Meet the Year 5 team.
Y5 class teacher: Miss Coleman
Y5 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Booth
Y5 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Burkinshaw
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the adults in Year 5 for any information regarding your child in school.
Our classroom environment.
This year, the Year 5 classroom is themed on The Jungle Book.
We currently have P.E on a Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.Please ensure a suitable 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. Is is vital that these spellings are practised at home so that children are able to apply the correct spellings and rules to their writing. 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. Our school reading target is to aim for 70% of children in each class to read at least 3 times at home. If we reach our target, we will receive a silver book, which enables us to choose a new book for our classroom. If we achieve the highest percentage in school, we will receive a gold book, which allows us to win one of the golden books we have chosen as a class.
Autumn Term Topic.
Our first topic for Autumn term will be Poppies, Peace and Power.
We will be learning about World War I and II.
As part of our Autumn topic, we will be visiting Eden Camp in September. Eden Camp is a modern history themed museum. It occupies a former Second World War prisoner-of-war camp of 33 huts, which were abandoned after WWII. This trip will provide the children with an immersive experience in to what life was like during WWII.
Spring Term Topic.
Our topic for Spring term will be Natural Disasters. We will be learning about climate change and many of the world's most famous mountain regions. We will be focussing on the effects of natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on the world and it's inhabitants.
As part of our Spring topic, we will be visiting Magna Science Museum in January 2020. Magna Science Adventure Centre is an educational attraction, which is located in a disused steel mill in Rotherham. The principal exhibits are divided into four pavilions: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. This trip will provide children with a hands on experience to explore the wonders of science and technology.
Summer Term Topic
Our topic for Summer term will be Explorers. We will be learning about the British Empire and planning journeys to different parts of the world, locating places using an atlas.
During Summer term, we will be taking time out of our usual school routine to travel to our countries capital city, London. Whilst in London, we will be experiencing new and once in a lifetime opportunities including, a trip to the West End to see The Lion King, a boat trip along the River Thames and some unbelievable sight seeing from the London Eye.