Welcome to Year 5

Hawk Class

Mrs S Were - Teacher

Mrs E Archdale - TA

Falcon Class

Miss C Johnson - Teacher

Mrs P Stanfield - HLTA

Latest News for Year 5

Year 5 have had the opportunity to practise CPR with trained doctors and nurses. As well as this, they have learnt various songs to help them remember what CPR is and how to perform it.

Bake it! 2017

Zoolab Visit

Spinnaker Tower Trip

We all had fun looking at the views from the Spinnaker Tower. It was amazing how far we could see.

Design and Technology Week Autumn Term 2016

We spent a week learning about moving toys. We then had to plan, construct and evaluate our own moving toys.

In Year 5 we were lucky enough to have a visit from a professional actress called Mrs Amey, who delivered a drama workshop for us around the theme of The Great, The Bold and The Brave. We imagined we were in a Roman Army and performed their march in a testudo formation. We had lots of fun.

Year 5 Topics

What are we learning in English?

In English we will be applying in writing to Mrs. Wallace to be Prefects in Year 6. We will be reading lots of science fiction, in particularly Malorie Balckman’s Chasing the Stars- we will then write our own Science Fiction stories. We will also be writing non chronological reports about the planets in our Solar System. We look forward to sharing them with you.

What are we learning in Maths?

In Mathematics we will be continuing our learning in fraction. We will be learning to multiply and divide fractions.

 

What are learning in RE?

We follow God Matters in RE and our next theme is Pentecost and Sacraments

Children will be able to make links (AT1 i) between the story of Pentecost and transforming of the lives of the disciples. They will use the words (AT1 ii) ‘universal Church, paraclete, spirit of truth, convert.’ They will be able to give reasons (AT1 iii) why the Church is called to welcome everyone. They will be able to make links to show (AT2 i) how the Holy Spirit enables us to overcome barriers.

 

Children will be able to describe and show understanding of (AT1 i) how we are called to build up the Church. They can show an understanding (AT1 iii) of how belief in the Spirit can transform our lives. They are able to show how (AT2 i) the words of St Paul influence how Christians live their lives. They can engage with and respond to questions of life (AT2 ii), such as, ‘are role models today witnesses to the Good News?’ in the light of religious teaching.

 

 

Children will be able to make links (AT1 i) between the Wedding Prayer of Tobias and Sarah and the promises made in marriage. They will use the words (AT1 ii) ‘Matrimony, wedding vows, Holy Orders’ and give reasons for the symbols and actions used in the seven sacraments.  They will be able to give reasons (AT1 iii) why people choose to celebrate the sacraments.  They will be able to compare their own and other people’s idea about questions (AT2 ii) such as ‘Why do people choose to be married in church?’

Children will be able to describe and show understanding of the importance of commitment and service in the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders. They can show an understanding (AT1 iii) of the impact the

commitments made during the celebration of the sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders have on the way people live their lives. They are able to show how (AT2 i) responding to God’s call leads people to make a conscious decision to commit to the promises of the sacraments.They can engage with and respond to questions of life (AT2 ii),

such as, ‘Does God call fewer people to the religious life today?’ in the light of religious teaching.

 

What are we learning within our topic?

 

We will be learning…

Mission to Mars

Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system

Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth

Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Describe and understand key aspects of :

physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

 

We will be visiting Oaklands for a Science visit.

Monday 12th June Hawks

Thursday 22nd June Falcons

 

Also we will have a Space visit from Portsmouth University on Monday 26th June.

 

Letters and deatisl to follow.

 

Cross Curricular links:

English: non chronological report about Mars landing/ discovery Poem- six ways to look at the moon

British Values:

We will be using the values of democracy and tolerance of beliefs to hold class debates on whether there is life on Mars

Maths Links:

Toilet Roll investigation- distance of planets.

Homework

 From January we will be giving children the option of taking Maths and English homework to complete at home. It will be a task up to a maximum of 30 minutes and will be linked to our current learning. If you child selects the optional homework then they will be expected to complete that homework to their highest standard.

This optional homework will be given out on a Monday and will be due in on a Friday.

 

Children will still be expected to complete the standard year 5 homework:

•             Reading every evening with the expectation that their reading diary is signed and handed in

•             Around the World Maths target work with the expectation that this is handed in

•             Spelling sentences- handed out on a Friday due in the following Friday.

 

If you have any questions regarding homework in year please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

 

Swimming will be continuing for Year 5 this half term- dates to be confirmed.

 

 Information for Parents

Please click on the icons below for extra information to support your child this year:

 

       

 

Homework help links

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/tabletrees.html
 
http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/suffix.htm
 
http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/prefixsuffix.html
 
http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/118/adding_time_word_problems
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml