The Year 5 teaching team this year are:
Miss Burgess 5B
Mrs Sims 5R
Mr Shirodkar 5S
Our support staff for the year are:
Mrs Pearson-Young, Miss Hubbard, Mrs Kinasz, Mrs Windmill, Mrs Bloch
Welcome back to Autumn Term 2!
This term in Literacy we are looking at warning stories and particularly focusing on setting descriptions, using accurate and powerful vocabularly to engage the reader. Our text is a story called The Canal.
In Maths we are learning about fractions using the vocabulary; numerator, vinculum and denominator. We are concentrating on ordering fractions in size and equivalent fractions.
This half term we have begun to learn about the Romans in our History based topic. On Friday 10th November the children took part in an amazing Roman workshop. Here they had the chance to handle Roman artifacts such as coins, pans and tools that the Romans used for persona hygiene. They learned how to play two exciting Roman games called Delta and Ludus. In the afternoon, they discovered all about the Roman army and their battle strategies. This gave the children the opportunity to become part of a Roman legion and use their fantastic shield that they made for home learning. They were able to form the Testudo to able defend themselves from attack! After this they entered a Gladiator arena where their fate was decided by the fearsome Roman Empress!
The Home Learning letter will be sent to you on Thursdays via email in order for us to be a little more environmentally friendly; you can also still find a copy here on our Year 5 page. Home learning will consist of a maths and literacy task each week as well as a longer piece of work to carry out over the half term which is topic based. In addition, some children have been given times table sheets to practice in order to help them become fluent in all their tables.
Home Learning is due in on Tuesdays and Home Learning club will be available on Friday lunchtimes in 5S.
Spellings will be given out on a Thursday and tested on the following Thursday.
Please make sure children are remembering to hand their home learning in on time and are recording their daily reading in their Home School Contact Books. This is something that the school is monitoring.
Don't forget if you need to talk to us about anything please contact the office to arrange an appointment in order to ensure we are available.