Meet the Year 5 team.
Y5 class teacher: Miss Coleman
Y5 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Hinchcliffe
Y5 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Burkinshaw
Y5 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Smithson
Y5 Learning Support assistant: Ms Cawley
On a Thursday afternoon, Mrs Baines will teach R.E followed by Mrs Brookes, who will teach P.E.
On a Friday afternoon, Mrs Baines will teach French and Spelling.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the adults in Year 5 for any information regarding your child in school.
Autumn Term Topics
In history this term Year 5 will start off by looking at ancient warfare in Greece, focussing on the Spartan warrior way of life. We will then move through the times of warfare to look at World War I and World War II
In English we will be linking our writing to Spartans soldiers, battling for their state and British soldiers fighting for freedom during Wold War I and World War II. We will cover a range of genres of writing including; newspaper articles, narratives, persuasive writing, tetractys poetry, flashback stories, letter writing and acrostic poetry.
In Maths this term, we will be focusing on investigating and learning about;
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Throughout the Autumn term Year 5 will be investigating light, learning all about how light travels and enables us to see objects. We will be researching and gaining knowledge about animals and their natural habitats.
As part of our topic this term we will be looking at the art work of Henry Moore and replicating some of his war inspired work named 'Shelter'.
We are extremely fortunate to have a member of the Wakefield Music Services working with Year 5 this term. We will be learning about Samba and creating our own grooves using Samba instruments such as the agogô and tamborims.
Year 5 Educational Visits
In order to consolidate our learning, we I'm to provide pupils with a variety of learning environments and experiences. Educational visits contribute to an enjoyable and varied learning journey, offering hands on involvement within our study.
Upcoming Year 5 visits include:
17th October 2017 - Year 5 and 6 visit to Eden Camp.
As part of our Poppies, Peace and Power topic we will be spending the day at Eden Camp in Malton. During the visit children will be transported back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of wartime in Britain.
6th December 2017
As part of our festive celebration, the whole school will be visiting Wakefield Theatre to watch the Aladdin pantomime.
We currently have P.E on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure an outdoor P.E kit is in school for both sessions.
Maths homework is set on a Friday, this is due in by the following Wednesday at the latest.
Each week, on a Friday, ten spellings will be taught and sent home. These spellings need to be practised and a definition of each word must be completed before Wednesday. Spelling tests are every Friday.
Home reading is extremely important, try reading every day at home- even if it's for a short period of time each day as this will add up over the week and help to improve reading fluency.