Welcome to year 5!
We hope that you and your children had an enjoyable summer break and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the start of the new term. We are keen to get back to teaching your children and hope that they are ready to learn!
The Autumn term is an important time for all pupils and we have some exciting learning in store for them all. Our Thematic Curriculum, which covers English, History, Geography,Art and DT is called Cosmic Cosmos and is focused on our galaxy and the brave individuals who have explored it throughout time.
In maths, we will be consolidating their learning from year 4 and focusing on place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
In English alongside our daily spelling, vocabulary and grammar activities we will be exploring a range of different writing genres and producing high quality writing.
Throughout the term the children will have weekly spelling lessons in addition to their phonic spellings which will also be conducted on a weekly basis.
Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.
Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!
Your child will need to bring a games kit every Wednesday and it needs to be suitable for outdoor activities. As yet, swimming lessons have not be finalised- you will be informed on when these lessons will begin.
Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there plenty of PE clothes that were disposed at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!
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.
We have much to be excited about for the Autumn Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mrs Sanghera - Class 11
Mrs Skitt and Miss Khawar - Class 12
Mrs Lloyd HLTA teaching support.
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!