Thank you for checking out our class web page. On here you will find out about all the exciting things that are happening in our year group. You will also see information about up and coming events such as trips or visitors to school. We hope you enjoy sharing our experiences with us.
Mrs Hall, Mr Chadwick and Mrs Bird.
Every Monday morning the children will be given a weekly spelling mat in class. Children will be given half termly spellings at the beginning of the term. They will complete these spelling mats throughout the week and do activities relating to these spellings during grammar lessons. They will then be tested on the spellings every Friday morning.
Your child will be given a dedicated day when they need to bring their home reading book into school so that they can read with an adult at least once a week. Please make sure that you read with your child for a few minutes each night and talk about the book to help them develop their comprehension skills. It is vital that your child(ren) return their book(s) on the appropriate day to ensure that they are changed regularly enabling them to access a variety of texts and genres.
Times Tables Test
Your child will bring home a times tables card at the start of term. Please spend time with your child to help them prepare for their fortnightly test (every other Friday). This will also help your child in all areas of maths covered in Year 5.
PE takes place every week on Thursdays. This half term we are learning athletics and dance. It is important to be prepared and bring in your school PE kit!
Our topics this term are: Islam, Transformation, Freedom and Responsibility and Stewardship.
This term our 'Talk 4 Writing' units are: The Poetry of Roger McGough, narrative stories inspired by Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse'and Non-Chronological reports using 'The Jabberwocky' as a stimulus.
This term we are studying fractions, decimals and percentages.
Our Science topic this term includes 'changes in materials'.
Our topics will include 'The Vikings' and 'Britain at War'.
Art and DT
This term we will be printing using lino blocks and making 3D sculpture. During our DT week, we will designing, creating and evaluating animal shelters.
Religious Education - Come and See
Our topics this term are: Judaism, Mission, Memorial Sacrifice and Sacrifice. Our 'Sacrifice' topic will help us to prepare for Lent and Easter.
In the Spring term we will be reading and writing our own kenning poems, writing Myths and Legends stories and writing instructions about how to grow unusual things.
We will be learning multiplication and division this term, along with perimeter and area.
This term we are investigating the life cycle of humans and other animals, the similarities and differences between different animal life cycles, the life cycle of plants and how animals and plants reproduce.
Outdoor learning linked to our topic of Growth and Change
As part of our topic of Growth and Change we found out about the life cycles of different animals. To help us with this we went out and had a lesson at the pond. We found frog spawn, tadpoles and frogs of different sizes. We created posters about the life cycle and did sketches of what we could see in and around the pond.
History - Ancient Greeks
We will be answering the question: What did the Ancient Greeks ever do for us? We will also find out about Alexander the Great and Athens and Sparta.
We linked DT to our Ancient Greek topic by tasting and making our own Greek food. We even made our own pitta bread from scratch. It was delicious!
Our painting unit this term involves studying Van Gogh and creating our own versions of 'Starry Night'. Have a look below!
We will continue with our violin lessons with Mr Naylor and look at the BBC 10 Pieces Orchestra Scheme.
Our current RE topic is Ourselves. We will be learning that each person is made in the image and likeness of God. To know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our well being.
The Big Question
What makes me unique?
Swimming in Year 5!
Swimming takes place every Monday afternoon during the Autumn term. Please make sure your child has their kit for this important lesson.
Our first Talk for Writing unit this term is 'The Highwayman', a narrative poem by Alfred Noyse. We will learn this epic poem using Talk for Writing techniques and hopefully perform it for the school during assembly. We will also write our own modern day versions with the tale set in Speke or Liverpool. Look out for future photos and examples of our work!
For maths this term, we will be focusing on everything number! We know that maths is important for our future and especially number skills. Therefore, this term we will have a massive focus on number, including place value, basic skills, mental calculations and written calculations. We are the mathematicians of the future!
During the first part of the Autumn term we will be doing our 'Journeys' unit. During this unit, we will look at the formation and features of mountains and volcanoes. We will study famous mountains and volcanoes around the world and use atlas' to show where these are on a world map. As part of the unit, we will be looking at artistic pictures of volcanoes and creating our own pieces of artwork for display. We are also looking forward to making our own erupting volcanoes!
In addition to this, we will also be learning about the Earth and space. We will look at our solar system, the planets, the sun and the moon. We will learn about the movement of the planets and the moon in relation to the sun.
Learning about the phases of the moon.
We will look at how the moon looks different at different times of the month. To help us understand the phases of the moon we will hopefully have some fun with jaffa cakes and then recreate the phases using grapes. We will also keep a moon diary for four weeks as part of our homework.
Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term. Your completed work will be celebrated.