Year 5 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5
Mrs Mowat, Mrs Wigglesworth & Miss Wildig are all very excited to welcome you all back to school for the Summer term in year 5. We hope that you have all had a lovely Easter with your families and feel ready to explore our new topic 'Making Waves', as we delve into our wonderful British coastline.
For more information on our Remote Learning at Vernon, please see our dedicated webpage:
Our Learning This Term
Mathematics sessions will develop and consolidate everyone's knowledge of Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics.
Inspired by Michael Morpurgo's ‘Why the whales came’, we will be writing our own narratives based on the story, creating biographies of the author and having our own ‘whale debate’ in order to write non-chronological reports. We will also be exploring poetry that conveys an image linked to our topic.
We will continue to enjoy reading together in our Guiding Reading sessions, when we will share books set at the seaside. We are excited to start the term with the text 'Malamander' by Thomas Taylor.
Here at Vernon, we LOVE reading! Within the classrooms, we encourage the children to read and enjoy a range of different genres. On our books shelves, we have a broad range of fiction and non-fiction texts, but also a lovely collection of magazines and newspapers for the children to explore during independent reading sessions.
If your child enjoys comics, why not follow this link and download your own copies of The ‘Beano’. https://schools.beano.com/lesson-plans/golden-beano-2/ . When you follow the link, scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see 6 different editions. Click ‘Find out more’ then ‘Download’ and the file will appear as a ZIP for you to save.
Want inspiration for your next read? Follow the link to LoveReading https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/
Here, you can find out about the latest book releases, read reviews and also download extracts from a range of books (including audiobooks) before you purchase them.
The children will consolidate their understanding of plants, by exploring life cycles, pollination and germination. When exploring properties of materials, we will choose those suitable for coastal buildings.
This will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned on the following Wednesday. Your child will receive a paper copy of the work, which they will stick into their homework book.
PE will take place twice a week. Please ensure that your child has their full kit in school each week with suitable footwear. Outdoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon (both classes). 5W will have their indoor PE on a Thursday morning. 5MW will have their indoor PE on a Friday morning.
Happy Red Nose Day everyone!
Below are a few pictures of members of staff getting in the spirit for Red Nose Day in their superhero poses.
Here are our office angels!
We got up to lots this Red Nose Day!
Read below to find out what we did.
The staff were visited by the tea break superheroes. Mrs Carvell, Mrs Kiely and Mrs McNeil said that they wanted to give something back to the staff as they're superheroes in their eyes.
Here is one of the tea break supeheroes below.
The children all got up to lots of fun activites as well. They created their own superhero training ground, designed their own mask, took part in a lip sync battle and some of the children did superhero games in their PE lesson.
Below is a collage of the day!
Here are some of our T-Shirt winners.
Thank you so much to everyone for taking part in Red Nose Day 2021
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