This week we have been learning about The General Election and why every vote counts!
Here are some blog posts we have written about the importance of voting.
Why should we vote?
The General Election is an election where people around Britain vote for who they want as Prime Minister to represent and make decisions for our country.
Why is it important to vote?
It is important to vote because it makes large changes to your future. Some people may not vote because they don't think they know enough about politics or they think it won't make a difference, but every vote counts.
Every vote counts!
We have been learning about The General Election and why every vote counts. You could vote for lots of different parties including: Conservatives, Labour, The SNP, Liberal Democrats or The Green Party.
You should vote because it decides who you want as PM. The Prime Minister is decided by which party has the most seats out of the 650 constituencies and has more than the 326 seat majority. You need to register in order to vote and can vote between 7am - 10pm.
If I were Prime Minister...
- Make hospital treatments free because it could cost a lot of money.
- Employ more doctors and nurses as people are waiting months for appointments.
- Make school a four-day week.
- Lower the voting age to 14.
- Make transport such as trains and buses free.
If I were Prime Minister...
- I would make medication free as it could cost lots.
- I would make school days longer as it is important to have a proper education.
- I would lower the cost of food by £1 to make shopping easier for everyone.
If you aren't sure who to vote for, maybe you could speak to someone or have a look at the different parties.
I hope this is helpful.
We have returned from a fabulous few days away at Kingswood, Colomendy!
The children were fabulously behaved and were brilliant at getting involved in some of the activities.
We did lots of fun things including:
Caving, Jacobs ladder, Orienteering. Problem solving, raft building, Zip wire and Climbing.
We didn't get much sleep and kept Miss. Doherty up until after midnight!! We woke early ready for the day.
We will be adding blogs to the website to fill you in on all of our adventures so check out our D.T page for all the gossip!
We have been busy making Easter Crafts this week.
Have a look at some of our Easter bunnies!
Have a lovely Easter break! 😀🐣
Miss.Doherty gave us some homework for half term which asked us to do some strange and wonderful things. Here are some of the things we got up to:
Parents evening is next week on Wednesday and Thursday.
Cathedral trip is also on Thursday morning- uniform and packed lunch please.
Valentines disco on Tuesday
Check out our subject pages for what we have been up to.
We have now started our new English scheme 'Talk4Writing.' You can see how this is going in our English section.
We had the privelege of going to ESLA school for the day to see what secondary school is all about.
ROAD SAFETY- WRITTEN BY HENRY NOON
Today we did road safety . We went outside on the roads and checked how fast people in their cars were going. We checked with a speed gun. We had sheets and wrote down how fast the cars were going. There were questions on the sheet that we had to answer as well.
Health week started off with the NSPCC coming in to teach us about the abuses to children, such as neglect, sexual abuse and cyber bullying. They also talked about how you could deal with it and their main reason was to call childline. They explained to us that childline would not cost any money and it wouldn't add on to your bill.
Childline is a company that is open 24 hours a day.They help children and try to prevent bullying. Their number is 0800 1111
WRITTEN BY Jake and Mia
During our diversity talks, we spoke about how we are all different. We came up with the sentence starter 'I am different because......' and our task was to finish the sentence. Below are some of our ideas.
How are you different to your friends? Why should we celebrate difference?
This week we are looking at all things diverse! We want to spend the week celebrating our differences and embracing each other's lives! This is a great way to encourage positivity and friendship between us all as we can appreciate each other for all the things that we bring to our school.
In 5D we began by looking at how we are all different as individuals. Some of our responses can be seen below.
BOOKER TUBE CHALLENGE
Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Liverpool Cathedral yesterday where we learnt lots of interesting things. Some of the facts we found out were:
What a fantastic, moving and emotional class assembly 5D gave today. Each and every one of the children should be extremely proud of all the work they put into it. From their beautiful singing, creative poems, and fantastic skills with computing to including such a meaningful message.
Hopefully you can access the whole assembly again from here and look at the pictures of the children performing. Parents, friends and family were very proud and we even had some in tears! Happy tears!
A massive congratulations to all in 5D 👏🏻👏🏻
Over the past week, we have been working really hard at home to learn a poem off by heart. We did it in stages, so that it wasn't too difficult and it worked!
We have practised how best to read our poems and how we can improve our performances. It can be quite daunting to stand up and recite a poem in front of the whole class but here are some of us trying our best! We hope you like them!
Did you know that morse code was the quickest way (at the time) for people to send messages about the war. A telegrapher tapped out the messages and someone on the other line would translate the coded dots and dashes into letters and words.
