Welcome to Year 5!
This year the class teachers are Mrs Watson (5 Gaudi), Miss Holmes (5 Basquiat) and Miss Sheikh (5 Mazari). Mrs Bradford-Parnell, Mrs Gadd, Miss O'Neill and Mrs Bayes will also support learning across the year group. Miss Morley is our year group HLTA. During the course of Year 5 we will continue to build on the children's independence and resilience skills and also move their learning forward by using our growth mindsets.
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
- Published: Friday, 09 February 2018 12:53
- Written by Year Five
This week in English, we have been learning about the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll. This is a narrative poem with many strange twists and turns! Reading the poem allowed us to learn new vocabulary such as billows, dismal and beseech.
We have focussed on the personification in the poem, and come up with our own descriptions for personified objects. We ensured the verbs we used were relevant to the way that our object would act - becoming the objects in a drama activity helped us to imagine this!
Here are some great examples:
"As the ice cube slides around the freezer elegantly trying to find a way out, he spots a crack in the wall and squeezes himself out, skidding and prancing out of control!"
"As the wind swirled freely through the forest, which was getting darker, it howled fiercely like a wolf. She washed through the tree, making the leaves rustle. She made the grass shiver and the leabes whirl in the air. Wherever she flew, she brought with her the cold sensation of winter."
We have also learnt about the composition of this poem. We learnt that its fast beat produces a happy and upbeat atmosphere, and that each line started on the off-beat. We then practised our performance skills when performing the poem, using musical instruments to help us.
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Helping at Home
In Year 5, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday; on Thursday we also set an additional piece of home learning which is due on a Tuesday- this term we will be focusing particularly on our timestables. It is expected that children use Timestables Rockstars and RM Maths each week; they have their own passwords to access these activities.
In addition to this, please continue to support your child with their reading by regularly reading to them, listening to them read and asking them questions about their reading.
Although many children read fluently and independently at this age, in order to build higher level comprehension skills it is important that children are given the opportunity to discuss what they have read and share their opinions about the texts they read.
Children will visit the school library each week – 5 Dali on Monday, 5 Escher on Wednesday and 5 Gaudi on Friday.
PE is each Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) with trainers. In the colder months the children will need appropriate clothing for the cold weather.