Welcome to our Year 5 and 6 Class Page.
Autumn Term 2020-2021
Thank You NHS
In Literacy we have written letters to the NHS to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the public during such a difficult time.
In our British values lesson this week, we discussed what democracy is, how the rule of law is enforced in Great Britain and what would happen if we did not have it. Next, we heard from both sides of the debate about free school meals for children out of term time. We then prepared for and against arguments for this debate. Finally, we held a class debate on the issue, sharing our views on the matter.
Literacy: We have been set the task to help Lower Key Stage 2 learn about volcanoes, so we will be creating a class book to share with years 3 and 4 explaining how volcanoes erupt. To help, we carried out and observed a science experiment to make own very own class volcano erupt!
In PE this half term we are training to become Junior Sports Leaders. Firstly, we need to decide what makes a good sports leader.
In Autumn 1 Year 5 and 6 have been studying artwork inspired by the vibrant colours and dancing shapes of Kenyan artist Gakonga.
MESSAGE from STARS team (autism specialist support service)
We know that changes to routine, the sensory challenges of increased handwashing and the general anxiety of the situation can have a big impact for Autistic children and young people. Below are some links to information/resources that may help. Please share these with your colleagues and the parents/guardians of the children you support. Some of these may also be useful for other children and young people in your settings.
There are some resources/information to support children and young people with Autism available on the STARS website http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources I have also attached some generic symbols that may be useful for parents/carers whilst children are at home. In addition to this the National Autistic society has some useful information and links: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.asp The NAS helpline remains open and could be a useful source of support for parents during the current unprecedented circumstances: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main.aspx Tel: 0808 800 4104 Opening times: Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday 9am-3pm. The Leeds Community healthcare trust has some useful resources/information/links in its toolkit: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/speech-and-language-therapy2/service-downloads/. There is some useful information and video clips to support with Intensive Interaction @ https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/
Here you find useful information and view the fantastic work our children produce.
Meet the Teacher
Year 6 SATs presentation
There are a number of teaching websites that are now free to use for all parents and children. They contain many ideas and activities for learning across the curriculum.
Y5-6 invited parents to our Ancient Greece Museum on Tuesday. We loved sharing our learning, including the Battle of Marathon, myths, Greek pottery and Greek food.
This morning Yorkshire Bank visited Year 5. We had the very fun task of planning a party and working out the costings. We had to think about profit, loss and affordability.
Thank you to West Yorkshire Fire Service for coming in today to speak to our Year 5 children about fire safety in the home. A very important message
Y5-6 learned so much about keeping safe on the roads, both as pedestrians and as passengers in vehicles. Our road safety team visitors helped us to look at accidents from different points of view, considering the direct outcomes for those involved, but also for their families and the wider community. We will certainly think more carefully about our journeys, remembering to take care on the roads, especially during darker winter evenings. Keep safe!
At the end of September our Year 6 children had the opportunity to attend their annual 3 day residential at the amazing Robinwood Centre in Todmorden. This was a fantatstic opportunity for the children to develop a wide range of skills including resilience, teamwork and determination. The trip also allowed the children to create strong bonds and friendships with each other that will be extremely important as the year progresses. Well done Year 6, you were fantastic!
Summer Term 2019
Science Focus Day
We were very lucky to have a Science Focus Day last week and Dr Rossington from Salford University set up lots of different experiments for the children to try. In this particular experiment the children were extracting DNA from a kiwi !
Some of the children from years 4, 5 & 6 had the privilege to be part of an exciting venture with Class Dynamix at the Leeds College of Music this week. They collaborated with 5 other schools to perform songs with positive messages including a debut of a song for Leeds called Light Up for Leeds. Over 200 children, all singing together with such enthusiasm and energy was truly inspiring. We are all looking forward to the next performance at Leeds Arena on July 26th.
Our Year 6 children at the Leeds Active Schools Duathlon at John Charles Centre for Sports showed resilience, commitment and amazing teamwork. Well done to everyone involved.
Our Junior Sports Leaders do an amazing job at lunchtime with our KS1 children.
Cricket in the classroom
Year 5 had a great day at Cricket in the Classroom this week. From learning about the players, to the history, interactive quizzes and playing ourselves!
Year 5/6 researched and made their own volcanos.
In Year 5/6 Science the children were fascinated to find out if solids can dissolve ?
Just some of our Year 6 World Book Day costumes.
Our Year 6 trip to York Dungeon was just amazing ! We learnt lots of ghostly and interesting facts which was great fun ( even if it was a little scary !). We were fortunate to have an historical tour of York too !
