Year 5 Kingfisher Class
For any of our class members who need to self-isolate due to the current circumstances, please find some tasks to help you maintain your learning opportunities from home.
A variety of activities (including Maths, English and Reading) can be found at:
For a variety of learning opportunities (particularly for consolidation purposes) across the curriculum, take a look at:
Don’t forget that you can make use of your TT Rockstars login to improve your Times Tables:
Week Beginning 2nd March 2020
This week, we started our new Art unit on fashion history. We have learnt about how fashion has changed over time and looked at the work of some influential designers, recording our discoveries and opinions in our sketch books.
We have continued to build on the work completed in previous PE lessons this term, resulting in some excellent sequences involving the skills we have been learning.
On Friday, we worked hard at solving a range of fraction problems. Although they were quite tricky, we were able to apply lots of the fraction skills we have been learning over the past few weeks.
Week Beginning 2nd March 2020
It's been another busy week in Kingfisher Class. The highlight of the week was probably World Book Day as we got the chance to dress up as book characters, decorate our doors and have some 'snuggle up and read' time.
Week Beginning 24th February 2020
Our DT topic continued this week as each group had the chance to make their own 'scone creation'. Then on Thursday afternoon, we joined together with Owl Class for a 'tea party'. We really enjoyed making sandwiches and cups of tea to have with our scones.
In English, we have read the story of Hamlet and have explored the plot and characters by working in role. On Friday, we learned about the Globe and discussed whether we would have liked to watch Hamlet being performed. We have also been working on using dictionaries to create word-webs.
Everybody appeared to really enjoy studying art work as part of our RE unit. On Tuesday, we then created our own pieces of art to express ourselves and our emotions.
Week Beginning 10th February 2020
This week we began our DT topic on 'High Tea'. All of us REALLY enjoyed tasting plain, fruit and cheese scones before then designing our own recipes ready to make after half-term.
Our English lessons have involved writing from different characters' points of view. As part of this process, we have used writing workshops to focus on different aspects for editing.
In Mathematics, we have continued our work on Fractions. We particularly enjoyed adding and subtracting fractions, using bar models to represent each calculation.
Week Beginning 3rd February 2020
In Science this week, we have been working in small groups to research the growth of different mammals. We then used PowerPoint to prepare presentations on a mammal of our choice.
Week Beginning 27th January 2020
We had a great time in our MFL lesson with Mrs Connolly this week. We have been working on how to give the time in French.
Week Beginning 20th January 2020
It's been another really busy week in Kingfisher Class with lots of new learning going on!
In English, we continued to study 'The Highwayman' but began to consider how other characters in the poem might be thinking and feeling. We explored these ideas by working in role. It was a lot of fun and really allowed us to investigate each character's ideas and motivation.
We have continued to work on written methods of calculation in Mathematics. This has involved consolidating our multiplication skills and learning a new written strategy for division. It was a little tricky but with practice, we know we can do it!
During PSHE lessons this week, we have learned about managing risk and financial capability. On Thursday, we enjoyed thinking about different career paths and the average wages earned for various jobs. Many of us found the data quite surprising!
Week Beginning 13th January 2020
It's been a bit of a crazy week in Kingfisher Class and we have loved it! Our particular highlights were our trip to see the Tower of London on Tuesday, our Bikeability sessions around the village and the Quicksticks session on Thursday afternoon. A really busy but fun week!
Week Beginning 6th January 2020
This week, we have really enjoyed getting to grips with our new topic: Brilliant Britain.
We learned about many of the Kings and Queens of England, created fact files, ordered them and put them on a timeline. We then investigated photos linked to our History focus of 'crime and punishment'.
Week Beginning 9th December 2019
On Thursday, we really enjoyed working together on a prime factors investigation. Some people were so enthusiastic that they wanted to carry on with their work during break time!
Week Beginning 2nd December 2019
This week we have really enjoyed exploring poetry.
Week Beginning 25th November 2019
In Science this week, we presented our learning on 'Earth and Space' by creating double page spreads. We really enjoyed considering the layout of our work and being able to add colour and images to our writing.
In Kingfisher class we explored the terms 'not nice', 'mean' and 'bullying'. We discussed stories which highlighted differences in the characters and the way in which they were treated- putting ourselves in their situation. We also discussed different scenarios of which many of us had experienced something similar. We were then able to discuss which of the terms best fitted these scenarios, giving us confidence to use the appropriate vocabulary.
Later in the week, we were able to plant bulbs (which were kindly donated) around the grounds which should provide everyone with some pleasure next year.
Week Beginning 4th November 2019
In Mathematics this week, we have continued our work on statistics. We really enjoyed working in groups to analyse a variety of line graphs.
Week Beginning 7th October
We had a lot to fit in on Monday and Tuesday so we were very busy. In Mathematics, we practised our rounding skills by playing some different games. We also played a game in English which involved finding different types of punctuation in our reading books; we were surprised how difficult it was to find some of the more advanced pieces of punctuation.
Our unit on forces came to an end in Science this week. We really enjoyed a rather competitive water resistance investigation before feeling the effect of levers.
We think the whole school enjoyed our performance of 'The Harvest Tango' in the harvest assembly on Tuesday. We each got to choose our fruit or vegetable for the song - though some were more popular than others!
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our class assembly on Friday. We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it!
In Science this week, we have been investigating friction. On Monday and Tuesday we tested various materials to see which ones would produce the most friction and slow down the bicycle tyre the quickest.
Week Beginning 30th September
In Maths this week, we have been looking at column addition and subtraction. On Thursday, our lesson became VERY competitive as we played a game to practise written methods of addition.
Week Beginning 23rd September
In Maths lessons this week, we first developed our rounding skills before testing what we have learnt over the past few weeks through a selection of Mathletics activities and problem solving group tasks.
Week Beginning 16th September
We've had another really busy week of learning in Kingfisher Class.
In English, we have been starting some writing inspired by Jumanji and 'what might happen next'. We explored our ideas through drama at the beginning of the week, before collecting vocabulary and then we began writing on Thursday. It was fantastic to see so many of our Mrs Wordsmith words being used in independent writing.
We had our first Art lessons of the year, looking at using different pencils and techniques for drawing animals. We look forward to improving our work through the use of collaborative feedback next week.
Week beginning 9th September 2019
Maths: In Maths lessons this week we have been consolidating our understanding of place value through a variety of activities and games. We have also started using Times Table Rockstars which the children have been very enthusiastic about! Don’t forget that this can be accessed at home and is a great way to speed up recall of multiplication facts.
Week beginning 4th September 2019
Kingfisher Class have enjoyed a variety of activities during this first week. As well as creating front covers for their writing books in PSHE, the children have also begun to learn about ancient Greece, have been introduced to our text for English lessons (‘Jumanji’ by Chris Van Allsburg) and have taken their first steps in learning to play the recorder. What a busy three days we have had!