Welcome to Year 5JG - Miss Giblin's Class
What a busy week for Year 5!
In English, we have finished our sentence stacking lessons from 'The Nowhere Emporium' ready to write our final piece next week!
In maths, we have completed our position and movement unit and will be moving onto measurements next week.
In PE, we are continued our athletics and focused on different types of jumps, and combining all of our learning across a circuit.
We have had a brilliant PATHs visit from Lisa, and some of our children took part in Mrs Barker's safeguarding assembly too!
In Art, we have created our backgrounds for our self portrait art work.
Have a lovely weekend Year 5!
Miss Giblin x
Another shorter week, we hope you all enjoyed celebrating the coronation with the long weekend!
The children have worked really hard this week.
In English, the children have continued their work on 'The Nowhere Emporium.' They have been reflecting on the story, how characters might be feeling and how they know this from the language used in the text.
In geography, we have continued our topic of Mountains. This week, children labelled the different features of mountain ranges and then chose 3 of the words to research to find the definition using books and computers.
In maths, we have been familiarising ourselves with terms and reintroduced terms polygon, regular and irregular and 2D shapes. This is helping us to build a foundation for our continued topic of Geometry. The children then described the translation of shapes across a co-ordinate grid.
In Spanish, the children have been creating questions and answers about someone's identity such as hair and eye colour. It is great to see the children becoming more confident with their conversations.
Have a fantastic weekend
What a fabulous week!
In English, we have looked at a special piece of writing to link to the coronation! We wrote a diary entry based on the book 'If I were King...'
In maths, our completed out geometry unit and calculated missing angles within quarilaterials and regular and irregular polygons.
In science, we made paper aeroplanes to look at the affect of air resistance and how this force works with gravity.
In PE, we are continued our athletics and focused on different types of throws.
We also celebrated the coronation by planting our flower donations, performing 'Stop' by The Spice Girls as our best of British song, and had a coronation party!
Have a lovely weekend celebrating King Charles III!
Miss Giblin x
What a great second week back into our Summer term.
In English, a strange door appeared in the class. Using drama the children acted out how they might approach the door and used FANTASTIC feelings to imagine what might be behind it! This is linked to our new book ‘The Nowhere Emporium’.
In maths, our continued work on Geometry saw teamwork in full flow as the class measured angles and found the missing angles around a point!
In geography, we set up our mountain information station for the class as we started our new geography topic. We started with the children using their mapping skills, labelling the mountain ranges found in Europe.
In computing, children learned about Youtubers and how it could impact a persons life.
In PE this term we are learning all about athletics. This week, children worked on their technique when running and throwing.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the bank holiday!
Miss Giblin x
Welcome back! This week sees the beginning of our Summer term and the children have all worked very hard this week.
In English, the children have continued their work on 'I believe in Unicorns' and after completing all plot points based on the text, the class are planned and wrote their own version of the story this week.
In maths, children have been learning about geometry, particularly focusing on the use of a protractor and angles around a point. This has been a tough new skill but it is fantastic to see the children showing their determination to get this done!
In Geography, we have started our new topic of mountains this week. We looked at where in the world they are located and used atlases to locate them and find information about them across the world!
In science, we started our new topic of forces and looked at how gravity works! We investigated if all items fall to the ground at the same speed.
Thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance this week Year 5!
Have a great weekend
Miss Giblin x
What a brilliant final week of Spring term 2!
This week the children have worked really hard and shown some great progress in lots of topics.
In English we continued our work on 'I believe in Unicorns'. The children completed work based on verbs, metaphors, similes and relative clauses and recreated the community book save.
In maths, we continued our geometry topic. We have focused specifically on angles and will continue with this topic after the Easter holidays. .
In DT children made their very own bolognaise sauce based on their learning throughout the term. It was great to see the class taking such great care in the preparation and cooking of ingredients...it tasted delicious!
In Spanish, children have continued learning about clothing, specifically looking at how to describe what we wear using verbs and designed their own sports kits.
In science, we have continued our topic of living things and their habitats. This week, we have focused on sexual reproduction in animals, matching up the statements with pictures to describe mammalian reproduction.
