we have worked hard this morning weeding and cleaning the beds ready for our fresh batch of vegetables. We'd like to say a huge thank you to the PTA for funding our project.
Our project to support Cats Protection has been completed today with our handing over of donations to the CP staff. We've written information texts and persuasive texts about cats. We'd all like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us and made donations - it's really appreciated!
Look out for us in next week's Leek Post & Times.
What an amazing assortment of bonnets. Loving your work Year 5!
What an interesting morning we had listening to the advice, stories and top tips from published author Harriet Goodwin. She gave us some great ideas and inspired us to have a go at writing our own stories! Thank you Harriet!
Year 5 were 'wowed' by Moorside's production: Little Shop of Horrors! The acting, music, props were superb and we thoroughly enjoyed it. A massive well done to everyone involved and a massive thank you to Moorside for the invite. I'm sure the show will be a great success!
Mrs Dunning-Mansell led the final Science session looking at Forces. Year 5 investigated air resistance through changing the surface area of helicopter spinners. They successfully made these and changed the length of the wings, timing how long it took for each them to drop to the floor. Pupils used their knowledge of variables, data collection and recording to complete the task then used the data to create line graphs to present their findings. Finally they used their scientific knowledge to explain the importance of surface area is when investigating the force of air resistance.
What a great poetry experience. We've listened to poems, had great advice about writing poems and we've all written our own poems!
Well done to Sam, Georgia, Evie and Leyton who were specially chosen by Andy to read their poems out!
A massive thank you to Kirsty and Linda from Cats Protection who came to speak to Year 5 about their work and to fill us with facts about cats. Did you know that cats don't like their tummies tickled!
We will be using this information for our 'Cat Protection Project'!
We had a fabulous day orienteering at Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre. We put our map reading skills to the test and managed to successfully navigate the grounds. We also managed to squeeze in an archery taster session and the 'blindfold trail' where we worked as a team to safely guide our blindfolded partners through an obstacle course. A big thank you to all those who dropped off and picked up, and to Mrs Benton and Mrs Rowe who came with us.
On Wednesday 11th October, Mrs Graham accompanied Year 5 to Moorside High School to take part in a Science session led by Mr Johnson. During the morning pupils were questioned on their knowledge of gases (very impressive!) before creating carbon dioxide, hydrogen and oxygen. Each time they completed their task, they were then required to perform a test to check what they had collected was actually the gas in question. The children were excited by the opportunity to use the resources provided in a Science laboratory and were enthusiastic about their learning. A few shocks were evident from the reactions when performing the tests for hydrogen and oxygen but the children worked sensibly and safely throughout the session. Many thanks to Mr Johnson for providing this opportunity and also to Mr Key and Mrs Greatbatch for their support.
We had great fun participating in the 'Skip to be Fit' two minute challenge. Can we beat our scores?
We had a fabulous afternoon with the music teacher at Moorside High School making our very own dance tracks using 'Dance eJay'. Get your dancing shoes ready!
Year 5 are one of only 46 classes in the whole of England who have met very strict reading criteria to be awarded 'master class' status in the Accelerated Reading program. Pupils have worked hard dedicating their time to choosing books, reading and passing quizzes. There are well over four thousand schools participating in this program so to be one of the the tens of thousand of classes to receive this is a massive achievement! Excellent work Year 5 - you are inspirational! Keep up the amazing work