Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 15th July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In Cherry Class this week, we have been looking at symmetry and reflection in Maths.  We have looked at what happens to a shape when the line of symmetry is in the middle of a quadrant and what the co-ordinates of a shape are before and after reflection.  In History, Cherry Class finished their topic about Islamic Civilisations and looked at how early Islamic achievements affected our lives today.  The children completed a survey and discovered how many objects they use today that was probably  brought to Europe from Muslim lands, for example, hand cream, coffee and drinking glasses!  In PSHE, we looked at puberty in girls and boys: how our body changes, the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing during puberty and how the different reproductive systems work.  We then moved onto understanding what sexual intercourse is and that it can lead to conception, and that there are alternative ways to have a baby, for example, IVF.  The children coped very well, though there were a few children that felt uncomfortable learning and talking about these issues, please do give your children some TLC tonight!  We had an anonymous question box which they were allowed to ask anything they liked and there were a lot of questions!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In Art, the children finished their Art work with Mrs Latham!  The prints looked amazing, here are a few:

                  

 A few of the children performed in a dance show outside of school.  We were so sad to miss out and so the children very kindly, and bravely performed their dances to us!  Some without the rest of their dance partners!  We all loved the performances and were amazed at how they all remembered the choreography and were totally in sync! 

         

    

Well done!!

We also absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed the Year 6's production!  They did so, so well! The songs were catchy, the story was great and Cherry Class absolutely loved watching!

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Grace - for having courage and resilience in all aspects of school life.

Rhys - for taking on and acting on advice given, and for helping his classmate with her work. 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

 Aarav - for contributing mature and knowledgeable answers during class discussions.

Ella - for working so hard on her spellings this year.  She scored the highest amount of full marks in the class - full marks in 15 out of 17 tests!

 

NOTICES

WE ARE STILL SWIMMING ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY! With the warm weather coming, it will be nice to be in the pool.  As our lessons are in the morning, we will be steering clear of the hottest time of the day. 

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN HAVE A WATER BOTTLE WITH THEM NEXT WEEK. 

 

Dates for your diary

Thursday 21st July - 12:00 - 12:50 Picnic on field.  You are welcome to come and have lunch with your children but they will then come back to class and finish school at the usual time, 3:05.

Thursday 21st July - End of term

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

8th July 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 8th July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

Though a short week, we have had a very busy week!! In Maths, we looked a translations in coordinates; we explored the path an object would take to move from one location to another in one quadrant.  In Science, we learnt about Jane Goodall and the work she did researching chimpanzees and their behaviour in Gombe Stream National Park, in what is now called Tanzania in Africa.  Our next lesson was on metamorphosis and life cycles; we followed on from this by becoming 'David Attenborough' and recording our very own nature documentaries about the life cycle of an animal.  In Art, the children did some amazing printing with Mrs Latham.  They designed their pattern on a polystyrene tile then added the ink to print the pattern on their 'tea towels'.  

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

The children all showed amazing resilience and team spirit at sports day! I was so proud of their efforts and positivity!

                            

We really enjoyed our Science topic learning about the life cycles of butterflies, newts, frogs and dragon flies.

    

We had an awesome day on Friday! We are so proud of the Bourn Book Bus and really enjoyed going on it!  The children loved how many new books there are, how many amazing places there are to read, and are really excited to be able to borrow a book from our Bourn Book Bus Library!

     

               

We finished our amazing day off with a visit from Keith Hatton.  He showed us how to use the 5 senses and writing techniques such as personification and onomatopoeia, to write amazing descriptions using a photograph that he displayed!  The children really did a fantastic job and Keith himself was very impressed!  I hope some of you got to meet him and grab your signed copy of his book on Friday at the summer fete.

           

  

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Logan - showing courage and using strategies to overcome difficult situations.

Eliza - for having courage to play the piano in assembly, even though she was nervous! She played beautifully! 

 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

 Alfie - for always working hard in lessons and contributing mature and knowledgeable answers.

Karl - for enthusiastically fulfilling his road safety duties and always being polite to Debs when coming into school.

 

NOTICES

 Dates for your diary

 

Wednesday 13th July - Open Afternoon:  This is another opportunity to come and see what your children have been up to in class.

Friday 15th July - Emmeline Pankhurst Day: More details to follow.

Thursday 21st July - End of term

 

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

1st July 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 1st July 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week has been our DT week! We focused on food technology, specifically, Celebrating Culture and Seasonality. Our design brief was:

To design, make and evaluate a healthy pizza for a year 5 child to share with their friends. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We began the week by taking a little walk down to Knibbs, the local butcher and farm shop as one of the learning objectives was to research locally sourced products.  John was so kind to let us invade his shop and the children really enjoyed quizzing him about the products in the shop!  Do take a trip there, he had some lovely things!  The children took a survey of which locally sourced products were available to make a pizza with.

                

                

 

We then discussed and came up with 6 design criteria needed to meet our design brief.  

My pizza needs to be:

1.Healthy – fruit or vegetables on top

2.Edible – ingredients must be edible and pizza must be cooked thoroughly

3.Delicious and flavoursome

4.Durable – the base needs to be durable and at least 1.5cm thick

5.Eye catching – the pizza shape should be appealing and toppings nicely presented

6.Needs to have at least 4 toppings 

Next, we explored pizzas from different cultures.  We found it very interesting to learn what a 'traditional' pizza is in other countries.  For example, in Taiwan, they put Bubble Tea on their pizzas; in Cambodia, they put whole potato wedges!  After exploring pizzas from other countries, we taste tested pizzas with seasonal toppings on.  Some children had great courage and tasted pizza toppings they thought they wouldn't like.

We then went on to survey our fellow classmates about what pizzas they like and which shape was preferable.  The children made their own decisions about how to collate and then display their findings - our good maths link! :-)

We are now at the stage where the children could design their pizzas.  They had to take into account their research of local products, different cultures, and their peers choices, to design pizzas that met their design brief.  They researched a variety of recipes, gave me their shopping requests and they were ready to go!

Here are a few pictures of our process - making the dough, letting it prove, preparing ingredients and a few of the finished product!  Spot our koala shaped pizza, stuffed crust pizza and heart shaped pizza!  The children should all be able to tell you about the function of yeast.

