Welcome to Year 5
Information about our class
In year 5 we make learning fun using as many different ways as possible to include all children and find the most effective way for them to learn. This ensures that all children achieve their full potential.
Our teacher is Miss Grayston and our teaching assistant is Mrs Scruton.
A typical day in Year 5 consists of English and Maths in the morning and other subjects from the curriculum in the afternoon, including reading comprehension, RE, PE, Science and Topic work.
We enjoy taking part in a Worship every day, including a whole school worship on a Monday. Through listening to messages from the Gospels, we learn and grow in our Catholic faith. Each week two children plan, prepare and lead our class worship.
'The Way, the Truth, the Life' provides the focus for our RE learning, which is enhanced by creative whole school themed weeks such as 'Where is God?'
Every Monday afternoon we walk to Morley Leisure Centre for our weekly swimming lessons.
Homework is given out on Wednesday and returned on Monday.
Spellings are given out on Wednesday and tested the following Monday.
We are also encouraged to read and practise our time tables facts and calculation skills daily, and to change our reading book weekly.
We enjoy coming together for our class worship, where we read passages from the gospels and pray to God. We take turns to plan, prepare and lead our class worships.
Autumn term 2018
Using our photography and computing skills, we took images of people in motion and manipulated the colour and focus of the images to suit the mood of the picture. We worked in groups to create a collage of our images, focussing on how to show the movement of the people. We created work to show children at play and the action within our school kitchen.
Looking for Callum
We were visited by The Leeds Theatre in Education company. They performed the Looking for Callum Educational Theatre Programme, which addresses some serious issues which affect children and young people. The play and the workshops allowed us to engage with a range of issues on a level according to our own experiences and knowledge, and to explore those issues confidentially together. The children were all engaged throughout and took part in a mature and sensible manner.
St Francis Day
We were visited by the Dogs Trust, who taught us how to look after dogs and how to keep ourselves safe around dogs. We all enjoyed meeting Winnie
We led the whole school in an act of remembrance on the 11th November. We performed poetry and dedicated prayers to those who have lost their lives due to wars, both past and present.
We were visited by the Roman Legionary Atticus, who taught us about his home life, food and drink and fashion of his era. We studied a range of objects and artefacts to further explore life as Roman soldiers and civilians. We then played merrils together and built our own Roman Siege weapons (Onegars). Finally, we ended the day taking part in a battle drill.
Autumn term 2017
Using the images and artwork of Keith Haring we were inspired to create our own emotions art, using images of moving figures. We then printed our images onto bags.
We enjoyed learning how to ride our scooters safely, as we travelled together around the streets of Morley.
Morley Arts Festival
We were excited to the published children's author Emma Barnes as she discussed her work and the creative writing process at Morley Town Hall.
The Boy Under the Bed
We were lucky to receive some drama workshops called 'The Boy Under the Bed', which was delivered by the Educational Theatre Programme. The play and workshop was designed to address some serious issues which affect children and young people. All the children participated in a sensible and mature manner and received positive feedback from the actors.
St Francis Day
We were visited by some unusual animals as part of our St Francis Day celebrations. These included spiders, snakes and even a scorpion.
We led the whole school in an act of remembrance on the 11th November. We wrote and performed our own poetry and dedicated prayers to those who have lost their lives due to wars, both past and present.
Leeds City Museum
We enjoyed our Romans workshop where we tried on replica Roman armour and studied a range of artefacts. We also made our own Roman helmets and studied the Romanisation of Britain.
Spring term 2017
Savoury Food Fortnight
As part of Savoury Food Fortnight, Year 5 decided to make pizzas for the staff to enjoy, they were very well received!
We were visited by the Dogs Trust with special guest Winnie the Pug, and taught all about how to look after dogs and keep ourselves safe around them.
The Chatterbooks have been busy making 'Dream Jars' as inspired by Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'.
Summer Term 2017
Yorkshire Sculpture Park