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Year 5

Spring Term 2017

French – Describing a Journey to School

Working in a small group the children looked at the route you could take to school and the landmarks you may pass on the journey. They then wrote the directions needed to journey to school before sharing them with the class.

Challenge Cup – Modern Foreign Languages

A team of Year 5 children took part in a round of the Challenge Cup. They faced a difficult task at Central Primary School, working with the Romanian language. The team performed brilliantly and came away with 1st place, a tremendous effort, well done Year 5.

World Book Day

As part of the school’s celebrations of World Book Day the children took part in some shared reading with children from another class. A wonderful reading experience.

Reading with Year 1

Sharing Our Talents – Ju-Jitsu

Mylan in Year 5 has been taking Ju-Jitsu lessons outside of school. He came into school with his Sensei (Teacher) to share and demonstrate some of the skills he has been learning.

Science – Separating Solutions

One material was mixed into a liquid, the children investigated whether the two materials could be separated from each other. If they could be separated, would the materials be the same as the started?

Science – Investigating Soluble and Insoluble Materials

Year 5 have been looking at different types of materials and looking at their states – solid, liquids or gases. The children then carried out investigations looking at whether these materials and their states were soluble or insoluble.

Science – Changing States of Materials

Year 5 have been looking at different types of materials and looking at their states – solid, liquids or gases. The children then carried out investigations looking at how these states could be changed.

Autumn Term 2016

Willow 5 visit the Technology Bus

Willow 5 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the Technology Bus. This large yellow American school bus was filled with examples of the latest technology available for schools. The children were totally engaged with a fully hands on experience looking at 3D printers and projectors, floor robots, coding and VR headsets. A fantastic experience.

Year 5 Challenge Cup – History

Some children from Year 5 were chosen to represent Highwood in the latest round of the Challenge Cup. This time they had to write, act and present a radio broadcast. This also involved using some fantastic I.T. resources to record their broadcast. Well done Year 5.

Investigating Square and Cube Numbers

In a recent mathematics lesson Year 5 took up the difficult challenge to investigate square and cube numbers. The children used a wide range of new exciting resources to conquer the challenge. Well done.

A Visit from the Watford Schools Trust

Year 5 were very lucky to have a visit from a member of the Watford Schools Trust. They had a lesson all about the 10 Commandments and how important they can be in having a rounded life.

Year 5 Visit to Whipsnade Zoo – October 2016

The children in Year 5 visited Whipsnade as part of the learning in Science. They were looking at Living Things and their Habitats. The children had a wonderful time exploring the different animals and their habitats, they also took part in a fantastic workshop entitled “Habitats and Adaptations.” A fantastic learning opportunity.