Mrs Van Rooyen
Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 5
Mrs Van Rooyen and Mrs Chahal warmly welcome you to Year 5.
The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 5, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.
We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.
In art, we have been learning about making your own felt! What an exciting project! We first had to think about our scene and then we used the wool roving and placed it some bubble wrap. After that, we had to wet the wool and rub it with soap. It drained our energy, but it was all good fun! We have now lovely felt and ready to embellish it with beads. We can’t wait for the end result!
In English, we have been looking at traditional stories. We have been looking at the different versions of Red Riding Hood and found out it’s a warning story. We have planned our own story, but from the Wolf’s perspective! We love it and can’t wait to start writing our stories, but first we had to polish our knowledge of: fronted adverbials, sub-ordinate clauses, relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and the Alan Peat sentence type: Tell: show 3! Phew! We’re almost experts on the use of the English language!
We had an amazing time in our new food tech room!
In teams, we worked together to make our favourite food: pizza! Not only did we have to measured ingredients, but we also did some mixing, beating and decorating our pizzas with our favourite toppings! We can’t wait to have more time to make and bake more things in this amazing room!
In Maths, we have been revising some of the tricky parts in multiplication and division. We looked at the methods we use for multiplication and first multiplied 3 digits by 1 digit and then 2-3 digits by 2 digits. We then moved on to division and we are using the bus stop method for division. We also developed our problem solving skills by knowing the steps in how to solve a problem which is: underline the keywords and data, then decide on the number operation, solve the problem and answer the question.
We continue to be so proud with year 5’s participation to online learning. The children have been learning about music The composer ‘Leonard Bernstein’ and the piece ‘Mambo’ from ‘West Side Story’
They have recognised the instrumentation and structure including call and response, ostinatos (repeated patterns) and syncopations (rhythms that fall between the main pulse beat)
They have followed the notation both with body percussion and instruments.
This term, children have been taking 3 PE lessons a week! The children have taken part in fitness lessons, team building and sports/games.
The aim in our lessons this term has been to brush up on motor skills and get our fitness back up to scratch! Children have been pushing themselves to increase their stamina and strength after being away from their normal school life for such a long time. We have been going on daily walks, doing shuttle runs and lots of sprinting games.
We hope that the children will keep their fitness training going over the holidays so we can continue with many more sports and games when they return.
This term for PSHE we have been focussing on mental well-being and how we can stay positive, especially after the three lockdowns we have had. We focussed on things that make us happy and the positive effects we have all felt after lockdown. We also focussed on relationships and how vital it is to have positive relationships with our friends and family. This also helps our mental wellbeing and we then have positive attitudes. We also focussed on peer pressure and how we can say no to something if we are not comfortable with it. We also looked at alternative ways to say no in certain situations.
Science has been very interesting this term. We have been looking at living things around us.
We began to plant our very own herb garden which we will nurture and water over and watch our very own herbs grow daily. We then discussed the key features herbs need to grow and even looked at how herbs link to medicine. This then linked into Sikhi and how Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji grew and planted herbs for medical reasons. We all had a task where we contributed and began by digging the soil and planting the seeds and then discussed which each herb was most popular for. We grew herbs such as coriander, sage, black sees, cumin, basil and many more. We can’t wait to see these herbs grow!