Welcome to the Year Five class page. Mr Westerman is our class teacher and Mrs O' Brien 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:
Our first topic for the new autumn term is 'The Vicious Vikings!' This topic will focus on the incredible history of the Vikings. We will be investigating the Viking invasions of Britain and looking closely at their way of life. This will include finding out about the Gods and Godesses that they worshipped and learning how to write using viking runes. We will also be travelling to the Viking city of York and visiting the famous Jorvick Viking Centre for some practical project based learning too! After this, our DT work will allow the children to design and construct their very own viking artefacts. Later in the term, we will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes and investigating the various properties of materials in our science work. What a lot of exciting things we have to look forward to in this new school year...
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 English, Maths or Topic work.
We will be testing our times tables with certificated being sent home to those who complete them.
We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year. Spellings from this will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied. On alternate weeks the children will receive 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 a huge difference to 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. We will continue to complete a 30 minute session of guided reading daily in the classroom where all children get the opportunity to read new, exciting texts and answer questions about them.
PE will take place on Monday and Thursday during the Autumn term in Year Five. On Mondays the children will be swimming and will be our outdoor PE session until Christmas. On Thursdays they will have indoor PE. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities.
Examples of classwork
Today we read a letter from St Paul titled 'You are Holy People'. We looked at the qualities that St Paul listed and made links to our thoughts and actions. We thought extremely hard about how we live out these qualities in our every day life.
Read an example of our work below.