Welcome to the Year 5D class page. Mrs Durney is the class teacher and Mrs Kirkby teaches the children every Tuesday. Mrs Duckmanton and Mrs Bunkle are the UKS2 Teaching Assistants.
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.
You can follow our class page on Twitter for more photos and information about our learning.
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During this academic year, we will be communicating a lot more through the use of Class Dojo and sharing lots of the children's wonderful work here too. Please do ensure you have set up your Class Dojo account in order to access this.
If you need to contact us at any time throughout the year, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can be reached through the messaging feature on your Class Dojo account, via email or in school, by appointment with the school office.
Our Curriculum themes for the Pentecost term at Holy Trinity are: Our Locality & Our World.
We will be using a range of wonderful books in our work this term, including: Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell, Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst and The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer. We are also continuing with our current class novel - the adventurous story of discovery, Darwin's Dragons by the wonderful author, Lindsay Galvin.
In Come & See, we will focus on three topics during the Pentecost term: Pentecost, Reconciliation & 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. In our Geography topic we will be further developing our mapping skills. Our Science work will be based on Life Cycles and Living Things and Animals inc. Humans. 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 work-ing with natural materials. In our DT sessions we will be designing and making a working glider.
Our Music work this term will be led by Mrs Stanton who will be teaching us to play an instrument.
In Computing we will be studying Computer Science and revising our E-Safety curriculum objectives.
In Year 5D this year 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 Come & See work, alongside the expectation to complete specific objectives on the IXL Maths & English online platform each week. This academic year, we are actively encouraging the children to complete and upload their homework to their Class Dojo portfolios, either as a document or a photograph of the completed task. If you require any support with this, please do get in touch.
Alongside the homework tasks detailed above, National Curriculum & RWI spellings will be given out each week too. These spellings should be learnt at home and then the children will be tested on them the following week.
Practising times tables is a vital life skill that will help in all areas of your child’s maths work. It is important that all children are confident and quick when recalling them. All children have access to the Times Tables Rockstar online platform, which is a great way to practise and develop confidence and recall of the various times tables facts.
Reading is also an incredibly important skill and is relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to both of these, 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. Reading can also be logged on Class Dojo as a message or through the portfolio section.
PE will take place on Monday and Tuesday in Year 5D. On these days your child should attend school wearing their PE kit. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit for these days in order to access the sessions appropriately. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities. A tracksuit can also be worn, especially when the weather is colder.
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