Year 5

                                                                               Victoria                                              Mrsrice 2

                                                         Mrs Victoria Clements - Year 5 Teacher           Mrs Clare Rice - Year 5 Teacher

 

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                                                         Mrs Alison Statton - Teaching Assistant           Mrs Hayley Jones- Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 5!

We are a fabulous group of children who work hard and love to learn! Our teachers are Mrs Clements and Mrs Rice - our teaching assistants are Mrs Statton and Mrs Jones.

We love going on trips and through these, and our love for reading, we bring lots of our knowledge to the classroom. We also love to collaborate and support each other with our learning which makes our classroom a friendly, enthusiastic place to be.

Our class newsletters are below - please keep a close eye on this page for further updates about what we are learning as well as our Class Dojo page.

 

Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletter Year 5 2023

Autumn 2 Curriculum Newsletter Year 5 2023

Spring 1 Curriculum Newsletter Year 5 2024

Spring 2 Curriculum Newsletter Year 5 2024

Welcome to Year 5!

We are a fabulous group of children who work hard and love to learn! Our teachers are Mrs Clements and Mrs Rice - our teaching assistants are Mrs Statton and Mrs Jones.

We love going on trips and through these, and our love for reading, we bring lots of our knowledge to the classroom. We also love to collaborate and support each other with our learning which makes our classroom a friendly, enthusiastic place to be.

Our class newsletters are below - please keep a close eye on this page for further updates about what we are learning.

Spring 1 Class Blog 

 

What a fantastic busy half term we've had! Year 5 have been working hard and showing great collaboration and determination in their learning as always. Take a look below to see what we have learnt: 

 

English 

The children enjoyed revisiting our class book from earlier in the year, Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This term, we have been using the book as a stimulus for our writing, particularly using 'show not tell' and parenthesis in descriptive narrative writing. We also learnt how to build up tension writing a fast-paced story based on the animation 'Ruin'. We enjoyed high-quality discussion on the science-fiction, dystopian elements of the animation!  

To enhance our history learning about Ancient Greece, in Guided Reading we have been using our retrieval, inference and explaining skills to explore the Ancient Greek myths of Perseus, Theseus and Pandora. 

Those of us new to Year 5 have been working hard with learning English and working hard in phonics sessions to learn how to read. 

 

Maths 

This half term has been all about fractions! This is an area that some of us have found tricky but we're getting there! Many of us have enjoyed working with Mrs Merrett and getting stuck in to some more complex reasoning problems to challenge our mathematical thinking.  

We have also been working hard on making sure our times tables are secure as well as our inverse division recall. 

 

History 

We have been answering the key question of 'The Trojan Horse - fact, legend or myth?' - we have been using our historical enquiry skills to examine primary and secondary evidence. We have then hypothesised and come to our own conclusions. 

 

Art 

We have enjoyed developing our printing techniques to create pieces inspired by nature and poetry. Using acrylic paint, we have explored the shapes of nature, and used these shapes to compose 'poetry on paper'. We also found or created our own poetry then built on our previously-learnt typography skills to weave the poetry into our art. 

 

PSHE  

We have discussed different types of bullying and ways to prevent it in our school. We have also begun exploring goals and dreams for the future.  

 

French 

We have enjoyed developing our vocabulary and conversation skills talking about food and practising ordering in a cafe or a restaurant. 

 

Science  

This half term we have been exploring and investigating forces! Learning about gravity and Sir Issac Newton, experimenting with designing and racing our own boats to test how streamlining affects water resistance. As scientists we have also been focusing on carrying out fair tests and writing detailed conclusions to our investigations. 

 

R.E 

We have been exploring the question ‘Why do Christians believe Jesus is the Mesiah? We also enjoyed a trip to the ‘Life’ exhibition all about Jesus at Belmont Chapel.  

 

P.E  

This term while half the class have had swimming lessons, the other half have been developing our tennis skills. We have recapping the forehand and backhand shots and learnt volley and overhead shots as well as different tactics for playing doubles games. As a whole class we have also been developing our passing skills in netball and learning different tactics for getting free and finding space on the court.