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Year 5/6

Miss McBride

Welcome to our class blog! 

For Year 5, this year marks the move for children from Lower to Upper Key Stage 2. It is an exciting and challenging year for your children. The essence of this year is to provide the children with many opportunities to gain in independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility.

For Year 6, this year is the children’s final year at St Nicholas’ and is the time when we prepare for transition to high school. This year is packed with exciting and challenging opportunities, where we strive to develop the children’s independence and hand over greater responsibility.

Here you can take a look at all the fantastic things we have been doing throughout the year. You will also find copies of children's termly topic leaflets, homework and spelling lists as well as links to key learning resources for the children to use outside of school.

Year 5/6 2022 - 2023 

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Autumn Term in Year 5/6

Year 5/6 have had a busy Autumn term filled with lots of fun and exciting activities!  Take a look below to see what we have been up to. 

 

Earth and Space 

Our main theme this term is Earth and Space. We will be learning all about the solar system, NASA and the space race. Within English, we will be studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. As part of our experience lesson to begin this topic, a mobile planetarium visited us in school and provided us with an amazing planetarium show. This unique learning opportunity allowed us to explore the solar system and learn all about the wonders of space in an immersive environment! We had a great time and learnt lots of information to support us throughout our upcoming topic.

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We loved learning about the phases of the moon. We used Oreo biscuits to show the different phases. 

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Secret Readers

 We have been very lucky to have such exciting visits from our secret readers.  

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Timestable Rockstar Day 

We loved the relaunch of TTRS - we all dressed up as rock stars for the day. We learnt the 9x table Percy Parker song and competed in a timestable competition.

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BMX 

Our Year 5 children had a taster session of BMXing. We had a great time and learnt some fantastic new skills!

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SNOW DAY ACTIVITIES

Winter Landscape In Snow Forest. Alley In Snowy Forest Stock Photo, Picture  And Royalty Free Image. Image 48491600.

​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.

 

BUBBLES IN THE SNOW​

This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.
 
Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube
 
 

SNOW TRACKS AND SNOW PRINTS


​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints. 
 

 

Other Snow Day Activities:

Snow Day Acrostic Poem

Snow Day BINGO

Snow Day Write Up

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  • PE is timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The Year 5 children will go swimming on a Wednesday afternoon. Full PE kit is expected to be worn during PE sessions. For details on the required PE kit, please see the PE page.
  • Children MUST bring pumps into school to wear indoors. Please clearly label the pumps with your child’s name.
  • Please ensure that all uniform, coats, pumps and PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • It is very important that the children read regularly. Once the children have read their book, they must bring it back to school so that it can be changed. 
  • Ensure all children bring in a water bottle. It is really important that the children stay hydrated throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

National Fitness Day 2022 

Year 5/6 had a fantastic time celebrating National Fitness Day! We enjoyed leading our own fitness work outs and even gave yoga a try!

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Hidden Figures 

This term in writing, we are studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. We are creating our own non-chronological reports about NASA and four inspirational women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, such as providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space.

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Life in Year 5/6 

Nell Bank Year 5 Residential

Wednesday 8th February - Friday 10th February 2023

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Year 5/6

Miss McBride

Welcome to our class blog! 

For Year 5, this year marks the move for children from Lower to Upper Key Stage 2. It is an exciting and challenging year for your children. The essence of this year is to provide the children with many opportunities to gain in independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility.

For Year 6, this year is the children’s final year at St Nicholas’ and is the time when we prepare for transition to high school. This year is packed with exciting and challenging opportunities, where we strive to develop the children’s independence and hand over greater responsibility.

Here you can take a look at all the fantastic things we have been doing throughout the year. You will also find copies of children's termly topic leaflets, homework and spelling lists as well as links to key learning resources for the children to use outside of school.

Year 5/6 2022 - 2023 

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Autumn Term in Year 5/6

Year 5/6 have had a busy Autumn term filled with lots of fun and exciting activities!  Take a look below to see what we have been up to. 

 

Earth and Space 

Our main theme this term is Earth and Space. We will be learning all about the solar system, NASA and the space race. Within English, we will be studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. As part of our experience lesson to begin this topic, a mobile planetarium visited us in school and provided us with an amazing planetarium show. This unique learning opportunity allowed us to explore the solar system and learn all about the wonders of space in an immersive environment! We had a great time and learnt lots of information to support us throughout our upcoming topic.

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We loved learning about the phases of the moon. We used Oreo biscuits to show the different phases. 

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Gallery - image 1

Secret Readers

 We have been very lucky to have such exciting visits from our secret readers.  

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Gallery - image 1

Timestable Rockstar Day 

We loved the relaunch of TTRS - we all dressed up as rock stars for the day. We learnt the 9x table Percy Parker song and competed in a timestable competition.

imageimageimageimageimageimage

BMX 

Our Year 5 children had a taster session of BMXing. We had a great time and learnt some fantastic new skills!

