Class Pine 2020-2021: YEAR 5

Welcome to Pine Class
We are really looking forward to this year and supporting your child on their learning journey. We aim to develop their independence as well as their love for learning.
Below you can find our Spring 1 topic web 'Getting Settled' where we will be focusing on the how the Vikings changed Britain.
This half term, PE will be on Fridays and library will be on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has the required equipment in school.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch either via the link book or email.
Miss Tonks, Mrs Mizen and Miss Hart 
Monday 28th September 2020 - Maths
Times tables games
Monday 28th September 2020 - SPAG
Prefixes game
Tuesday 29th September 2020 - Science
We went outside to find evidence of producers, consumers and prey.
Friday 9th October 2020 - PSHE
We focused on some of the 'five ways to wellbeing'.
Take Notice and Be Active
Mindfulness Rainbow Walk - We went for a walk in the junior playground to see how many different colours we could notice before completing our rainbow.
Articulate game - The children described something without saying the word for their partner to guess.
Thursday 15th October 2020 - Maths
Partner/small group times table matching game.
As part of our topic, we made a model of the River Nile using cardboard and papier mache (newspaper and PVA glue) in small groups.
Wednesday 11th November 2020 - Remembrance
For Remembrance, Pine Class watched the two minute silence on BBC. They wrote poetry about key points during World War II focusing on figurative language and the senses.
Thursday 12th November 2020 - History/Geography (local area)
We used old and new maps to discuss the change in land use locally over time, focusing on the five main uses (agricultural, commercial, residential, recreational, transportation).
Thursday 26th November 2020 - STEM workshop
We used team work and problem solving skills to design and create an effective fairground ride for their chosen audience. We used coding skills to create algorithms for the motors, lights and music that formed an integral part of their overall design. We used logical thinking and debugging skills to solve design and coding problems.
Videos of our finished rides...

Wednesday 16th December 2020
Today, we had a very special visit from Father Christmas who very kindly dropped off some presents for us.