YEAR 5

Mrs Wright, Mrs Etherington and Mrs Jobling
YEAR 5

Autumn Term 2018

Welcome back Year5! We hope you’ve had a lovely summer and are returning to school ready to LEARN!

Our topic this term is Victorian Britain. We are planning a trip to Cragside to support our learning, experiencing what life was like in the 1800’s.

In English, our class novel is ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty, where we will follow the life of Jim, a victorian street child struggling to survive life in the workhouse. Lots of our reading, writing and grammar work will be based on this novel.

In Science, we are learning about ‘All living things and their habitats’.

In Maths our number work will include; place value, additional and subtraction of larger numbers, multiplication and division including decimals and fractions. The measuring objectives will include 24 hour clock, lengths, perimeters and measuring angles.

P.E. Days
Y5 WE – Monday and Thursday
Y5 SJ – Tuesday and Friday
Please make sure PE kits come into school on a Monday and go home on a Friday, as we sometimes have special events which require them to wear kits on other days.

Spellings and Reading Books – Weekly spellings are sent home on a Thursday and will be tested on the following Monday. Spelling homework sheets should be completed and returned to school – raffle tickets are handed out to those who do. Reading books should be brought in every day.

Educational visits – During this academic year we have two educational visits planned. We are aware of the cost implications, as one of the visits is a residential, therefore we are putting in place a method of paying in installments. More information will follow soon.

Any questions, concerns or worries, please contact one of the Year 5 team.

Thank you

Miss Armstrong’s Fundraising for Malawi School

We had a visit today from Miss Armstrong, an ex-pupil of ours, who currently teaches at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, and who has recently returned from a visit to an orphanage and school in Malawi, Africa. She told us all about her visit and how she, together with...

Making links in Maths in Year 5

Year 5 have been using the multiplication facts we know (times tables) to solve other harder calculations mentally. Did you know that knowing 3 x 7 = 21, means we can solve 3 x 70, 0.3 x 7, 3 x 700, etc. and lots of related division facts too? We worked in groups to...

Year 5 make Victorian broth

On Wednesday, Year 5 had a great morning peeling and chopping vegetables to make a lovely Victorian broth. We used carrots, onions, leeks, turnip, potatoes and stock. Most of us thought it was...

Harvest Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who attended our Harvest Celebrations.  We raised a fantastic £782.69 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Year 5 sow some seeds!

Year 5 have been learning about the lifecycles of plants in Science. We planted some seeds with different conditions (light, soil, water, etc.) to see what conditions seeds need to...

Year 5 visit Cragside

Year 5 enjoyed a lovely day at Cragside this term. We learned lots about Lord Armstrong's inventions and the lives of Victorians and we had a lovely walk around the...

Our William Morris wallpaper designs

When we went to Cragside, we noticed lots of the wallpaper and wall tiles were designed by the famous Victorian designer, William Morris. They were lovely. When we came back to school, we decided to copy some of his designs. We really enjoyed...

Football update

The year 5/6 football team are well into their league campaign for the season and are unbeaten so far.  Last night they managed to defeat Harlow Green 3 - 0 to add to the 4 -0 win and 3 - 3 draw from last week's matches.  Well done to the boys for their fantastic...

House Cross Country

The whole of key stage 1 and 2 took part in the first house event of the year - the awesome cross country course!.  All the competitors did a fantastic job completing the course and this year's winners were the amazing Swan house.  Well done...

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