Welcome to Year 5
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome to Year 5. It has been a pleasure getting to know the children and starting our Year 5 'Journey' together.
Pupils have spent the first two weeks of term exploring the text 'Journey' and this has been a great opportunity to see what creative young people they are.
Space Camp 2018
Pupils really enjoyed our Space Camp experience. During the day the pupils completely immersed themselves in astronaut training. They completed physical training and problem solving activities.
When the pupils returned for the Camp in the evening, they tested rockets with Mr Lintell, made and programmed Space Buggies and then ended the evening with a spot of Star gazing. Lots of fun was had by all.
World Book Day
We have had a lovely day celebrating World Book Day 2018. Year 5 made such an amazing effort with their costumes.
This afternoon pupils entered the 'Book Tasting Cafe'. They sampled different books and lots of them found the next book they want to explore. The classroom was alive with discussions about characters and authors - the real purpose of World Book Day.
We also discovered our new BLP challenge - designing our own soundscape to accompany 'One Small Step' text.
Mexico Experience Day
Today we launched ourselves into our 'Mexico and the Mayans' topic, wearing clothes in the colours of the Mexican flag to get us into the spirit of things.
We used atlases and IPads to research facts about the country. Afterwards we wrote our own persuasive texts to advertise the country.
In the afternoon, we used paper mache to create our own piñatas and started to use inspiration from the work of Mexican artists to design sun masks.
Oscar's Walking Challenge for Shelter
Oscar is continuing with training for his incredible challenge taking place in the summer. All of the Knightlow family are proud of his hard-work and determination.
Wow - What an exciting half term we have planned for Year 5!
We will start the 2nd half of the Autumn term with our Anglo-Saxon experience day on Tuesday 31st October. Please remember to wear your costumes!
We will be immersing ourselves in this historical period throughout the rest of the term so be prepared to take a journey back in time.
We had an amazing day and really flexed our Building Learning Power muscles.
Here is a taste of some of the activities.
Homework will be set every Friday and this will need to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete their work on time and to a high standard.
We would like the children to read for 30 mins for a minimum of five times a week and record their reading in their reading record. Reading comprehension activities will form part of their homework. In addition, we will be reading in class and responding to our reading both orally and in writing.
The children will receive a set of weekly spellings each Friday. They will be tested on these the following Friday. Please help your child to learn their spellings through the week. We will also teach the children the rules and apply the spellings in our spelling sessions, as well as in their daily work.
Year 5 will have PE every Monday and Friday - please can the children have both indoor and outdoor PE kits in school.
If you have any queries please feel free to come and speak to us.