Welcome to the Year 5 class page. The class teacher is Mr Harris.
Mrs Upton is the class' TA and works with us in the every morning except Thursdays. Mrs Upton also covers the class on Wednesday afternoons.
PE is Tuesday afternoons and the children must come into school wearing their PE kit. Our ICT slot is Wednesday afternoons.
Homework and spellings are given out every Friday. Homework is to be handed in the following Friday and the spelling test will also take place on this day.
Children should aim to read 4 times a week and parents should record when their child reads to them in their reading records. These reading records should be brought in every Friday to check how much they're reading.
Library books - children have the opportunity to take out a library book and this happens every Friday. For a child to take out a new library book, they must hand in their previous one before they can change it.
Term 1 & 2 = Out of this World!
In this topic, we will explore the wonders of space, from planets and constellations to the space race and astronauts! We will investigate the moon and sun's importance to sustain life on Earth, and discuss space travel and the potential for life on Mars.
Term 3 & 4 = Awesome Africa
In this topic, we will explore Africa's diverse physical geography, its sophisticated ancient Kingdom of Benin and discuss big talking points, from poaching to our school's charity work in Uganda. Alongside this, we will also look into the rich culture, traditions and heritage throughout this amazing continent.
Term 5 & 6 = Raiders, Traders and Settlers
In this topic, we will explore the Vikings' invasion of Britain and compare their lifestyles to that of previous occupants of Britain, the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. We will find out about their power struggle with the Saxons, challenge the Vikings' stereotypes and discuss whether these preconceptions are true.