We also had a fantastic author visit this week. Author Mark Sanders and his dog Bandit visited us. He read Monty and the land of Dinodogs.
I am really proud of how hard everyone has worked in our Spring term.
Have a great Easter break and I look forward to seeing you all in the Summer term.
Miss Giblin x
What a brilliant week Year 5!
In English, we have continued our work based on 'I Believe in Unicorns' and focussed on similes, repetition, complex sentences and the power of 3. The children are really enjoying this unit of work!
In maths, we have started our new topic of geometry and using protractors. We enjoyed playing an interactive game of measuring angles!
For this weeks history, we started to learn about the Battle of Britain and causes of war. We listened to Neville Chamberlain announcement of war to the country.
In science, we looked at the plant reproduction process and fertilisation through pollination.
We also had a visit from The Plumber Drummer who performed using drain pipes and flipflops!
It's been a busy week! Well done Year 5!
Miss Giblin x
Another great week for Year 5!
In English, we concluded our work on war poetry. The children wrote their own emotive poems based on the pieces they have learned about over the past 2 weeks and we started looking at our new book 'I Believe in Unicorns'.
In maths, we finished up our work on decimals, focusing on adding and subtracting. It has been great to see the children's understanding of decimals improve over the term and confidence with decimals increasing. We then started our new unit of percentages which is being picked up really well!
In History, we learned about the St Helens PALS. The children learned about what local soldiers experienced during the war. We looked at The Great War Diary of St Helen Pals, the 11th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment, following their journey through France and Flanders from 1914 to 1918.
In RE, we continued learning about Jesus. The children wrote a news article based on miracles performed by Jesus.
We concluded our week with our second trip to the library on Friday. This week, the focus was world war two. Children got to try on a gas mask and ask plenty of questions about what life was like during the war.
Well done Year 5!
We are already half way through Spring term 2 and the children have been working really hard!
In English, we have continued our learning on war poetry. We looked at figurative language using the abbreviation SHAMPOO, similes, hyperbole, alliteration, metaphors, personification, onomatope and oxymoron.
In maths, we have continued work on decimals and money focusing on addition, subtraction and ordering.
In history, we looked at why WW1 started. The children ordered events and then chose two causes that they thought were the most important reason for the start of WW1 and explained why in detail.
In science, compared similarities and differences between life cycles.
In PSHE, we had our PATHS lead Lisa visit our class to introduce a new topic area ‘Dealing with Gossip’.
In RE, we learned about Jesus miracle, the calming of the sea.
We also had our first of two visits to the library learning all about WW1. The children enjoyed discovering more about the topic as part of their history unit and took part in a brilliant WW1 workshop!
Have a great weekend
What another fantastic week for Year 5!
We celebrated world book day this week, with some fantastic outfits from all of the class and staff and a brilliant booky breakfast with parents on Friday morning! It was great to see the effort and creativity in all of the children's costumes and of course have our lovely parents in!
In English, we have been learning about features of poems, looking at rhymes, metaphors, onomatope and similes. The topic of our poems has been war.
In our first science lesson this half term, we looked at life cycles of different living things including dogs, butterflies and frogs!
We have had an amazing visit to Haydock Library to support our History unit and took part in a brilliant WW1 workshop!
In maths, we have continued work on decimals. The class used place value grids to order the numbers in ascending and descending order.
In RE, we continued our learning about miracles. We had a visit from Alison at the local church who came in and spoke to the class about different types of miracles.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Miss Giblin x
Welcome back to Spring 2 term!
We have had a very busy start to the term this week. We celebrated pancake day with an assembly where teachers got to demonstrate their pancake flipping skills!
The children have started their assessments for English and maths. We also started our new maths topic decimals. It was especially great to have some of the parents come to see how we teach maths in our parent workshop on Thursday. I hope that everyone found this useful!
In Spanish, we have started our new topic all about clothing.
We have also been lucky enough to take part in an Alright Charlie? workshop with Mrs Barker this week. Although this is a sensitive subject, everyone was really engaged!
In RE we started our new topic of Christianity - Jesus. This week we have looked at miracles and what the word miracle might mean.
