Monthly Archives: October 2016

Art: Request for Materials!

As part of our class Pupil Voice project, we are looking at the art work of Andy Goldsworthy next week.

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Can anyone from Year 5 bring in any autumnal leaves from different trees to use in our lessons after half term? The more colourful the better!

Any fruit/seeds from trees, such as acorns or conkers, or pine cones would also be great.

Everyone is to also bring a pair of wellies/old shoes and a coat into school on Friday.

We will be taking a walk around our school grounds to collect more items and also creating art work on our school field/yard.

Look out for our art work appearing on the Year 5 blog!

28.10.2016: What are we learning next week?

The first week back is our Pupil Voice topic.  After discussing it as a class, the subject of art came out top of most children’s wish lists and so… art it is!

Our topic work will therefore focus on the art work of a famous land artist named Andy Goldsworthy.  By looking at his style, our class will be creating their own pieces of land art sculptures using leaves, stones, twigs and anything else we can find on our school grounds. Please read above post for extra information on this!


In English, we will be looking at all things Autumnal and writing descriptive poetry.

In maths, work will continue looking at the written methods for division.

This half term, Year 5 are to be taught science by Miss Hillidge from Golborne High School every Thursday afternoon.

Computing: Programming

All of us in Year 5 have really enjoyed our computing lessons this half term looking at programming and becoming our very own game developers. 

Here’s a few photographs of us using Scratch to create our own computer games. We used different computing constructs such as sequences of instructions, selection and repetition. We also included variables in our games by some of us using a scoring system and time limits within our games. 

14.10.2016: What are we learning next week?

In English, we will complete our newspaper reports based on our class novel ‘Running Wild’.  Will, the main character in our story, gets taken into the rainforest by Oona the elephant following the tsunami.  Our newspaper reports are based on the event and how it would be reported in both the local Indonesian and British news.

In maths, we will be looking at the written methods for division.

Our topic work is focussing on the question ‘Why is Brazil in the news again?’ and also ‘What will make our rainforest stand out?’ Look out for lots of art work coming on the blog soon…

Also, just to remind you that children are expected to read 5 times a week at home.  Please make sure to sign their planners each time you hear them read.  Thank you for working with us on this – it is much appreciated!

RE: Harvest Service

Today we celebrated our Harvest service at Church. 

We shared stories about those living in Kenya and how they are struggling to harvest their crops due to drought. Thankfully, Christian Aid are working hard with these people to help them provide for their families. We thank God for them. 

It was also wonderful to give those in our community and world some Harvest gifts. We donated food items to our local food bank and gave monetary gifts to Christian Aid. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this service – it was lovely to see you at our service. 

Homework: 07.10.2016 Country Research

As part of your homework this week, you are to research as much information as you can on a country that neighbours Brazil.

This could be… Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela or Paraguay to name a few. 

You are to write the information that you discover in your homework book.  Remember to write it in your own words, focussing on the important details from the text you read. 

Why not add an interesting fact to the comments below? It would be great to read what you have found out!