I have been really impressed with the quality of the home projects that have been brought in! All unique in their own way, it has been interesting to see how the children have used different skills and techniques to create a realistic-looking Anglo-Saxon house.
Fantastic effort Year 5!
I have also seen some brilliant Space PowerPoint presentations too, many of which have gone above and beyond my expectations in terms of content and learning. Well done!
On top of that, we have filled our Maths class display board with lots of informative posters from a range of learning and heard some excellent Beowulf inspired newspaper reports too.
Keep up the effort with your learning at home Year 5! :)
Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their half term of Art learning with Mrs Gow on a Wednesday afternoon, all related to Pop Art culture. They created cushions themed around everyday items (see if you can spot some recognisable brands) and large-scale items in groups too.
They are of excellent quality and the cushions are now displayed in the main corridor for all to admire!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hazlemere Lodge where we sung carols to the residents. We entertained them, then we had a drink and snack (including a mince pie) and chatted to some of the residents themselves, who had lots of stories to tell!
I am sure the residents enjoyed it and will remember it fondly, just like we will!
We had a fantastic time at Shortenills Activity Centre on our Anglo-Saxon day. We spent the day exploring and foraging in the woodlands, after discovering what the Anglo-Saxons feasted on. Then we decorated the Yurt for Christmas time with our collections from the woodland. To end the day, we had an exciting battle between the kingdoms Wessex vs Mercia! We learnt some new battle tactics along the way to help us win.
Well done Year 5 on a very successful day full of great learning and excellent behaviour!
We have been creating, developing and perfecting Podcasts based on our recent learning in Year 5, for our Computing topic.
We recorded them on microphones and evaluated the outcome in class.
We hope you enjoy them- see below!
*SEE ATTACHMENTS BELOW FOR SPARE COPIES OF HOME LEARNING, INCLUDING SPELLING, AND READING LISTS AS WELL AS THE RECENT CURRICULUM NEWS*
Staff in Year 5:
Teacher- Miss Campanini
Teacher (Wednesday afternoons) – Mrs Gow, who will be teaching Art and Design for this half term.
Monday (all day)- Miss Cherry (student/work experience)
Tuesday morning- Mrs Crocker
Friday morning- Mrs Meek
Please ensure that the children have the correct equipment in school inside a small pencil case. Firstly, 2 or 3 working blue handwriting pens are essential; in case any run out it is useful to have spares, or spare cartridges for fountain pens. As well as this: a pencil, sharpener, rubber and 30cm ruler (if they want their own). Any colouring pencils, felt tips or gel pens are not necessary, the children have access to these in school when they need them.
Other Useful Information:
· PE and Games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays this half term. Please make sure that your child’s kit is in school for the correct times. We will be having Gym indoors on a Tuesday and Games will be Swimming on a Thursday. It is important that the children come to school with the correct PE kit. This should include trainers (clean trainers or plimsolls for indoor lessons), black shorts and a house T-shirt. On colder days, children can wear jogging bottoms and jumpers outside. For swimming: hats, goggles, towel and full length swimming costume (for girls), swimming shorts for boys. Any child who cannot remove their earrings will not be able to swim in the pool.
· Reading Records and Homework diaries will be checked on a Monday and we will look forward to giving out lots of Reading Reward stickers. Parents are asked to read and discuss texts with children and record up to 4 sessions a week in the Reading Record Book per week.
· Our class Library slot is on a Tuesday, so this will be the day for changing your books, if necessary.
· Spellings will be given out on a Thursday for a test on the following Thursday. Sometimes the spellings will be based on a rule, sometimes the spellings do not follow a rule but are National Curriculum 'tricky' words that the children need to be familiar with for their SATS next year.
· Every second half term, the children will get project based work, where they can choose projects to hand in fortnightly.
· Other home learning will be set as required, but I would strongly recommend lots of times tables practice and reading and comprehension if you would like to do more.
· Home learning diaries will need to go between home and school daily so please check them regularly and feel free to use this as a method to communicate with me if need be.
'Working together to be the best we can.'