Category Archives: Year 5

Welsh drilling using Plickers 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

We used Plickers during our Welsh drilling session in Year 5 today. Children were given multiple choice questions in welsh and had to answer them using their Plickers cards. This gives pupils confidence as no other child can see their answers as everyone has a unique Plicker shape! Joio iawn!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
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We do “Lego Wedo” in Year 5

On Friday, Year 5 got the chance to have a go at our amazing, new Lego WeDo kits. The children get the chance to follow a set of instructions on the WeDo app and build a model. They then get to code the model, programming it to do amazing things! This is a great STEM activity and the children absolutely loved the challenge!
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Code club!

A huge thank you to our amazing digital leaders who helped run code club after school! They used their expertise to help children from reception, year 1 and year 2 to code. The digital leaders even suggested a new app that we could use to help progress the children’s coding skills. Excellent effort everyone!
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Celtic Warriors

We finally got our teeth fully into our topic today and researched the Celts using a Hwb playlist, which is still available to the children on Hwb classrooms. We got into character by painting our faces like Celtic Warriors! We have learnt lots of interesting facts about the Celts and are excited to learn more over the coming weeks.

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Healthy Eating in Year 5

Our science focus in Year 5 for this term is healthy eating and how different foods react in the body. This afternoon, we begun by looking at the Eatwell Plate and the 5 different food groups. The children were then tasked with creating a healthy food plan for the day, trying to incorporate the 5 food groups in their correct proportions. As an extension, some children got to find out the calories their meals contained. 9-13 year olds should ideally eat between 1600-2000 calories per day. We found out that a large McDonalds Quarter Pounder meal with a strawberry milkshake and a McFlurry contains 1800 calories! 😵 Definitely food for thought!
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KWL and Kahoot!

This afternoon, Year 5 finished off a fantastic first week by completing a KWL grid and playing Kahoot.

A KWL grid lets the children tell the teacher what they Know about a topic and what they Want to Learn. This gives them the opportunity to have a say in what we learn in our Romans and Celts topic and directly involve themselves in the learning. We carried this excercise out on Padlet.

We finished the afternoon with a quiz on Kahoot, all about Mr. Stonham. Hopefully the children have now learnt some weird and wonderful facts all about their new teacher as a result.
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