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.
As part of our unit on magistrates, which also links to our British Values work on democracy, the rule of law and mutual respect, we welcomed visitors from the local magistrate’s court to explain to us the process of the court. The first part of the session was a short presentation about how the courts and magistrates work. They explained the different roles in a magistrate’s court and then the reasons why someone might be sent to court. The class also found out that magistrates were in fact volunteers and did not receive a salary. We were then asked if we had any questions and discussed these with the magistrates.
The second part of the session enable us to act out a mock trial where different members of the class were allocated the different roles of the court that were discussed in the first part of the session. During the trial, we heard several different accounts from witnesses and the suspected thief at the scene of the crime. At the end of the Trial, the “magistrates” left the room to decide on their verdict. Two of the magistrates were pupils and the Chair of the Bench was one of the visiting magistrates. While they are “out of Court”, one of the other visiting magistrates discussed the case with the remainder of the class and asked their opinion about the charges. The magistrates came to the conclusion that the defendant was guilty of her crime with many others in agreement.
This half term we be learning about the work of Marc Chagall
This week, we have been looking at and developing our understanding of a range of different techniques with watercolour paints developing and building on our work from Year 4 and earlier this year when we looked at painting rivers and water.
The children have really enjoyed today’s art lesson and exploring the work of Marc Chagall. We have discussed a number of different images and used artistic vocabulary to discuss the shades, tones and colours used. We have also looked at the similarities and differences between his pieces identifying some the different themes of his work.
Using this we have then begun to create our own versions of a piece of his artwork using watercolours.
We have begun a piece of group art today based on a piece of work by Marc Chagall. We each had a piece of a larger image to recreate. Once they are finished and dry we put them together to create our own version of the bigger image.
In our D&T unit we have been learning about pizza and how to make them. As part of this we have had a trip to Pizza Express. Whilst there we learnt about food intolerants and how restaurants accommodate people with food allergies. For example, we learnt that the chefs used different utensils (spoons and bowls) when they prepare the pizzas so that the food or ingredients become contaminated. We then discussed the different types of toppings that Pizza Express offer its customers and the healthy choices you could select at the restaurant.
After that, we began to make our own pizza’s using buffalo mozzarella and Pizza Express’s own tomato passata.
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.
Today, we have been to watch the Primary Proms at The Anvil in Basingstoke. Whilst there we watched several performances by a number of different groups including The Hampshire Training Band 10 Piece.
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.