Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to Badger Class! We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer and are excited to be back to school.
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 Miss Evans.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Orrock, Mrs Ould, Mrs Hodson and Mrs Seymour.
We value all of the staff who help us with our learning and progression throughout the school year.
In light of our new class name we are jumping straight in to our English topic by reading ‘The Wind In The Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame, we hope to explore this story, and use it as a stimulus for developing the children’s writing in various genres over several weeks. This will also link to a Science-based study investigating living things and their habitats, basing this around English wildlife as our new class names are our inspiration!
In Maths, we will be focussing on understanding larger numbers particularly in light of the increased expectations outlined in the new curriculum. We will begin with place value and then revisit and develop mental and written calculation strategies for each of the number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). There will be a particular emphasis on developing the children’s mathematical thinking and reasoning skills.
This term our main topic is called Blast To The Past, where we will be learning about how Cambridge came about. Starting with how the Romans changed Britain. We will be researching how different historical moments changed the way Cambridge is today through project based learning.
Key Weekly Information
In hope of the sunshine staying with us a little longer, PE sessions will be outside as often as possible this half term. On Tuesday afternoon, the session will be Dance with Miss Christina and Games with Mrs Seymour. Please make sure the children have their PE kit in school at all times, with warm clothing included for when the weather starts to cool down!
Mrs Hodson will be taking the class for their Art/DT on a Wednesday afternoon, where they will be creating work based on our topics.
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
- Tidy Friday trophy where we award the class, who have been named the easiest to tidy by our lovely cleaning staff, a trophy in our Friday assembly
- KS2 playtime equipment monitors
We are learning to be very independent and hopefully we can use our skills at home to help around the house!
Here is a copy of our weekly class timetable. This is an example of what our week will look like but it is subject to change dependent on weekly events.
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, 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!
What are we learning at the moment?
In English, we are writing recounts of our summer holidays, as well as beginning some acrostic poems based around Badgers.
In Maths, we are learning about large number place value.
In Science, we are learning about living things and their habitats.
In Geography, we are learning about where in the country certain wildlife is found more commonly and why.
In History, we will begin our adventure into how and why the Romans came to Britain.