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1

SNOW DAY ACTIVITIES

Winter Landscape In Snow Forest. Alley In Snowy Forest Stock Photo, Picture  And Royalty Free Image. Image 48491600.

​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.

 

BUBBLES IN THE SNOW​

This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.
 
Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube
 
 

SNOW TRACKS AND SNOW PRINTS


​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints. 
 

 

Other Snow Day Activities:

Snow Day Acrostic Poem

Snow Day BINGO

Snow Day Write Up

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  • PE is timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The Year 5 children will go swimming on a Wednesday afternoon. Full PE kit is expected to be worn during PE sessions. For details on the required PE kit, please see the PE page.
  • Children MUST bring pumps into school to wear indoors. Please clearly label the pumps with your child’s name.
  • Please ensure that all uniform, coats, pumps and PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • It is very important that the children read regularly. Once the children have read their book, they must bring it back to school so that it can be changed. 
  • Ensure all children bring in a water bottle. It is really important that the children stay hydrated throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

National Fitness Day 2022 

Year 5/6 had a fantastic time celebrating National Fitness Day! We enjoyed leading our own fitness work outs and even gave yoga a try!

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Gallery - image 1
Gallery - image 2

Hidden Figures 

This term in writing, we are studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. We are creating our own non-chronological reports about NASA and four inspirational women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, such as providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space.

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Life in Year 5/6 

Nell Bank Year 5 Residential

Wednesday 8th February - Friday 10th February 2023

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Year 5/6

Miss McBride

Welcome to our class blog! 

For Year 5, this year marks the move for children from Lower to Upper Key Stage 2. It is an exciting and challenging year for your children. The essence of this year is to provide the children with many opportunities to gain in independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility.

For Year 6, this year is the children’s final year at St Nicholas’ and is the time when we prepare for transition to high school. This year is packed with exciting and challenging opportunities, where we strive to develop the children’s independence and hand over greater responsibility.

Here you can take a look at all the fantastic things we have been doing throughout the year. You will also find copies of children's termly topic leaflets, homework and spelling lists as well as links to key learning resources for the children to use outside of school.

Year 5/6 2022 - 2023 

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Autumn Term in Year 5/6

Year 5/6 have had a busy Autumn term filled with lots of fun and exciting activities!  Take a look below to see what we have been up to. 

 

Earth and Space 

Our main theme this term is Earth and Space. We will be learning all about the solar system, NASA and the space race. Within English, we will be studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. As part of our experience lesson to begin this topic, a mobile planetarium visited us in school and provided us with an amazing planetarium show. This unique learning opportunity allowed us to explore the solar system and learn all about the wonders of space in an immersive environment! We had a great time and learnt lots of information to support us throughout our upcoming topic.

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Gallery - image 1
Gallery - image 2
Gallery - image 3

We loved learning about the phases of the moon. We used Oreo biscuits to show the different phases. 

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1

Secret Readers

 We have been very lucky to have such exciting visits from our secret readers.  

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1

Timestable Rockstar Day 

We loved the relaunch of TTRS - we all dressed up as rock stars for the day. We learnt the 9x table Percy Parker song and competed in a timestable competition.

imageimageimageimageimageimage

BMX 

Our Year 5 children had a taster session of BMXing. We had a great time and learnt some fantastic new skills!

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1

SNOW DAY ACTIVITIES

Winter Landscape In Snow Forest. Alley In Snowy Forest Stock Photo, Picture  And Royalty Free Image. Image 48491600.

​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.

 

BUBBLES IN THE SNOW​

This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.
 
Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube
 
 

SNOW TRACKS AND SNOW PRINTS


​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints. 
 

 

Other Snow Day Activities:

Snow Day Acrostic Poem

Snow Day BINGO

Snow Day Write Up

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  • PE is timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The Year 5 children will go swimming on a Wednesday afternoon. Full PE kit is expected to be worn during PE sessions. For details on the required PE kit, please see the PE page.
  • Children MUST bring pumps into school to wear indoors. Please clearly label the pumps with your child’s name.
  • Please ensure that all uniform, coats, pumps and PE kits are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • It is very important that the children read regularly. Once the children have read their book, they must bring it back to school so that it can be changed. 
  • Ensure all children bring in a water bottle. It is really important that the children stay hydrated throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

National Fitness Day 2022 

Year 5/6 had a fantastic time celebrating National Fitness Day! We enjoyed leading our own fitness work outs and even gave yoga a try!

Gallery - image 0
Gallery - image 1
Gallery - image 2

Hidden Figures 

This term in writing, we are studying the book 'Hidden Figures'. We are creating our own non-chronological reports about NASA and four inspirational women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, such as providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space.

Gallery - image 0
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Life in Year 5/6 

Nell Bank Year 5 Residential

Wednesday 8th February - Friday 10th February 2023