Year 5: The Tigers: Blog items

James And Luke S Blog No.7, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 12th Jan 2018 @ 3:16pm

Happy New Year readers! This week has been exellent for us. We have been sorting out new units for all subjects and they have been outstanding! Our English homework is to create a word bank for our Prequel to the great Kapok tree. Here is an example of our homework : A powerful, stealy, carnivorous feline prowling the underbrush.

 

Sorry - have to cut short today! We've run out of time! We will fill you in on Monday!

Curriculum Overview - Spring 1, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 7th Jan 2018 @ 6:22pm

Please find attached the curriculum overview for Spring 1 and attached letter.

Happy New Year! - Week beginning 8th January , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 7th Jan 2018 @ 6:20pm

Hello everybody and Happy New Year! I hope you've had a really wonderful christmas break and are ready to attack Spring 1! I'll upload the curriculum overview for this half term in just a sec, but in a nutshell, our topic is 'Amazon Adeventures'. Please remember that projects will be due in on the first Parents evening - as it is not far away, it can be on something that we did last half term (Food, Glorious Food was our topic - we did lots on reversible and irreversible changes and made biscuits in D.T fr our enterprise), or you can do something on our new Topic! 

This week will look like this:

English: Introduction to The Great Kapok

GPS: Revision

Maths: Geometry (angles)

Geography: Reasearch rainforests

Computing: Powerpoint presentations

PSHE: Jigsaw - dreams and goals - When I grow up

R.E: Hindu stories & festivals

French: Family

PE: Dance & Invasion Games Skills

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Thank you, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 11:31am

I would just like to say thank you very much for all of the lovely Christmas cards and presents I have received. It is very kind of you all to think of me at this special time of year.

I have had an amazing first term worling in Years 6, 5 and 4. I have never worked in this capacity before and your children have made it one of the most rewarding periods in my teaching career.

At this special time of year I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and wish you well for 2018.

Mrs Fletcher

James And Luke S Blog No.6, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Dec 2017 @ 3:28pm

This week in Year 5 , we have skyped Silla (Miss Reynolds' Icelandic friend) and asked her some questions. Here are some examples:how do you say hello in Icelandic? ANSWER:hallo (it sounds German), Do you find it hot or cold in Iceland? ANSWER: Mostly cold, it was -8°C at 11:50am (when we skyped Silla). In Maths, we did some Christmas Questions like: Kerry Buys ten boxes of sixor 89p each,four boxes of six luxury mince pies for £2 eac and four boxes of free from mince pies for £1.75 each, what is the average cost of each mince pie to the nearest penny? We worked out the total cost of the mince pies and then we worked out how much mince pies Kerry has.

James And Luke S Blog No.6, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Dec 2017 @ 3:28pm

This week in Year 5 , we have skyped Silla (Miss Reynolds' Icelandic friend) and asked her some questions. Here are some examples:how do you say hello in Icelandic? ANSWER:hallo (it sounds German), Do you find it hot or cold in Iceland? ANSWER: Mostly cold, it was -8°C at 11:50am (when we skyped Silla). In Maths, we did some Christmas Questions like: Kerry Buys ten boxes of sixor 89p each,four boxes of six luxury mince pies for £2 eac and four boxes of free from mince pies for £1.75 each, what is the average cost of each mince pie to the nearest penny? We worked out the total cost of the mince pies and then we worked out how much mince pies Kerry has.

Luke S blog no.1 wedding day, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 8th Dec 2017 @ 3:03pm

This Thursday we have had a wedding day. We learned about lots of different types of marriges. Love comes in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Love doesn't alwvays mean marrige and marrige doesn't always mean love. You don't always have to marry someone because you love them.You can get an arranged marrige. In some religions a man can have as much wives as he wants. Some people commit suicide because people make fun of them being gay or lesbian. You can have platonic love to someone which means you  like a friend.

