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 autumn term we will be learning about lots of interesting things. In our Come & See work our focus will be on three main themes: Loving, Vocations & Advent.
In Geography this term we will be investigating the question, ‘Where do I belong?’ We will look at the countries of the world with a particular focus on Europe. In our History work we will be finding out all about World War 1 and linking much of our work to the Centenery of the end of this terrible conflict.
Our Science work will be based on Forces and Electricity. 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 drawing skills using a range of different media and in our Design Technology sessions we will be designing and building an electric intruder alarm system.
Our Music work this term will be focused on the skills of listening and composition.
We will begin the academic year in Computing by reminding ourselves of the importance of E-safety.
In Year Five our 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 Monday and Tuesday during the autumn term in Year Five. On Monday the children will be working on mindfulness activities through Yoga and on Tuesday they will have outdoor PE. 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. As the weather begins to turn colder the children may wear a tracksuit for outdoor sessions. All watches and earrings must be removed before the lesson begins.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in all of these matters.