Welcome to Year 5
Our teachers this year are: In Baloo Mr Hargreaves and in Simba Miss Bellanti.
Miss Livsey, Mrs Khan, Mrs Forshaw, Mrs Miah, Mrs Crossley and Mrs Zesmin-Ali will work across both classes.
Year Five is a very exciting year with lots going on. Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both classes on this page or via Class Dojo. Please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher too if you have any questions.
Our Project - Is force the same as strength?
This is such an exciting project to begin our school year. We will be teaching and learning the following:
English - Poetry - Poems with figurative language – Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe.
Maths - We will focus on place value and interpreting graphs.
Science - Forces and resistance.
Art - Push and pull painting and gravity painting.
DT - Plan, design and make a catapult (link to science, forces and resistance)
History - Explore the life of Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton.
Geography - Use globes and atlases to identify climate zones and consider their impact on different parts of the world.
PSHCE - Focus on our aspirations, our similarities and differences as well as diversity.
PE - Partnered gym work and leadership activities.
RE - If god is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?
MFL - Learning different foods in French
Music - We will be looking at Jazz music.
IT - Data Handling
Please see our medium term plan below.
Homework is set on a weekly basis for Spellings and Number facts. The spellings and timetables are sent out via the apps (Spelling Shed and Timetables Rockstars) and can be accessed at home. All children have log ins for both sites. These need to be completed at least daily, to ensure the children get the best opportunities to succeed.
Reading is a life skills, so it is so important that your child reads on a daily basis. Reading books were given out at the start of the year. Please try to read with your child every night. Encourage the children to read a wide range of books, any reading is better then no reading at all.
Reading books must be in school every day so that their progress can be monitored and their name moved up the class reading tree, the children may also need to read during the day.
Children have PE twice a week. Please ensure that all children have sensible PE kit, including trainers in school on a Monday and that it is taken home on a Friday for washing.
*ONCE A WEEK PE WILL BE OUTDOORS - PLEASE ENSURE CHILDREN HAVE ADEQUATE CLOTHING IN THEIR KIT. (THIS MUST INCLUDE TRAINERS AND A WARM JACKET)*
If your child needs to self - isolate because of a family member having symptoms/testing positive for COVID 19 then they can access the daily work through the Seesaw app.
All children will have an individual log in and will be fully able to access and submit work through this.
It is a very busy year ahead of us, but we are so excited to teach and know that both classes will give 100% effort in their learning.
Please join our class dojo page too! Click on the link HERE to go straight to the website and sign up using your child's code. If you don't have the code please speak to Miss. Bellanti or Mr. Hargreaves who will be able to give you your child's individual code.