Welcome to Silver Birch's Class Page!
This week Beechwood have been looking out for different species of birds around school and counting them. We were really surprised how many we saw and the children really enjoyed finding out more on identifying birds from their colour to their bird calls.
This website shows you more about what we were learning - it's fascinating! http://archive.teachfind.com/ttv/www.teachers.tv/videos/british-birds.html
The final data will be sent to the RSPB. These are the birds that Silver Birch spotted around the Beechwood Primary School:
Blackbirds - 15
Black headed gulls - 13
Carrion crows - 5
Coal tit - 3
House sparrow - 2
Robin - 2
Song thrush - 1
Pied wagtail - 2
Total: 43 birds
Silver Birch is one of the 2 Year 5 classes at Beechwood Primary School. We have a total of 27 children in our class and Miss Glynn is our class teacher. Our fabulous teaching assistant is called Mrs Pinhey.
We will be updating our class page with work we are doing and things we are enjoying about being in Year 5. We hope you enjoy it!
We have been learning the story 'White Fang' through acting it out to help us remember it! We follow the Pie Corbett actions for Talk for Writing.
Tudor trip to Cotehele House
Year 5 Tudor Trial of Anne Boleyn
In science this term we have been learning about the properties of materials and conducted an experiment to find out whether certain materials were soluble or not. See the pictures below to see what we got up to!
In maths we learnt about measurement by placing numbers on a washing line and converting from g to kg.
We have been using washing lines in maths to help us with converting units of measurement
We were lucky enough to have parents come in to help with decorations morning. We made advent calendars and learnt sewing skills to create them. It was quite tricky but we were really pleased with the results.
Thank you for the parents who came in to help!
Year 5 have been rewarded for their hard work this term with a Christmas Party! Lots of food, games and dancing galore. Miss. Glynn was very impressed with their dancing skills...
We started off the new term with a Victorian Classroom in Year 5, to get a feel for what children would have felt like! It was a bit of a shock for some children, especially experiencing the range of interesting punishments such as the dunce hat and standing with your nose against a dot! We learnt a lot through the experience and are excited about learning more about our Victorian topic.
Sir John Hunt Singing Project
Year 5 have been lucky enough to have had a specialist music teacher come in to teach us a range of songs. We then performed them along with 4 other primary schools at a concert at Sir John Hunt and then another concert at Plymouth Pavilions at 'Musicality.'
The children enjoyed learning the songs such as 'Rolling in the Deep' and 'Counting Stars' and we were really impressed with both of their performances!
We had a maths fluency morning with parents to teach them the dice games we have been learning. We love playing them and they have been helping us with our maths fluency.
We have been learning about Victorian Chimney sweeps and even tried to fit up a chimney ourselves!
Science Fun! As you can see,we have been carrying out scientific enquiries in Year 5. In the photos we are carrying out an investigation into the absorbency of different materials.
When children have completed a book, they can log on to RENN reading and complete a quiz related to that book. Children are encouraged to do this at home as well as in school. They can use the link below.
Dojo Points at Beechwood
Beechwood Primary School use Dojo points to reward learning behaviours. Each week there is a focus on a specific learning behaviour which means you can earn double points! The more you collect, the better the prizes for all of your hard work. If you need a reminder of all learning behaviours, have a look below to see what teachers and teaching assistants are on the look out for:
Creativity: learners can look at things in different ways and find a range of ways to link ideas and concepts.
Curiosity: learners have a constant desire to find things out. They ask higher order questions in order to create their own understanding of the world around them.
Independence: learners are motivated to work independently when they know they have the resources and skills to achieve an outcome by themselves.
Reflection: learners use a range of tools to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses as a learner.
Resilience: learners like a challenge and are willing to give it a go.
Teamwork: learners can work together to achieve more.
SMSC and British Values
At Beechwood Primary School we promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We have talked about what these mean to us in Silver Birch and have created a display to show this in our classroom. Take a look below!
Mathletics and Spellodrome!
Silver Birch have been using mathletics and spellodrome to practise their maths and spelling skills using the class chrome books. They can also log in to practise as home using their individual log ins. So far this has been very popular with the children who are keen to beat their high scores!
You can access both the websites using the link below: