Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5, all of our classes are named after JK Rowling’s Harry Potter characters. Miss Hollands’ class is Hedwig (5HW), Mrs Jones’ class is Dobby (5DB) and Mrs Finnis and Mr Elyard’s class is Dumbledore (5DD). We also have Mrs Bradshaw and Miss Louise working in our year group to help support our learning.
We have begun the year by looking at the story Flotsam by David Weisner. It has transported us to a magical underwater kingdom and we can’t wait to find out more! We have so many more exciting things to learn about this year from Ancient Egypt to optical illusions! Our blog will become a digital scrap book of our time in school so make sure that you keep checking it.
The Year 5 Team
P.S. Some important information for you:
PE days – Monday and Thursday
Library day – Tuesday (during school hours only)
Optional homework – Presented in class and house points awarded on Wednesday
Compulsory homework – Thursday (hopefully beginning from 17th Sept)
Spellings - Will come in good time
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Here’s what Holly and Annie have to say…
So far this year, we have been using Newton meters in science to measure the force of gravity.
We have been learning about pop art and have learnt a bit about Andy Warhol who was a very popular artist.
In English we have started our first sentence stacking story which is called Flotsam by David Wiesner. It has been great fun so far and is all about an antique sealife camera that gets washed up on a beach.
Maths has been fun too! We have been doing rounding up to nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000. We have been showing this work by using place value grids, part whole models and bar models.
We cannot wait to learn more in Year 5.
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So far we have been incredibly impressed with the Year 5 children's attitude to school life. They have settled into their new classrooms and taken on new routines brilliantly. All the teachers have been so impressed!
Here's a sneak peak of some of the Harry Potter areas that you can find in the Year 5 classrooms!