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Y5C – Miss Colman and Mr Hynes
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joanna.colman@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
 
Welcome to our class page.
This year we will be sharing examples of learning we are proud of through pictures, work samples, voice recordings and even videos.


Our current class reader is: How to Look for a Lost Dog
Our current Read Aloud at home book is: 
Journey to Joberg and Demon Dentist 
Please see below for our featured authors
 
Featured authors by term 
Roald Dahl Autumn 1.1 (September - October half term)
David Walliams Autumn 1.2 (October half term - Christmas)
 
Anne Fine Spring 2.1 (January - February half term)
Michael Morpurgo Spring 2.2 (February half term - Easter)
 
Lauren Child Summer 3.1 (Easter - May half term)
Michael Rosen 3.2 (May half term - July)

 
Fortnite - things for parents to be aware of

Recently, there has been an increase in discussion around school about the online game 'Fortnite'. To help both school staff and parents be more aware of the possible issues surrounding this game, staff have been advised to share the link below with parents. The link is to an excellent article that breaks down the possible problems your child might face when playing this game and offers advice on how to ensure they can enjoy the game safely:

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/fortnite-safety-tips-cnt18/
Egyptian Death Masks

As part of our topic on Ancient Egypt, the children have been designing and making their own death masks. I think you'll agree they look fabulous.

Egyptian Death Masks
DT Super Learning Day

After lunch, the children had some time to reflect on their learning and pictures of other attempts were shared. The children were amazed by how simple some of the designs were and many decided that using twine and a more stable structure was the way forward. We then improved or began our projects again in the afternoon before having lots of fun testing them. We hope you enjoy looking at our learning.

DT Super Learning Day
DT Super Learning Day

Today has been a great day of discovery, exploration and alterations. This morning the children were given the task of producing a Shuduf. A Shuduf is a piece of equipment used by Egyptian farmers to help water land that would otherwise be dry. After a short presentation and a talk through the available resources, the children set about their first attempts. Here are some examples of this learning.

DT Super Learning Day
Practical graphing

In science, we tabulated and graphed our results practically using masking tape and post-it notes. It was great to see the children working in collaboration with each other and discussing their findings.

Practical graphing
Completed Egyptian Dance

The children worked extremely hard to complete their Egyptian dance.

Egyptian Dance

This afternoon we had a great time developing our Egyptian dance. We hope you enjoy looking at some of our uniquely choreographed routines.

How to make a Gummy Bear grow.

Have you ever wondered how to make a gummy bear grow? Well, in Y5C we did and investigated by putting the sweets in different liquids and solutions. Here are our findings.

How to make a Gummy Bear grow.
Making board games

At home, in the 1950’s we learnt that families played board games together. Favourites were Scrabble, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders and Ludo. The children’s task was then to make a popular 1950’s board game (such as Snakes and Ladders) to play with friends and family.

Making board games
Pointillism in action

Miss Colman was very impressed with how the children collaborated today when producing pictures of 1950’s icons using the technique of pointillism. Please have a look at the artists in action.

Pointillism in action
1950's inspired dance
Art – exploring with natural objects.

After enjoying reading Stig in the dump, the children were given the challenge of painting like Stig. They were really surprised when they were given sticks, feathers, natural sponges and leaves to use instead of paint brushes. After experimenting with the different natural objects, the children then composed their own scene which they thought Stig might draw on his chalk wall.

Art – exploring with natural objects.
Science Super Learning day

As part of our discovery and exploration Science Super Learning day, we carried out a number of investigations and even made Aztec Poo! From this we were able to investigate what fossilized faeces can reveal about the diet, lifestyle, and health of an ancient Aztec!

Science Super Learning day
Science Super Learning day

Did you know, only 5% of the deep ocean has been explored, meaning we know less about the ocean floor and the creatures that live there than we do about the surface of Mars, Venus and the Moon? The only way to explore these depths is by using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) that are specially designed to withstand the huge pressures. The children were challenged to make their own version of an ‘ocean grabber’ in learning partners. We hope you enjoy looking at our learning.

Science Super Learning day
Science Blast

Today we investigated how we could prevent friction from happening to an object. The children thought of some amazing ideas and then we attempted to make our own version of a hovercraft. We hope you enjoy seeing our learning below.

Science Blast
World Book Day

This afternoon we had a lot of fun trying to guess a book character from someones silent actions and then made laminated personalised book marks to go with our new read aloud at home books.

World Book Day
Geography Super Learning Day.

Today, the children have developed their knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade. They have completed a range of activities including calculating food journeys, sorting different items we find in the supermarket and identifying the process Miss Colman’s fairtrade coffee goes through from plantation farm to cup. The highlight of the day was the making of the coffee infused chocolate truffles.

