School Target 2020/21 = 96%
Year 5 will receive their homework on a Friday and needs to be completed by Wednesday. Each week the children will have a maths, literacy and spellings activity. Reading is encouraged every night and can be written in their daily reading log.
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.
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'.