Welcome to the Year 5 webpage, we hope this page gives you all of the information about Year 5 that you need. If you would like information about anything else please do not hesitate to contact Miss McCrystal, Mr Hughes & Mr Goodwin.
Please click here to see the yearly overview for the teaching of Science and the Foundation Subjects.
Inflatable obstacle course
We really enjoyed the inflatable obstacle course- there were lots of smiling faces all around!
Lego Rover Robots
Today, Key Stage 2 children have been lucky enough to have the Lego Rover Robots visiting from the University of Liverpool. The Rover Robots are replicas of the Rover Robots used on Mars. Lego Rovers is a fun, engaging activity for schools, which teaches simple programming concepts. Children get to navigate their own space rover, see the effect of the time delay between the Earth, the moon and Mars, and experiment with the effect of different rules and automation options. The children loved this activity, as you can see from the photographs.
Model Image exhibition
Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Sudley House to see the Model Image exhibition (based on a Liverpool model, Jane Duncan). They learned all about her life, the history of the Holt’s family and general local history of Liverpool also. This linked to our Famous Fashions and Local History topic, with more work being done this term around this. Please visit our blog to find out more http://sjcpsh.creativeblogs.net/.
The Man Who Walked Between The Towers
Children really enjoyed studying the book ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers’. Children were able to put themselves into the position of Philippe Petit and the reasons for completing such a high risk stunt. They ‘walked the line’ in an activity that enabled each child to explore and infer Philippe’s emotions and thoughts, and then wrote a description from Philippe’s perspective. The extensive topic ended with a newspaper report about the event, focusing on relative clause and parenthesis use.
Year 5 children investigated forces in their most recent science topic. Children can explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity, they have recognised that levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect and the children were able to identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces. The topic ended with a scientific investigation, exploring the effect of water resistance, which the children really enjoyed and gained a lot of scientific understanding from.
School Shakespeare Festival
Children in Year 5 and 6 performed ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream’ at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park on Friday 23rd November. We are extremely proud of the children and their performance.
Visiting Huyton Library
Year 5 visited Huyton Library this morning to explore some of the books and authors on offer. Children learned about the logging systems within the library and used the subject index for non-fiction books. We would encourage all children to regularly visit the library, to further inspire reading at home and to also take advantage of the services and clubs they have on offer.