Geography Super Learning Day.
Dissecting plants

Miss Colman and Mr Hynes were extremely proud of the children today as they dissected a lily and then presented their learning on Showbie using Skitch.

Dissecting plants
Gymnastics

Here are some of our latest gymnastic routines. Can you see a symmetrical or asymmetrical balance?

Stone Age Tools

Whilst learning about the Stone Age era, Y5C experimented with different materials to produce some Stone Age tools. The children had great fun designing and making their tools although found the joining together of components a real challenge. We are very proud of our results and hope you enjoy looking at the below pictures.

Stone Age Tools
Herd Farm Stone Age Workshops.

Our week ended with two very exciting workshops led by Stone Age experts from Herd Farm. We learned all about how tools have evolved over time and made comparisons between a burial site in the Stone Age and its present day equivalent. Take a look at some of our learning here.

Herd Farm Stone Age Workshops.
Stone Age Dig

This week, we experienced what life is like for an archaeologist when discovering human remains on a ' dig'. The children discovered this was a lengthy process where people often worked through the night and lots of people were needed who all brought their own unique skills and expertise.

Stone Age Dig
Gymnastics

Today, we have learnt about symmetrical and asymmetrical balances in gymnastics. We then worked with our friends to experiment with some which will help us gather ideas when completing our sequences.

Gymnastics
Creative sequences

Today, we worked on balances and linking movements in Gymnastics. If you look at the below videos, see if you can identify any balances.

Launch of Stone to Iron Age

This afternoon, we launched our new topic of the half term - Stone Age to Iron Age. Together the children developed their understanding of how materials have evolved through the ages by uncovering items left in soil and sand. Some groups even uncovered significant characters from the past which they then successfully jigsawed together.

Launch of Stone to Iron Age
Meeting Peter Pan for the first time

Have you ever wondered what Wendy thought when she first met Peter Pan? In class, we had a lot of fun acting out her disbelief and then put our imaginative ideas into writing. We hope you enjoy reading the below examples.

Meeting Peter Pan for the first time
Peter Pan Hats

This week we have used our D.T skills to create our very own Peter Pan styled felt hats. Take a look at us modelling our final products.

Peter Pan Hats
Northern Art Factory

What an amazing day - Peter Pan brought to life at Primrose Hill.

Character description – Captain Hook

Well, the ‘Proud Cloud’ is full of fantastic writing in Y5C. We hope you enjoy reading some of our character descriptions.

Character description – Captain Hook
Captain Hook Collage

Today the children were set the challenge to complete a giant collage. Miss Colman was very impressed with how the children worked together.

Captain Hook Collage
Creative Christmas learning

We have shown great perseverance and kindness to others when making our cards and calendars.

Creative Christmas learning
Exploring India

Throughout the focus week, children in Y5C delved deep into the life of India. They thoroughly enjoyed producing Indian dances, both in the style of unison and cannon, in addition to increasing their knowledge through researching.

Exploring India
Exploring Kenya

As part of the Round the World Focus Week, the children enjoyed making and completing their very own information booklets. Read on to discover: tourist attractions, location, weather and animals.

Exploring Kenya
Help and guidance in Y5C

Y5C had a thought provoking afternoon, focusing on how they can help people in difficult situations. Below are some examples of the advice booklets.

Help and guidance in Y5C
All about forces

Today Year 5 were taught by students from Leeds Beckett University completing a carousel of activities all about forces. The children had a splashing time learning about water resistance, zoomed through their friction activity and then the sky was the limit for their air resistance investigation. Here are some examples of the learning which took place. On behalf of the children, I'd like to thank the students for a great day and for all their hard work!

All about forces
Y5C taking on the Quests of Nellbania

Today Y5C have had an amazing day completing team building and brain teasing activities.Here are some pictures of the adventures we had.

Y5C taking on the Quests of Nellbania
Virtual Reality is GO in Primrose Hill

This morning the children travelled through Space, which is apparently only 100km away, through the Google Virtual Reality app. Both staff and children thought it was amazing - especially Miss Colman.

Virtual Reality is GO in Primrose Hill
Y5C Planet excavation

In Y5C this afternoon it got very exciting, we had discovered a frozen fossil from an unknown planet! At first, many people thought it was just a snail. However, after using toothpicks to make it clear, we found a big shell. Y5C suggested that as there is a fossil on that planet, there must have been living creatures! Below, are some images of the excitement we had chipping at the mysterious, frozen fossil!

Y5C Planet excavation
How does the pond skater stay on the surface of the water?

We have enjoyed investigating the above investigative question with a splash. Here are some examples of our learning.

How does the pond skater stay on the surface of the water?
Artists

Before breaking up for summer, Miss Colman was very impressed with some of the art work her class produced. We hope you enjoy looking at some of our expertly drawn portraits.

Artists