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!
Our Year 5 team this year will be Mr Pryce (5P), Mrs Skitt/Miss Khawar (5SK) and our Teaching Assistant, Mrs Cronin.
Children will continue to receive reading books linked to their ability from school. 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. To raise the profile of reading, through the Reading Eggs programme, certificates will be awarded for weekly comprehension tasks completed, and books read.
Phonics will be set across Year 5 and will take place once per 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. Additionally, children will also receive spellings from their class teacher which are related to their age, these will be given out at the beginning of the term to learn at home, and children will be tested on these at the end of each half term.
PE will take place on a Monday and 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. In Autumn Year 5 will receive one lesson from Soccer 2000 (Wednesdays) with the other being Swimming (Mondays). 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.
We have some fantastic topics planned for Year 5 this year and this term we will initially be studying The Tudors and Stuarts in History with a trip to Moseley Old Hall. Following this in Geography, we will be learning about South America, which we will be studying throughout the whole year.
For more details about our learning this term please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
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/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
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!