      

      

      

     

 

 We had a great week and the children were very happy with their finished products.  They finished the week by completing a star assessment to see if they met their design criteria.  I hope you enjoyed trying them at home!

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Caitlin - for having courage to try new pizza toppings and being pleasantly surprised.

Declan - for being a kind, thoughtful and generous friend - all I can say is, 'ice pops'. 

 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Cecilia - for consistently working so hard for persevering even when an activities appears to be difficult.

Ellie - for challenging herself to go out of her comfort zone display her findings on a pictogram.

 

 

NOTICES

 Dates for your diary

Wednesday 6th July - Sports Day:  please can all children come to school wearing their house colour.

Thursday 7th July - Move Up Day: Miss Ribéraud will be coming into school for the day and is really looking forward to spending time with Cherry class.

Friday 8th July - 11am: Bus Launch, please do come and join us for this special event.  After school will be the summer fete: we will be hosting the 'Whack a rat' stand - if any parents would like to take a slot to help man the stand, please let me know.

Wednesday 13th July - Open Afternoon:  This is another opportunity to come and see what your children have been up to in class.

Friday 15th July - Emmeline Pankhurst Day: More details to follow.

Thursday 21st July - End of term

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

24th June 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 24th June 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In English this week, we have been working on our Big Write! The children have written some brilliant adventure stories and have thought carefully about using the best vocabulary they can to describe the setting, the characters and what is going on in their stories! They have tried to use fronted adverbials and a whole variety of punctuation - I was delighted to see them using thesaurus' to improve their writing.  In RE, we learnt about Siddhartha Gautama's (the Buddha) life and how he reached enlightenment.  We learnt how he started as a prince and was surrounded by goodness, wealth and health, and then he came across the 4 sightings (old age, sickness, death and then a holy man - sadhu) and he gave it all up so he could focus his mind, without distractions, to achieve enlightenment.

Cherry Class also really enjoyed a 45 minute zoom session with their new teacher, Mrs Riberaud (Mrs R).  They got to ask her lots of questions and found out lots about her experience, her likes, her travelling experiences and they even got to meet Timmy, her tortoise! They are excited to meet her in person on move up day, 7th July.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In Science, we enjoyed learning about the life cycle of mammals - we compared the life cycle of a rabbit, a platypus and a kangaroo! Each very different and each amazing.

                         

In computing, we learnt what a simulation is, and then we used 2Code to can plan an algorithm modelling the sequence of traffic lights.  

 

 They then extended their traffic light program to make it repeat so once the traffic light goes green, back to amber, then red, the whole sequence will restart and will simulate actual traffic lights!  Well done!

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 

Avish and Jacob – for being a good friend to Aarav and making him feel welcome in Cherry Class.

 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

 

Aarav – for settling in beautifully to Cherry Class.  You have worked really hard and contributed wonderfully to class discussions.

Lucy – for being a kind, helpful and encouraging friend to her classmates and being a good role model for working hard.

 

What we will be learning next week...

 Next week will be our DT week!  Our finished product will be a healthy pizza made from scratch!  We will be tasting pizzas that are topped with seasonal products, looking at pizzas from different cultures and locally sourced ingredients.  We will be talking about food hygiene and various techniques needed to prepare ingredients!

NOTICES

 *  PLEASE NOTE - Our swimming days are Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ensure children come into school wearing their PE Kits AND their swimming kits (costume/trunks/tankini, towel, goggles).  In order to try and encourage independence, Debs will only be ringing home to ask parents for a forgotten lunch so please do remember you swimming kits!  Thank you

 

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

17th June 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 17th June 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 Good morning, I'm very sorry for the delay in writing this weekly review.  I have been holding out writing it as I have been trying to retrieve photos from the camera I took on our trip, however, have had no joy - we are missing a lead and the memory card is too small for the slot in the laptop! I'm open to suggestions if anybody has any!  

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 We all really enjoyed the visit from the athlete Alistair Patrick Hestleton.  He came and did some sessions with us to teach the children how to work together as a team.  The first activity was to build two Jenga blocks away from the bench and the team that got theirs built furthest from  the bench was the winner - however, once past the bench, nothing other than hands, could touch the floor....

    

Then the class had to put into practise what they had learnt about working together as a class and they had to hold Ella and Avish up as they walked along the tightrope - everyone had to be strong!

     

 

We really had a great time on our trip on Friday.  The children learnt so much about the animals and had all their questions answered by Rhianna, the zoo manager.  The children were so well behaved and were commended for this by Rhianna!  It was such a pleasure to take Cherry class.    

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 William – for having a great, mature attitude with friendships and showing forgiveness.

Seb – for having courage to go into Rosewood Class to demonstrate how a clarinet works and how it is played!

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

 Ned – for consistently working hard in all lessons and being Mrs Duncombe’s star of the day.

Eliza – for her absolutely beautiful drawing of the Queen for our school collage

 

 

NOTICES

 

*  PLEASE NOTE - Our swimming days are Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ensure children come into school wearing their PE Kits AND their swimming kits (costume/trunks/tankini, towel, goggles).  In order to try and encourage independence, Debs will only be ringing home to ask parents for a forgotten lunch so please do remember you swimming kits!  Thank you

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

10th June 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 10th June 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 Welcome back and I hope everyone had a delightful half term! This week, in English, we have been looking at ‘balanced arguments’.  We have remembered that the arguments for and against a particular statement should be factual and equal; in order for the argument to be balanced, it should be one sided.  We have discussed whether chocolate should be banned, whether school should be optional and whether children should be allowed to vote! Cherry Class have a lot to say!  In Maths, we have continued looking at shape and angles.  We re-capped the properties of polygons, triangles (isosceles, scalene, equilateral and right-angled), quadrilaterals, parallelograms, trapeziums and rhombus.  We also used this knowledge to calculate missing lengths and angles in compound shapes, while also working out the perimeter. In RE, we began our topic of ‘Buddhism’ and learnt what the term, ‘enlightenment’ means.  In History, we began our new topic looking at the history of Baghdad and we are delving into the Big Question, “How have early Islamic achievements affected our lives today?”

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In Music, we enjoyed singing our ‘blues’ compositions using the same format as the classic blues song, Crossroads Blues (by Robert Johnson – 1936) uses.  Some children even performed solos!

