WELCOME

Welcome to Year 5!

We are the Five Guys!

Our teachers are Miss Baraclough, Mrs Vilcins and Miss Edwards

Our topic this term is Off With Her Head!

In this topic, children will be learning about the Tudor period. We will be looking, in particular, at King Henry VIII and all of his wives, the Tudor way of life and crime and punishment in Tudor times. Our book that we will be focusing on for this half term will be a non-fiction information book all about the Tudors. In English, we will be looking at biographies, newspaper reports and persuasive letters. 

As well as 'Off With Her Head', we will also be doing a mini project called 'Fallen Fields' to commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War One. We will be looking at the history involving WW1, creating war poetry and creating some powerful art work to go alongside this. 

Year 5 had their very own wedding!

Our topic in RE this term is Life Choices and as part of the topic, the children held their very own wedding ceremony! The children were able to see what happens during a Catholic marriage ceremony and we also included some other traditions such as the first dance, cutting the cake and of course throwing the bouquet! The children all had great fun whilst learning at the same time!

Year 5 loved their visit to the allotment! We found out lots of fun facts about different fruits and vegetables and we even managed to bring some homegrown vegetables back to school to make our own soup - yum!

In science, we are attempting to clone a geranium through asexual reproduction... we will see how they turn out!

Important dates for the diary...

28th September - Non school uniform day for Macmillan Coffee Morning 

8th and 9th October - Parents' evening 

31st October - Goals 

7th November - Sports Hall Athletics competition 

13th November - WW1 play at Wigston Library 

12th December - Class liturgy 

Maths

In class we have been playing 'Hit the Button which is a times tables game. Click here to play it! 

Please make sure that children are practicing times tables regularly as they will be tested weekly.

In Year 5 you will need to bring to school:

  • Home-School link book
  • Reading Record (signed by an adult at least twice a week)
  • P.E. kit (P.E. days will be Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Spelling Log (make sure you have practised any words you have logged and understand what they mean).

You will need these items with you EVERY DAY!

HOMEWORK!

Maths homework will be handed out each week on a Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. 

Children will also log six spellings a week that we are learning to practice throughout the week ready for a test at any time!

Reading and times tables should be practiced regularly.