Welcome to Year 5!
Fox Class Squirrel Class
Miss Burbridge Miss Vince
Mrs Thain Miss Georgiou
Miss East Mrs Wood
Welcome to our Year 5 page! We will keep this page updated throughout the year to share the fantastic work we do in class and to give you a taste of any special experiences we have.
Just a few reminders!
In book bags on Monday to be learnt for the test on Friday.
In book bags on Friday to be returned by Thursday. Please ensure children are also practicing their times tables regularly.
Every day for a target of twenty minutes. Buster's Book Club minutes recorded for Thursday.
World Kindness Day
To celebrate World Kindness Day the children made thoughtful gifts for the local community. Squirrel class made books to be donated to the hospital to keep patients happy while stuck in bed and Fox class made dog biscuits and goody bags for some of the long-term residents at the Dogs Trust, considering how kindness goes beyond compassion towards human beings.
The Dogs Trust (www.dogstrust.org.uk) were kind enough to send us the following photos and videos of our gifts being enjoyed:
Beowulf and the Anglo Saxons.
This term (term two), our learning has revolved around our class text 'Beowulf'.
Using Beowulf for inspiration, we wrote our own 'defeating the monster' tales which included some very cruel creatures and brutal beasts! Then using our model 'How to catch a mythical monster' we were able to write our own precise instructions to teach the adults in the classroom some new tricks!
This term, our English focus has been the book Skellig by David Almond. Harrison wrote a suspense-filled blurb for the story:
Michael has just moved into Falconer Road. The garage is the most queer thing about it. He steps in thinking nothing will change but little does he know this decision will change his life forever...
What is this unusual creature? What will happen?
Read on to find out.
We have written our own finding tales using the structure of the story and then our own discussions based on our model of excellence - 'Should Michael tell his parents?'.
Check out some of our fantastic work from our focus lessons below:
What an Amazing Find!
We have already started to have some amazing projects come into school; we look forward to sharing these with you here! Ensure your project is in school by Friday 20th October so that you don't miss your chance to show off your hard work.
Our wonderful projects so far...
In Science, we have been focusing on the life-cycles of different animals. We were lucky enough to have our own caterpillars in class and were able to experience complete metamorphosis first hand!
Logan in Fox Class was able to compare complete and incomplete metamorphosis:
"A butterfly has complete metamorphosis because it forms a cocoon (chrysalis) as a caterpillar and comes out as a butterfly. A frog has incomplete metamorphosis because you can watch it grow gradually."
Billy explained that, in order to grow rapidly, caterpillars shed their exoskeleton several times before forming a chrysalis.
What a wonderful day we had at Wildwood; the children were a credit to the school and we are looking forward to more trips in the future! Thank-you for all of your contributions which allowed this trip to go ahead.
We were lucky enough to see our class namesakes - foxes and squirrels - and many other exiting animals, which we will be able to use to support our study of life-cycles in Science.
PHOTOS TO FOLLOW