Thursday, 2 March 2017

World Book Day

This morning, Year 5 had the opportunity to share their reading with some Year 8 students. They discussed the books they were currently reading as well as their favourite authors and books.

"The Year 8 children were excellent readers and asked me lots of questions about my book. It was fun to talk to them about books." (Millie - Year 5)

"I talked to Ahmed & Zayed about Kensuke's Kingdom. We had all read this book before and talked about how to survive on a desert island." (Rashed - Year 5)


Sunday, 26 February 2017

F1 in Schools Winners

The finalists for the F1 in Schools project have been chosen. Three teams will represent Al Yasmina Academy at the UAE finals later this year. It has been a tough decision, as all teams have displayed teamwork, commitment and pride in their work. Congratulations to all the teams involved.

The finalists were chosen based on feedback from staff, students and parents. The winning teams in no particular order are:

Flashing 4 

Demolishing Demons

Eagle Eye

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Year 5 Break Time Football Tournament

Since the start of term, children in Year 5 have been involved in a football tournament played during break times. It was a pleasure to witness the children play with enthusiasm, determination and a sense of fair play.

Below is a match report of the final between Roma and Al Ain.

Congratulations to all the teams involved.

Al Yasmina YR5 Football Tournament Final!
Match Report  
By Zack and Gadiel:

Roma vs Al Ain!
Who will win?

On the 23rd of February 2017,it was the final of the YR5 football tournament.
It was a really tense match and both teams were really up for it! The fans were cheering;boys,girls,teachers.EVERYONE was excited! In the end Roma 1-0 Al Ain! The celebrations were amazing!


Our F1 Morning

Our F1 Morning

Finally the big day had arrived. The year 5 children were jumping with excitement as they added on the finishing touches to their posters which took several days of hard work.Their merchandise item were astounding!In fact most of them even took the initiative to do a raffle!As all the parents said,the children looked and spoke exactly like professionals who were presenting their team.Well,even though there should only be 3 winners,the truth is they should all be winners.

By Ishta & Antonia

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Science Assembly

We were very lucky to have the secondary science department carry out some demonstrations during our Year 5 assembly today.

Have a look at the videos below? What do you think happened? Why did the flame burn in that way? Is this a reversible reaction?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Science - Changing State

We have started our new Science topic of Materials and Changes of State.

This week we carried out our first experiment to carry out a chemical reaction and observe how the particles in a gas will move and occupy the space available to it. Have a look at our timelapse video below.

We are looking forward to many practical experiments we will be carrying out over the next few weeks.

"We saw that when the bicarbonate of soda interacted with the vinegar it fizzed up and all the gas went up. Since there wasn't an opening it blew up the balloon."

By: Antonia Year 5 Swallows.

Monday, 30 January 2017

F1 Expert Morning

It's F1 intensive week in Year 5! Apart from specialist lessons, children will be focusing on their F1 projects and completing all their tasks in preparation for our trips to the Yas Marina track next week.

We were lucky to begin the week with a 'round table' of experts. We benefitted from a range of activities and presentations from experts in the fields of engineering, branding, design, small business start up and public speaking. We will use these skills in the weeks ahead.

A huge thanks to Mrs Devlin, Lieutenant Ali and Mrs Meakin for giving up their time to speak to us.

Please read the Flaming Formula 4 team's review of the week at their blog below

Flaming Formula 4

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Sustainability Week

Year 5 discovered a fantastic website linked with Sustainability in the UAE. 
Click the link below at home to discover even more about the importance of looking after our environment!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Street Child

Some children in Year 5 have been reading the classic book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. 

"The book is intense and has many sad events." 
Noah L

"I can't stop reading this book because I want to know what happens to Jim next."

"We have read 5 chapters so far. Jim is having a hard time and things are getting worse for him. I hope everything goes well for him."

"It was sad when Jim's family was split up."

Technology Maths Mondays

In Mr Cheetham's maths group every Monday, we use technology to practise our maths skills.

We have a rotation of activities with some linked to ICT.

This week we played some fractions games to consolidate what we have been learning over the past few weeks.