Welcome to Year 5
We are a class that is determined to have fun as we learn and we always stick to the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Aspiration.
It has been amazing to see the children brimming with confidence and positivity on their return to school. We are keeping a particularly close eye on them at the moment as we manage the return to more normal routines, although we are constantly amazed by their resilience. However if any parent or carer should have any concerns please make an appointment to see me via the office. A quick catch-up is usually possible at the start and end of the day.
As Athletes we will have PE every Tuesday and Thursday so please remember your kits. We will still go outside in most weathers so jogging bottoms might be a good idea!
This term the main Enquiry is How can science help the homeless? As Scientists we will be considering how different materials can be used to help alleviate the impact of homelessness. We will think about what homeless people need, and how we could help them. We will sensitively discuss the problems associated with homelessness both in our country and other parts of the world.
On the website we have the spellings for the term. There are different groups, and your child will be aware which set they will be tested upon.
Together I am sure we will all have a terrific year!
Mr Davies & Ms Palmer
In line with our new home learning policy, all learning will continue to be based on the following activities: Daily reading for 15 minutes and weekly spellings. Home learning will be sent home every Friday and expected to be returned by the following Friday. All children are expected to complete the home learning. Children are also encouraged to visit Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars from home.
Term 1 – Learning with Others
Dates for the Diary
15.09.201 – Meet the teacher
20.09.20 — 2.10.20 – Harvest Donations
1.10.20 – Diversity Month
22.10.20 – Half Term
Designing our own mobile filtration devices
Year 5 have been learning to be scientists and engineers by designing our own mobile filtration devices. We tried to see if we could remove the dirt and slime from the water taken from our pond. There were, as you can see, mixed results! However, we all were able to learn from our attempts. Perhaps the highlight was filtering a newt, which we returned to the safety of the pond!