Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 class teachers this year are;
Mrs Tordoff Mr Howard
Miss Stowe Miss Vickers
Miss Robina Mrs Cowen
We give out Maths homework on a Friday and English homework on a Wednesday every week; please check your child has done it! Every child has a diary which contains their weekly timetable of lessons. They will use this to write their homework in and we may also use this to communicate with you. You can use it to communicate with us too, or feel free to see one of the adults in year 5 before or after school, there is always someone at the cloakroom door.
Outdoor Learning takes place on alternate Tuesdays with 5JT starting on Tuesday 12th September. These are fantastic opportunities for them to learn important life skills fostering self-confidence.
We are, once again, having a whole school push on times tables, there are lots of activities online to help your child learn them (you can use the links here to access some great activities):Table Trees,Maths Magician and Woodlands Maths (Eastwood Community School does not take any responsibility for the content of external websites).
Please also make sure your child reads at home every night and you are asking them questions about their books (these can be found in every child's reading record).
Mrs Tordoff and Mr Howard.
During the Autumn term we will be studying The Victorians, discovering what life was like for rich and poor children. We will visit the Mining Museum and experience what life was like for the young children who worked down the mines in the 1840's. To link with this our focus in English is 'Oliver Twist' and the Brontes. We will be writing our own chapter to continue the story and explore the character of Mr Bumble. Through a comparison of the film and the story we hope to see how the two versions differ and write our own play scripts.
During the Autumn term we will be studying Earth and Space. We will be working together to form a hypothesis about the relative sizes of the Earth, Sun and Moon and will present our ideas to the class. We are going to make models to demonstrate the orbits of the Earth and the Moon in our Solar System. As part of our creative homework, we hope to make rockets and planets out of recycled materials and turn our classroom into Outer Space.
In Outdoor learning we will be focusing this half term on fishing, QR codes and orienteering and finally woodland experiences. These skills will provide a valuable opportunity for your children to enhance their teamwork skills and experience activities they may not have experienced previously.