Welcome to Year 5!
This year our team is...
Mr Western (class teacher)
Mrs Hill (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Nankivell ( Teaching Assistant)
This half term we our focusing on Geography. We will investigate patterns of earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes. We will explore the different climate zones of the world. We will find out about where natural resources are found. We will look at the location of major mountain chains of the world.
After half term we will have a Design Technology focus. We will find out about how one of the biggest challenges in earthquake zones is to create buildings that can withstand the shake of an earthquake. We will explore different ways to create buildings and strengthen and stabilise them.
We will finish with the Great Bridge Challenge - to build a suspension bridge that is at least half a metre in length. The winner will be the team with the best designed and strongest bridge.
Our PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Thursday
Each week you will be expected to complete; Reading, spelling and either a maths, topic or English activity. Spellings will be given and rules taught during the following week, you will be expected to have a go at working out the rule! In term six you will be working independently on the statutory spelling list for Year five and six. Any maths activity will be to reinforce your learning of that week also. Home learning is set on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday.
There is a weekly Steady Eddy newsletter with up to date news items as well as all the dates you need to be aware of. There is also Class Dojo that can be used for updating you when things may change, make sure you have your login details!
A few reminders:
Key dates for your diary:
23rd April ~ first day of term 5
26th April ~ PTFA Quiz Night @ 7pm
2nd May ~ school closed - Polling Day
6th May ~ school closed - Bank Holiday
19th May ~ Schools Challenge on the Hoe
22nd May ~ Sports Day
27th - 31st May : Summer Break
3rd June ~ school closed - Non-Pupil Day
15th June ~ PTFA Summer Fayre @ 11am - 2pm
25th June ~ Class Photo Day!
28th June ~ mini Summer Reports out
3rd July ~ Family Learning Conversations
4th July ~ Family Learning Conversations
17th July ~ PTFA Disco
23rd July ~ END OF TERM