Class 5

Welcome to the Class 5 Web Page

Mrs Archer and Mrs Ellard welcome you to the Class 5 web page.  In Class 5 we support children to develop and master a wide variety of skills in a fun and engaging environment. Above all, we want the children to leave Class 5 as confident, creative, independent, resilient and happy individuals, celebrating their personal strengths and differences - always appreciating that 'God made me as I am!'

Mrs Archer 

STARS OF THE WEEK - Friday 10th November 2017
Wiktoria I and Wiktoria K - for excellence in maths
Find the missing letter!
Class 5 have been exploring 'Lipograms'.  A Lipogram is a piece of writing where a letter of the alphabet is omitted.  By leaving out a letter, it forces the writer to be more creative with their vocabulary and sentence structures - often with quite humorous results.  Check out one group's version of 'Little Red Riding Hood'.  Can you work out which letter is missing?

One beautiful day, a little girl called Little Red Riding Hood went to meet her grandma, but on the way a wolf wanted to eat her.  However, the girl ran to the home that belonged to her grandma.  When Little Red Riding Hood took a proper look at her grandma, the girl noticed that grandma looked different.  Each ear looked furry and flea-filled.  Each eye looked huge and bulging.  The teeth were yellow, and each looked pointy and dirty.  Then the crazy wolf tried to devour Riding Hood, but the Woodcutter helped her and chopped the wolf up. They all lived happily ever after…except the wolf.

Learning to apply 'Colour Theory' in painting...
Following on from our learning about Blessed Oscar Romeo in RE, we have been designing 'El Salvadorian Crosses of Hope'.  The crosses, which have bold designs featuring nature and biblical characters,  have a striking and unique style.
In our lesson on 'colour theory', we discussed how we can mix the three primary colours of red, blue and green to make secondary and tertiary colours.  We particularly enjoyed mixing the paints to see what colour combinations we could come up with.  After half term, we will paint our crosses, using colours that we have mixed ourselves.  Look out for our bold creations around the school!
We have been learning how scientists classify living things.  It was fun to create our own classification tree, through we which we explored the similarities and differences that enable organisms to be sorted and organised.
NO PENS DAY - 2017
On Friday 6th October, we marked 'No Pens Day' with a variety of practical lessons, aimed at improving communication skills and confidence.
In maths, Year 6 explored Prime Numbers, through different games and challenges, all aimed at helping children to spot those positive integers with only two factors.  In English, we explored Ancient Greek epic poetry, analysing, reciting and acting-out an extract from Homer's 'Illiad'.  Later,  in art, we re-constructed some pottery, deciding what it can tell us about the lives of the Ancient Greeks.
The children enjoyed the alternative school day, and Mrs Archer was only caught using a pen twice - another great day in Class 5.
On Tuesday 3rd October, Class 5 attended a digital film-making workshop, aimed at documenting the 14-18-Now 'Poppies Wave' installation on Plymouth Hoe.  The artwork, which features thousands of ceramic poppies surrounding the Naval War Memorial, is currently touring the UK, marking the centenary of the First World War.
Children learned to plan a news report, and then, using industry-standard equipment, filmed their reports from Plymouth Hoe.
AUTUMN 2 - 2017/18
In English we will be reading and writing about Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' - exploring characters, settings and how to create atmosphere and tension in our compositions.
In maths we will be securing our formal methods of adding, subtracting and multiplying, before moving on to the next unit on 'fractions'.
In science we will be learning about the circulatory and respiratory systems of humans and other animals.
In R.E. we will look at how 'Sacraments' help us to restore our relationship with God.
Our computing focus this term will be on how computer networks operate.  We will also try some programming using the 'Isleoftune' website.
In P.E. our focus is netball and gymnastics.
  • Mrs Archer

    Class 5 Teacher/ KS2 and Maths Leader

  • Mrs Ellard

    Teaching Assistant

Striving for success
without hard work
is like trying to harvest
where you haven't
Year 6 - you now have your SATs homework books.  I will ask you to complete specific pages every weekend.  Don't worry if some of it is tricky - we'll go through it together in class.  Just have a go and do your best!
Year 5 - your weekly homework is still to learn your spellings, practise your times tables (on TT Rockstars) and read, read, read!