END OF TERM
Wow, I can't quite believe it has been a full term already! I am really proud of each and every one of you! In 12 weeks you have made fantastic changes and worked so hard to improve across every aspect of school life! A super success! Thank you to the parents for your support and warm welcome. I look forward to yet another busy busy busy term after the holidays but for now- enjoy your two weeks without me and Mrs Gall - Get ready to work your socks off again when we return!
Miss Taylor could breathe a sigh or relief this week with the forecast being fine! Year 5 have been extremely busy working as World War 2 historians, exploring bomb shelters, the dramatic black-outs and making their Blitz toys! They have dived head first into all their learning, keen to understand more and demonstrate their knowledge! Congratulations to Elliot, whose WW2 toy won the wind up race - a triumphant win! Although the Easter break is close, Year 5 will be continuing to soar right through to next week ensuring the children have harnessed all their skills and most of all, had lots of fun at the same time!
Once again nature decided to interrupt our week! I've told Year 5 that from now on I've banned SNOW! NO MORE SNOW!! Brrrrrrr! It is Spring but you would never believe it! Well, apart from the bizarre and unexpected Thursday we have had a fabulous week! Year 5 are really starting to step up their writing standards! They have been writing recount texts in the form of newspapers and so far they are BRILLIANT! Watch this page next week for completed work photographs! Following World Book Day Year 5 also produced some amazing letters as if they were another crayon from the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.
More homework is being returned (although we still need that full set) and there has been an increase in the success of spellings and times tables! Keep this up Year 5! We will be super stars by the end of the year!
Well,what can I say? This has been a very unusually white and broken week! The snow caused all sorts of problems but it did culminate in a snowball fight on Friday so things turned out ok! With days off school children will be working extra hard next week to catch up on the work we started this week including 3D shapes, nets and angles in Maths and our fantastic recount writing in English! A good start this week, even with the snow, let's get cracking next week!
It's been a busy start to the new half term with Year 5 really stepping it up! We've had a visiting author, our 500 words competition, a new class reader and an introduction to our new Igniting Writing topic!
With lots more to come including World Book Day, our school CD recording and tons more class based adventures Year 5 need to keep focused and continue working hard! I know you can do it!
Our 500 word competition entries are in and we are on the edge of our seats to discover who our winner will be on Friday!!!!
All I can say is WOW! - Year 5 have had an amazing half term! Our documentary was a real blockbuster! Well done Year 5!
On our final day we also opened our Fair Trade Cafe which was another HUGE success! All the proceeds will go towards a Fair trade charity that the children selected and we are currently awaiting the final amount raised from Mrs Berry so watch this space!
Miss Taylor, Mrs Gall and Mr Smith would like to thank all the children and parents who baked so many amazing cakes! The feedback from our customers was BRILLIANT! Year 5 should open a professional venue!
One final thank you goes out to all the children! You have worked sooo hard this half term! I am extremely proud to call you my class! I look forward to the rest of the year with you and lots more exciting learning opportunities!
This week Year 5 have been getting to grips with poetry! We have explored the work of the poets Paul Hess and Giles Andreae who have both created poetry based on the wonderful animals who live in the Amazon rainforest!
The children have been exploring rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, verse structure and much much more! We are working towards creating our own poetry next week.
In Maths, we have been busy calculating the area and perimeter of shape and remembering how important it is to show the correct measure used when writing our answers.
We have also completed our non-chronological reports for this term, with many children even producing them using Microsoft Publisher! They look FANTASTIC! Great work Year 5!
Miss Taylor and Mrs Gall are looking forward to yet another busy week!
Following an urgent message in Collective Worship on Monday from the eccentric Darwin Trotter, once again we find ourselves exploring the world to uncover the wonders it holds and teach others about its secrets!
Year 5 have decided to delve into the Brazilian Rainforest, the lush flora and fauna waiting to be discovered and shared.
In English, Year 5 have been learning about Non-Chronological Reports, ready to create their own fascinating texts. Each child now knows all the texts key features, why and how they are used and have begun to structure their own texts.
In Maths, the children have been reading temperatures from around the world working with negative numbers. Miss Taylor was really impressed with their knowledge of Roman Numerals and later in the week the rounding of 2/3 and 4 digit numbers.
Get ready for another busy week next week Year 5! Well done!
What a fantastic start to the new term! Year 5 have spent the first three days settling in with their new teacher and getting to know each other very well.
There has been lots of team building and collaborative learning going on, developing positive attitudes to their classmates and work. It has been excellent to see the peer praise and raise in self-esteem from many children in class.
We aim to continue to enjoy our learning in the weeks to come and over the months, start to set the foundations for a successful Year 6 and the next academic year!
I look forward to this half term and will continue to frequently update you with our wonderful work.
In the sixth week of the half term (4th - 8th December) we were studying the following in English and Maths:
English : We have been reading and writing reports. We reported on conditions on the planets of the solar system.
We have finished reading The Lemonade Crime. In September we read The Lemonade War. This was the sequel. We have started reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.
Maths : Fractions and division! We worked especially hard. We really got to grips with using our times tables knowledge and how to use the bus stop method.