Year Group Blog

2019/20

Online Learning w/c 13.07.2020

Welcome to the final week of the UCPSpace Project! We hope you have enjoyed the activities of the past two weeks. Now that you’ve found a fuel source, this week you’re ready to re-launch your rockets to find and rescue your new teachers, ready for September! Will you be successful in your mission? Be sure … Continued

Online Learning w/c 06.07.2020

Welcome to week 2 of the UCPSpace Project! We hope you enjoyed the launch of our new learning projects last week. This week, the anticipation is building as you experience a challenging twist to the project which will see you rescuing your new teacher from a far away planet…! Be sure to access the YouTube … Continued

Online Learning w/c 29.06.2020

And we have lift-off! This week, the University of Cambridge Primary School is embarking on a three week project that will culminate in the children meeting their new class teacher at the final Virtual Family Friday on 17th July. The UCPSpace Project draws on pupils’ English and creative thinking skills as they journey through space … Continued

Online Learning w/c 22.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and a further reading for pleasure video on Friday. All other video lessons will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available on … Continued

Online Learning w/c 15.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and a further reading for pleasure video on Friday. All other video lessons will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available on … Continued

Online Learning w/c 08.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and further reading for pleasure videos on Wednesday and Friday. All other video lessons will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available … Continued

Online Learning w/c 01.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and further reading for pleasure videos on Wednesday and Friday. All other video lessons will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available … Continued

Online Learning w/c 18.05.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursday and Friday. Last week we introduced the “Unlock Challenge”, a set of challenges tailored to each yeargroup that focuses on achievable curriculum skills to focus on before we return to school. Please note that the Unlock Challenge is … Continued

Online Learning w/c 11.05.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursday and Friday. This week we are also introducing the “Unlock Challenge”, a set of challenges tailored to each yeargroup that focuses on achievable curriculum skills to focus on before we return to school. Please note that the Unlock … Continued

Online Learning 04.05.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursdays and Fridays. Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online.   Maths Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing: Corbett Maths is where … Continued

Online Learning w/c 27.04.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by Topic videos on Thursdays and Fridays. Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online.   Maths Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing: Corbett Maths is where … Continued

Online Learning w/c 20.04.2020

Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online. Welcome back, we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Easter break! From today, we will be issuing daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by other curriculum videos on Thursdays and Fridays. Our new topic for this half-term is ‘Impossible is Nothing’. The … Continued

Online Learning w/c 30.03.2020

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding as we navigate these unique times. Online learning will return on Monday 20th April 2020 with a new blog post and new video links. In the meantime, the year 5 team wishes you all a fun and happy holiday. You will have received via WisePay an … Continued

Online Learning w/c 23.03.2020

Good day, pupils and parents of Fuji, and welcome to the first installment of your online learning blog! This blog will be updated daily with resources, worksheets and activities to support your learning in English, Maths, Guided Reading and Topic for this week. In addition, there will also be links to videos that support English … Continued

Five out of four people have trouble with fractions…

A letter from Dr. Biddulph to the children of UCPS. Following our immersive and interesting STEM week, year 5 wrote a recount about everything they did during the week in English. Our grammar focus was cohesive devices, to help the paragraphs connect to each other. The term ‘cohesive devices’ refers to the conjunctions, conjunctions (also known … Continued

STEM Week!

Please find here information on how you children can use smartphones safety. The whole school took part in an immersive and outdoor focused STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) week this week; learning through a variety activities to promote and encourage the learning of STEM subjects. Year 5 have been recording their learning journey in scrapbooks, … Continued

“Police? I have an incident to report…”

Please find here a guide to being safe online, for you and your children to read together. We had an exciting visitor to start our week; welcoming on Monday Mrs Das and a NAO robot from the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. We learned about the history of humanoids, as well as their place … Continued

Humanoids

We embarked on a two-week writing cycle this week in English, focusing on the video of the Girl and the Robot, with the end goal being an official UCPS Police Report of the disturbance reported in an underground cellar, where a particular invention was being worked on… The first step, was the interview the witness … Continued

Book Week

This week, we immersed ourselves in the world of character! Our inspiration was the book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers and we focused on one character from it, chosen by us as a class beforehand. We partnered up with Swifts class (year 2) for the week and, together, got to know our characters and … Continued

Origin of Species – a review

Please find here a guide to the app TikTok, of which we have become aware that some children in year 5 have their own accounts for. TikTok is an app for children aged 13+. We brought our learning together this week as we created a scientific poster of the topic; looking at evolution, natural selection, … Continued

