Welcome to Year 5!
In Year Five we will be looking at lots of interesting topics and we're looking forward to learning and investigating together.
The teachers in Year Five are Mrs Barnard, Mr Hodgson, Mrs Allan and Mr Winter. We have Mrs Cross and Mrs Bowes working with us too.
English: To kick start our year, we will be looking at the wonderful work of Roald Dahl. Focusing on his use of descriptive language and his brilliant imagination, we will be trying to emulate his talent in our own work, as well as writing biographies.
Guided reading will be whole class, shared reading. We will continue to focus on skills of inference, deduction and the authors use of language for effect. Please continue to read regularly at home, feel free to write in your new home/school diary – it’s not just for adults, we enjoy reading your comments and finding out about your reading preferences too!
Maths: We follow the Year 5 curriculum, focusing on a set of key performance indicators decided upon as a school. We continue to emphasise the importance of knowing our multiplication tables and associated facts.
Topic: During terms 1 and 2 we will be learning about Space. We will be thinking about why the moon doesn't float off into space and then looking into how a rocket blasts off.
In term 3 we will be studying the Vikings; where they came from, where they settled and how they lived.
Term 4 is the highlight of the year as this is when we visit Cloughton and experience a residential trip. In school we'll be using maps to locate Cloughton, thinking about the wildlife in that area and the habitats of various creatures. This links with our science work on Life Cycles.
Term 5 and 6 sees us learning about WW2 and immersing ourselves in History, thinking about 'What can a picture tell us?' and reflecting on sources of evidence. Get your evacuee costume ready!
French: Our focus for the first term will be ourselves and family. We will look at where we live and also how to give directions.
P.E : We are currently doing gymnastics for our indoor P.E and football and tag rugby for our outdoor sessions. P.E is on Mondays (indoor) and Tuesday (outdoor). Please make sure you have both indoor and outdoor kits, check you have earrings covered/removed, hair bobbles if needed and a named water bottle in class.
I.C.T: We will be looking at e-safety, physical computing and computational thinking.
Design Technology: When we study the Vikings we will be making helmets in school and for our Space topic we will be asking you to make a rocket at home, which we will launch at school! For our baking sessions you will need to bring £1 each half term, to pay for ingredients. Or if you would prefer, you can pay £6 for the year.
R.E: We are looking at how the Earth was created - The Big Bang theory and how different religions explain how everything began.
We will be learning about several different religious festivals including Diwali and Eid.
Whilst learning about WW2 at the end of the year we will be focusing on Judaism and their mistreatment during the war.
Music: Whilst learning about Space we will listen to Holst's The Planets Suite and consider the mood of each planet.
We will be composing some music that will show the journey of a rocket going into space.
Our WW2 theme will enable us to explore the music of that era and study the Big Band style.
Mr Hodgson’s Group Blog
After what seemed like a long trip on the bus, we finally arrived at York railway museum. It was great as we could see inside some of the locomotives. Some of them even carried some royalty. King George VI, the Queen mother and Queen Elizabeth II were some of the people who travelled in the Royal carriages we saw.
We saw lots of different types of trains and went inside a Japanese bullet train, we sat inside the first class of a Victorian train and had a look inside an ambulance train which carried injured and sick soldiers in WW2. From this, Eve found out that there are beds inside some trains!
We went underneath a working locomotive and saw lots of running pipes leading to different parts of the train.
Some of the highlights of our visit was; learning that trains had 3 classes (first, second and third), that the fastest train went 208mph and that there weren’t many electric trains, they mostly ran on coal. We enjoyed going inside the bullet train, going underneath the train and reading information about all of the different locomotives.
We had our lunch, left for Cober Hill, and some of us even had a nap on the bus.
When we finally arrived at a rainy Cober Hill, we had a refreshing drink and snack of a biscuit. We were sorted into our rooms a few minutes later and unpacked our bags and settled in. We found the rooms were warm and comfortable and we are all excited for a fun filled week!
Tonight we will go on a (wet) night walk before spending our first night away!
