Welcome to Year 5
The Year 5 team leader and class teacher in 5B is Miss Bunce. Miss Americanos is the class teacher in 5A and Miss Romanay in 5R.
English and Maths are taught in ability sets across the school. Our fourth teacher in Year 5 is Mr Knight, our Deputy Head, who teaches his Maths group and his English group in Year 5 every day.
This Year 5 page will feature general Year 5 news etc and also classroom displays and pupils' work in English and Maths. The most recent posts to this page will be at the top. Occasionally a whole web page will be used to report an event - see the "Related Pages" side bar to the left.
To see class based work you can use the class links in the Pupil drop down menu.
To see class based work and photos from last year, you can go to the Archived Pages side bar menu to the left or you can use these links:
Class 5B 2011-2012 Class 5S 2011-2012 Class 5W 2011-2012
You can find some useful documents at left, including the Autumn term timetables for each class and follow the curriculum link to see what we are up to this term. Other useful documents can be found HERE.
Year 5 News and Events etc
All schools Year 5 Football Tournament - Tuesday 30th April
Courthouse Year 5 played brilliantly and made it all the way to the final. The score was 0-0 after extra time and Furze Platt won the tournament after a nail biting penalty shoot out.
Well done Year 5 Football team!
See report and all the photos in an album at the bottom of the Sports at Courthouse page.
Miss Romanay's English group have a debate (April 19th)
Details to follow.
See the photo album at the bottom of the page for more photos.
Safe Cycling training - week beginning 18th March
Below - A cycling group heading out to the roads to resume training after a short break
Report from one of the participants coming soon.
See the photo album at the bottom of the page for a few more photos.
Comic Relief - 15th March - TALENT SHOW
In the fortnight before the Talent Show, each year group held auditions to view all their acts in order to choose a balanced selection of their best talent to perform in the Talent Show on Red Nose Day. Six acts from Year 5 were chosen and below you can see a photo of each performance.
The act voted by the judges to be the winner in year 5 was "Lord of the Dance" played by Luke H, Ben O, Florence R and Reuben. (See the first picture on the top row above. Reuben is playing the piano and so unfortunately can't be seen!)
Please see the Whole School Events page (in the Pupil drop down menu) for the report of our Comic Relief day and to see all of the photos from the Talent Show which are in a photo album at the bottom of that page.
All the acts were also videoed. These will not be available on the website but we hope to make them available for viewing at our school Open Day in July.
Role Play - Toad's Trial - Wed 6th and Friday 8th March
On Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th March half of Year 5 went to Henley River and Rowing Museum while the other half of Year 5 stayed in school for a Wind in the Willows themed day.
We listened to a Wind in The Willows story and then each painted a mask from a choice of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad.
We were divided into groups to plan our Courtroom Role play and then the Toads were put on trial for a driving offence.
In the afternoon we wrote a letter from Ratty to Toad who was in jail.
Please see the photo album at the bottom of the page for photos of the role play on Friday (5A and half of 5R).
Visit to Henley River and Rowing Museum - Wed 6th and Friday 8th March
As part of our Rivers topic this term, all of year 5 visited this the River and Rowing Museum in Henley in two separate trips: 5A and half of 5R went on Wednesday 6th March (see photo above) and 5B and the other half of 5R went on Friday 8th March (see photo below). The Wednesday trip were lucky to have a dry day. Unfortunately it rained a lot before and on the Friday.
There were three main actiivities, each taking about an hour:
* a guided walk along the river Thames to the lock and back. The photo to the left shows the plaques on the lock keeper's cottage that indicate the flood levels in 1894, 1947 and 2003 compared to the level of the river on Wednesday.
* a session in the Science room doing experiments to learn about rivers, flood plains, erosion, permeable and impermeable layers, transportation, deposition etc
* exploring the three galleries dedicated to Rowing, Rivers and the history of Henley on Thames.
The photos from both trips are now available in albums at the bottom of this page.
'Mathamagicians' Challenge (Y5/Y6) at Holiday Inn - Monday 4th March
Please see the report and all the photos on the Pupils/Whole School Events page.
Visit from Peter Gibbs - 13th February
We were very lucky to be able to welcome Peter Gibbs to Courthouse on Wednesday morning. Year Five have been studying Weather and Climate in Topic lessons and we'd like to thank Mr Gibbs for a very interesting and informative presentation.
Here is a report by Ethan L (5B) and Ben (5B) and a few more photos.
WEATHER REPORTER’S VISIT
Hello, and welcome to the Courthouse website. Here we are telling you about Peter’s visit. He works for the BBC International weather reports. The first thing he did when we walked in was introduce himself. Next he did a slide show telling us about all the weather gear he uses and all the types of clouds. There were lots of types of clouds such as Cumulus clouds, Cumulonimbus clouds, Altocumulus clouds which Benjamin guessed and got it right.
