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Year 5

~ 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). 

 

miss.barry@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

miss.hayes@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

miss.underwood@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

Homework will be set every Monday and must be returned by Friday. This will usually consist of a Maths and English task. 

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 and 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 - 11.10.21 ~

 

This week in Year 5:

 

English:

As we are coming towards the end of our class book, Treason by Berlie Doherty, the children will be writing their own story ending, using information and evidence from what we have already read. We will also be recapping apostrophes. We will be continuing with Treason in Reading.  

 

Maths:

We are moving on to a new topic this week, Statistics. We will be looking at line graphs, focusing on interpreting, comparing and drawing line graphs. 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. 

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

 

School Postcode: RM15 5RW

 

RE:

We move on to our new topic, Care and Commitment, this week. We will explore what this means, along with the key vocabulary for this topic. Children will be looking at the Prayer of John Henry Newman and discussion how we all have a mission and what that mission may be. 

 

Science:

Moving on from last week, children to be using their knowledge to investigate night and day in different parts of the earth, looking at time zones. 

 

History/Art:

We are linking our History topic with our Art this week, looking at the work on Giuseppe Arcimboldo, with the children creating their own pieces in his style. 

 

PE:

We are continue with Hockey this week, with children focusing on the rules of a hockey game. Children will use everything they have learnt up to this point to participate in a Hockey game. We also continue with Swimming. Thank you to all the Year 5 parents who ensured that all children had the correct equipment. 

 

This week also includes our Year 5 mass, which will be based on Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary. This will take place on Wednesday 13th October. 

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!

5U History

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. 

5B History

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. 

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