MISS HOUGH’S GROUPS BLOG DAY 1
Today, we went to the National Railway Museum. We had an amazing time! We saw the Flying Scotsman and Stephens Rocket, royal carriages that the queen went in. We saw the Japanese Bullet Train, It doesn’t use wheels instead it uses magnet!! On the way to Cober Hill we set off from the Railway Museum about 1:15 and we got to Cober Hill at 3:30. When arriving at Cober Hill we went to our bedrooms to unpack our bags. While unpacking our bags we settled into the rooms knowing where we were. Our bedrooms are 2-6 people and it was a surprise finding out who we was sharing our room with. Every was happy with who they was sharing with. All rooms are quite big and lovely and clean, the beds are comfy. We can’t wait till we go to the beach tomorrow and have a good day.
‘Cober Hill is amazing’ said Georgia
‘The Railway Museum was really interesting, I thought the best bit was Stephenson's Rocket’ said Ellis.
Mrs Cross’ group Day One
Today, we left school at 8:30. It was 2 hours to get to York and we kept ourselves busy by playing games talking and colouring. When we got to the railway museum we put down our bags and set off to look at all the interesting steam engines. We saw some royal carriages that were extremely elegant and comfortable. Some of the trains were: The Japanese Bullet and The Henry Oakely and the Livingston Thompson engine. We loved the railway museum.
We looked at the trains for an hour and a bit then went for lunch on some benches in the station hall. After we had our lunch we went to the gift shop. We got some cool collectables from the gift shop and lots of cool mini toys.
Straight after that we hopped straight onto the bus and started getting on our way for Cober Hill. When we
Trip to Cloughton! Mrs Bowes group blog. Day 1.
When we got to school we felt anxious and exited about going to Cloughton. We didn’t need to worry!
It was a long journey to The Railway Museum but it was worth it in the end. We saw loads of trains and some we got to go inside. We had our lunch at The Railway Museum and a look around the gift shop. It went very quickly. Next we boarded the coach again to head to Cober Hill. Some of us fell asleep. The journey felt like forever, because we couldn’t wait to get there, but it was rewarded with quality.
Jamie thought the building was beautiful and it amazed him.
We arrived at Cober Hill got off the bus and had to grab a suitcase and rush inside before we got soaked. We went into the hall and had some juice and biscuits and sorted out our rooms. The rooms are amazing, just like being in a hotel! The beds feel really comfortable with fluffy pillows. We had some time to chill out and unpack our bags and get ourselves organised. Then we had to meet again in the hall to write this blog. Now, we can’t wait for our dinner and night walk.
Erin said “We hope for good weather and we hope this fun lasted forever!”
12th March 2018
Mr. Hattersley’s Group
Day 1 at Cloughton
This morning we had to arrive at school for 8am ready for our trip to Cloughton. We left the cases in a line near the bus stop and then went into the hall for register. We set off at 8.30am.
When we got to the Railway Museum we split into our groups with Mr Hattersley. In our group are Alice O , Millie , Jenson ,Colt, Rhiannon, Nathan, Macie and Owen R but he will be joining us later.
At the Railway museum the first thing we noticed was that there were lots of train engines. Stephenson`s Rocket, The Flying Scotsman, The Shinkansen Bullet Train , The Mallard and an ambulance train.
At 12:15 we had lunch in the Station Hall. After we went to the shop and Colt bought a whistle.
We went back on the bus and went to Cober Hill. It was a boring bus ride in the pouring rain
Finally we made it to Cober Hill and went to see our rooms, They were really posh.
We unpacked our suitcases and put our name tags on the door.
Alice said that the best part for her was going on the bullet train.
Mrs Barnard’s group blog day 1
What a long day of travelling!
It took us about 2 hours to get to the railway Museum and then another hour and a half to get to Cober Hill.
At the museum we saw a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket, the Japanese bullet train, the oldest steam engine from 1829, the Royal carriages and loads of trains.
Dylan says “George Stephenson created the first steam engine; he was the first to combine 3 elements”.
Daniel remembered one of the carriages was used by Queen Elizabeth I.
Olivia thought the Royal carriages were very posh because they were like houses on wheels.
However, Jay didn’t think Queen Elizabeth’s carriage was as posh.
We saw a carriage that was used by the Royal Mail to sort and transport post. There was also an ambulance train.
We had a bit of a disaster as Connor dropped his disposable camera between the edge of the train and the platform! It was impossible to get it out, so it will be there forever!
