Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to  Year 5′s class page.

Here you can find out more about what’s going on in class and the things we are learning about.

What we’ve been up to…                                 

SPRING  TERM

World Book Day – March 2nd

Along with the amazing costumes of characters from some of our favourite stories, we spent the day rehearsing a choral speech based on The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. We also wrote up stories based on The Lost Happy Endings written by Carol Ann Duffy. In the story,  the main character writes happy endings into the night sky with a magical golden pen. We wrote own stories in a special golden pen too!

  

The Narnia Experience – February

Along with Year 6, we visited the Narnia Experience in St Georges Hall in the city centre. It was a wonderful morning of stepping through the wardrobe doors, through musty, soft fur coats and exploring the tale of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

 

Designing and Testing Space Rockets

As part of our Space topic, we designed and planned to launch our own space rockets. We had to use our own knowledge of forces, design and materials to plan, make and test their effectiveness. We used a range of materials, tested some and then made final designs to test.

 

The Earth, the Moon and the Sun

We have been learning about the movement of the Earth around the sun, and how the moon orbits the Earth. Using models we have made in class, we have been exploring how the movement of these bodies creates day and night, seasons and affects climates.

Autumn Term 

Making Victorian Peg Dolls

After learning about a Victorian Christmas and typical toys for working children, Year 5 set about creating their own peg dolls. They designed their own ‘characters’, selected from a range of materials and fixed these on their wooden pegs. Some fantastic toys were created!

A Victorian Christmas

We visited Croxteth Hall to experience life as children during Victorian times after learning all about the period in school. Many of us got to learn about jobs such as kitchen maids, stable boys, housemaids but some lucky children got to be wealthy children and not work at all! Later, we all gathered in the great hall of Croxteth Hall to share homemade Christmas gifts, sing songs and play Victorian games. It was a brilliant day which brought the past to life!