Year 5/6

Community Christmas Cards 2018

As part of our PSHCE in year five and six, the children have been investigating the meaning of the word community and how belonging to a strong, united community impacts on the lives of people who live and work in the locality. Ours is a community primary school and the children were asked to think about our pupils, staff and visitors. They considered how each of these (as groups and as individuals) contribute towards creating our very special school community. The children were then asked to think about the wider locality and how the school fits into it. We decided that we have good links with our community but that if we improve these and commit to projects in the surrounding area, that we can improve both the happiness of the people and the environment in which we live and learn. This will make our community even stronger. Our first project was to make community Christmas cards which were delivered by the school council to businesses and services in our locality. The project was very successful and the people who received the cards were both surprised and pleased to be remembered by the children of our school.

Ukulele Town Hall Event

On Tuesday 20th November a group of year 5 and 6 pupils performed in Huddersfield Town Hall as part of the town's Contemporary Music Festival. The children left school at 12:30 and walked into town where they met with other young performers. Moldgreen joined two other primary schools to create the Ukulele ensemble. Rehearsals took place throughout the afternoon and the children worked with a large group of guitarists and a youth orchestra to practice their pieces.

At 5:30 the first of two concerts began and the children performed the ukulele segment of  two contemporary compositions of experimental music. In the second concert the children played and sang two ukulele pieces- Budapest and La Cucaracha. They then formed part of the choir and accompanied the orchestra as they played Reach for the Stars.

The children behaved beautifully- their good conduct, manners and patience were praised by a number of festival organisers and musicians.  They performed with great enthusiasm, paying great attention to the conductors in order to do their very best. The staff accompanying the children were exceptionally proud of the group and would like to thank them for their hard work and team spirit. We would like to extend warm thanks to the parents, carers and friends who supported the school by watching the concert and collecting the children afterwards. 

Connected learning - WW2

Anderson Shelters

In groups, the children worked to complete a mini Anderson shelter and garden to replicate 1940's gardens. They planned their projects and gathered materials to make it as authentic as they could. Good models Y5/6!

The children also had a go at making some WW2 recipes. The children made a raisin cake and some carrot cookies. They went down very well!

 

Science

Today we were lucky enough to have the Wonder Dome in school. All three Y5/6 classes were able to enjoy a session in the dome, learning about the Solar System, the Milky Way and constellations with an astronomer.

 

Maths

Year 5 have been using White Rose Maths techniques to work out place value problems.

Science

Earth and Space

The children worked out scale models of the planets and then used balloon to make the gas giants.

Lots of fun was had covering the balloons in layers of paper.

Year 5/6 in Action!

Please keep checking this page to see what we've been up to in Year 5/6 and some examples of our fantastic work...