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 Bradley, 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 ‘I am Learning’, which at present is optional, but great fun!
During this half term (Autumn 1), pupils will learn about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
Children will have opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of maps and how they work and have a chance to create their very own longboat, using a range of information to inform their design, based on research. In addition, during creative art sessions, children will also be able to taste a traditional Viking meal along with studying Viking beliefs, weapons and much more…
Key ideas will include the children identifying where a period of history fits on a timeline and summarise what Britain may have learnt from other countries and civilizations through time gone by.
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!