Welcome to Year 5
Our teachers this year are: In Baloo Mrs. Gibson and in Simba Miss. Bellanti, Mrs. Coleman, Miss. Livsey and Mrs Amjad 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.
This year we will be splitting the children into smaller, more focused groups for reading, writing and maths. Please make an appointment to come into school and speak to your child's teacher if you wish to find out more about their groups.
Homework is set on a weekly basis for Spellings and Number facts. The spellings and timestables are sent out via the apps (Spelling Shed and Timestables 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 6 times over the three week timetable. 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. ALL PE WILL BE OUTDOORS FOR THE FIRST HALF TERM - 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.
This year our projects will be changing as the year progresses, we will update this page or let you know via Class Dojo to keep you fully informed.
Our first project big question is ... What's out there?
Within this project we will be looking at:
Science - at the movement of the earth and the moon and explaining how day and night occurs.
DT - to investigate and design a parachute to ensure that astronauts land safely (planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary)
Art - paint a space themed picture in the style of famous artist Peter Thorpe, using an abstract art background and space feature in the foreground.
History - explore the first man to walk the moon and create a biography.
Geography - where and what are the Northern Lights?
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 Mrs. Gibson or Miss. Bellanti who will be able to give you your child's individual code.
In Year Five we will be exploring many genres of text through many different quality novels. Below, is a grid of the different units that Year Five will be studying throughout the year.