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Welcome to Year 5 2016-17!

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So here begins a brand new year! Welcome to everyone, especially those Y5 pupils who are new to our school. Between now and half-term we are going to be so busy. We already have a trip to the Ormeau Library to meet some local authors scheduled and we are going to tackle the topic of electricity in TWAU. In numeracy, we have addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to perfect and we are recounting in our literacy work. Here are a few things to remember:

​- Reading homework are set on Monday and Wednesdays. Please remember to do your reading at home. Only read the pages you have been allocated in your reading record.

- You should read some of your accelerated reading novel each night.

- Spellings and Tables are tested on Fridays.

- PE will be on Thursdays so don't forget your kit.

 

 

Date for your diary: Year 5 Parent Meeting, 2.10pm, Wednesday 7th September in the Year 5 classroom.

 

Electrical Safety

Learn how to stay safe around electricity.

Our Visit to the Ormeau Library to celebrate Community Relations Week 2016

Our Visit to the Ormeau Library to celebrate Community Relations Week 2016 1
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Welcome to P5 2015-16!

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Lottie wins a Green Blue Peter Badge to add to her collection!

Lottie wins a Green Blue Peter Badge to add to her collection! 1

Our Class Trip - Belfast Treasure Hunt, Picnic in Botanic Gardens and a Belfast History workshop in the Ulster Museum

Our Class Trip - Belfast Treasure Hunt, Picnic in Botanic Gardens and a Belfast History workshop in the Ulster Museum 1
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Our Class Trip - Belfast Treasure Hunt, Picnic in Botanic Gardens and a Belfast History workshop in the Ulster Museum 6
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Planting on the balcony

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In our final term in P5, we are studying our local area in our topic work. Our end of year trip will be our very own big red bus tour of Belfast when we will complete a multi-stop treasure hunt around our city. We will also visit the Ulster Museum to find out about the industries for which Belfast is so well-known. Fingers crossed the weather is good that day! Please keep an eye in school bags to ensure you sign the permission form.

 

Testing textiles for absorbency

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Year of the Monkey - Chinese New Year

We have been looking at Chinese New Year today. We made Chinese lanterns to hang in our classroom.

Homework Challenge - Thursday 21st January 2016

Click on the links below. You can choose one game or you could have a go with both. Remember to upload your screenshot for each time you play - as many as you like :)

 

Water Cycle Song Video

Picture 1 Cole brought in his harmonica to play for us
Picture 2 Lottie performed on her guitar
Picture 3 Daniel had his letter published in NG Kids

Roots of Empathy

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Numeracy Activity Based Learning

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Welcome back! I hope you all had a great break over Christmas. This term we are looking at the properties and value of water. We will be posting some photos of our experiments here. In numeracy we are improving our knowledge of 2D and 3D shape and also doing quite a bit of measuring, including weight, length and capacity. In literacy we will be writing explanations and instructions. We are also continuing our accelerated reader programme - make sure you do your reading at home each evening! In ICT we are completing a task in our VLE linked to our water topic. 

Remember to keep checking our Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep up to date with what is happening in school.

                                                                                                                        Mrs H :)

Weaving Baskets with Miss Henning

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Performing at the School of Music Music Makers

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Roots of Empathy - Meeting baby Althea!

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Progressing in our athletics skills with Coach John

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Making Rockets in Science with Miss McGregor

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Athletics Lessons With Coach John

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Hi everyone!

So between now and the Christmas break we have quite a bit to do! Our new topic is Explorers and Discoverers. We will be finding out about explorers from the past, like Christopher Columbus. In Literacy we have finished our recounts  (have a look on your google drive to see your piece of writing uploaded) and we will be moving on to reporting. We are going to use the iPads to record our own news bulletin and then write our own newspaper reports. In numeracy we are improving our times tables recall - keep learning these each evening at home. We are going to extend our ICT skills using our google drives and creating learning logs on the iPads.

 

Have a look below at our comic strips depicting scenes from our class novel 'The Fastest Boy in the World'. We used the app 'ComicLife' to create them.

 

Mrs H :) 

Class Novel Work with ComicLife

Skyping with our Polish partner school

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to P5! I hope you are ready - we have a busy year ahead! This term we are looking at our four functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in Numeracy. In Literacy, we are writing recounts of something that has happened to us in the past - it can be anything - a summer holiday, a day out, anything memorable that you would like to write about. We are reading 'The Fastest Boy In The World' together as a class. Our topic is France and we will be learning a lot about the geography, history and culture of France as well as a lot of French language from our language assistant, Clémence.

Our parents meeting is on Tuesday 8th September in the P5 classroom at 2.15pm and I have something different and exciting to explain to everyone so I hope someone will come from each pupil's home to hear all about it.

Keep checking back for updates!

