Our class teacher is Miss Martin and our teaching assistants are Mrs Newton and Miss Hill.
We are all really looking forward to working with you all this year.
There are 30 children in our class- 17 girls and 13 boys.
As part of our British values we have been discussing democracy and how we can influence decision making through the democratic process. The class took part in a mock election with a ballot paper of nominees to select the Class representatives for School Council, Sports Council and Eco Warriors. The children were given opportunities to present a speech to their peers to persuade them to vote for them. We looked at how the democratic system works in Britain and the advantages and disadvantages of this.
We discussed that the rule of law protects everyone and how we need school and class codes to distinguish right from wrong and also how these may differ from some religious views and opinions.
Through our PSHE lessons, we have discussed and modelled freedom of speech via pupil participation in circle time and class discussions and debates. We respect and promote our cultural and religious differences by celebrating multicultural festivals.
School Council- Subhan and Aaisha
Librarians- Isbah and Lena
SMARTBOTS- Khattab and Norisa
Sports Council - Hussein and Madhia
Eco Warriors Alishbah and Ainni
Class Timetable and Yearly Overview
Author of the Term
Our author for Spring 2 is Berlie Doherty. During our daily read aloud sessions we will be reading Street Child.
During Spring 1, we have been looking at myths. The children were asked to design and make their own mythical creatures. They all really enjoyed creating their creatures. Some of the children designed their own and some used ideas from mythical creatures we have met in our topic, for example Medusa.
We made pancakes in school this week. We discussed what Shrove Tuesday was, what it means and who may celebrate it. We all enjoyed eating the pancakes with either lemon and sugar or jam. We had great fun trying to flip the pancakes too.
Design and Technology
During our D&T lessons we have made our own rockets, linking to our Science and English topic. We accurately measured and cut the wood using a saw. We then joined the wood together to make a structure and decorated the structure using our own design. We had lots of fun doing this activity and learnt how to safely use a saw to cut wood.
Creative Curriculum- Stone Age
Our Creative Curriculum topic for Autumn 2 is Stone Age. We have all created our own Cave Paintings as they did in the Stone Age times. We all found it really interesting investigating Cave Paintings and learning why people created them.
Children in Need 2020
On Friday 13th November we all came to school dressed in our sporty clothes. We all bought a £1 to donate to the Children in Need charity. We discussed what Children in Need is and the different families and children it supports. We had a great day, taking part in different sports challenges and Pudsey Bear activities.
Remembrance Day 2020
In year 5 Oak we completed different activities on Remembrance Day. We held a two minute silence at 11am as a year group. We discussed what Remembrance Day is and when and why it takes place. The children completed a reading comprehension about Remembrance Day and they also made their own poppies. Some children also bought in 20p for a colouring sheet to raise money for the poppy appeal.
Creative Curriculum- Natural Disasters.
Our Creative Curriculum topic for Autumn One has been Natural Disasters. We have learnt about lots of different disasters such as; Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Floods and Droughts. We have learnt about the Richter Scale and how Seismographs are used. We have also learnt lots of different vocabulary to do with the topic. For homework we have created our own Volcanoes. We have all really enjoyed this topic. Here is our Natural Disasters display.
Poetry Day 2020
In year 5 Oak we really enjoyed Poetry Day. We wrote a selection of poems based on Autumn and Harvest. As a class, we thought of words related to the topic. We wrote a poem as a class using our word bank and we then wrote our own acrostic poems based on Harvest and Autumn. We are looking forward to sharing some of our poems in our year group Harvest Assembly.
Virtual Challenge One
In PE we have been taking part in virtual challenges. The first challenge involved, Squats, Sit Ups, Press Ups, Lunges and Jumping Jacks. We all really enjoyed taking part in the challenge and setting competitions against other children in the class.