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Year 5 - Miss Brown

End of Year

I cannot believe the school year has come to an end already! I want to thank each child for all the fantastic learning that has been shared this school year, huge amounts of fun, laughs and cherished memories. I want to give you all the biggest THANK YOU possible, I have had the amazing pleasure of being your year five teacher and watching you all make huge amounts of progress, achieve so much, put effort into everything, and lastly just seeing you be yourselves. You should all be considerably proud of the year you’ve all had in year five. I would also like to thank the amazing parents, thank you for the support this year, it has been a wonderful and rewarding year for them, but also me. You will all be missed greatly by myself, but I cannot wait to see you continue making progress, achieving and being the fantastic role models you are. You are all extremely special and talented, so keep shining bright! I couldn’t have asked for more in a class, and you will not be forgotten!
Again, thank you all so much for the best year possible.

Miss Brown

Overview of Term 6

English

This term, we shall be reading the Tin Forest and House Held up by Trees. Through our reading of these nature filled books, we will be exploring the natural world, linking to our Enquiry topic of living things and their habitats. We will deepen their VIPERS reading skills of retrieval of key information, and inferences, as well as the valuable skill of explanation - whether it is their views on how and why authors have selected particular vocabulary, and structured their writing in a particular way or their predictions and own opinions about what they have read. 

In our writing sessions, we will be focusing on developing the skills needed for writing for different purposes, and our stimuli for writing will link closely with that of our History based topic where we will be building on knowledge of different time periods and making key comparisons. We will be writing a wide range of genres with a focus on writing to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.

 

Mathematics

In year 5 we are currently on the topic of decimals, which involves adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals, whilst using place value knowledge. After, year 5 we will start a new topic of investigating properties of shapes, whereby children will be learning how to use a protractor to measure angels accurately. Year 5 have gained prior knowledge within this topic whilst Year 6 camp took place. We also have a 15 minute focus on mental maths with topics that link to our mathematics lesson to help us be prepared, and recap prior knowledge. In year 5, our mental maths currently has a great focus on times tables. 

On Friday mornings, as part of the whole school approach to learning number bonds and times tables, the children will continue to participate in the Luckwell Maths Challenge; this is explained in further detail on the school’s Maths curriculum webpage.

 

Enquiry

This term, we have a Science focus. We will be investigating and researching the key topic of Living things and their habits. Throughout this enquiry, children will be learning about habitats, biomes, life cycles and comparing the life cycles and gestations of different animals. Year 5 will explore the habitats of different animals through exploring and research. 

 

PSHE

The whole school approach to PSHE will continue to be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. This term, we shall be exploring “Changing Me”, through which children will be encouraged to think about how they view themselves, combined with changes for girls and boys through transitions to adolescence and adulthood.

 

PE

As a school we follow the Real PE programme. This term in Year 5, children have PE on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Children are to arrive at school with their PE kit on, and suitable footwear. 

 

RE

This term, Year 5 will focus on Sikhism, by investigating beliefs and morals. Through this inquiry, children will be encouraged to explore, examine and evaluate the meaning and importance of prayer and worship, and the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God.

 

Additional information:

PE – Monday and Thursday afternoons.

No school bags - only lunch boxes and water bottles please.

Reading Records to be brought to school. The expectation is that the children read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in their Record. Children have been shown how they should complete their reading. The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child over the next term to make sure they achieve their best!

 

End of Term 5

We have had an amazing term in year 5, filled with purposeful learning! During our term, everyone has continuously challenged themselves, and have been curious learners across all subjects. Year 5 have made considerable progress in their reading and writing, we have really enjoyed the drama gifted to us by Shakespeare and his play of Macbeth. Year 5 have discovered the motives of different characters and how they have changed/ been influenced throughout the play. Children have also acquired new knowledge during their Enquiry learning about the civilisations of Maya, Baghdad and Benin. Within this term high quality pieces of writing across English and Enquiry have been created.

Furthermore, there are many successes to celebrate in the subject of mathematics, year 5 have demonstrated incredible reasoning and problem solving skills in using correct mathematical vocabulary when discussing place value when adding/subtracting wholes and decimals. The class have discovered how to add, subtract and multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000, along with many more skills being acquired. They have applied their mathematical skills incredibly well to the independent learning and class discussion.  

During this term we have celebrated many group and individual achievements. It has been a great term for sporting achievements. All of us have had the opportunity to try out new sports which have been extremely enjoyable. It is great to see many of you joining the new sporting clubs! Year five have thrived in working well as a team, communicating effectively and supporting each other. Cricket being taught by an external visitor this term has been a great experience for Year 5, they have enjoyed it thoroughly and the feedback from the coach has been extremely positive!

