'. The children were very competitive and all worked hard to complete each of the three levels as quickly as possible. 

Snowman Drive

We've started our party day in class five with our snowman drive...a game where you have to roll a 6 to start (draw a snowman's body) and then roll all the different numbers on the dice to complete your snowman. This game brought out the competitive side in our children. 

Police visit: Knife Crime Awareness
On Wednesday morning, we were visited by our local police service, who gave our Year Five children a very important presentation about the dangers of knife crime in the community. It is never right to be in possession of a knife at school or in the community. 

Letters from our Pen Pals

Today we received a class Christmas card and individual letter replies from our friends at Ripon Cathedral Primary School. Seeing our pupils opening their letters was a joyous experience. We're looking forward to meeting our pen pals in 2023. 

End of Year Pantomime

This afternoon, Year Five sat down to watch the end of year pantomime, which had kindly been ordered by Miss Parry. It was great. Thank you, Miss Parry. 

Merry Christmas!

The children and staff in Year Five would like to wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas, 2022. 

Gold Certificate for Isaac

Congratulations to Isaac, who has been working really hard on Mathletics and has recently earned enough points for his gold certificate. A brilliant achievement!

D:Side -Online Safety

In today’s special D:Side session with Dave, we learnt about safe use of social media whilst online. We discussed the different types of social media we are now exposed to and how information can very easily be shared once it is posted online. We finished by looking at the dangers of fake profiles. 

Spanish birthdays and numbers...

To help us embed our knowledge of  'When is your birthday?' in Spanish, we took a class survey and asked as many people as we could.
To consolidate our Spanish numbers we passed beanbags in pairs (an idea taken from Year 6) practising especially numbers 11-20. Once they had mastered this the children did it backwards and then counted in twos.

Goodbye Hussain

Today we said goodbye to Hussain, who is leaving Leeds with his family to start at a new school outside of Yorkshire. Hussain and his best friend, Micky, spent time together at the end of the day. They have been extremely good friends since the very start of their time at St. Peter's. We all wish you well, Hussain and we will miss you! 

Winter Wonderland!

Welcome to our Year Five Winter Wonderland. Merry Christmas Everyone! 

Salsa Lesson

As part of our Spanish learning, Mrs Wilkinson invited her friend, Pedro, to come and teach us how to Salsa. We learnt some basic steps, listened carefully to Pedro giving instructions in Spanish and had a really great time putting a simple salsa dance together. 

Wonderdome

On Thursday 17th November, we continued our ‘Earth and Space’ science project with a visit from the Wonderdome. The main focus of the session was to understand how the Earth rotates and orbits around the Sun. We looked at how the Earth, Sun and Moon are all spherical in shape and we were also taught about ‘night and day’, constellations and how astronauts manage to survive in space.

Writing to our Pen Pals in Ripon

This week, we have been writing to our new pen pals who go to Ripon Cathedral Primary School. Today we started to publish and decorate our letters and we're looking forward to receiving some replies.

Logic and reasoning problems in numeracy
In Thursday's maths lesson, we worked in pairs to complete a 'Maths Buzz' challenge. Today the pairs of children had to use logic and reasoning around numbers to work out the positions in which the different hot air balloons finished in the race.

Computing - Spreadsheets

In today's computing lesson, we used the 2Calculate function of Purple Mash to create a spreadsheet to solve area and perimeter problems. As an extension, we tried to use a formula to work out the volumes of different cuboids. Yosyas and Tedros did an awesome job!

Democracy

In our history lesson today, we learnt about Ancient Greek democracy. We debated whether we would prefer to live in the city state of Athens or the city state of Sparta. We revised what democracy is and we learned that democracy began in the period of the ancient Greeks. As was the case back then, people voted with a pebble, so that is what we did today. 

Bonfire Safety

In the lead up to bonfire night, Class Five were visited by police offers, Sharon and Chris, who presented a bonfire night safety talk. We learnt the very important firework code and asked lots of important safety questions. 

