Hi and welcome to the year 5 page.
So we have made it through to the final term. Our productions of Macbeth are not the end as we also have a musical performance lined up. We will be using the school set of ukulele's to learn some basic chords and changes. The song list will be announced in the first few weeks. Sheets will be provided if the children wish to practice at home.
We will be revisiting some of the maths curriculum we have already covered earlier in the year. The children who have remembered how to apply their knowledge will be given greater scope to carry out investigations and solve complex puzzles. The others will be able to go back over the maths at a steady pace.
In English we will look at play scripts, poetry and return to narrative.
In P.E we will continue to go swimming and our sports coach Liam, will take them for athletics, preparing them for this term's sports days. (dates to be announced shortly)
Our topic of looking at the role and impact of rivers and water on the world moves to being more child led. They are able to pick an area they want to research e.g. trade on the rivers; wildlife in South American rivers etc.... They will have to plan out a schedule and research their area. They will give a presentation to children in the other year 5 class by the end of the term.
All the updates for Mango class can be found on this page, including reports on what we're learning, updates on recent class activities, and a gallery of photos. Spellings and homework can be accessed via the icons above.
Our first session in Scout Hut.
No learning objective or set lesson. Just explore and see what you can create.
This term we continue our fairgrounds topic. The children will be designing their own theme parks and writing letters to 'Sefton Park Council' to persuade them that Bristol needs its very own theme park. The children will be immersed in their learning by making sure they have covered every aspect of theme park design to present to the council. In maths they will be working out if their theme park will run at a profit or a loss, in ICT they will be working as a group to create a power point to present their findings and in English they will be designing adverts to encourage visitors to come to their theme park.
Thank you for all your support in helping the children to complete the homework activities. As always, if there are any problems with the homework activity set, please see or email us and we can help out. Homework will be set on a Friday and will be expected to be handed in on the following Thursday. This is a change to previous terms to enable us to get all the homework books in and checked on time. Please check the homework section of the website weekly to see the homework. There are some helpful suggestions in this section for online games the children can play and also links to online sites that provide great explanations of the concepts we teach.
Children in Kapok are being encouraged to 'Present my passion' children can prepare a presentation, to share with the class about something they are interested in. This could be a hobby or interest. Your child has been given a letter with all the information and the date their presentation is. We have had some fabulous presentations so far including a gymnastics display and a chance to sample some lovely cake!
It is lovely to see so many avid readers in Kapok class. The children really enjoy the reading time they are given in class and it is great to see children choosing quality authors and reading a range of genres. Each child has been given a reading diary. In this they should record when/what they read at home. When they complete two pages of their reading diary they get a smelly sticker! It would be great if you could continue to encourage and hear your child read at home.
This term we have introduced reading journals. The children are can decorate them with images from books they have read or book characters. The children will get stars for completing one of a menu of activities every couple weeks.
This term PE will be on a Tuesday (gymnastics) and Wednesday (football). Please ensure your child has their PE kits in school on these days.
Every week the children will have a timed multiplication test where they try to beat their previous score. The children can take the sheets home to try and improve their score ready for the following week. The aim of this is make sure that all the children know their multiplication tables really well! There are some great resources around to help learn multiplication tables - please ask if you would like more information on this.
Wonderful World Book Day!
It was so lovely to see Kapok dressed as their favourite characters today. We hope you enjoy the pictures:
WINDOW WANDERLAND 2017!
I am sure children in Kapok class have told you all about the fantastic art work they have created as part of the 2017 Window Wanderland. The art work is displayed in the window of CJ Hole on Gloucester road.
The art trail takes place this weekend 4-5th February so if you are taking part don't forget to wander down and have a look!