In design and technology, this term we are covering the topic of food. This week, children learned about seasonal foods in preparation for some tasting and designing sessions later in the term.
Have a brilliant weekend!
Our final week of Spring 1!
In English, we have completed our final piece of writing from our book 'Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief.' We have looked at how language can indicate change in location, mood and emotions, the use of descriptive and formal language and then completed our own fantasy narrative.
In maths, we have concluded our work on fractions. The children have worked very hard this half term using lots of different ways to work with fractions and it has been great to see the effort and successes on a tricky topic. I have been blown away by this! Well done Year 5!
In reading, we have worked on the book #Goldilocks which teaches the children about the importance of being careful with social media behaviour and how use of social media can have consequences.
In RE, we had our final lesson on Hinduism, looking at truths, playing the two truths and a lie game together and relating this to how the truth might guide us, as Krishna guides Hindus.
In PE, we have completed our unit of football everyone has really enjoyed this unit and participated brilliantly!
Finally, we have celebrated children mental health week with a carousel of activities including circuits, peer massages and worry dolls!
Have a wonderful half term!
Miss Giblin x
It has been national story telling week this week! In assembly, we looked at stories from across the world and on Tuesday, we held a bedtime reading story event where children could come to school in PJs and even had a secret story teller which was Sienna's mum!
In English, we have continued our work on Percy Jackson, We have looked at the Camp Half-Blood map from the book and used preposition phrases to build a descriptive passage for it. We have also looked at predicting what might happen in future chapters, writing in the style of the author and started to look at a range of cohesive devices.
In maths, we have continued our work on fractions and it has been fantastic to see the children able to use different methods and being successful in their understanding.
This week, we have completed a computing day to look at augmented reality and how we use it in everyday life, the children really enjoyed this.
In science, we have tackled the topic of reversible and irreversible changes to materials. We experimented with different melting chocolate, burning a candle, putting bicarbonate of soda into vinegar and toasting bread to find out which changes were reversible and irreversible!
Well done everyone!
What a great week!
As part of National Handwriting day, which took place on Monday, the class had the opportunity to have a go at writing in Japanese. They wrote their names in their handwriting books as practice, and then copied this into our class discussion book!
In English, we have started our new text Percy Jackson and the Lightening Flash. Children have used grammar splats, and wrote their own ode this week, 'Ode to an imposter' based on Mrs Dodds. Children have also used modal verbs to write in the first person and compared paragraphs to identify changes in moods.
In maths, we have continued our work on fractions, The children have picked this up really well, I have been blown away by their work!
In art, the children have been learning about art installations and have worked together to begin to creating their own art installation and use some ‘explosive’ techniques with materials like powder paint, glitter and liquid paint to create it.
In geography, we have continued our learning about the Rainforest, looking this week at indigenous tribes and creating an information sheet about the Awa tribe.
We have also been lucky enough to have a visit from Tia's mum to help us with our RE topic of Hinduism. She told us about how she practices the religion at home. Everyone really enjoyed this!
Have a great weekend
Week 3 has come to an end!
In geography, we have continued learning about the Rainforest, we have made some 'Top Trump' style cards about the animals and plants that are found there!
In maths, we have been continuing to focus on fractions, finding equivalent fractions and moving on the adding fractions today which everyone has picked up brilliantly!
In English, we have been working on creating our own persuasive advert based on our book The Lost Thing. The children have analysed example adverts, looking out for techniques used in advertising, such as use of persuasive and imaginative language, modal verbs, exaggerating points, reviews and rhetorical questions to write their own persuasive advert.
In RE, we have continued learning about Hinduism. This week, we learnt about Brahman and each persons atman and where it comes from.
In PSHE we have looked at dreams and goals. Children were introduced to lots of different careers and asked to think about what their dreams and goals might be for their own futures.
Well done to the year 5 girls that had a football competition on Friday! We're eagerly waiting for the results!
Have a great weekend!
Miss Giblin x
We've had a great week in year 5!
In maths this week, we have been working on understanding the link between division and fractions, as well as converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. We have also started to look at equivalent fractions.
