St John's Primary School

Scarborough

Welcome to Year 5

Academic All Stars

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Well done to our Year 5 Students placing 2nd in the annual Academic All Stars Competition and 1st place in the Art Discipline. Such a great day competing against other schools in the areas of Mathematics, English, Art, Chess, Poetry, Engineering and Drama. With lots of hard work our students produced excellent results throughout the day and more importantly had lots of fun.

Academic All Stars

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Well done to our Year 5 Students placing 2nd in the annual Academic All Stars Competition and 1st place in the Art Discipline. Such a great day competing against other schools in the areas of Mathematics, English, Art, Chess, Poetry, Engineering and Drama. With lots of hard work our students produced excellent results throughout the day and more importantly had lots of fun.

Buddies

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Year 5 and Pre Primary buddies have been exploring narratives.  Together the students planned out their story on felt boards to practice retells then wrote a five sentence stories. The story boards looked amazing and the students enjoyed working and learning together.

Vegie Patch

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With Spring in the air the Year 5 students are revamping the vegie patch with the help of Mrs Harney.  They pulled out the old plants, did some weeding, planted cucumber, tomatoes, basil and mint as well as making a bamboo frame for the cucumbers to grow up!

Cultural Identities

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The Year 5 class have been exploring their own cultural identities. The children reflected how their personal culture is a reflection of family history, traditions, friendships, school and community environment, and their Catholic faith. They filled half their faces with images that link back to these aspects. The class then learnt how their personal and family values influence how they learn, grow and change. These are the words that surround them. Together, their values and culture make them each unique and special children of God.

Democracy

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The Year Five students are enjoying learning about democracy.  One of the students was selected to be a Supreme Leader for the day.  She came out to trumpets with a crown, robe and sceptre to inform the class of the new rules and consequences, that even Miss Hall had to abide by.  She was a very fair leader and oversaw her Classroom Kingdom a manner fitting royal duties!

Time Capsule

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Our Year 5 students have created a newspaper twist for a ‘time capsule’ recording the history we are currently living in during this Covid-19 pandemic!

St John's, Scarborough - Physical Spelling
Physical Spelling

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Buddy Bush School

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Our Pre Primary and Year 5 classes are buddied up to teach each other new skills.  They get together once a week to go on a special adventures.  Recently they had a great afternoon making Mud Cakes.

Book Club Books

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The Year 5 class are looking forward to starting their new Book Club books! The class completed research on a range of books to select the one they would like to study. Each week the children work in their groups to run their own book club, participating in group meetings to discuss ideas, questions and new vocabulary.  There is also time for independent reading and comprehension tasks.  The children also have the opportunity to work on a final book club project to share with the class in order to ‘sell their book’ for the next book club swap. This semester there is a great mix of historic fiction, fantasy and science fiction!

Puppet Show Buddies

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During Year 5 and Pre Primary buddy time we begun planning for our puppet show! Each buddy pair chose a nursery rhyme and we are going to make our own puppets to retell the stories. Together we drew plans for our puppets and listed all the materials we will need, so next we will start creating them!

Technology

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In Year 5 Science lesson, the class have been learning about food safety and hygiene practises. To explore food handling processes and designs, the class worked in groups to bag bread untouched by human hands, touched by unwashed hands, hands washed with warm water and soap, and finally wiped on a surfaced that is often touched, such as iPad, whiteboard, shoes, a ball. The students will then observe and compare what happens to each piece of bread as time passes. We look forward to their finds!