Year 5

 

Hello and welcome to the Year 5 web page.

Year 5 teachers this year are: Miss Lloyd, Mr Tett and Miss Jarvis. 

We are supported in class by Mrs Oppery, Miss Stone and Mrs Cates. 

 Welcome back to Term 4.

 This term kicks off with our annual ‘Book week’, where the focus this year, is Pirates. Over the course of this week, your child will be learning a whole school text ‘Nadira and the cruel pirate’, producing some related writing and taking part in pirate-style activities. There will also be our traditional swap around read (where your child will be read to by a different adult from the school) and on Thursday evening, our always-popular ‘bedtime story’ from 5.15 to 6.10. We will end this week with our whole school retell on Friday afternoon and look forward to seeing some of you there.

Our topic focus this term is two fold. We will start with a Design Technology focus, where the children will work in teams to plan, make and evaluate a fairground-style ride, using motors, cogs and pulleys. This will then be followed by a global citizenship focus about the ‘Windrush generation’, where the children will learn about the arrival of Caribbean citizens in the late 1940’s, the reception they received and their influence on the country today. 

We will continue swimming every Thursday in Term 4. Your child will need to have appropriate swimwear, a towel and a coat to wear afterwards. If you have any questions or concerns about swimming, please ask. Swimming will replace our Friday PE session; children will still need to bring their PE kit on Tuesdays.