SCIENCE-COLE & LEON , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 6th Dec 2017 @ 2:32pm

Today in science we had to separate: rice, rocks, glitter, metal paperclips and salt-water solution.They had all been mixed together in one plastic container and we had to find a way to separate them.Our group used a magnet to get the paperclips out because they where the only metal thing in there and they would atract to the magnet.To get the glitter out we had to filter it, which was quite hard.To get the rice out we had to use a net to sieve it out.To get the rocks out we used a spoon.To get the salt out of the water we used a tealight  to heat up the solution and evaporate the water which left us with the salt.We also made a time lapse of it and put it on the blog so you can see what happend;we realy enjoyed it.winkwinkwink

 

 

Enterprise, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 26th Nov 2017 @ 3:40pm

We just want to say a big thank you to everyone that bought a cookie or hot chocolate from us on Friday - we had lots of fun making everything, but apparently 80 biscuits wasn't nearly enough! The whole school wanted our delicious treats... Sorry if you missed out! We managed to make a profit of around £50! Thank you very much to Mrs Baller and Mrs Ashcroft for lending a hand too!

Week beginning the 4th December, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 26th Nov 2017 @ 3:33pm

Hello everybody! Hope you've had a lovely weekend! Don't forget this Thursday we are having a special Wedding themed day - if you'd like school dinner that day, you'll need to pay at the office. smiley The whole day will be centred around the theme of different types of weddings - it's going to be great!

This week will look like this:

English: Script writing

GPS: Inventing words & word class

Maths: Negative numbers and Roman numerals

Science: Irreversible changes & Reversible changes assessment experiment

Computing: Coding and Debugging

PSHE: Jigsaw - different cultures

R.E: Christian stories

French: Family

PE: Beyond Sport (Monday)

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Week beginning the 27th November, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 26th Nov 2017 @ 3:33pm

Don't forget that we are taking an Athletics team to Priory on Tuesday - if you haven't already returned your permission slip, please bring that in Monday! If there are any parents that would be available to take some children to and from Priory, that would be very much appreciated. We are leaving at 9am and returning around midday.

Also, I forgot to put a blog post up about homework, but just so you know, English - Lets keep working on those spellings with Spellodrome! If you don't have access to a computer, then you can do it at school.  You need to write 5 sentences with any 5 words from Spellodrome. We'll be having a test on the stage 3 list Wednesday next week. Maths is the grid method multiplication sheet that we wrote as a class - you must do a minimum of any 4 of those questions, but I am expecting most of you to be able to do most of them!

This week will look like this:

English: Reading comprehension skills

GPS: Inventing words & word class

Maths: Consolidation week - a week of reviewing and deepening our understanding in various areas of Maths, particularly reasoning skills. Found this fun little website for improving all areas of Maths. You just need to provide an email address so it can keep track of your prgoress for you, but it's absolutely free. It also has a Reading section, but I haven't had chance to explore that yet - give it a go and tell me what you think!

Science: Irreversible changes

D.T: Evaluating our Enterprise biscuits

Computing: Coding and Debugging

PSHE: Jigsaw - different cultures

R.E: Christian stories

French: Family

PE: Dance (Tuesday) and Beyond Sport (Monday)

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Tigers Newspaper No.1 , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 1:44pm

School Newspaper Report

One of America's most famous Christmas trees, the Rockfeller Center Christmas Tree in New York, has arrived from Pennsylvania, to it's new home in Mid-Manhatten! The Norway spruce stands 75 feet tall and is roughly 50 feet in diameter.

It's set to be decorated with more than 50,000 lights and topped with a Swarovski star.The tree will be illuminated on the 29th of November and remain on display until 7th of January. It will then be donated to a charity to be transformed into wood for building homes.

Week beginning the 20th Nov, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 19th Nov 2017 @ 3:09pm

If there are any particularly good bakers (or not so good... we're not picky laugh) amongst our parents, we would love to have you give us a hand this week with our enterprise! We will be making giant plain cookies and then melting chocolate and making them half-dipped - an extra pair of hands would be greatly appreciated!

Don't forget, this Wednesday afternoon all parents are welcome to join us for a lesson on fractions. If you won't be able to make it, but would like to know what a typical maths lesson looks like - just pop in and I'll give you a copy of the annotated lesson plan that I'll be handing out on Wednesday. 

This week will look like this:

English: Alice in Wonderland - grammar and comprehension skills

GPS: Semi-colon pauses

Maths: Multiplication - Area - use this to explore area. For a bonus challenge try colouring in the squares different colours and find the area of the whole shape you create, but then also try working out what fraction of the shape you have coloured in (for example) pink!

