Welcome to Year 5!
We are looking forward to the year ahead.
Teachers: Miss Doyle and Mrs Hall
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Stanley and Mrs Bird
PPA teacher: Mr Dillon
Below you will find lots of information about our class. This will include information on the Year 5 curriculum, our school schemes, reading book days, PE days, homework menu and water bottles. We will update the website regularly and notify you of any important dates for your diary. If you are having to stay at home due to self-isolation, please contact the school office. Information about lessons and current work will be provided through Class Dojo.
Anything that you wish to share or talk about, please message us on Class Dojo. We endeavour to regularly check all messages and we will reply as soon as we can. We are here for your children, and we will always listen.
Reading books will be changed regularly. Please send your child's book bag to school with them every day. We encourage that you ask your child questions about their book and that you encourage your child to ask their own questions. It is important to develop comprehension skills, as it supports your child with reading and writing. We encourage you to visit our amazing local library to expand your child’s knowledge and love of books.
The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed
Your child will be bringing home a password. This will enable them to log onto the spelling shed and maths shed. We will set a variety of fun activities on this site for you to share at home with your child.
Our PE day this year is Tuesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on Tuesdays. They can wear black tracksuit bottoms or leggings on colder days. No PE kits are to be brought into school.
There are studies to say, that drinking water and being well hydrated, improves the mood, memory, and attention in children. We would ask that you send in a water bottle for your child each day. We request that your child brings in water only and not juice or fizzy drinks. The bottle needs to have your child’s name on. The children will have access to their water throughout the day.
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 as to how many you complete; however, you must complete at least one piece and hand it in to school by the end of the half term. Your child’s completed work will be celebrated.
The first theme in our Come and See is Domestic Church: Ourselves.
We will be thinking about the Big Question- Who am I and where do I come from?
The children have already thought about their own talents and qualities and written beautiful poems about them. We have also considered what it means to be one of God's Holy People.
This term year 5 are using a text called, 'Where Once We Stood'. This fascinating book is all about the moon landings. We have been finding out about Neil Armstrong (the first man who stepped foot on the moon).
We are going to use this text to help us write flashback stories about our own journeys into space. Later in the term, we will be writing a report about landing on another planet.
We are nearly at the end of our 'Flashback Journey' stories based on 'Where Once We Stood'. Before we publish our work, by making a class book to go into our library, we are going to use editing skills to improve our stories.
This term, before starting our place value unit, year 5 completed a week of inspirational maths challenges. It was important that we started our year 5 maths journey with a positive attitude. These challenges encouraged us to reason mathematically whilst solving problems as well as being interesting, fun, engaging, inclusive and stimulating. The children really enjoyed the week of inspirational maths challenges and it certainly helped with a ‘I can do maths’ attitude!
After completing our inspirational maths challenges, it was time to build on our knowledge from year 4. This term year 5 will be completing our place value unit, allowing the children to read, write and recognise the value of each digit in a number. We are going to use this knowledge to help us solve place value problems, partition numbers and demonstrate numbers using a variety of representations such as bar models, part-whole models and number lines. We are looking forward to see what the children can achieve!
Our Science this half term is linked to our English. The topic is: Earth, Moon and Sun. We will be looking at the solar system, phases of the moon, shadows and the sun during different times of the day. We will also research a famous scientist who has contributed to this area.
Hi-Impact session 15th September
The children had an amazing afternoon, learning how to create their own website. We linked it to our English and Science topics to make fantastic websites about Neil Armstrong. The visiting teacher, Mrs. Todd, from Hi Impact, was very impressed with the skill level 5D demonstrated.
Control and Programming
In our Computing lesson today, we used Code Studio to create a program which let us create a simple animated underwater scene. By using Sprite Lab, we were able to build a fish tank and animate the fish to move in different ways.
Year 5 will be studying The Ancient Greeks this term. Keep an eye out for our fantastic work later in the term!
Art and Design
Our first art project will involve looking at DRAWING and PHOTOGRAPHY using Degas as an initial influence.
Edgar Degas painted ballerinas. He was fascinated with how they moved and tried to capture this in his work.
We will look at images showing different kinds of dancing such as Street Dance. We will study the shapes and movement that these street dancers manage to create with their bodies.
One way of depicting movement in a still picture is to use repeated images. This gives the illusion of the person moving across the page. We will use different art medium to create these images.
Our topic for D.T this term links brilliantly with our upcoming History lessons. The theme is Celebrating Culture and Seasonality. We will do this by designing, preparing and making delicious Greek food. This includes making our own pitta breads from scratch to eat alongside home-made Greek salad and tzatziki. Look out for photos later in the term.
Our first unit in PE is athletics. The children will be developing their sprinting, jumping and throwing skills. Please make sure your child comes into school every Tuesday in their PE kit.
Year 5 will continue learning how to play chess this term, with expert teacher, Roger. They began their lessons at the end of Year 4. Mrs Hall and Miss Doyle are hoping that the children can teach them how to play!! Hopefully it won't be like Wizard Chess in Harry Potter.