Welcome to Year 5!
Myself (Mr Ball) and Miss Bell are extremely excited to be in Year 5 this year! We really enjoy all of the exciting things that we get up to and all of the learning and fun that we have together. Whether we are looking at Earth and Space or learning about one of our favourite authors, we enjoy finding out new things and sharing what we know with the rest of our class.
This year we will be covering a wide-range of topics from different periods of history as well as different world religions. We will be thinking about our Trust motto of ‘Being the Best you can Be’ and putting this into practise. On top of this, we will be showing our responsibility, resilience respect as part of our Powers of Learning in everything that we do.
When we are working at scientists, we will be exploring the properties of materials and their uses as well as learning where we sit in the universe by focusing on Earth and Space – we wonder if there are any budding astronauts in our midst? Working as a historian, we will be looking at Medieval Monarchs and the significant events in British history from this time such as the Battle of Bosworth – nothing too gruesome but some wonderful and weird facts around this as well! In geography, we will be looking at different climates around Europe with a focus on the huge country of Russia. As well as all of this we will be competing some sewing and portraits as well as cooking, finding out more about Hinduism, developing our linguistics in French as well as looking at music, how to manage our emotions and creating our own blog in computing – WOW, such a lot of amazing learning to be done!
Welcome back to Year 5 in the Spring Term. We are starting our fantastic new topic on the Kingdom of Benin and also Extreme Earth. You will find all about the amazing kingdom that was in the continent of Africa and explore volcanoes, earthquakes amongst other physical phenomenon in geography. We will be building on our Earth and Space work in Science by thinking about forces and the influential, world-renowned British Scientist Sir Isaac Newton. As well as this we will be completing some bronze-plaque inspired art work as well as continuing with our fantastic flue lessons and much more!
In English, we are continuing to work on our composition when writing information texts, setting descriptions and poetry. We will be use lots of figurative language such as personification and similes and will also use our senses to add more detail as well as using the show not tell method. Like good authors, we use our knowledge of grammar and spelling to include specific features such as relative clauses and parenthesis to make our writing as purposeful and as entertaining as possible.
We love maths (along with the other subjects) in Year 5 and enjoy making connections to previous learning and using facts that we already know. All of this will help when were are going to improve our knowledge of fractions through working on different representations, converting fractions as well as using fractions with three of the four operations. Also, we will be continuing our work on our fluency through our arithmetic work and completing our battles on TTRS.
Dates for the diary
The children will need P.E. kits in school on Tuesday and Friday. Their kit can be kept on their peg in a bag and taken home at the end of each half term.
In Year 5, a weekly spelling test will be completed on a Monday with news words being given weekly.
We know that the children will be eager to show off all of their amazing talents so there will be weekly awards given on a Friday for learning heroes and more so watch out for your child coming home with a well-earned magnet or certificate!
Throughout the year there will be visits and visitors into our school and we can’t wait to share these with you alongside the photos of the children thriving in these so watch this space!
How you can help your child at home
It was amazing to see how much the children flourished at home during the recent Lockdown and this was down to the people at home being so supportive or their child and also of the school. Please can you carry some of this on with supporting them at home with their daily reading – strive for five will be continuing, weekly spellings from Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars and also the half termly projects that are linked to our topic.
https://ttrockstars.com/ – times tables
https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login – Spellings
https://www.j2e.com/ – All areas of the curriculum
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – All areas of the curriculum
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – Typing
https://charanga.com/site/ – Music
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html – Science
https://100wc.net/about-100-word-challenge/ – 100 Word Challenge Blog