Science: Reversible changes

D.T: Making products for Enterprise

Art: Looking at graffiti artist - SAGE for inspiration of Word Art

Computing: E-safety

PSHE: Jigsaw - different cultures

R.E: Christian stories

French: Family

PE: Dance (Tuesday) and Beyond Sport (Monday)

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Homework, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 5:40pm

Maths homework this week is all about drawing the fractions - We've had a bit of trouble getting our head round fractions over the last few days, so it is a simple drawing exercise, but the important bit is the explaining the drawings. Children can write notes to explain what they have done, or can wait until we talk about them in class to verbally explain what they have done. There is also a spicy multiplication and division homework that children are free to grab off me if they'd like it! It's a photocopy, so I won't bother trying to take a picture and put a blurry one up here - just ask if you want one.

For English, I have sent home some spellings to learn. They are silent letter spellings and we did them last half-term, so I'm hoping they shouldn't be too hard to learn! I have noticed that I have (rather ironically) made a mistake on the hand out... it is meant to say "there'll be a test" not "they'll be a test". Apparently, Miss Reynolds can't talk and write simultaneously!

James Blog No.5, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 3:12pm

This week in year 5, we have been doing lot's of ART! We have been drawing the Houses Of Parliment. We sketched part or all of the Houses Of Parliment and everyone included the tiniest bits of detail for example: The spikes on top of most of the Houses Of Parliment, The Numbers / Roman Numerals on Big Ben (a.k.a. Elizabeth Tower). In Science, we have been learning about reversable & irreversible changes. We learnt that salt is a reversable from :

Salt Water →Salt Salt→Salt Water and lots of other reversible changes. Extra Info: Water To Steam = evaperation, steam to ice= sublimation and vice verca, steam to water= condensation, water to ice= freezing, ice to water= melting. while we were learning about reversible changes, we learnt about kg into stone and °F to °C. We have had a great time this week and can't wait for next week!yessmiley

By James Plattwinklaugh

Week beginning the 13th November, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 12th Nov 2017 @ 5:55pm

This week is Parliament week at school, so in amongst all of our usual learning, there will also be lots of learning about Parliament - if you have stories/pictures/expertise in this area, we woud love to hear from you this week! Just pop in on Monday morning and we can arrange a time for you to come in during the week and share your knowledge with us! 

I know a few parents have been asking after the data from check up week, it will be sent out this week!

Also, on Friday, we will be going down to the Brickcroft to get some inspiration for our writing and our Art by getting out and about in a bit of nature... It's a busy week!

This week will look like this:

English: Alice in Wonderland - writing our own chapter

GPS: 'Show me, don't tell me' sentences

Maths: Division and fractions (May I recommend parents vs children on this game - when you get up to the higher levels, it is really quite tricky! yes)

Science: Reversible changes

D.T: Designing products for Enterprise

Art: Creating 'Winter Warmer' posters (didn't get chance last week!)

Computing: E-safety

PSHE: Jigsaw - Parilament

R.E: Christian stories

French: Family

PE: Dance (Tuesday) and Beyond Sport (Monday)

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Homework, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 10th Nov 2017 @ 3:35pm

This weeks homework for Maths is a photocopy sheet - A is mild, B is medium and C is spicy. I'd like you to do at least one question from each section and one whole section. For example, all of B and one question from A and one from C.

For English homework, I would like you to all log on to Spellodrome and practice the spelling words (I'm going to test you on Tuesday, but don't worry I don't expect you to learn all of them! We will do the same test in a couple weeks and see how we've improved, hopefully). Also, I would like you to choose any 5 words from the list and write them in a sentence in your homework book. 😊 Have a lovely weekend!

James And Luke S Blog No.4, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 9th Nov 2017 @ 3:18pm

This week in Year 5, We have been doing D&T. In D&T, we have been taste testing biscuits including: Outstanding Oreo's, Marvelous Malted Milks, Crumbly custard creams and Munching Marylands. In English, we have been reading todler books YES TODLER BOOKS! The reason why we are reading todler books is to improve our inference skils and to tell the difference between linear and Non-linear storys. (We have read Mr. Large in charge and voices in the park)

By James Platt and Luke Singletonsmileyyeswinklaugh»

End Autumn 1 & week beginning 6th November , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 5th Nov 2017 @ 10:04am

Hello!

