Our value in term 5 is courage.
Teaching in Olive class this year are Ms McNulty and Miss Coulson
If you need to speak to Ms McNulty, please feel free to use the email function on the class page, or arrange to meet before or after school at a mutually convenient time.
Homework is sent home every Thursday or Friday and is due on Tuesday of each week.
This term our value is courage
Our new topic is the extreme earth! We will be finding out about the structure of our earth and atmosphere and the extreme disasters that occur world wide. This will be linked to a whole term of geography. We will be finding out and explaining how and where earth quakes occur, tsunamis and whirlwinds. It should be a hair rising journey.
In guided reading this term we will be looking at a book by the author Philip Pullman called the 'Fire-work Makers Daughter.' This is a story set in Indonesia. The main character is a girl called Lila, who is determined and courageous. She sets off on an exciting adventure through the tropical lands of this fascinating country, meeting characters along the way in order to find her true vocation in life.
In English we will be reading and writing spooky stories and learning to build suspense in our writing. We will also be learning to write explanations which will be linked to our topic this term. Children will be developing their spellings through 'Read, Write and Inc.'
Maths will focus on volume, capacity and measures. We develop our knowledge of the language of lines and continue to improve our decimal knowledge. Our x tables focus this term is x6. Chanting of x tables at home and online games, would support this work. Every morning your child will be carrying out a x tables knowledge initiative. Ask them how much progress they have made since last term.
In science we will continue to look at materials and changes,moving on in term 6 to a project on our solar system.
Please do ensure that your child has their PE kit on a Monday and Thursday and Friday. In our PE slots we will be developing our tennis skills, athletics and cricket skills. Again, please ensure that you have the correct kit.
It should be another exciting term!
This week the children in Olive class have been enjoying and learning in science week. We carried out workshops on electronics and circuits, materials and changes, ICT, CSI investigators and fire. We attended the science fair on Friday. See our photos.
This term we have been investigating forces and materials. See our photos to see what we have been up to.
On our Viridor trip, we learnt about the problem of what to do with all the RUBBISH! The plant handles millions of tonnes of waste from Oxfordshire homes each year and operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year. New technology means that instead of landfill, the rubbish can now be burnt to produce energy to power homes. This does not mean however that we can forget about recyling and re-using. We learnt about how to manage our own waste at home and at school so that we can reduce our waste footprint and the amount of waste going into black bin bags. We learnt about how to create a packed lunch with a reduced waste footprint.
World book day took place on Thursday 1st March with the snow swirling around us!
Every one dressed up including the teachers. It was a lot of fun.
We read poems about books in English and listened to stories read by our teachers.
In design and technology we have been learning how to create a pop up card. We created a range of different cards using this technique.
Art- The Oxford Mail came to take photos of year 5 children preparing for an exciting summer whole school and community project which aims to upgrade the underpass that leads to our school from Old Marston.
Miss Monkley visited our class last week and told us all about the stone age skill of flint knapping. We handled large pieces of flint and learnt how they were turned into working tools. It was very interesting.
Today year 5 went to Hill End Camp for an outdoor Stone Age experience. It was fantastic! The sun shone and we lived as Stone Age children for the day. Have a look at what we did in the photos. After lunch, we worked on our team buidling skills in the outdoor challenge area. We found out that we needed to show lots of our values including unity, perseverance and courage. Well done Olive class for a great day out.