           

      

In Maths fluency, we really enjoyed playing our ‘ladder’ game using 9, 12 and 20 sided dice!  What competition!

                

                                           

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Molly – for being a really good friend to those around her and going out of her way to help those in need.

Karl – for having courage to stand alone and sing his ‘blues’ composition in class.

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Caitlin – for having a great, hard working attitude, and having the courage to stand and sing a solo in front of the class.

Ellie – for always going over and above in her work! With an enthusiastic attitude, she wrote extra information about Ella Fitzgerald in Music.

 

NOTICES

*  Class Photos on Thursday 16th June! 

*  Just to remind you all we will be going on our school trip to Johnson's of Oldhurst on Friday 17th June.  If you have not done so already, please complete the consent form which has been emailed to you.

*  PLEASE NOTE - Our swimming days are Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ensure children come into school wearing their PE Kits AND their swimming kits (costume/trunks/tankini, towel, goggles).  In order to try and encourage independence, Debs will only be ringing home to ask parents for a forgotten lunch so please do remember you swimming kits!  Thank you

* Spellings this week - especially, marvellous, communicate, community, excellent, correspond, committee, programme, embarrass, recommend, necessary, exaggerate, profession, sufficient

*  If children forget what a relative clause is (for their English homework), this might help! What are relative clauses? - BBC Bitesize

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 27th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In Cherry class this week, we have really enjoyed writing our information text about our very own hybrid animals.  We have had such a wide range from 'Cheegars' to 'Butterdogs', 'Redslangs' to 'Arctic Pandas' and 'Sporkians' to 'Sharckobras'.  The children have been really creative and worked really hard! Please do ask them about their animal.  In Maths, we have been continuing with our work on angles and we have drawn our own angles using protractors.  We have thought about how to calculate missing angles and used our knowledge of degrees on a straight line and circle to problem solve.  In Science, we learnt about how plants reproduce asexually and that new plants are exact clones of the parent plant.  

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 We really enjoyed listening to Daisy playing some 'boogie-woogie' blues music on the piano...

We also had a fantastic day celebrating the Queen's Jubilee!  We wrote messages to future children that have now been planted in time capsules in the ground.  We really enjoyed sitting in the sunshine eating our lunch as a whole school in our Bourn Street (Field) party.  The children all enjoyed coming into school in their royal colours and royal clothes and parading their crowns.  This afternoon, Cherry Class enjoyed engaging in activities that children would have played in the 1950's: skipping games, duck-duck goose, piggy in the middle, the button game, Simon Says, 3-legged race, sack race and maypole dancing!

          

        

        

 

                                             

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Seth – for having courage! He has had setbacks in his swimming and even though he has been upset, he has had the courage to come back every lesson and give 100% effort!

Grace – always being a loyal and trustworthy friend and seeing the positive in people. 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Flora – for her amazing conscientiousness in creating an information text about her hybrid ‘Koalawks’ at home, in her own time.

Rhys – for working really hard in Maths to draw and measure angles using a protractor.

 

NOTICES

*  There is no homework for the children over the half term.  I'd really like them all to have a good break and come back on Monday 6th June ready for the last half term in Year 5!  

*  Just to remind you all we will be going on our school trip to Johnson's of Oldhurst on Friday 17th June.

*  PLEASE NOTE - Our swimming days are Mondays and Tuesdays.  Please ensure children come into school wearing their PE Kits AND their swimming kits (costume/trunks/tankini, towel, goggles).  We will swim on Monday 6th June when we return.  Thank you

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

20th May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 20th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week in English, we have looked at relative pronouns and put them into sentences, for example, John remembers the day when he won the race. and put them into practice.  We have also been doing some more research into various animals and creating fact files about them to further aid our informative writing.  In Maths, we have been looking at angles.  We looked at acute (less than 90 degrees), obtuse (more than 90 but less than 180 degrees) and right angles (90 degrees).  We used protractors to measure angles and also looked at comparing and ordering angles.  In RE, we looked at what is inside a mosque and the different practices a Muslim must undergo when entering and when praying.  We explored the 5 duties a Muslim has, which are the 5 pillars of Islam. 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In Science, we learnt about sexual reproduction in plants.  We looked at the function of the parts of a flower and the male and female gametes.  We also learnt about the different ways plants are pollinated in order to reproduce, for example, wind and insect pollination.

     

In Music, we have been learning about 'Blues music' and we have even started composing our own lyrics for our own blues song about school!  We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Seb play a blues piece on his clarinet! Thank you Seb!

                                             

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Avish – for having courage and sharing so articulately about Buddhism and his family practices.

Eshaal – for having courage to share with, and educate, Cherry class in our RE topic on Islam.

 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Isabel – for working really hard and consistently presenting their work neatly and in an organised manner.

Angelina - for working really hard and consistently presenting their work neatly and in an organised manner.

What we will be learning next week...

 In English, we will be using the information we have gathered to create our very own hybrid animals! We looked at examples such as a peacat (peacock and cat mixed together) and the children are very excited about doing these!

In Maths, we will continue looking at angles and will learn how to draw our own angles and find missing angles.

On Friday, we will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee by enjoying a day of various activities!

NOTICES

*  Please could we ask that children remember to bring their own goggles into school as, from next week, we can't allow 'borrowing'.  Thank you

*  The spellings for this week are:

- muscle                    - stomach                         - disastrous               - privilege

- foreign                    - controversy                  - hindrance                 - cemetery

- vegetable               - vehicle

*  Finally, I look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday for our 'Open Classroom' when the children will have the opportunity to show you all their hard work! This is on Wednesday at 2:30pm.  Please see Mrs Latham's newsletter for more details.

