Class Information

Welcome to Year 5!
We are a passionate, enthusiastic and intelligent class who love to learn. In particular, we love it when our learning is fun, has a purpose and inspires us to be the best. Successful is what we aim to be, so we do this by keeping the following areas as our focus, in everything we do:
Resilience
Inclusion
Communication
Participation
Effort
Responsibility
 

Welcome to Year 5

Teacher:       Mrs Drzymala 

Teaching Assistant: Mr Cotterill, Mrs Averre, Mrs Evans

 

Autumn Term 1
 
'The Victorians'
  
This term, Year 5 will be learning about the truly magnificent Victorians. As part of this wonderful topic, the children will be learning about Queen Victoria, key events including education and the lives of children at that time; the amazing exploration, engineering and inventions and will visit Lanhydrock House.
 
Year 5 Homework
 
This week the children have been given English homework on subordinate and main clauses. They have also received an invention design project and My Maths homework.
Well done Year 5 on a great week.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
 
Mrs D 
 
Lanhydrock Trip
 
We had a fantastic time at Lanhydrock House where we got to see a real Victorian family home. We also got to see how the 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' lived! Discovering a bread oven which took 4 days to reach optimum temperature, to numerous kitchens run by the cook- Mrs Candy, discovering the tragic but heroic life of the eldest son to secret trapdoors and lots of grandfather clocks! We learned lots.
 
 
 
Marble Treat
 
It was no surprise that Y5 achieved their first marble treat so soon as they have been working very hard. Last week, to end 'National Recycling Week', we had a recycling day. No...we didn't spend the day taking the rubbish out; we spent the day finding new ways to recycle more unusual things!
Firstly, we created some excellent pieces of Victorian art using recycled materials we could find within the classroom- watch this space- they have a hidden surprise!
Then we went on a scavenger hunt around the school to collect as much 'rubbish' as we could find to create some 3D sculptures to spread the word about recycling.
Lastly, we thought about food which often doesn't get used in time and ends up in the bin. We created some excellent recipes, which we had to then make and try...
 
 
'Hands on History'
 
Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic session last week when we got to handle and discuss real Victorian artefacts with help from The Royal Cornwall Museum. Some of the objects were easy to identify but others had us stumped (adults included). Can you guess the objects from the photos?
Our key questions were:
  • What do the think the object is and what was it used for?
  • What is the object made from?
  • If the object exists now, how is it similar and how is it different?

 

Evaporating Milk and Fantastic Freezing!
 
We have started our experiments for solids, liquids and gases this week. We discussed what we already knew about evaporation and freezing and then formulated questions about investigations where we do not know the answer in advance. We decided to test...
 
Which type of milk evaporates the fastest?  
(milk, chocolate milk, almond milk, coconut milk & soya milk)
How long do liquids take to freeze?
(washing-up liquid, hot sauce, orange juice, vinegar, PVA glue, fizzy drink, salt water, slime, egg yolk, cake batter, egg white & food colouring)
 
We discussed which variable we would have to change and which variables we would have to keep the same in order to carry out a fair test.
 
 
Year 5 Chart Competition
 
Well done to Baxter and Declan who won the Year 5 reward chart competition where the children had to design a new unique behaviour chart. The boys were particularly impressive when they decided to combine their original ideas after both won. They then worked with a team of children chosen by themselves to re-produce it on a bigger scale.
 
 
Year 5 Roles and Responsibilities
 
All children have now been told which jobs they have received and are being trained by their managers. Mrs Hunkin gave the children feedback and said she was very impressed with the standard of writing and passion shown. As promised, here are a few, of  the many impressive letters.
 
 
Maths
In maths we will be starting our Year 5 curriculum with 'Place Value'- the value of numbers. To learn more about place value please use the links below as well as continuing our work on times tables and quick recall of maths facts.
 
Wonderful learning from the last Year 5!
Porthpean - Day 1
 
All children asleep after a fantastic day on the river. After canoeing up the River Fowey, we stopped for a picnic on the beach at Polruan in the beautiful sunshine. All children were amazingly well behaved and had a wonderful time. Back at camp we played games and had a lovely dinner of gammon, chips, chicken burgers or lasagna- a difficult decision as all were gorgeous! Campfire with marshmallows, hot chocolate and a bit of camp singing with the guitar; we have all gone to bed exhausted… but excited about tomorrow!
 
 
 
Porthpean - Day 2
 
Another great day at camp. Today we played Robin Hood with fantastic archery skills, were amazing at climbing and then showed our bravery with high ropes! Our evening was spent eating wonderful food and showing our talents in a talent show and a surprise talent from Mr Cotterill and Mr Moyse. Now ready for sleep and looking forward to a day on the beach and at sea. Brilliant!
Marble Treat
 
Year 5 marble treat took place on Wednesday 27th March and Thursday 28th March. This was directly linked to our work on The Stone Age and survival on a desert island, English work linked to our class novel - 'Kensuke's Kingdom'.  The children took part in all kinds of activities including mastering Morse code, knot making madness, shelter building & other team building activities.
 

Desert Island Survival!

 

Year 5 Homework

Our homework on Skara Brea and making shelters produced some amazing work. The whole of the Year 5 team were astounded by the quality, time spent and effort by all those children who took part.

 

Spring Term 1 2019
 
'The Voyage of the Mystery'
 
Welcome back and what a fantastic term we are going to have in Year 5.
 
'The Voyage of the Mystery' is our new theme which tells the tale of a group of heroic Cornishmen who travelled to Australia in 1854 from Newlyn. What makes this tale even  more extraordinary is that they completed  the journey on a Cornish lugger!
 
As part of this theme we will have the chance to study geographical and historical skills and will also complete a visit to the Maritime Museum.
 
The 'Voyage of the Mystery' in Year 5
 We have been busy completing our work on the Mystery and have been writing non-chronological reports! Here are some of our new (but un-finished) displays with the children's fantastic work the Y5 team is proud to share.  
 
 
REMEMBER!
Mrs D wants you to stay safe!
 
Remember our rules for safety when using the WWW. Only use the search engines you know are safe and stick to websites where you know the information is reliable. If you need help with your research or want to have assistance in finding the information quickly; come along to Homework Club during Monday lunch.