Welcome to our Year Five page, where we will keep you informed about your child's learning and our exciting topics. In Year 5 there is Mrs Matthews in Class 5 and Miss McKay in Class 6, along with our wonderful teaching assistant Miss Gibbs. You will also find Mr Emmerson and Mrs Blockley for part of the week. We are an up-beat team, who try to make each day as fun, enjoyable and active as possible. If you ever have any worries or concerns, we are always here to help so don't hesitate to get in touch.
DT - Making American-style Cookies
For a special treat, we made American-style cookies for our parents to enjoy during our American Showcase afternoon.
History - The Mayas
In December, we had a visit from Partake Theatre Company to kick-start our topic on the Ancient Mayas. We had an amazing day: playing Pok-a-tok,looking at hieroglyphic lettering, making clay symbols and the highlight - making and drinking hot chocolate in its many forms.
RE - A visit to our local Church
Also in December, Year 5 visited All Saints Church in Clipstone - our local church. The focus of our visit was to learn more about baptism and communion, which we certainly did! The children enjoyed the interactive activities that had been prepared and which were discussed in detail once back in the classroom.
Maths - Practical learning about 3D shapes
As part of our topic on 3D shapes, the children had the chance to undertake three practical activities: identifying edges, faces and vertices, making 3D card models and making 3D models using straws. The children really enjoyed themselves and it was a fun way to embed their knowledge on 3D shapes.
Mr Emmerson, Miss Deakin are our teaching assistants who work with both class six and class five.
In Autumn, our first topic of the year was Ancient Egypt.
Over the summer, we researched an area that interested us and presented our findings in different ways. We presented to our class during our first week back at school to begin our topic learning.
Our topic this half term is 'teeth and eating' where we will learn about the journey of our food through our digestive system, beginning in our mouths. Look at our Learning overview for this half-term.
Spring 1 and 2
Our topic this half term is 'London' Why is London the place to be? We will learn about London's landscape and how it has changed over time. We will be studying Banksy's art and reading the book, The London Eye Mystery.
This half term we are studying the Roman Empire -
During this topic, we will focus on The Roman Empire. We will place looking at Roman chronology of invasions, focussing on the invasion of Britain. Comparing Roman buildings (houses) and houses in Britain (Celts) The influence of the Roman Empire. We will be focussing on what life was like as a Roman soldier in a Roman legion, we will practise battle positions and learn about the revolt of Boudicca.
We are linking our English, diary writing, to our topic and reading a diary of a Roman slave.
We will complete Art and DT projects linked to the Romans – mosaics, shields, catapults.