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.
Our focus this term is on the theme of 'Belonging'.
In our Come & See work our focus will be on three main themes: Loving, Vocations and Advent. 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 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 South America and the Amazon Rainforest.
In our History work we will be finding out all about power of the monarchs.
Our Science work will be based on light & shadow and the Earth in space. 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 our Design Technology sessions we will be designing and building a Mars Rover vehicle.
Our Music work this term will be focused on the skills of listening and composition. The Year 5 children will also be receiving music tuition from Mrs Stanton and learning to play an instrument.
We will begin the academic year in Computing by reminding ourselves of the importance of E-safety.
In Year Five homework is given out on Wednesday and is due back to school no later than the following Wednesday. 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 Monday.
Spellings will be given out on Wednesday and tested the following week. 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 Friday during the autumn term in Year Five. On Tuesday the children will have indoor PE and on Friday 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. For outdoor PE the children may wear a tracksuit as the weather becomes colder. The children will begin swimming after half term. More information will follow in due course.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in all of these matters.