Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to Badger Class! We hope you are all enjoying the start of an exciting new school year.
Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!
Staff in Year 5
Our class teacher is Mrs Zarate
Our teaching assistant is Ms Orrock.
Mrs Hodson (HLTA) teaches the class on a Wednesday and Thursday for half of the afternoon.
We value all of the staff who help us with our learning and progression throughout the school year.
Key Weekly Information
PE (Dance) is with Miss Christina on a Monday afternoon. The other PE session will be games with Mrs Seymour on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure the children have their PE kit in school at all times, with warm clothing included for the autumn and spring terms.
Miss Evans will be teaching the class Music on a Thursday afternoon and Miss Tarrant will be teaching the class RE on a Monday afternoon.
As we move our way through the school we gain more responsibilities. In Year 5 we have quite a few, some of which are:
- KS1 lunch helpers is where we help our peers in KS1 to tidy up their tables
- Paper recycling
We are learning to be very independent and hopefully we can use our skills at home to help around the house!
This half term, as a school, we are focusing on the importance of reading. Each Badger will have a reading record and new reading book (either from school or home). Each day they are to write the title and page numbers read only, no need for comments unless they would like to! We will be writing our comments and discussing our books together every Friday morning. In Year 5 they are expected to read at least 5 pages a day as homework for 5 days of the week, as well as reading within school. Please do allow them to read aloud to you as this will encourage confidence when reading aloud in class, and it is nice for you to hear how your Badger is coming along! Remember, they are never to old to be read to either, so feel free to read along with them!
They will also be learning and revising the key number facts and learning the spellings from the National Curriculum Word List for Years 5 - 6 (see homework timetable).
What are we learning at the moment?
Our topic this term is The Americas. In English, we have been reading and writing a poetry linked to our topic about New England in the fall. We have begun writing a short story based on the picture book ' The Wolves in the Wall' by Neil Gaiman by drawing and painting animal eyes for our display about the book.
Our geography this term will be all about North America, it's physical and human geography. We will also be comparing a region in Scotland to New England as well as learning about celebrations in Mexico and the USA.
In maths, we have learnt how to read and write Roman numerals up to one million and we are focusing on number and place value and calculations.
In art, we have sketched and painted leaves and animal eyes taking care to mix our paint to create exactly the colour we need.
In science we are learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon and the links between them.