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

13th May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 13th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In English, this week, we looked at our information texts that we had written last week and edited our work to improve it.  Then we peer-evaluated and enjoyed reading and learning about each other's animals.  We also practised our comprehension skills and look at how to infer information from a text.  Finally, we began looking at 'alternative' information texts!  In Maths, we looked at understanding percentages and remembered that per-cent means out of 100.  We then worked on converting decimals to fractions to percentages - for example, 0.3 is equivalent to 3/10, 30/100 and therefore 30%.  In Geography, we learnt the features of marine (saltwater) biomes.  We learnt about the different Ocean Zones (trenches, abyss zone, midnight zone, twilight zone and sunlit zone) and which animals are found in each.  We also learnt the meanings of 'countershading' and 'bioluminescence' with regard to how sea animals have adapted to survive in saltwater biomes!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In Maths, we really enjoyed doing an investigation called, 'Nice or Nasty'.  We had to roll a dice and then chose where to put a digit in order to end with the highest decimal number to 2.d.p.  We played a few different variations to this and it became 'nasty' when you could chose to sabotage a member of the group by giving them your digit and informing them where they should put it!

                                     

In Music, we are learning about the history of Jazz and Blues! We would all like to say a very big thank you to Daisy's Dad who created a video explaining this!  To our delight, he demonstrated each era and genre playing the piano himself!  We were all blown away by his talent and even enjoyed a little dance to his playing!  Thank you Mr Innes!

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Ella – for always being a kind, sensitive and loyal friend and helping those around her!

Daisy – for being a kind friend and always being willing to her peers, voluntarily!

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Declan – for a massive improvement in his effort and focus in class and working so hard in every lesson.

Jacob – for working really hard on his handwriting and making it smaller, neater and cursive!

What we will be learning next week...

 In English, we will be making up our own animals and writing information texts about them.

In Maths, we are looking are starting a new topic, geometry.

In Science, we are also starting our new topic about living things and their habitats.

NOTICES

We will start swimming next week! Children will swim during their normal PE lessons so please ensure their swimming kit is sent in on Mondays and Tuesdays. They will need to come into school in their PE kit so that if for any reason they cannot swim, they can still do PE.  They will need their swimming costume (no bikinis please)/swimming trunks, a towel and goggles if required.  Children with long hair should ensure it is tied back and all jewellery should be removed for swimming lessons.

 

The spellings for this week are:

accommodate                                                     develop

amateur                                                               dictionary

correspond                                                          exaggerate

competition                                                         language

interfere                                                               queue

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

6th May 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 6th May 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 This week in English, we have learnt how to use colons, commas and semi-colons in lists and when each are appropriate.  We then researched animals from a chosen biome and planned an informative text about them.  Today, we wrote them up and they are brilliant! We wrote them using our 'David Attenborough' voice!  In Maths, we continued learning about decimals to 2 decimal places (e.g. 2.36) as fractions, and vice versa, and then moved on to looking at decimals in the thousandths.  We moved on to rounding decimals to 2 decimal places to the nearest tenth and whole number.  In Science, we learnt about three different force mechanisms - levers, pulleys and gears.  In PSHE today we talked and explored the self-esteem and how to look at our own positive personal qualities.  Some children found this quite difficult but were quite encouraged when their partner told them their positive attributes!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 This week, we really enjoyed researching our animals on iPads and writing our information text! Here are a few to enjoy:

      

  

We have also really enjoyed our 'biomes' topic in Geography and we'd like to share a project Grace has undertaken at home which we think is fantastic and so creative!  

Grace: “I made these Biomes out of FIMO clay:  the tropical rainforest, the desert/savannah, aquatic and tundra.  I love making things out of the clay and I thought because we were doing biomes in Geography, I would make some of them.  I chose the animals for each biome from what I had learnt in Geography – a fennic fox for the desert; a panther, two parrots and a butterfly for the rainforest; an alligator and two fish for the aquatic biome; and a barn owl for the tundra.  I hope you like them!”

                                

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 Cecilia – for showing courage in Maths and for her brilliant answers on decimals!

Logan – for an improvement in his focus and attention in class – you are working so hard, keep it up!

 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Ned  – for working really hard on his research on tapirs and finding so much information!

 Alfie – for his great focus in English when researching a black mamba – he got straight on and worked hard!

What we will be learning next week...

 Next week, in English we will be editing out work and planning our own invented animals based on the book, "Invented by Animals" by Christiane Dorion and Gosia Herba.  In Maths, we will be enjoying some decimal investigations.  In Art, we will be working more on our 'still life' topic and in Music we will be learning about the 'blues' and its origins!  A big thank you to Daisy's dad for the fantastic videos on the history of jazz with some amazing jazz piano playing!  The children are very excited to watch this on Thursday!

Notices

 A massive apology! Our spelling test today was indeed a tough one and even I got a bit confused between stationary and stationery!! Silly me! I told the children the wrong meaning for the wrong homophone - however, as I have a good growth mindset, I have now reminded myself and won't make the mistake again!  Isabel's mum also had a great tip about how to remember the difference:

StationEry - We buy Envelopes from the stationery shop

StationAry - We stop At the traffic lights

I hope the children are inspired and take on my growth mindset too! :-)

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

29th April 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 29th April 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 This week, in English, we have been continuing to look at information texts and their features.  We explored the use of technical vocabulary and how they are used in a glossary.  We developed our note-taking skills and learnt how to organise them to inform planning and summarising.  Finally, we looked at parenthesis (an extra phrase put into a sentence through the use of brackets, commas and hyphens - much like this one!) to add extra information to sentences.   In Maths, we finished our fraction topic by finding fractions of amounts and learnt that 1/3 of 30 is actually the same as 1/3 x 30.  We solved problems using fractions too.  We have now moved on to decimals and re-capped understanding the value of digits after the decimal point.  We looked at how to convert decimals to fractions and vice versa.  

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In Science, we learnt about friction.  Many children thought that there wasn't any friction if the surface was slippery, however, they all discovered that even if it's a very small amount, it's still there! We carried out an investigation to see which surface created the most friction when a car went down the ramp...

In Geography, we have been learning about biomes.  This week, the children have been exploring rainforest biomes (tropical and temperate).  They have learned about the four main vegetation layers that make up these forests, and particularly the animal and plant life that inhabit each one.  We investigated the climates of rainforests as well as their locations in relation to the equator.

                                                                

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 Monica – for having courage with her reading and challenging herself with harder books – she is whizzing through them!

 Caitlin – for having courage.  Even when issues have the potential to hinder her learning, she has the courage to keep going and even surprised herself at finding the work easier than expected!

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Flora – for absolutely working hard in all her lessons, always putting in 100% effort and always smiling. 

Seb  – for deepening his understanding of ‘friction’ through excellent scientific discussions, rationalisations and explanations.

