Our teacher is Mr Walker and our teaching assistant is Miss Garcia.
The cosmos is the sum total of everything — pretty big. It's hard to wrap your mind around the cosmos, as it extends far beyond the Milky Way, or far-off galaxies, or even our own universe.
Cosmos is originally a Greek word, meaning both "order" and "world," because the ancient Greeks thought that the world was perfectly harmonious and impeccably put in order. We now use cosmos without the idea of perfect order. Now it means, "all of creation," and particularly on the scale of the stars, the planets, the black holes, the other universes, and all the stuff we don't know about. It's also, totally separately, the name of a pretty, flowering Mexican herb.
Children will be taught English, Maths, Science, PE, PSHE, RE, French, Music, Art and Design Technology thoughout the year.
In Year 5 children will be learning about the following topics:
To celebrate World Book Day 2020, we are decorating our classroom door with one of our favourite books Street Child.
COSMOS creative costumes for World Book Day 📚
We have been learning lots of interesting facts and information about American astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman in space aboard the Shutter Challenger. Sally is remembered as a soft speaking physicist who wanted to inspire young people to consider careers in technical fields.
On Wednesday Upperby School was very lucky to have some special visitors from China to tell us all about the Chinese New Year. They showed us how they celebrate with tradition, dragons, and songs and we learned how important this event is to the people in China.
COSMOS getting busy and creative with our Christmas activities ✍🎅
COSMOS worked in groups to create posters highlighting the very important issue of plastic pollution. They looked at facts about plastic pollution, how long materials take to biodegrade and how we can reduce our plastic waste.
We would like to inform you that year 5 will be given the chance to go on a 3 night residential trip to Brathay Hall in Ambleside from Monday 4th May until Thursday 7th May 2020.
This exciting opportunity will allow children to develop independence and confidence, as well as the ability to recognise strengths and weaknesses in a constructive way. Children will stay Brathay Hall, a residencial centre which is designed to cater to residential groups. All food and travel will be included in the total cost of the trip. Please be reassured that the children will be closely supervised by experienced members of staff.
The total cost of this trip is £250, which can be paid online via scopay system. Please note that this has been subsidised by school. In order to secure a place we will require a £40 non-refundable deposit by Friday 22nd November 2019. If you receive Pupil Premium you may be able to apply for £50 discount.
The recommended payment schedule is as follows:
This residential trip is limited to 45 places and will be first come first served.
If you have any questions or have any issues, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of Year 5 staff who will be happy to help.
Today Key Stage 2 pupils had a Roadshow by BAE Systems and The Royal Air Force.
The presentation was both exciting and informative bringing Science and Engineering to life. Pupils got to see laser beams reflected and a Rubens tube demonstrating how fire can dance using sound waves.