Hello and Welcome to Year 5!
Mrs Jordan is the class teacher and Mrs Oliver is the teaching assistant. This year, we go back in time to the Viking era and also take part in a field study as part of our ‘Rivers’ topic. We also explore printing in art, make bread in cooking and construct our own moving toys – so it is an exciting year. PE is every Monday afternoon and Friday morning except during the spring term when the Friday slot is replaced by a swimming lesson on Wednesday mornings.
In literacy, we learn how to be persuasive (sorry parents – it could lead to more pocket money!) and extend our writing skills by exploring legends. In maths, we work towards securing standard methods of calculating as well as tackling more complex problems.
We encourage homework to be completed weekly. There are regular activities of reading, times tables, spellings, maths and sometimes an extra piece linked to the curriculum. Regular reading is vital as it helps us learn new vocabulary and notice how many different ways there are to construct a sentence. So keep reading together at home as well as independently.
In Year 5 we take pride in putting in 100 percent effort. We celebrate the ‘have a go’ attitude. Someone once said, “If you haven’t failed, you haven’t tried.” We value the efforts all parents give to the development of their children.