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Year 5: Indigo Class

Welcome to Year 5: Indigo Class!

Your Class Teacher is Jane. 

This year our topics are:

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Alchemy Island Star Gazers Pharoahs Scream Machine Off with her Head! Beast Creator

Key Objectives for English and Maths are:

English Objectives:

  • I can write quickly in a fluent and legible style
  • Use rich and varied vocabulary
  • Write engaging stories with detail and dialogue
  • Use headings, subheadings and paragraphs
  • Evaluate and edit own work
  • Read aloud confidently, clearly and with expression
  • Understand what is read
  • Retrieve and record information
  • Participate in discussions about books
  • Follow spelling patterns and rules
  • Use a range of grammatical functions to improve a sentence

Maths Objectives:

  • To solve number and practical problems in one or more steps
  • To add and subtract numbers with up to 6 digits
  • To recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables to 12 x 12
  • To multiply up to four digits by one and two digit numbers
  • To solve simple problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Solve problems by converting units of measure
  • Estimate, compare and measure different angles
  • To identify a shape that’s been translated or reflected
  • To interpret and present data on a line graph

It is going to be an exciting year in Indigo Class! We plan to:

  • Perform in front of the whole school
  • Make something to take home
  • Compete in a sport
  • Raise money for charity
  • Cook or bake something to eat
  • Have our work displayed
  • Play in a team
  • Have a classroom job or responsibility
  • Visit an art gallery or museum
  • Visit the Oasis Farm
  • Conduct experiments
  • Share our interests and read to the whole class
  • Read with a child in another class
  • Recite a poem
  • Invent a potion
  • Learn how to save money
  • Sing lots of songs
  • Help each other be our best
  • Draw, paint and sculpt
  • Read lots of books
  • Write a poem
  • Learn about different faiths
  • Use a range of technology
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Learn how to be safe
  • Make a costume and take part in a carnival
  • Learn words and phrases in other languages
  • Visit a place of worship
  • Read and design maps
  • Develop our character through the 9 Habits
  • Perform on a world class stage
  • Learn to ride a bike

Indigo Class Photo Galleries: 2018-19

Science Museum

28.03.19: Year 5 went to the Science Museum as we learnt about forces and mechanisms. We took part in two workshops - The Wonderlab (where children experienced scientific phenomena themes and conducted experiments) and Feel the Force in which a scientist conducted experiments (with help from the audience) analysing and discussing different forces. It was very engaging and informative. We had a fantastic trip 😊😊😊


The British Museum

As we were learning about Ancient Egypt, we went on a trip to the British Museum. We saw the entire Egyptian display, all artefacts. Year 5 had a lot of activities which included drawing, completing worksheets and answering questions which all related to the galleries they visited. They also took part in a workshop discussing life in ancient Egypt.

Balloon Experiment

As we are covering forces in science, children were planning their experiments to check how different types of forces work. They blew up a balloon and attached it to a straw; next, they let the air out of the balloon and the straw moved along a wire at a certain speed. They noticed that that there are certain conditions that have to be fulfilled for the experiment to be successful. They also noticed that if you changed any variables, e.g. less air in the balloon, the outcome will change.

Money Day

Year 5 learnt how to convert different money units; plan a trip, day out and a restaurant menu. They had to budget within an amount given as well as plan a party. They enjoyed it a lot.

Learning about Money

Year 5 used their maths skills whilst playing money related games on the laptops. They had to use different operations to give change, pay for items and convert money. We used the website Barclays Life Skills for Primary Schools and spoke about different jobs, comparing skills required, discussing advantages and disadvantages as well as how profitable different professions are.

They then had to think about their expenses and drew pictures of themselves and added speech bubbles which included all the things they regularly spend money on. Afterwards, they were asked to compare and discuss their ideas with their partners.

The final activities referred to their households. Children had a plan of the house and they had to label items that cost money as well as make a list of things their family spend money on. Next, they had to decide whether the expenses were a necessity or luxury and give reasons for their opinions.