Welcome to Year 5!
In Year 5 we are taught by Mr Tickle (Class 5) and Miss Wison (Class 6). We are also lucky to have dedicated support staff Miss Cameron (1:1 LSA) and Mrs Bridgeman (1:1 LSA) to help and support us with our learning in and out of class.
Today the children took part in a workshop with Ben from Treehouse Theatre Company to create a play-in-day about the Vikings vs Saxons. Throughout the day the children took part in workshops about different periods of time in the Viking era. In the afternoon the children put the 4 sections together and preformed this to the rest of the year group.
As part of our art work we have begun to study the work of William Morris. To do this we have explored and researched his life as well his artwork. We have explored a number of different pictures choosing appropriate vocabulary to describe this. Following this we have now begun to select elements of his work which are recreating before making our own piece of art in a similar style.
Today the Year 5 children went on a taster morning to Everest Community Academy where they experienced a number of different lessons including science, MFL, Preforming Arts and PE. The children really enjoyed their morning and the taste of it gave them of secondary school life. Below are some of the pictures of the morning.
As part of our work in Health and Well Being we have been looking at who leads the country and how laws are made. As part of this unit we went to the Houses of Parliament to find out more and look around. Whilst there we learnt the process bills go through before they become laws. We also went into the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Whilst watching in the gallery of the House of Commons we even saw Theresa May!
Through our art sessions this half term we have been exploring tone and shading using charcoal. Over the last few lessons we have looked at the different techniques to create different effects and how adding shadow to 3D objects helps to create a better effect. We have then applied this to our own still life drawings of a selection of fruit.
In our music sessions, we have been exploring the song ‘Someone like you’ by Adele. Through worked on developing our understanding music looking at different versions of the song. To end the unit we performed the song, filming it to tweet to Adele. See what you think of our singing.
In our science work this half term we have been exploring the properties and changing materials. Through this we have explored a range of substances investigating how and why they change. We have learnt that some substances, when mixed together, create a substance.
As part of the children's Creative Curriculum work, we will be learning about 'Rivers and the Water Cycle'. Through this the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of how rivers are formed looking at their source and end point. On our trip to Selbourne Study Centre, children will complete a river study exploring the differing speeds that different sections run at.
On Tuesday 26th September 2017 Year 5 went on a trip to the Gilbert White Study Centre to develop their knowledge and understanding of rivers. Through this we explored the erosion of the river bank at different points as well as its rate of flow and the creatures that are found in the river bed.
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.
For the Autumn Term our PE days will Tuesday morning with Premier Sports and Wednesday afternoon. PE kits should be in school every week from Monday to Friday and included weather appropriate clothing.