This has been a great term, and I look forward to the next and final term!

 

Overview of Term 5

English

This term, we shall be reading Shakespeare’s play of Macbeth. Through our reading of this drama filled play, we will be exploring the ambition, bravery and naivety of Macbeth, along with the other characters in this play. We will deepen their VIPERS reading skills of retrieval of key information, and inferences, as well as the valuable skill of explanation - whether it is their views on how and why authors have selected particular vocabulary, and structured their writing in a particular way or their predictions and own opinions about what they have read.

In our writing sessions, we will be focusing on developing the skills needed for writing for different purposes, and our stimuli for writing will link closely with that of our History based topic where we will be building on knowledge of different time periods and making key comparisons. We will be writing a wide range of genres with a focus on writing to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.

 

Mathematics

In year 5 we are currently on the topic of decimals and percentages, which involves partitioning decimals using place value knowledge, comparing fractions, decimals and percentages and ordering these. After, linking closely, will be a new topic of decimals whereby children will be learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals, We also have a 15 minute focus on mental maths with topics that link to our mathematics lesson to help us be prepared, and recap prior knowledge. In year 5, our mental maths currently has a great focus on times tables.

On Friday mornings, as part of the whole school approach to learning number bonds and times tables, the children will continue to participate in the Luckwell Maths Challenge; this is explained in further detail on the school’s Maths curriculum webpage.

 

Enquiry

This term, we have a History focus. We will be investigating and researching the key question of ‘What was happening elsewhere in the world while the Anglo Saxons ruled England?’ Throughout this enquiry, children will be learning about the Maya, Benin and Islamic civilisations. Year 5 will be learning about their culture, lifestyle, art, and making comparisons between these civilisations.

PSHE

The whole school approach to PSHE will continue to be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. This term, we shall be exploring “Relationships”, through which children will be encouraged to think about how they view themselves, can stay safe when communicating online and relationships with technology.

PE

As a school we follow the Real PE programme. This term in Year 5, children have PE on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Children are to arrive at school with their PE kit on, and suitable footwear.

RE

This term, Year 5 will focus on Sikhism, by investigating beliefs and morals. Through this inquiry, children will be encouraged to explore, examine and evaluate the meaning and importance of prayer and worship, and the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God.

 

Additional information:

PE Monday and Thursday afternoons.

No school bags - only lunch boxes and water bottles please.

Reading Records to be brought to school. The expectation is that the children read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in their Record. Children have been shown how they should complete their reading. The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child over the next term to make sure they achieve their best!

 

End of Term 4

We have had an amazing term in year 5, filled with purposeful learning! During our term, everyone has continuously challenged themselves, and have been curious learners across all subjects. Year 5 have made considerable progress in their reading and writing, we have really enjoyed the thrill Shackleton’s journey has given us. Year 5 have discovered the daring expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton, and even the remains of the Endurance! Also, new vocabulary. Children have linked their writing to their Enquiry (materials and properties) when considering Shackleton’s boat, and what the crew needed to survive. Within this term high quality pieces of writing across English and Enquiry have been created.

 

Furthermore, there are many successes to celebrate in the subject of mathematics, year 5 have demonstrated incredible reasoning and problem solving skills in using correct mathematical vocabulary when discussing fractions. The class have discovered how to convert, add, and multiply fractions, along with many more skills being acquired. They have applied their mathematical skills incredibly well to the independent learning and class discussion.

 

During this term we have celebrated many group and individual achievements. It has been a great term for sporting achievements, from many of our class continuing to represent the Luckwell football team so well, and all of us having the opportunities to try out new sports. It is great to see many of you joining the new sporting clubs! Year five have thrived in working well as a team, communicating effectively and supporting each other. Swimming this term has been a great experience for Year 5, they have enjoyed it thoroughly and the feedback from swimming teachers has been extremely positive!

 

This has been a great one, and I look forward to the next!Termly overview

 

We have had an amazing term in year 5, filled with purposeful learning! During our term, everyone has continuously challenged themselves, and have been curious learners across all subjects. Year 5 have made considerable progress in their reading and writing, we have really enjoyed the thrill Shackleton’s journey has brought us. Year 5 have discovered the daring expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton, and even the remains of the Endurance! Also, new vocabulary. Children have linked their writing to their Enquiry (materials and properties) when considering Shackleton’s boat, and what the crew needed to survive. Within this term high quality pieces of writing across English and Enquiry have been created.

