Year Groups

Year 5

Class Name

Teacher

TA

Tourmaline Mrs Oswald Mrs Piesley
Amethyst Mr Holliday Mrs Weir

 

Curriculum Letters:

Term 1
Term 2
Term 3

Term 2

Year 5 have worked hard over the past term.  The children studied, in depth, the importance and significance of Remembrance Day and then created their own way of presenting this information.  All of the children also created a Poppy and held it, in class, for the two minutes silence to remember those who have fought.


We have started to read the book based on our Mayan topic, Middleworld.  It tells the story of a child whose parents go on a dig in Central America and uncover some Mayan mysteries.  We have enjoyed relating Mayan artefacts and inventions with what we use today.  Through Google Classroom, children were also asked to design their own Mayan person with their own ideas of body modification. Have a look on the right - it’s amazing!  

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The children did fantastically well on our online reading program, epic!  With hundreds of books read, and lots of enjoyment being had by all. epic! has proven to be key and beneficial to children’s learning.

 

Some of Year 5 also had some Christmas fun and posed for a design for a Christmas hoop, which is displayed along the main corridor in the school building.  There was a lot of laughter and enjoyment when carrying out this activity!

 

Term 1 Update

Year 5 have enjoyed a fantastic start to the year.  In English we have been focussing on Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones, where we have produced some powerful descriptive writing, poetry and a narrative

Wild Boy has been so successful that we have chosen the second Wild Boy story as our next class book. The era Wild Boy was set in, also ties in with our topics for the term of The Greatest Show and The Victorians.  We created Victorian timelines with key dates from that era.

Both Year 5 classes have done extremely well in TT Rockstars and we will continue to use this throughout the year.

Power Maths has been the resource for maths across the whole school, but Year 5 have particularly impressed their teachers with how well they have taken to it.  Children are really understanding and using Power Maths to its full potential, which is making a huge difference to their learning.

We have listened to three songs and concentrated on the instruments used within these songs.  The classes have loved listening to the variety of songs and have created a music fact file based on these.

Both Year 5 classes have done extremely well in TT Rockstars and we will continue to use this throughout the year.

Power Maths has been the resource for maths across the whole school, but Year 5 have particularly impressed their teachers with how well they have taken to it.  Children are really understanding and using Power Maths to its full potential, which is making a huge difference to their learning.