Leigh St Mary's Church of England Primary School

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Year 5 2018-19

Proof that cm3 equal mL

Is it really true that 1 cubic centimeter (1 cm3) is the same amount of volume as 1 mL? Let's put it to the test!

Our character descriptions of Medusa, the Gorgon...

A maths vocbaulary race this morning. Could you think of a mathematical word to do with time for each letter of the alphabet?

What a day we had with Crucial Crew at Wigan Life Centre. We travelled on the bus, fullfilling our pledge to, 'Be the solution to the pollution' by using public transport. We took part in five different workshops, which included: recycling, air pollution, safety online with the police, road safety awareness and how to put people in the recovery position with a team of nurses. The children made us so proud with their behaviour, contributions and enthusiasm for the day. We even went home with a goody-bag each! :)

Our self portraits...

Creating our own printing blocks and experimenting with patterns and paint.

Starting our self portraits...

Our Frida Kahlo art week has begun! After hearing about Kahlo's life, we looked at some her most famous paintings. She painted many self portraits. Today, we started to sketch our own faces in preparation for our very own self portrait.

Our author day was so much fun! Using the Harry Potter stories, written by J.K Rowling, we planned a fun day of potion making, illustrating and wand making! Mischief managed!

Art this afternoon...creating pieces inspired by Henry Rousseau's rainforest artwork. Stage one today, we used water colours to create a background and began to sketch the outline of our flora and fauna. Stay posted for the finished products.

We had a wonderful trip to Liverpool World Museum on Wednesday. We took part in the Ancient Egyptian workshop and visited all of the exciting exhibitions.

Investigating types of forests and learning about the layers of the tropical rainforest, The Amazon. βœπŸΎπŸΈπŸ΅πŸ•·πŸ πŸπŸœπŸ›πŸπŸŠπŸƒπŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸŒ΄πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸƒπŸŒΎπŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸŒŽπŸ’š

Amazons Invisible Flying Rivers

We were introduced to our amazing topic 'Amazon Adventure' this afternoon. Here is a video explaining how important the Amazon Basin is to the world and shows off the beauty of the rainforest.

We were listening and appraising today. Our focus was Linked to our topic and South America. We listened to various jazz compositions from different decades and identified the instruments being played, the tempo and structure of each piece.

Listening to Desafinado and trying to figure out which instruments are part of the composition. What can you hear? πŸŽ·πŸŽ»πŸŽΈπŸŽ§πŸŽ€πŸŽΉπŸŽΊπŸŽΌπŸŒŽπŸ‘‚πŸΌ

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Desafinado Jazz Samba (Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd)

What instruments can you hear?
What is the structure of the piece?


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'Melanie' the mummy paid a visit to Year Five today. We enjoyed our Egyptian day making bookmarks with hieroglyphics, embalming and wrapping our ' mummies' πŸ˜†πŸ˜ŽπŸ€•πŸ˜ΊπŸ‘€πŸ«πŸ‰πŸ…πŸœπŸ’›

Our Mother's Day afternoon was so lovely with all Year Four and Five singing their hearts out! πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸŒΉπŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

World book day was so much fun πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€πŸ²πŸ‰βœπŸΎπŸ€“πŸ“„πŸ“–

We had a great morning today. Paul Keaveny, a journalist from the BBC, cam to talk to us about his job and we had lots of questions to ask him. We learned about shorthand, rules of journalism and wrote questions for the curious kids' section of the website The conversation.

Love Doreen day! A visit from Margaret and Shiela and a disco! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

Safer Internet Day was a success! We enjoyed taking part in the quizzes and designing posters to promote staying safe online. We talked about consent, its meaning and the importance of protecting ourselves online.

As part of children's mental health week, we had an assembly and a workshop with the NSPCC. We learned a lot about how the NSPCC helps children. Speak out. stay safe.

Building snowmen and igloos. Lots of teamwork and lots of fun. Work hard, play hard and try not to fall over πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚πŸŒ¨β„οΈπŸ‘πŸΌ

SNOW! Just suffered the wrath of a snow ball from Mrs Johnson! Wrap up warm guys- it's going to be a fun day!

Science was great fun this afternoon (even if the classroom smelled of vinegar all evening). We were investigating irreversible changes and used a liquid ( vinegar ) and a solid ( bicarbonate of soda) to create a gas. When the two were put together, a chemical reaction occurred and the fizzy substance created a gas, which filled the balloon.

Vivacious vibes danced in the Christmas parade on Sunday! They were fantastic and helped to make Leigh feel very festive!

We've been in our own clothes, pyjamas and spotty things, all in aid of Children in Need! Look how much we raised!

Today we've been using the iPads and laptops to research animals on the WWF website. We've been looking at animals that are endangered, vulnerable and threatened. Next week we will be working toward writing a report about our chosen animal.

The children took over in maths today!

Such wonderful writing for our nature documentaries!

We talked about the Good Samaritan today in class worship.

Anti-bulling week has begun! We wore our odd socks and spent the day talking about respect. We wrote secret messages of kindness as a surprise for each other.

Sadie Melling, who represented England in the Invictus games, came to visit us this week. She was really inspirational and had some wonderful stories of her time in Austrailia.

The Ugandan choir made our Tuesday very cheerful!

Our visit to the church exhibition was very interesting and taught us a lot about those who caught in World War I.

Dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using straws to help our understanding

Today, in history, we learned about what was found at Sutton Hoo. Ask the children about the artefacts we examined and why we went into the playground with 89 rulers.

These were the questions we answered about the artefacts found at Sutton Hoo.


  • What do you think the object was?
  • What do you think it was used for?  
  • What materials do you think it was made from?  
  • How large do you think the item is?


Encourage your families to have a go and look for other artefacts on the British Museum website. 


Cleo's battle cry

Ruby's persuasive battle

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Here are few snaps from our battle cries. We really got into character and loved using the green screen.

Today, Year Five have worked collaboratively to write their persuasive speeches for their battle cries. Tomorrow, they will be challenged to 'Show what they know' and write independently. Judging by today's ideas and quality of writing they will have some fantastic speeches ready to record at the end of the week.

We're settling into Year Five maths very nicely with some place value work.