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 Stargazers!

In this topic, children will be learning about the Solar System and all of the planets within it.  Our book that we will be focusing on for this half term will be 'Cosmic: A giant leap for boy kind'. In Science, we will be looking at the planets, Earth, the sun and our moon. We will look at why day and night occurs and how this differs around the world whilst also thinking about why the moon appears in different shapes. In English, we will be looking at mnemonics, setting descriptions, recounts, explanation texts and newspaper reports.

As part of our Stargazers topic, we were lucky enough to visit the National Space Centre where we found out lots of interesting facts about space and how to become an astronaut. I'm not sure many of the class would still like to become the next Neil Armstrong!

After a few failed attempts, we finally managed to get our rocket to take off using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. In all of the excitement, our camera man forgot to video rocket in the air but you can clearly see how excited everybody was when it finally worked!

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...

31st January - Visit from the Fire Service

1st March - Class assembly 

4th and 5th March - Parents' evening 

7th March - World Book Day 

 

 

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.