Year 5

Mr James Iliffe

Class Teacher

My name is Mr Iliffe and I am the Year 5 teacher. I have worked in several different schools in my career and taught in many different year groups. I am the Math and Computing lead which are both subjects that I am very passionate about.

I have lived in Cornwall for many years; the best thing is the sea and everything it has to offers. I love surfing, kayaking, snorkelling and SUPing - I would class myself as a water baby. My other passions are participating in triathlons, rugby and travelling. I still compete in triathlons which is a combination of swimming, cycling and running. My passion for travelling has taken me all over the world surfing whilst having an adventure! I like to share my knowledge of the world within my teaching.

Mr Andrew McKim

TA

I have now worked at the school for just over two years. I can honestly say it is the most rewarding roles I have ever undertaken. I take great inspiration from supporting the children to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities to over overcome their challenges and succeed.

Outside of school, my pride and joy are my three children. I have a daughter at university studying psychology. I have two boys, which fill me with pride. Football, the beach and gaming preoccupies our time. Any spare time I spend searching for records – I have had a passion for this since I was 13 and led to me DJing in Warrington and Manchester.

WB 25th April/2nd May

Year 5 have been fantastic return to school after the Easter holidays.  In math we have been focusing on adding and subtracting decimals.  In literacy, we have started reading “Cogheart” and have been looking at the features of newspapers.  During our afternoon sessions, we have been focusing on ICT, Science and local traditions.  Within ICT they have been designing 2d nets and then building them, in Science children have been learning how their bodies will change and they have also learnt how to dance the Flora dance.

 

Citizens - Hector and Loki.

W/B 29th March and 4th April
 
Year 5 have had an amazing end to the spring term.  We have been focusing on consolidating everything they have learnt in math this year.  In literacy, we have written fictional stories, based on the “Cloud Tea Monkey”.  During our afternoon sessions, we have been learning about Judaism and the Passover, also the names of 10 different Spanish animals and performing our own rendition of the 90’s hip hop classic, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.   Not only that the children produced some beautiful art pieces using Henri Rosssau's Surprise as their stimulus. 
 
Citizens
Daisy and Isobel

W/B-28th Feb and 6th March

Year 5 have settled back in after half-term.  We have been focusing on fractions and decimals in math; the children particularly enjoyed the lesson based around pizza-especially eating it.    In literacy, we have been doing a lot of attacking, using William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as our script and have written missing scenes.  During our afternoon sessions, we have been focusing on our Science topic Forces.  The children have really enjoyed carrying lots of different experiments highlighting what gravity, air resistance, friction and water resistance are.

Citizen - Tessa and Rubi

W/B 3rd and 10th of January
 

Year 5 have been fantastic since the Christmas break.  Within math, they have been focusing on column multiplication and how numbers can be manipulated.  The children have really enjoyed our new guided reading book “Asha and the spirit bird” and have been writing their own version of a promise story.  In the afternoons, we have started our new Science topic and have been learning about lifecycles and how different animals and plants reproduce.

 14/01/21 - Amelia
Please see above our Lego robot Spike in action. The girls in year 5 have worked really hard in programming Spike to give him a mission to deliver books back to the library - we have sent out video in to the Lego League judges and wait their verdict....congratulations Isla, Tessa and Amelie. 

W/B - 17th and 24th January

Year 5 have had a fantastic fortnight; it’s been lovely welcoming back the children that have been off.  We have been focusing on division and fractions, which is a tricky topic – however the promise of pizza has spurred them on.  We have started writing non-fiction pieces about endanger animals and how we can save them.  During our afternoon sessions, we have been focusing on RE –Islam- and the children are really looking forward to cooking and dancing for Ramadan, especially considering it won’t be Mr I teaching them how to dance.

Citizens

Amelie and Elsie.

W/B - 31st January and 7th February

Year 5 have been working extremely hard, ready for the half term break.  We have been focusing on fractions in math, adding, subtracting and converting improper fractions to mixed number fractions.    The children have been researching endangered animals and have been writing a balanced argument about whether they should be saved or not.  During our afternoon sessions, we have been focusing on our Topic – How is India trying to save the tiger? The children have loved their topic and are really looking forward to an Indian chief coming in next week to cook with them.

Citizen - Amelia

Citizen

W/B 29th and 6th of November
 

Year 5 having been getting stuck into their new topic - Climate Change and how it is effecting the world in different ways.  They particularly enjoyed acting out how they would evacuate Starcross, if it was to flood.  In math, measurement: perimeter, area and compound shapes.  We have started reading Hidden Figures and how, 4 mathematicans fought agaist sexisum, racism and segreation to be able to work for NASA and NACA.

W/B 15th and 22nd of November
 

Year 5 having been working incredibly hard.  In math, we have focused on square, cubed and prime numbers, looking at what different patterns they make.  We have been writing a dystopian story about a deadly virus that takes over the world.  In the afternoons, we have been focusing on space, in particular - Earth and Space - this has lead to a fantastic experiment making sun dials and how the tilt of the Earth effects the length of shadows.

19/11/21 - Ava

26/11/21 - Alex

W/B 1st and 8th of November
 

Year 5 had an amazing first week back, swimming everyday.  All children showed great progress in swimming stroke, confidence and swimming endurance.  In math, we have focused on statisics, children have been collecting their own data and then using this to draw graphs and tables.  We have started reading a new text "The Last Wild" which is a dystopian text about a virus that could end the world.  In the afternoons, we have started our science topic - Earth and Space - this has lead to some very interesting debates.

5/11/21 - Maisie

12/11/21 - Rubi

 

W/B 4th and 11th October
 

Year 5 have been focusing on addition and subtraction manipulating numbers and worded questions within math.  The children have written their own Greek myth based around “Percy Jackson Lightening Thief” which they have been all enjoying.  In the afternoons, we have been learning about the Trojan horse story and whether it was true or not using different evidence.  We have also learnt our first song using the ukulele’s by Bruno Mars.

8/10/21 - Lexie

15/10/21 - Mason

 

W/B 19th and 26th September

Year 3 have had a fantastic return to school, we have been focusing on number and how to manipulate numbers.  We have been continuing writing about Percy Jackson the Lightening Thief and acting out some battle scenes.  We have been focusing on E-safety and completed our Science topic, looking at properties of properties of state and completing lots of different experiments.

Citizen of the week

24/09/21 - Zadie

01/10/21  - Lilly

 

W/b 6th and 13th September

Year 5 have had a fantastic return to school, we have been focusing on adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing in maths – keep using TT – Rockstars.  We have started reading two amazing books for our literacy and guided reading “Who let the Gods out” and “Percy Jackson Lightening Thief” which we have been all enjoying.  We have been focusing on E-safety in the afternoons, the children have been fantastic in ensuring they keep safe when using the internet.  We have also started our Science topic, looking at properties of properties of state.

Citizen of the week
10/09/21 - Kieron 
17/10/21 - Lexie
For their amazing learning.
 

W/B 9th and 16th

Year 5 have been working extremely hard, ready for the half term break.  We have been focusing decimals and are currently learning about shape and angles.  The children have been writing newspaper articles, about mysterious crashes and have written some fantastic headlines. During our afternoon sessions, we have been focusing on our Topic – The British Empire. The children have been learning about why it became so big and the reasons for having a large empire.