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Year 5

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. 

Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn Term

Selborne Rivers Trip

 

On Tuesday 2nd October, we went to the Gilbert White Field Study Centre in Selborne. Through this trip we conducted a field study on the river looking at: the velocity at which the flows; the erosion and deposition of the river; as well as the creatures which live in the habitat. We learnt a lot about the river and will use this in our future creative curriculum work including maths. 

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Whilst at Selborne, we walked up the zig-zag hill, which was exhausting, and completed some more river based activities including making our own rivers, using the features we had learned about in school, from the resources we could find in the woods. 

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Maths

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.

We have used this knowledge to help us solve our Harry Potter themed questions on converting units of measure. It has really made us think about what we need to do to convert the units. 
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Creative Curriculum

 

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. 

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In our Creative Curriculum work we have also explored where some of the longest rivers in the world are located including the Amazon, Mississippi and Congo. To do this we used our skills at using the atlas to find the locations of the rivers around the world. 

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PE

 

In our PE work we have working on developing and evaluating our balances. Here are some of the balances we have been doing. 

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Through our sessions with Premier Sports, we have been working on creating a dance based on how a river moves. Have a look at our video to see what you think. 

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Art

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.

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Today (25th September) we have begun to paint our own images of water using water colours. We began by painting a background wash in the colours of a sunset and then added the darker colours to create the mountains in the distance and the silhouette of the trees. 

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Having explored the book ‘A River’ by Marc Martin last week, this week have begun to create some of our images to go with the story in a similar style. 

RE

 

Through our RE work we have been looking at what the word sacred means. Using our ipunderstanding of this we have when looked at the different places different religions called sacred. This has led us to think about what mosques sacred. 

Homework 

 

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. 

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