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 assistant who works in our class with us is Mrs Haslam (Maths).
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 Tuesday (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.
Term 3 2018
Key aspects of learning for this term in Maths will be:
Counting, partitioning and calculating
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods
Problem solving using the four operations
In English we will be linking our international theme with our writing and will produce a persuasive travel blog.
For the remainder of the term, the focus will be on heroes and myths and legends.
*This term each class will be learning about the different countries, followed by the Ancient Greeks.
*In Science Y5 & Y6 will be learning about evolution and inheritance.
*In Art we will be looking at the technique of printing.
*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 scales and leitmotif.
*In RE we will be learning about Jesus and his life.
*In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our rugby and dance skills.
Welcome Back! We hope that you enjoyed a lovely mid-term break and feel energised for the busy term ahead.
Key aspects of learning for this term in maths will be:
fractions, decimals and percentages
position and direction
Well done to Scarlett M, Chloe S, Sophie R, Luke S, Charlie A and Jessica G who achieved their Big Maths Award for progress and attainment last term.
Please continue to practise times tables with your child at home.
In Literacy we will be focusing on the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sacher. We will start with writing extended narrative inspired by the text, before moving on to dialogue and newspaper articles. This will build on the great work completed last term on our focus country of Brazil. The term will conclude with the writing of a recount inspired by the book.
This term's theme:
*This term we will continue learning about the Ancient Greeks and their influence on the Western World.
*In Science we will be learning about electricity with a focus on circuits.
*In DT we will be constructing an animal from nets and then incorporating mechanical components.
*In ICT we will continue to develop our competency in a range of Office packages, but there will be a particular focus on Logo, Control and Scratch programming.
*In Music we will be developing our knowledge of processed sound.
*In RE we will be learning about the Easter story.
* In our outdoor PE sessions, we will be developing our hockey/football skills whilst our indoor sessions will be dance.
Diamond Boy - Michael Williams
Journey to Jo'Burg - Beverley Naidoo
The Butterfly Lion - Michael Morpurgo
Zahrah, the Windseeker - Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
One Shadow on the Wall - Leah Henderson
Waiting for the Rain - Sheila Cooper
Greek Myths - Marcia Williams
Percy Jackson Series - Rick Riordan
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri d'Aulaire
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters - Donna Jo Napoli
Black Ships Before Troy - Rosemary Sutcliff
The Olympians Series - George O'Connor