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Year 5

Hello and welcome to the page for Classes 11 and 12

The teachers in Year 5 are Miss Brennan (Class 11) and Miss Groves (Class 12). Our Teaching Assistant Mrs Vaughan support both classes and on a Thursday Mrs Paice teaches Class 11.

Here is some key information about Year 5:

  • Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday. We need to make sure we bring our full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week, and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out. Anyone with ears pierced will either need to take their earrings out for the lesson or cover these with plasters/micropore tape. 
  • Please send your child with a water bottle each day which is filled with water and ideally labelled. 

During Autumn 2, we have been learning about statistics (line graphs and tables) and multiplication and division (factors, multiples, prime numbers, square numbers and cubed numbers) in maths. We have investigated the concept of common multiples and have looked at patterns and methods when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We continue to complete weekly ‘Chili maths’ to practice our four operation fluency applying our knowledge to reasoning and problem-solving questions.

In English, we have read the text ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett and have explore the captivating and moving story that Mary goes on. Children have written their own setting description of their secret garden and published our final piece, alongside a sketch of their gardens, in the Year 5 corridor. We have also studied the poem ‘The Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carrol and have explored nonsense words used and the fictional, gruesome creature. Children have also looked at a non-fiction text related to the Jabberwocky.

Year 5 have enjoyed learning about the history of the Mayan civilisation and the Mayan lifestyle. As part of our learning, we had a Mayan workshop come to school. Children explored how the Mayan’s grew crops, communicated, worshipped and lived as families in communities. Our science topic has been space and the planets. Children have become ‘planet experts’, making a poster about their planet and presenting it to the children. We have also explored the concept of plants orbiting and rotating in the solar system as well as the concept of day and night.

Our four Year 5 ‘Young Sports Ambassadors’ have been working with Miss Robinson to deliver lunchtime activities for Year 3 children.

Children in Year 5 have now completed ‘The Great Project’ where we have explored healthy happy relationships and what to do if we, or someone we know, is not happy in relationships.

In art we have studied a range of cultural artists including Frida Khalo who is a Mexican painter that is proud of her heritage and expresses this in her art. The children created a piece of artwork inspired by her exploring a range of mediums such as oil pastels and water colours.

Next half-term, we will continue our multiplication and division work by  learning how to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers and dividing 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We will also explore areas of geometry and measurement (area and perimeter). Our English work will link to our World War 2 topic and in Spring 1 will focus on the text ‘My Secret War Diary’ by Marcia Williams. We will look at diary extracts and write our very own diary extract from the point of view of a child during the war. 

As always, if you have any questions, please send us a message via Seesaw or come and see us. 

Many thanks, 

Miss Groves and Miss Brennan