Welcome back to the new academic year at Goldthorn Park! We hope that you had a fantastic holiday and the children have been able to recharge their batteries!
The Year 5 team this year will be Mr Pryce (5P), Mrs Skitt/Miss Khawar (5SK) and our Teaching Assistant, Mrs Jones.
For details about our learning this term please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
Children will continue to receive reading books from us linked to their reading ability. Expectations of completing a reading journal on a weekly basis will continue. Like last year, they must be handed to the class teacher or teaching assistant to mark. Books will then be able to be changed and the process can begin again. We ask that the children complete one hour a week on Reading Eggs and we will be setting a Comprehension Task every week for the children to complete.
The children will still have access to the RM Easimaths programme and once again we request that they complete an hour a week on this. They will receive certificates for this and when the children tell us they have been awarded one we will print it for them and get it awarded in the assembly.
Phonics will be set across Year 5 and will take place twice a week. Your child may be with a different teacher for this and the children will be told their group for phonics later this week. Children will receive 10 spellings on a Friday, to be tested on the following Friday.
PE will take place on a Wednesday for each Year 5 class. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school. White t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was a lot of lost property left in school at the end of the summer term and we realise how expensive it is to replace when items are lost! Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions. On Thursday we will be going swimming at Colton Hills and we are certain that the children will enjoy the experience.
We have some fantastic topics planned for Year 5 this year and this term we will initially be learning about the Cosmic Cosmos around us. We will learn how the Moon was explored, about the planets in our Solar System and the children will design and create a Moon Buggy in their Design and Technology lessons.
The door from the playground will continue to be opened at 8.40am and closed at 8.50am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a valuable year. Year 5 is an important year and we look forward to one which is full of learning and progress. If you have any questions or queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us, either after school or by making an appointment via the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Pryce Mrs Skitt Miss 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!