What we will be learning next week...

  In English, we will be looking at colons, commas and semi-colons in lists and further developing skills needed to write a good informative text.  We will be starting our new class reader, "The Girl of Ink & Stars" by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. In Maths, we will be looking further at decimals and place value and looking at decimals to 3.d.p (3 decimal places), so tenths, hundredths and thousandths.  In RE, we will continue our working on Islam and in Art we will continue developing skills on how to draw 'Still Life Art'.

TOP TIP

 The spellings this week (as they were last week) are homophones - two words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.  They are quite tricky and many children didn't know there were two spellings for practice (the noun) and practise (the verb).  We did do this in class, however, please do go over the meanings with the children as they are tested on using and spelling the correct homophone, depending on the context.  

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 22nd April 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 Welcome back Cherry class! We have made a good start in our learning this week.  In English, we have looked at information texts – we looked at the required features and the difference between fact and opinion.  We even constructed our own informative text.  In Maths, we learnt how to multiply unit (1 as the numerator), non-unit and mixed number fractions by integers (whole numbers) and how to find fractions of a number.  In Music we have started our new topic, Jazz and Blues, and looked at the history and origins of Jazz music.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In Science, we investigated water resistance.  We made a sphere, cube and cone from modelling clay and tested which shape got to the bottom of the water quickest.  We learnt that the more streamlined a shape was, the less water resistance there was and therefore, the faster the object moved. 

                                                       

We have also been playing maths games to develop our maths fluency; we do this weekly.  This week the children had to throw 2 die and multiply the numbers together.  They took it in turns and repeated this 8 times.  At the end, they had to add their products together for a final total, then see if they could get over 100 and if so, who had the highest score! As a class, our highest score was 148!  Please do feel free to enjoy this game with your children at home.

                                                               

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 Seth – for having a positive attitude and for making sensible, mature decisions!

William – for having a mature attitude and demonstrating our ‘forgiveness’ value and in turn, being a kind friend.

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

 Molly – for working really hard in Maths and reaching the extension tasks! Fantastic!

Karl – for his conscientiousness in Maths, always contributing enthusiastically to class discussions and reaching the extension tasks.

What we will be learning next term...

 Next week in Maths, we will be looking at fractions as decimals.  In English, we will be exploring technical vocabulary and we will be looking at the skill of using notes to create organised texts.  In Science, we will be looking at friction.  In Geography, we will be continuing our learning about biomes and vegetation belts.  

Top TIP

For the maths homework, the children need to remember to divide the integer (the whole number) by the denominator (the number at the bottom), and then multiply this answer by the numerator (the number at the top)! 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

1st April 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 1st April 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In Maths, we have been continuing with our fractions work and have been looking at how to add and subtract fractions with and without the same denominator.  In English, we have had a fantastic time writing our own myths about a hero that has a tough journey but is victorious and saves a king/queen from a monster.  The children have really thought about using storytelling language and applied myth conventions to their writing.  In History, we have been learning about primary and secondary sources of information.  We had to think about the past (e.g. fossils, history books, old coins etc) and then group them into primary (first hand) and secondary (second hand) sources.  Do ask the children about an artefact that was recently discovered by a Year 2 child on Riddy Lane!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We really enjoyed our Easter Egg Hunt and were really grateful for the Easter egg at the end!  In Science, we have been learning about air resistance.  We carried out an investigation into how the size of a parachute's canopy affects the speed at which it falls to the ground.  We made our own parachutes and discovered that the larger the surface area of the canopy, the slower the parachute falls....

      

 We also thoroughly enjoyed creating optical art with Mrs Latham and put our designs on canvas!  Here are some of our designs....

                                                                 

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Lucy and Eshaal - for increased participation in class discussions and always being focused and trying their best. 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Eliza - for persevering when she found out tricky! Well done!

Grace - for improving her self-belief.  You know and you can! 

What we will be learning next term...

 In English, we will be looking at non-fiction texts and particularly looking at them in real-life contexts.  In PSHE, we will be looking at 'a healthy me'.  In Computing, we will be looking at online safety.  In RE we will be continuing our Islam topic.

NOTICES

We have thoroughly enjoyed our term with Cherry class and wish all the children, and their families, a very wonderful and relaxed Easter holidays.  Keep reading, keep practising your timetables and we look forward to a new and exciting term together - your last in Year 5! 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

25th March 2022


Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 25th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In Maths, we have been learning about how to add and subtract fractions that are less than a whole, i.e. they have the same denominator.  In English, we have done our Big Write task where the children had to do a piece of writing with the title, "If I were a teacher, I would..."  We told the children they could let their imaginations run wild and they had to think about the school building, facilities, classroom and learning environments.  Please do ask them about their ideas! In Art, the children have explored how to create optical art.  They have planned a piece of artwork which they will develop and put on a canvas next week.  In Science, we looked further at forces and enjoyed making parachutes! 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 We were very lucky this week and got to enjoy a Microbit Workshop for a whole afternoon!  We also enjoyed investigating with dominos!  We had to lay the dominos out so that the spots in each row total 42 while the spots in each column total 24!  It was tough!  In Music, we thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play the glockenspiels and even managed to play 'Jingle Bells' and 'It's raining, it's pouring!'  We learnt the notes on the stave too.                             

      

    

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

 

Declan - for fantastic perseverance in understanding how to create optical art! Well done!
Isabel - for an improvement in her growth mindset!  Well done, keep it up! 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Jacob - for working conscientiously and being the first to successfully solve the domino Maths problem!

Ellie - for working conscientiously and being the first to successfully solve the domino Maths problem!

What we will be learning next week...

 In Maths, we will be looking at adding and subtracting mixed number fractions and subtracting two mixed number fractions.  In English, we will be finishing our Beowulf topic by acting out a story about a hero who steps in to save a King or Queen from a terrible monster.  Then we will be planning and writing our own hero myths.  We will also enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter service in the church!

NOTICES

 If you have not signed up for a parents consultation meeting, please do so; please get in touch if Thursday is difficult for you.  

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

18th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 18th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

Science Week!!

This week, in Cherry Class, we have been learning about plants, their various components and their functions.  The children learned about how plants make their own food through the process of photosynthesis, and produced their own diagrams to show how each stage contributed to the production of food.  We discussed the importance of taking care of the pollinators on whom plants depend for their reproduction, and ultimately, on whom we, too, depend for our food. 

