Welcome to Year Five !
Our Class Teacher is Miss Taylor and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Smith.
This term our topic is “WW2 Away from Home.” This topic is designed to give insight into the difficult and challenging situations British people, old and young, encountered during the war. With a particular reference and emphasis on the impact this turbulent time had on children and their families.
We will be studying and taking artistic inspiration from John Singer Sargant. Specifically, we will be focusing on his 1919 oil painting “Gassed”. This symbolic piece of art was completed in 1919 and was Sargant’s depiction of the aftermath of a mustard gas attack.
Our whole class reading book is Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. This supports our topic as it follows two young London evacuees, Carrie and her younger brother Nick, into a Welsh village. It is often read in schools for its literary and historical interest.
Outdoor learning every Thursday
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 Thursday afternoon. Please provide your children with suitable footwear (wellies) and waterproofs to enable us to go out in all weathers.
PE every Tuesday
For the first 5 weeks, we will be developing our skills in netball before moving onto creating routines in gymnastics. Children will need their kits with additional layers in the colder months, every Tuesday afternoon.
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. Please note, whilst we are finishing off the Year 4 Units, we will be using small purple handwriting books as log books.
- TT Rockstars- please make Miss Taylor or Mrs Smith 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).
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
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: