Welcome to Year 5:
What a great start we have made with our learning in Year 5! Behaviours have been excellent and this has really enabled us to hit the ground running. Children have already really impressed us with their motivation and attitude and this has made our classrooms a hive of purposeful activity. We have also fully embraced our whole school behaviour policy and children have been excellent at embracing the key principles of 'Ready. Respectful. Safe'. They are certainly looking forward to accessing the range of rewards on offer for meeting those behaviour expectations!
Meet the team:
Mrs Turton (Phase Leader and Year 5 Teacher)
Mr Hardwick (Year 5 Teacher)
Mrs Sutton (Teaching Assistant)
We expect the children to have read at least five times each week and to be ready to quiz on Accelerated Reader regularly. In addition, we would like to see that the children have been practising their times tables on TT Rock Stars for up to three minutes, five times a week (a secure knowledge of tables and corresponding division facts support children throughout the maths curriculum).
New spelling patterns will be sent home each Friday and tested the following Friday. We will also be sending your child home with a piece of Maths and Writing homework to complete each week. We ask that these are returned to school each Wednesday.
- PE is on a Monday afternoon with Miss Hemming and a Wednesday afternoon with your child's class teacher. Please ensure a fully named PE kit is in school on these days. Your child is able to take their kit home to be washed at your request.
- 5H swim at Stafford Leisure Centre on a Wednesday afternoon until Christmas.
5T will be swimming for the entire spring term until Easter our first lesson will be on 12.1.22
Curriculum in Year 5:
We begin our learning in Year 5 by basing our topic lessons around the Victorians. This will involve finding out what life was like as a Victorian child, how the Industrial Revolution changed Britain forever, the growth of the British Empire and finally by discovering how our many Chistmas traditions originate from the Victorian Era. Our Art will focus on the skill of printing and we will be using the work of Victorian Artist, William Morris as our stimulus. We will also be supplementing our learning with a trip to Blists Hill in Ironbridge after half term.
In Science, we will be looking at the life cycle of a plant in greater detail to discover how plants reproduce in different ways. We will then apply this knowledge to examine lifecycles of animals also. After half term, our attention will turn to Materials and their properties building on the knowledge children acquired in this during previous learning.
Our trip to Blists Hill is scheduled for Thursday 16th December and we are looking forward to many festive celebrations before we finish for Christmas.
We will begin our new topic 'Survivors and Explorers' in the Spring Term. This will see us use our local history of the Anson brothers and Shugborough but also look at a range of other explorers both past and present. In Maths, we will be beginning the term with a look at Multiplication and Division before we move onto Fractions. Our Science will involve looking at Forces and studying Space also. Our Art focus will be on the skill of painting as we use Edvard Munch's The Scream as our stimulus. In DT, we will look at frames and structures with a view to designing an item a Survivor/explorer might need on an expedition.
We will continue to hand out Homework each Friday (1 x Maths, 1 x English, 1 x Spellings) and request that Homework is bought to school the following Wednesday to be marked. We will continue to test our Spellings each Friday.
***From 12.1.21 5T will commence Swimming. A letter will be sent home shortly with all the details.***
If you need to contact us at any point, please contact the school office via phone or email and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.
A huge thank you for all your on-going support.
Mrs Turton, Mr Hardwick and Mrs Sutton