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 (Spring 2)
The children will be completing the work on Kensuke's Kingdom - writing our own story as if we were washed up alone on a desert island. We will also be taking part in many fun activities for World Book Day, which will take over our week of English lessons. After this week, we will be introducing the children to our new text - further updates on this will follow.
Maths (Spring 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 on data handling, which will include interpreting tables and graphs, drawing their own graphs and looking at pie charts. We will also continue our work on understanding fractions and decimals - such a large area of maths in the year 5 curriculum.
Some of the topics studied this half term will be:
- Famous scientists and challenges from Explorify (Science)
- Anglo-Saxons and Vikings - comparing and contrasting (History)
- Completing coding and creating our very own games (Computing)
- Rousseau (Art)
We have recently moved away from Mathletics in school and are trialling a number of other websites where your child can improve their maths skills and fluency. Please ask your child about the following sites (click on the links below),
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 - Finding the difference between positive and negative numbers
L - 12 times table revision
I - Square and prime numbers
C - Mental division
CLIC is our daily maths skills practice.
Words handed out Friday 8th March
To be tested on Friday 15th March
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.
Games and PE
The children in year 5 will have their Games lesson with Mr Hannington on a Monday afternoon.
Can we ask that the children bring a full indoor and outdoor kit with them at the start of each week.