Welcome to Year 5 – Y5JB
Miss J. Biggs with Teaching assistants: Ms A. Wheatley and Miss N Zahir
Both year 5 classes have settled into their new classes very well and are engaged and absorbed in their learning. During our first term, we are learning all about Earth and beyond. This includes learning about space, other planets and the astronauts who have visited space. The children are trying to find the answer to the question: what is my place in the universe? The literacy curriculum has covered a range of genres that has allowed the children to learn many different styles of writing. These include fiction and non-fiction styles of writing. The children have already written biographies and interviews, in the style of playscripts, about astronauts such as Tim Peake and Helen Sharman. As well as this, they have been able to write fictionally. This has been through the use of the book Cosmic; children have written a narrative piece of writing and a diary, imagining they were Liam Digby who is a young boy stranded in space!
Throughout the rest of the year children will also be learning about the Vikings (in term 2) and living things in their environment (in term 3). The children will be attempting to answer different questions linked to their topic again.
Important days in Year 5:
PE: Tuesday and Thursday
Trips: National Space Centre Friday 13th October 2017.
How parents can help in Year 5:
- Read with your child every night and sign it in their planner
- Look at homework together at the weekend and talk through it together
- Help your child become more independent by letting them walk up to class alone
- Reinforce positive attitudes towards school at home