Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Alexandra Crook Ruth Kyle Craig Hayward Mitchell Sharon Hosker

Miss Crook - Buddleia Class
Miss Kyle - Allium Class
Mr Hayward-Mitchell - Allium Class
Mrs Hosker - Year 5 Teaching Assistant

 
 

 

A Very Warm Welcome to Year 5 

Welcome back from the Easter Break. We hope that you are all well rested and are ready for an action-packed summer term! We are really excited to jump into teaching and learning with our amazing ‘geography and art’ led topic, focused on trade and Asian inspired artwork.

'What is global trade and how does it impact me?'

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This half term the children will be studying the geography and history of trade routes, from past times through to modern day. They will be focusing on how goods from Asia are transported around the world, and how global trades impacts their daily lives. We will be reading a new class novel, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo, which will hook the children into writing a ‘meeting tale’. We will also be studying newspaper reports and writing our own to inform an audience of trade routes.

Our class novel this half term is ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo, an adventure story about an eleven-year-old boy and his dog who get ship-wrecked on a remote island.

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‘When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parent's yacht, the Peggy Sue, he struggles to survive on his own. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death after being stung by a poisonous jelly fish, the mysterious someone--Kensuke--allows Michael into his world and they become friends, teaching, and learning from each other, until the day of separation becomes inevitable.’

 

Over the half term, we will also be learning:

  • MATHS – Decimals and Percentages, Multiplying Fractions, and Geometry (measuring angles);
  • SCIENCE – Forces;
  • COMPUTING - Programming skills using Microbits;
  • GEOGRAPHY – A trade study of Japan;
  • ART & DT – Japanese wood block printing and textiles silk prints;
  • RE – Buddhism;
  • SPANISH – Continuing to use oral and written vocabulary to describe ourselves, including bodily features and our likes and dislikes;
  • PSHE – Relationships Education;
  • MUSIC – Learning to play the recorder;
  • OUTDOOR LEARNING – Re-enacting journeys around the world;
  • PE – Tennis and Basketball.

We will continue to ask the children to read three times a week at home and to practise their spelling weekly. These will be given each Friday and tested the following Friday. 

 

Key Dates for Summer 2

Monday 2nd May 2022

May Day Bank Holiday

Thursday 5th May 2022

Class Photographs

16th-20th May 2022

Walk to School Week

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PE and Outdoor Learning

In the Summer term, PE takes place on a Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please could all children wear their PE kits to school each Tuesday and Wednesday. PE kits consist of PLAIN black shorts or jogging bottoms, PLAIN white t-shirt, and trainers. Children should wear their school jumper too. Them children will take part in Outdoor Learning every other week. Please see the timetable for this half term below:

Week Commencing

21st February

28th February

7th March

14th March

 21st March

 28th March

Allium

PE Tuesday 

PE Wednesday 

PE Tuesday 

OL Wednesday 

PE Tuesday 

PE Wednesday 

PE Tuesday 

OL Wednesday 

PE Tuesday 

PE Wednesday 

PE Tuesday

OL Wednesday

Buddleia

PE Tuesday

OL Wednesday

PE Tuesday

PE Wednesday

PE Tuesday

OL Wednesday

PE Tuesday

PE Wednesday

PE Tuesday

OL Wednesday

PE Tuesday

PE Wednesday

 

Homework in Year 5

Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times a week. This could be any adult, an older sibling or friend. Every little bit of reading really does help children on their learning journey. We also ask that the children practise their weekly spellings which can be found below. We conduct a spelling quiz each week, and these words form part of our English teaching for the week.

Check out our class blogs to see what we've been doing in school!

Allium

allium

Buddleia

buddleia

  • Happy Easter!!

    1.4.22 Thank you everybody for such an amazing Spring Term. All of the children have worked so hard and have fully emersed themselves in all of our learning. Have a restful break, enjoy lots of time together and we look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 19th April 2022. Kind regards,  Mr Hayward-Mitchell and Miss Kyle. 

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  • Amazing Reading in Y5!

    WC 7.3.22 Wow! Reading across Year 5 has been incredible over the last few weeks. Over 90% of the children are managing to read at home three or more times a week. We talked together in assembly this week about how we all read throughout every day. Remember, if you've read some instructions, helped to follow a recipe to make dinner, or read an article online, this is all reading too! Allium and Buddleia - remember to write these activities in your Communication Diaries too! 

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  • Y5 Bike Ability - Spring 1

    A huge well done to all of the children who took part in Bikeability over the past few weeks. Many of the children have passed both their Level 1 and 2 qualifications. You should all be very proud.            The Bikeability team will be joining us later in the year too, so if you missed out this time around, don't worry!  Well done all!    

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  • W/C 04/10/21

    Year 5 continue to impress us with their attitude to learning this term. You are all working so hard – well done! This week, we are writing our own non-fiction historical reports, gathering all of our information that we have gathered about the Benin in West Africa. We have also been looking closely at phrases and clauses, focusing specifically on recognising subordinate clauses. In Maths, we are revising negative numbers, increasing our confidence with these by counting on numberlines to solve problems that use negative numbers. On Thursday afternoon, Allium class are continuing their...

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  • WC 20.9.21

    Well done to all of Year 5 on their tremendous attitude to learning since returning to school. We are all so proud of the efforts that you are putting into your learning.  This week we are continuing or study of the Benin in Africa. We are looking at the historical timeline of the Benin in topic lessons, and using this information to help us in the next few weeks in our historical enquiry. In English, we are innovating our own stories, using lots of the grammatical features, including speech marks and non-finite verb clauses. In Maths, we continue to develop our understanding of place value,...

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  • WC 8/11/21

    We hope you all had a wonderful, restful half term break. We would first like to thank all parents and carers for their cooperation and support with the Parents' and Carers' Consulations last week. It was lovely to speak formally with you about your child's progress so far in Year 5, and hear about how we can better support each child going forward. This week, in English and Topic, we are delving into the topic of the Space Race, looking specifically at renowned research mathematician Katherine Johnson. We are currently enjoying conducting some thorough research through different media ready for...

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  • WC 11/10/21

    We would like to thank every child in Year 5 for giving it their all in this first half term back. You have all made it such a wonderful success! This week, one of our main focusses is Black History Month. In English, we are writing our own historical reports and diary entries about the Windrush, following an inspirational and emotional assembly last week about the importance of Black History. We are enjoying finishing this term off with some amazing Take Care Writing. In Maths, we are testing our knowledge on place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication ready for next term. We have...

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  • WC 04/10/21

    Year 5 continue to impress us with their attitude to learning this term. You are all working so hard – well done! This week, we are writing our own non-fiction historical reports, gathering all of our information that we have gathered about the Benin in West Africa. We have also been looking closely at phrases and clauses, focusing specifically on recognising subordinate clauses. In Maths, we are revising negative numbers, increasing our confidence with these by counting on numberlines to solve problems that use negative numbers. On Thursday afternoon, Allium class are continuing their...

    Read more: WC 04/10/21

  • WC 20/09/21

    Well done to all of Year 5 on their tremendous attitude to learning since returning to school. We are all so proud of the efforts that you are putting into your learning.  This week we are continuing or study of the Benin in Africa. We are looking at the historical timeline of the Benin in topic lessons, and using this information to help us in the next few weeks in our historical enquiry. In English, we are innovating our own stories, using lots of the grammatical features, including speech marks and non-finite verb clauses. In Maths, we continue to develop our understanding of place value,...

    Read more: WC 20/09/21

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