In English, children have been enjoying reading The Lost Thing. Everyone is loving this book so far. We have then been learning about how to use subordinate clauses to begin sentences, using modal verbs and adding extra information using relative clauses.
In science this week, we continued our learning from the last half term looking at properties and changes to materials. We investigated the different ways that materials can be separated, including evaporation, filtration, sieving and magnetic attraction.
In RE, the children are continuing to learn about Hinduism. This week, the children looked at Hindu beliefs about Krishna and what stories about Krishna might teach us.
In geography, children have continued to learn about Rainforests. This week, we focused on the different layers of the rainforest and what we might find in them.
Well done year 5!
Miss Giblin x
What a brilliant start to the year!
Year 5 have well and truly recharged their batteries and hit the ground running this week with the level of work that has been produced! I have blown away!
We have concluded out graphs unit in maths which everyone worked so hard with! Miss Hitchen was blown away with our work when she came into our class this week.
In English, we have completed our work on 'Robot Girl' and the children have focussed on writing a problem and using suspense within their writing. We are moving onto 'The Lost Thing' next week!
We have began our Geography unit about rainforest which everyone really enjoyed, and also started our Spanish topic of healthy eating.
I hope everyone has enjoyed their first week back. Well done for a great start Year 5!
Miss Giblin x
Wow Year 5! Our first term is complete!
We've had a lovely week filled with lots of Christmas activities! After all of our hard work, the children finally got to perform their Christmas concert for KS1 and parents and carers. Both performances were superb! A big thank you to all parents and carers who came to watch the performances. Your support is appreciated, as always!
We celebrated with our class Christmas party with lots of games, dancing and fun, we also made our electronic greeting cards and calendars that the children have brought home for the new year.
On Friday, the whole school and parents got together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas and hold our final celebration assembly.
Year 5 please enjoy a well earned break over Christmas! You have all worked incredibly hard and I'm so proud of you all. Make lots of memories with your friends and family, I can't wait to hear all about them when we come back to school.
See you in January 2023!
Miss Giblin & Mrs McGarvey x
The class got into the Christmas spirit this week, with the Christmas tree lighting taking place on Tuesday, PJ and hot chocolate on Wednesday and Christmas jumper day on Friday, we have also been practicing our Christmas songs in preparation for our KS2 Christmas performance.
In English we continued our focus on the book 'Robot Girl' and thought about how we can understand characters feelings and how this can be shown in more effective ways in our writing.
In maths this week, we consolidated our multiplication and division unit with a race and moved onto reading timetables and reading and interpreting information on a time table, as well as being able to understand and read graphs. The children picked this us brilliantly and really enjoyed it.
We also were lucky enough to have a visit from the principle and assistant principle of Outwood Academy.
Well done for another great week Year 5!
Miss Giblin x
Week 5 of 7 complete!
We've really been getting into the Christmas spirit this week at school with more wonderful donations for Christmas bingo, thank you!
We had our final visit of the year from The LFC Foundation. The children have really enjoyed working with them for our social action project. It has been lovely to see how engaged they have been and how hard they have worked.
We have completed our multiplication and division unit this week and ended the unit with a multiplication and division race!
In English, we have started our new book 'Robot Girl'. The children have made predictions about what could happen and thought about genres of writing and what would be included in a good sci-fi story!
In science, we have completed an experiment about about dissolving and finding out which materials are soluble and which are insoluble!
We have also put up our Christmas decorations this week!
Well done on another brilliant week year 5!
Miss Giblin x
What a hectic week!
We've had another busy week in school with moving onto division in maths, after a really interesting start to the week with a maths in real world zoom call! The children got to hear about how maths and problem solving is used everyday for a local lady from St. Helens.
In English, we have wrote a newspaper report about the moment that Curiosity landed on Mars and the reaction from Times Square and the NASA headquarters. We have also looked at how to use dashes to add extra information.
In Science this week, we have continued our work on materials and categorising them based on their properties.
We have also been lucky enough to have a visit from a team GB athlete who shared her story with us and how she managed to make it. We even completed a fitness circuit!
