‘Together in God’s loving family, we believe, we learn, we grow.’
Dear Parents, Guardians and of course Year 5,
During the school closure, please use the external links (found at the bottom of this page) to assist your home learning. There is no expectation of how much you do, or when you do it, but please feel free to use them when you can. They will be a great way of keeping your brains busy and they will also allow you to practise all of those wonderful things we have been learning in class, at home! Hopefully, you may even be able to come back and teach me something new! :)
Please continue to read everyday and use Maths Whizz. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the Google Classroom page too: I will be uploading work daily for you to complete, and you can also ask me any questions about the work should you have any. Please feel free to upload finished work back to me but be aware that whatever you upload will also be accessible to all other students within the classroom. I will also be updating this class page with useful links to learning that may help you with your work during this time.
If you wish to independently supply additional activities for your child and you are unsure on what skills to focus on, please see the word document attached beneath this message entitled 'Year 5 Objectives'.
These are the National Curriculum objectives for Maths, Reading and Writing which we have been working towards all year. We have worked through most of these already, so the children should already have some understanding, and will feel reasonably confident completing work on. However, I will ask that, if you choose to use these objectives, you place a heavier focus on the 'Number and Place Value' section of the Maths objectives, as that is what we are currently working on and what the children will need consolidating on.
Finally, stay safe and well. Read books, sing songs, sketch, draw and keep diaries.
Mrs Wallace and I will miss you all but we are looking forward to seeing you all again once we are back :)
Miss Denbigh as our class teacher
Mrs Wallace as our HLTA
and 30 superstars as the students!
In Year 5, much like the rest of the school, we demonstrate excellent resilience as well as a great growth mindset every day within our learning. We celebrate mistakes and understand that - whilst we may not be confident YET - with determination, hard work and perseverance, we will achieve in the end!
We believe that collaborative working enables us to work with a range of different personalities and learning styles, support and improve each other's learning and develop new skills. We always work together to use subject relevant vocabulary and create effective presentations and projects.
Spring 2020: South America!
Well, Year 5 certainly have been busy this half term. We started the topic with learning about the countries which made up South America. Upon learning that Brazil was the largest country within the continent, we began preparing an A-Z run down of facts about Brazil, ready to share in our class assembly. We made flags and created a carnival style samba routine with drums and maracas to perform to the school and our families and friends. It was a huge hit!
Year 5 have also learnt lots about the weather, the food and the mountain range (the Andes) within South America. We also made Brazilian salsa in class which was lots of fun. I think we have all definitely agreed that the onions are deadly; we were crying with laughter and pain at how much they made our eyes sting!!
We were also lucky enough to have a visitor come in and provide photographs and souvenirs from South America for us to look at and touch; we learnt lots about the markets, the transport, the schooling and the animals! Well done Year 5 and thank you to all of our amazing parents who have assisted in the wonderful food homework we have been receiving all half term too. The children and I have really enjoyed eating all the tasty food!
Autumn 2019: Surviving the Stone Age!
Year 5 have kick-started their topic work this week with the 'Stone Age!' We used our imagination, drama and problem solving skills to discuss various issues people living during the Stone Age may have faced all those years ago. We soon realised that the Stone Age people had no clothes, food, water, shelter or tools to get them started!
SO.... we made a camp fire, built shelter and hunted animals in the Outdoor area, researched how to make weapons, designed and sewed Stone Age tunics, created Cave art on the table walls and created caves in the classroom. We've had so much fun! We then invited the whole school (one class at a time, obviously!) into our classroom, which had been transformed into a huge cave! Year 5 taught everyone, from EYFS all the way up to Year 6, all about what they had learnt so far. To top it all off, we gave them torches and instructions to carefully venture through the long, dark cave back into 2019!
Autumn 2019: 'Light parade' art workshop
Year 5 were lucky enough to be selected for the 'light parade' workshop, which involved designing and creating effective lanterns for the Chelmsford Light Parade (October 2019). Armed with scissors, tape, willow, LED lights and extremely nimble fingers, everyone was able to construct a beautiful light sculpture which lit up the school hall. Wonderful work, Year 5!