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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!
 
Mrs Fagan (Year 5 Team Leader) Miss Joshi and Miss Sheikh are the teachers in Year 5 and Miss Thiraphouth, Miss Francis, Mrs Guesford, Mrs Odedra and Miss Ferguson all work with us too - we are a very busy year group and very lucky to have so many wonderful staff!

We will be updating this page to tell you all about our learning in Year 5...watch this space!

 

Novel Study

We started the year with a picture book study - reading "The Viewer" by Shaun Tan and the children loved the intricacy of the illustrations on each page.

 

We have also studied 'Skellig'. This 'chilling' novel took us on an adventure with the main character to discover the truth behind the mysterious being in the garage. We've enjoyed analysing themes, descriptive language and authorial intent.

 

In the Spring term, we will be reading The Butterfly Lion my Michael Morpurgo following Bertie the Lions life from the African plains to the French circus!

 

Have you seen the Kids' Zone?  Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

 

Project Based Learning

Our first project was based around the question, "Richard III: Hero or Villain?" - We have been exploring the local history connected to Richard III and developing our critical thinking skills through research. We've debated and formed our own opinions of whether we believe he was a victorious king or a murderous villain.

 

In the spring term, we will be exploring a world full of mechanisms and exploring different types of forces. We will be studying some of the most influential scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei to understand gravity and its effects!

Help at home!

 

There are many things that you can do at home that will really help you in school!

 

- Read at home every night for around 15 minutes

- Talk about the stories you are reading, who are the characters, what are they doing and why are they making those choices?

- Read a range of text, we all have a favourite author, but it is best to read different types of books!

- Practise your times tables! Inside out, back to front and upside down! Do you know them backwards?

- Practise your mental maths skills... How quickly can you add two numbers? What about taking away?

- Make sure your homework is completed on time and to a high standard each week, remember to ask the teacher if you are unsure.