Thank you for all of the chocolates donated for own clothes day this week!
Have a great weekend!
Week 8 is over! We have had an unusual week this week with lots going on in school!
In maths, we have built on our skills of multiplication and moved on to multiplying 3 and 4 digit numbers by 2 digit. The children have worked really hard with this and have progressed really well!
Our English lessons this week have been focusing on Curiosity's launch into space, and creating and explanation text using cohesive devices between paragraphs.
We had fun creating our doodle t-shirts for Children in Need and watching Artemis 1 launch from the Kennedy Space Centre and tracking it on it's journey to the moon!
We have also began learning about the Viking's in history and their motivation for raids. The children have really enjoyed this and had a lot of knowledge from their project over half term.
Well done everyone on another great week!
What a busy week! Year 5 have worked really hard rehearsing and delivering our wonderful Remembrance Day!
In maths this week, we have looked at how to multiply 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by a single digit. The children have used a range of methods such as place value counters, bar models, column method and expanded column method to do this.
In English lessons, we continued to complete work based on Curiosity by Markus Motum. We have been learning how to use -er / -or suffixes to change word types, discussed synonyms for abstract nouns and used suffixes to convert verbs to nouns. We have also completed our writing assessment based on the video Dreamgiver.
In RE this week, we have focused how the Qur’an teaches Muslims to lead their lives. Children also learnt that Allah has 99 other names. They used quotes from Qur'an to interpret what they mean and relate them to a name of Allah.
This week, the children began to create their t-shirt designs with the LFC based on the area they wanted to campaign for. We have picked animal cruelty and the designs are looking brilliant.
Finally, thank you to all parents and carers who attended parents evening. It was lovely to meet you in person and have parents evening face to face again!
Have a great weekend.
We have had a very busy week in year 5.
In English, we have completed the class text, The man who walked between the towers, and the children are preparing to write their final piece, a biography based on Philippe Petit. To help the class prepare, the children have conducted independent research about Philippe. We have been learning about adverbs and adverbial phrases, particularly adverbs of time. Children identified the features of a biography with focus on writing in the past tense, writing in the third person and using chronological order.
In art, children have been introduced to different drawing processes. These include:
line drawing, continuous line drawing, tonal drawing and drawing on different backgrounds and textures. They children used a range of art materials to produce their work.
In maths, the class have moved onto a new area of learning ‘multiplication and division’. The children have been learning about the mathematical terms: multiples, factors, and common multiples. Children have been using counters to create arrays to help their understanding. We rounded the week up with an exciting maths quiz which involved the children exploring our learning environment to discover maths questions to work out.
The LFC foundation attended the class this week and explored the many areas the foundation helps to create a better society. We identified several topics that are good and bad for the society. We then voted on an area within society we would like to focus on and raise awareness. The winner of our vote was animal crulty, so watch this space for the different ways we are going to raise awareness of the crulty that happens to animals.
In science, Year 5 conducted their own investigation about who the earth orbits around the sun. We drew around our shadows and at intervals throughout the day we went out and studied how our shadow had changed in length. To conduct this investigation Year 5 created a plan which included, any equipment, the method and any viable.
In music, children compared two rock songs and identified common features within both. The class were also introduced to the concept of the pulse within a song.
In PE, children continued to develop their basketball skills, they was able to take part in mini games of basket ball against friends. The children have enjoyed learning the skills required for basketball.
Year 5 have yet another full and exciting week next week to look forward to week as I can't wait to tell you all about it.
Week 5 has concluded, and the class have worked really hard.
This week has been the start of Black History Month and Year 5 have been learning about Paul Stephson a community worker, activist and longtime campaigner for civil rights. There will be special assembly next week where each year group will present their research about Black history month.
In English this week, we have continued to do work based on our class text ‘The Man Who Walked Between the Towers’. This week children have learned about figurative language including similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperboles. With incorporated our work in PATHs and year 5 gave examples of compliments useing similes. They have also used expanded noun phrases to describe how Philippe was feeling at certain parts of the story. The children had lots of fun in their role plays as witnesses to his tightrope walk across the towers.
