Year 5

 

Welcome to Year 5’s class page!

We’ve all had a great Summer holidays and come back to school making a really positive start to our learning in Year 5. We’ve welcomed back lots of familiar faces, and greeted some new ones to the Crackley Family too.  Mr Morton and Mrs Taylor are here to help us with our learning each day, and we’re even lucky enough to have Mrs Smart pop in on alternate Monday’s too!

Our Learning Focus topic this term is ‘People Who Changed the World’. We will be looking at lots of individuals who have made significant contributions to mankind, however for the main part of our learning we will be following the theme of agriculture. The two main areas that we’ll look at will be the European settlers who developed what we now know as America, and also we’ll take a more local approach and examine the impact that the Staffordshire Engineering firm J.C.B has had both locally and internationally.

Our current topic in science is ‘Earth and Beyond’, where we’ll  be examining lots of different things which can be found in space, learning how the planets move through the solar system and even looking at why it’s a different time in different countries around the world. 

We’ve started our music lessons already, and are busy getting to grips with a variety of different instruments – keep watching this space for updates!

We’ve got lots of visitors in class, in the form of class DOJO! The children are able to customise them themselves at home, and it’s a great way for you to keep updated with what they are earning DOJOs for throughout their days – download the app and have a look!

 

Please remember…

- We have PE on a Wednesday morning. Because our slot is 9am, can children please come to school dressed in their PE kit so that we can make the most of our learning time. School uniform will need to be brought into school too, so that they can get changed during the day.

- Reading books should be brought into school each day, so that children can complete NEOs and read with adults too.

- Swimming sessions will be on a Friday morning. We’ll depart school shortly before playtime, and return at the beginning of lunch time.

- Homework will be set on a Friday and will be collected in on a Wednesday. I will be available to help children on either  a Monday or a Tuesday dinner time should they be struggling with any of the work, so it’s really important that they look at it over the weekend and have a go. As ever, your continued support with homework is greatly appreciated.

                                                                          

 

Useful Websites:

Year 5/6 spelling list* https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

Useful information for all literacy topics

http://www.theschoolrun.com/

Literacy games

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Maths games/activities

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

 

 



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