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5G - Mrs Green supported by Mrs Dines PPA cover provided by Mrs Gardener

5M - Mr Mears supported by Miss Baker . PPA cover provided by Mrs Gardener

5O - Miss Osmond supported by Mrs Wallace. PPA cover provided by Mrs Little.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

Autumn Term 2019

Year 5 marks the move for children from lower to upper Key Stage 2. The essence of this year is to provide the children with many opportunities to gain in independence and to seek out and accept greater responsibility. Our Year 5 children become hot dinner monitors and can learn to be 'good buddies' for our younger children. They will participate in peer mediation and will learn many valuable 'life skills'. During the Summer term of this academic year we will teach Sex Education for the first time. We continue to build upon the curriculum from Year 4 and to prepare the children for their final year at Bishop's Cleeve primary School in Year 6.

This term, the children will learn about what makes a good team and the art of successful leadership. During our thematic learning, the children find out more about the creation of the Solar System as well as studying how the position of the earth in the Solar System creates the phases of the moon. We shall delve into early space exploration, learning about the Space Race and then presenting our findings to the class. Later in the term, we shall visit the Leicester Space Centre to gain an insight into space exploration through interactive workshops and the prestigious planetarium. We will look into different forces, with a particular focus on gravity. The children will create their own fact files about Sir Isaac Newton. Towards the end of term, we shall make our own rockets from water bottles before launching them on the school field.

In English, many writing opportunities will be created as the children delve into their own 'Class Reader' and other relevant texts. We will use this knowledge to write a journey story and a non-chronological report on a fictitious creature of their choice. Furthermore, we will learn about Winter Haikus in poetry and cover numerous texts during reciprocal reading, as well as poetry and playscripts.

 The children will also be enjoying gymnastics, circuits (from an external coach) and a variety of invasion games (hockey and netball). Finally, the children will continue to enhance their fundamental physical skills through the REAL PE programme.

During the Autumn term, we will be studying many different aspects of maths. These will include arithmetic, place value, rapid recall of multiplication and division and formal written methods of all four functions.

Spring Term 2020

This term we are taking the children on a journey through the history and evolution of 'Communication'. After creating and understanding a timeline for humankind, the children will explore many facets of it including: map reading skills, the vital history of code breaking and its close link to Cheltenham (GCHQ), the importance of the media and how it can influence and understanding my place in the world and the place of others.

In Maths we will be looking at place value, time, shape, rapid recall of multiplication and division facts, fractions, decimals and percentages and statistics.

Our English work this term will cover a warning story, an information text and a wishing tale. We will continue to use the Reciprocal Reading approach throughout our sessions, encouraging the children to predict, clarify, question and summarise as they explore a range of text types. In addition, we shall be using the Read between the Lines scheme of work in order to enhance inference and understanding of different texts as well as working on ways to improve sustained reading. the children will also get the opportunity to explore a range of poetry.

Computing sessions will cover E-safety, research about communication, web pages and coding.

PSHE sessions will include units on 'Keeping safe', highlighting how to be safe at home and also when using the computer and internet. They will understand the term 'copyright' and 'plagiarism' and the features of reliable and unreliable websites. They will discuss the importance of privacy settings and how to be cybersafe. As well as all of this, they will discuss cyber-bullying scenarios and role-play the consequences and outcomes.

Every Thursday afternoon we will cover some basic French as part of a carousel.

HOMEWORK

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Homework - Autumn Term 1 Various Various
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LETTERS & DOCUMENTS

GALLERIES

 

Y4/5 Harpist Visit (18 images)

Y4 & 5 had a visit from a harpist who played for them.

Created: 24 Feb 20 15:49 | Last modified: 24 Feb 20 15:57

Y5 STEM Day (19 images)

The children have been investigating and developing their STEM knowledge

Created: 28 Jan 20 12:20 | Last modified: 28 Jan 20 12:23

KS2 Harvest Festival (61 images)

The children enjoyed taking part in the annual Harvest celebration at St Michael's Church

Created: 6 Jan 20 11:38 | Last modified: 6 Jan 20 11:44

Luke Temple - Author Extraordinaire (16 images)

We were fortunate to have a visit from children's author Luke Temple.

Created: 26 Nov 19 10:42 | Last modified: 26 Nov 19 10:48