The children then studied the functions of each part of a flower.  In pairs, they painstakingly dissected their own daffodil, naming each part they were able to find.  It was wonderful to hear gasps of awe, when, as they peeled back layers of sepal and petals, they discovered for themselves the tiny ovules!     

                                         

                                       

A DT challenge was set for the class to produce a plant, made of no more than four sheets of A4 paper or card … but without using glue or tape to hold the parts together!  This was a real challenge for adults as well as the children!  However, as expected, Cherry Class rose to the challenge and produced some amazing models, using various alternative techniques, including ‘cut and slot’, fanning, tabs and slits, tubes, and many more!  We were very impressed with their creativity, innovative ways to hold the paper together, but most of all, by their great perseverance!   

     

    

   

   

We ended the week, introducing a poster competition on the theme of ‘growth’.  The children had to choose one aspect of growth (e.g., personal growth, population growth, plant/animal growth, economic growth, etc) and design their own poster to capture their chosen topic.  The children have come up with some amazing themes and will be bringing them home to complete.  They will be judged on their creativity, content, clarity of message etc.  We are looking forward to seeing their finished posters, from which a selection will be submitted for external judging!               

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Lucy Jiang – for her excellent and focused work when dissecting daffodils for Science week and for being a helpful and supportive partner.

Grace – for her perseverance in understanding a maths concept, and for her improved self-belief this week and willingness to just go for it!  Keep it up!  

 

Congratulations to our Hard Work/Effort Award Winners this week:

Seth Burns – for working really hard on the presentation of his Science write-up this week – you were proud and so were we!

Molly Van Ginkel – for her fantastic work in helping a partner with the presentation of their Science poster, great work.

What we will be learning next week...

 In Maths, we will finish our fractions topic.  We will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions.  In RE, we will start our new topic looking at Islam and who Muhammed was.  In Music, we will continue looking at the music stave and playing tunes on the Glockenspiels.  In Art, we continue looking at Islamic Art.

NOTICES

 I do apologise, I have an ear infection and have been off today.  I will give the homework out on Monday but the children did actually practise the maths skill yesterday so should find it easy! 

Please don't forget to sign up for a 10-minute parents evening slot with myself and Mrs Francis on either Thursday 24th March between 4-7pm or Thursday 31st March between 4-7pm.  If you have any issues using zoom, please do let us know.  Many thanks.

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

11th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 11th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 Bikeability week has been very exciting for all!  We have enjoyed solving maths problems and using RUCSAC to help us (Read, Understand, Choose, Solve, Answer, Check) actually answer the question itself.  In English we have looked at modal verbs and adding the suffix -ed and -ing to root words and how to spell these correctly -  don’t we love those irregular words that don’t follow the rules!  We explored how commas can affect the meaning of a sentence, for example:

Let’s eat, Grandma.

Let’s eat Grandma.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 Many of the children have really enjoyed bikeability and are already feeling more confident to ride their bikes on the road.  They particularly liked learning how not to “wobble” when looking behind!  The instructors, Rad and Jenny, complimented the children on how wonderfully well behaved they were and how polite they were.  They said the children were such fun to teach! Well done Cherry class, we are so proud of you and you should be proud of yourselves!

               

           

            

We have also enjoyed some Maths Investigations involving cubes and dominoes!        

             

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

All of Cherry Class for absolutely excellent behaviour and manners in Bikeability - Rad and Jenny were so impressed and said they actually had fun teaching them! Well done!

Angelina - always being so mature and solving problems in a diplomatic way.  Also for her amazing focus and effort creating her Bike Riding Booklet.

Rhys -  working extremely hard in English and Maths all week! Our week has been hectic yet you still maintained focus and effort! Well done!

 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

 Logan - for his absolutely brilliant handwriting in his English homework! Wowee!

Ella - for an excellent booklet about Bike Riding!  You have taken so much pride in your work, well done!

 

What we will be learning next week...

 Today marks the first day of Science Week! The theme this year is GROWTH. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the children are going to have a whole two days of Science where they will be exploring plants and having a go at the Paper Engineering Challenge - CREATE-A-Plant!  It is a competition so let’s hope our plant wins!! If you’d like more information or ideas for Science activities at home, visit:  www.britishscienceweek.org   

NOTICES

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

4th March 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 4th March 2022

What we have been learning this week...

 What a week we've had! In Maths, we have been comparing fractions.  We learnt how to use our knowledge of factors of numbers to find common denominators and numerators in order to decide which fractions are greater, less than or equal to each other.  In English, we learnt how to use the 'show-not-tell' technique.  We imagined we were Hrothgar's warriors writing home and 'showed' how we are feeling without actually 'telling'.  In Science, we investigated the force of gravity and learnt about the difference between weight and mass.  We also learnt about the life of Isaac Newton and how he came to develop his theory of gravity.  

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 We had a great time on World Book Day!  The children's costumes (book characters, cosy clothes or uniform!) were fantastic!  We enjoyed an inspiring, live talk given by a variety of authors, including Michael Morpurgo; we took part in a Masterclass given by authors Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adeola and, based on their latest book, "Rocket Rules", we made our own pop-up books about our rules for how to make our world a better place. Illustrators Rikin Parekh and Nadia Shireen taught us how to draw book characters.  We also enjoyed a fabulous Book Trail in the Nature Reserve and posed in the World Book Day Photo Booth!

                                  

 

            

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

  Flora – for writing an excellent book, “A Tale of Three Tails”.  It’s creative and has a lovely moral too – perseverance is key! I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

 Ned - for his great focus and prolific writing in English – excellent ‘show-don’t-tell’ letter!

 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Cecilia Unthank - for a great presentation of her ‘show – don’t – tell’ phrases, for example, Grendel glared through his fiery, flaming eyes!

Declan – for consistently neat, cursive and joined handwriting in his English book! Beautiful!

 

What we will be learning next week...

As we have Bikeability next week, our timetable will be slightly different. In Maths, we will be solving word problems, arithmetic work and carrying out math investigations.  In English, we will be looking at some spelling rules, modal verbs and how to use commas within a sentence.  In Art, we will be learning how to professionally draw a bike.  

