Welcome to Year Five !
Our Class Teacher is Miss Taylor. We are also lucky to have Mrs Smith as our Class Teaching Assistant.
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This term our topic is “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” This topic will cover a range of thoughtful activities. We will explore the link between physical and mental health. In addition, we will think about how we can contribute to our local community, in particular, how we can promote a healthy balanced lifestyle.
In Science we will be exploring the connections between healthy lifestyles and participation in sport. We will look at how the heart, lungs and brain work in order to support us when we are exercising.
Our whole class reading book is The Secret Garden. This fictional novel was written by American author Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911 . This novel focuses on key themes of self-healing, friendship and discovery! It is considered a classic of children’s literature and is considered to be among Burnett’s best work. The novel centres on Mary Lennox, who becomes orphaned. After a brief stay with the family of an English clergyman, she is sent to England to live with a widowed uncle, Archibald Craven, at his huge Yorkshire estate, Misselthwaite Manor.
Outdoor learning every Tuesday
Every week we will be taking some of our lessons outside of the classroom, to embrace our superb outdoor facilities. This will take place every Tuesday afternoon. Please provide your children with suitable footwear (wellies) and waterproofs to enable us to go out in all weathers. As mentioned in the "back to school letter", please remind your child to bring in wellies and a coat on all other days too.
PE every Wednesday
As we are in the summer term, we will be looking at Tennis and Athletics.
In tennis, we will be thinking about positioning of the racquet and ball control. In athletics, we will be thinking about different Olymic events! Such as hurdles, sprinting and long distance running.
STRIVE FOR FIVE
What is expected to be completed at home:
- Reading- listen to your child read and leave comments in Reading Record books.
- Spellings- Log books need to be brought into school every day.
- TT Rockstars- please make Miss Taylor aware if you are unable to access the internet at home. We will be able to support your child with an alternative method.
- Times tables sheet: to be handed in every Thursday (this will commence in due course).
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Year 5 Book Recommendations
We are book worms in year 5 and are always deeply absorbed in the stories, so much so we can't bare to put the book down at the end of a session.
Often, we recommend books to eachother, sharing them, saving them for one another. So we wanted to create a reading list of our own, here on the website that each of us can look at if we are stuck for what to read next. Here are some that have recently been recommended: