About Our Year Group
Miss Winter - Class K
Miss Hogan - Class L
Support Staff: Mrs Perrin and Mrs Jackson
Miss Hogan and Miss Winter are delighted to be teaching Y5 this year. They have lots of creative activities planned for the children with many visitors joining them over the year to enhance the curriculum. Y5 is such an important year group and high standards are expected. More homework is set and children must show far greater independence. However, learning with a fun element is the way forward.
Y5 Royal Observatory Greenwich
Linking with our Science topic on The Solar System, we travelled to the Royal Observatory to explore the museum, take part in a workshop and watch a planetarium show.
Ancient Greek Day Year 5
To consolidate our unit on Ancient Greece, we invited both classes to come dressed in an Ancient Greek costume. We had a St Mary's Ancient Olympic morning, followed by a theatre company who took us on a time travelling adventure back to Ancient Greece. We learnt so much about Ancient Greek culture and the legacy it left for modern times.
Anzac Day Cooking Year 5
To celebrate Anzac Day on the 25th of April, the Year 5's made a traditional biscuit, the Anzac biscuit. Anzac stands for Australaian New Zealand Army Corps, and Anzac biscuits were created by the soldiers mixing together the supplies they were given while on the battlefield.
Year 5 Samba
Year 5 have developed their musical abilities thanks to the amazing talents of Michael and Miss Wyld during Samba sessions. Each child had the opportunity to try new instruments, explore new rhythms and showcase their skills in an assembly to their families.
Year 5 Remembrance Artwork
We reflected on the Centenary of World War I and took part in a project to represent our feelings about it.
Year 5 Science Day
Year 5 enjoyed Science day with a workshop all about aerodynamics and how planes stay in the air! We had a chance to make our own paper aeroplanes to see how far they could fly.
Year 5 Greek Assembly
Year 5 did an assembly showing their parents everything they had been learning in the Spring Term.
We had a lovely time using the kitchen to create lots of tasty Greek food. We ate our feast while listening to traditional Greek music.
Y5 were fortunate enough to be taught how to ride on the road safely by the cycling proficiency team. They absolutely loved it and had so much fun!
Year 5 British Museum Trip
Year 5 had a lovely day out to the British Museum. We spent some time exploring the galleries dedicated to the ancient Greeks, and had fun finding the different gods and myth stories that were depicted on the pots. We had an interesting workshop about how the Greeks created their stories and showed through art.
Year 5 Trip to the Planetarium
Year 5 enjoyed a lovely trip to the Royal Observatory and Planetarium to enhance their science knowledge about Space, which is our current topic. The had a great time, learning some fascinating facts while we were there. We had lots of compliments from members of the public and the staff at the museum about the impeccable behaviour of the children, so well done to them!
This half term year 5 have been taking part in Liturgical Dance. We have reflected on a piece of music and created dances to interpret the message that the music gives.
So far this year we have done two cooking sessions in year 5. For our first lesson we made banana bread, and our second session was linked to our R.E. topic of Judaism and Passover and we made unleavened bread. The children have really enjoyed using the new kitchen and have learnt new skills too!
St Thomas More
Ten Y5 students visited St Thomas More Secondary School where they enjoyed a tour of the school and were able to participate in a Y10 RE lesson.
Y5 participated in a live science lesson with the BBC. The lesson was all about how we taste food. Our results showed that in Class 5L 50% of the class were Tasters, 37.5% were Supertasters and 12.5% were Non-tasters.
Y5 Girls Football Competition
On January 10th, we travelled to Meridian Sports Club in Charlton to participate in our first football competition. We played with great skill and enthusiasm against many other schools in the Greenwich borough. It was a valuable learning experience and we look forward to more competitions. Well done girls; you were fantastic!
Anglo Saxon Day - Class K
Year 5 were very lucky to have a visitor who came in and explored Anglo-Saxon history with us. Here are Class K's photos from the day.
Class K Netball
We have been learning the skills of netball in outdoor P.E. this term, and we played a class tournament with house colour teams against each other. Class K have shown a great improvement in their invasion game skills and are enjoying playing the matches.
The school were very lucky to enjoy a visitor who came in to teach us about the Hindu religion. Year 5 were very interested and learnt a lot about the beliefs and traditions of Hinduism.
Class K Mass 15.11.16
Class K celebrated their class mass with the theme of Remembrance and Peace. Everybody contributed and there were some very thoughtful prayers written by members of the class. It was a lovely time of reflection.
Class L Mass
Everyone had a part to play in the Class L Mass today. As the Year of Mercy is drawing to a close, the children wanted the theme of the Mass to be mercy. For the Offertory, all the children made a Garden of Mercy with their flowers of forgiveness. They also made a Mercy Tree where they hung their leaves with petitions of mercy. These were signs that their aim was to be merciful like the Father.
We had a great time in September at the Environment Centre. We were very lucky with the weather!
Titanic Art Class L
While we were learning about the Titanic disaster, we tried to capture the moment in oil pastels. Look at the colours we used. What do they make you feel?
Year 5 Book Week
Year 5 enjoyed meeting some authors during Book Week. We were inspired to write and illustrate our own books.
Year 5 Book Week
Class K met some authors during Book Week. We also wrote and illustrated our own books.
Gym lesson with Year 5
This term we are lucky enough to have a specialist gym instructor to teach us. Have a look at some photos to see have we have been up to in our first lesson.
Class K at the Environmental Centre
Class K had fun dodging the raindrops at the Environmental Centre - we used our orienteering skills and teamwork - we had a great day!
Class L Artwork for The Highwayman
In Literacy, we studied the poem by Alfred Noyes called The Highwayman. After lots of hard work in our writing, we practised our presentation of the verses. We recorded each verse in pairs and we are going to add our artwork to these verses make a movie. Can you tell which verse these pictures represent?
The Highwayman! (Class K)
We studied the narrative poem by Alfred Noyes, called The Highwayman. In pairs we illustrated a verse of the tragic tale. We used silhouettes on a marbled background.
Class L Greek Day
We had a wonderful day being Ancient Greeks today! We even tried some typical Greek food. Do you think we look authentic?
Class K Go Greek!
Having learned about the Ancient Greeks, we put some of what we had learned into practice! We dressed in Chitons (old sheets!) and ate goats'cheese with pitta bread and olives.
Class L Maths Weeks Mondrian Art
We looked at the artist Mondrian and how her used rectangles to create his pictures. Do you like our versions?
Class L Maths Week Measurements in Body Parts
We investigated how our body parts were and still are used as units of measurements.
Maths Week A4 paper investigation
We investigated how long we could make a piece of A4 paper. It had to be a continuous piece! We used trundlewheels to measure our attempts.
Science Year 5 December 2012 Forces Experiment
During our Science Topic about Forces we carried out several experiments. Look at our photos to see our most recent one. We investigated how far an elastic band would propel a weight if stretched from an increasing distance. We had lots of fun finding out!
Year 5 Autumn 2012 Titanic
We researched and read books about being on the Titanic and what happened during the disaster. We really enjoyed this topic and we created lots of different pieces of writing around it. We also painted wonderful pictures of the ship.
Year 5 Autumn 2012 Environment Centre
Early in the term we went on a trip to the Environment Centre to work on our orienteering and problem solving skills. Look at what we got up to.
Year 5 Autumn 2012 Street Child
During our Victorian Topic we studied Street Child by Berlie Doherty. Before starting a piece of writing about Jim Jarvis, we tried to act out what the characters were thinking in different scenes. We worked as groups on freeze frames and conscience alleys.