Welcome to the Year Five class page. Mr Westerman is our class teacher and Mrs Bunkle is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Five as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.
Please visit our class Twitter page to keep up to date with what we are getting up to:
We also post videos onto our school Youtube channel:
During the summer term we will be learning about lots of interesting things. Our focus this term is on the theme of 'Locality'.
In our Come & See work our focus will be on three main themes: Pentecost, Reconciliation and Universal Church. During these topics the children will have opportunities to explore the scriptures in depth, which will encourage a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith and other religions.
In History this term we will be investigating the history of transport with a focus on Filght. We will learn about the development of flight from Leonardo Da Vinci’s first designs to the first flight of the famous Wright Brothers. Our Science work will be based Life Cycles and Living Things. We will be conducting detailed investigations, creating our own hypotheses, collecting useful data based on our studies and analysing the results we find to reach a scientific conclusion.
In Art this term we will be developing our sculpture skills using a range of different media and in our DT sessions we will be designing and making a working helicopter mechanism using cogs and other mechanisms.
In Computing we will be designing and making our own website pages.
In Year Five homework is given out on Monday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of written English, Maths or Topic work.
The children will also need to continue to practise their times tables weekly as these will help in all areas of their mathematical work. They will be tested on their current times tables every Friday.
Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested the following Monday. We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year in KS2. Ten spellings from the current unit will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, as appropriate. On alternate weeks to this, the children will receive ten spellings from the appropriate National Curriculum statuatory word lists.
Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make an enormous difference to an individual's reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened at least three times per week.
PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday during the summer term in Year Five. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit for lessons in school consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. All watches and earrings must be removed before PE lessons begin.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in all of these matters.