~ Welcome to Year 5 ~
Your Teachers are Miss Barry (5B, Year Group Leader), Miss Hayes (5H) and Miss Underwood (5U). We are supported by Mrs Walsh (HLTA) and Mrs McGinley (TA).
Homework will be set every Monday and must be returned by Friday. This will consist of a Reading comprehension, a Maths activity and spellings to learn.
Reading for at least 15 minutes each day, 5 times per week, will also be expected as part of your child's homework. It is important to support your child with daily reading as this has a huge impact on their understanding, imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. In Year 5, it is important to do a mixture of independent reading, reading with an adult and for your child to independently record their opinions about the book in their Reading Record.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Year 5 Team
~ Our Weekly Learning Focus - 17.1.22 ~
This week in Year 5:
This week, we continue with our class novel of Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
We will be focusing on using ISPACED sentence openers as well as planning and writing a setting description.
We continue with our topic of Multiplication and Division. Children will focus on dividing by 1-digit and begin to look at remainders when dividing. We are also focusing on our times tables through the use of Times Table Rock Stars, which the children can access through the link below.
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We continue with our topic of the Local Church Community. Children will begin to understand the mission of the diocese and to know that we all live as one.
We continue with our topic of Forces. Children will build on what they learnt last week, using their ideas to carry out an investigation on air resistance.
As the weather is becoming much colder, could I ask that parents ensure that their children have warm tracksuit bottoms and a jumper, ideally in dark blue or black, to keep in their PE kits.
Our topic for this half term is The Victorians. Children will begin to understand what the British Empire was and the impact it had on the world.
This week we will be exploring symbols in Victorian paintings and what these symbols represent.
5U Go Green Day
For Go Green Day, we wore one item of green with our school uniform. We also brought in materials that we could reuse (e.g. plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, scrap paper) and made rocket ships with them. We have been learning about recycling, reusing and reducing in PSHE lessons, so it was excellent to put the reusing element of the 3Rs into practice today!
This week, in groups of 5, the children in 5U made posters about Henry the VIII's wives and presented their posters to the class.
Children were investigating different sources about King Henry VIII. They had to decide whether the source was primary or secondary and whether the source was reliable or not.