Our year 5 class is full of dedicated, hard working and caring children, who have had a fantastic start to the new school year. The brilliant teaching assistants who work in our class with us are Mrs Haslam (Numeracy) and Mr Wilkinson (Literacy).
Many of the children in our class are encouraged to be responsible by taking on specific roles such as: being Young Leaders at lunchtimes to help and instill confidence in our younger children; Eco-Rangers and representing our class voices by being a School Council Representative. We recognise the importance of our children becoming confident and mature members of our school community in preparation for them becoming young adults in the future.
Homework days for Term 1 2016/17 will be:
Monday - Maths
Wednesday - Themed Homework
Friday - Spellings (in planners)
Planners will be collected in and check each Monday - it is the school expectation that children read a minimum of three times each week.
We have two sessions of P.E. each week. Our indoor session is on a Wednesday (gymnastics) and our outdoor session is on Friday (hockey). Please ensure that P.E. kits are in school each day and that if hair is below shoulder length, that it is tied back. Earrings should be removed for P.E. sessions if worn.
Term 1 2017
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all of the children in our class, it has been fantastic to see them coming in so full of enthusiasm. This term our theme is 'The Romans and their Impact on Britain'. The children will be researching the impact of the Romans on Britain. They will find out about Caesar's invasions of Britain, Boudicca and how the Romans continue to impact on our life in Britain today. In DT, we will be developing our knowledge of food from around the world.
*In Science we will be learning about the classification of organisms.
*In ICT, which will be taught in a regular weekly lesson, we will be developing our understanding of the network and improving our competency in a range of Office packages..
*In Music we will be exploring sound scores and developing our knowledge of pulse, rhythm and duration.
*In RE we will be learning about Hinduism.
Term 2 2017
Welcome back once more to a busy term! Reflecting back on last term, the children really enjoyed both the unit of work on food tasting and researching Martin Luther King. They produced some inspiring biographies based on his life. We were impressed with the quality of the children's work.
Congratulations to Ellis C, Felicity M, Molly and Cameron on their success in being voted to represent our class as school councillors or Eco-rangers.
The topics for this term are:
*In geography we will be learning about Africa
*In science we will be learning about The Human Body
* DT will be our Young Enterprise in preparation for the Christmas Fair
*Art will be based on producing paintings inspired by Ephrem Kouakou
*In ICT, which will be taught in a regular weekly lesson, we will be developing our understanding of the network and improving our competency in a range of Office packages
*In Music we will be exploring Baroque Music: Texture and Harmony.
*In RE we will be learning about Religious Symbols across faiths.
*In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our volleyball skills whilst our indoor sessions will be gymnastics.
*We will also be learning about firework safety.