Enjoy the half term!

This week, in maths, we have been dividing using grouping and a formal method and in English we have planned and written our sensory descriptions based on the book ‘The Day War Came’. For R.E. we have looked at why some Christians go on pilgrimage, creating a leaflet to explain what pilgrimage is, why Christians might go on a pilgrimage and some information about Lourdes, France.

 

Home Learning:

Half term homework

Over the half term you need to:

  • Complete the extreme sports planning sheet, ready for the first week back (Thursday 4th November)
  • Continue to read Letters from the Lighthouse – our aim is to finished by the end of the first week back (this ticks off one of your Reading Passport reads)
  • Continue to read a Year 5 Must Read book
  • See if you can tick off one of the smaller reads from your Reading Passport, such as a poem/ news article/ book of your choice
  • Continue to practise your multiplication facts.
  • Collect resources wanted/ needed for building your sustainability house.

**Reminders:

  • First week back is Week 2 – P.E. kits need to be worn on Wednesday 3rd November.
  • Reply slips for the trip to Fort Nelson need to be returned by Monday 15th November.
  • Please return any slips if you are able to help on the family STEM day, on the 11th November.

 

Have a fabulous half term,

The Year 5 Team

New skills and fun…

This week saw 5E visit the Sustainability Centre. Again, we had 3 days experiencing living sustainably and finding out all about the diversity of the South Downs. We all have new skill sets to add to our repertoire; confidence and leadership skills were gained as well as learning about our environment.

     

       

There are lots more photos, which the children have seen at the end of today. They thoroughly enjoy trying to find themselves in the photos taken!

I hope they have a good rest, ready for school on Monday.

Have a restful weekend,

Mrs Edge, Mrs Moore and Mrs Jonas

Busy penultimate week!

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our first half term in year 5. The children have settled into their new routine they have grown in confidence, knowledge and skills. It is always such a positive difference from when they entered at the beginning of September with a mixture of nerves and excitement.

This week we continued our multiplication using formal methods and used our metacognition thinking to solve a complex problem and in English, we continued to learn and practise different sentence techniques for descriptive writing. In RE, we started our Prayers, Saints and Feasts units looking at prayers and how they can influence our thinking and strengthen our faith. In Science, we continued to investigate different forces and investigated how adding salt to water affected buoyancy.

Home Learning:

In the yellow Home Reading Journal, children are expected to complete a book review about a book they have read or are reading. This is due on Thursday 21st October.

In their red Homework Book, children have this week’s vocabulary task to complete along with spellings and maths. This is due on Thursday 21st October.

Reading passports – please continue to check these, to see which books need to be read. Children can access books in their library session on Thursdays.

Must Reads – please encourage your child to continue to read the Must Reads. There are 6 books over 6 half terms.  We have copies in school for the children to borrow.

**Reminders:

  • Next week is Week 1 – P.E. kits need to be worn on Monday 18th October.
  • Any contributions for harvest festival assembly would be gratefully appreciated. Tins, packets, or any non-perishable goods please.

 

5E Residential Blog to follow.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 Team

5SC Residential Trip

This week saw 5SC visit the Sustainability Centre for 3 days to experience different activities about the environment and how to live sustainably. A great time was had by all and we all gained new skills, confidence in our abilities and an appreciation for our environment.

We’ll meet again…

We ended our week with an evacuation of the children – they experienced life as an evacuee making tags, ration books and I.D cards, experienced an air-raid siren and having to find shelter and walking to station, saying goodbye to their school. They also created their own propaganda posters, played some 1940’s playground games and were lucky enough to have a visitor who brought World War artefacts to show them.  A great day was had by all!!!

       

 

Home Learning:

In the yellow Home Reading Journal, children are expected to complete a book review about a book they have read or are reading. This is due on Thursday 7th October.

In their red Homework Book, children have this week’s vocabulary task to complete along with spellings and maths. This is due on Thursday 7th October.

Reading passports – please continue to check these, to see which books need to be read.

**Reminders:

  • Please send in any completed medical forms for the residential visit as soon as possible.
  • Next week is Week 2 – P.E. kits need to be worn on Monday 4th October.
  • 5SC Sustainability Residential– arrive at normal time on Monday (8.30am onwards) No school uniform is required for the trip.

 

Have a super week,

The Year 5 Team

I am a rock, I am an island…

This week, in English, we have been planning and starting to write our evacuation diaries. In Maths, we have been using our knowledge of place value and number to add or subtract using formal written methods. We have also used this knowledge to add or subtract with decimal numbers. We’ve looked at how we can live the Beatitudes in our daily life (R.E.) as well as thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of the UK being an island during WWII (Geog.)

We also celebrated Mass on Tuesday (please see Mr Cunningham’s blog page) which was a lovely event. Well done to the Year 5’s who read the prayers so beautifully. At the end of Mass, the pupil chaplains were asked to affirm their promise to share the Word of God around the school and beyond. Each pupil chaplain was given their own special candle.

Home Learning:

In the yellow Home Reading Journal, children are expected to complete a book review about a book they have read or are reading. This is due on Thursday 7th October.

In their red Homework Book, children have this week’s vocabulary task to complete along with spellings and maths. This is due on Thursday 30th September.

Sent home today, is a creative homework task – children need to make their own gas mask box ready for being evacuated on Thursday 30th September.

Reading passports – please continue to check these, to see which books need to be read.

