Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a fun but relaxing time over the past couple of weeks and are ready to start the summer term!
This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new History topic on Crime and Punishment. In addition to this, we look forward to building on our knowledge of South America as we explore the human impact on rainforests and other physical features in Geography. We aim to send out another homework project on this theme where the children will be able to research valuable information via the internet and other educational material.
For more information about our learning this term, please click on the Summer Term Curriculum Overview.
Children will continue to receive homework in their purple workbooks on a fortnightly basis, and, as always, will be expected to read at home and continue to comment on books they have read. A comment in your child’s reading profile is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful. Children will also continue to receive a set of spellings for this term.
The Reading Eggs programme will continue (so too a weekly comprehension task set!) but this is in addition to reading books they are expected to read at home on a regular basis.
The maths online programmes ‘Easimaths’ and ‘Rockstar’ will be continuing to help consolidate work your child has been doing in class.
Year 5’s will continue to go swimming each Monday up until week beginning 13th May. Your child will also be continuing to do P.E on each Wednesday, so we advise children to keep their kit in school for the week.
We are also busy planning our summer term trip to Wolverhampton Art Gallery - more details are to follow soon.
As always, we appreciate your continuing support.
The Year 5 Team.
On Thursday 20th June, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Pop Art, Still Life, Victorian and Georgian Art and sculptures, focusing particularly on the elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions where they had an opportunity to use block printing technique to create designs inspired by the 1960s fashion and art collections in the gallery. Children really enjoyed exploring work of different modern artists exhibited at the gallery.
On Friday 18th May, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Fiction City and John Myres and focusing on elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions making 20th Century fashion dolls inspired by the art collections in the gallery.
What a wonderful end to our WWII topic…
We invited the parents in for a special assembly, so we could share all the fantastic work we have produced this term!
We performed some WWII playscripts (which were written by ourselves), performed some WWII songs and had a chance to share evacuation letter writing, homework projects, and ‘Blitz’ art work with the parents. All children (and staff of course) dressed up for the day to help celebrate what has been a most enjoyable, and successful History topic this term! Mrs Lombardi even performed the ‘Jitterbug’ dance!
All of the children have made the Year 5 teachers feel incredibly proud of their commitment, enthusiasm and hard work put into this topic this term. Well done all!
The Year 5’s had the most wonderful time at RAF Cosford to learn more about World War Two!
Our day involved looking at World War Two aircraft (and sitting in the cockpit of some of these aeroplanes!) taking part in an air-raid, trying on RAF costumes/looking at 1930’s artefacts, and listening to real-life experiences from War Veterans.
We also found out more about the behaviour of forces whilst taking part in Science Experiments.
All the class teachers were incredibly proud of the children’s behaviour during this visit, and the confident way they conducted themselves whilst researching more about life as a RAF pilot/child living in WWII.
All their work will feature in a special WWII day we will be holding in school soon – further details/invitations will be coming your way shortly!