Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR
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Welcome to The Sensational Sea Turtles page! We are a Year 5 class, also known as Class 11. Miss Taylor is our class teacher teacher and Mrs Wright supports us in our learning too! Please find below useful links to support learning at home, information about our fantastic learning and examples of our outstanding work.
Monday - spelling test and new spellings given out.
Wednesday - Maths Homework
Friday - Reading homework. Your child has been given a special blue reading folder where they can log all the reading they do. Your child is expected to do 5 ten minute reads a week.
In the Sensational Sea Turtles class we have decided to introduce a homework reward. For each piece of homework returned, your child places their name into a box. At the end of each term, one name will be drawn and that child will receive a prize.
Maths: Capacity Investigation
To kick start our new topic, our teachers surprised us with a 'Greek Day'. We took part in various activities during the day and gained lots of valuable information ready for a new term of learning.
Today we took part in a Judo lesson for Sports Relief.
As you can see from the photographs we had an amazing time learning new skills.
Continuing with our learning about Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to Antarctica, we role-played as a member of his crew and freeze framed a significant moment. As we got into character, we wrote down what our crew members would be thinking, feeling and saying as they searched frantically for South Georgia on board the lifeboat.
Here are our freeze-frames.
What an amazing surprise we had this morning!
A book camp appeared in our hall and it was amazing. We couldn't wait to explore and get reading. Here are photographs of us in action.
We want it to stay forever!
Investigating Properties of Materials
This afternoon we dramatised the Endurance using our bodies and voices.
We studied the parts of the Endurance and created the shapes ourselves. Some of us added sound effects of the crew, dogs and weather.
This gave us inspiration for our writing. It helped us to visualise what it would have been like in those treacherous Antarctic conditions when the men had to abandon the Endurance.
Here are photographs of us in action.
As part of our learning about Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica, we have each taken on the role of one of his crew members. Each crew member having a specific job role.
This week, we have made clay models to represent good luck charms or items these crew members would have taken with them on board the Endeavour. We used clay tools to shape the clay and then left them to air dry.
Can you explain to an adult what your model represents and the crew member you made it for?
Thank you to those who have made models, drawn pictures or written poems and facts.
Take a look at our fantastic homework.
They really make our Antarctic classroom come to life!
Thank you to all the children and parents who came to the evening performance of Ebenezer: A Christmas Carol.
Well done to all the Year 5 children who acted, sung, made props or were stagehands on the night.
It was a magnificent performance!
Good luck to Class 11 for their Christmas performance of Ebenezer this afternoon and Thursday evening.
As they say in the world of show business... Break a leg!
Congratulations to Jorja, Khia and Ewan who went along to the Enterprise Finals today at Tankersley Manor.
They presented (in the style of dragon's Den) their musical feature design to a panel of judges at the 'Louder than Life' competition.
Miss Taylor said they were amazing and represented our school fantastically.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Father David who came in to see us today.
He came to talk to us about Christian celebrations at Christmas and we asked him this very important question:
What are your inspirations for your Christmas sermons?
Can you tell your adults at home what Father David told us? What are his inspirations for the Christingle and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve?
This week we have been carrying out science investigations using circuit equipment.
We investigated how various components are affected when different variables are changed.
Here are photographs of us during the investigations.
Today we got 'Spotty' for Children In Need.
Thank you to all the children and parents who gave so generously for the Children In Need charity.
Click the link below to visit the Children In Need website to see who will benefit from your donations.
Today we remembered all the service men and women who sadly lost their lives in war.
We began our day by making poppies for a wreath which was taken to Father David's church for the Remembrance Sunday Service.
At 11 o'clock there was a two minute silence where we paid our respects to all who gave their lives fighting for our country.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Today we celebrated Father David's 60th Birthday and the grand opening of the new school building.
What a wonderful day we all had with the cutting of the ribbon, buffet lunch and celebration assembly.
We wrote Father David birthday poems and letters and turned them into a huge birthday card.
Happy Birthday Father David!
Ten lucky children from Year 5 were selected to spend the morning with Mrs Young down at Carlton Marsh.
The children investigated the natural habitats around the marsh, carried out a spot of bird watching and made pine cone bird feeders.
Jake, Sienna, Kainan, Lacey and Jayden had a wonderful time and were a credit to our school.
This week has been DT week and Class 11 have made models of a mine shaft.
In pairs, the children used wood, saws and glue guns to make a frame for a pulley system which resembles the mechanisms of a mine shaft.
It was hard work but lots of fun!
Today we had some very special visitors in school.
We learnt about several birds of prey and watched them perform clever tricks.
It was such an enjoyable morning learning about these incredible birds.
Enterprise Day 2017
The rain didn't dampen our spirits as we competed in sporting challenges at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium this afternoon.
Years 5 and 6 competed in obstacle, skipping, sprinting, long distance and relay races.
Our class have voted and decided on their new class representatives.
Jorja Sykes and Eddie Brailsford
Eco - Ambassador:
Year 5 were set a homework project to complete over the summer holidays. The project allowed them to research our topic - Mining Heritage. I was over whelmed by the amazing effort put into these projects.