Welcome to Year 5’s Class Page.
Sarah Lewis is the Class Teacher in Year 5.
Dates for you diary.
Forest school start date – tbc
Friday 27th April – Miss Lewis to go on maternity leave
Monday 7th May – Bank Holiday
Friday 25th May – End of half-term
Monday 4th June – Back to School
Monday 2nd July – Homework Deadline
Wednesday 4th July – Parents’ Consultation Day
Thursday 12th July – Summer Fair
Friday 20th July – End of term (12:00pm finish Forest school start date
This term Year 5 are very lucky as they will be taught by Miss Martin, who is a CETT student within the trust. She has brilliant engaging ideas for her lessons and has already built great relationships with children in Year 5.
Year 5’s final challenge
This is sure to be exciting and engaging. The pupils will learn: all about medieval castles; life during medieval times and plan how they would defend or attack a castle. The Challenge pack will run through- out the whole of the Summer term with an immersive outcome planned and designed by the children: How can we recreate a medieval banquet?
Children will begin their quest with a trip to Stafford Castle, where they will complete a range of activities.
Our learning this Term.
We will be learning all about castles this term and developing a range of questions which we can research the answers to throughout our learning. We will also be looking at the strange hygiene rituals which took place during medieval England.
We will be reading the book Macbeth in our English lessons. We will be writing character descriptions and reports about Shakespeare.
We will be continuing our learning of fractions and then our learning will move on to decimals.
My Maths will continue to be set on a Monday, if you are having any problems accessing up to date tasks, please let me know.
PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Children need to have the correct P.E kit, which consists of: black shorts, a white polo top and black pumps.
This term Year 5’s topic is athletics. Weather permitting, children will be outside to complete their learning, so please insure they bring appropriate footwear.
Spellings will continue to be sent home on a Wednesday and pupils will be tested on a Tuesday. Children’s test and scores will be recorded in their homework diary, so please ensure they have it with them when in school.
Week Beginning Monday 4th September 2017
Year 5 had a brilliant start to the new term. To start it all of we had a fantastic Science Big Adventure, where the children conducted experiments and evaluated their findings. They have also been lucky enough to attend Stafford Manor High School all term for their science lessons which they have all thoroughly enjoyed. Using their learning from the high school, pupils decided to find a recipe that would include dissolving and evaporating for our cooking outcome challenge (children had used bunsen burners in their science lessons so that they could see the process). The whole class voted on Chocolate marshmallow brown sugar fudge. This involved the pupils dissolving the sugar in melted butter and evaporating the milk to add to the mixture.
Throughout the term, Year 5 looked at the life and work of Marie Curie and discovered some fascinating facts about her. From all their learning, they were able to write biographies and produce detailed charcoal sketches of Marie Curie. Children also delved into historical sources of WW1 as Marie Curie had helped to save million of soldiers lives through her discovery. Pupils were engaged throughout their learning of the World War and had some thoughtful questions to ask.