Welcome to the Year 5 part of the Lowther website from Mr Nelson and his team of learners

Please see below for some examples of the amazing work we've been doing!

Year 5 Curriculum Forecast  

  Autumn 2 in Year 5  

Black History Month was celebrated enthusiastically by Year 5, who as a typical multicultural Lowther class were keen to learn about one of Britain’s oldest multicultural communities. We studied the history of Tiger Bay in Cardiff, where immigrants settled from the 1850s, and learned how one of its most famous daughters, Betty Campbell, overcame prejudice and adversity.

The children learned about Betty’s remarkable achievement in becoming the first black head teacher in Wales and wrote poems to celebrate her accomplishments. They also drew some very good sketches of the statue which was unveiled in her honour last month and delivered an excellent presentation about their learning in our Welcome Back Assembly.

In English the children worked hard on an extended piece of writing as they created their own Greek myths, while in Maths they did well in statistics, drawing line graphs and learning how to read timetables.

Our study of Space and the Solar System in Science was reinforced with some cross-curricular learning in Computing lessons, when the children enjoyed using Scratch to create and programme their own animations featuring rockets heading to distant planets.

Year 5 have had an excellent start to their year, we’re looking forward to continuing the great work.

  Autumn 1 in Year 5  

Year 5 have started the year with great enthusiasm and really thrown themselves into our work on Ancient Greece. Learning about Greek myths and legends in English allowed the children to show off their excellent acting skills with performances of Theseus and the Minotaur in class. They then moved on to write their own playscripts telling the story of Daedalus and Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun. In History we have learned about the rivalry between Athens and Sparta and the Greek gods and goddesses, while the quality of the many models made as homework has been tremendous. The children have also been enjoying listening to our class novel, Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans.

In Maths we have been consolidating our understanding of number and place value and are now moving on to formal methods of calculation.

Our Science work has included learning about the orbits of the Earth, Sun and Moon while in PE we have improved our passing and movement skills in netball. There has been plenty of active learning, with the children working to improve their fitness in the Daily Mile and relishing the return to swimming at St Paul's for the first time since Year 3. After that long a gap there were understandably a few nerves before our first session, but the way the class worked together and encouraged everyone to do their best was superb.

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