You will find the Year 5 classes located in the Pavilions at the top of the school field. We consist of three classes; Hawking, Dyson and Armstrong. The Year 5 team of teachers are Miss Stapley, Miss Talbot and Miss Miller and the TAs are Mrs Brett, Mrs Reed and Mrs Stiff. We also have a Keyworker in our team; Mrs Towers.
During the course of the year we have some very exciting topics, including Stone Age to Iron Age, Ultimate Universe, Almighty Egyptians and Rainforests and Running Water! Alongside all the wonderful learning, you will have many exciting events to look forward to, such as the Stone Age Forest Schools Day, the Astrodome and an Ancient Egyptian Day! What a lot of educational fun!
Homework will be set every Friday and due in the following Wednesday.
The children will be receiving maths homework in the form of games and investigations.
The children will develop fluency with numbers through developing their number sense and working with numbers in different ways, NOT by memorising rote facts.
Spelling homework will be sent home on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Children should bring their homework in on paper. It MUST be presented neatly.
In addition to weekly spelling homework, the children have a list of regular spellings and common exception spellings they are expected to learn as part of the Year 5 curriculum.
Hawking Class: Indoor Wednesday morning and outdoor P.E. will be on a Friday afternoon.
Dyson and Armstrong Class: Indoor will be on a Friday morning and outdoor P.E. will be on a Friday afternoon.
Please ensure children have their P.E. kits in school on the days listed above.
During terms 5 and 6 we will learning about the following:
English - stories from other cultures and traditions, how to write a balanced argument, non-chronological reports, traditional stories and exploring poetic forms.
Maths – continuing with the mastery curriculum.
Science - All living things, including animals and humans.
Topic – studying 'Rainforests and Running Water'.
Art and Design – drawing and painting, influenced by Henri Rousseau.
Computing – using technology to store, retrieve and use data.
French – hobbies.
PE – athletics, tri-golf, rounders and preparation for sports day.
RE – Christianity: beliefs and questions.
PSHE – healthy living, making good health choices and changes to the body.
Year 5 have been designing and creating Celtic Knot cookies.
They looked at a variety of different patterns and created their own Celtic Knot designs inspired by these.
Year 5 jetted off into outer space, courtesy of the Astrodome, as a wonderful introduction to our new unit 'Ultimate Universe.' For further details, refer to the Astrodome website: www.astrodome.tv