 

Furthermore, there are many successes to celebrate in the subject of mathematics, year 5 have demonstrated incredible reasoning and problem solving skills in using correct mathematical vocabulary when discussing fractions. The class have discovered how to convert, add, and multiply fractions, along with many more skills being acquired. They have applied their mathematical skills incredibly well to the independent learning and class discussion.

 

During this term we have celebrated many group and individual achievements. It has been a great term for sporting achievements, from many of our class continuing to represent the Luckwell football team so well, and all of us having the opportunities to try out new sports. It is great to see many of you joining the new sporting clubs! Year five have thrived in working well as a team, communicating effectively and supporting each other. Swimming this term has been a great experience for Year 5, they have enjoyed it thoroughly and the feedback from swimming teachers has been extremely positive!

 

This has been a great one, and I look forward to the next!

 

Overview of Term 4

English

This term, we shall be reading Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill. Through our reading of this captivating non-fiction text, we will be embarking on the thrilling journey across the Antarctica with Sir Ernest Shackleton. We will further deepen their VIPERS reading skills of retrieval of key information, and inferences, as well as the valuable skill of explanation - whether it is their views on how and why authors have selected particular vocabulary, and structured their writing in a particular way or their predictions and own opinions about what they have read.

In our writing sessions, we will be focusing on developing the skills needed for writing for different purposes, and our stimuli for writing will link closely with that of our Science based Enquiry topic of properties and changes of materials. Building on the knowledge we gain about how Shackleton and his crew bravely carried out their expedition exploring Antarctica, and his experiences on the Endurance. We will be writing a wide range of genres with a focus on writing to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.

 

Mathematics

In year 5 we are currently on the topic of fractions which involves comparing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and applying fraction based skills in problem solving. After this topic we will be moving onto decimals and percentages. We also have a 15 minute focus on mental maths with topics that link to our mathematics lesson to help us be prepared, and recap prior knowledge. In year 5, our mental maths currently has a great focus on times tables.

On Friday mornings, as part of the whole school approach to learning number bonds and times tables, the children will continue to participate in the Luckwell Maths Challenge; this is explained in further detail on the school’s Maths curriculum webpage.

 

Enquiry

This term, we have a Science focus. This will be based on properties and changes of material. Throughout this enquiry, children will build on their knowledge of grouping various materials based on their properties, dissolving, evaporation and irreversible changes. Year 5 will be learning these skills through experimenting, predicting, comparing and explaining.

PSHE

The whole school approach to PSHE will continue to be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. This term, we shall be exploring “Healthy Me”, through which children will be encouraged to think about how they can care for their physical and mental health, and the factors that effect this.

 

PE

As a school we follow the Real PE programme. This term in Year 5, children will be attending swimming sessions every Tuesday as our PE.

All children are expected to arrive at school in their appropriate school uniform, bringing their swimming kit with them.

 

RE

This term, Year 5 will focus on Sikhism, by investigating beliefs and morals. Through this inquiry, children will be encouraged to explore, examine and evaluate the meaning and importance of prayer and worship, and the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God.

 

Additional information:

PE Swimming on Tuesday.

No school bags - only lunch boxes and water bottles please.

Reading Records to be brought to school. The expectation is that the children read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in their Record. Children have been shown how they should complete their reading. The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child over the next term to make sure they achieve their best!

 

End of Term 3

This has been an absolutely phenomenal term for year 5! During our learning, everyone has continuously challenged themselves, and have been curious learners across all subjects. Year 5 have made considerable progress in their reading, we have really enjoyed the thrill and adventure the book survivors has brought to our VIPERS in reading, and our writing lessons. Year 5 have discovered real life stories, new vocabulary and even survival tips through linking their learning! Within this term amazing pieces of writing have been created of various genres. Enquiry is another subject in which year 5 have produced high quality writing about tourism in Snowdonia and Mt Snowdon. They will be more than ready to prepare you for a trip to Mt Snowdon!

Furthermore, there are many successes to celebrate in the subject of mathematics, year 5 have demonstrated incredible reasoning and problem solving skills in using the different methods to multiply and divide up to 4 digits by 3. The vocabulary used in mathematical discussions and through their work has been outstanding. Year 5 are currently on the topic of fractions and have made a great start.

During this term we have celebrated many group and individual achievements. It has been a great term for sporting achievements, from many of our class representing the Luckwell football team so well, and all of us having the opportunities to try out new sports, such as cheerleading. Year five have thrived in working well as a team, communicating effectively and supporting each other.

 

This has been a terrific term, and I look forward to the next!

 

Overview for Term 3

English

This term, we shall be reading Survivors by David Long. Through our reading of this captivating non-fiction text based on the survival of men and women in perilous situations, we will further deepen their VIPERS reading skills of retrieval of key information, and inferences, as well as the valuable skill of explanation - whether it is their views on how and why authors have selected particular vocabulary, and structured their writing in a particular way or their predictions and own opinions about what they have read.

