Welcome to Year 5!
Mrs Bradburn & Miss Lavery- Class Teachers
Mrs Henrys- Additional Support Teacher
Miss Courtney- Teaching Assistant
Mrs Ellis/Miss Ormrod/Miss Cantello/Mrs Bland/Mrs Sutton- Support TA's
Year 5 Trip to Our Lady's High School
Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Our Lady’s RC Primary School in Blakely in March. The purpose of the visit was to participate in a Science lesson on Forces, as this was our topic for Spring term. The children thoroughly enjoyed investigating different forces such as friction, gravity, air resistance, pushes and pulls and the effect these forces had on objects. It really deepened the children’s understanding and knowledge on forces.
Y5 Trip to Our Lady’s
The Year 5 children were very lucky to experience a taster day at Our Lady's High School this year. The day was centred around 'Bringing History to Life' focusing on our topic of Ancient Greece. Our Lady's arranged for us to be picked up and dropped off and provided with us with a beautiful lunch. The children got involved in drama and dance activities, all while learning about the important history and key figures of Ancient Greece. The children were well entertained throughout the day, with lots of fun learning and involvement in different tasks, which finally led to a very educational show. The children put on their best performances and impressed everyone watching!
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Homework is given out every Friday and is collected the following Friday. This homework is generally linked to topics the children have been learning in school. Each week children get Numeracy, Literacy and Spelling; along with this, children are expected to read every night and learn their times tables every night.
Children have P.E. on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Their kits are expected to be in school on those days. P.E. kits should consist of: shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms, t-shirt and appropriate footwear eg. trainers or pumps.
In English this term we will be studying the author Michael Foreman and looking at a number of his books including, 'Fox Tale', 'Cat on the Hill', 'Seal Surfer', 'Sandhorse' and 'War Game'. We will be focusing on writing diary entries, letters and story predictions based on those books. Later in the term we will move onto poetry studying Pie Corbett and Valerie Bloom poems with children composing, reciting and performing their own poetry in those styles!
In Maths this term we are learning all about number and place value which includes roman numerals and negative numbers. We will then move onto calculating using our four number operations. Along with this children are asked to continue practising their times tables both at home and at school.
Children can practise their times tables at home using Times Tables Rockstars which they are familiar with.
In our religion lessons this term we have been looking at ourselves and why we are all special in our own way. We will also look at the Creation Story. Children will be having Wednesday Word sessions with Fr. Denneny and regular Collective Worship sessions both in class and in assemblies.
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