Mrs H :)

CRCAW Animation iPad Project - Working with Nerve Belfast

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European Day of Languages - 25th September 2015 - French Boules and Eiffel Tower sculptures

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Hi All

Can you believe we are coming to the end of the school year? We still have a lot to do this term, including our class trip on 12th June. We will be taking a Belfast bus tour and visiting the top points of interest in our city as part of our local study topic. In Numeracy, we are looking at all kinds of fractions and improving our times tables with a bit of karate ;) In Literacy, we are studying poetry. We will be writing Haiku about Belfast. In ICT, we are getting artistic with our faces and trying to use the computer to create abstract self-portraits.  

It's been a great year so far - let's go out on a high!

 

Mrs H :)

 

Mapping Belfast

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This term, we are going to become scientists! In January and February we are looking at water, how we use it, how we can conserve it and we will do a few experiments to see what we can find out. In March we will be looking at textiles, their properties and how these impact on their usage.

In Numeracy, we will be looking at handling data - this means we will be drawing graphs in lots of different forms. We are also going to keep practising our times tables up to 10x10.

In Literacy, we are taking a close look at instructional, explanatory and persuasive writing. Our new class novel is 'Stig of The Dump'.

I've added a few more links below for you all to have a look at - they're all connected to our learning this half term :)

 

                                                                                                                         Mrs H

 

We have been Mystery Skyping! This involves linking with other primary schools around the world - we have to guess where they are and they have to guess where we are. It means we have to be really good at deducting and map reading. Mrs H always knows where the other school is but she won't tell us until we have worked it out. We have skyped an international primary school in Tunisia and an elementary school in South Carolina. Who knows where we will Skype next?!

 

Explorers and Discoverers at the Ulster Museum

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Christopher Colombus

This is one of a series of videos we used in class during our Explorers and Discoverers topic - search for Renaissance Learning on YouTube for the others :)

Miss Swann from Stranmillis UC came to tell us about the Titanic through science. We did lots of fun experiments.

Miss Swann from Stranmillis UC came to tell us about the Titanic through science. We did lots of fun experiments. 1 Testing our ice with different substances
Miss Swann from Stranmillis UC came to tell us about the Titanic through science. We did lots of fun experiments. 2 Recording the temperature
Miss Swann from Stranmillis UC came to tell us about the Titanic through science. We did lots of fun experiments. 3 Sharing what we have found

Learning about Fire Safety

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P1 Reading Partners

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Roots of Empathy - Welcome Ollie James!

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Zoo Lab Visit

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France

Fun French Facts for Year Five!

French Greetings

Have a look at this video that Y5 have been using to help them learn French greetings...

Welcome to Year 5!

This year in Year 5, we have lots to learn! I am going to keep you all up to date with what we are doing here on our class page. Keep checking for updates! 

                                                                                                          Mrs H :)

Year 5 2013-14

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Our Class Trip

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Have a look to see what we got up to on our class trip

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy 1 We love it when James & Jessica visit
Roots of Empathy 2 We can really see them growing and learning

Isaac's Belfast Presentation

Isaac's Belfast Presentation 1 A very informative & well researched presentation

WAU Map Work

WAU Map Work 1 Using OS maps to find our school
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Matthew in Madrid!

Matthew in Madrid! 1 Matthew went to Madrid to play rugby with his club
Matthew in Madrid! 2 It seems he had a brilliant time!

STEM Textiles

STEM Textiles 1 The insulation test
STEM Textiles 2 Recording our results for the waterproof test
STEM Textiles 3 Everyone hard at work!

Making biscuits with the PTA

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Video Conferencing with Poland

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We enjoyed our RoE baby visit on 2.4.2014

We enjoyed our RoE baby visit on 2.4.2014 1 Here are James and Jessica 2.4.14

Here is Nora giving us a presentation on her home region of Sardinia!

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Have a look at Nora's presentation!

This would be a fantastic movie...

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This trailer has been made using iMovie and clips from our visit to the Titanic exhibition on 6th February

iPad Animations in Year Five!

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We had a brilliant morning today animating using the Lego Movie app on our iPads. We loved working with Ruth from Nerve Belfast (previously known as StudioOn). Above is one of our fantastic animations...

Animating - Behind the Scenes!

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Have a look at the photos of us carrying out our numeracy task on Monday 20th January. We cut up fruit into portions weighing 100g and we will leave them in our classroom until they dry out. Next week, we will weigh the portions again and work out how much water has evaporated from them. We will record our findings using a bar graph.

Weighing Fruit

Weighing Fruit 1 Peter and Samuel get chopping
Weighing Fruit 2 Matthew and Gheed work on their scale reading
Weighing Fruit 3 Jordan & Isaac work together to get 100g of banana
Weighing Fruit 4 Marielle and Zizi count up the grams!
Weighing Fruit 5 Nyeem and Nora getting ready to weigh the cucumber
Weighing Fruit 6 Ermina, Denisa and Rhyanna work together
Weighing Fruit 7 Our finished plates of fruit!

Water - Who Needs It?

Here is a sneak peek of our topic for January and February! This video will give you all an idea of what we will be discussing and learning in the new year in our topic work.

Year Five & The Three Little Pigs

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