International Week

We had a brilliant week learning all about Italy. On Friday, we all dressed in our traditional clothes and loved showing the parents what we had been learning.

Greek Vases

During our second session of paper mache the children got to strengthen and stiffen their structures. The bases required some problem solving in order to allow the structures to stand. The second layer meant a smoother finish and a stronger structure.

DT Day: Magnificent Minestrone

As part of our cookery work in Year Five, and linking nicely with our International Week work on Italy, Mrs Swailes worked with our pupils to prepare a delicious minestrone soup. Thank you for planning these sessions, Mrs Swailes. 

Tiramisu Time!

As part of our look into Italian culture, Mrs Menghisteab very kindly made a Tiramisu for all the children in Year Five to try. This traditional Italian dessert was absolutely sensational. Thank you very much indeed to Horeb's mum. We really appreciate it. 

International Week Drumming Workshop

Mrs Smallwood kindly organised a drumming workshop for each class. We played the Djembe drum, which comes from West Africa. We learnt how to play three sounds on the drum. It was great fun! Thank you, Mrs Smallwood!

 

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I numeri 

Click on the picture below to see our brilliant Italian counting.

Italian Vocabulary

We have learnt the names of some of the colours in Italian, as well as the days of the week.

Buongiorno!

Welcome to International Week. In Year Five we are learning about Italy. We started the week with some map work, where we started to learn about the differences between the north and south regions, labelled the cities, rivers and Apennine mountain range. 

DT

The children have now got on with creating their structures and strengthening them with paper mache. There were plenty of problems they had to solve with issues of strength, stability and symmetry. It was a team effort! 

DT

For our Greek vase project in Year 5 we learnt about past designs and then chose the one we wanted to create, in light of the design criteria we developed. We then spent time developing prototypes of the vases and we finally sketched our structural design.

Science: Balloon Rockets

In our science lesson today, we were learning about friction, as part of our forces unit. We decided to test how far a balloon would travel down lengths of different materials (string, wool and wire). We learnt that the wire was the smoothest and therefore created the least amount of friction. As a result, the balloon flew further!

Spanish......... Cho-co-la-te
Here the children are learning a rhyme to support the learning of short syllables in Spanish and the phonetical sounds for the vowels.

Daily Life in Ancient Greece

In our history lesson, we split into six groups to each research a different aspect of daily life in Ancient Greece. We found out about: women, men, children, food, housing and clothing. We used secondary sources and presented our findings in the form of a large poster.

Our Black History Class Assembly

Over thirty adults came to watch our Black History assembly about the ‘Hidden Figures’ who made landing on the moon possible. The children performed with joy and expression, telling such a clear story as they spoke. Mr Robertson and the Year Five staff team are incredibly proud of the children. 

Recorders

Each Monday, Year Five have a recorder lesson. We sing, play rhythm games, compose and perform. This is the first time we have played the recorder. We are taught by a specialist recorder teacher called Mrs Copley. It is great fun!

Black History Assembly Rehearsal

We've just had a final practise of our 'Hidden Figures' Black History Assembly. If you'd like to join us, Class Five will be performing in the hall at 9am on Tuesday 4th October. Here's some performance poetry...

Spanish

This week in Spanish, Class 5 have been learning phonics. They were practising the vowels and the actions to go with them. 

Music

In today's music lesson, Class Five were learning an ostinato rhythm. This is a pattern of notes that is repeated over and over again as an accompaniment to a piece of music. We used glockenspiels to produce the ostinato and we all sung the melody. 

Art

Year 5 were practising drawing different postures for our Greek vase project with the help of our  new mannequins

Science: Air Resistance

In today’s science lesson, we learnt about air resistance by designing and testing the speeds of fall of three spinners with different rotor size. We found that air resistance had the biggest effect on the spinners with the largest rotors, causing them to fall more slowly to the ground. 

Real PE: Throw Tennis

In our Real P.E. lesson today, we have been learning the skills needed to help us to play Throw Tennis. We are focussing on ball skills and the personal skills of perseverance and practise). We had great fun!