He then asked if he could have two adults and one child (Emily, Mr. Knight and Miss. Americanos.) He then said how to make your own report. Peter said that Mr. Knight lives in Newbury, Miss Americanos lives in Reading and Emily lives in Maidenhead. (Emily does live in Maidenhead.) He then said it was raining in Newbury and Mr Knight had put it up on Face book. Miss Americanos then went to do her shopping but it was raining an hour after Mr. Knight posted it so she went inside and put it was raining on Face book. But Emily was still on Face book so she looked at Mr. Knight’s and Miss. Americanos’ page and she was clever about it. So then when she went out to do her shopping she took an umbrella. Each time it rained Peter used water in a spray bottle to demonstrate the rain.
Thankyou for reading this we hope you enjoy!!
By Ethan L and Ben 5B
Snow flurry - returning from lessons in terrapin (11th Feb)
Brief moments of fun in the snow whilst returning from lessons in the terrapin to the main school building,
Please see the album at the bottom of the page for all the photos.
Christmas Party - Years 5 and 6 - 19th Dec
Lots of fun was had by all.
All photos from the Year 5/Year 6 party are available to view in the Photo Album at the bottom of the Whole School Events page.
Year 5 Tudor Day - 14th Dec
On Friday 14th December, all of Year 5 participated in a Tudor Day in school. To see a full page report of our fun day together with five albums of photos, please visit the Year 5 Tudor Day page which you can get to by using the link in the Related Pages side bar to the left.
Miss Bunce's English group - follow, improve and write instructions
Inventing a game and writing the instructions to show how to play the game (18th Dec)
Firstly we played some card games that we had never played before by following instructions. We discussed the instructions and how they could be improved.
Next, with a partner, we designed our own game roughly based on Snakes and Ladders but with a Tudor theme.
Then we made the game and wrote detailed instuctons on how to play the game.
Finally, we played our own game and some of the other games by carefully following the instructions.
Please see the Related Documents side bar on the left to view a pdf file containing a readable view of two of the games.
To see more photos please view the album at the bottom of this page.
Following and improving instructions for making Witch's fingers (29 Nov)
Sticking the finger nails onto the baked Witch finger biscuits.
To see more photos please view the album at the bottom of this page.
Visit to Hampton Court Palace Tuesday 27th November
On Tuesday 27th November the whole of Year 5 visited Hampton Court Palace. Each class enjoyed a booked kitchen tour and spent the rest of the time exploring the palace in groups.
To view all the photos and more details of the trip please go to each class page ie 5A, 5B and 5R.
Miss Romanay's Maths group - measuring - 15 Nov
In Maths we were measuring around the classroom.
We looked at the length of different objects including the classroom door! We measured in centimetres and metres.
We then measured the weight of pasta, rice and stones .We used scales to measure these in kilograms and grams.
Finally Miss Romanay was very thirsty and asked us to make her some orange juice! We then had to measure the capacity of the water and orange. We measured the amount of liquid in millilitres.
by Zac 5R
Please see the album at the bottom of the page for more photos.
Miss Romanay's Maths group - 2d and 3d shapes
Miss Romanay's maths group's Polygon playgrounds
to see our work in more detail please see the photo album at the bottom of the page.
In Miss Romanay’s maths group we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes.
We know what a polygon is!
We made a polygon playground using 2D shapes.
I have used triangles, squares, rectangles, a hexagon and a pentagon.
Do you like our playgrounds?
We also made 3D shapes using nets.
Can you name these shapes? By Caitlin C.
MACBETH Performances 25th Oct
Each of the four English groups prepared a performance based on Macbeth which they performed for their parents/carers on Thursday 25/10/12.
Miss Bunce's English group wrote rhyming spells for the witches in Macbeth. To see their spells please go to 'Related Documents' in the side bar on the left where you will find a pdf document containing all the spells together with photos of the authors reading them.
Miss Romanay's group wrote Macbeth raps in small groups. The raps, together with photos of each rap performance, can be found in a pdf file in 'Related Documents' in the side bar on the left.
Miss Americanos' group performed a scene from Macbeth, firstly in the original language and secondly as a modern version based in a hotel.
Mr Knight's group performed scenes from Macbeth in the original language.
For photos of all the performances please view the photo albums at the bottom of the page.
YEAR 5 PHOTO ALBUMS
Photo albums will appear here gradually as the year progresses.
Just click on an album to open the album then click on any photo icon to view a larger version of the photo and to scroll through the album.