Welcome to class 10. In year 5 we will be working very hard throughout the year to consolidate all of our previous learning, push ourselves to reach our goals and targets and to prepare ourselves for an important year next year! Each morning we will start with literacy based activities such as spellings, speed writing, handwriting, SPAG or guided reading followed by literacy and maths lessons. Afternoons will begin with maths based activities followed by topic lessons.
Our PE day is Tuesday. PE for Autumn will be basketball and cricket. Remember to bring in your PE kit at the beginning of each week and it must be taken home weekly to be washed. All earrings need to be covered or taken out for PE lessons.
Our Autumn term topics are:
Homework is given out on Thursdays and usually consists of a mymaths task and weekly spellings. It must be returned no later than the following Tuesday. On occasion, children may also bring any unfinished work home to complete.
Children are asked to bring reading books into school every day. Children who bring in reading books everyday will have more opportunities to read in school and change their books. We also ask that as parents, you encourage daily reading at home with your children. Lunchtime clubs and weekly helpers will also be organised to provide extra reading opportunities and to encourage a positive attitude towards reading.
Here are some of the wonderful things we have been up to so far this term :)
Fruit to Suit- Tuck shop.
In year 5 we take on responsibility for the tuck shop. We learned about the roles involved in running a business, decided on which roles we wanted to apply for, interviewed for those roles and completed training. Our tuck shop is now up and running where our sales team are happy to serve children during each play time. Our stock is monitored by our stock and purchasing teams, the money is taken care of by our finance team and the whole operation is overseen by our very capable managers.
We had a visit from PC Steve who talked to us all about keeping safe both in the real world and online. He even let us try on some of his kit!
For International Poetry Day we learned and performed a poem called 'Promises like Pie-crust' by Christina Rossetti.
We spent the day at The Word learning all about coding, programming and robotics. We learned how to build robots using Lego and we programmed them using apps on the IPADs. It was great fun and we even had a robot dance off!
Roald Dahl Day!
We are big fans of Roald Dahl and his humorous books. So, for Roald Dahl Day, we learned one of his famous poems about an awful teacher!
Every other week we do gardening with Emma where we plant and take care of the vegetables, herbs, bushes, trees and fruits in our garden. It is hard work but we get to cook and eat the crops on the fire pit!
We spent the morning at Live Theatre in Newcastle where we did some drama activities, worked with a story teller, illustrator and author to do some creative writing. It was a lot of fun!