Year 5 – lovely leaves!

Looking for something beautiful to brighten up a wall?

Look no further than our delicate, dynamic tropical leaves.

We have used pencil sketching skills, chalk pastel blending and colour mixing skills to produce these tropical treasures.

Who would have thought we only had white, black, yellow and blue pastels?

Hot tip: make room for our next project – space themed art showing off toning skills!


Year 5 – rapping with the stars

First day back was RAP day!

We kick started our Solar System unit of learning with a space rap.

Here we are learning the rap and performing in small groups.

Look out for our own compositions, which we hope will be performance ready for the learning outcome at the end of the unit.

Year 5 Cross Country

Some of our sporty Year 5 children travelled to a local competition this week to represent FJS in cross country. The children all did us proud; showing wonderful sportsmanship, resilience, motivation and they achieved some fantastic result.

Well done runners!

Year 5 – Home learning

Home learning projects come in all shapes and sizes – and in all flavours it would seem.

What a fabulous first hoard and thank you all for your creativity and effort.

Take a tour of our living learning trees, leaflets, PowerPoints, posters, booklets, Lego models, model landscapes and head dresses.

You can only taste the delicious cakes with your eyes, I’m afraid.


Year 5 Art

Amazing Amazon Art

We looked at artists who were famous for their tropical-themed landscapes. Then we tried to copy their composition.  After long investigations into colour mixing and making, pencil types and oil and chalk pastels, we tried sketching a monster leaf like the ones we saw in the Tropical House at Marwell Zoo.  I’m sure you’ll agree, we did a great job.

Year 5 Geography

When was the last time you tried to fit the world on a sheet of A4? We may be only nine and ten, but with Miguel’s motivation powering our learning, we can conquer the world in a Geography session.

We couldn’t help ourselves, this Geography business just fills us with curiosity and the questions and conversations were fabulously interesting. We found out what all those lines mean and why there are so many zeros!

We worked out that if we start with GB, Africa will be underneath, the Americas to the left and Asia and Oceana to the right. It was only when we tried to draw Europe that we saw how vast Russia is and it was a surprise to many of us that North America wasn’t just USA.

We look forward to more travels in our Atlases (new and updated last summer).

Year 5 French

Have you met our class friend Miguel? He represents the learning dimension MOTIVATION and we have been exercising plenty of it in Year 5.

Here is the French vocabulary we have been learning to link in with our Rainforest unit of learning. First we learned local forest animals (adding the colours we knew).  Then we learned some exotic tropical animals – who knew a sloth in French is ‘a lazy one’!

Some people had their own vocabulary to add (purple and raspberry) and we also learned the word for stripy which literally means ‘with rays’.

Miguel watched us proudly.

Year 5 writing

Sometimes it’s difficult to manage all the information you want to communicate in one sentence – that’s where () –  –  and ,  ,  come in handy!

Many of us needed a nod from Miguel when we were tackling this tricky grammar skill. The first surprise was that they all do the same job, in slightly different ways.

It took us some time to work out how to keep a main sentence intact but we got there in the end.

Year 5 Rugby

Another sunny afternoon and another fantastic rugby session with Mr Williams.

We built on our dodging and tagging skills from last week – this week we ran with the ball and passed.

Many of us thought we would run faster with the ball, then we realised it was heavier. Some fantastic one-on-one chasing.

Oh, and a super game of sheep and gates to get us warmed up.

Thank you Mr Williams!