Welcome to Year 5
This Year Eagles class will be taught by Miss Morris, with Miss Love supporting in class. Hawks class will be taught by Miss Harris from Monday to Thursday morning and Mrs Ash will be teaching Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, with Mrs Liverton supporting in class throughout the week.
Our PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure that correct PE uniform is in school on these days. A gentle reminder that layers will be needed as the weather begins to cool for autumn and winter. Many Year 5 pupils are also swimming on Thursday morning. They will need to bring a separate swim bag with everything they need inside.
Maths homework will be set termly, with different fluency facts being sent home each term for the children to practise at home. A termly project will also be sent home, which will relate to our current topic.
A termly project will also be sent home, which will relate to our current topic. Spelling homework is sent home termly, with weekly spelling lists, which relate to the learning within class. Please help to practice these spellings at home, as it will reinforce what we are covering at school.
Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. They should record their reading in their reading records and change their books when required. In class we have grouped reading books, where we will explore the text in more depth to develop our comprehension skills. Some of the skills we will practise include identifying and exploring themes, analysing use of language and trawling for evidence.
This Term's Theme – 'Save our Planet'
Our topic for this term is ‘Save the planet', where we will be using Geography and Art to explore how planet Earth has changed over time and the impact we have made. We will be looking at David Attenborough and the influence he has had through documenting many of these changes. We will use this to form many questions, which we will answer through the coming weeks. We will use primary and secondary sources to gather information about climate change, plastic pollution and over-population. We will explore the importance of sustainability and Year 5 will be mapping their own sustainable community, by looking at existing maps and using Ordnance Survey symbols to support this. We will compare maps and images from over time to see how our local environment has changed and reflect on whether these changes are positive for the environment. We will be learning about sculptures and exploring existing artists who create sculptures from 3D materials. We will then design and create our very own recycled models, based on what we have learnt through the topic. Finally, we will be producing our very own persuasive speeches about how to become more eco-friendly and why we need to do this. We will be sharing our speech to voice our opinions on what we have learnt over the topic. Our English lessons will also reinforce our topic learning. We will explore the text ‘Promise’ by Nicola Davies for the beginning of term and look at what the world would look like without any trees. This will form our narrative writing for three weeks. After this, we will be using all of the grammar skills we have learnt and apply this to persuasive speech writing. We can’t wait to persuade you all with our speeches!