We welcome the children back for another challenging and exciting year. The year 5 teachers are Mr Czartowski (5 Don) and Mr Miller (class 5 Humber). Mrs Crook and Mr Hannington will be working with the children during PPA sessions.
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 (Autumn 2)
The children will be looking at the text - Beowulf. From this we will look at how myths and legends are written, before writing our own. We will also learn about writing instructions and poetry.
This half term also allows the children to showcase their skills in our annual handwriting competition - will your child be chosen as a finalist?
Maths (Autumn 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. This half term the children will be working upon written methods, reflection, symmetry, reflection, translation and angles.
Some of the topics studied this half term will be:
- Forces (Science)
- Vikings (History)
- Rivers (Geography)
- Game design (Computing)
- L.S. Lowry (Art)
On Friday 12th October, both classes attended Carr Lodge Park in Horbury to take part in some art work. Although the weather was pretty miserable, the children enjoyed the sessions and by working together, produced some fantastic pieces of work. After half term, there will be a follow up day in school, where the children will continue with the art project.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Nell Bank on Friday 28th September. The morning was spent learning about rivers - how they form and the features of a river. We also measured the speed of the River Wharfe using an expensive piece of scientific equipment - a stick!
During the afternoon, the children took part in some team building activities.
Below are a few photos from our amazing day.
Important Information Section
This week in CLIC
C - Counting in multiples of 12. Then, dividing these by 10, 100 or 1000
L - 12 times table revision
I - Jigsaw numbers up to 1000
C - Smile multiplication
CLIC is our daily maths skills practice.
Words handed out Friday 9th November
Adorable, beatable, breakable, comfortable, miserable, enviable, predictable, disagreeable, reliable and understandable
To be tested on Friday 16th November
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 regularly, 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.
Games and PE
The children in year 5 will have their Games lesson with Mr Hannington on a Monday afternoon. For the second half of the autumn term there will be an additional outdoors games session on a Wednesday morning.
Can we ask that the children bring a full indoor and outdoor kit with them at the start of each week.