We hope you all had an enjoyable break over Easter and that your child is ready to proceed with their learning.
We have a range of exciting topics in store for the Summer Term:
In English, for the first half-term, we will be continuing with our focus on Africa where we will be looking at a range of texts both fiction and non-fiction.
As mathematicians in Year 5, the children will be continuing to develop their mental maths skills including improving their times tables knowledge and speed (through ROCKSTAR). Mental and written strategies of the four rules of number will be a key focus again. However, children will also be given opportunities to apply these strategies to solve a variety of rich mathematical problems.
Your child will still need to wear their PE kits to school on a Wednesday. Please ensure that it is suitable for outdoor games and PE lessons. Your child will also need to have a swimming kit for Thursday mornings. We will be walking up to Colton Hills to have our swimming instruction. Please ensure that your child has the correct swimming costume, a towel, a bobble or hair clip to tie up long hair to avoid it getting wet and goggles if necessary. There is no need to send any shampoo or soap with your child- neither is there the need for any spray deodorants!
For the time being, your child will remain in class being taught by the same teacher for all subjects. May we take this opportunity to remind you that they will require a re-fillable water bottle every day which can be taken home and washed daily.
As always, please check that your child’s name is clearly marked on any items of clothing that they bring into school. This helps in the identification of lost property.
At the end of the Autumn term, your child was given a list of their usernames and passwords for a wide range of online learning resources that the school subscribes to. Please encourage them to use these valuable resources frequently, The tasks set by the teacher will reinforce the learning they have had in school.
Please ensure that you listen to your child read every day at home. Reading is the key to success and will enable your child to make the desired progress. Please sign the reading diary that your child brings home to maintain the home and school relationship.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Mrs L Sanghera, Mrs E Skitt and Miss H Khawar
16 pupils from Year 5 attended a massed community choir event at the church together with pupils from St Bart’s, St Benedict’s, Woodfield and The Royal School.
The day involved taking part in fun warm-up games and rehearsing the songs –‘Sing, We Will Rock You, You Raise Me Up, True Colours and Firework’ – of which the latter song was undoubtedly their favourite! In the evening, they performed the songs at the concert which all parents attended.
The Year 5’s enjoyed performing as part of a larger choral group, and especially making new friends along the way!
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!