NOTICES

We have Bikeability next week from Monday-Thursday.  Please check the Bicycle Checklist that was sent to you in order to ensure the bike is safe, as are the children.  When you arrive with the bicycles on Monday morning, please park them behind the blue storage unit at the top end of the car park, in the bike racks that are provided.  We are very excited! :-)

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

25th February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 25 February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week we have got straight back into our learning!  In English, we have started our new topic looking at the epic story of Beowulf! Hopefully, the children have come home telling you all about the horrible Grendel!  The children have really enjoyed using superlatives to exaggerate how awful Grendel is and how Heorot’s warriors are the bravest of them all!  They also came up with some excellent descriptive sentences using powerful verbs and the ‘power of 3’ technique.  In Maths, the children have looked at what happens to fractions when they are greater than 1 and how to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions, and vice versa! We also looked at sequencing fractions.  In Science ,the children looked at different forces, air resistance, water resistance and friction, and the effects of them on objects.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

We had some excellent discussions today in PSHE talking about different jobs and the salaries that the children deemed appropriate according to how important they thought that job was.  They were horrified to find out how little some people were paid.  They had to guess which salary matched which job, we thought you’d find it interesting to see their thoughts....

The children also enjoyed their new topic looking at the History of Bourn...

            

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Caitlin – For a great, positive attitude to her learning and consistently persevering in her understanding of Maths!

William  – For a consistently positive attitude to learning and for remaining focused, even when distracted!

 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Isabel  – For always ensuring her work is well presented and carefully laid out.

Daisy – For consistently beautiful handwriting in all lessons.

What we will be learning next week...

In Maths, we will be looking further at fractions.  We will be continuing sequencing fractions and also looking at comparing and ordering fractions less than 1.  In English we are continuing looking at Beowulf and understanding how a character is feeling through inference in the text.  We will use the ‘show-not-tell’ writing technique to write letters.  In Music ,we will start our new glockenspiel topic and in RE we will be finishing our studies on Hinduism.

NOTICES

It is World Book Day on Thursday and if the children would like to, they may dress up as their favourite book character or cosy clothes that they would snuggle up and read a book in.  We would also like the children to bring in their favourite books to share with their friends.  We will be doing some fun activities too including going on a book trail!

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

11 February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 11 February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In Maths we have moved on from division and have been exploring fractions.  We have had the Cuisinnaire rods out and have enjoyed investigating the values of each rod - enjoy the pictures below!  We have looked at equivalent fractions and how to identify them.  In English, we became copywriters and had great fun creating our own adverts for products we want to sell.  We've drawn on our previous knowledge of persuasive devices and added extra ones such as creating a catchy slogan and using celebrity endorsements.  In RE we looked at how Hindus believe in birth, death and rebirth.  We learnt the Bhagavad Gita teaches Hindus about the four pathways (known as a 'YOGA' which means union with God) that Hindus can choose to follow in order to reach Moksha - Bhatki, Karma, Jnana and Raja.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In Science, we really enjoyed seeing how the temperature of water affected how fast sugar dissolved! A big well done to Ella who brilliantly did the experiment at home! She looks like a scientist in the making.

                             

Our Cuisenaire rods!

            

                                                               

In Geography we created a mind map about the ways the Atacama desert supports life!

                                                      

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Seth  - for being a superstar this week and rising to the challenge of putting his hand up much more in lessons and answering questions, even when unsure! Well done!

Ellie Z - for being Cherry class' resident computer technician and being a Coding whizz!

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Eshaal  - for working hard on her presentation ensuring her work is neatly presented and writing is joined and fluent.

Jacob - for working hard on the presentation of his mind map in Geography. 

What we will be learning next week...

In English next week, we will be putting our persuasive skills to good use by creating a short advert for a new product. In Spanish, we will be continuing to learn how to conjugate the verb 'estar' and developing our knowledge of vocabulary and in RE we will be continuing to exploring the religion of Hinduism.. 

NOTICES

We have decided Cherry class have worked so hard this half term and have endured a bit of a COVID lashing.  We feel the children deserve a break and therefore we would like them to relax, refresh, restore and enjoy their half term.  For those that wish to do some work, please continue with 30 minutes of reading a day, Times Table Rock Stars and playing maths games, for example, BBC Bitesize.  We are still collecting 5p's so please do keep sending them in. A reminder that Monday 21st February is a staff training day so school reopens for the children on Tuesday 22nd February

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 
 

4 February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 4 February 2022

What we have been learning this week...

We marked the Chinese New Year with an assembly on 1st February, and talked about the many highly symbolic traditions associated with this very important event in the Chinese calendar. In Science, the children have been learning about solutions and working with partners to investigate materials which dissolve.  The children showed excellent collaboration in this practical session, and learned through close observation how the different materials behaved when mixed with water. In Geography, the class have been comparing and contrasting the landscapes, climates, vegetation and people’s lives between the United Kingdom and the Atacama Desert.  They also completed a quiz, testing their memories of where each of the SA 22 sovereign states are located.  In Maths, we have been learning a range of methods for short division and using them to solve a range of everyday word problems. In English, the children have been researching, planning, writing and delivering persuasive speeches on global issues.  They have shown great passion for their chosen topic and used a variety of persuasive techniques to engage their audiences! 

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

In Music this week, we explored interpretative dance experimenting with different dance styles in response to different pieces of music...

                               

                                                               

 We also enjoyed watching the entrants of the Public Speaking Competition - they all did a fantastic job!                                                                        

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Monica for showing excellent focus and concentration on her return to school.

Molly for her courage in delivering her speech at the Public Speaking Competition.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

 Alfie for his excellent impassioned delivery of his persuasive speech. Well done!

Avish for his neat and organised work in Spanish. 

What we will be learning next week...

In English next week, we will be putting our persuasive skills to good use by creating a short advert for a new product. In Spanish, we will be continuing to learn how to conjugate the verb 'estar' and developing our knowledge of vocabulary and in RE we will be continuing to exploring the religion of Hinduism.. 

