Houghton Primary School

"Working hard to achieve our best"

Eagles (Y5)


  Eagles Class are our Year 5 group. They are taught by Mrs Culpin who is assisted by Mrs Lemons.

Please click here for information on the Year 5 Curriculum Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019

Friday 18th October

We had our final play leading session with Mrs David from Hunts SSP. We had designed our own games to be used with children.This was a culmination of all the skills we had been taught over the last 6 weeks. We showed how we could project our voices well, explain rules clearly, work together in teams and cooperate and demonstrate our listening skills. Great job Year 5. You'll be wonderful play leaders.DSC08869 340

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Friday 11th October

Congratulations to Raffy for becoming the first millionaire of the school year - 15 quizzes taken and so far the word count stands at 1,291,428.

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Over the last few weeks we have been developing our sketching skills. We have looked at faces and how to draw in proportion. We think we have done a brilliant job.

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Friday 4th October

Thank you to everyone for the donations for the Harvest assembly. We recited a poem called 'Autumn' with clear voices. Well done Eagles!

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Friday 27th September

We have been scientists this week.

On Wednesday Mr Jones, a scientist came to tell us all about DNA and genomes. There were lots of questions being asked - 'Do germs have DNA?', 'Can you see DNA?' , 'What is it made from?'

We had a go at making an origami DNA strand- really tricky! We then extracted DNA from a strawberry which was fascinating to do and then we made DNA bracelets.

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On Friday Mr Maclennan from St Peters School visited us to disect a lamb's heart. He was helped by some of his Sixth form students. We were able to see the inside of the heart; the chambers, the tendons and the different arteries through which the blood flows. We even got to see a pair of lungs and Mr Maclennan inflated them by blowing through a tube. This is certainly a science lesson Year 5 will not forget.

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Friday 20th September

We've been sporty this week and have been learning more about flag football; developing our throwing and catching and the different plays you can have.

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Our first sports morning led by Year 6 was really fun.

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Whilst our play leader work with Mrs David saw us trying to use our voices effectively rather than shout!

Friday 13th September

First full week back and we have been working hard. We have already written a Big Write based on the book 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo.

We have started our play leader training with Mrs David and had an introduction to flag football with Mr Johnson. In gymnastics we have been creating some paired compositions using balances and travelling.

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We have also been looking at Growth Mindset and how our brain develops and the ways in which we can tackle our learning using a growth not a fixed mindset.

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Our science this term is the circulatory system and we investigated where our heart and lungs are in our bodies in relation to the digestive system that was studied in year 4.

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Welcome back to school and welcome to year 5 everyone. It has been a great start to the term and the children have come back ready to work hard and already I can see they will make a fabulous year 5.

Please do not hesitate to speak to me if there is anything you are concerned about or I could help with and we can arrange a meeting if necessary. 

Please note our PE sessions this half term will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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