Happy New Year! We hope you’ve all had a ‘cracking’ time over the past couple of weeks and are ready to start the new term with a bang. This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new history topic on the Battle of Britain. We will be organising an educational visit to RAF Museum, Cosford – more details to follow. In addition to this, we look forward to building on our knowledge of South America as we explore the physical features of the countries in this continent.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the Spring Term Curriculum Overview.
Children will continue to receive homework and, as always, will be expected to read at home on a regular basis. We would like to remind you that children will be expected to undertake tasks set on the Reading Eggs programme on a weekly basis, these including comprehension tasks. A comment in your child’s reading diary is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful. Children will continue to receive a set of weekly spellings to learn from their phonics class teacher, and these will be tested the following Friday. We also want the children to complete at least an hour’s work on RM Easimaths. Many of the children are receiving certificates to show their progress in this. Please feel free to send us a Dojos message if your child gains another certificate as we then get them issued in an Assembly.
Year 5’s will be continuing with their swimming this term and will begin again on Monday 14th January. The day on which your child has P.E will continue to be on a Wednesday, so we advise children to keep their kit in school. Tracksuit bottoms and a jumper will also be useful as the weather is still cold.
As always we appreciate your support.
The Year 5 Team.
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!