Have a look at the morse code alphabet below and see can you solve our message!!
I hope you have all had a relaxing, fun-filled holiday and created lots of memories!
In school, we have been talking about what the New Year means to each of us and have shared some of our New Years resolutions. Some of them include:
Eat more vegetables, stop biting our nails, be nicer to our brothers and sisters, take up an extra-curricular activity.
How can you make this year even better than last year?
This half term we are starting, in English, with poetry. We have looked at similes, metaphors and alliteration.
We examined the effects of alliteration and looked at them in tongue twisters.
Here we are trying to read some tongue twisters. Are there any that you know?
Miss.Doherty's English class can now find their spellings online.
The document below now has the spellings for the whole half term, so no excuses
What does Christmas mean to you?
Watch our video below to see what the children in 5D think of Christmas and what we are most looking forward to.
Year 5 Cinema trip
Today we were fortunate enough to go to the cinema. We went to Woolton Picture House and watched 'Get Santa' which we thoroughly enjoyed.
It was a great way to get us into the Christmas spirit. Especially as we know Santa can bring our presents now, thanks to Steve and Tom.
We have been learning all about materials and their properties.
Test me on how many of the following words I know.
Check out the healthy schools page for loads more pictures, videos and information about what we have been doing!!
DAY 3- HEALTHY SCHOOLS
Day three involved lots of fun activities. We started the day by being road safety officers and going onto Booker Avenue to measure the speed of cars passing. This of course was done under the careful supervision of Martin, our road safety officer and the police.
We then had zumba which we really enjoyed. It made us see how exercise can be so much fun. Ask us to show you some of the moves.
We also did some work on E-Safety and the importance of staying safe online.
DAY 2- HEALTHY SCHOOLS
Day two included learning about body image. This was really interesting to hear how we all perceive our bodies differently. Although we recognised things that we were not happy with, we also found endless things that we love about ourselves. Take a look at some of the reasosn why we are happy with our body image....
We also learnt about bereveament and how this can be a difficult time in people's lives. We discussed coping strategies and heard how it is ok to be sad sometimes, but there is always somebody to talk to that can help us get back on the happy path again.
Our music video for 'Shake it off' is coming along nicely and we can't wait to show you the finished result.
DAY 1- HEALTHY SCHOOLS- SUN SAFETY AND ANTI BULLYING
Day one made us aware of the dangers of the sun. We looked at skin cancer, ways pf protecting our bodies, how to spot signs of skin cancer and we learnt a song about applying sun screen.
We had a great visit from Kayte who spoke to us about bullying. We didn't realise that bullying comes in so many different forms. We discussed what we like about ourselves and others and how to promtoe good self esteem.
Watch our video to find out what we learnt today.
We discussed the importance of being a good friend to others. This helps to combat bullying and helps us to stick up for our friends. We recognised that we all have good qualities which help us to be a great friend.
Here are our answers to the following statement
People like me because.....
Year 5 Museum trip
Year 5 and Booker staff had a lovely day out to Liverpool Maritime Museum. We visited lots of areas of interest to us and especially enjoyed the Titanic exhibition.
We were lucky enough to witness, and be a part of, the arrival of the first of the tall ships coming to Liverpool for the Mersey River Festival!
A fabulous day out!!
A POET AND I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT!
In English, we have been working hard on trying to learn and perform poems- which is quite tricky!
Well done to those children who tried very hard to learn and perform their poems for the class.
Thanks to those who were brave enough to be recorded.
You could try learning one of these poems or ask us to recite one for you.
FORCES ALL AROUND US
What happens when you are walking on a very windy day?
Cycling your bike around the park?
The air can sometimes slow us down, or get in our way, making it more difficult to move faster.
This is called 'air resistance' which is a frictional push force which slows down objects as they move through the air.
We wanted to check whether air resistance could change the speed at which something travels so we put on our thinking caps and came up with an experiment.
We were going to measure the effect on a falling parachute when we changed the amount of air resistance.
The following headings are what we had to think about beforehand:
So we checked our theories and put the hypothesis to the test.
Here is what happened.
We found that the smaller parachute fell faster to the floor.
Ask us if we can explain why this happened.
Who was right? Aristotle or Galileo?
High Achievers in 5D!!
Here in 5D we have lots of children who have achieved something great this term. This may be in school or outside of school.
Here are some of our achievements from this week.
We have football trophies, singing certificates and pen licences.