In our writing sessions, we will be focusing on developing the skills needed for writing for different purposes, and our stimuli for writing will link closely with that of our Geography based Enquiry topic of Mount Snowdon. Building on the knowledge we gain about how explorers can travel safely, and their experiences. We will be writing a wide range of genres with a focus on writing to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.

Mathematics

In year 5 we are currently on the topic of multiplication and division, which involves comparing, understanding the place value of different digits and multiplying and dividing greater numbers. After this topic we will be moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages. We also have a 15 minute focus on mental maths with topics that link to our mathematics lesson to help us be prepared, and recap prior knowledge. In year 5, our mental maths currently has a great focus on times tables.

On Friday mornings, as part of the whole school approach to learning number bonds and times tables, the children will continue to participate in the Luckwell Maths Challenge; this is explained in further detail on the school’s Maths curriculum webpage.

Enquiry

This term, we have a Geography focus. This will be based on Mount Snowdon. Throughout this enquiry, children will build on their knowledge of different mountains, reading maps, location, tourism, climate and volcanoes. In addition children will learn about how to safely explore Mount Snowdon, and what is required to do so, thinking about the environment and physical features.

PSHE

The whole school approach to PSHE will continue to be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. This term, we shall be exploring “Dreams and goals”, through which children will be encouraged to think about what their own dreams and goals are, the differences we have from other Children in the World in regard to education, and how this affects our dreams and goals.

PE

As a school we follow the Real PE programme. This term in Year 5, children will be attending swimming sessions every Tuesday as our PE.

All children are expected to arrive at school in their appropriate school uniform, bringing their swimming kit with them.

 

RE

This term, Year 5 will focus on Sikhism and Hinduism, by investigating beliefs and morals. Through this inquiry, children will be encouraged to explore, examine and evaluate the meaning and importance of Sikh stories, and beliefs in the religion of Hinduism.

Additional information:

PE Swimming on Tuesday

No school bags - only lunch boxes and water bottles please.

Reading Records to be brought to school. The expectation is that the children read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in their Record. Children have been shown how they should complete their reading. The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child over the next term to make sure they achieve their best!

 

 

End of Term 2

Term 2 has been absolutely brilliant in Year 5! I’m extremely impressed with the work ethic of every individual in year 5. The cross-curricular writing linked with our Enquiry has been phenomenal, we have conducted research, experimented, and produced wonderful writing about Space and our writing book of ‘The Boy who Made the World Disappear’, which was a huge hit! Everyone in Year 5 has continued to challenge themselves this term, especially in the subject of Maths! It has been lovely to see great conversation and group work taking place in this subject. All have continued to put tremendous amounts into their learning, and we have celebrated many group and individual successes this term.

I am extremely proud of the work, collaboration, and learning attitudes of Year 5 this term! I look forward to another brilliant term. 

 

Overview for Term 2

English

This term, we shall be reading ‘The Boy Who Made the World Disappear’ by Ben Miller. As we step into a world of wonder, and embark on a magical adventure (of a young boy who tries his best to be good) we will further deepen our VIPERS reading skills of retrieval of key information, and inferences, as well as the valuable skill of explanation - whether it is their views on how and why authors have selected particular vocabulary, and structured their writing in a particular way or their predictions and own opinions about what they have read.

In our writing lessons, we will be focusing on developing the skills needed for writing for different purposes, and our stimuli for writing will link closely with that of our Science based Enquiry topic of Earth, space and forces. We will be writing a wide range of genres, and learning various writing skills, with a focus on writing to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.

Mathematics

In year 5 this term we will be learning the following mathematic topics: statistics, multiplication, division, area and perimeter. These topics will include variations of fluency, problem solving and reasoning. . During our maths learning we link our mathematical discussions to real life scenarios, and how we utilise those skills learned in the real world. We also have a 15 minute focus on mental maths with topics that link to our mathematics lesson to help us be prepared, and recap prior knowledge.

On Friday mornings, as part of the whole school approach to learning number bonds and times tables, the children will continue to participate in the Luckwell Maths Challenge; this is explained in further detail on the school’s Maths curriculum webpage.

Enquiry

This term, we have a Science focus of Earth, space and forces. Throughout this enquiry, children will build on their knowledge of the planets in the solar system, spherical bodies, and forces. This will be carried out through thorough research, investigation and practical activities. Our enquiry topic will also link closely to other topics, with a focus on cross-curricular learning. 

