Welcome to Year 5!
Class 8 are taught by Mr Dave Tickle.
Class 9 are taught by Miss Sinead Wilson.
The children are supported in their learning by Mrs Wendy Burge (HLTA).
We ask that the children have their PE kits in school for the whole week as PE days can change last minute due to timetable changes. Children will need to ensure their swimming kits are in school on a Thursday for the summer 1 term.
This term we will be exploring why and how the Vikings invaded the Kingdom of England. Through this unit we will explore where the Vikings came from and why they eventually settled in England.
This week in our CC lesson, we have thought about and researched some of the reasons they Vikings invaded the Kingdom of England. We did this using the internet to help us research different reasons. We also watched some videos to help us make an informed choice.
By the end of the lesson, we had concluded that the Vikings invaded and ultimately settled in the Kingdom of England for extra land so that they could grow more food. This was supported by the fact that the Vikings were a most peaceful people made up of farmers.
Our current English unit is based on a letter the children have received from Walt Disney Pictures. In the letter the children have been asked to create a new land for one of the Disney parks. Through doing this the children will need to make a produce their own persuasive leaflet which can be included in the front of a DVD box to persuade customers to visit.
We have begun our maths unit by recapping on the four operations. This week we have focused on converting between different units of measure which has included some tricky conversions between imperial and metric units! The children will then apply this understanding in a decorating challenge where they will need to convert from imperial to metric before costing out the equipment and resources they need to buy using a limited budget.
Through our artwork this half term, we are focusing on natural patterns by exploring the work of William Morris. We have used examples of his work to help us begin to identify repeating patterns. We have done this using watercolours which has allowed us to refresh our skills that we learnt in the autumn term.
Today, we have used ICT to create our own repeating patterns. Whilst doing this we thought about the advantages and disadvantages before making a choice about how to create our own final piece.
In our PE work we have working on developing and evaluating our balances. Here are some of the balances we have been doing.
In our RE sessions this half term we will be looking at the concept of belonging in relation to the Muslim faith. To do this we will begin by exploring what belonging means to us and think about the different groups we, ourselves, belong to.
This week, we have thought about what it feels like to belong and what it feels like to not belong. The children really thought carefully about this and reflected on our teaching of the British Values particularly mutual respect and tolerance.
In this discussion we also spoke about how it is okay to choose not to be with a group all of the time but that you can still feel a part a sense of belonging. For example, with religion many people are not actively involved but feel as though they are still part of a group through their religion.
This half term we will be learning to develop our listening skills through a unit about the Romans, which are familiar with after learning the time period in our CC lessons in Year 3. We will be doing this by exploring the story of Romulus and Remus.
In our music sessions, we have been learning the Adele song, 'Make you feel my love'. In these sessions we have listened to alternative versions and discussed some of the differences and the versions we prefer.
In Year 5 we believe homework to be of vital importance in preparing children for the for the transition to Year 6 and ultimately secondary school as well as to secure their learning from in class. Due to this, each week children will be set TWO pieces of English and TWO pieces of maths homework. Homework will be given out and due on the following days:
|Day homework set||Day homework is due|
|Maths homework||Monday||Following Friday|
|English homework||Wednesday||Following Tuesday|
Homework will be monitored regularly by the class teachers. Children who do not complete homework tasks will complete them in school in their own time. Where possible parents will be notified of this happening.
Homework Projects will be set for children to complete on a termly basis. The projects enable children to develop their knowledge and understanding through a self guided process. Class teachers will give a list of suggested activities which could be completed as part of the project. Children will be expected to complete their projects and bring them into school by the due date in order to present them to their peers.