- "Go Green" Day 18th October 2021
- HARVEST TIME 12th October 2021
- Wear Yellow for World Mental Health Day 5th October 2021
- Information about ‘Covid 19’ Procedures for September 16th July 2021
School Target 2020/21 = 96%
Welcome to Year 4/5
Class Teacher: Miss Travers
Teaching Assistant: Miss Jones
Year 4/5 will receive their homework on a Friday and needs to be completed by Wednesday. Each week the children will have a maths, grammar and a spellings activity. Reading books will be given out every Monday and are to be returned by Friday with reading record cards. We ask that parents/guardians complete the reading cards provided ensuring that they are signed and dated. This will help us to track pupils reading outside of school and better support them.
Each day a secret student is chosen and has to model excellent behaviour, at the end of the day we ask each pupil in our class to say who they think it is.
We have introduced a new behaviour system called 'steps-to-success'. Children who show excellent behaviour can reach 'Sky is the limit', and children who maintain good behaviour end up in the 'Green for Growth' zone. A certificate will be sent out on a Friday to commend your child.
Below is an outline of what we will be learning about each term:
Autumn Term 🍂
During the Autumn Term, Year 4/5 will be studying the book 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' and explore the exciting world of Narnia. The novel is filled with fantasy and provides plenty of opportunities for creative writing.
In History, we will be going back in time to the Anglo - Saxon era and will learn about what life was like during this time.
Linking to our History topic, the children will be working collaboratively to build an Anglo - Saxon settlement using a variety of materials. We will be looking at the features of an Anglo - Saxon village and will use this to build our very own!
Our focus in Geography is ‘mountains’ and the children will be learning about their different types and features. We will also look more closely at different mountains around the world.
In Science, the children will be discovering the world of space and will look at why we have days, years and seasons! We will also explore the topic of ‘materials’ and will be investigating their various properties.
Our Wellbeing Warriors🌈
Nature Friendly Schools - 11th-12th October 2021 🍃
Year 4/5 have had a fantastic time outside with Nature Friendly schools. They explored their outdoor environment searching for right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles and created some of their own using natural resources! They also spent time in the outdoor classroom learning about historic settlements.
Black History Month
For black history month, year 4/5 have been focussing on Rosa Parks. We researched her life and learnt all about why she is such an influential figure. We made a conscience alley, hot seated
with Rosa Parks and made banners and posters about the bus boycott and segregation during this time. We then celebrated all of our work to do with Rosa Parks in a whole school assembly.
Weekly Maths Investigations
Every Friday, Year 4/5 work collaboratively in small groups to solve a maths problem/investigation. At the end of the lesson, we discuss our findings as a class.
Year 5 (2020/2021)
During Autumn Term 1, Year 5 will be studying the book 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' which will involve lots of descriptive writing and writing our own chapter. We will be studying The British Empire and using our mapping skills to locate these. The children will investigate sound in Science and how we are able to hear it through different materials. Our PE lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday and children are asked to come to school in their PE kits.
During Autumn Term 2, Year 5 will be studying the book ‘Hugo Cabret’, which will give children the opportunity to explore the early years of film and writing from a different character view point. For Geography the children will look at local maps, identifying new features and what have disappeared. In Science children will investigate animals and their environments. Year 5 will be swimming on Wednesday and doing outdoor Games on Thursday.
During Spring Term 1, Year 5 will be studying the book ‘Time Spinner’ and a number of science fiction stories. We will be investigating States of Matter in science and The Vikings in our history topic. Our PE lessons are now on Monday and Thursday, and children are asked to come to school in their full PE kits.
During Summer term 1 Year 5 will be studying the novel Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans. In History we will be studying Ancient Greece, which links to our novel and art where we will be creating our own Greek vases. Science will involve forces in motion, and making a rocket to send to the moon? During Geography we will be learning all we can about the physical and environmental features of Eastern Europe. We will be swimming on Wednesday this half term and our outdoor games will be netball, which has now changed to Fridays.
Summer Term 2 2021
This term we will be starting our new novel 'Shadow of the Centaurs' written by Saviour Pirotta. We will be continuing with our Geography topic 'Eastern Europe' and our History topic is still the Ancient Greeks. In Science will be looking at Earth and Space, Art will involve drawing and painting Mythological creatures and settings. We will have PE on Wednesday (gymnastics) and on Friday (athletics).
World Earth Day
This week year 5 had a wonderful 'World Earth Day'. We had a discussion about how we can help our planet, chose five ways to help our earth, designed T- shirts showing our messages, and finally made our 'Earth Day Commitments'.