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Welcome to Year 5; there will be lots for you to learn and we are looking forward to you coming into our class. There are a few things that I just want to run through so that you can be ready for the term and we can get cracking straight away. You will get lots more information at the beginning of Year 5, such as when we will have PE, swimming and a whole lot more!
Staff in Year 5
Teacher ~ Miss Wyllie
Teaching Assistant (Mornings) ~ Mrs Clarke
RE ~ Mrs Yeomans
French ~ Mrs Ibbitson
Please see the 'Info for Autumn' tab at the top for lots more about the year ahead.
ALL CONTENT BELOW IS YEAR 5 2017 - 2018
Hopefully we will be able to look forward to a sunny term so we can spend lots of time outside! We've got lots of work to continue with but plenty of other activities to enjoy as well.
Reading ~ our class book this term is, 'The Explorer.'
Geography ~ our geography work this term is all about settlements, land use and use of resources and we'll be combining this with our English work as we investigate plastic pollution.
Science ~ we'll be continuing with out learning about animals and humans...you'll know lots more by the time we've finished!
English ~ we will be completing some research and some persuasive writing and even getting in contact with some large-chain supermarkets to see if we can persuade them to reduce the amount of plastic they use in their packaging. We'll be having a bit of fun as well with some slightly 'out of the box' creative writing....but you'll have to wait and see what that is!
Maths ~ you will continue to become experts with fractions before moving on to learn about decimals. Then we'll move on to working on geometry. Your maths progress has been superb!
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Lots of Year 5 attended the Cross Country.
I think most of them came to squelch in the mud or rescue worms!
A visit from Dumbledore ~ our new hairy friend!
Science ~ Investigating Water Resistance
Year 5 made some brilliant boats ~ well done all of you! They were very impressive and your science evaluations were superb......I think we have some boat builders of the future in our class!
Christmas homework challenge ~ please see the
'Homework' icon. Will your boat win the race?
29.11.17 ~ Parent Request Follow Up
Following on from lots of requests at parents evening, a 'help' pack has been sent home with each child today to give you more information about what the children have been learning........and to explain lots of the terminology that the children have been using at home ~ such as the WABUBS!
I've also included some information about KS2 writing expectations, English sentence structures, grammar, spelling and punctuation etc. There is also a selection of useful maths materials, such as maths methods which we are using in class, as well as additional information such as Roman Numerals, place value, multiplication grids etc.
If there is anything that I can do to help or support you with your child's learning, then please don't hesitate to send a note in with your child and I'll do my best!
Thanks, Miss W
Updated October 2017 ~ Please see 'Info for Autumn 2017' for start of Year 5 info, including staffing, homework, expectations etc.
The children have had a super start to the year and have been busy learning, playing and being sporty!
They began the year as space scientists, exploring the planets and finding out about the Earth spinning on its axis, whilst also travelling around the sun; then they got in a pickle whilst trying to act it out at the same time as having the Moon orbit the Earth ~ thankfully in real life it
doesn’t all crash!
In English, the children have thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.’ Lots of them might even have book 2 on their Christmas list!
They have also been very competitive in English this term. In class, everybody got in on the challenge of reciting I SAW A WABUB at speed (you better ask the children if you’re not sure what it stands for!), with Rowan currently in the lead at around 2 seconds.
Next, 18 children went to the Sports Hall Athletics, where they were fantastically sporty, even if there were a few crashes with the wall. The children were so supportive of each other and there were some super results.
In the last three weeks, times tables have taken over, with fierce competition both in the classroom and online ~ even some of the parents have got involved and it’s been great to see their names lower than the children’s on the leader boards!
Now, with Times Tables Rock Stars, the competition is surely going to get even fiercer……who will be the top of the Year 5 league by Christmas?!