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 Autumn term. We hope that you have all had a fantastic summer and feel ready to explore our new topic 'From Heroes to Legends', as we delve back in time to the Ancient Greeks.
Our Learning This Term
Mathematics sessions will develop and consolidate everyone's knowledge of Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics.
In English we will be writing narratives containing mythical or legendary characters or events. Within our non fiction units we will also create formal letters, persuasive texts linked to Greek holiday brochures, instruction writing and biographies.
We will enjoy reading together in our Guiding Reading sessions, when we will share books based on the era of our topic. We are excited to start the term with the text 'Who Let The Gods Out'.
The children will consolidate their understanding of 'Keeping Fit and Healthy'. They will explore diet, exercise and lifestyle of Greek athletes whilst identifying components of a healthy and varied diet. They will also recognise that during exercise the heart beats faster to take blood more rapidly to the muscles, make careful measurements of pulse rate and representing these graphically.
This will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned on the following Wednesday. Your child will received a paper copy of the work, but we will also upload the activities onto the website. These will be available to download in the files section below.
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.
Our first week back
It was a real pleasure to welcome all of our children back into school this week. It was an action packed few days as we settled into our new classrooms, with new routines and ways of working but the children have been fantastic.
Take a look at some of the activities we have done over the last few days.
We explored the gorgeous 'Little People BIG DREAMS' texts as the children shared what they aspired to be when they are older.
We also thought about how life has changed as we read the beautiful Oliver Jeffers text 'Here We Are'
And ... the children drafted formal letters to Boris Johnson to explain to him what it was like to be back at school.
Stay posted to see examples of these amazing pieces of work very soon.....
Well done Year 5 we are super proud of you all...
Keep up this amazing work!!!
CRIME SCENE.DO NOT ENTER!
On Monday 14th September, Year 5 became crime scene investigators to solve the clues and work out why there were burnt feathers, wax and a range of other mysterious clues in our playground.
Using the information that they gathered, they worked in groups to piece together the evidence and deduce what really happened.
We discovered that after Daedalus had hatched a cunning plan for him and his son to escape from King Minos, Icarus was not listening carefully. He had flown too close to the sun and the wax holding his wings together melted.
Unfortunately, he plummeted to his death!
Work during isolation
If you are isolating but otherwise well, please see the self isolation work in the files to download section. Also, here is some work to keep you busy! Each day you should aim to do some from each section.
- Read and record reading in your extras book, remember it is important to read a variety of genres.
- Continue to complete comprehensions on read theory.
- Use the Oak Academy site to access lessons, worksheets and activites for each of the units we cover in Year 5.
- Play BBC Bitesize Guardians of Mathematica. It is a fantastic game to play which covers a huge amount of maths whilst defeating dragons and other foe!
- Our theme is Ancient Greeks this term and we would like you to write a variety of pieces within this theme. Whether it is a mythcal creature story, a holiday brocure advitising Greece, or biographical writing about the life and times of a famous Greek. Email us a copy or send it in, we would love to read them!
- Find out more by researching our Ancient Greek topic.
- Play this Argo Odyssey BBC bitesize game all about the Ancient Greeks.
Files to Download
Year 5: News items
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