Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a fun but relaxing time over the past couple of weeks and are ready to start the new term with a bang.
This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new history topic on Crime and Punishment. In addition to this, we look forward to building on our knowledge of South America as we explore the human impact on rainforests and other physical features.
There will be extra sessions for arithmetic and SPaG as this will support the transition to Year 6.
Children will, as always, be expected to read at home and produce a journal on books they have read. However, we would like to remind you that children may produce journals on their own personal books from home as well as their school books. Furthermore, they may like to vary the content or layout of their journals. A comment in your child’s reading profile is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful.
Purple creative homework books will continue this term. This homework will be sent home with your child this Friday - please look out for this! The insert to the book will provide further information about this and your child will have 2 weeks to complete this.
Phonics will continue to be ability set across KS2 and will take place twice per week. Your child may be with a different teacher for this. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Monday, to be tested on the following Monday. Additionally, children will alos receive 10 spellings from myself which are related to their age, these will be given out on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday.
PE will continue to take place on a Wednesday and Friday, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child's full name and class. This should be kept in school each half term to ensure less incidence of forgotten kit. As in the spring term, Year 5 will continue to receive one lesson from Soccer 2000, with the other being dance taught by Miss Jones. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school, with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
The gate to the playground will continue to be opened at 8.45am and closed at 8.55am. Late children will need to report to the office.
Year 5 children will also be given the opportunity to take part in a trip during the summer term linked to our science work. The details will follow.
Mrs Jones and I are looking forward to continuing the exciting learning journey with Year 5. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 5 had the opportunity to go to Cosford Air Museum to develop their understanding of the Battle of Britain. During the visit they were also able to enjoy some activities that linked to their science unit on forces - which they loved. It was a fantastic experience which all the children thoroughly enjoyed. The gasps of wonder and surprise were a pleasure to hear. They were a credit to the school and showed how much they had taken on board from our history unit. One child exclaimed "I didn't expect it to be so interesting". Well done year 5!
Year 5 enjoyed two visits from our local Police Community Support Officer. During these visits, she discussed e-safety and antisocial behaviour as well as other elements. The children were engaged throughout and were clearly surprised and intrigued by some of the information they were told. They were very appreciative and listened carefully throughout.
Photos from 2017/2018
During this half term Year 5 have participated in a Minecraft Project. The Project has been developed by Wolverhampton's Learning Technologies Team and the children have had access to an interactive experience using the ever so popular Minecraft game. In the second session the children have been tasked to build a virtual world within Minecraft that has required them to research, design, plan and cost out a religious building to be built. The children will then create a virtual tour of the buildings they construct adding educational information at various points. The Year 5 children are thoroughly enjoying this fantastic opportunity and its many cross curricular links.
Year 5 visited RAF Cosford this week as part of the our learning about the Battle of Britain in World War Two. AS well as having a look at some of the planes involved including the famous Spitfire , we spent some time in the World War Two classroom learning about air raids , rationing and evacuation. We were able to try on gas masks and uniforms from the 1940s and even spent some time in an air raid shelter . Part of a our visit was spent in the fun and flight area where we learnt about forces such as gravity, air resistance and water resistance . We had a brilliant day and learnt a lot.