Welcome to Year 5!
Year 5 DT work
Year 5 have been reading a non–fiction text called the London Eye mystery. This cross-curricular book has inspired us to create the London eye/Ferris wheel model for our DT topic. For this project, Year 5 pupils worked in small groups to develop and design their products. Children used a wide range of tools and equipment to perform their practical tasks. At the end of this project, the children evaluated their ideas and their final products against their original designs. This project gave Year 5 children the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. It has been a great opportunity for our GJA teachers to nurture creativity and innovation through design.At GJA, we are very proud of our cross-curricular learning. It is a great way to combine different subjects to deliver a curriculum that our children find engaging and enjoyable. It offers a way for GJA pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding and become motivated to learn through a series of interconnected topics.
Year 5 French Lesson
Year 5 have been learning how to describe different parts of the body in French.
They have used their creative skills to create monsters from descriptions and even designed their own monster!
Year 5 Teachers Letters to Pupils
Our Year 5 teachers have all written a letter to their class to enjoy reading whilst they are at home. We hope this helps our Year 5 pupils to feel connected and to know that their teachers are always thinking of them and following all of the wonderful work that they are completing at home. They will get to read all about what their teachers have been doing too! We would welcome our pupils to write back to their teacher. If they would like to do this then a parent can email their letter to their class teacher. Enjoy!
Year 5 Trip to the Mosque
Year 5 pupils recently visited the JMIC mosque as part of our RE curriculum and the study of Islam. The pupils were divided into different groups and completed various activities. They learned traditional Islamic dress, the Qur'an and tasted Islamic food. They learned that washing and prayer were integral part of the Islamic faith. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip and engaged in meaningful discussions. Well done Year 5!
Year 5 Rivers Display
Our Year 5 pupils now have an extensive knowledge or rivers. Alongside their teachers, they have created this amazing display in our corridor. It even has sound effects to really enhance their engagement and learning.
Well done Year 5!
Year 5 Christmas Performance
'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.'
Year 5 speakers recited this famous Christmas poem with passion and poise. In addition, our amazing singers warmed our hearts with a stellar performance with many popular Christmas songs. In particular, the soloists and the chorus in the finale left our staff and parents in tears and overwhelmed with emotion. Overall, Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their rehearsals and final shows.
Year 5 Visit from the Fire Brigade
On Friday, 6th December, Year 5 had a visit from the Slough Fire Service. The presentation was aimed to enhance pupils’
awareness of key safety issues and how to prevent fire incidents and promote safe living. Much to their delight, the children were shown how to use the powerful hose pipe and they even got to sit in the fire engine! The important job of the fire services were certainly highlighted when, mid
presentation, the firemen were called out on a real fire emergency and had to leave immediately.
Toscana Strings Performance
Year 5 were able to experience a performance and workshop from the award-winning,
professional string quintet 'Toscana Strings'. The string quintet are made up of five
professional musicians who play the violin, viola and cello. They performed the story of 'The Snowman' to Year 5 and made the experience practical and interactive.
This was an incredible moment for our pupils as they were captivated by the music and drawn into the world of classical music and how impressive it can be. Our pupils have been inspired by a mature, magical, professional concert.
Memories of this will last a life time. Well done for your participation Year 5.