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 Miss Roy and we are lucky enough to teach Year 5. We also work alongside the amazing Mrs Koekemoer and Mr Freeman, who help us in our classrooms 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. We would like to see, over a 6 week period, at least two pieces of homework completed! Additional tasks may be added on the learning platforms ‘DoodleMaths’ (free app), Times Tables Rock Stars (internet platform) and ‘Purple Mash’ (internet), which at present are optional, but great fun! Can we achieve #1 in the country on Doodle Maths…?!
In addition, to continue with the great work that happened in Year 4 during ‘home learning’, we will also be placing work (assignments) using Microsoft TEAMs, which we will be teaching the children how to use independently.
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 (Spring 1), the children will locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on North America and concentrating on their key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
In addition, children with have the opportunity to research a state that they want to find out more about. They will then present their findings to others of their chosen state.
Children have to think of a range of questions they would ask the President if they were to meet him…
During Art sessions, children will study the art of Andy Warhol and then use his style to focus on a famous American of their choice.
In terms of history, the children will study the history of America and find out who the original Americans were and why there are so many people from different nationalities in the USA…
Overall, we are really excited about this terms topic!
(We did ask Mr Callaghan-Wetton if we could organise a school trip to the USA, but unfortunately the answer was a NO due to funding!)
This terms challenge is as follows…
Can you remember all the 50 states of America…?!
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.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
Physical Education (P.E)
P.E Will be every Tuesday afternoon for all Year 5 pupils. We are very privileged to have Mr Unwin, a professional Sports Coach to take the P.E this year and we look forward to learning new skills and participating in Sainsbury School Games Festivals. 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)
If children fail to bring a P.E kit, a phone call home will be made.
Thanks for your continuing support and co-operation.
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!
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