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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


In Year 5, we are taught by Miss Clayton, Mr Davison and Mr Tickle. Sometimes the children will also be taught by Mrs Oswald and Miss Coupe. We are also lucky enough to be supported by our dedicated and hardworking LSAs Mrs Muller and Mrs Leach 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. 


For our English work we are currently looking at the film and comics of TinTin. In doing this we have been learning to write clear and precise character descriptions of TinTin and Captain Haddock. In doing this we have learned to identify and use a range of synonyms and think about how to join our sentences together across the paragraph. 


We look forward to sharing some of our work with you shortly. 


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.