So far in Year 5, the children have learnt a lot about the Ancient Egyptians. They started by writing their own detailed version of an Egyptian Creation Story and learning about some of the Egyptian gods. In topic, the children have researched the physical geography of Africa including its countries and capital cities. They have continued to find out about the Egyptian Afterlife, Egyptian gods, pyramids and mummification.
Before half term, we took a week out for Cultural Week. Year 5 started with a quiz, trying to match names, faces and 'why they are famous' of people mostly with a Nigerian background. On completion of this quiz, groups of children chose one person to research and create a PowerPoint on, whilst extending their use of the features of this program. Each class then studied the artist TingaTinga and the children produced a range of artwork in his style, which will be displayed in the school corridor.
In English, the children have looked at the evidence and theories surrounding King Tutankhamun's demise. They started this unit of writing with an exciting crime scene evidence gathering activity and discussion about 'Who done it!' They have put together their own theory and used a persuasive text to convince their classmates that they are right.
As the children are now in Upper Key Stage 2, it is very important for them to set a great example to the younger children in the school. They should exemplify the school's values and start taking on responsibility such as becoming a House Captain.
Staffing and Classes
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 Mrs Dey, Mrs Bates, Mrs Bruce and Mrs Rose. We are lucky to have excellent teaching assistants and these are Mrs Brett, Mrs Reed, Mrs Price, Mrs Cook-Allen and Miss Brown.
Mrs Dey can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Bates can be contacted on: email@example.com
Mrs Bruce can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Rose can be contacted on: email@example.com
The Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader is Miss Wilce. She can be contacted on JWilce@discovery.kent.sch.uk
During the course of the year we have some very exciting topics, including Ancient Egyptians, Awesome Planet and Raiders and Traders! Alongside all the wonderful learning, you will have many exciting events to look forward to. Watch this space!
An Example Class Timetable:
Please make sure P.E. kits are in school everyday as although P.E. lessons are timetabled, these will have to change sometimes due to the weather. This term we have the opportunity to receive tennis coaching on a Tuesday afternoon which will replace one of the other sessions.
Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should not be worn.
Meet the Teacher
Ways to Practise Spellings
Thursday 12th September - 11+ Kent Test for registered pupils
Thursday 12th September - 'Meet the Teacher' sessions, 4.30pm and 6.30pm in Galileo Class
Monday 16th September - Music at Malling Workshop for all Y6 pupils (am and pm)
Wednesday 18th September - Music at Malling Concert at The Discovery School, 10.00am and 2.00pm
Monday 23rd September - World War Two topic launch
Monday 23rd September - Music 4 Schools Parent Information Session, 5.30pm
Tuesday 24th September - WW2 walk around Kings Hill
Wednesday 25th September - Cult Status Music Assembly, 10.00am
Friday 4th October - WW2 trip to Horton Kirby
Friday 4th - Thursday 10th October - Travelling Books book fair (after school)
Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th October - Individual and sibling school photos
Monday 14th October - Black History Week
Thursday 17th October - 11+ Kent Test results day
Friday 18th October - End of Term 1
Monday 28th October - Start of Term 2
Wednesday 30th October - FODs Halloween Raffle
Thursday 31st October - Secondary School Application Form (SCAF) deadline
Saturday 9th November - FODs Fireworks Night
Monday 11th November - Friendship Week
Wednesday 13th November - FLU Immunisations
Tuesday 19th November - Magistrates Talk
Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November - Parent Consultations
Thursday 21st November - FODs non-school uniform day for Christmas Fair
Friday 22nd November - Staff INSET day - school closed for pupils
Friday 29th November - FODs Pantomime
Saturday 7th December - Christmas Fair, 12.30 - 3.30pm
Monday 16th December - Christingle service for pupils
Tuesday 17th December - Class Christmas parties
Wednesday 18th December - Carols on the Playground
Wednesday 18th December - End of Term 2
Homework will be set every Friday and handed in the following Wednesday.
The children will be receiving maths homework in the form of games and investigations from Term 2 onwards.
The children will develop fluency with numbers through developing their number sense and working with numbers in different ways, NOT by memorising rote facts. They will also be receiving English homework in the form of, spelling, punctuation and grammar tasks. Additionally, each child will be given a reading task when the new scheme is up and running by the end of September.
Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school. If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.