We welcome the children back for another challenging and exciting year. The year 5 teachers are Mr Higgins (class 5 Don) and Mr Miller (class 5 Humber). We are also extremely fortunate to be supported by both Mrs Hunter and Mrs Scott who will both be working in year 5 this year.
Year 5 is an important year and sees the children make the transition to upper key stage two. In year 5 we look to place more responsibility on the children by encouraging them to be more mature in their approach to their learning. It is important to see the children taking greater ownership of their learning becoming more independent and reflective.
English (Summer 2)
During the final half term, the children will be writting a narrative piece, a persuasive piece and an explanation piece. Throughout the year we have taught these styles of writing and will be expecting the children to be able to apply their skills independently to these writing tasks. We will be expecting to see the children making more mature and sophisticated language choices and producing detailed and engaging pieces of writing. Our writing sessions will be inspired by our topics focusing on space and the rainforest.
Maths (Summer 2)
The children will begin every lesson with a short Big Maths Clic session which will look at developing and securing the children's number confidence and knowledge. As well as this, the children will also be given weekly learn it challenges and clic tests. As part of our Maths sessions, we will be reinforcing and extending the knowlesdge the children have gained throughout the year. The children will be presented with problem solving challenges and projects which will require the children to apply their prior learning independently.
Some of the topics studied this half term will be:
- Space (Science)
- The Space Race (History)
- Deserts (Geography)
- Sikhism (R.E)
- Gymnastics (P.E)
- Rouseau (Art)
- Composition (Music)
On Friday the 23rd September the year 5 children went on their trip to Nell Bank. The trip was enjoyed by all and gave the children the chance to experience some excellent activities linked to the river and the importance of team work. It was fantastic opportunity for the children to develop their understanding whilst been able to see a river in action. As well as this the children were able to develop their problem solving skills and experience the importance of team work and the need to have good communication skills.
We would also like to say a huge thanks to Nell Bank and their staff for delivering an excellent fun and purposeful day for our children.
Important Information Section
Spelling test will take place every Friday morning.
Spellings: to be tested 14.7.17
recognise, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, shoulder, signature, sincerely, sincere, soldier
The children will be expected to read regularly at home and have a reading record to record this in. Although we expect the children to read regulalry, this may only be a couple of pages or 5 to 10 minutes.
In year 5 we really encourage the use of Mathletics as this is a fantastic way of reinforcing the childrens learning. Each week we will award our class trophy to the person who has worked hard using Mathletics at home.
The children in year 5 will have their Games lesson with Mr Beaston on a Wednesday afternoon. Can we ask that the children bring a full indoor and outdoor kit with them at the start of each week.