“Before we went shopping, we saw a model railway. It had houses, trees, fields, buildings and 2 trains running round it. It even had big tunnels!” (Jasmine)
“After lunch, we went into the gift shop to buy some souvenirs.” (Cassie)
After a bit of shopping, we got back on the bus to set off for Cober Hill.
When we arrived, it was raining so we all grabbed a bag and went inside for juice and biscuits. Our rooms are very nice and we’re trying to keep them tidy; there’s a room inspection in the morning!
Soon it’s dinner time then we’ll go on our night walk. See you all soon!
Cloughton Blog 2018 Mr Lile’s Group
We got to school at 8 o’clock and we went into the hall and had conversation, with our friends.
At half past eight we got on the bus, but a small amount travelled on the mini-bus. We set off from school at 8:30. After 2 hours driving in the rain, we arrived at the York Railway Museum. We explored the fascinating trains, we saw; the Flying Scotsman, the Rocket, the Japanese Bullet train (It went as fast as a bullet!) We saw a lot of royal trains that members of the royal family travelled on including King George the IV and King George the V and many more. After exploring, we had our lunch and walked back to the coach for our journey to Cober Hill.
After another hour driving through the rain we arrived. We un loaded the coach in the pouring rain and took them into the hall. We went into the hall and the teachers told us who we was in a room with and unpacked and had fun with our roommates.
Finn Charles said;
“I really liked the bedrooms they were posh.”
Y5 Cloughton Blog Day 2- Tuesday
Such a jam-packed day today that the children have had no time to write their blogs! So this is a whole year group update.
After a hearty breakfast we set off for Scarborough beach for a morning of sandcastle building, gymnastics, paddling and football. The sun shone, Mr Lile recorded a video on the drone (for us to use back in school for Literacy) and Mr Hattersley nearly got the bottom of his jeans wet!
We travelled up to Bempton cliffs RSPB centre after lunch where we learnt all about Barn Owls, Gannets and Tree sparrows. You'll be amazed how much we now know about birds!
On the menu at dinner time was chicken curry and chocolate mousse, which went down well.
Because it was raining, we did the mini Olympics last night (which Mr Lile and Mrs Cross' groups won) so tonight we went on our night walk down to the coastal path. It certainly was dark! After a quick hot cholcolate, it was time for bed.
A few tired children tonight, but all are happy, having a brilliant time and enjoying the experience. Hope you're all enjoying the peace and quiet!
Miss Hough’s group day 3
This morning, we went down to breakfast and it was lush. Soon, after we went to Whitby Abbey and we enjoyed exploring the surroundings + museum. AMAZING! We split into two groups one stayed inside and the other out. It was so much fun!!! The groups that stayed inside saw loads of interesting artefacts and it had amazing shop as well.
The walk was long and muddy. The walk was fun we took part in a polo challenge which mean you have to keep a whole polo in your mouth for as long as everyone else.
Mr Hattersley`s Group Day 3 14.3.18
Today we went to Whitby Abbey ,we walked around the Abbey and found out loads of facts. We all had a turn going in the grave . We hiked from Goathland to Grosmont (even though it was muddy)and had our polo mint contest and Harvey won .When we finished our hike, the teachers called us over and said the bus got stuck in the mud ,but we got pranked. On the way home we were all singing along to the music.
Mr Hodgson’s group
After a lovely breakfast, we set off to Whitby abbey. We walked around the abbey itself Izzy said “My favourite bit about the abbey was the gift shop.” A popular opinion. Jack enjoyed reading the signs and learning lots of facts.
We walked back to the bus to head to Gotheland. After a packed lunch we set off on our walk to Grosmont. It was very muddy! We walked 3 and a half miles but overall it was very fun. Even though it was so muddy, Roxy enjoyed the part where the teachers pranked us!
Josh liked the views and Charlie’s favourite part was the polo mint challenge (even though nobody in our group won).
We are all looking forward to tea and watching Paddington 2.
Mr Liles group blog day 3
Today, we had beans, bacon and sausage it was SCRUMDIDDILYUMPTIOUS served with some toast (if you ask for ketchup you get it)
After breakfast we packed for the long day ahead of us. We travelled on the bus and got a great view for our pictures.
We went to Whitby Abbey, which is an amazing ruin. We found out Whitby Abbey is where the date for Easter was decided.