PSHE

The whole school approach to PSHE will continue to be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. This term, we shall be exploring “Celebrating Difference”, through which children will be encouraged to think about what makes them unique, the differences we have from one another and how to positively react to changes and challenges, as we become older.

PE

This term, as part of the Real PE programme, children will continue to develop social team working skills with a particular focus on motivation and collaboration in order to execute different ball skills and apply this to games in PE.

All children are expected to participate in PE and be appropriately dressed in a PE kit (red top and black shorts). School asks that children come to school wearing their kit for the day.

 
RE

This term, Year 5 will focus on Christianity, by investigating the question ‘Is the Christmas story true?’ within the learning topic of incarnation. Through this inquiry, children will be encouraged to explore, examine and evaluate the Christmas story, and how Christians celebrate Christmas.

 

Additional information:

PE Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoons.

No school bags - only lunch boxes and water bottles please.

Reading Records to be brought to school. The expectation is that the children read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in their Record. Children have been shown how they should complete their reading. The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

We look forward to working with you and your child over the next term to make sure they achieve their best!

 

End of Term 1

This term in Year 5, we have celebrated many individual and group successes in our weekly subjects, and extra-curricular activities!  I have been extremely impressed with the quality of writing that has taken place during this term. We have written many different genres of writing based on our book, Viking Boy. Year 5 have enjoyed the thrill, drama and excitement this book has bought.

Enquiry has been another subject year 5 have thrived in this term. They have learned much information about Viking and Anglo-Saxon living. This has been achieved through thorough research, reading, group activities and participating in workshops. Year 5 have been phenomenal at making connections between their Forest school activities, Enquiry research and Cross-curricular writing.

Overview for Term 1

English

This term, we shall be reading Viking Boy, by Tony Bradman. Through our reading of this action packed adventure story, of a young boy who becomes a warrior, we will further deepen their VIPERS reading skills of retrieval of key information, and inferences, as well as the valuable skill of explanation - whether it is their views on how and why authors have selected particular vocabulary, and structured their writing in a particular way or their predictions and own opinions about what they have read.
Viking Boy : Bradman, Tony, Goux, Pierre-Denis: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 In our writing sessions, we will be focusing on developing the skills needed for writing for different purposes, and our stimuli for writing will link closely with that of our History based Enquiry topic of ‘Who were the Britons after being invaded?’. Building on the knowledge we gain about the invasions from the Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Scots. We will be writing a wide range of genres with a focus on writing to entertain, inform, persuade and discuss.

 

Mathematics

In year 5 we are currently on the topic of place value, which involves ordering, comparing, and rounding numbers up to one hundred thousand. During this topic year five will also look at Roman Numerals. After this topic we will be moving onto addition and subtraction with greater numbers. We also have a 15 minute focus on mental maths with topics that link to our mathematics lesson to help us be prepared, and recap prior knowledge.

 

On Friday mornings, as part of the whole school approach to learning number bonds and times tables, the children will continue to participate in the Luckwell Maths Challenge; this is explained in further detail on the school’s Maths curriculum webpage.

 

Enquiry

This term, we have a History focus. Using the question “Who were the Britons after being invaded?” Throughout this enquiry, children will build on their knowledge of the Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Scots, with a focus on their invasions, and how this had an impact. In addition children will learn about their lifestyles by researching, discussion and writing.

 What happened to the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings? - BBC Bitesize

PSHE

The whole school approach to PSHE will continue to be supported by the Jigsaw Programme of work. This term, we shall be exploring “Becoming me in my world”, through which children will be encouraged to think about what makes them unique, the differences we have from one another and how to positively react to changes and challenges, as we become older.

 

PE

This term, as part of the Real PE programme, children will continue to develop social team working skills with a particular focus on motivation and collaboration in order to execute different ball skills and apply this to games in PE.

All children are expected to participate in PE and be appropriately dressed in a PE kit (red top and black shorts). School asks that children come to school wearing their kit for the day.

 

RE

This term, Year 5 will focus on Christianity, by investigating the question ‘What makes people special?’ Through this inquiry, children will be encouraged to explore, examine and evaluate how Christians and Jews show their commitment to God and whether if there is a best way.

 

Additional information:

PE Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoons.

Forest School – Monday Afternoons – wear suitable clothing for outdoor activities. Additional information will be sent if necessary.

No school bags - only lunch boxes, book bags and water bottles please.

Reading Records to be brought to school. The expectation is that the children read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in their Record. Children have been shown how they should complete their reading. The records will be ‘spot checked' on a regular basis by adults in the class, Miss Byers and perhaps on occasion, Mr. McClelland.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child over the next term to make sure they achieve their best!