Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Miss Alexandra Crook  Miss Alex Wain  Mrs Ayanna Laud  Sarah_Bailey.jpg  Mr Robert Barber

Miss Crook - Buddleia Class
Miss Wain - Allium Class
Mrs Laud - Allium Class


Mrs Bailey - Year 5 Teaching Assistant (Buddleia) 

Mr Barber - Year 5 Teaching Assistant (Allium)

 

Parent and Carer Meeting PDFs

Parent Carer Curriculum Meeting Y5 Allium.pdf

Parent Carer Curriculum Meeting Y5 Buddleia.pdf

 

 

A Very Warm Welcome to Year 5 

Welcome back after our Autumn break. We hope you're all refreshed, rested and ready to learn!

This half term, our topic is

'Is Life in Space the Future?'

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This half term we will be learning all about our Solar System, as well as the history or Space Travel and learning about prominent figure in this area of Physics.

 

Our class novel this term:

The War of the Worlds chronicles the events of a Martian invasion as experienced by an unidentified male narrator and his brother. The story begins a few years before the invasion. During the astronomical opposition of 1894, when Mars is closer to Earth than usual, several observatories spot flashes of light on the surface of Mars. The narrator witnesses one of these flashes through a telescope at an observatory in Ottershaw, Surrey, England. He immediately alerts his companion, Ogilvy, “the well-known astronomer.” Ogilvy quickly dismisses the idea that the flashes are an indication of life on Mars.

 

This half term, we will also be learning about:

  • ENGLISH - Writing biographies, poems and warning stories
  • MATHS –  Addition & subtraction, multiplication & division and statistics
  • SCIENCE – Our solar system and an investigation into how we can grow food in space
  • COMPUTING - Digital painting and desktop publishing
  • HISTORY – Influential astronomers, the space race and the Mars One mission
  • ART & DT – Studying the work of Joan Miro and creating work based on his constellation series
  • RE – Christianity
  • SPANISH – Position language and school related vocabulary and converstaion
  • PSHE – Health and Wellbeing
  • MUSIC – Listening to and recalling lyrics, singing and recognising familiar chord sequences in different genres
  • OUTDOOR LEARNING – 
  • PE – Swimming and Netball

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. We also ask the children to maintain their times tables fluency by being active on TTRockstars. More details can be found below.

 

Key Dates for Autumn 2

 Friday 18th November 2022

Children in Need

Crazy Clothes Day £1

 Thursday 24th November 2022    

Year 5 & 6 Disco 


 

    Friday 25th November 2022      

Trip to NTU Astronomical

Observatory 

Wednesday 14th December 2022

Year 5/6 Christmas Concert

1.30pm

Thursday 20th December 2022

Year 5/6 Christmas Concert

10.00am

Wednesday 21st December 2022:

Last Day of Term 

 

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DANCE CLUB MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSUFzC6_fp8

 

Timetable

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PE and Outdoor Learning

In the Autumn term, Swimming takes place on Monday morning and PE takes place on Wednesday morning. PE kit consists of PLAIN black shorts or jogging bottoms, PLAIN white t-shirt, and trainers. 

This year, children will need to come to school in their school uniform and bring their PE kit or outdoor learning kit to get changed into. Children should still bring wellies in a seperate bag incase they get muddy.

Please see the timetable for this half term below: 

Week Commencing  

31st October

7th November

14th November

21st November 

28th November

5th December

12th December
Buddleia

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE 

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Allium

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - ODL

Monday – Swimming 

Wednesday - PE

 

Homework in Year 5

  • READING: Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times a week. This could be any adult or an older sibling or friend. Please sign their diary and add a comment. Every little bit of reading really does help children on the learning journey.
  • MATHS: A vital aspect of Maths is that the children have a secure recall of times tables so we ask that they spend some time each week on TT Rockstars practising these. We also have half-termly homework challenges to complete with children being rewarded for their efforts of going above and beyond by up-levelling to a bronze, silver or gold card!
  • SPELLING: 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. 

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

Allium

allium

Buddleia

buddleia

  • Observatory Trip 25.11.22

    On Friday, we went to the Nottingham Trent University Astronomical Observatory.   It was a truly inspiring trip, we learned so much! We went inside a planetarium and looked at Jupiter, Mars and the moon close up. What was especially interesting was that these planets and our moon are currently visible in the night sky right now, with a pair of binoculars we can look at them for ourselves! We also learned about the constellations and the myths that inspired the constellations.We had an interesting presentaion all about the moon and another about Astronaurts and the history of space travel. We...

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  • WC 7.11.22 Art

    This week in Art lessons, we have been learning about Spanish surrealist artist Joan Miro. We have discussed some of his prominent pieces and discussed what we see in the paintings and how they make us feel.   We then looked specifically at his 'Constellation Series' and looked for shapes and symbols we recognised in the paintings.   In our sketchbooks, we created our own constallation pictures using zodiac constallations as well as signs and symbols for constallations, planets, shapes and numbers, putting own spin on Miro's work.  

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  • WC 7.11.22 Spanish

    This week in Spanish we have been recapping the names of classroom items and learning prepositions.   We've been using our Spanish to write sentences describing the position of objects in relation to each other.    Our special guest Spanish teacher Senor Larez was very impressed with our work!

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  • English WC 3.10.22

    This week we have been using Rainbow Grammar to support our learning of using subordinate clauses.  

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  • Art 15.9.22

    This term we are looking at the beautiful portrait work on British artist Lynette Yiadom Boakye. She is an award winning artist and we've been inspired to learn about her style of painting, her inspirations and her composition. We have used Lynette's style of creating portraits using feautures of people in magazines to dream up fictional characters.

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  • Science WC 11.9.22

    This week in Science we have been looking at the life cycle of bird. We looked at some eggs to see if we could idnitfy the different parts of the egg required for reproduction. We were surprised we could find all of the arts in a regular chicken egg. We had never spotted the germinal disc or the chalaza before!

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  • Art 6.10.22

    In Buddleia this week, we have been looking at British artist Lynette Yaidom Boakye's work. She is a portrait artiost who paints imaginary people in a variety of poses. She often creates images by using features of people she sees in magazines so this week we collected images and created imaginary people for our portraits.  

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