Jemmy Button

Our text focus this week was Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman, Valerio Vidali and Alix Barzelay. Inspired by the life of Jemmy Button – a native of Tierra del Fuego who was brought to England in the mid-1800s to be “educated” and “civilized” by Captain Robert FitzRoy – this book illustrates Jemmy’s experience in England … Continued

Evolution vs Creationism

We looked at how to multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000 this week in maths, moving forwards and backwards over the decimal. We used a place value chart and learned a trick to remember the number of spaces we need to move the numbers on the chart… Move the digits by how many zeros … Continued

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was our focus in English, and we started the week by exploring advantageous inherited traits and tried our hand at cross-breeding dogs to create new adapted species. We went on to research Darwin’s life and wrote a biography about him, also using our Darwin-themed text in Guided Reading to support our learning. Our … Continued

Evolution of the peppered moth

Welcome back to a new year and a new term! It’s been an exciting and engaging week in year 5, with lots of new topic information and vocabulary to eat up; a new timetable and lots of active learning! English paved the way for our topic with the book Moth by Isabel Thomas and Daniel … Continued

What a disaster!

Year 5 embarked on a two-week writing cycle this week. The goal? An adventure story of natural disaster proportions! We began our week by developing a character for our story – name, physical features and internal characteristics. After deciding on and getting to know our character, we decided the setting of our story. Finally, we were … Continued

Reporting live from UCPS…

We’ve had a pleasant week here in Fuji class. The children have been well-focused and have worked well together, as well as independently, on their various learning activities. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend Learning Conversations and Family Friday this week. As always, your continued support is welcomed and appreciated. We … Continued

Tsunami!

In English this week, year 5 were introduced to the active and passive voice. A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence is performing the action, e.g. “the tsunami washed over the village.” A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has something done to … Continued

Earthquake!

Despite having a shorter week to due to an INSET day and being shut on Tuesday, year 5 have managed to pack a LOT into week 4 of the Autumn 2 half term! Our handwriting focus this week was joining from r: ra, re, ri, ro, ru. We practiced using the words: guarantee, leisure, privilege, controversy, … Continued

Number lines and learning lines

Year 5 started off the week with an introduction to the climate change Cambridge Zero project. Each child created a picture of an endangered animal of their choice. These pictures will then be displayed around the University of Cambridge to raise awareness of the impact climate change has on the animal kingdom. Year 5 had … Continued

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark…

Well met, parents of year 5! This week we immersed ourselves in the world of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark – an early seventeenth century play from the English playwright William Shakespeare. Following the active approach to Shakespeare, year 5 took part in active storytelling, roleplay and group activities to explore the world and story of … Continued

Force Majeure, it’s unavoidable…

Welcome back to part 2 of the Autumn term! The clocks have gone back and the evenings are drawing in, yet the energy levels in year 5 are revitalized and ready to go! Year 5 became immersed in the new topic of Force Majeure – Natural Disasters – this week, as we learned about volcanoes … Continued

Year 5 experiences green screen!

Last week, year 5 planned and wrote poems about World War 2. This week, we performed them! Each child had the opportunity to perform their own poem against a green screen backdrop, then we merged these with the artistic Blitz moveable pictures we made in art to create a short film of each child. These … Continued

Happy Yom Kippur!

We entered the world of poetry this week as we analysed the various poetic devices in several war-based poems, then created our own. The poetic devices we used included: Alliteration – the repetition of a sound or letter at the beginning of multiple words in a series, e.g. shrieking siren/dirty dog. Assonance – the repetition … Continued

Diary of an infantry soldier

We channeled a World War 2 soldier this week as we wrote a sequence of diary entries, using a range of descriptive language and grammatical features as we followed our characters journey from signing up to their first battle. Our grammar focus in English was sentence building using: Main clauses (clauses are groups of words … Continued

Duxford!

Diaries were our focus in English this week. We recapped the features and wrote a diary entry of our exciting trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum! Next week we will be developing our skill of diary writing when we write from the perspective of a soldier during WW2 – from enlisting in 1939 to battling … Continued

To Victory…?

Now settled into our daily routine, year 5 have had a busy week of getting back into the academia and playfulness that makes up our school. In Maths, we revised place value up to 4-digits – namely identifying the value of each digit and calculating equivalents, e.g. 2549 is equal to 2 thousands, 5 hundreds, … Continued

Hello and welcome to year 5!

A very warm welcome to all Fuji families to Year 5! This week we have been reflecting on how we learn, how we will learn, and how we want to learn. We discussed talking partners, reviewed the golden agreements and worked in pairs and teams for a variety of activities. We learned about how we … Continued