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Year 5 Archive: 2015-2016

Welcome to Year 5!


We spent a lovely afternoon on Thursday looking at Mondrian and his abstract style of painting. We then made our own out of natural materials in the nature conservation area.

This week Year 5 debated the question: "Should Year 5 leave Adel Primary to form its own independent school?"

In groups the children were randomly allocated 'Remain' or 'Leave' and then had to create a campaign to support the viewpoint.

Year 6 were invited into the class to listen to speeches, watch campaign videos and read the materials each campaign had created. They then voted on the issue.

The final results were: 23 votes to remain part of Adel Primary School. 6 votes to leave.

As Year 5 were the reigning attendance champions Bobby Bear, our attendance mascot, was allowed to come on the trip with us.

He certainly enjoyed himself!

Thank you to Liz and Amanda from Leeds Art Gallery for today's exciting printing workshop

Investors in pupils

Learning about being a writer with Andy Seed

Year 5 invited parents and carers to see what we have been learning about recently

In literacy Year 5 have started reading 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. They used ideas from the text to create a descriptive piece of writing set in Victorian London. 

Click on the images below to see some examples of their work.

Have a look at our new reading area in Year 5

Basketball Champions!

Maths Problem Solving Day

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came in to help with our Maths Problem Solving day.
Our SEAL topic is 'Going for goals'.

Thanks to Dean and Andy from Moortown Fire Station for today's talk

Investigating which materials are the most absorbent

Year 5 Spring Newsletter

Blast off!

As part of our Earth & Space topic Year 5 have been designing and making rockets. See below for a video of our test flights!

Lift off!

Still image for this video

School Attendance Winners!

Well done to Year 5 who were the class with the highest attendance at school for a fourth week this year. Bobby Bear, our school attendance mascot, will be spending another week in Year 5 and by now he certainly feels at home.

Trip to the National Coal Mining Museum

Well done to Year 5 for achieving their 'Investors in Pupils' class target of keeping the classroom and cloakroom tidy. Their reward was watching a movie with popcorn!

Was your entry in the logo competition for our new Erasmus project shortlisted in the final?

Go to the International page to find out!

Year 5 had a great morning at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone (despite England crashing out of the tournament only days before).

They played games to work on their rugby skills and also tag games that tested them mentally as well as physically.

Thank you to the parents/carers who attended the Year 5 information session.

For those unable to attend you can download a copy of the presentation below.

Our topic this half term is all about Earth & Space!

Demonstrating netball skills in PE

Working hard to round numbers up to 100,000

PE Days

This half-term Year 5 will have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Year 5 Homework Timetable

    Due Day
Monday Reading -
Tuesday Spellings Friday
Wednesday Maths Monday
Thursday Reading -
Friday Literacy/Topic* Tuesday


*Sometimes there will be topic homework that is to be completed over a number of weeks.