Welcome to St Peter's Year 5 class page.
Our names are Miss McKeogh and Mrs Eaton. We work together as a team to make sure every day in school is as enjoyable for the Year 5 children as we can possibly make it.
We are looking forward to getting to know your children and watching their development this year. You can see below our end of year expectations for your children. Please keep a close watch on this page for new photographs and snap-shots of your children's wonderful work and learning!
Thank you for your continued support,
Year 5 teacher
Just a reminder of some dates for your diary:
Children are encouraged to read at home each night. Reading books can be changed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children should have their Reading Records in school on these days so their reading progress can be monitored.
Homework is given every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.
The children will have P.E each Monday and Friday. Please remember that children should also have a school tracksuit as well as their shorts and t-shirt - this will be required in the weeks to come as the temperature starts to drop!
Class Assembly- Oliver with a Twist
Over the past few weeks, we have been studying the novel Oliver Twist in our English work and have learnt how the poor lived in the Victorian Age. The author, Charles Dickens, was sent to work in a factory aged just 12. He never forgot how awful his time there was and later, when he was a successful author, he wrote Oliver Twist to show people what life was really like for some children.
In our English lessons, we have focused on the features of playscripts and how the personalities of characters can be shown through their words and actions. We adapted the novel into a playscript, writing our own scenes. Therefore, some of the characters will be played by different actors in each scene.
Take a look at some of our pictures!
In our science work today we have been exploring solubility. We tested different materials and predicted which would dissolve in water. We also looked at separation with different liquids.
Tom Gates Live
Today we visited Manchester's Opera House to watch a live version of the books which many of our children are familiar with. Tom Gates Live brought all of his doodling magic to life in a fun 2-hour tale about Tom, his family and friends.
We are hoping that this will inspire us in our own performance of Oliver Twist next week!
This week we have been learning about the Jewish Passover celebration in Religion and the story of Exodus.
Today we were very lucky to have two visitors who were able to share the symbols of their religion with us and teach us more about some of the customs of their faith.
Today we performed the two poems we have been learning in front of the school. Take a look at a video of our performance here!
Middleton Heritage Walk
Today we spent the morning looking at some of the historical sites in the local area, which we will use for the persuasive leaflets we are writing in English.
We walked up the 24 steps which L.S. Lowry painted, saw the grammar school, St. Leonard's church, Jubilee Park, the library, Redcroft, the home of famous architect Edgar Wood, and Long Street's Methodist church.
I'm sure we'll all sleep well tonight after all that exercise!
In Science we are learning about the different properties of materials. Today we have planned and carried out our own investigations into which materials are the best insulators. We tested different materials and discussed ways we can make future experiments even fairer.
Anglo Saxon Day
What a great day we’ve had with Aethelwulf, learning all about life during the Anglo Saxon period! We tried on clothes, played games, improved our battle skills and learned about their everyday lives. Take a look at some of the things we did below.
As part of our work on the Anglo-Saxons, we have been learning about how they lived and worked as a community. We researched jobs which people had within the village and what their buildings were made from and used for.
As a challenge, we had just 30 minutes to make a model village using the materials we were given with some interesting results! Take a look at our creations below.
Some apps that let you create your own spelling lists. (Some have a cost.)