Welcome to the home page for 5A, Mrs Casey. UKS2 teaching assistants include Mrs Agnello, Miss Akhtar, Mrs Cronin and Miss Phipson. We have many exciting learning opportunities planned for summer 2018.
Year 5 children have continued to work hard and apply themselves throughout the spring term; they have grown in maturity and proved themselves to be good ambassadors of St Edward’s school.
During the summer term we will be studying the modern novel, ‘Holes’, by Louis Sachar. Through ‘Holes’, the children will continue to plan, compose and edit a variety of cross-curricular writing outcomes (in different text types), which will take a range of formats according to the audience and purpose, e.g. guides, instructions, summaries, comparison of authors’ treatments of themes, and explanations. This is to extend the range of registers children write in and to ensure they are developing their understanding of the difference between spoken and written language. This term, we will also expand our understanding of poetry through a detailed poetry study including ‘Cosmic Disco’ by Grace Nichols and ‘Journey to the centre of my brain’ by James Carter. Our focus will include performing, reciting and writing poetry.
In Maths, we will work on the following objectives:
In Religious Education, most children will know that the Easter Vigil is the Church Celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. They will know the structure of the Vigil and will understand the meaning attached to some of the symbols used during the Vigil. They will be able to discuss the importance of Christian belief in eternal life. For Pentecost, most children will know about the transformation of the Apostles of Jesus through the gift of the Holy Spirit. They will know that the Holy Spirit is included in the Church’s belief in the Holy Trinity. We will move on to explore the work of the Apostles. During this unit most children will have knowledge of the work of the Apostles after Pentecost. They will understand some reasons why they were so keen to proclaim the Resurrection of Christ to the world. Our final unit will focus on marriage and Holy Orders. Most children will know that Marriage and Holy Orders are Sacraments of Commitment, recalling the promises made in Marriage. They will explain the meaning of the Body of Christ as a term for roles and responsibilities in the Church and explore key tasks of the Archbishop, Priests and deacons.
In Science, space will be our main focus during summer. We will be learning about the movement of the earth, and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system. This movement will also include the movement of the moon relative to the earth and how the earth’s rotation explains day and night, and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. During summer 2, our focus will be properties and changes of materials where children will categorise and group materials based on their properties and characteristics, as well as identify changes that are reversible and irreversible.
Our historical unit of work will focus on the ancient Egyptians. The children will study various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, including mummification and preservation, the way that Ancient Egypt was ruled and how the River Nile was an important source of transportation and trade. The work on the River Nile will be accompanied by a study of rivers in general and some of the natural processes that occur with rivers, such as meander bends.
Reminder for parents:
In Year 5, P.E./Outdoor Games will be on a Friday afternoon.
Please ensure your child has a full kit in school.
Indoor kit: Blue shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps.
Outdoor kit: Blue tracksuit/jogging bottoms and trainers.
All clothing and footwear should be clearly named. All jewellery must be removed for P.E. and long hair must be tied back.
Y5’s homework rota is as follows:
Your child has a home reading book and record. Please hear your child read at home on a regular basis. When your child has finished their book, please sign your child’s reading record and they can change their book.
Spellings will be handed out on a Thursday and will usually follow a pattern / rule or may be from the National Curriculum word lists. Please help your child to learn the spellings by writing them into sentences and by using 'LSCWC' (Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check). They will be tested on a Thursday before the new list is handed out.
English and Maths homework will be set on a Monday (to be returned on Friday).
Please also encourage your child to learn all of the times tables (up to 12x12) and their related division facts. This will help your child in several aspects of mathematics.
The children in Y5 went on a visit to Safeside. Read Emilee's report of the visit:
On Tuesday, Year 5 went on a trip to Safe Side - we had to go on a coach. It was fun, my partner was Arooj; we all had partners. The first thing we did was go into a special room that said 'Do not enter without a member of staff'. So a member of staff came in with us and talked about a quiz that we would do at the end.
Later, we went downstairs and talked about the rules. After that, we went into a building and talked about things we needed to keep away from. We spotted lots of things. Later, we watched a film about a fire and soon after that, we went downstairs to exit the building.
After, we went to a phone and said that there was a fire - I got chosen to talk on the phone! It was fun. I hope to go there again soon. After a long time, we went upstairs and we were asked what we had learned.