Welcome to Year 5.
Mrs Ing and Mrs Pietersen are the job share class teachers for Year 5. Mrs Ing works in Year 5 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Pietersen works on Thursday and Friday. Now we are getting nearer to the top of the school we have lots of work to do this year but it will also be plenty of fun.
Our topic this term is
We will be learning about the Vikings and Anglo Saxons, who they were, where they came from, what they believed in and how they lived.
There will be some exciting Art work drawing detailed pictures of dragons. As well as creating Viking artefacts from clay. In DT we will design and make model catapults for all those invasions.
We will locate counties and cities in the UK and identify the human and physical characteristics of regions in the UK, linking them to changes since the time of the Vikings.
In addition, we will be using film narrative and modern fiction to discover who the Iron Man was that invaded and what it wanted and did whilst on our planet.
We will be creating electronic presentations using Photo Story and learn how to use spreadsheets.
In PSHCE we will focus on 'Being Me in My World' and in RE we shall be looking at Christianity and Hinduism.
Our PE days are THURSDAY and FRIDAY.
We will be outside on Thursdays with Mr North, our sports specialist, where we will be learning the skills of invasion games such as football and hockey, and inside on Fridays, where we will be learning skills of dance and gymnastics.
Full kits are needed on both days with long hair tied back and no jewellery. Trainers and tracksuits can be worn for outside PE as the weather gets colder. Any colour, any style is fine.
The Curriculum Map below should should give you a more detailed picture of the areas we will cover over the year. There are aspects that may change as the year goes on. We are currently trialling a new music scheme so it will be different to that on the map.
This should look familiar as all of the children have stuck a copy into their homework books. They can be completed in any order and returned for the teacher to look at, at any time.
Spellings are personalised for each child and they will bring home a set of 10 'tricky' words to practise. As they begin to learn their spelling, we are asking you to test them on a regular basis and tick each word that they spell correctly. We ask that children spell each word correctly on 10 separate occasions. Once they have done this, the spelling is likely to be in their long-term memory. Please then sign off each word until the entire sheet is completed and they can bring it in for a sticker and a new sheet.
Please keep practising the multiplication tables with your child from 0 to 12. It is vital that they start to know these times tables by heart and swiftly in order to succeed in many aspects of the Maths curriculum.
Also please continue to encourage your child to read regularly at home each week and take the time to ask them some questions about what they have read.