Welcome to Year 5!
We are all looking forward to a great year in Year 5! We have lots of exciting activities and events throughout the year, some of which are listed below.
The teachers in Year 5 are; Miss Stevens (Class 11) and Mrs Blake and Mrs Locke (Class 12). Mrs Blake teaches Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Locke teaches Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Tomkins is the main teaching assistant in Class 11 and Mrs Aldred is the main teaching assistant in Class 12. Miss Claridge is the HLTA for Upper School and works across year 5 and 6. We are also joined during the week by Mrs Blatchford and Mrs Sturgeon.
5th-9th March 2018. Mill on the Brue. This is a fantastic residential for the children in Year 5 and usually ends up being the highlight of the year, if not the entire time at Holy Trinity! We are really looking forward to our week at Mill on the Brue. More details to follow.
There is also a Year 5 Production to look forward to in the summer term as well as whole class clarinet tuition and swimming.
We have now completed our first unit of the year; letter writing and have written some outstanding letters of application which we took with us on our visit to Coldharbour.
Our current topic is a narrative unit which focuses on the use of description for characters and setting. We will be learning how different sentence structures and styles can enhance our writing.
In addition, each week the children will have a Guided Reading lesson and a Grammar and Target Writing lesson.
In class time, we enjoyed reading the historical text 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, which linked to our Victorian topic.
In maths our current topic is Multiplication and Division. The children will be multiplying and dividing mentally as well as using formal calculation methods. They will be able to recognise factors, multiples, square, cube and prime numbers. They will also use their knowledge to solve multi-step word problems.
Each week the children will practise their times tables both at home and at school and take part in our Times Table Olympics.
This term we are studying Forces. We will learn about gravity and the effects of air and water resistance as well as friction. We will also investigate mechanisms, especially levers, pulleys and gears.
We were very excited to welcome the Space Dome to school on October 12th. This was a wonderful interactive learning experience.
Each Monday in class we look at a new spelling rule - sometimes this will be a revision of a spelling rule from year 4. Throughout the week at school, the children complete a SACAWAC sheet as well as daily activities and spelling games. The children have twelve spellings to learn at home, these are made up of seven words which follow the spelling rule and five keywords from the Year 5/6 spelling list. There will be a spelling test each Monday using the words that the children have learnt from the previous week.
This Week's Spelling Homework:
Below is a timetable of when homework is given out and expected back in. Please ensure your child has completed their homework within the given time.
Monday: Spelling Test. Spelling Homework due back
Tuesday: - New Spelling Homework set (this will be a written spelling activity and a SACAWAC sheet to complete during the week).
Wednesday: Maths Homework due back (My Maths and/or Times Table Grid)
Thursday: New Maths Homework set (My Maths and/or Times Table Grid)
Year 5 had a fantastic day at Coldharbour Mill. 58 Victorian children got on to the coach with the hope of securing a job at the mill! They found out what awful working conditions they would have experienced, how little they would have been paid and the risk of injury or even death from the machinery. They had the chance to try out some of the jobs including bobbin stacking, polishing the machinery and separating wool. They also had a tour of the working woollen mill. By the end of the day most children decided that 6 hours per day at school is a better option than 12 hours per day at the mill.