Staying Safe Online

As part of their work on online safety, class five have been learning the important meaning of staying SMART online. Today we learnt how to set strong passwords and then considered when it is safe to share videos and photos online. We also discussed the possible dangers of this. 

Book Sale & Library Visit

On Thursday 15th September, Class Five and parents were invited to attend a special reading morning. We started by having a book sale in class, where children could buy books for 10p, 20p and 50p. The money raised is going to go towards buying a new set of guided reading books for the class, which we will use after Christmas. 
 
We then visited Burmantofts Community Library, where we were all given the opportunity to sign up for our very own library card!

Spelling Shed

On Monday mornings, we always have a spelling test. We can practice for the test using the spelling sheet in the back of our planners or by logging onto the Spelling Shed website. 

Welcome to the new school year! 
Class Five have made a happy and hard-working start and have already learnt all the new rules and routines for the months ahead. 

Ripon Pen Pals Visit

On Tuesday 5th July, children from Year Five travelled to Ripon Cathedral School, where they spent another day with their pen-pals. We planted sunflower seeds, did orienteering and we played cricket. The weather was beautiful and we all had a really great day. 

D:Side Visitor

On Thursday 30th June, Dave from D:Side visited Class Five to discuss alcohol. We talked about 'alcohol and the law', where we find alcohol and how people can be responsible with alcohol. 

Burmantofts Community Hub

On Thursday 23rd June, Class Five visited the Burmantofts Community Hub, where they were introduced to another local library resource. 
Whilst there, we learnt all about this year's Summer Reading Challenge, which is all about 'Gadgeteers'. The more books you read, the more prizes you can earn. We had a lovely time! 

Archery!

Class 5 had a fabulous time when a coach came in to teach them Archery, they listened really well and really improved their skills!

Yeadon Tarn - Canoeing & Orienteering

On Thursday 16th June, Class Five had a memorable day at Yeadon Tarn, right next to the airport. We did canoeing on the water and orienteering around the lake. The weather was beautiful and we all had great fun! 

White Quarry Farm
Year 5 spent a tranquil and interesting day learning about the workings of a real farm. They were able to see their science topic come to life in the wide flower meadows, seeing plant reproduction in action. They also saw first-hand the process food goes through from field to plate. They got to do some leaf prints and plant their own sunflowers. I fun day had by all.

A Day with our Pen-pals

On Wednesday 18th May, Class Five spent the day with their pen-pals from Ripon Cathedral Primary School, who they have previously written and sent a whole class video to. It was a beautiful day, with lovely weather and the children got to know each other through an outdoor orienteering task and an indoor collaborative shield-making activity. After lunch, we said our goodbyes and took a whole class five photo for good memories. We're really looking forward to visit Ripon Cathedral Primary School in July.

Compton Library Visit

On Wednesday morning, Class Five visited their local library, to get all excited about books. There are hundreds of amazing comics, novels, picture books, graphic novels and non-fiction texts, all to be enjoyed. Compton Library is free to join and it's a lovely environment in which families can spend time. We chose some lovely books to take back to school with us. 

Goodbye Lineham Farm!

Preparing to go Home

We've had an amazing three days at Lineham. We have tried so hard and had an enormous amount of fun. Mr Robertson is so proud of you! Here are the children, having their final review meeting, around the fireplace, before we set off back to school. 

Day 3...

Day 2...

Lots of Fun on Day One!

We've Arrived!

Class 5 arrived at Lineham Farm at 11am and after unpacking bags and making beds, we had our lunch. We are now heading to start our activities outside and thankfully, the sun has started to shine!

IntoUniversity morning - What is a University?

On Monday 28th March, Year Five spent the morning at St. Aidan's Church, where they learnt all about that universities, careers and university course options. It was a very interesting morning. 

