- Year 5 Studies
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- Athletics competiton
- Football Tournament
- Year 6 Vs Staff Netball match
- Inter house football
- EYFS Sports Activity Morning
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The Autumn Term has all been about setting the standards for our Year 5 studies.
Our first topic has been a study of the Tudors, including a fantastic song with Mrs Ley. We have learnt about Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII. We know that the Battle of Bosworth Field was the last battle in The War of the Roses and was fought between Henry Tudor and Richard III. Linking with our studies we are creating fantastic Tudor portraits.
In maths so far we have covered perimeters, time and we have looked for patterns within our maths calculations.
In English we have been reading a book called Treason. An adventurous story about a boy called William Montague, who started life in Montague Hall before his Aunt Carew prepared him for life in London as the page of Prince Edward (Edward VI).
Our RE studies have taken us to the subject of creation where we have compared the theory of Big Bang with the Bible beliefs of how our Earth was created by God in seven days.
We are lucky enough to have swimming lessons at Downham Pool and we are really improving our strokes.
We are looking forward to next term.
Our third trip with Mrs Weatherhead took us to the magnificent Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
After learning about the differences between civil and criminal law we took part in our first mock trial. We were all given a role to play in the case against Tommy Peel. Tommy was instructed to appear to face charges because he was breaching a Noise Abatement Order and had been fighting in the street.
The two legal teams put forward great arguments and asked the witnesses some very challenging questions. The witnesses were very confident and answered truthfully as the court usher had asked them to promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
At the end of the trial the judge (Giorgia) had the responsibility of deciding if Tommy was innocent or guilty. It wasn’t easy to come to a decision but in the end she found that Tommy had not breached the order.
We were lucky that the sun was shining and we were able to have a picnic in Lincoln Inn’s Field.
Well done the group of year 5 and 6 children who came to competition at Bonus Pastor. The children were praised by the organizers for how well behaved they were and good sportsmanship.
As this was a team event all the children did 4 events individually and then the scores were averaged out to get a team score across track and field events.
As a team we came fourth and we are so proud of the way the children represented our school.
Well done to the girls’ and boys’ football teams that took part in the tournament last Thursday. The year 5 and 6 children who came to the tournament showed great team work and communication skills on the pitch. Both teams came in 5th place. We are proud of the way they represented our school.
The next event will be coming soon for year 5 and 6.
Well done to the year 6 children and the staff who took part today in the match. The match was well played and the rest of the school were great spectators. This is one of the traditions we have every summer term and is always enjoyable.
The score was 9-2, well done to the staff team who won.
Congratulations to the year 3, 4 and 5 children who have completed level 1. You have now completed level 2 by learning about what happens to the astronauts bones in space, researching our galaxy, completing an agility course and completing some exercises that astronauts do as part of their training.
Children in years 3, 4 and 5 have been very enthusiastic since starting the club. They have taken part in fitness tasks and made a robotic arm. They show great interest in what it takes to become an astronaut.
This Saturday 6th January there will be coaching sessions for junior children aged 7-11 from 11.00 to 12.00 and will run for approximately 12 weeks. Children can just drop in and don’t need to attend all sessions. The sessions will be taking place at the Kent County Ground, Worsley Bridge Road BR3 1RL.
On Friday 10th November, Year 5 went to visit the memorial at Downham for Remembrance Day. There were four other schools there. The service was short but enjoyable. There was a lot of professional music [well, it was Year 7+, but it sounded professional ~Mr M]. At the end, two people from each school laid a poppy wreath on the statue. Mr Headley-Morris took a class photo of us by the memorial. There was even a real soldier at the service. Finally, we went back to school.
On Thursday 9th November, a group of year 5 and 6 children went to Bonus Pastor to take part in an Athletics competition. They took part in field and relay races.
The field events the children took part in were speed bounce, standing long jump, javelin and chest push.
The relays we took part in were a 2 by 1 lap relay, a 4 by 1 lap relay, a 2 by 2 lap relay, a 4 by 2 lap relay for boys and girls teams and a 4 by 1 lap mixed relay.
The children won the competition, we are very proud of them. Thank you to the parents who came to support us.
There is a open day this Saturday 30th September from 2pm-5pm. The children can bring their bikes or scooters and try the new BMX track. For anyone who does not have a bike they will have some at the track and helmets.
Today, Year 5 had a visit from the London Fire Brigade. We learned all about how to stay calm and safe in a fire. The three main words were:
We looked at some real photos of rooms that had been on fire and had to deduct what had happened (this is really helpful because we’ll be using the same deduction skills in our reading). We even got to watch a room burn completely. It only took 8.5 minutes for everything to be engulfed in flames!
We were told how important it is to ensure everything is switched off and unplugged at night time… except the fridges and freezers!
*These words follow the same spelling rule that we are revising this week. How good is that!
On Monday 17th July years 4,5 and 6 were lucky enough to be able to go the World Para Athletic Championships. The children saw track and field events for 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres. The track events the children saw were long jump, shot put and discus.
While there the children saw Sophie Kamlish beat her own world record in the 100 metre sprint for Great Britain.She ran 100 metres in 12.90 seconds wow! The atmosphere in the London Stadium was amazing and the children cheered on all the athletes but especially team GB.
Everyone had a wonderful day!
On the 23rd March, Year 5 crossed the road to Beckenham Place Park to meet up with the park wardens and groundsmen. Our mission: to help renovate the park by planting a few trees. There were 75 trees waiting in bags, and the children were eager to get started. Surprisingly, they not only succeeded in planting those, but more trees were fetched. Oak, Hazel, Sweet Chestnut… Just imagine our astonishment to find out at the end that 205 trees had been planted in around an hour! The children were happy to contribute to protecting the natural environment. As one of the year 5 children said: “Every puff of oxygen helps the world a bit more!”
The School Councillors from Years 5 and 6, Michaela, Che, Llywella and Rex, spent an informative morning at the Civic Suite . When they arrived they completed a quiz about the London Borough of Lewisham, looked at Mayoral Regalia included former and current mayoral Maces and tried out the Mayoral chair. They then went into the Council Chambers , where they met the Deputy Young Mayor of Lewisham, Tekisha Henry from Sedgehill. She explained how she was elected and what her role is . They then went to meet Sir Steve Bullock, the Mayor of Lewisham. He showed them his Mayoral Chain and Badge and explained the work of Lewisham Council. The Councillors asked him about their policies and questioned him on his achievements and role as Mayor.
At the end of the morning Sir Steve announced the winners of the quiz and we were delighted to hear that it was………..St Augustines! A fantastic end to a thought provoking and interesting morning.
Year 5 are enjoying their science topic about materials and their properties. They are sharpening their practical skills through a number of experiments. The photos here show them using a range of techniques to separate mixtures of various kinds. How many can you spot?