Welcome to Year 5
This area contains helpful information and reminders. It will also be updated regularly throughout the year with photos and updates about what we get up to as part of our learning journey.
Year 5 Staff
Our class teacher is Mrs Parker.
The teaching assistants that work in our class are: Mrs Phillips, Miss Johnston and Miss Carey.
You can find our more about our learning by visiting the Curriculum section of our website.
Science- Materials and their properties. We will be finding out about solids, liquids and gases and looking at how some liquids and solids interact/react with each other. This topic involves lots of investigations and observation work.
History- We will start our journey through time by looking at elements of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Geography- We will be building the skill of map reading during this topic including the use of co-ordinates to find locations.
Art: Our first project is based on Durham miners. We will be creating mini sculptures of miners, inspired by the sculpture in Langley Park.
Computing: We will be up-levelling our PowerPoint skills and producing our own presentations
Music: We will begin learning musical notation such as the names of the different notes as well as developing our listening skills and understanding of certain musical terms.
On Wednesday we have P.E. with Mr Storey and will be developing or football skills.
On Thursday we have wheelchair basketball led by a professional coach.
We should be reading as regularly as we can throughout the week (at least 3 times) and recording it in our reading records. We should bring our reading records and any completed books into school each Friday.
We also have a specific set of words to practise spelling each week and must make sure we understand what they mean and can use them in a sentence. Our spelling test is on Friday morning.
We also have a weekly times tables/ mental arithmetic test. This term, we will be given specific times tables to practise.
We will start receiving weekly Maths or English homework after October half term.
Children can access their spelling lists, reading questions and homework lists on their e-schools page.
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