In maths, Year 5 have learned about subtraction methods and how to subtract using number lines, and concrete materials including place value grids and the column method. Children have been learning how to exchange to help them subtract.
In geography, the class continued to develop their understanding of mapping, we looked at the points of a compass and even managed to get outside in-between rain showers to play a huge game of North, South, East and West to reinforce our learning.
The class have begun their art topic based on space. Children began looking at illustrations from the ‘Space race’ era; exploring how imagery was used and how it influenced art and design; learning the term retrofuturism and evaluating images using knowledge of the formal elements.
Year 5 have enjoying receiving and giving compliments this week as part of our Pupil of the day award, and we love hearing your compliments from home.
Well done Year 5JG on another great week!
Week 4 completed! Well done Year 5! This week has been another busy one with our wonderful Year 5 football team going out to a competition and lovely comments being made about them from other schools and the event organisers, and the week ending with a visit from Knowsley CLC for our computing day. We were joined by Mr Kearney and Miss Ramsdale and Mr Mackley from Wargrave. Everyone was super impressed by how brilliantly the children worked!
Back in class, we have been reading ‘The man who walked between the towers’ in English. The children have enjoyed the story so far and have been learning several SPAG features including adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, subjunctives, metaphors, similes and personification. These features will continue to be developed as the children read through the story.
In Maths lessons, we have started to develop children’s understanding of addition methods. Children have been learning how to add using number lines, using concreate materials including place value grids and the column method which the children have been brilliant at! Well done everyone!
In science, as part of children’s topic about earth and space, they have learned about the moon. They have studied how the moon is a satellite of earth and how it rotates on its axis. They also learned about the phases of the moon using the key vocabulary waxing, waning, gibbous and crescent. To help understanding, the children created the phases of the moon using Oreo biscuits and were lucky enough to eat them afterwards!
We’ve had a wonderful week and I’m super proud of you all!
Well done Year 5! Have a wonderful weekend!
Miss Giblin x
What a busy week!
We had a visit from Thomas the gorilla to start the week and was lucky enough to have a workshop in the afternoon using the green screen about deforestation.
We have focussed our English this week on our visit from Thomas the gorilla. The children have looked at persuasive writing and have today produced a persuasive letter to our local MP about keeping animals in captivity and arguing if zoo’s should be banned or kept open. In maths, we have looked at using less than and greater than symbols and number patterns, next week we will be starting a topic of addition and subtraction.
We had a national fitness day focused PE lesson on Wednesday where the children completed and outdoor circuit with different stations to keep fit. In geography this week, we look at ordnance survey maps and the symbols that are included in this that the children were brilliant at!
Well done for all of your hard work this week year 5!
What a brilliant week year 5!
In English we have continued our work about Leon and The Place Between, focussing on the circus and writing our own fantasy narrative. I have been blown away by the work that has been produced for this, so we have decided to show this off on our ‘WOW’ wall. In Math's we have continued our work on place value and started to look at ordering and comparing numbers which the children have been brilliant at. We have looked at the difference between rotation and revolution in science and how we have day and night.
We have also elected a new member of our school council, the children had the chance to give a speech – well done Amelia, Kyle, Millie, Leyla, Oliver, Bobbie, Sienna and Matthew for your brilliant speeches and our new school council representative Kyle! The highlight of our week has been Bikeability. The feedback that we have had about the children's behaviour and effort that they put into this was amazing. I am so proud of you all year 5!
Well done for all of your hard work this week! Have a brilliant weekend!
Miss Giblin x
Wow! What a fantastic start to our new school year! I have been super impressed with all of the fantastic work that we have done this week!
The work that the children have produced this week has been brilliant! They have really enjoyed our circus theme for English and produced some incredible work, in particular the setting descriptions about The Place Between.
In Maths we have had a look at place value for numbers up to 1,000,000. We have revisited prior knowledge, and built up to bigger numbers and how we could represent them in different ways.
I have asked the children what their favourite part of the week has been, and we have had a lot of different answers! For some it was starting our basketball unit in PE and for other children they have enjoyed the introduction of PATHs and pupil of the day.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Miss Giblin x