We will be updating this page to tell you all about our learning in Year 5...watch this space!
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 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've started with the enchanted play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', this Shakesperian play has captured our imagination and we've been lucky enough to explore lots of drama techniques to understand the plot and characters in the play.
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 have been exploring a world full of mechanisms and exploring different types of forces. We've been studying some of the most influential scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei to understand gravity and its effects!
Philippa Langley visits year 5!
To conclude our second PBL project, "Richard III - Hero or Villain?" We were lucky enough to welcome Philippa Langley to school to share her story of the Richard III dig in Leicester. Philippa's visit was inspiring and exciting for all of the children and staff too! She spent time, showing the children how they came about the skeleton of Richard III, modelling the search with our carpark immersive classroom. Philippa reinacted the moment they first uncovered the skeleton, talking through her thoughts, feelings and explanations about what was going on with the children.
It was wonderful to have such an inspirational visitor to help us with our project! The children loved talking through our project, sharing their sketches and books and having the opportunity to ask as many questions as they wished!
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.