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Welcome to Year 5 St Peter

Our Class Saint

St Peter was originally called 'Simon' but Jesus gave him the name Peter which means 'rock' as he wanted Peter to be the 'rock' upon which The Church was founded. St Peter was one of the twelve disciples and spread the word of Christ. His feast day is celebrated on the 29th June and he is the Patron Saint of fishermen, net makers, and ship builders.

"you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." - 1 Peter 2:5

Our Class Value

Year 5's class value is 'Responsibility'.  This value is celebrated in March. 

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Our Teachers

Class Teacher: Mrs Asghar

Year 5 Learning

Art

Dragon Eyes

In Year 5 we have been making ‘dragon eyes’ out of clay.  After looking at a selection of different designs we had a go at drawing our own using sketching pencils.  From these sketches we designed our own dragon eyes using clay. This project also links in with our Anglo Saxon learning.

English

Shakespeare Biography:
Year 5 have been studying Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' in their English lessons and familiarising themselves with the key moments in the plot. They have also researched the background of the play - both in class and independently - and been looking at the time in which Shakespeare lived. They were able to pick out important events in Shakespeare's life and write a biography using appropriate sub-headings, tone and structure.  

In January we visited The Globe Theatre where we took part in a Lively Action Workshop on Macbeth and learnt about the history of The Globe.  We have based our bio biography on Macbeth.  We have also been learning about Alfred the Great

Learning Challenge

Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?:
Year 5 have started to look at the Anglo-Saxons and how their life and culture impacted Britain. They have started to look at important events throughout the Saxon reign and have focussed on the first King of the Saxons Alfred The Great. Using a dictogloss activity the children have noted down key facts about King Alfred and his reign.   

What's so special about the USA?:
As part of their Learning Challenge Year 5 have been learning about why the USA is a special place.  One of the areas that they studied was Katherine Johnson, an American mathematician and an employee of NASA – this also linked into Black History month and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. 

Maths

Methods for Equations:
Year 5 have been solving mathematical equations and percentages and have been building on their prior learning to assess which methods are best to answer questions. 

Roman Numerals:
The children have been learning about Roman Numerals and are able to identify numerals up to 1,000. They can successfully convert Roman Numerals into our number system and vice versa, and solve problems using the conversion method.

RE

Miracles of Jesus:
In our RE lessons across the school we have been focussing on the miracles of Jesus and monastic traditions within Christianity - we have also produced our own 'pamphlet' on these traditions.

We have been looking at how art and music convey the biblical meaning behind Christmas and we  have written our own Christmas song and designed our own Christmas cards.

Buddhism:

We have been looking at and comparing the differences between Buddhism and Christianity and have created a poem on Nirvana, the ultimate spiritual goal in Buddhism.

Science

Separating Materials

Year 5 have been carrying out investigations on separating materials and have been looking at a range of mixtures.  We have been learning how to work scientifically and have been planning out our own investigations.  We can accurately record our results and are able to draw conclusions from our findings.

Writing

Writing, Performing and Editing a Playscript:
As part of their learning about Shakespeare's Macbeth Year 5 have been using the key events of the play to write their own playscript. They can successfully identify the way a playscript is structured when compared with other styles of writing including the use of character names with colons, stage directions and scenery descriptions. They were able to perform extracts of their playscripts to the class and receive feedback from their peers. They used their performances to analyse where their dialogue had been successful and edited the parts of the playscript which needed changing.

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