Welcome to the Class five page.
The year five teachers are Mrs Beal and Mr Asbury.
Year 5 trip to Manor Farm - 11th July 2017.
Trip to Derby Museum on 13th June.
We had a great day finding out about Ancient Egyptian traditions surrounding death and the afterlife.
Here are a few photographs, so you can see the fun we had.
Welcome back to the Summer Term. I hope you and your family managed to enjoy some happy times in the lovely Easter sunshine. Below are a few details about the plans for year 5 for this term.
In science we will be studying Humans and Other Animals. In the second half term we will learn about Living Things and Their Habitats.
Year 5 school Trips for Summer Term
As the Spring Term was a relatively short one, I took the decision to arrange two trips for the longer summer term instead of a Spring term trip.
Our topic is The Ancient Egyptians and we have a lots of exciting activities planned including a trip to Derby Museum on Tuesday 13th June. We also have a very exciting trip planned for Tuesday 11th July to Manor Farm in East Leake. This trip will support the Science work the children are studying on Living things and their habitats.
More details to follow later on in the term. It would help me with planning for the trip if you could inform me now if you have a holiday booked for the dates of either of these trips.
Games & PE
For this term, PE and games will continue to be on a Friday. Children should have indoor and outdoor kit in school for both sessions, as plans may need to be altered depending on the weather.
English homework will be set on Wednesdays and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and should be handed in the following Thursday. Your support checking that your child is completing homework carefully and thoroughly is very important and very much appreciated.
Please support the children in maintaining the habit of reading regularly and signing planners. We shall carry on the system of awarding a House point to children who have a minimum of four reads per week. This reading should be with an adult. Thank you for your support with this.
As always, if you have any questions about what is happening in school, please get in touch.
The children are busy preparing cross-stitched Easter cards. A huge thank you to the parents and grandparents who have given so generously of their time to help out.
Year 5 Visit to Toyota
On Thursday 9th February, all the children in year 5 spent an exciting day at Toyota Manufacturing. Here are some photographs showing the fun that we had.
Maths Homework for January 5th 2017
Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you have all had a good holiday. Here are a few details about the plans for Year 5 for this term.
In Science we will be studying properties of everyday materials and reversible changes. Our Geography topic is Mapping skills and a study of the Paris region. Ukelele lessons will continue on Monday afternoons.
Games & PE
For this term, PE and games will continue to be on a Friday afternoon. Children should have indoor and outdoor kit in school for both sessions, as plans may need to be altered depending on the weather.
English homework will be set on Wednesdays and should be handed in the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and should be handed in the following Thursday.
The Maths homework will often be an Abacus online activity to support our work in class. The children’s passwords and user names have been checked so any difficulties logging in will not be related to these (unless they are incorrectly typed!) I have encouraged the children not to leave the homework to the last minute. Therefore, if they have problems with the Abacus work, we can try to put it right or I can give them a written worksheet to do as an alternative.
Unfortunately, some children have been handing in homework that is incomplete and rather careless. I have made it clear that the high standards we have in class also apply to their homework. Your support checking that your child is completing homework carefully and thoroughly is very important and very much appreciated.
Please help the children continue the habit of reading regularly and signing planners at the end of the week. We shall carry on the system of checking on a Monday morning. Those children that have read at least four times to an adult, on four separate days, will be awarded a house point. Thank you for your support with this.
The year 5 children are going to be receiving some bikeability training later on this term. The whole day session is being provided by First Grade Sports. More details will follow later in the term.
Friesland School Visits
The children have been invited to take part in four taster sessions at Friesland School. These will take place on four consecutive Wednesday afternoons beginning on the 18th January. More details will follow shortly.
There are no plans for a visit this term as I prefer to carry it over to the summer term when the weather is better. This means that there will be two visits for the children to look forward to in the last term.
Wet Break Games
We keep games and activities in the classroom to keep the children entertained during wet break times. To give you an idea of the age of these games, most of them belonged to my sons who are now in their twenties! Maybe you need a post- Christmas clear out of your toy cupboards . We would really appreciate any donations of games that the children can play in little groups. Please send any donations in with your child.
There will be Parents’ Consultation Evenings in March to discuss your child’s progress. As always, if you have any questions about what is happening in school, please get in touch.
Mrs Maria Beal
I hope you have all had a good holiday, and are looking forward to a rest now we are back at school! Here are a few details about the plans for Year 5 this term:
Ancient Greeks Theatre and Workshop.
Pupils will be studying the Ancient Greeks this term. I have planned what I hope will be a really exciting project, covering many different areas of the curriculum, in order that children see the connections between subject areas, and learning is fun and creative. I have arranged a half-day theatre production and workshop in school for Tuesday 15th November. This will be presented by Partake Theatre Company who specialise in productions and workshops that bring history to life. There will be a charge for this, and further details will follow.
These will take place on Monday afternoon. We have arranged for these to be provided by Nottinghamshire Wider Opportunities . This year the children will be learning to play the ukulele.
PE and Games
PE and games will BOTH be on Friday afternoon with Mr Asbury.
Children will need indoor and outdoor kit for these sessions to allow for all weathers.
It is very important that all pupils take part in lessons, and attend with correct kit.
A kit list reminder was sent home in July and another will accompany this letter. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for making sure it is in school on the right day. We will no longer allow children to phone home if they have forgotten their kit – they will have to use spare kit. Repeat offenders will receive a punishment (eg missing a playtime)! If there is a medical reason why your child should not do PE please send a note.
Literacy homework will usually be set on Wednesdays, to be handed in by the following Wednesday morning. Numeracy homework will be given on Thursday to be handed in the following Thursday. The Maths homework will often be an Abacus online activity to support our work in class. I have encouraged the children not to leave the homework to the last minute. Therefore, if they have problems with the Abacus work, we can try to put it right or I can give them a written worksheet to do as an alternative.
Occasionally there will be other homework tasks set which will support the work done in class. Homework should take no longer than half an hour – on other nights children are expected to spend that amount of time reading.
Reading books and diaries
Even if your child is a fluent reader, your support in making sure that they read at home is invaluable. Please read the notes for parents when your child brings their new reading record home. The children will earn a house point if they have done at least four reads a week. To earn the point, the reads need to be done on four separate days and to an adult.
This year, we have introduced a new style of reading record/planner. You will receive more information about these shortly.
Need to speak to a member of staff?
If you have any queries about this, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Mr. Asbury. If you do need to speak to us, please report to reception first and someone will come to find us. If you do need to have a quick chat at the start of the school day, please try to come to reception before 8.45 as we need to be available to see the children in from 8.55am. Alternatively, you may feel it is more appropriate to arrange an appointment at a time that is mutually convenient.
Maths Game to try at home.
Try this exciting game to help you with your number work. There are quick-fire activities that mean you can have fun and practise number bonds, doubles, halves, tables, division facts and square numbers. Thanks to Miss Swinburne (Nicholas' mum) for sharing this with us. Let Mrs Beal know how you get on. Enjoy!
Our music curriculum
Our Year 5 pupils learn the ukulele through singing and playing, with increasing confidence and control. We are developing an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Within our ukulele lessons we play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using our voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. We try to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes and listen with attention to detail and recall sounds.
Our Greek drama day - Monday 7th November 2016
Partake Theatre Company led a fantastic drama workshop, based on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece. The children really enjoyed wearing Ancient Greek style masks and bringing the story to life.