Welcome to Year 5's page!
We're Team Maple and Team Oak
with Mrs Hinton, Mrs Dunne and Mrs Selby
Here we are already in the Spring Term. We hope you've all had a great Christmas holiday and are raring to go again! We certainly are.
This term we will be blasting off into Space. We'll be learning all about our solar system and space travel and lots, lots more. We are very excited to have started our class book 'Cosmic' by Frank Cotrell Boyce. It is about a mischevious, abnormally tall, 12 year old boy called Liam Digby, who tells lots of fibs and ends up in space. It's funny and very entertaining and providing lots of giggles in class.
We have also begun our DT project, which is about designing and making a healthy pasta dish. The children have 'taste tested' lots of nutritious and seasonal herbs and vegetables such as celeriac, parsnips, olives, coriander, mint, spinach, super hot chillies and lots more. We rated the vegetables to help us decide what to put into our own healthy pasta dishes. We'll be making them on the 28th and 29th of January and any more grown-up help will be greatly appreciated.
We are looking forward to celebrating our Author Attack Reading Challenge at the end of January and finding out which books and authors you all enjoyed.
Congratulations to Evie (Oak) and Amelia (Maple) for being this half term's Reading Champions! We love your enthusiasm!
That's it for now!
The days which we do PE are Tuesdays and Thursdays but it is important for children to have their PE kit in school everyday just incase we have a change of plan or do any extra sporting activities!
What are Y5 learning this half term?
In this half term our Topic is 'Youlgreave & Carlton' and as you know, this will begin with our residential trip to Youlgreave, which is very exciting!
Our English unit is 'Myths & Legends' and our main Reading focus is 'inferring meaning from a text'.
In Maths, we will be focusing on Number, in particular: place value, ordering & comparing numbers up to 7 digits, the four operations of mental and written calculations. Not forgetting, we'll continue to have a big focus on times tables and we expect all children to be practising at home, to aim for their gold badge !
Our Science topic is 'Living Things & Their Habitats'. In Art we are going to be studying Andy Goldsworthy and exploring how natural objects can be used to create abstract and unique outcomes. In Y5 music lessons, children learn to play the ukulele! Please see our Topic web for more information on the other subjects .
Our class book, which we will be reading and enjoying together is 'Children of Winter' by Berlie Doherty
How can you support your child at home?
Here are a few things which will really help to support your child's learning:
Welcome to Year 5, Oak and Maple's year group page!
Our fun juggling workshop
We were lucky to be offered a free and enjoyable juggling workshop from Portakabin!
Y5 loved learning the skills of juggling and we discussed how important perseverance is when learning a new skill!
A little way to go before we become mastery at juggling but a great start from everyone!
Y5's residential trip to Youlgreave!
As part of our Autumn topic which is 'Contrasting Localities: Carlton & Youlgreave', last week we thoroughly enjoyed a few days in Youlgeave! Check out just a few of our many photo snaps below: