Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5 our teachers are Mrs Simpson (Herons); Miss Hawthorne (Storks); Mr Clough (Cranes). Mrs Hunt will be teaching Maths in Year 5. We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Davis-Green, Mrs Parsons, Miss Brewer, Mrs Ashton, Mrs Powell and Mrs Benton. Mrs Link is the Year5/6 Phase Leader.
New Class Videos - a "hello" from your new teachers!
WELL DONE AWARDS
Friday 22nd January 2021
This weeks Awards go to:
Herons - Ruby G, Annabel C & Dylan R
Storks - Arjun & Suleman
Cranes - Sophie A & Jacob G
FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR
Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 5.
For the first half term, we will be looking at World War 1, focusing on the key events leading to the start of the war and life in the trenches. During the topic, the children will have the opportunity to undertake a local history project whereby we will find out more about the names on the Hagley War Memorial. During the term, the children will investigate the theme of conflict through Shakespeare's Macbeth. In Science, we will be investigating materials and their properties. In the second half of the term, we will begin to look at different forces in relation to flight. Throughout the term, opportunities will be provided for the children to develop their skills in art and computing linked to the concept of conflict, remembrance and WW1.
The children will have one outdoor (Tuesday for Cranes and Storks/Friday for Herons) and one indoor (Thursday for Cranes and Storks/Tuesday for Herons) session of PE each week. Children will come to school wearing their PE kit on these days and, as the weather gets colder, the children will be able to wear tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt when outdoors. If your child has pierced ears, we request that they have some Micropore tape to cover earrings during the lesson if they canot be removed. Watches and other jewellery must also be removed.
Equipment is in school so please do not send your child with big bags or pencil cases.
HOME LEARNING TASKS
All homework is due in on a Monday. Maths and SPaG/English homework will be set on a Thursday via Seesaw, MyMaths and Active Learn. It is important that the children complete their homework on time as we will be reflecting on work in class and they will have the opportunity to discuss their answers and receive verbal feedback. In adition, we ask that the children record their reading at least 3 times a week in their diary. Diaries will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis. Reading for pleasure is a whole school focus this year as it is vitally important that the children read to improve their speed, fluency and range of vocabulary. We have regular discussions in class about reading which the children are expected to join in with.
This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme which involves the children practising a set-spelling rule across a range of activities. The children will practise these throughout the week and will be tested when they have completed a unit. Weekly spellings from the year 3/4 and 5/6 word list will be added to the SeeSaw platform for children to learn at home. The children will be tested on these spellings in class every Tuesday.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.
How you can help at home:
Help children to practise the recall of timetables and division facts. The children have their TTrockstars logins to access the online platform.
Playing games – e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations. Whilst we set home learning on MyMaths, there is also the opportunity to play games through the children's individual logins. These games are linked to the National Curriculum and will help to build fluency.
Encourage children to explain their answers and describe how they have solved a problem.