I hope you have all had a lovely half term and are feeling ready to attack Autumn 2! I realised that there were a few pictures and videos from this half term that I haven't managed to upload that you might want to see. So the next few posts are going to be about all of that. While I'm here, may as well let you know what next week looks like too!

This week will look like this:

English: Introduction to Alice in Wonderland

GPS: -ing sentence openers

Maths: Mental multiplication and division (links to games)

Science: Reversible changes

D.T: Researching products for Enterprise

Art: Creating 'Winter Warmer' posters 

Computing: E-safety

PSHE: Jigsaw - Different cultures

R.E: Christian stories

French: Family

PE: Dance (Monday) and Beyond Sport (Tuesday)

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

 

Charity videos, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 26th Oct 2017 @ 1:21pm

We have been looking at persuasion this term and we've tried to make our own videos to persuade people to vote for our chosen charities. The children researched and selected there own charities and took charge of all the filming process. We hope you like them! Tomorrow we're showing them to year four and letting them vote on which one they like the most! The winning team will get £5 donated to their charity! Who would you vote for? 

Firework Safety, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th Oct 2017 @ 2:03pm

This week in our Jigsaw session we have been thinking about keeping ourselves safe on bonfire night. We have discussed the history of bonfire night and learnt about the laws and regulations linked to firewo4ks in this country. Our main focus has been firework safety and the children have been give a challenge to complete a presentation for the Department of Firework Safety. Photos of the finished work will appear here soon. 

 

Week beginning the 23rd October, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 22nd Oct 2017 @ 4:19pm

This week is check-up week, so it will run a little differently from normal weeks. So in terms of tests, it will look like this:

Monday: Arthimetic paper & Grammar and Punctuation paper

Tuesday: Maths Reasoning A paper & Spelling paper

Wednesday: Maths Reasoning B paper & Reading paper

Then there all done and dusted for this half term! smiley In amongst the tests, we will have our usual timetable which will include the following:

English: Creating persuasive short-films for a charity of the childrens choice and looking at some poetry.

GPS: Pointless game grammar

Maths: Review and consolidation of this terms Maths that we have covered

Science: Working scientifically and the importance of observation/asking questions

Computing: Research using search engines and considering relevance of websites & using excel to present data.

PSHE: Jigsaw - British Values

French: Introductions

PE: Gymnastics and Cricket.

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Homework, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 18th Oct 2017 @ 5:33pm

James And Joe Blog No.3, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 18th Oct 2017 @ 3:14pm

This Week In Year 5, we have been doing Science Experiments! We did an observation of different objects such as : iron blocks,raw wool ,cow skin and wire wool. We Went round the class and observed the various items on the tabels. We recorded the items that interested us and wrote: how they felt, how they look, how they smell and questions about the object that interested us. We Really enjoyed our afternoon and we hope that Miss Reynolds sets us another fun lesson like this! (Note, Miss Reynolds Always Does Fun Lessons And Your Child Is Getting Good Education) <--- The Irony of this sentence is not lost on Miss Reynolds cheeky

 

By James Platt And Joe Fish.

Week beginning the 16th October, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Oct 2017 @ 8:17pm

This week will look like this:

English: Finish writing our persuasive letters to Solar Tech and starting to look at persuasive filming.

GPS: Reviewing and revising basic word class

Maths: Addition and Subtraction (statistics with a focus on line graphs) - try this silly game to remind yourselves about data handling and the ways we can present statistics. 

Science: Material properties

Computing: Research using search engines and considering relevance of websites & using excel to present data.

PSHE: Jigsaw - British Values

French: Introductions

PE: Gymnastics and Cricket.

If you have any artefacts/special skills/holiday pics etc. that would help us with our learning - please feel free to volunteer them! We would love to have some visitors to our class this year and learning always works best when it is contextualised!

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln
Longton
Lancashire
PR4 5YA

Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495
Bursar@longton.lancs.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Iain Pearson

SEN Email: 'deputy@longton.lancs.sch.uk