Welcome to class 5W!

Welcome to class 5W. Please visit us to see what we are learning. We hope you enjoy our page!
Big Culture Week
Music Workshop
Hinduism Workshop
Things to remember;
Our dance day is Tuesday.
Our PE day is Wednesday.
Homework is given out on Monday and should back in on a Friday.
Please try to read every night!
Design Technology-Car Alarms
Today, we were designing and creating our own car alarm using a range of equipment such as wires, buzzers, batteries and switches. We then increased the loudness of the buzzer by increasing the number of batteries and buzzers. Finally, we designed packaging for the alarm that would attract the attention of the buyers. 
Creative SPAG 
Check this out!
Grand Canyon Models
Today in Geography, children were making models using basic household objects. They built up a structure using sand, soil and stones. Water was then poured to imitate the process of soil erosion in the Grand Canyon. Children also calculated the rate of flow by measuring the soil height. quantity of water and rate of dispersal. What a great Geography lesson!
Arts Week
 
Look at our beautiful artwork to celebrate that our school is a 'School of Sanctuary'. We created welcome boards in a range of different languages to recognise that we welcome children for all places and backgrounds. 
Year 5 Trip to The Manchester Science and Industry Museum
 
Science Boosters at St John Bosco
Children from Year 5 were selected to attend Physics booster sessions at St John Bosco. These built upon the prior knowledge of 'Light and Shadows' from year 4. It was a fun and interactive session which encouraged the children to work collaboratively to investigate the factors that may affect the shape and size of a shadow. What a great day!
Reading Week Fun
This week, we have celebrated world book day. Our class novel is Matilda by Roald Dahl and we loved it. Our favourite character was  Miss Trunchbull; the evil, bossy headmistress. 
We had fun designing the front cover of our favourite book and producing book reviews for our favourite book. 
Book Review Competition
Congratulations to Lucy for winning the Book Review Competition. Her design of The Cursed Child by J.K Rowling had a super eye-catching design. Her prize was to win Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl. Well done!
Best Dressed Competition
Congratulations to Molly for winning the best dressed for World Book Day. She came dressed as the Grandad from Grampa's Great Escape by David Walliams and all of her costume was hand made!. Her prize was to win James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Congratulations!
Science Week 2017
This week, we have being having some serious fun in Science. We have concentrated on working independently in groups, observed things closely, looked at patterns and tried to improve our accuracy and precision. Check out the pictures below to see what we have been doing. 
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles!
Irreversible Reactions- Fizz Balloons
Lava Lamp Fun!
Making Non-Newtonan Fluid (Slime)
Reciting Poetry from Memory- Our Class Poem. Can We Auto correct Humanity? 
Reciting Poetry from Memory- Classic Poems by Lewis Carrol
Reciting Poetry from Memory- Modern Poetry by Valerie Bloom

Reading Classic Poetry

Today, the children were given the chance to read, practise and perform classic poetry. Classic poetry examples included the Highway Man by Alfred Noyes, and the Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Initially, they analysed the poems looking at the meaning and what the writer was trying to convey. Next, they practised using gestures, voice volume and tone and pace in order to entertain the audience. Finally, each group performed their poem and received feedback from their peers on how to improve.

Gathering Ingredients to make a Gruesome Potion 
Today, we are gathering ideas to help write instructions. By the end of this week, we will use the ideas gathered in groups to help make a gruesome potion. On Thursday and Friday we will edit, re-draft and publish our work.
Mandarin Week 2017
 
Chinese Cooking Workshop
Chopstick Challenge
How are your chopstick skills?
Calligraphy workshop
Chinese Dragon Dancing
Heritage Week
As a way to celebrate Heritage week, we have been looking at the life of Captain Matthew Honan (1878-1916)  who died in the Battle of the Somme. He left his money to the Arch Diocese of Liverpool and directly funded our church at St Matthews. On November 14th, we will have a special celebratory mass in his honour to celebrate 100 years of his death. Each class have produced 2 pieces of work and will display these in Church. The children in 5W have written a newspaper article about this great battle as well as a sketch of St Matthews using techniques such as layering, textures and tone. Come and visit the Mass to see our wonderful work! 
Mapping Skills
Today, the children were developing their mapping skills by planning their trip to the Philharmonic Hall. Next week we shall be going to see a local poet- Valarie Bloom. Exciting! 
Robot Week
Nao came into visit us in Year 5 and made all of the children laugh as he danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Mr Gregory even programmed him to do a new dance! We hope to see him soon, your welcome to come back anytime! 
Sports Week 
As part of our Sports Week, we have been learning the principles and rules of Golf. We put our new-found knowledge into practise by playing Crazy Golf. Surprisingly, we managed to get the hang of it despite the strong winds.
 
Lacrosse Coach
Today, a member of the Liverpool Lacrosse Team came into school to teach Year 5 how to play this fantastic sport. The children learnt how to catch the ball using the Lacrosse stick and even played fun games to develop control. Jamie said "Lacrosse is great fun, I'm going to learn how to play this outside of school".
Other Faiths Week 
This week in R.E, we have been learning about other religions and in particular- Judaism. A representative from the local Jewish community came to talk to us about the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jeremy lead a really interactive session which included role play, singing and learning simple Hebrew.
 
History Week
As part of our History week, Year 5 have been looking at World War II. As our literature link, we are reading The Boy In The Striped pyjamas by John Boyne and are deeply fascinated by the story so far. We can recommend reading this book, if you haven't yet! Using this text as a stimulus, the children have wrote stories using dialogue, action and description and have worked hard to predict what will happen next to our favourite character; Shmuel a Jewish boy from Poland.
 
As part of our History lessons we have looked at developing a range of skills such as comparing and contrasting, reliability of sources and observation of artefacts, The children even looked at authentic WWII artefact's such as newspapers, gas masks, cooking equipment and more! As a final assignment, the children worked in groups to build their very own Anderson shelter models, what a fantastic week they have had!
Music
This term, we are learning songs from the War. Please check out our video of us singing, why don't you have a try at singing it?

It’s A Long Way to Tipperary

It’s a long way to Tipperary,

It’s a long way to go

It’s a long way to Tipperary,

To the sweetest girl I know.

 

Goodbye Piccadilly,

Farewell Leicester Square,

It’s a long long way to Tipperary,

But my heart lies there

 

 

Pen Success!
Congratulations to the following children who have received their pen licence:
Sophie 
Thomas 
Kai
Connor 
Jamie 
Oyinkan 
Lucy 
Olivia 
Daniel
Ava S
Evalina 
Kene 
Anna
Reece J
Henry
Ava S
 
 
 
 
Science Week 
This week we have been 'working scientifically' in our new topic of Earth and space. One of our favourite parts was using the PC software kerbal space program. We designed and built and designed their own space rocket using true life parts and theory. Looking at gravity, thrust and other points they attempted to get their rocket into orbit and to land again safely back on Earth. As a challenge, some pupils attempted to get their rocket to work with the Earth's gravitational field.
Speak Out Stay Safe Workshop