Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.
Routine and Information
Monday: Mrs Gomme and Mrs Charalambous
Tuesday-Friday: Miss Potter and Mrs Charalambous
We welcome you to come and speak to us if you have any queries. Time is limited in the mornings and not particularly private, so the end of the day is preferable if it can wait.
What are we learning about this term?
Theme: Save the Universe!
Link text: Phoenix, SF Said
See below for our curriculum map for Spring 2020.
See below for Year 5's non-negotiables.
This term our Class Talk Topic is: “Should we invest money in the exploration of space or the conservation of the Earth?” We will be watching Newsround regularly to develop our understanding of current events.We will be trying to answer this question through our school-based project which will be presented to the Year 6 class. This ties in with our school project, where we are celebrating the Year of the Green Planet. As a school, we will be discussing the goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Religious Education, PSHE and Collective Worship
In RE we are learning about Hinduism, and our question this term is: How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?
In Jigsaw PSHE lessons our unit is: Dreams and Goals.
In Collective Worship our theme is: Creativity and Creation...so that we live life in all its fullness.
These websites can be useful for helping with homework or for at-home revision.
Our favourite is Hit the Button!
A useful website with a range of subjects to look through.
We like to watch this in class, but you could try reading some of the articles when you are at home!
This morning (05.02.20) all of the children had the opportunity to listen to an engineer talk to us about their profession. This is launching our "If you were an engineer what would you do?" competition. The children had a chance to pose questions for the engineer. Year 5 came up with some brilliant questions including 'Should we make roads/bridges out of renewable resources or plastic?', 'How do you train to be a civil engineer?' and 'What did you study at university?'.
I can't wait to see the designs from our class of engineers!
Visit from PC Jones
Today (04.02.20) we had a visit from PC Jones. He came to talk to us all about internet safety. We had a whole-school assembly in the morning and then Years 4, 5 and 6 had another talk afterwards. PC Jones showed us an informative video which spoke about gaming addiction, looking after your passwords and to only talk to people we know in real life. The children listened brilliantly and learnt a lot!
Dogs for Good
Today (29.01.20) we had a visit from the charity Dogs for Good. They are one of the school's chosen charities for this year. We learnt all about the different types of dogs that are used, how they are trained and the impact these dogs have on people's lives. We also watched some informative videos with people telling us what their dogs meant to them!
The children have been lucky enough to spend a very informative day with two people from the NSPCC (09.01.20). KS2 had an assembly this morning which discussed what is and isn't okay and who the children can talk to.
After break, Year 5 had a workshop where they discussed in a greater depth who they can talk to. We talked through scenarios such as 'when is it okay to keep a secret?'. The children behaved brilliantly and posed very thoughtful questions and responses.
Originating in Hispanic countries to celebrate the nativity story, Posada is a period of time during Advent when figures from the nativity story travel around different households in the community and stay there for one night. We are lucky enough to have a Posada travelling around our school. Year 5 hosted today and made Mary, Joseph and the donkey feel very welcome. We also heard the story of the Nativity and had a though-provoking question and discussion session.
Well done to all the children for their fantastic performances at the Year 5 and 6 showcase on Wednesday evening. Brilliant work on show in the classroom (our nonsense poems, passive houses, playing cards, clay tea cups and pots, homemade cupcakes) and an amazing show in the hall! You should all be very proud.
Advent Prayer Space (05.12.19)
Today we enjoyed a trip to the Advent Prayer Space. The children thought about hope, joy, peace and love. Brilliant reflections from all the children today, well done!
Snowy Day Activities
Please see the attached snowy day activities. These activities should only be used in the case of a school closure to provide children with some learning opportunities.