Welcome back! It’s been lovely to see new faces and begin to get to know each other. This week, the children have begun to create mythical creature masks in order to explore our new topic – the Ancient Greeks. So far, we’ve been incredibly impressed by the positive attitudes the children have shown towards their learning and we’re looking forward to the rest of our year 5 journey.
The children have come home this week with letters about future trips this half term linked to our topic. There will also be an opportunity to meet the teachers next week (Tuesday 11th September) after school.
Thank you for all of your support in these first few weeks.
Year 5 Team
Welcome back to our last term as Year 5.
Last half term the children really enjoyed learning about the geography of our local area including a guided walk led by the Canals and River Trust. This half term we will be looking a bit further afield – Australia! We are looking forward to some amazing models and writing inspired by our new knowledge.
In Maths we are continuing to focus on key Year 5 objectives and it was great to see this in practice during the Inter-house maths competition last week – well done to overall winners – Farah house.
In English, the children are really enjoying our class novel, Skellig and we will be covering a number of different writing styles including persuasive letters, figurative descriptions and newspaper reports.
Following on from the children’s success in creating sound-scapes with the music program Garageband, the children are now learning to program their own games using Scratch. We might have some future game designers in our midst!
As you are aware, this half term is focused on the creative arts: music, art, dance and design and technology. We will share our ideas for the Summer Concert soon. Details to come……
Thank you for your continued support
Year 5 team
Our year 5 quiz team had great fun at this week’s district heats and are proud to announce that they came 2nd out of 15 competing schools! Well done! Our fingers are now crossed that they make the finals as a highest scoring runner up. Thank you for organising Herts maths!
Dolphin and Whales classes are really looking forward to the Spring Term where our new topic is Space. In English, we will be analysing science-fiction stories and completing a range of reading activities to build childrens’ inference and prediction skills. In science, children will be conducting a range of investigations to learn about forces including a making a parachute to test air resistance. Later in the term, as part of science week, the learning will focus on the Solar System.
In maths, children are learning mental strategies followed by formal written methods. Thank you for working with your children to complete the arithmetic challenges over Christmas and please let class teachers know if you would like some more to practise at home.
This term’s focus will be reading and your child will be issued with a raffle ticket every time they read at home and have this signed off by a parent. Tickets will be drawn in celebration assembly and winners will receive prizes.
Thank-you for all of your help and support so far this year.
Yr. 5 Team
As we are nearing the end of our term, we are now thinking about Christmas.
Year 5 are making Christmas door wreaths this week and we are asking for your help.
If anyone has any conifer, holly or evergreen cuttings, we would be very grateful. We need any donations by Thursday 7th December.
If your child has any allergies to any plants, please let us know.