Welcome to Year 5's Class Page!
'Each one of us is unique and we are a wonderful class.
We work hard and have bright futures ahead of us.'
Mrs Minchin (Class Teacher) and Mrs Craddock (Teaching Assistant)
Our Virtues this half term are Grateful and Generous.
Our Class Saint is Josemaria Escriva
Can you find out about him at home?
Monday:Spellings given out
Thursday:Whole school Masses
- 10th October
- 24th October
- 14th November
- 28th November
- 19th December
- Spelling tests
- Homework given out on Mirodo
Please ensure diaries are signed following reading every night and Times Tables Rockstars is completed regularly! Who really is a rockstar?
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 creation and the gifts we have received from God, not only physical but emotional characteristics too.
In English we are focusing on a book called 'The Just So Stories' which includes a collection of classic tales. How the whale got his throat is the main story we are looking at and planning our own stories around.
We will also use an element of this text for our non fiction unit which will be a non-chronological report.
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...
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 place value and addition and subtraction on the run up to half term. We are looking at numbers up to 1,000,000 and within the million. We solve lots of problems and also explain our reasoning so that anyone who picks up our books will know how we found our answers. Maths challenges are exciting and add depth to our learning.
Times table rockstars is still a big focus in school as they are a vital base for many mathematical problems. Keep practising at home too!
In Science we are looking at the solar system, phases of the moon and how are world works the way it does.
Our first History topic is the topic of Islam and its spread throughout Baghdad. We also look at the city itself and how it is a centre for learning and was known as the city of peace. So far it has been very interesting and has helped us to understand why the city was so important for education and trading.
Spatial sense will help us to understand maps and more about our world. Map marking, scaling and contouring are skills that we cover and this will enable children to use practical skills in the future concerning map reading.
Abstract and modernist are two key words in our art. We are using colours and lines in order to express our emotions in the style of Mondrian and Pollock.
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.
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 ourselves and the world we live in. This will include words we use to describe ourselves, where we want to be in the future and who around us we can trust.
Take a look at what we have been getting up to so far this year!