Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 is called River Fowey.

The class teacher is Mrs Horner.

The teaching assistants are Miss Bailey, Miss Halpin and Mrs Pearson

 

Please click on the leaflet information to see what we will be learning this term.

Our topic this term is Inspirational Artists.  We have been studying Vincent van Gogh and looking at and trying to paint, using swirls, dots and lines.
We have been learning to retell the traditional story 'Axe Soup'.  We created story maps and learnt actions to be able to retell the story to help us to innovate and invent our own story.
Our chair of Governors, Sandra Heyward, organised a project through Cornwall County Council helping to restore the landscape, following the demolition of the former Karensa site, by inviting children from our class to plant some trees.  The children chosen were winners of an art competition organised by Gilpin demolition. They had a great afternoon on site planting the trees and smiling to the press!
In science, this half term, we have been looking at space!  We have been learning about the universe and understanding the order of the planets and how far from the sun they actually are!
As well as other learning about the planets, we created our own solar system using fruit and toilet roll!!  Each square represented 20 million km and each piece of fruit represented a planet.
In P.E. we have started gymnastics.  We have been learning to carry out counter-balances using our partners.
We have been very busy leading up to Christmas.  We have made Christmas hoops to go up in our school hall.  Our topic was presents!  We made some origami trees and then created 3D presents using a net of a cube to dangle from the tree.
We have also created calendars and cards to go home to our grown-ups.  Finally we have made a Christingle orange to use during the Christingle service at the church.  We cannot wait to bring these home!  All of year 5 wishes everyone a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
Happy New Year!
Our new topic this term is Cornwall.  We opened our topic box and asked plenty of questions about pasties, flags, maps and other interesting items from our box.  Watch this space with where our learning takes us...