Key dates for the year group (Spring term):
Monday 8th January - Year 5 swimming starts (please see separate mailing about organisation)
W/b Monday 5th February - Children's Mental Health Week - activities in school
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February - Y5 visits to QMC Science Centre (see separate mailing)
Tuesday 5th March - Y5 Reading Cafe
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day (more information to follow)
Thursday 21st March - Year 5 Outcome Event 2.30pm
Monday 25th March - Y5 Portals to the Past - Greek Workshop
Thursday 28th March - End of term
Key dates for the year group (Autumn term):
Wednesday 27th September - Mini-Me Yoga taster sessions
Tuesday 3rd October - Flu immunisations
Wednesday 4th October - Harvest assemblies
Tuesday 10th October - Mental health day (activities in school)
Tuesday 10th October - Y5 Stubbington parents information meeting
Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October - Parents evenings
Wednesday 1st November - Y5 Reading Cafe 9-10am
Friday 10th November - Y5 Parent outcome event
13th November - 17th November - Y5 Stubbington residential
Friday 17th November - Children in Need (own clothes for a donation for those not on residential)
w/b 20th November - Y5 'It's Cool to be Kind' activities
Tuesday 12th December (am) - Y5/6 Pantomime (in school - more information to follow)
Tuesday 12th December - Listen2Me concerts (parents will be invited - more information to follow)
Wednesday 13th December - Christmas Lunch (details to follow nearer the time
8th January - 19th March - Swimming for each class one session per week (more information to follow)
Monday 5th February - Class 7 QMC science trip
Tuesday 6th February - Classes 8 & 9 QMC science trip
Monday 20th May - Class 7 Selborne trip
Wednesday 22nd May - Class 8 Selbourne trip
Thursday 23rd May - Class 9 Selbourne trip
Welcome to Year 5
The teachers in Year 5 are Mrs Taft (Class 7), Mr Hartley (Class 8 and Year Leader) and Ms Thurley-Ratcliff (Class 9).
We also have teaching assistants who will be working in the year group - Miss Biles, Mrs Togwell, Miss Grant-Berry, Miss Green and Miss Evans.
During the week, we will set home learning tasks - these will be reading, maths and spellings. The reading will be on the Purple Mash website and will include some comprehension questions. The maths homework will be linked to their times tables using the TT rockstars website. The children will be asked to learn 3 words each week from the year 5/6 list of spellings.
Home learning will all be set on a Thursday and then due back in on the following Tuesday. As we are trying to develop the independence of the children, it will be their responsibility to complete their work on time.
Each week, the children will have two sessions of PE - one indoor session (Thursday) and one outdoor session (Tuesday). Apart from the Spring term where the children will have one session of swimming a week. Children should come in to school wearing their PE kits on these days.
PE kit should consist of a red or white t shirt and black shorts (no football kits thank you). Black leggings/tracksuit trousers are advisable for colder weather. Dark blue or black hoodies are also advised for outdoor PE (no brightly-coloured hoodies please). For more information about PE kits, please see our school uniform section.
English - Balanced argument / Suspense writing / Information
Maths - Angles / Fractions and Decimals / Percentages / Addition and Subtraction / Statistics
History - Ancient Greeks
Science - Forces / Earth and Space
Computing - Word / Scratch
RE - Belonging / Eucharist
PSHE - Keeping myself safe / Rights and Respect
PE - Swimming
French - That's tasty! / Family and Friends
DT - Structures / Food Technology
English - Persuasive / Informative / Narrative writing
Maths - Multiplying and dividing (by 10, 100, 1000) / Fractions (equivalence, +- , mixed numbers) / Time (converting) / Angles (types)
History - Benin Kingdom
Science - Fossils, geological time and classification
Art - Wire sculptures
Computing - Excel
RE - Prophesy
PSHE - Valuing differences
PE - Social / cognitive
French - All about ourselves
What have we been up to...
After a wet start to the day, we finally arrived at a sunny Stubbington. The children were shown to their dorm rooms, then had a tour of the centre. After a well-deserved lunch, we then headed down to the beach for a windy, seashore walk. The children got to learn all about the local area and investigated the shells and pebbles on the beach. Later in the afternoon, they were involved in teamwork activities and began learning their song ready for the S-Factor talent contest on Thursday. In the evening, the children were treated to a Wildlife show and shown many photos of the animals that inhabit the conservation areas. Finally some of them had their turn to go to the hide and were lucky to see four badgers and several foxes. Overall a tiring but great start to our week.
After a good night’s sleep, the children enjoyed their breakfasts this morning. They needed the energy boost, as they were involved in many different activities. One group built shelters in the torrential rain and we were really impressed with what they produced in difficult conditions. While the other group did the eggstreme challenge and worked well as a team to earn materials to protect an egg. I’m happy to say all the eggs survived when dropped - a real success. The afternoon activities involved looking for tracks and signs of mammals in the conservation area; as well as preparing mammal hotels which were put out in the conservation area. Fingers crossed we have some mammals to greet us in the morning. This evening a local photographer showed us some amazing photos of the wildlife in the local area, which the children really enjoyed and hopefully will share their experience with you when they get back. As I’m typing this all the children are all fast asleep, ready for another busy day tomorrow.
Another tiring, but fun day. The children slept really well after a long day yesterday and again were treated to a delicious breakfast. For the first session both groups opened up their mammal hotels. We were lucky enough to be greeted by two voles and a long-tailed field mouse. Their names were Kaz, Kevin and Bob. The children loved looking closely at the animals and finding out all about how they survive in the wild. After releasing them back into the conservation area, the children had a well-deserved lunch. After lunch, one group completed an assault course called Earthquake. It was great seeing the children work together to complete the different events. Nearly all the children swung across the lava leap and we were so proud of their confidence and ‘have a go’ attitutude. The other group were orienteering, using a compass to direct themselves around the conservation area. Their orienteering skills definitely improved and many were able to find the tags. In the evening, the children had another practice of the S-Factor songs ready for tomorrow and then a wide game involving chasing after the adults, which the children enjoyed far more than us! Overall a great day and they are now fast asleep ready for another busy day tomorrow.
It absolutely poured down this morning, but it didn’t dampen the children’s spirits. The first session was Earthquake for one group, who absolutely loved the activities and again we were very proud of their proactive attitudes. The other group did orienteering and had to put ‘red Fed in his bed’ - hopefully a term your child will be able to explain to you when you see them. In the afternoon, it was the Eggstreme challenge and we were pleased with their ‘thinking outside the box’ skills; and the shelter building activity where again they showed their great teamwork. Finally, it was the big song contest with the S-Factor. The four houses performed their songs amazingly, with the Owls coming out as eventual winners. In my opinion, the Foxes were by far the best…but I must admit I am slightly biased. Overall the children absolutely loved the event and they will hopefully be able to tell you all about meeting Foxy. As I write this all the children are asleep, ready for our trip home tomorrow. I hope you all have had as good a week as we have had. We will let you know when we are on our way back.
Learning about Brazil
On the 20th October Year 5 were very lucky to have a presentation from Mr and Mrs Delgado about Brazil. They learnt all about the geography as well as cultural aspects like food, dance and sport. The children really enjoy the session, asked lots of fantastic questions and it really helped to add to their learn about Brazil and South America.
Reading Cafe Presentation November 2023
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