Reversible and Irreversible Changes

We continued our science work in school this week by continuing with our materials topic, where we are looking closely at reversible and irreversible changes. In this demonstration, we mixed bicarbonate of soda with vinegar. A new product was formed (Carbon Dioxide) and this caused the balloons to quickly inflate. Because a new product was formed, this made the reaction irreversible (you can't get the vinegar and the bicarbonate of soda back). It was very exciting!! 

British Science Week 2022

On Monday 14th March, Class Five made the short trip to the Co-operative Academy, where they participated in a really fun morning of science experiments. The theme for this year's British Science Week is 'Growth' and because of this, all the experiments and demonstrations were to do with growing. We made our own salt growth trees. By standing the trees in salt water, the water will evaporate over time, leaving just the salt crystal behind on the trees. We had a really fun time and lots of us were left feeling very inspired. 

Important Letter 17/02/2022

Lineham Farm Presentation

George's Marvellous Mathematical Medicine

In maths today, we put our measuring skills to the test, to measure out lots of different potions. We followed specific instructions to measure, made observations about the colour of the medicines produced and of course, calculated the total volume of each medicine. We had a fantastic time!

Poetry Recital Semi-Finals

On Thursday 2nd February, Class Five held their Poetry Recital semi-finals. All the children in the class had to perform, off-by-heart, a poem of at least eighteen lines. We had a great morning and it was fabulous to see how nicely the children supported each other. 
Congratulations to our winners, DANA and AALIYA, who performed beautifully and will now go through to the grand finals, which will be held on Wednesday 16th February. 

Happy Christmas!

Class Five would like to wish you all a very Happy and safe Christmas. Lots of love from Mr. Robertson, Mrs Wilkinson, Miss Comrie, Miss Brown and Mrs Kilroy. Enjoy the festive period. 

Y5 Recorder Performance

We have mastered the notes ‘B’, ‘A’ and ‘G’ and after several lessons, we can now play our first song, ‘Hot Cross Buns. Here is a quick performance...

Christmas Fun

Class 5 had a lovely time when their parents came to visit; they watched the Christmas performance, did a lovely activity, had a look at their children's books and enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits.

International Week - Italy

During International Week, Year Five have been learning all about Italy. For our video, we have put together a quick performance that showcases many of the facts that we have learnt. It starts with a counting song and then moves onto some great trivia about Italy itself. Enjoy!

Recorders

On Monday, Year Five had their first recorder lesson of the year with Miss Smith. We learnt rhythms, names for different notes, how to hold the recorder and most importantly, how to play a nice sound! We all have very colourful recorders to play! 

White Quarry Farm

Year 5 visited White Quarry Farm as a follow-up to our DT topic of bread-making. We found out lots of fascinating information about arable farming from Tango the farmer and Annie from the Country Trust. We visited the granary, where we practised grinding wheat to turn it into flour. To link with our recent artwork about William Morris, we created some beautiful floral prints using leaves, flowers and herbs from the farm and gardens. We also sketched wild flowers in the meadow and met some of the farm animals. We had a simply glorious day and Tango and Annie were incredibly impressed with the children's behaviour and impeccable manners. You are a credit to St Peter's Class 5.

Bread Making

For our latest DT topic, we have been making and shaping bread in Class 5. We mixed the ingredients together to form a dough, which was quite a sticky process! After kneading the dough and leaving it to rest, we shaped it carefully and then baked it in the oven. Our bread tasted delicious & there are some very talented bakers in Class 5. Fantastic work!

Lineham Farm

Year 5 went to Lineham Farm for an exciting activity day. We practised our map-reading skills during orienteering and learnt den-making and fire-building skills during our bush-craft challenge. Using the low-ropes, we helped each other to navigate a tricky obstacle course and worked together brilliantly as a team to complete the rope swing challenge. We had an absolutely fantastic day & the children were complimented on their beautiful manners. Well done everybody!

Home Learning

Good morning Year 5. Mrs Vickers and Mrs Readman have planned lots of lovely learning for you to do today. Click on the link below to find out what they would like you to do.

