Winning House Team
Meet the Year 5 Team
Class Teacher: Miss Laura Bee
TAs: Mrs Becky Cussans (Monday to Friday mornings) and Mrs April Beevers (Wednesday mornings and afternoons)
Welcome to Year 5
We thoroughly believe that: "If everyone is moving forward together as a team, then success takes care of itself.”
We work hard independently, in groups and as a class, in order to reach our goals. We understand the importance of making mistakes in order to move forward and progress in our learning.
This resilient attitude is what bonds us together as a team and we enjoy every aspect of our learning, especially asking questions and taking on challenges! We love aiding in one another’s learning discovery and thoroughly believe passion and positivity in learning is the key.
PE is usually on Monday and Wednesdays. Please ensure indoor and outdoor PE kit is in school from Monday to Friday and all items are clearly named.
Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts
Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps
Spellings come home on a Friday and the test takes place the following Wednesday. Children will be given a maximum of 10 spellings to learn using ‘No nonsense’ and ‘Year 5/6 Common Exception words’.
Maths facts come home on a Friday and the test takes place the following Friday. The children will talk through strategies and quick ways to work out the Maths facts prior to it being sent home. If children need any extra support with their Maths facts they must notify the teacher.
It is important children read regularly at home to an adult at least five times a week. Please ensure you sign your child’s reading record any time reading takes place so it can be noted when Guided Reading takes place. Discussing the text and asking your child questions will help develop their comprehension skills. Try to read a variety of non-fiction and fiction texts, eg. newspapers, poetry and letters.
This year your child will be engaged in a range of subject areas.
As a historian, they will take on the role of a WW1 soldier in the trenches. They will deliberate and debate the use of animals in circuses.
As a geographer, children will understand and compare key aspects of physical and human geography. They will be given the opportunity to use map skills, atlases and digital mapping and grid references.
As a scientist, children will investigate animals and forces including air resistance and friction. They will identify how evaporation and condensation affect the water cycle.
As an artist, children will design their own ‘Room 13’ and sketch circus acts using a range of shading and texture techniques to enhance their design.
As an active participant, children will learn and develop skills built up over the years and adapt these skills both independently and in the context of team games.