We are very proud of you all
Well done to all those who worked so hard on their manifestos, to those who were voted as our 4 class representatives and to the hard work that went into campaigning.
We are all proud to have Natasha as our class councillor who, I'm sure, will do great things during her time on school council.
How unique each one of us is, but together we make something beautiful.
How boring would our world be if we were all exactly the same?
After writing our fantastic recounts we thought of an interesting way of sharing these with you.
See if you can recognise our voices.
Throughout this topic we have had to try and visualise what 'the floating palace' would have been like and we have tried to use empathy skills to develop our characters.
We have worked on hard on adding detail to our descriptions and improving our sentence structure. We have used our imaginations, as well as listening to recounts from survivors, to try and describe what life on board 'the ship of dreams' might have been like.
This term in English we have been studying Titanic. As the topic comes to an end we have written our own recounts to describe our time on the ship. It has been quite difficult as we try to imagine what life would have been like at that time.
The children have produced some excellent pieces of writing and I look forward to reading the finished products very soon!!
Here are some examples of the fabulous work so far....
In school, we have been looking at diversity and what it means. We will be learning more about diversity in our school. community and world over the next few weeks.
This has linked nicely with our R.E topic of religious festivals. We worked in groups to research a specific religious festival and made posters and presented these to the class.
Can you see what all the festivals have in common?
How are they different?
Which ones have you heard/not heard of?
The Christian festival of Easter is fast approaching! While many people think of chocolate and eggs at this time of year, we have been learning about the true meaning of Easter. We were lucky enough to go to Bridge Chapel to watch and listen to the 'Easter Journey.' We then went back to school to re-tell the Easter story.
We also made Easter cards but we wont show you those just yet!
We, of course, finished the day off by enjoying a cream egg!!
What does Easter mean to you?
This term we have been studying gymnastics. We are proud of the way our skills are developing each week. We have been learning how to do handstands, forward rolls, balances on beams and jumps on vaults. We are enjoying putting all of these into routines.
A massive congratulations to Marcus and Hannah on their amazing success at cross country.
Marcus and the other Year 5 boys came first in the 'Large schools City Championship'
Hannah and the other Year 5 girls also came first in the same competition.
We are very proud of you on this amazing achievement
CREATIVE MATHS OUTSIDE!!!
To look at angles why not explore our surroundings? We are surrounded by angles everywhere. Can you see how we have made angles with our bodies, found them in our playground and even in nature?!
Maths is everywhere!
ENGLISH WALL OF FAME!!
Well done to those who have made the wall of fame this week with their newspaper reports. We are enjoying the topic of 'Titanic' and look forward to showcasing more of our work as the term goes on. Watch this space.....
A FRUITASTIC LESSON!!
In Science we have been learning about seed dispersal. This week we have dissected some fruits to examine their seeds.
Some children were even brave enough to try some of the fruit. We don't think Claudia enjoyed the lemon!!
Can you tell which seeds belong to which fruit?
Do you know how these fruits are made and how their seeds are dispersed?
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY!!!!
Follow the link for some St. Patrick's Day games and information.
Follow the link to watch some traditional Irish dancing
RED NOSE DAY!!!
Why not visit the link below to explore what it's all about. My English class can use this link for your homework. Don't forget to donate
A fantastic trip to the metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King this morning was thouroughly enjoyed by all students.
Don't forget to wear red tomorrow and paint your face funny for money as it is comic relief day!
SAFER INTERNET DAY
We have been learning about how to make the internet a safe and better place.
We watched videos about how to make ourselves and our friends and families safer online. We talked about the dangers of the internet and how we can protect ourselves.
We have all made a pledge to make the internet a better place. Below, you will be able to read some of them.
Why not follow this link to find out about Safer Internet Day? There is lots of interesting information and lots of activities for you to do too!
HAVE YOU MADE IT TO THE WALL OF FAME THIS WEEK?
We have been working very hard to up-level our work by using effective vocabulary. We have described the picture below using lots of description, including alliteration, personification, metaphors and similes. Which description do you like best?
This term we are studying the Mayan Civilisation
Here we are, designing some traditional Mayan clothing.
Do you think they were fashionable? How are they different to our clothing and fashion?
Have a go at this Mayan wordsearch and learn the names of different things from Mayan times.
SCIENCE- We have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes. The water cycle helped us do this. Can you understand the water cycle from our display? If not, why not try listening to this rap to help you!
We have really enjoyed Maths so far this term as we learn about measures. We have used our bodies to create shapes, both 2d and 3d. Can you guess what they are?