Year 6 enjoyed learning a new skill in the form of Orienteering.
Year 5 had a great time doing their Cycling Proficiency Safety Course.
International Studies – Spring term 2019
Year 5/6 children enjoyed learning about space.
Last half term Year 5/6 showcased the amazing work they had been doing during the Black History topic. Visitors were treated to a range of biographies, presentations and artwork which focused on key historical figures from black history. Thank you to all parents and carers who attended and for your continued support.
Robinwood Residential 2018
Anti-bullying production 12th October 2018
We were so lucky to watch an amazing production of ‘A Little Princess’ today. The cast were brilliant and our pupils joined in with great enthusiasm: Bollywood dancing, booing the bullies and cheering the other characters! We especially enjoyed disliking the bullying headteacher in the story, who actually said she hated children, but we loved Sarah, Becky the maid and the talking monkey. The bullies seemed to be winning at first, but they certainly got what they deserved in the end! Many thanks to M and M Theatrical productions for their performance – we loved it!
Rothwell Library visit October 2018
Today some of our Y5-6 children visited Rothwell library. After reading a book called ‘Superworm’, the children were able to hold some real creatures. What a brilliant way to bring books to life in Library Week!
Year 5/6 Chapel FM Broadcast on Monday 5th February, 2018 at 1.30pm.
Year 5/6 have been learning about the Industrial Revolution this half term. As a way to show case this learning, we have arranged for some of them to visit Chapel FM to broadcast a live show on Monday 5th February at 1.30pm. Children and staff at school will be tuning in to listen and parents, carers and friends can do the same by visiting www.chapelfm.co.uk and clicking on ‘Listen Now’ on the Chapel FM website.
Please note: this button only becomes available once the show is live. Don’t worry if you can’t tune in live since a download link will be sent out after the broadcast has aired.
Spring 1 – 2017/18
This term it’s all about the Industrial Revolution for Year 5 and 6. Today, we dressed as Victorian characters and found out how children learned in a Victorian school. Dunce caps, nail inspections and the cane! Everyone looked fantastic. Well done Year 5 and 6.
Autumn 2 2017/18
A group of Year 5/6 children had a brilliant trip to UTC Leeds to take part in their week long project about Space. They were able to visit the Planetarium, talk to BBC astronaut Tim Gregory and spend time exploring infra-red light. It was an inspiring visit for everyone. Maybe they will be inspired enough to become the scientists of future space exploration?
Year 5/6 were lucky to take part in a Stoneage workshop
Sam Safaris offers the chance for schools to get up close with a variety of rare & exotic insects, mammals, reptiles, molluscs & amphibians from around the world. Year 5/6 were extremely lucky to take part in this activity and thoroughly enjoyed this. We would like to say a big thank you to Sam’s Safari.
Year 5/6 enjoyed a fantastic day in Whitby despite the rain!
Headingley Cricket Stadium
Year 5 took part in Cricket in the classroom; this is the YCF’s flagship scheme, with schools visiting Headingley cricket ground for a day incorporating a classroom session linking cricket to Literacy, Numeracy and Geography, a coaching session and a tour of the ground. As you will see throughout the next couple of pages the children had a fantastic time!
Year 5/6 have taken part in lots of exciting activities this term. These include making pencil cases, learning how to play the Ukulele and creating some optical art!
In science, year 5/6 have been learning that materials can be mixed but often be separated by the technique of sieving.
Our school had a visit from D-side this week. Year 5 learned about solvent abuse and the effects it can have.
Year 5/6 artwork
Year 5/6 created some fantastic Kenyan artwork.
Learning Log homework
We are very proud of our year 5/6 children who have taken their time and effort to produce some fantastic 3d Solar system models. Well done to all who made these.
Year 5/6 Art
Take a look at our fantastic artwork we have created this half term!
Our year 5/6 children made rockets at home as part of their learning log homework!
Isobel’s extreme earth design – Wow! This is amazing!
Extreme earth tornados
The children experimented with different colour combinations to create tornados.
The children made some fantastic pencil cases! Wow, these look amazing!
The children recreated a ‘Houkusai wave’ using 3-D materials.
Year 5/6 Art
The children explored how artists use foreshortening to give perspective. The children were given the opportunity to create the illusions that a superhero is coming towards them.
Erin’s Black History Project – Well done Erin, this is fantastic!
In Science this week, the children have been learning about different changes in materials when they are brought together. The children were able to recognise them as reversible or non – reversible.
What a performance from Year 5/6 who worked with Danny from Classdynamix to perform an anti-bullying song. This can be seen here.
Well done Year 5/6 !