Welcome to Year Five
We strive to create a happy classroom where everyone can achieve, learn and enjoy themselves!
Meet the Teaching Staff
Our names are Mr Bandy and Mr Lewis (who we welcome as a new member to our our team this year) and we are lucky enough to teach Year 5. We also work alongside Mrs Glover, who helps us in our classroom and much much more! We thought we would update you on any information you may need to know…
Our homework projects are due in before the end of each half term and the children can do one or as many projects as they want. Additional tasks may be added on the learning platform ‘DoodleMaths’, which at present is optional, but great fun!
The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, but the 100 words in each list can easily be taught within the four years of key stage 2 alongside other words that teachers consider appropriate. Below are the 100 words for years 5 and 6. It would be useful for children to learn the spellings of these words, but also know the meaning of the words i.e can the children write each word in a sentence?
During this half term (Autumn 2), the children will compare the time of day at different places on the Earth through internet links and direct communication; looking at how night and day occur using diagrams to support this. In addition, the children will also create simple models of the solar system. The children will also investigate why some people think that structures such as Stonehenge might have been used as astronomical clocks.
As part of English sessions, children will be provided with opportunities to complete a fact file on a chosen planet and consider what questions they would ask Neil Armstrong.
By the end of the topic, children should be able to explain and identify the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun and explain how seasons are created.
We also have a fantastic visit planned (22.11.2017) to Meden School, who have planned an Astronomy event for the children.
Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.
Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.
Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.
Physical Education (P.E)
P.E is every Tuesday (am) and Thursday (pm). We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. Your child’s P.E kit should include:
- White T-shirt with logo
- Navy shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or if you just want to look at the children’s work on display. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!