WELCOME BACK YEAR 5!
We are a very hard working class and are taught by Mrs Golledge and Mrs Parietti. There are a large number of people who help us to learn: Mrs Webb, Mrs West, Miss Beasley, Mrs Felix, Mrs Maffey and Ms Salmon are always ready to help us. We are situated up the stairs and are very excited about the year ahead.
We have a very exciting term ahead and we are all looking forward to it.
In literacy we will studying ‘Journey to Jo' Burg' and learning how the characters learn about life in their own country. We will also be writing non-chronological reports. After half term we will be studying 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes and writing our own poems.
In numeracy, we will having weekly mental arithmetic sessions and carrying on learning the four operations. We will be having weekly homework, which will go out on a Wednesday for the following Monday.
During our combined studies sessions (history, geography, art, DT, ICT and music) we will be studying ‘South Africa’. This half term we will learning about how the country developed and how apartheid separated the people. We will learn about Ndebele art and create our own paintings and metal sculptures. We also have a very exciting art project, which we will tell you more about later.
Mrs Golledge will take Indoor PE on a Wednesday and Mrs Parietti and Mr Pearse will do Outdoor PE on a Thursday. As there are lots of sporting opportunities in Year 5, we ask that PE kits are left in school from Monday to Friday.
Literacy homework is given out every Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Maths homework goes out on a Wednesday and then should be returned the following Monday. Spellings should be learned for Monday. We will also be having additional Talk Homework. This will be given out on a Monday and will be needed to be discussed before our writing lesson on Friday.
Even though children in Year 5 like to read on their own, it is still important that they read regularly to an adult at home so that they can discuss their thoughts and feelings about what they have read.
Keep looking at this page as we are sure to have some exciting pictures to show you soon.