Welcome to Year 5's Class Page!
'Work hard, be kind and you can achieve your dreams'
Mrs Minchin (Class Teacher) and Mrs Craddock (Teaching Assistant)
Our Virtues this half term are Compassionate and Loving.
Our Class Saint is Josemaria Escriva
Can you find out about him at home?
Monday:Spellings given out
Thursday:Whole school Masses
- 14th November
- 28th November
- 19th December
- Spelling tests
- Homework given out on Mirodo
- Play leader training
- Celebration assemblies and house meetings
Please ensure diaries are signed following reading every night and Times Tables Rock stars is completed regularly! Who really is a rock star?
Our New Curriculum
This year our new curriculum will contain knowledge organisers with key vocabulary and facts the children will need to know and refer to throughout the specific unit they are doing. Have a look at and download our current knowledge organisers now at the bottom of this section!
This half term we are focusing on our Christmas unit and the birth of Jesus. Adding to the knowledge of the Christmas story we will also explore more into King Herod and why he had such a hatred for Jesus.
In English we are focusing on a book called 'The Highway Man' by Alfred Noyes. This is a dramatic story of love and loss and is written in the form of a poem. After focussing on the story itself we will be going into poetry and writing our own in the style of the poet.
This year we are also reading 'A series of unfortunate events' in our reading aloud sessions which take place each day for 15 minutes. If you like unhappy endings these are the books for you...we are currentlyin the Austere Academy.
Equally in Year 5, we are all about good handwriting and spelling. To keep on track there are the spellings we should know so far and the spellings to come now we are in upper Key stage 2 inserted towards the bottom of this page.
In Maths we are covering multiplication and division. We are learning the long multiplication method and applying it to many problems. It is a difficult method but we can do it! After that we are focusing on fractions for 5 weeks. By the end of the unit we will be able to add them, subtract them and multiply them, even when the denominators are different!
Times Table Rockstars is still a big focus in school as they are a vital base for many mathematical problems. Keep practising at home and join the competition!
In Science we are looking at the properties of materials. We are also intorducing big books to our science lessons to show you what we do and are showing our deeper learning in our books. Mrs Bodlovic has fantastic investigations and activities planned throughout all Science topics this year which we absolutely love!
Our next History topic is the French Revolution. Not only are we looking at the battles that commenced but we are also exploring why this happened and the conditions in which people lived in at this time. It was not a nice place to be if you were poor!
This half term's unit is focusing on Australia and NewZealand which is very apt when looking at the newsat the moment. We will be exploring both of these countries and will be comparing them to where we live. Also it is a great opportunity to look at the current bushfires and the devastation that has been caused due to global warming.
Art and DT
Our art unit is focussing on African Art, headdresses and plaques that symbolise celebration and importance.
In DT we are designing, making and evaluating phone cases. How handy!
Our first stop in music is looking at elements within the orchestra along with pitch, timbre and tempo. We are looking at different instruments and are comparing their appearance and sound. We are now building on our knowledge and are looking at the male voice in a singing group where bass,baritone and tenor are used effectively.
Rather than a modern foreign language we are now learning Latin as it is a base for many of our words. We are looking at the history of the language and comparing its routes with our own language and grammar within it. It is fun to learn and is a little bit different!
Finally, in PSHE we are initially focusing on everyone being different and we are embracing this.
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Take a look at what we have been getting up to so far this year!