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.
Today we have been voting for our student council members who will help to make improvements to the school. As part of this we have discussed the need for democracy and how this works in British society. We also discussed how everyone has a right to vote.
This week in maths, we have been looking at place value and using this read and write a range of numbers up to one million. We have also been practising how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 in our arithmetic sessions. Here are some pictures of our work and us playing a game to practise check our umderstanding.
This week, we have been using our knowledge of rivers to create chalk images on the playground which we have labelled with their topographical features (different parts). As we were doing this we discussed the names of the different features and what they were.
As part of our art unit we have been exploring the use of water colours. To do this we have begun to think about the different tones we can create by adding more or less water to the paint. We then looked at using this to help us create some of the different tones we would be see in Monet’s ‘Waterlilles’. We will keep updating how we we are getting on as we progress with this unit of work.
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.