Number Day

For number day, the children in Year 5 have been playing young entrepreneur‘s for the day! The children have worked in groups of 6s to design a brand new product for the children of Kexborough Primary School. Linking closely to our PSHE lessons and assemblies, the children have designed a brand new fruit juice to promote healthy eating and fitness in school.

We first had to gather data to find out what flavours and fruits were popular amongst children and we presented these in a bar chart:

We then spent the next part of the morning designing our products and creating a pitch board. We had to stick to a a budget, work out the cost of ingredients and work out the overall profit of our business as well as coming up with a name, a slogan and a recipe including accurate measurements of products we would use.

After finalising our products, it was time for the advertisements! We were given an advertisement budget and had to shout about our product by creating posters, radio scripts and podcasts. Children had to work out what they could afford with their budget and created some great marketing resources!

This afternoon it was time to bring our ideas to life and create our product! Children had to accurately measure the ingredients using measuring jugs and weighing scales to ensure they were sticking to their recipe. They worked together as a team to create their very own fruit juice! We thought they were delicious.

To finish off our day, we all had the opportunity to pitch our product and our ideas to the rest of the class. The children have worked so well today in their groups and have all contributed in order to design and create a fantastic product with lots of fun real life math scenarios to keep our brains busy! Well done Year 5.

BREAKING NEWS!

Over the last 2 weeks the children in Year 5 became journalists to report a recent shocking scandal that occurred on Fairy-tale Avenue. The Three Little Pigs were accused of killing the Big Bad Wolf when they placed a pot of boiling water under their chimney. Were the Three Little Pigs guilty? Or was it a case of self defence? Here are some of the journalistic newspaper reports produced by the children in Year 5.

Christmas Jumper Day

This afternoon in Year 5 we have been getting in the Christmas spirit! We wore Christmas jumpers, had Christmas party lunch boxes and watched the Chronicles of Christmas. We are all feeling very festive after this afternoon!

Christmas Door Afternoon!

On the afternoon of 2nd December, all classes across school took part in our Christmas Door Decorating Afternoon. All the children (and staff!) had a fantastically festive afternoon, listening to Christmas songs and making decorations to display on their classroom doors. The end results look amazing and have definitely made Kexborough Primary look a little more festive!

A big thankyou to all the staff and children for their hard work and ambitious designs!

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King Alfred the Great

As part of our Vikings topic we have been learning about a King known as Alfred the Great. The children in Year 5 gathered information about him and produced some fantastic fact files as part of their topic work.

Happy Halloween!

During the last week of school before the October half term the children created Halloween poems. We discussed the various techniques used in poetry such as rhyme, alliteration and syllable patterns. The children then had the freedom to design their own spooky Halloween poems! Here are some examples below. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.

Viking Seascapes!

Over the last 7 weeks, Year 5 have been practising key techniques in painting and collage to create a masterpiece of a Viking longboat/seascape.

We have learnt about various techniques in collage such as tearing and layering and have experimented with various paint techniques such as splatter painting and blow painting.

The children have worked extremely hard on their masterpieces and their effort has completely paid off! Just look at some of the fantastic sea scapes our children have created.

Separating Mixtures

Year 5 were tasked with the problem of separating a number of mixtures. They were given a wide range of apparatus and resources that they had to select and then use to separate the mixtures. There were many successes but also some incidents where children had to go back to the ‘drawing board’ and think again as their first attempts had not worked.

The children worked in teams to discuss the most appropriate method based on prior learning and had to think carefully about the apparatus most suitable for the task. We will be learning more about reversible and irreversible changes in our science lesson this week.