Year 5CB: Blog items

BBC's Live Lesson!

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 7:20pm

Today, year 5 were fortunate enough to take part in BBC's Live Lesson, focussing on a growth mindset, and wellbeing.

We explored our own emotions, and how sometimes they can be difficult to express. Children looked at a variety of techiniques that allow them to understand what they are feeling and how to express this, for example, writing poetry. We also had the opportunity to explore a growth mindset, and how we can try to incorporate this in every day learning (remember, you can't do it yet!) . Finally, we were shown the mindfulness 'hand' breathing technique.

Who knew it was so easy to regulate your breathing through only using your hand?

I can confidently say, that we have been left with some fabulous new ideas of what to do when we're feeling overwhelmed.

If you want to learn more about the BBC live lesson, or watch it again at home, this is the link you need:

A Virtual Reality Trip to Space!

Date: 1st May 2019 @ 1:47pm

Today year 5 were fortunate enough to visit Space!

We all used virtual reality headsets to explore our Solar System, and learn amazing facts about the different planets around us.

It was very exciting! 

Raising money for Refugee Action!

Date: 4th Apr 2019 @ 9:51am

On Tuesday, we held an Art Exhibition to raise money for Refugee Action by selling framed prints of our Greek landscapes artwork, inspired by Nikolas Georgoudakis. As part of our study of Greece, we found out that many refugees go to Greece in order to find safety from their own countries where they may experience war or religious persecution. We watched some CBBC Newsround interviews with two boys who are refugees in Greece and found out a bit about their story. We thought it would be a brilliant idea to try and help refugees who are finding safety in Manchester by raising money for this charity.

We managed to raise a grand total of...

*** £231.12 ***

At the beginning of the Summer Term, we will have a representative from Refugee Action visit the school to meet the children and collect the donation.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support in helping us raise money for this brilliant charity.


Next week we are hosting an Art Exhibition!

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:45pm

Next week we are hosting an Art Exhibition!

This half term we have been finding out all about Greece, and part of that study involved us exploring how Greece has received many refugees who are unable to live in their own countires safely. We have also discussed how some people are seeking safety in the UK and, more sepcificailly, Manchester - we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for us to show our support and care to our community by giving a donation to Refugee Action, a charity which helps refugees build safe and hopeful lives in Manchester.

The children have suggested that they could raise money for Refugee Action by selling their amazing Greek landsacpe art work at the exhibition. We have framed prints of  their landscapes, and they look incredible. Our hope is that you would be willing to purchase your child's framed work for a small cost (suggested donation: £3-5). All proceeds will be given to Refugee Action.

The exhibition will be on Tuesday 2nd April straight after the KS2 Easter competition (which we expect to finish around 11.15am) in our classroom - we really hope you can make it and see the fabulous work your child has been doing this half term.

See you there!

Miss Brookes

This Term...

Date: 27th Mar 2019 @ 4:11pm

We are almost at the end of an exciting half term!

This term we have been studying Modern Greece. We began the topic by tasting a variety of Greek cuisine (we were all very surprised by how delicious the salmon was!). We then explored the geographical side of Greece, and sketched some Greek buildings.

In English we have been focussing on a Midsummer Nights Dream. We began the topic by using drama to act out the role of different characters. We eventually turned this into a magnificent selection of diary entries. We will end this topic by writing a sonnet or two (inspired by the 154 sonnets Shakespeare wrote), and have begun to plan this today.

In maths we have been focussing on fractions, decimals and percentages. This was a challenge for everyone to begin with, but we soon mastered the skill.

This week we are focussing on measurements, more specifically, converting measurements (both imperial and metric). 


Finally, in P.E we have been practising gymnastics. We have now mastered the headstand, and have been creating a sequence involving bridges, balances and rolls. 

Next week we will end the term by hosting an art exhibition. 

We hope to see you there!

Miss Brookes

Will it complete the circuit?

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:21pm

In science, we have been testing different materials to see whether they are conductors (let electricity flow through them) or insulators (don't let electricity flow through them).

Can you remember which of these materials were which?

Fraction Chatterboxes

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:17pm

We have been using chatterboxes to help us practice equivalent fractions and decimals.

Get some more practise in on this website:

Painting Tower Bridge

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 3:13pm

We have been exploring complementary colours to create paintings of Tower Bridge. Can you spot which pairs of colours we used?


The Daily Mile

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 11:45am

We are getting so much better at running the Daily Mile!
When we first started we struggled to keep going but now we are starting to push ourselves to run further and faster every week.



Investigating Materials!

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 11:42am

In science, we have been looking at different materials and their properties.  
Have a look at this table:

What objects can you find at home that are made out of these materials?

Bridges Launch!

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 4:52pm

We have been investigating bridges as part of our CC topic. 
For our lauch we were given this brief:

Which of our bridges do you think worked?

Multiplication Games

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 12:24pm

We have been practicing our multiplication skills in class. 
You can download some of our games below if you'd like to practice them at home!



Quarry Bank Mill

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 12:19pm

We had such a fantastic day at Quarry Bank Mill learning all about how children lived and worked in the Victorian Times.

Victorian Inventions

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 10:54am

We have been learning about all the different, amazing things that the Victorians invented. We learnt about morse code, trains and got to have our pictures taken with a Victorian camera!

Times Table Practice

Date: 12th Nov 2018 @ 10:39am

This year at Ravensbury we are thinking about developing our times tables. We will be practicing our tables in a variety of different ways. One of the ways we can practice is by using a range of online games and activities. 

Click on the links below to practice! All of the activities work on a laptop, some may not work on a tablet.

Hit the button

Mental Maths Train

Coconut multiples

Daily 10

Maths Fishing

Tommy’s Trek

Magical Maths Mission

Connect 4 Factors

Sum Sense

Number Fact Families

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