NOTICES

Please do continue to support your child with their homework which is due on a Wednesday.  If homework is not bought back by Wednesday, it will need to be completed at homework club at lunchtime.  For the past two weeks,  EVERYONE in Cherry Class has given their homework in and on time! Well done!  We now have a bottle in place for the collection of 5p's for the BSA - let's do this Cherry Class and win a book token and the non-uniform day prize! Next Friday, we will be celebrating Shackleton House Day!

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

27 January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 28 January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

In Maths, we have begun our division topic and have looked at dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit.  We have used place value grids and part-whole models to calculate divisions with and without remainders.  In English, we have used our knowledge of persuasive devices and PEEL to write letters to Mrs Latham trying to....you guessed it, persuade her about various things that Cherry Class are passionate about! In Science, the children identified various items, the material they were made from, the properties of that material and why that material was a good choice.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Cherry Class enjoyed Geography this week where they learnt all about the 'Ring of Fire', tectonic plates and volcanic eruption.  They looked at the Geographical features of South America and where the 'Ring of Fire' is.  In Computing, the children are becoming experts in coding! Their learning point was to understand how an IF statement works.  They had a lot of fun using 'Lost' in 2Code to create a program using an IF statement and a timer.  IF you ask them, they would be delighted to show you their programme:-) 

                                     

                                                                           

     

                                                                      

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Cecilia  – For great and original ideas when writing her persuasive letter and for working really hard on her multiplication and division work in Maths!

Daisy – for always being conscientious and for her excellent contributions to our ‘Materials and their properties Science’ lesson.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Grace -  for always trying her best to ensure her work is neatly presented and putting a straight line through mistakes instead of scribbling.

Angelina  – for always trying her best to ensure her work is neatly presented and using a ruler at all times

What we will be learning next week...

In English, the children will be writing a persuasive speech and will be consolidating their proof-reading and editing skills.  In Maths, we will be dividing 3 digit numbers by 1 digit and looking at the short division method.  In PSHE, we will be exploring different jobs and their corresponding salaries.  They will be thinking deeply about which job contributes the most to society, which job they think deserves to earn the most and whether a salary means that we are successful?

NOTICES

Please do continue to support your child with their homework which is due on a Wednesday.  If homework is not bought back by Wednesday, it will need to be completed at homework club at lunchtime.  For the past two weeks,  EVERYONE in Cherry Class has given their homework in and on time! Well done!  We now have a bottle in place for the collection of 5p's for the BSA - let's do this Cherry Class and win a book token and the non-uniform day prize! We will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Tuesday and are looking forward to learning more!

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

14 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy 

Cherry Class - Year 5

Date: 14 January 2022

What we have been learning this week...

This week, in English, we have been continuing with our unit on persuasive writing and revising modal verbs and modality. In Maths, we have moved on to multiplying two-digit by two-digit numbers and have used our multiplication  skills to solve word problems. In Spanish, we revised the verb 'estar' and completed some speaking and listening exercises to test our knowledge. In PSHE, we discussed how money is essential in our lives to enable us to get the things we need as well as the things we want. We also discussed different jobs and salaries and whether these were fair.

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

This week, Cherry Class have enjoyed becoming more confident with their Maths work and are proud of their achievements! They have also enjoyed being able to locate, name and define the key features of the globe in Geography and completing self and peer assessment on their digital photography project in Art...

        

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

* Please ensure your child completes their weekly homework.

 

WINNERS OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our Values Award Winners this week:

Karl for his constant readiness to listen, always paying attention and being a great role model to other children on his table.

Monica for her consistent readiness to listen and being a great support to her classmates. 

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

 Alfie for a marked improvement in the presentation of his work using a handwriting pen and always using a ruler.

Ned for an amazing effort in the presentation of his work by using a ruler, a handwriting pen and remembering to start his writing from the margin.

What we will be learning next week...

Next week, we will be continuing with persuasive writing and learning all about the different devices we can use to make our writing convince and persuade others. In Maths, we will be looking at reasoning and using our multiplication skills to help answer some tricky questions. In PSHE, we will be thinking about dreams and the steps we would need to take to reach them! 

NOTICES

Homework books have been sent home today. These are due back on Wednesday. This will happen every week. Spellings are included in their homework books. This week, these are:  yacht, receive, sensibly, respectably, alter, altar, conscious, privilege, sincere. Please ensure your child completes the homework as it will really help them consolidate key skills and prepare them for Year 6.

  

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 7 January 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy  

Cherry Class

Year 5 

Date: 7 January 2022


  

What we have been learning this week...

It has been lovely getting to know each other this week and finding out about things we enjoy and things that help us with our learning. In English, we have talked about New Year's Resolutions and set ourselves some goals to achieve by Easter – we have been very impressed with the children’s ambitious ideas and the strategies they have  to meet them. In Maths, we have been learning about column method for multiplication - the children have been multiplying 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit. Presentation has been really excellent and they have shown real pride in their work.

How you can help...

* Please ensure your child is reading every day.

* Please ensure your child is secure with their times tables. Regular TT Rockstars practice will help.

* Please support your child by practising their spellings and encouraging them to use new vocabulary in their speech and writing. 

 Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 In RE we  have started learning about the Hindu religion. We looked at the different ways of eating a biscuit and how each method had the same end result! The Hindu religion focuses on Moksha, which means reunion with God and how there are many pathways but all have the same goal - Moksha!

We enjoyed writing our Easter goals for our class display...

Our beautiful Maths work!

What we will be learning next week...

In Computing, we will be looking at coding. In PSHE, we will be talking about dreams and goals. In Geography, we will starting our new unit all about South America. In English, we will be starting our new unit on Persuasive Writing. 

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Value Award Winners this week: 

Rhys for settling back in beautifully and working really hard in his learning.

Avish for excellent use of Maths vocab when explaining answers.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Lucy for laying out her maths work beautifully.

Eliza for beautifully neat and clear presentation of her school council speech. 

Notices

Hawking Day - Friday 14th January. Wear blue or dress as a famous scientist and bring in £1 donation!

Spelling words: bruise, language, incredibly, nuisance reliably, steel, steal, achieve, vegetable. Tests will be on Friday.

Please continue to practise times tables and read every day.

 

Email: mpetrou@bourn.cambs.sch.uk  vfrancis@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

 

 

Year 5 (Cherry) - Autumn Term 2021

 

Cherry Class Timetable 2021-22

 

Year 5 (Cherry)