What a fantastic start to the half term we have had - Trick or treating fun and, of course, plenty of hard work thrown in.
We have been reminding the children that reading at home is very important and we will always reward those who read frequently. The school policy states that each must read at least 3 times each week. When we look at the home school books, we register from Saturday to that Friday how each child has been reading at home. If they do read 3 times each week they will be given a bronze star which is worth 3 house points. If they read 4 times each week they will be given a silver star which is worth 4 house points and if they can manage to read 5 times between Saturday and Friday they will be awarded a fantastic gold star worth 5 house points.
Remember - house points are all counted up to go towards your teams total at the end of each week!! Make sure you are reading plenty and helping both yourself and your team to be the very best!!
May The Force Be With You!
This half-term Year 5 will be learning about our amazing Universe! Our new topic ‘May The Force Be With You’, looks at the universe and space around us. We will explore all the different planets within our universe and also carry out several investigations, looking at the different forces that effect us on Earth.
We also have an exciting trip to the Intech Science Centre in Winchester. Here, children will get to take an in-depth look into space and travel at the speed of light through the universe, with the assistance of the planetarium show!
There will also be a fantastic home learning project coming soon, which Team 5 are very excited to share!
An Amazing First Half-Term!
What a fantastic first half-term! It has been amazing to see all of Year 5 settle into upper school life! A big thank you for all your support over the first 7 weeks in school. All of Year 5 have shown really high expectations and have been fantastic to teach! Swimming has been a particular highlight, from the long journey down to the pool to seeing such brilliant progress from every single Year 5 child, well done to all of Year 5 for putting in an amazing effort over the 5 weeks. We have some exciting plans for the new half-term, lots of science experiments, a brilliant trip to Winchester and all of the Christmas festivities that will come round very quickly!
Greeks, Saxons and Vikings!
We have been blown away with the fantastic home learning projects Year 5 have created. We have an array of large Saxon Shields, stunning Greek Ruins and detailed Viking Longboats. They have taken pride and place in Year 5's shared, area in our 'Walk in Museum!'. A big thank you to all of Year 5 (and those adults who may have helped!) for making such fantastic projects.
Year 5 have really enjoyed learning about the Greeks so far this term and are almost ready to learn about the Saxons and Vikings occupation of Britain.
It has been fantastic to see all of Year 5 return from their summer break, bright eyed and bushy tailed! They have all settled in really well and it has been wonderful to hear about everything they have been getting up to over the last 6 weeks.
Year 5 will be made up of three fantastic classes this year. Mr Sherman (Year Group Leader) will be in Ash class, Mrs Garside will be in Elm class and Miss Batchelor will be in Holly class. The LSA’s in the year group will be Mrs Gerrard, Miss Rogers and Mrs Ballard.
We have many exciting things planned for this year, from our Year 5 trip to Intech, to taking the entire year group swimming. We also have lots of amazing topics coming up, May The Force Be With You, Life On Earth and Native Arizona to name a few! It is an exciting year as the children move into upper school life and take on many roles and responsibilities. If any parents/carers have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office and book an appointment with the Year 5 Team.
From Mr Sherman and Team 5.
Already Year 5 are jumping straight into work mode. Our first topic is ‘Our Learning Environment’. This topic is based around taking on roles and responsibilities within the classroom environment . Next week, Year 5 will apply and be interviewed for their job roles. They will take on lots of different responsibilities to help out around the class, from Register Monitors taking the registers to and from the office to Laptop Technicians ensuring all the laptops are well looked after! They have shown real enthusiasm so far and it will be fantastic to watch them take on their new roles!
Our second topic of this half-term will be ‘Mystery of History’. This topic covers the Greeks, Saxons and even the Vikings! The children will look and discover all about Greek diplomacy and the invasion of the Saxons and Vikings and how they lived and changed Britain.