**Reminders:

  • Please send in any completed medical forms for the residential visit as soon as possible.
  • Next week is Week 1 – P.E. kits need to be worn on Wednesday 29th September.
  • WW2 Evacuation Day – in school – Thursday 30th September.

 

Have a lovely week,

The Year 5 Team

Full steam ahead!

It’s been full steam ahead during this first full week of school. Children have been covering number and place value in Maths while they have started their evacuation topic in English. The children empathised with evacuees through the drama we did at the start of the week. We’ve had some great discussions and questions in History, finding out about the reasons behind the outbreak of World War II and investigated the use of forces in our Science lesson.

Home Learning:

Your child now has their Homework diary. Please spend some time going through the first 6 pages together, recollecting different prayers, going to Mass and life in the church.

Children now have their yellow Home Reading Journal which were given out this week. Their first piece of work is to decorate the first page with a representation of their favourite book or a book they have really enjoyed. It will need the title and author but they can decorate it any way they wish. This is due on Thursday 23rd September.

They will also have received their Homework Book with spellings to learn, some vocabulary home learning and the maths they are expected to complete. Year 5/6 spellings are stuck on the inside front cover and the different spelling strategies to use are stapled to the inside of the back cover. This is due on Thursday 16th September.

In their Homework book, they also have their creative homework task ideas for the autumn term – one piece should be completed each half term.

Reading passports have been sent out. The autumn completion deadline will be given in due course.

 

**Reminders:

  • Week 1 – children will need to come dressed in their P.E. kits on Wednesday 15th September. They will have PE with CM Sports on that day.
  • Year 5 Welcome Meeting – online – Monday 13th September 4 – 4.30 pm.
  • Residential Information Meeting – online – Tuesday 21st September 4pm.
  • Please send in any completed medical forms for the residential visit as soon as possible.
  • WW2 Evacuation Day – in school – Thursday 30th September (Please note the change of date.)

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

The Year 5 Team

Welcome Back!

It was lovely to see the children back in class in their smart new uniforms ready to begin learning again, albeit through a few yawns! 🙂

As with the start of a new Autumn term, there is a plethora of letters and new information to take on in the first couple of days.

Notices for the New Term:

  • Term dates 2021-22 letter was sent out yesterday for this year which included Inset Days. Next one is Friday 1st October 2021.
  • Home School Agreements and Home Learning Expectations letters will be coming home so please read these with your child as we will be encouraging children to be completing their daily tasks at home to consolidate and practise the skills they are learning in school. This is especially beneficial  to those children who find aspects of Maths and English challenging.
  • Home learning in Maths and English will be set on a Thursday to be returned by the following Thursday. This will be stuck into your child’s home learning book weekly.
  • Home Reading Journals will be issued next Thursday and a book review will be expected every two weeks. Dates to follow.
  • Creative homework for the Autumn term will be linked to our WW2 topic. There are suggested activities for your child to do but if they have ideas of their own linked to the topic then we would love to see their creativity. Expectation is 2 pieces of creative home learning over the whole term.
  • The Y5 Must Read list of 6 books has been sent home. The expectation is for your child to read a book every half term. However if your child would like to read more then they can. If your child finds the texts challenging to read independently, we would encourage maybe listening to an audio book version or reading together so your child is exposed to hearing rich, quality vocabulary and narrative. Copies of the books will be available in the school and local libraries.

Daily Reminders:

  • End of school time is 3.15pm and as Year 5 are a playground classroom we will be exiting the building promptly. If you would like your child to exit the North Playground independently then will need a new permission letter, email or note from parents to allow this in this new academic year. Copies of school letters are available from the office or your can email the office or send a note in with your child.
  • PE kits will continue to be worn in on PE days – Next PE day for Year 5 is Monday 6th September.
  • Please continue to provide your child with a water bottle and if they wear glasses, please send those in too.
  • If your child has existing or any new medical information or medication that the school requires please let the office and class teacher know to make sure we are prepared for a medical need.

Upcoming dates:

  • Year 5 Welcome Meeting – online – Monday 13th September 4-4.30pm (details to follow)
  • WW2 Evacuation Day – in school – Tuesday 21st September (details to follow)

Year 5 teaching staff are  available at the end of the school day on the playground if you wish to ask any questions about our new year.

Enjoy your weekend,

The Year 5 Team

In the summer time…

We’ve had a really busy week to complete the end of the Year 5 – we finished off our Sacraments unit; finished off our Coasts topic and completed the RSE unit.

We all wanted to say a huge thank you for the gifts, cards and kind words you have sent this week.

Enjoy a fantastic summer,

The Year 5 Team

3…2…1…Lift off!

On Wednesday we hosted Father Jeremy in both classes. He answered some very in-depth and thought provoking questions about the commitments he made when taking Holy Orders. This is part of our sacraments work for R.E.

Today we performed our poem, ‘Peer Pressure’ by Karl Nova, to Year 4. They were very impressed! We will share their performances next week.

We have also had the last of our STEM days today – making launch towers and rockets. This would have usually taken place in the spring term with our Space topic. They had to make the tallest launch towers using only spaghetti and marshmallows. Later, they had to create a rocket that would match the size of their launch tower. We launched them across the playground to see which one would go the furthest.

Reminders:

P.E. kit is needed for Wednesday 21st July AND Thursday 22nd July next week.

Have a glorious, sun-filled weekend,

The Year 5 Team