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Look at what have been learning...
Last term we learned about the Ancient Egyptians. We held our own Mummification cermemony in the hall and watched as the internal organs were removed from the Pharaoh! We had a visitor from the Wakefield Museum Service who brought in lots of fascinating Ancient Egyptian artefacts to show us and we even got to hold some of them! In English lessons we read a book called Secrets of the Sun King by Emma Carroll and created our own ending for the story. In DT we loved making our Doodler Machines - which are a bit like an automated Spirograph! We also celebrated Hello Yellow Day to support Mental Health Awareness.
Look at us learning...
In Y5 we will be learning...
This year we will be studying 6 different topics. An overview/breakdown of these can be found below...
Y5 Curriculum Overview 23-24 - link
This term we will be studying...
(A historical study of Biomes & Explorers!)
Each week your child will be set homework in the following areas:
- Topic Based Homework (topic Web)
Reading at Home
Children will also be expected to complete reading at home to an adult. The expected amount is at least 4 reads of 20 minutes per week it is vital that your child completes this as it supports the learning that takes place in the classroom
All reading at home should be recorded in the reading record which your child will bring home with their reading book.
Individual spellings will be sent home with each child to learn on a weekly basis
Each half term children will be given a 'topic web' (see image below). This 'web' calls for a variety of skills to be used from across the curriculum. All of the suggested ideas link to our current topic and should be tackled over the course of the half term. (Hand each piece in as it is completed). This homework is designed to enable families to tackle homework at their own pace helping pupils maintain a broad and balanced homework currciulm whilst supporting their mental health and wellbeing.
Further Homework Support
Purple Mash is a fantastic resource that allows your child to word process, create images, create code and much much more. Every child has a login for Purple Mash and this can be used both at school and at home. Please click on the image above to link to this site.
Please ask your child's teacher if you require a new username and password.
Additional times table challenges can be created from the website below.
More online games to support learning
Fitness - with Elite
All classes in Y5 get a chance to work with the Elite Coaches on a Thursday or Friday. To make changing between classes easier, we would prefer pupils to come to school wearing their official Green/Black PE kit on Friday instead of their regular uniform.
This term we may be doing athletics outside. Children will need to wear their school black PE shorts/black tracksuit bottoms & t-shirt for these lessons. Black school hoodies maybe worn over the top to keep pupils warm for the rest of the day. As this is the uniform for the day we ask that children wear the official school PE kit rather than sports clothing from other clubs etc.
- 5 Dragon - Elite Sports - Thursday & Swimming Friday
- 5 Phoenix - Elite Sports - Friday
- 5 Unicorn - Elite Sports - Friday
ALL Children will need to wear PE kit on Friday.
Children In 5D will also need to wear PE kit on Thursday.
Visits, Visitors & Events!
- TThis term Y5 & 6 will be having a special Christmas visit to the cinema - more details to come!
Further Important Dates:
17-11-23 - Children in Need
27-11-23- 30-11-23 Book Fair
29-11-23 - Parent Evening
8-12-23 - Xmas Jumper and Dinner Day
18-12-23 - Cinema Trip
19-11-23 - Year 5 Xmas Party
21-11-23 - Christmas Carols around the Tree
22-11-23 Inset Day