Welcome to Year 5
Our teacher is Mrs Waterhouse (Mrs Purnell teaches us on a Wednesday and Mr Bowden on a Thursday afternoon)
We are helped by Mrs Bennett and Mrs Coldwell.
A big welcome back to all the children in Year 5! It has been lovely to see you today and I am looking forward to a fantastic year! Here is some key information:
PE Kit will need to be worn on WEDNESDAYS.
We will be swimming on a FRIDAY.
English homework will be given out on a Monday and will need to be handed in by the following Monday.
Our first topic is space. The children are already really enthusiastic. If they have anything at home that they would like to bring in to share with the class about space that would be fantastic.
Maths homework - weekly homework is set on a Wednesday. Remember to ask if you need any extra help before you need to hand it in on the following Wednesday.
Times tables - Remember to keep learning your times tables. Focus on 1 or 2 each week.
Mr A and Mrs Barnes
Borwick Hall Trip
We had a fantastic day at Borwick Hall yesterday. The children were absolutely brilliant and joined in enthusiastically with every activity There are lots of pictures below.
I just wanted to wish you all a happy Easter and to say how fantastic the children have been over the last few weeks after coming back to school. They have written some excellent mystery stories and we have enjoyed finishing off our topic on the rainforests. Below are a few examples of the rainforest dioramas that the children have made - all planned, designed and created by themselves. You will find the rest of the photographs under the rainforest tab further down the page.
I look forward to seeing all the children in a couple of weeks. Our topic after Easter is the history of trains and canals and how this links to our local area. If anyone has any particular knowledge or expertise in this area it would be great to hear from you.
Welcome Back! (March 2021)
It has been fantastic to have the children back in school and I am so impressed with how well they have settled back in. We have continued to read 'The London Eye Mystery' and have started to do some work on mystery stories in English. We are finishing our rainforest topic by making a rainforest diorama and the children have just started to design these - their ideas are excellent! In Science we have been looking at different ways in which we can separate materials (see pictures below).
Until Easter the children will be receiving weekly spellings for their homework and we encourage them to read as much as possible at home. After Easter we will restart our weekly English and Maths homework.
I just wanted to say a huge well done to everyone in Year 5 for their fantastic work this half term. The children have all worked so hard. The work on space has been excellent - we have written sci-fi stories, learned about the solar system and created some wonderful space art. It has been a pleasure to see all the children settle back into school so well.
Next half term our topic will be The Victorians and I will post some more information on here after half term about some of the work that we are doing.
After half term we will also be having a focus on reading for pleasure. I have asked the children to think about the books that they like reading and the authors that they enjoy so that we can share this after half term. If you have any pictures of your child reading or if they would like to send in any pictures of what they are enjoying reading that would be fantastic - please just email them to me.
I hope you all have a fantastic half term break and thank you for all of your support.
Homework has been sent home with your child today (Monday 14th September). Please could they hand it in on or before next Monday.
English homework will always be set on a Monday and is due in the following Monday.
At the moment the children have been asked to practise their times tables for Maths.
First message of the term
Welcome back Year 5! It has been fantastic to see all of you back in school and I have been really impressed with how you have all settled in this week.
This week we have mostly focused on settling in and getting used to the new classroom rules and routines. We have also spent some time looking at the story 'The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.' A beautiful book if you get the chance to have a look at it. We have thought about our goals and aspirations and created our very own 'positivity jars'.
Next week we will start to give out reading books and check the reading book band level for each child. We will also start our weekly spellings next week. Homework will start the week after.
P.E will be every Thursday - please make sure that your child comes to school in their SCHOOL PE kit. We would recommend that children also wear navy or black jogging bottoms and their school jumpers as we will try and get out for PE in most weather conditions!
If you have any questions please get in touch by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am really looking forward to the year ahead, after the last few months it really is fantastic to be back in the classroom properly with such a wonderful group of children.