Welcome to Year 5!
This year your class teacher is Miss Browne. In addition the class will be supported by two very experienced and caring teaching assistants, Mrs Lockett and Mrs McGivern.
In Year 5 your child will have the opportunity to work on four very exciting ‘Imaginative Learning Projects:’
Pharaohs – travel back 5,000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt, unravel the secrets of ancient tombs and find out about life on the fertile banks of the River Nile
Stargazers – journey through space and investigate the eight planets in our Solar System. Consider the question – are we alone or is there anybody out there?
Off With Her Head! – travel back in time to the 1500’s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed history. Would you be able to keep your head in the court of King Henry V111?
Beast Creator – discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts – scorpions, ants and venomous spiders then create your own 3-D model of a fantasy mini-beast.
You can find more detailed information on the curriculum that we will be following this year by looking at the class newsletters.
Year 5 will be an exciting and challenging time for your child, as in upper KS2 we actively encourage children to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning. They will be encouraged to ask questions; set up and evaluate their own investigations, give presentations explaining what they have learned and take part in debates on a range of issues. Learning experiences will be enhanced wherever possible through workshops, visiting speakers and field trips. In addition, in the summer term all children are invited to go on a residential trip to Hinning House which is an excellent opportunity for the children to take part in a range of activities and to develop key life skills.
I believe it is very important to develop strong links between school and home, we are working in partnership to ensure that your child has the best possible experience in school and can make the most of the wide range of opportunities available. However, if you have any concerns about your child’s education or welfare please do not hesitate to contact me either by letter or by telephoning the school office and I will get back to you as soon as possible, or you can see me in person after school.
Reading is very important, and we hope that you will enjoy reading with your child at least three times every week. Reading regularly will improve:
• Reading attainment and writing ability;
• Text comprehension and grammar;
• Attitudes to reading;
• Self-confidence as a reader;
• Pleasure in reading in later life;
• General knowledge;
• Understanding of other cultures;
• Community participation;
• Insight into human nature and decision-making.