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  • Victorians in Year 5

    Published 22/04/23, by Andy Mari

    What a great start to the Summer Term! Year 5 began learning about their new topic, The Vile Victorians, where they explored Queen Victoria and created a fact file all about her. Ask your child, “What do you know about Queen Victoria?”

    Additionally, Year 5 have started a new unit in maths, which is all about angles, and are becoming experts at naming and measuring them (using a protractor). In Literacy, they have become immersed in a narrative called ‘I believe in Unicorns’, by Michael Morpurgo, and have been writing from Tomas’ perspective. 

    Year 5 were also in awe of the inspirational speaker that they had, called Bart Gee, who carried out a workshop with them, so they could experience the challenge of everyday activities with a disability. 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 24/03/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have had a practical week of learning this week, exploring the 'mean' of a set of data using PE equipment and building bridges with parents out of spaghetti! The  children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring different ways to learn and are ready to apply their skills into further lessons on their learning journey. At Roebuck Academy, we are investigators!

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  • A busy week in Year 5

    Published 10/03/23, by Andy Mari

    n maths, Year 5 have been using their understanding of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 to assist them with converting measurements. Additionally, they have worked hard to plan and write their own narrative sequel, in English, for a story called Computer Dad. Year 5 have also been continuing to explore North America, where they have established the names of the countries within it along with facts about their capital cities. Ask your child, “Can you name me a county in North America and its capital city?” 

    Furthermore, they also became scientists and investigated the all-important question of “Which biscuit brand makes the best dunker?”. During this investigation, the children compared various qualities of each biscuit before formulating an opinion of what will make the most ideal dunker. They then carried out a fair test to make their final conclusion. Which biscuit brand is your favourite dunker? 

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  • Lacrosse in Year 5

    Published 25/02/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have made a positive start to Spring 2, jumping straight in with decimal numbers. They were tasked with creating a range of numbers using dienes blocks, even making their own animals and working out the value of each one!

    Year 5 have also been studying an exciting new PE unit this half term - Lacrosse! The children were given a taster session by Katie, a GB player, before completing their first PE lesson this week. At Roebuck Academy, we are athletes!

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  • Latest News in Year 5.

    Published 12/02/23, by Andy Mari

    In Year 5, we have been learning about our solar system and this week had the opportunity to visit Airbus. We had a fantastic time learning all about how they pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world and were in awe at some of their innovative triumphs, within space exploration! Additionally, we enjoyed the range of activities that we participated in there.

    Furthermore, we have been persevering with our sketching skills and wow has it paid off... check out the pictures of our tigers!  

    At Roebuck Academy, we are scientists and artists!

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 28/01/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have been working hard on percentages of amounts in Maths this half term. They have begun drawing bar models to support their understanding and have even learnt a song that Mrs Norman taught them! Mr Downie also made a creative 'spinners' lesson, where the children were given the opportunity to generate their own word problems to solve. One child had to work out 45% of 1200 footballs! Wow! At Roebuck Academy, we are Mathematicians!


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  • Vikings in Year 5

    Published 15/01/23, by Andy Mari

    Wow - what a magnificent start to the Spring Term in Year 5! I only have a few lines to cram in all the wonderful learning we have achieved so far. We started off our Viking topic with some cooking, making Viking Stew (known as 'Krause') and Viking bread. They all performed wonderfully well and created some tasty food! Mr Alden gave it a five-star rating! Whilst one class were cooking, the other class were trying to sell cars to each other as part of our 'Experience Day' for Literacy. Mr Downie's car got sold for £1.5 million, so he is skipping happily to the bank on Monday! 

    PE and Music have been going really well, as we have been restarting our Cornets learning, as well as starting a new topic of Gymnastics. We have even explored using apparatus and the wall bars! The adults in Year 5 have been really pleased with the start the children have we have to keep it up!

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  • What a thaw-some term! ​​​​​​​

    Published 17/12/22, by Andy Mari

    We finished our topic all about the water cycle, where we created our own models to demonstrate the continuous recycling process of the water on Earth. We then used our findings to write our own explanation texts, in English. Did you know that there is the same amount of water on Earth now as there was when it was first created?  

    In DT, we explored a range of greeting cards before designing and creating our own electrical version using a circuit. Ask your child, “What components are required to make a circuit?” 

    In maths, we completed the first part of our fractions unit and have worked hard to understand how to add and subtract improper, mixed-number and unlike fractions.  

    We also had a snow-tastic time making snow angels and snowmen outside on the field. 

    Well done for a fantastic first term in Year 5! 

    Merry Christmas. 

    Mrs Norman and Mr Downie 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 03/12/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have been busy in the classroom once again, trying their hand at Cornets with Mr Robinson! The children have mastered the first few notes and are playing along to a backing track. Also, Year 5 have been using manipulatives in Maths to explore the link between fraction and division. They're now exploring how this can represent decimal numbers. Oh, and we can't forget the Year 5 teachers deciding to show a practical demonstration of the digestive system using tights, banana, orange juice and cream crackers! Check out the expressions in Juniper!

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 19/11/22, by Andy Mari

    In Year 5, we have continued to work incredibly hard in classrooms. The children have been tackling some tricky fractions work, involving adding and subtracting unlike fractions using conversions and simplifying. Literacy has been going well too, using the book 'Gorilla' to plan and write our own versions of the popular Anthony Browne story. 

    Our music lessons have kicked off in earnest, welcoming a specialist music teacher into school to teach the children how to play some musical instruments. The PE journey has also continued, learning a range of skills in Badminton to try and outwit an opponent in game situations.

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 22/10/22, by Andy Mari

    In Year 5, we have been using our place value knowledge to multiply and divide by tens, hundreds and thousands. In Literacy, we finished writing our Black History biographies about Walter Tull and have been rehearsing, in groups, a poem called 'Boneyard Rap', ready to perform it. We also concluded our topic about the Anglo-Saxons and used our learning to create a timeline all about the era. 

    In addition to this, we have completed a whole half-term of Handball (celebrating with a mini tournament at the end), and even built our own Parachutes in science to test air resistance and gravity!

    What a wonderful half-term we've had in Year 5. Well done!

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  • Anglo Saxons in Year 5

    Published 07/10/22, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have had a smashing time learning all about the Anglo-Saxons during their workshop. They played a game called Merels, explored artefacts, marched like warriors and battled it out spear fighting!

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