Dates for your diary
- 04/09/2018 - School opens for Autumn Term 1
- 17/09/2018 - Mad Scientist assembly in school
- 17/09/2018 - The start of #Welivekindly initiative
- 19/09/2018 - Y5 Curriculum Meeting (15.30 and 6pm)
- 24/09/2018 - After school activities begin
- 02/10/2018 - Book Look (3.15pm)
- 08/10/2018 - Y5 trip to the Science Museum
- 19/10/2018 - School closes for half term
- 29/10/2018 - School opens for Autumn Term 2
- 31/10/2018 - Macbeth Show performed by the Young Shakespeare Company (in school)
- 06/11/2018 - Book Look (3.15pm)
- 22/11/2018 - Fire Safety Workshops
- 04/12/2018 - Book Look
- 12/12/2018 - Y4, Y5, Y6 Pantomine Trip
- 18/12/2018 - Christmas Lunch
- 21/12/2018 - School closes for Christmas
- Library day for Year 5 is every Wednesday.
- Full P.E. kits should be worn to school every Tuesday.
- This term is the 'Autumn of Action' please ensure your child brings their trainers every Friday in addition to their P.E. day.
This is a good website to visit regularly to increase your grammar knowledge:
Now you know why it is so important to know your grammar rules!
Practise your tables...........
Try these games
Our topic this term is 'Super Space'
See how much you can find out about them.......
Please note that Year 5 have P.E. every Tuesday.
Don't forget to arrive in your school P.E. kits!
To round up our Space topic, the children created their own 'voice overs' to explain some of the tricky concepts they have been studying.
Click on the videos below to see an example of their work.....
In literacy, the children wrote the beginning of their very own science-fiction story...here are some examples of their work:
The whistling wind danced through the cold air almost freezing their body. The ground crunched as they placed their feet on the pure-white snow. Frozen leaves coated with a blanket of snow drifted down from the dry trees. Calmly, the minute snowflakes floated down to the shining layer of snow, not making a sound. Nearby, the frozen river glistened as the sun shone on it creating a slippery surface.
With her light-blonde fringe of hair swaying in the wind covering her soft-blue eyes, she peered around. As a small grin travelled through her face, her freckles smudged together. Hailey struggled to walk through the deep amount of snow as her spiky wedgy boots heaved her down to the ground. But, her adventurous and daring spirit forced her to go on.
Next arrived Helen, who was Hailey’s shy but curious sister. Clumsily, Helen stumbled through the thick layer of snow making all her scientific equipment fall out of her huge pockets.
“ Look at this beautiful but mysterious planet,” mentioned Hailey, hoisting herself up from the ground…
It all happened so quickly. As soon as Ian and Crainer hopped off the spaceship the floor shook. They’d crashed the spaceship into a strange meteorite which shot them to an unknown planet. As soon as this happened to them an even worser thing happened to them a reptile-type dinosaur alien charged at them. Suddenly, the sun shone a beam of light at the reptile. They glared at the two meteorites orbiting the planet as fast as neurons. They also were shocked at how many craters there were. As they slid their feet on the floor because the gravity was so strong they rubbed their feet on the rocky terrain. They saw all the reptile’s saliva which smelt krooked, there were also flying fishes in the sky.
“What is this planet?” questioned Crainer whilst he was hyperventilating.
“I’m not sure what this planet is,”replied Ian manly.
“First off should we make a shelter or go explore ?” stuttered Crainer.
“Lets go explore and look for some material for the shelter,”declared Ian.
“Fine then then, but we don’t have any fire to keep us warm in the shelter,” cried Crainer sadly.
“HUHHH” gasped Ian. “Look there’s fire there!” cried Ian for the first time in his life.
“How, there’s no oxygen in space, unless this fire doesn’t need oxygen!” cried Crainer in relief.
She heard a big bang. It felt as if time had stopped. She clutched the handlebars of her seat, not daring to breathe. She saw all the stars in place and suddenly felt one of those thoughts you get when your paronoid; time wasn’t stopping. The engine was. And it did.
Suddenly,she saw Trixe panting, jumping in her seat and clinging on for dear life. It was like falling forever and ever.Till they realised they had landed 30 minutes ago.
“W-what j-just happend?” Lexi breathed. It looked like Trixe wasn’t listening but twitching on the stone cold ground opening and closing her eyes madly. Until a very helpful thought that could have came sooner popped in her head: call ground control. She grasped for the telephone, “Chelsea we have a real bad problem,” she remarked. There was no reply.
She finally had the guts to step out onto the ground. She wouldn’t and couldn’t believe her eyes. It seemed like cherry trees with an unusual golden star-shaped figure at top. It looked like a field of pink christmas trees. The ground was covered with gold, honey scented grass. She threw in a random pebble in her pocket seeing what would happen. Nothing. It was safe. She finally stepped on the grass
Her waterfall of lavender hair blissfully swayed in the wind. Her deep jade eyes were twinkling.“Welcome to Coral Cannons” she read. That explained most of her questions. She looked at herself her teal/white striped t~shirt, her navy blue jeans and her soft, white trainers. Trixe lay on the steel metal ground of the spaceship, her fiery ruby hair looking as if the ground was set on fire, her eyes as dark as soot. Her clothes were a silver hoodie and white leggings.
“Lexi, where are you and what’s that spicy pumpkin smell?” cried Trixe.
“Im outside you’ve got to see this!” she replied, startled by her sudden remark.
“LEXI HAS YOUR MOTHER NEVER TAUGHT YOU.. oh! “ she grunted, embarrassed.
“Has your mom ever taught you… gimme a break Trixe” imitated Lexi, chuckling hard.
“Y~yes now come inside!” Trixe answered, clearly disgruntled.
“No you come outside, then I'll come in” she replied smartly.
Knowing not to argue she stepped outside.
To Be Continued...
We hope you enjoyed reading the start of these fabulous stories!
Please remind your children to revise the words on this list:
Some changes this year:
This year ALL homework will be placed in a shared folder on Google Drive.
Every child has a username and password that they can use to access Google Drive from any computer. Your child has also been sent an email with the link for the homework folder. If there are issues accessing the Drive, please speak to a member of the Year 5 team as soon as possible.
In any event, children will be given a hard copy of their Literacy and Numeracy homework every Friday.
Children will also have access to a hard copy of the Topic Grid in their homework book. Additional resources needed to complete any of the activities on the grid will be placed in the shared folder on Google Drive.
This term children can earn points for each grid task that they do. A prize will be given to the child who obtains the most points for their tasks.
A minimum of 3 activities are required to be handed in each half-term.
If you have any questions or concerns in relation to homework, please contact your child's class teacher.
Please also remember to complete your Mathletics challenges each week!
English Speaking Board (E.S.B.)
In Year 5, every child is given the opportunity to take part in E.S.B. If your child is taking part in E.S.B. this term, please click here for further information.
Year 5 Autumn Term
This term our topic is Shakespeare!
Children will begin the topic by watching a performance of Macbeth, the famous play written by William Shakespeare.
Over the course of the half term, the children will get to know about the life and times of Shakespeare and understand some of the issues that he encountered and how that has shaped modern literacy.
They will be unpicking key themes and characters in some of his more renowned plays and will also be given opportunities to write their own play scripts and perform in class in the style of Shakespeare.
Year 5 Residential Trip to the Fellowship Afloat Ship, Tollesbury. The trip costs £300 per child.
Please click here for more information:
Week 1: TBC
Week 2: TBC