02

Sep

19

Welcome to Year 5

Miss Rhodes leads Year 5.

The class is called Wolves and is supported by Mrs Richardson & Miss Fogden.

(Mr Hearn also leads a group of Year 5 supported by Miss Meadows and Mrs Collins this group is called the Giraffes and has their own class page and curriculum map).

CLICK HERE for Year 5 Curriculum Autumn 19 (Concept – CHRONOLOGY)

 

19

Dec

19

Christmas writing

We have been writing based on a short film (an old John Lewis advert) showcasing their narrative skills of including feelings and description in their writing.

Watch the film before reading their writing:

John Lewis – The Bear & The Hare from Blink on Vimeo.

 

11

Dec

19

New skill

Last week we returned to the skill of following instructions as it was a busy week with lots happening and I’m pleased to say the children showed they could work together as a class to follow instructions, especially at the theatre.

This week our skill is explaining.  The children have shown they understand and can do many aspects of the Year 5 curriculum already but find it harder to explain their thinking.  We have been asking questions such as:

  • How do you know?
  • Why do you think that?
  • Can you explain it so somebody else can understand what you think?
  • Can you convince someone else that you are right?

We have also played games such as trying to get others to guess a given words without using key vocabulary, e.g. make someone say ‘grass’ but you can’t use the words ‘green’, ‘garden’ or ‘lawn’.  Have a go- it’s harder than you think!

11

Dec

19

Dates for your diary for this term:

 

Monday 16th December: PTA Christmas discos

Tuesday 17th December: Christmas breakfast at breakfast club

Wednesday 18th December: Pantomime at St George’s Theatre

Thursday 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch

Friday 20th December: Last day of term

Tuesday 7th January: Children back to school

 

10

Dec

19

Skills we have focussed on so far…

So far we have focussed on:

  • Following instructions
  • Recalling information
  • Checking
  • Being organised
  • Working systematically
  • Prioritising
  • Summarising
  • Making connections
  • Contrasting
  • Explaining
06

Dec

19

Nativity

Congratulations in the play Wolves.  You all remembered your lines and sang really well- I’m proud of you all.

08

Nov

19

New skill

This week our skills has been summarising and for their homework this week they have to summarise something they have learnt in no more than 40 words.  Next week we will be focussing on making connections.  It helps the children remember what they have learnt and understand why it is important when they can make connections between learning in different lessons or different subjects.

Today your child has also brought home a letter letting you know when they will be cooking next week and the ingredients they have chosen to bring into school.  We will be cooking in the mornings so please ensure your child brings their ingredients in first thing.

07

Nov

19

Look at the delicious pizzas we designed

We made pizza slices that each had one portion of protein and vegetables.

06

Nov

19

Key Stage 2 Family Maths this Friday November 8th

Parents and families of Year 3 (Tigers), 4 (Lions), 5 (Wolves) & 6 (Leopards) are invited to join us on Friday morning from registration to around 9.30 am to see how maths is taught to your child. We will be looking at methods for adding and taking away. See you on Friday!

03

Nov

19

Skills homework

We have had an exciting week in Wolves experimenting with weird and wonderful pizza toppings, to help us design our own pizzas to make in the next few weeks, and writing and presenting weather reports to show our understanding of negative numbers.  Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the curriculum meeting yesterday.  I have included the handout from the meeting for you all to see what we will be covering in our upcoming Science and PSHE lessons; this is information for you, not the children.

This week we have been focussing on the skill of prioritising and for their skills homework this week the children need to prioritise what helps them learn.  There are boxes at the bottom of the sheet for them to cut out and stick in according to what matters most to them.  This will also help me support them in class.

Next week, we will be focussing on the skill of summarising by determining the key or most important information from a text or a task.  You can support our work at home by getting them to summarise what they want to say to you, eg. Tell me what you’d like for dinner in 5 words!

29

Oct

19

Curriculum meeting

All parents are invited to our curriculum meeting at 2:40 pm on Thursday 31st October where we will be discussing the upcoming Science and PSHE lessons.  Please return your slip from the letter that was sent home to school asap if you are attending.

Thanks