Welcome to Year 5!
For this year, the teacher is Miss Hill. The teaching assistants are Mrs Ward and Mrs Coombes. There are many exciting topics and sessions planned for this year, such as the Young Journalist Academy coming in and delivering eight sessions to make pupils into fantastic news reporters, as well as a trip to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to visit the Staffordshire Hoard.
Our topics this year feature the Anglo-Saxons, countries and culture and the Tudors. We he been making some authentic Anglo-Saxon shields and model villages.
For Numeracy and Literacy we are following the national curriculum for Year 5.
In Numeracy, we will concentrate on the key skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and how to apply these to a range of mathematical problems, involving 4 and 5 digit numbers. There will also be a focus on timetables.
In Literacy, we are focusing on pieces of writing and how to adapt it in different ways, such as turning a poem in to a police report. Our key texts are The Water Tower, The Lost Words and The Highway Man. We have been creating some amazing diamante poems inspired by The Lost Words.
In Science we will be looking at space, materials and their properties, living animals and their habitats, animals including humans and forces. This will concentrate on experiments looking at why certain things happened and the reasons behind them.