Year 5 gives you a warm welcome! We hope you enjoy perusing the exciting activities that we have undertaken so far this year.
Year 5 enjoyed learning about how to stay safe and who we can talk to if we need help. The NSPCC spend their lives helping vulnerable people, which is how Jesus wants us to live our own lives.
As a school we said The Rosary with the Archbishop. We loved the hymns about Mary. Celebrating Mary in October is important as it is one of her months.
Year 5 learned about the five Joyful Mysteries and celebrated how special Mary is to us. We remembered our own mothers and gave thanks for everything they have done for us.
On Wednesday 25th September, year 5 joined classes 6A and 6B in participating in our annual Maths Day! We practiced our six, seven, eight and twelve times tables using games, songs and activities like Snakes and Ladders, as well as using Venn diagrams to work out the relationship between different times tables. We hope you enjoy working through the Maths Activity Packs with your children!
This term year 5 have been studying Armin Greder's short story 'The Island'. Class 5A made predictions about the plot, setting and characters before reading the book, and are working on their fiction writing by planning their own alternative ending to the story. The children are learning how description, pacing and different sentence types can help add suspense to their writing.
Class 5A have been investigating the effects of plastic upon the environment, and how we can work to reduce our carbon footprint by cutting our plastic use. The children used questionnaires to gather information on the use and disposal of plastic at English Martyrs', before using their skills in persuasive and formal writing to produce letters to Mrs Harper, asking her to make the school plastic-free.