Welcome to Year 5!
Year 5 Team:-
Class 5A– Mrs Horsfield (Year Leader), TA- Mrs Allen
Class 5B– Mrs Keane, TA- Miss Barrett
Class 5C– Mrs Nash and Mrs Sexton, TA- Mrs Cuffley
Topics for the year:
Term 1- Tudors
Term 2- Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
Term 3- Pharaohs
Term 4- Stargazers
Term 5- Beast Creators
Term 6- Allotment
PE – Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit including for outdoors (plain navy blue tracksuit).
Please see below for your child’s PE days:
Daily reading of Accelerated reader books will also be expected.
Dates for your diaries:-
Tuesday 11th September- Year 5 trip to Hever castle
Wednesday 19th September- Year 5 parents meeting (A welcome to the Year group)- 7pm
Thursday 20th September- whole school mass
For online Abacus games the children will need to use their log in:
Username: first 4 letters of their first name followed by first 4 letters of surname.
School code: t7jg
Year 5 Updates
Children will be completing a Bikeability course, on Monday and Tuesday (please read information carefully about what is required).
In History/ DT we will be making plague bags- filling them with sweet-smelling herbs and spices.
Religion will continue with the study of ‘The New Commandments’ and how important they are within our lives.
Thank you, once again, for your continued support.
- Please note that there will be a Year 5 mass on Thursday 15th November at 9.15am in St. Mary’s church- all are welcome.
- A reminder that your child should have their PE kits in school, ready for the term ahead.
- Deadline for ‘Shoe box’ appeal is Monday 12th November
- Wednesday 14th November- last day for school photo orders via the school
- Friday 16th November- Children in need
As we come to the last week of term, we are now experts in Tudor history! We are continuing to write our Historical narratives, using our recently acquired knowledge, to create a story about ‘The Prince and the Pauper’. In French, we have been learning been comparing Tudor words, in both languages, considering vocabulary linked to King Heny VIII as well as consider their word types in grammar. Spellings include words with the suffix ‘tious’ (eg. ambitious)- please check your child’s reading record for the current list.
In Religion, we will be celebrating the Harvest Mass (Sunday 14th October- 10.15am at St. John’s Church). We will continue to study about God’s helpers across history and consider how we can follow their example to care for God’s world.
Accelerated reading, across the year group, is now running very successfully and your children are enjoying the library with its vast amount of books to chose from. Please ensure that you read/ question your child about their current book and sign/ comment in their reading record books accordingly.
In Science, we will continue to investigate how materials behave differently in solution (some dissolving), as well as how we can separate one from another.
In Religion, we continue with God’s creation and learn about some of God’s great helpers. We will reflect on their examples and consider what we can learn from them.
In maths, we will continue to develop understanding of formal addition/ subtraction (including exchanging-regrouping and renaming) as well and using the inverse and rounding to check the accuracy of our answers.As a year group, we will be looking towards Term 2 for our new topic- Peasants, Prices and Pestilence. Home-learning activities will be on their way home w/c 15/10/18.The children are all looking extremely smart, wearing their winter uniform with pride. School photographs will be on Tuesday 16th October.Thank you, as always for your support. Thank you too, for your gifts and kind words given on the Teachers’ appreciation day.
Looking forward to week 5, already, and we’ve got lots in store for your children this week!
A reminder that Winter uniform must be worn from Monday (1st October) please.
In maths- we are moving on to addition and subtraction (using the column method). Please refer to the calculation policy for further information, if required.
In English- we are busily writing our persuasive letters to King Henry VIII- begging that Anne Boleyn’s life might be spared at the very last minute!
In Science- we will investigate how materials behave differently when mixed with water (both cold and warm).
In Religion- we will discuss The Fall (the story of Adam and Eve), considering human sin and how beliefs of The Fall shape our lives.
In PSHE- we will look at the rules set in place by King Henry VIII (Eltham Ordinance) and write our own Monarchy rules considering how we would like to treat people.
Thank you for all of your continued support with your children’s homework and home reading. Please ensure that you add a note to your child’s books if they haven’t been able to complete tasks set.
Thank you all the parents who came to the Year 5 meeting on Wednesday and all those who joined us for the whole school mass.
There will be a Year 5 mass at St. Mary’s church, Denton on Thursday 27th September at 9.15 am. All are welcome.
This week, we have been writing our non-chronological reports about the Tudors. As we learn more about these challenging times in English history, we will research more about King Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn. The children will begin to prepare a persuasive letter from Anne to the Royal Court, in an attempt for her to be pardoned from her accusation of Treason against the King.
In maths, having been practicing place value and rounding, we will now move on to negative numbers as well as Roman Numerals.
In History, we will complement the research of Anne Boleyn’s impending doom and retrace her final journey to the Tower of London.
Science will extend our understanding of how materials behave when being introduced to different sources, looking at electrical conductivity and insulation.
Religion will continue our theme of ‘The Creation’ establishing how we can be guardians of God’s wonderful world.
Please continue your support with your child’s reading and homework activities- your comments and feedback, in both the reading records and homework books, are very much appreciated.