Welcome to Year 5
Ms L Lawrence (Y5 teacher)
Mrs D White (PPA teacher- Monday PM)
Mrs N Dunstone (LSA)
In Year Five, the children enjoy learning in a variety of ways through a richly creative, broad and balanced curriculum. We use cross curricular learning themes in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other. We aim to develop knowledge, concepts, skills, dispositions and attitudes necessary for the child's whole development. We embrace 'Learning Without Limits' where children are not put into 'boxes' but are given the chance to surprise us - and themselves - about what they can achieve.
Y5 HOMEWORK (click on date for link)
Reading - 5 times a week
3.9.19: Start of Term 1
11.9.19: Victorian WOW day - come dressed as a Victorian
18.9.19 TT Rockstars WOW day - come dressed as a rock star
23.9.19 Caving at Mendip Snowsport Centre
26.9.19 Harvest festival at St Paul's Church
14.10.19: Tyntesfield trip
22/23.10.19 - Parents' evenings
25.10.19 - End of term 1
4/5.11.19 INSET days - children not in school
6.11.19 - Start of term 2 and Individual photos
12.12.19 - KS2 Christmas carol service (6pm)
17.12.19 Victorian Christmas themed learning presentation for parents (2pm)
18.12.19 - Christmas lunch day
20.12.19 - End of term
6.1.20 - INSET day
7.1.20 - Children return to school
Our First Week Back
Apologies for my misunderstanding with regards to pencil cases - I will provide all children with pencil cases and the items they need for lessons.
Our focus this week, as well as getting to know each other, is based on one picture - we have looked at a picture by Alexander Janssen and will be using this as a basis for writing descriptions, creating our own creatures and including our creatures in a story. Each class will then get together with the rest of the school and share their learning at the end of the week.
Our Victorian school WOW day
We started our Victorian WOW day standing outside in a silent, straight line before being allowed in to class. The girls and boys were separated and we stood behind our desks until we were told we were allowed to sit. We practised writing our names on chalkboards before going to worship. After worship, we sang the National Anthem and recited the Lord’s prayer.
Next the girls practised their sewing skills preparing them for their futures looking after their homes and families, whilst the boys practised their technical drawing skills ready for potential work in the future.
After break, where we played hopscotch and football, we did some Arithmetic – practising our times tables and learning about our coins and their value.
After lunch we did ‘drill’ lined up in rows following the teachers instructions – all having to keep in time. Then we practised our handwriting in our copybooks.
There were some threats of the cane, but no-one was quite naughty enough for it to be used!! However, many children wanted to wear the dunce’s hat (although not all were happy to have their photos taken) and some children were punished with writing lines and standing with their hands on their heads.
The children participated amazingly and we’ve had a fabulous day. Thank you for all the effort with costumes. More photos to follow.
*update - photos are now on!
Year 5 go caving
Year 5 had the opportunity to experience caving this week and had a very enjoyable time. There were lots of excited children on their return to school, all wanting to tell me their experiences. It sounded like I missed out on a fantastic experience. Thank you to Mr Mackie, Mrs Bamford and Mrs Ely for accompanying my class on their adventure. there weren't many opportunities for photos as the cave was a little dark!!
Year 5 had a very enjoyable and educational trip to Tyntesfield where they had the opportunity to learn more about Victorian life by handling Victorian artefacts, visiting rooms that are not normally open to the public and practising Victorian handwriting.
Welcome back. We will be continuing with our 'Victorians' learning theme this term leading up to celebrating a Victorian Christmas on 17th December 2pm (further details to follow) when we would like to invite parents in to share our learning.
I have told the children that Tyntesfield put on a fantastic display of a traditional Victorian Christmas and suggested it might be lovely to visit if possible. I have also heard the SS Great Britain are also putting on a Victorian Christmas theme too which I am hoping to go to myself so if you are looking for things to do with your children I'm sure they would enjoy either of these events.
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