Owen said, “The ruins of Whitby Abbey was like an amazing maze of pillars and patterns.”
Then we got back on the coach and went to Goathland for lunch. Today we had lovely ham sandwiches, banana, penguin, cucumber, crisps & orange juice. We walked from Goathland to Grosmont, which was 3 miles. We stopped half way to do the Polo Challenge. Which was won by Harvey.
Mrs Barnard’s group Blog Day 3
After the second night of sleep, we started the day off with a knock on the door to wake up by the teacher. Before setting off on the bus, we had a luxurious breakfast down in the restaurant. We then drove down to Whitby Abbey.
Dan thought it was old and crumbly.
Olivia thought it looked cool how part of it had crumbled and part was still there.
Connor was pleased he didn’t drop anything today!
Everyone thought the abbey had a good view over the town.
We bought all sorts of high quality items in the shop- mostly massive lollypops and squidgy things.
After the abbey we went to Goathland. On the way we saw the station where they filmed Hogwarts station in Harry Potter.
Then we started to walk.
Our words to describe it are: long, fun, boring, tiring, muddy, slippy, confusing, prankful, sunny, scenic.
For part of the walk (half way) Mr Hattersley gave us a polo for the challenge to keep it the longest. Harvey won! Mr Hattersley would have won too but it fell out his mouth!
On one bit we went down the wrong path and went down a muddy hill, we were sliding all over. Then we realised we had to go back up the same way!
This was the prank- the teachers tricked us into thinking we had to walk all the way back as the coach couldn’t get us. We all fell for it, some of us still believed it even as we got into the car park and saw the coach!
Mrs Bowes group blog day 3
After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast we went to the majestic Whitby Abbey. We explored the grounds of the Abbey. We saw the ruins of the Abbey then went inside to the gift shop.
We then went on the coach to travel to Goathland where we had our packed lunch before setting off on a LONG and MUDDY walk to Grosmont. The walk was exiting but it was stressful, half way through the walk we stopped and did the POLO CHALLENGE!!
Then we got tricked by the teachers! We went back on the bus and listened to sick music. We got back with our boots and coats and clothes SUPER dirty. Now we are writing this blog before getting changed for our lovely tea and getting changed to watch Paddington 2.
MRS CROSSES GROUP BLOG DAY 3
Today we went to visit Whitby Abby and we did a walk.
We started by looking at the information board telling us lots of fact on Whitby Abby and started looking at the gift shop. Alice loved the gift shop. Then we went on a long journey on the bus to get to Goathland to have lunch and then go on a 7 mile walk . It was very, very muddy!! Half way through the walk we did the polo challenge and Harvey won. Then we were tricked by the teachers! They said the bus was stuck in traffic and that we wouldn’t make it for dinner and the movie.
Mr Hattersley’s group Day 4 15.3.18
This morning we all woke up tired after watching Paddington 2. When Colt got to his room he surprisingly found there was a huge leak through the ceiling. But it was all sorted.
We set off early to go to the old lifeboat centre .When we arrived we went to the rock pools. We found loads of different crabs despite us getting wet. Alice found a brittle starfish which is quite rare. Rhiannon found a dead crab claw under a rock. We trembled inside to get warm but then we went downstairs and learned some facts(while the other group were getting wet). After that we went round the village on a mini trail and learnt about the village’s history. We gathered our bags and then started walking to the bus and set off back.
We got to the hotel and watched the rest of Paddington 2.
Mr Hodgson’s group blog
Another delicious start to the day; bacon, sausages, eggs, coco pops, toast and jam – YUMMY! We then set off to Robin Hoods Bay, where we learnt lots of interesting facts about its surroundings. Josh’s favourite part was going rock pooling and learning about different types of species. Cold and rough, the wind blew against our cheeks but we kept on going and enjoyed the activity!
We later travelled around the village and found lots of landmarks from the past and what they were used for. It was rainy and freezing cold but we only got lost once and found most of the landmarks on the map. Jack found the coffin window interesting and Izzy couldn’t believe the whole street had to use one tap!
After lunch, we went downstairs in the old coastguard’s building to learn more interesting facts about the village. We learnt about the fossils, the smugglers (Eve’s favourite part), and the story of the woman whose kitchen fell down the cliff due to the erosion of the sea pouncing at the cliffs. After a quick stop off at the gift shop (again a favourite in the group) we set off back to Cober hill.
