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Welcome to Year 5

Hello from Miss Naylor, Mrs Rawle, Mrs Hill, Mrs Jeavons and Mr Shilvock. 

Our Fantastic Finish!

 

Year 5 had an amazing time on our trip to Cosford RAF Museum to finish our work on World War 2! The children (and staff included) gained lots of new knowledge all about the aircraft used during the war, and also about how Christmas was celebrated during this difficult period. I'm sure the children will love sharing their new learning with you! They all had a fabulous time making Christmas crafts, just like children did during these times due to rationing, and also playing war time games- not forgetting experiencing an air raid siren and having to dash for the shelter! We've had a wonderful day and the children were a credit to us all. Well done, Year 5!

 

Enjoy taking a look at our photos from the day!

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Children in Need 2022

 

We'd like to say a huge well done to all of the children in year 5 for their fantastic efforts for Children in Need 2022.

We were so impressed with their creative ideas, dedication and teamwork which led to the most amazing morning! The children have worked so hard to make things and come up with ideas for their stalls and it was lovely to see them enjoying the event. As a year group, we raised over £400 for Children in Need - WOW! Congratulations Year 5 - you should be very proud of the part you've played in supporting this worthy cause. 

 

We'd also like to say a special thank you to parents and carers for your support in preparing the children for the morning, buying bits and bobs, donating money and making cakes. Your efforts are much appreciated! 

Anti-bullying Week

In order to showcase and celebrate individuality, we wore odd socks to school on Monday. Here are some of the odd socks in 5N!

Spring Term

During this term, Year 5's exciting history topic will be The Black Country. We will learn all about the Victorian period and the changes to people's lives. We will be studying Queen Victoria, workhouses and our own local history. We are also looking forward to our upcoming Victorian Day. This will take place on Wednesday 15th February - look out for your message about this soon! Our art work this term will link closely to our history topic as the children will have the chance to design and printing their own repeated patterns as inspired by William Morris. 

 

Also this term, we will be reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty - a wonderful adventure story set during the1860s. It's been fantastic to see the children enjoying it so far! In Science, we will be learning all about forces, applying our knowledge from Year 4 in some exciting experiments. In the second half of the term, the children can look forward to finding out about Space as we bring Science to life. In Maths this term, we will be studying multiplication and division as well as more fractions. In Miss Naylor's set, the children will be using all four operations to continue to solve problems. In Mrs Rawle and Mrs Hill's Maths set, the children will be studying time, angles and shape. In RE, we will be studying Islam, looking at commitments and promises made in religion and exploring ways that Muslims demonstrate their faith. We also have David Brown joining us for some Walk through The Bible lessons. Madame Jones will visit each Wednesday morning to support the children in speaking and writing French, beginning with learning words linked to places and directions.

 

We hope the children are feeling settled into Year 5 and are enjoying the curriculum so far. If you have any questions, please ask! smiley

Our WW2 topic!

 

As part of our final Autumn Term History lesson, Year 5 created a class information book to demonstrate their learning and new knowledge that they have gained all about World War 2. The children would like to share their book with you. Please let your child know if they have taught you something new about WW2- they would love this! Enjoy smiley 

Take a look at Year 5 working hard below...

English

Our current unit in writing is persuasive writing, where we will be building up our learning in order to write a speech, persuading men and women to join the army (based around WW2). Across the week, we have been looking at a range of techniques used to persuade someone using the mnemonic 'ACFOREST'. Today, the children had lots of fun performing a speech in pairs, either persuading Mr Freear to keep school open on weekdays only, or to persuade parents to provide them with pocket money each week (sorry parents! frown). The children were brilliant at including the ACFOREST techniques within their speech- and a few children in particular loved their chance to shine when performing! Well done, Year 5!

Design and Technology

This week, we have completed our moving cards for our Design and Technology topic. The children have enjoyed choosing the theme for their card, making prototypes for their moving mechanism using accurate cutting and measuring skills, and then finally producing their card! The children chose whether they wanted to produce a moving card with either a mouth fold, box fold, or lever and hinge mechanism. We had great fun!

In Autumn Term, the children learnt all about reversible and irreversible changes and comparing and separating materials. Everyone enjoyed the practical experiments which challenged the children to use sieving, filtering, magnetism and evaporation to separate materials. Did your group manage to recover clean water? Find out below! 

Year 5 were set the challenge to find the best material for a brake pad on a children's tricycle. After deciding on an experiment, we worked as a class to measure how far a toy car would travel on different materials. We looked at how friction between the different surfaces caused the car to move slower. Ask your child which material they chose to be a brake pad - you might be surprised!

PE

PE days in Year 5 will be as follows...

5HR: Wednesday and Friday

5N: Monday and Wednesday

 

Children will need their PE kits in school on these days and should come to school with earrings removed and hair tied back. 

In PE this term, Year 5 will be practising their skills in Gymnastics, Dance, Volleyball and Tag Rugby. 

Homework and Home Learning

Year 5 will receive three pieces of homework each week: English, Maths and Spellings. English and Maths homework will be given out on a Wednesday to be returned the following Wednesday where it will be shared in school. This homework will support the children's learning in school and should take at least 30 minutes to complete. 

 

Spelling tests take place on a Friday. The children will need to bring their yellow spelling books to school on this day. Weekly spellings will be supported by a given task. This may be a homework sheet or it may be a written task which can be completed in the children's yellow spelling books.

 

We encourage daily reading practice at home and also regular practice of basic maths skills, including times tables. 

Below you can find some useful links to help you to support your child's learning at home:

English

Spelling 

Maths

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