Welcome to Year 5!
In Year 5 we have two classes - Ruben and Empire Class.
In Empire class the teacher is Mrs Wade and the teaching assistant Mrs Robertson.
In Ruben class the teacher is Mr Newell and the teaching assistants are Mrs Spice and 1:1 Miss Wagon.
Both classes also share the teaching assistant Mrs Francak in the afternoon.
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This term our topic will be the Vikings. We will be looking at the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor, recounting the historical events. We will also be discussing how it was to live and travel as a Viking linking closely to our English texts Viking Boy by Tony Bradman and Viking Myths retold by Thor Ewing.
As you know this term our topic work has been based around the Vikings. In order to bring this topic to life, we will be holding a themed dressing up day on Monday 15th July 2019. On this day children have the opportunity to come into school dressed as a Viking or Norse god. We would like to see as many children as possible taking part and we hope you will support us in making this an experience which will capture their imagination.
As children will still be taking part in their core lessons, we would advise against any extra accessories with their costumes.
Our Topic this Term is the Garden of England. We will be focusing on geographical change of the local area and the different uses of the land. We will also be identifying Kentish products. Our Topic will link with English and the book Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce and also our Art work for the Kent Garden Show.
As the sun begins to shine, we hope to take the children outside to work during lessons when appropriate. Could you please ensure your child has sun lotion and a sun hat in order for them to enjoy their learning safely.
This Term Empire Class will be taking outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE will take place on a Friday. Ruben Class will be taking outdoor PE on a Wednesday and indoor PE will take place on a Friday.
Could you please ensure full PE kits are brought in to school
Our Topic this Term is sustainability. We will be focusing on the damage plastic is having on the Earth and how schools need to be plastic free by 2022. Our Topic will link closely with English and the book One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay and The Recycling Women of the Gambia.
In order to support our Topic, we would appreciate any donations of plastic bags.
Thank you in advance.
Children will need to wear their normal school uniform for this trip with trainers or wellington boots with legs covered. Please ensure that they have a waterproof coat / sun hat and are wearing suntan lotion as well.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch in a small disposable bag and have drinks in cartons or plastic containers (NO lunch boxes, cans or glass bottles please).
We shall be leaving school at 9:15 am and plan to return by 3:15 pm.
If your child is prone to travel sickness please administer suitable medication before they come to school.
Please note that no spending money is required for this trip.
Forest school tomorrow - Tuesday 19th March 2019.
The children are currently working in pairs to plan and produce a detailed step by step plan for a plastic free product for a sweet wrapper/ crisp packet/ drink container. In order to support them with this, we would be extremely grateful if you could help your child gather the materials they have chosen in order for them to make their products this week.
Please note the following dates for Year 5 Forest School in your diary:
Empire Class - Tuesday 26th February and Tuesday 26th March 2019
Ruben Class - Tuesday 5th March and Tuesday 19th March 2019
Children can come to school in their Forest School clothing and should ensure they bring a change of clothes and shoes. Please ensure wellington boots are worn with a couple of pairs of socks, plus waterproof/warm clothing. There will be lots of mud so a reusable plastic bag for their boots would be a great help! Thank you.
The CAT tests will be taking place on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Please ensure all children are ready for the tests to begin at 9 am.
Any child who is not sitting the tests will be set work to complete in class with a member of staff.
We have completed another term of hard work in Year 5. This has involved dressing up as Gods and Goddesses, making Greek pots, investigating how we can use fractions to help us share chocolate, producing our own pop up books and so much more!
I wonder what next Term 4 will entail?
Our Topic this Term is Ancient Greece. The children will be investigating the Olympics, Greek Gods and other aspects of Greek Life. In Art, we will be looking at Greek pottery.
As you know this term our topic work has been based around Ancient Greece. In order to bring this topic to life, we will be holding a themed dressing up day on Wednesday 13th February. On this day children have the opportunity to come into school dressed as their favourite God or Goddess. We would like to see as many children as possible taking part and we hope you will support us in making this an experience which will capture their imagination.
As children will still be taking part in their core lessons, we would advise against any extra accessories with their costumes e.g. elaborate head dresses or a trident.
Our Topic this Term is Paradise. The children will be investigating the Amazon, concentrating on key physical and human characteristics such as the weather, environmental impact and the impact of tourism. In Art, we will be looking at Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra. The idea behind his work is that we are all one and that everyone is united.
What Year 5 is like...
In Year 5 we like to learn a range of subjects such as Art, Physical Education, English, Maths, Science, Topic, PSHE and Computing. We enjoy our learning more when the subjects are linked together. For example in Term 1 we learnt about Kensuke's Kingdom , which is written by Michael Morpurgo. We then linked this to Art and Science.
We get the most from our learning when we work as a team and support each other. Our teachers make our learning fun and memorable by planning exciting yet challenging lessons. The teachers make our days brighter by making us laugh and dressing up for 'Dress Up' days.
Written by Year 5.
The children have been enjoying linking their English learning with their Art this term. As part of our study of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, we would like to give the children the opportunity to try shell painting just like Michael. If you are able to support us by contributing large scallop shells this would be very much appreciated.
Year 5 Assembly
The children are currently working hard practising their assembly. We hope you can come and see all their hard work on Tuesday 2nd October 9:15 - 9:45am.
Art and Illusion
Our Topic the term is Japanese Art which will link closely with our English book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We will be exploring the history of Japanese Art alongside producing our own E-maki and Sumi-e.