Roxy’s favourite part was when we watched the end of Paddington 2 and tonight we are all looking forward to the talent show and hoping for good walking weather for the Humber Bridge tomorrow.
We are all looking tired but looking forward to seeing our parents tomorrow.
Mr Liles group blog day 4.
Thursday, 15 March 2018,
Today we went to do rock pooling. We tried to catch some extraordinary sea creatures that lived in the rock pools. Owen found something, it was either a leg of a starfish or a leech, but he did not know. It was very cool and we luckily escaped the rising tide (It was a ferocious storm!) While some of the groups went on a walk the others went into the shop but before that they learnt some interesting facts. We learnt that over 200 cottages fell into the sea in the space of 200 years due to cliff erosion. We also learnt that smugglers went to other countries to bring back things that are expensive where they live. The reason why they did that was because they didn’t have to pay tax. The smugglers hid in caves so they didn’t get caught by the coast guard. We leant that there was one tap.
Mrs Bowes group blog day 4
To start the day we had our delicious, breakfast. The pouring rain was disturbing as we had to walk on slippery rock and seaweed. We found loads of different types of shell fish like hermit crabs ,limpets and a dead crab.
After rock pooling we had a lesson about Robin Hood’s Bay, it was very interesting. We
looked at some fossils , how to make a hurricane and many other interesting things.
We also looked at the gift shop where we bought some things with the remains of our money. Also, we went on the village walk where we walked around the village looking for clues and matching them with the real thing.
We went back on the bus and we listened to music and chatted while playing with the things we bought at the shop. When we got back we rushed back inside hiding from the pouring rain. Then we went in the lounge to watch Paddington 2, we really liked it and we are excited to go home again even though we loved it here. We headed to the hall and stared to write our blog.
Ethan and Jamie had an enormous hole leaking with water last night and we had to leave our room, but we got a nice hot chocolate and waited for our VIP suite!
Mrs Barnard’s group blog day 4
We went down to have our breakfast this morning. We went on the bus to Robin Hood’s Bay. When we arrived, we sat down in the Coastguard Station. After a while, we went down to the beach to go rock pooling. Some of us mostly found sea snails and clams. After going rock pooling we gave our buckets the lady and she told us about the creatures we found. Before going to do the (rainy) walk we came inside to warm up. A few minutes in we came to a problem as we went wrong on our village trail, we found a random tap in the street that we thought was the one on the map but it wasn’t so we went the wrong way completely!
I (Jay) felt really REALLY cold because of the wind and the rain! I (Jay) loved my tuna sandwich (yes tuna).
When we finally got to the museum we read that a lady once was making a cup of tea in her back room and walked into the front room, but when she did her back room fell into the sea!!! Dylan said “It was lucky she went into her front room when it fell because she would have gone with it!”
Mrs Cross group Blog 4
Today at Robin Hood’s Bay was really fun we learnt lots of facts about the village.
One of the facts were that in the olden days they had to use taps because they did not have them in their houses .When we went rock pooling loads of us were finding Hermit Crabs and Abigail May said that she didn’t like it because a Hermit Crab jumped up on her. Ashlie said that one jumped up on her too and she freaked out. We got told that the tide can destroy houses from high above on the cliff top 200 years ago. We went on a long walk it was very cold and rainy and everyone got drenched . James found a baby crab . James said it was so so so cold it was like Antartica . The walk was fun and we learnt lots of facts about Robin Hoods Bay. When we were on the bus the bus driver played some music. When we got back to Cober we watched the rest of Paddington 2 . Jersey’s hair got stuck in the radiator and it was really painful.
MISS HOUGH’S GROUP BLOG
On Wednesday night, there was a problem in room 56. A huge crack in the ceiling that was leaking a whole shower of water all over Colt’s bed and they had to go to a V.I.P suite. On Thursday Taylor slipped down the steps and got up and started laughing and even crying laughing. We went to Robin Hood’s bay yet we had a great time, because it was very fascinating. We went crabbing and Ellis slipped and face planted, the tide was getting very close. We learnt about erosion and that people smuggled tea over from Poland. And then we went shopping in the gift shop. We went back to the hotel after having a very fun time. After we got out of our wet outfits, we went to watch Paddington 2.