What an exciting final half term we have planned!
I am finally back after having my little baby boy.
I have spent my first week back in school catching up with the children and looking at all the fantastic work that they have been doing since I’ve been away. I just want to say a big well done to the children for all the effort which they put into their work and for their behaviour during this time for Miss Goddard and Mrs Williams.
I was excited to see two new faces in the class so am looking forward to getting to know them a little better – as well as them getting used to me!!!
This term we have lots of exciting events planned. These start this Wednesday when we will be visiting the University of Essex to take part in some workshops and experience what life at university is like.
Next week some of our class are going on their residential visit to Mersea. I know they will all have a fab time and expect to have some very tired children on their return! Those children that are staying in school have also got some lovely days lined up – they will be completing some project work with myself.
This half term our big focus in class is going to be on reading and times tables. In our class, every time the children read at home they are rewarded with a sticker on a bookmark. Once they receive ten stickers they are allowed a prize from my ‘lucky dippy box’. I would be really grateful if you could continue to support your children with this at home.
Finally our topic for this half term is London and Royal Weddings. We were inspired by the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and have used this as a basis of our planning. The children will be learning about this throughout their lessons, including making wedding cakes in our Design and Technology lessons! I can’t wait to taste those!
Hope to see you all at our events this term.
Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to our class page. We have had a great first term. It's been a busy one too! We have given Miss Curle a good send off to have her baby. We have welcomed our new teacher Miss Goddard who has settled well and with the help and support of Mrs Williams and Miss Baker; we have been off to a good start. We have enjoyed learning lots about World War one and we have all had a good try at producing some poems based on WW1 too. In Literacy we have been learning about how to construct and create explanation texts. We have learned all about the features and even worked on how to improve other people's explanation texts. We have managed to do a bit of research using a variety of sources, including the world wide web and then had to learn how to organise this into a super piece of writing. Our guided reading lessons have taken an interesting turn and we have been using some video clips from the Literacy Shed to work on developing our inference and deduction skills. This means describing how characters may be feeling when it is not always too obvious to the reader / watcher. Here is a link to the Literacy Shed for you to have a browse.
https://www.literacyshed.com/ In Science we have been looking at Evolution and how we have moved from Dinosaurs to Humans and how we have so many species on the planet today. In DT we have linked this to our History topic of WW1 and we have made poppies, tanks and trenches using a range of different materials. What do you think?