Welcome to Year 5!
Our team consists of:
Mr Western - Class Teacher
Mrs Chapman - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tanner - Teaching Assistant
We will first look at introducing the concept of ‘mountain’ through an investigation. We will then focus on the location and formation of the world’s most significant ranges of fold mountains. After this, we will explore the legend of Mallory and Irvine, together with the achievements of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. We will then apply a wide range of geographical skills including map and satellite interpretation.
We will recognise, describe and explain the key geographical features of the Westman Islands region of Iceland and the island of Hiemaey in particular. Next we will compare and contrast the physical and human geography of Vestmannaeyjar and explain how volcanoes form. Finally, we will understand how and why the environment of Hiemaey has changed over time and reach conclusions and make judgements about the positive and negative impact of these changes on the ways of life of the people of Hiemaey!
Our PE lessons this half term will be Games on a Thursday afternoon, please make sure you wear PE kit in to school on these days.
Home Learning will be issued on a Friday to be completed and kept at home. They will be given a weekly LSCWC spelling pattern sheet and activity sheet along with a Maths or English activity sheet to be completed in pencil or blue pen.
Although Y5 are no longer using the Renaissance Reading scheme, they are still expected to read at least 2 / 3 times a week at home.
The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!
If you have any concerns, or question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached through Class Dojo, or the school telephone number. We are usually in the playground most days after school , or from 8.30am in the morning.
Mr Western & Mrs Chapman
Key dates for your diary:
Autumn Term 1: Monday 6th September - Friday 22nd October
Monday 6th September ~ Non-pupil Day
Tuesday 7th September ~ Children start back at school
Autumn Term 2: Monday 1st November - Friday 17th December
Monday 1st November ~ Non-pupil day
Tuesday 2nd November ~ Children return to school