In Year 5, we are taught by Miss Clayton, Mr Davison and Mr Tickle. Sometimes the children will also be taught by Miss Coupe. We are also lucky enough to be supported by our dedicated and hardworking LSAs Mrs Muller, Miss Jackman and Miss Chant who will support the children in class.
We ask that the children have their PE kit in school for the whole week as PE days will change from week to week due to timetable changes.
This half term, we are exploring suspense writing using the video of Alma to inspire our writing we have begun this unit by watching the video and exploring features of suspense writing.
This half term, we are looking at Japanese art and using this as inspiration for the creation of our own pieces. We have begun the unit by exploring ‘The Wave’ by Katsushika Hokusai and then, using watercolours, created our own versions of this piece.
As part of our work around internet safety, we have been exploring how we can communicate safely using different forms of internet communication. These different forms of communication included: SMS, email, video calls, instant messaging (Whatsapp) and YouTube videos. In doing this, we have been able to explore issues around privacy and information security including recapping the information we should and shouldn't share online. We then created presentation which we shared with the rest of the class.
To use Google Classroom you will need your Google login and password which has been issued to you/your parents. If you have forgotten this then please contact the school office.
Our Google Classroom is a secure learning platform which can only be accessed with each individual child login which is unique to each pupil. Once into our classroom, you will be able to access learning resources and send work back to the teachers. You will also be able to communicate directly with the teachers to receive feedback on what you have done as well as ask for help if you get stuck.
To access the classroom use the link below or type classroom.google.com into the address bar of your web browser.
Earlier in the term, we have explored biographical writing and linked this to Black History Month by researching and writing biographies about influential black people. We really enjoyed learning about how these people have made huge steps in improving the lives of black people by promoting and showing that all people are equal regardless of their skin colour or culture. We have then used some examples of the children’s work to create a display in the main corridor so everyone in school would see our important work.
In our English work, we have been looking at writing persuasive writing. As part of this we have found out about the devastating affects global warming is having our planet particularly the coral reefs. Having watched parts of the documentary ‘Chasing Coral’ on Netflix we decided we needed to raise the profile of this tragedy and written persuasive letters to influence people in our country including Her Majesty The Queen, the Prime Minister and other people we thought might help. Having done this we are hoping that it might help the terrible plight of the Earth’s coral reefs as 50% of them have already been destroyed in the last 30 years as the sea temperature has increased on average by 2 degrees Celsius.
In our reading sessions this half term we will be reading 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q. Rauf. Whilst reading the book we will be learning about what refugees and migrants are whilst developing our understanding of why these people leave their home countries like Ahmet does in the book. The children will primarily focus on their skills of selecting and retrieving information from the text before we begin to look at and learn how to make inferences from the text.
In class, we have been working hard to learn about modern sculptures. In doing this we have learned about the life's of Anthony (Andy) Goldsworthy and Alexander Calder and how their art installations differ to each other. Using this knowledge we have then created some of our own modern sculptures in the style of Goldsworthy and Calder.
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.
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.