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 Miss Nicholson.
Mrs Kiernan (HLTA) supports us in class every Monday to Thursday morning, then Mrs Hodson (HLTA) supports us every Friday morning.
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 is Games with Mrs Seymour on a Thursday 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.
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!
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, with comments written from at least two entries per week. 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.
What are we learning at the moment?
Our topic this term is Vikings, where we are currently focusing on why their chosen method of transport was longships!
In english, our writing ic currently focused around an Anthony Browne book called 'Zoo.'
In maths, we are focusing on different aspects of place value, currently revisiting how to use the following symbols > (greater than), < (less than) and = (equal to).
In science, we are learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon and the links between them.
In RE, we are exploring stories of different faiths and thinking about what they may tell us about being a person of that faith.
Finally, in PSHE we are focusing on different aspects of our identity.