Remember - only do the activities they have asked you to do today. Let them know how you are doing on the blog. Work hard and stay safe. We  miss you lots - have a good day!

Love Miss Parry xxx

Week 8

This will be our last week of home learning and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 8th March. 

3 more sleeps until school starts!!!

Learning for Monday 1st March

Learning for Tuesday 2nd March

Learning for Wednesday 3rd March

Learning for Thursday 4th March

Learning for Friday 5th March

Week 7

Monday 22nd February is a training day so teachers will not be on the blog as they will be busy doing other jobs today.

Learning for Monday 22nd February

Learning for Tuesday 23rd February

Learning for Wednesday 24th February

Learning for Thursday 25th February

Learning for Friday 26th February

Week 6

Learning for Monday 8th February 2021

Learning for Tuesday 9th February 2021

Learning for Wednesday 10th February 2021

Learning for Thursday 11th February 2021

Learning for Friday 12th February 2021

Week 5

Learning for Monday 1st February 2021

Learning for Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Learning for Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Learning for Thursday 4th February 2021

Learning for Friday 5th February 2021

Week 4

Learning for Monday 25th January 2021

Learning for Tuesday 26th January 2021

Learning for Wednesday 27th January 2021

Learning for Thursday 28th January 2021

Learning for Friday 29th January 2021 

Week 3

Learning for Monday 18th January 2021

Learning for Tuesday 19th January 2021

Learning for Wednesday 20th January 2021

Learning for Thursday 21st January 2021

Learning for Friday 22nd January 2021

Week 2

Learning for Friday 15th January 2021

Learning for Thursday 14th January 2021

Learning for Wednesday 13th January 2021

Learning for Tuesday 12th January 2021

Learning for Monday 11th January 2021

Week 3

Learning for Friday 8th January 2021

Learning for Thursday 7th January 2021

Learning for Wednesday 6th January 2021

Santa's Farm

Happy Christmas!

International Week

In Class 5, we learnt about Japan as part of our International week. We practised counting up to 10 in Japanese! We also created our own Japanese fans and designed an information leaflet containing lots of interesting facts about Japan.

Hello Class 5!

Click on the links to read messages and information from your teacher.  

A special end of year message for Class 5...

Abbey House Museum

Year 5 became detectives for the morning at Abbey House Museum. We travelled through the cobbled streets, hunting for clues to find the culprit responsible for the mysterious death of ‘Mr Sellit’. We also practised taking fingerprints and learnt more about life in Victorian times. The children behaved brilliantly and we had a fantastic time. 

Super space assembly!

Class 5 did a wonderful assembly all about space and the solar system. They had learned lots of facts about the planets, sang and signed and excellent song and performed some brilliant space poems. It was lovely to see so many parents too!

Amazing solar system models

The children in Class 5 were set a task of making models of the solar system. They have done a great job!  

Abbey House Museum Trip

Year 5 became detectives for the morning at Abbey House Museum. We travelled through the cobbled streets, hunting for clues to find the culprit responsible for the mysterious death of ‘Mr Sellit’. We also practised taking fingerprints and learnt more about life in Victorian times. The children behaved brilliantly and we had a fantastic time. 

God and The Big Bang Trip

Class 5 took part in an exciting workshop at Leeds Minster recently on the subject of 'God and the Big Bang'. We enjoyed experiencing a range of activities led by Christian scientists, who taught us about rainbows, bubbles, fossils and optical illusions. It was a really interesting and informative day and we helped to generate lots of interesting questions about science and religion.

Stardome Visitor

Class 5 had an exciting visit from Mr Lunn and his Stardome. We really enjoyed this experience and learnt lots of new information about our science topic of Space and our history topic of Ancient Greece. We behaved brilliantly and had a fantastic time!

Y5 visit Ripon

In year 5 we were very excited to visit our pen pals at Ripon Cathedral School recently. We spent the morning completing a photo treasure hunt around the school; taking photographs to depict different emotions and exploring their extensive grounds. We then played a fun and friendly game of rounders. What a lovely day!