Year 5 Class News
Spring Term 1
Year 5 had an exciting time designing, making and evaluating bridges, which included truss bridges, suspension bridges and arch bridges. We tested that they worked with miniature cars and then experienced an earthquake (of shaking tables) that put their sturdiness to the test!
Only a few remained!
Autumn Term 2
Year 5 have been working on their Archbishops Young Leaders Award this term. They considered the characteristics of a good leader and then researched a variety of leaders from the past and present.
We then moved on to identify the challenges facing our local, national and global community, before considering how they can be the change in these three areas. It has been great to see Year 5 share their ideas, engage with the activities we have done and develop their leadership skills.
We completed the award by working on the final community action challenge, where students had to do a task that made a difference to those around them. Throughout the term students also had to complete challenges set on the Archie’s Challenge grid.
Thank you to all our parents and carers for their support with these challenges.
Year 5 have been completing a young leaders award in their Wows and Wellbeing sessions. Well done to all those who completed these challenges at home. Are there any other challenges which you could complete that would help others in our community?
Summer Term 2
In Wows and Wellbeing this half term, Ash and Willow Class have been preparing to run four stalls for our annual Summer Fair. The four stalls included games: Splat the Rat, Feed the Shark and Find the Coloured Peg. In addition, the children sold books to the Summer Fair visitors. We are very proud of the fantastic collaboration the children demonstrated for this event. Thank you to Friends of Wren for their support.
Summer Term 1
This half term, Ash Class have been learning more about the three children Wren Academy sponsor through the organisation, Compassion UK. In the sessions, the children used their computing skills to type letters to Queen, Buteme and Jesus. The class also created some fantastic posters to promote the organisation and inform people of how sponsoring children can support them to have access to water, medicine and education.
Ash Class have showed empathy and shared reflective thoughts about how others could support children like Buteme, Queen and Jesus.
Year 5 have loved their DT cooking sessions during the last half term. We developed precise cutting skills, when using sharp knives and then applied these to help us make soup. We learnt about seasonality of fruit and vegetables and we made an Eton mess with frozen berries as they were not in season.
Well done Year 5 for your super cooking skills and for managing to use sharp knives safely!
In Wows and Wellbeing this term, Ash and Willow Class have been getting their green fingers out and helping with our school allotment. The children had the opportunity each week to go to the allotment on a Friday afternoon and pick the remaining fruit and vegetables that are growing including apples and tomatoes. Additionally, we have been making sure the soil is weeded and ready for planting more produce and plants in the upcoming terms. Thankfully, each week the weather was great and they used the time as a well-earnt brain break from their learning in school. It was fantastic to see how the children have been responsible and considered how to work together as a team when using the equipment and completing jobs.
In Wows and Wellbeing this term, Ash and Willow Class have been getting their green fingers out and helping with our school allotment.
The children have had the opportunity each week to go to the allotment on a Friday afternoon and pick the remaining fruit and vegetables that are growing, including apples and tomatoes. Additionally, we have been making sure the soil is weeded and ready for planting more produce and plants in the upcoming terms. Thankfully, each week the weather has been great and they have used the time as a well-earnt brain break from their learning in school.
It has been fantastic to see how the children have been responsible and have considered how to work together as a team when using the equipment and completing jobs.
Summer Term 2
The Year 5 children have really enjoyed planning, working together and developing ideas for their community cohesion project this term. They have researched different charities and causes, and have decided to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), to help babies and children who are suffering from genetic conditions and need life saving treatment, or other essential medical help.
The classes have started working on posters, sponsorship and plans for their own fun run. They are really looking forward to the big day and some have even started training! We are proud of the children who displayed excellent group work and ideas for this Year 5 project.
Summer Term 1
Year 5 have had such a busy term! They have been completing a entrepreneur project for the school disco. They had come up with exciting ideas to sell certain items at the disco. They have been learning about profit and loss as well as the importance of marketing. Well done for all of your hard work. They have also been spending time rehearsing for their wonderful class assemblies.