Welcome to Year 5
Teaching Team from September 2018
|5CH||Mrs Hewitt||Mr Gardener|
|5JR||Mr Radburn||Mrs Mason|
|5PT||Mrs Porter/Miss Tauk||Mrs Joesbury-Clarke|
Additional Teaching Support Mrs Thomas/Mr Harris
Year 5 Topics
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Christmas Fayre Enterprise||Water & Rivers||Pen and Ink Street Scenes|
|Mayans/Ancient Greeks||Literacy Why the Whales Came||Biscuits Tasting and Making|
|Podcasts||Earth in Space||Changes in History Victorian times|
|Moving Toys||Bridges||Animals including humans|
|Forces||Sketching & Water Multi Media||Properties of materials|
If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available between 3.15pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.
5CH Mrs Hewitt - Thursday
5JR Mr Radburn - Thursday
5PT Mrs Porter/Miss Tauk - Tuesday
We have been studying the Victorian Era in depth. They have produced timelines of major events and inventions, researched Queen Victoria, compiling facts using an e-book.
Our study of the Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his famous iron bridge at Telford was extended when we used the West Point Bridge Design software to better understand bridge structures.
We have used a Victorian recipe to cook biscuits and created packaging in styles used during the era.
Our trip to the Black Country Museum was fun and informative.
We are studying the text Street Child by Berlie Doharty and producing literacy pieces in a number of styles eg. diary extracts.
In science we are studying living things and enjoyed producing our own illustrations of plants and insects. We will be starting our street scene sketches shortly.
Our shared text at the start of this term has been Why the Wales came by Michael Morpurgo . We studied the various characters emotions, described settings, recounted the Curse of Samson. Our art work has been linked and inspired by the book. We have used various media to produce studies of seabirds and portraits.
We have started our rivers topic. We will be learning about rivers across the world their features. We will look at how and why flooding occurs and the impact this has on communities with a focus on the River Severn and Worcester.
Our English work has been based on the fabulous text of The Wizard, the Ugly and the Book of Shame by Pablo Bernasconi. The children have been writing letters of apology, and using their descriptive skills to create wonderful new characters.
Our Science topic is Isaac Newton and Forces, including friction, levers, air resistance and balance.
In Geography we are looking at countries, continents and the Tropic of Cancer.
We have been tricked into believing that a Tree Octopus is a real animal on a very convincing website. This has led to discussions of what we can accept as correct on the web and questioning strategies. Changing the headlines on the BBC website was great fun using google x ray goggles.
We are studying the Mayans, how they lived their lives and organised their society. One of the best things they invented was the chocolate drink!!! In our traditional food tasting session we tried a mezeh of hummus, tzatziki, feta, pitta bread, olive oil and taramasalata.
Mr Cadle gave us an enthusiastic and gory talk on this fascinating civilisation.
We have been using a variety of media in our art lessons and have been practising our line and shading skills.
We held our annual enterprise fayre which once again was very well supported. The children gained valuable insight into how to organise their chosen stall to ensure they were both attractive, well stocked and most importantly profitable. Thank you to all the parents and extended family who supported them in their endeavours.
SUMMER TERM 2017/18
We have continued our Victorian topic into this term with an educational visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town.
Our mantle has also included ink and line drawings of buildings and creating a papier mache suitcase filled with items that may have been found in the possession of an influential Victorian.
During the Easter break, for their homework, children constructed a model a Worcester building that can be seen between the Cathedral and Pitchcroft. The River Severn is prone to flooding and as part of their topic work they are looking in detail at the impact on the City and the preventative measures. Using the models the children had great fun recreating the riverside scene and then subjected it to a flash flood!
This term is important preparation for the French trip which takes place in the Autumn Term of Year 6. Even if not all of the children are going, this unit of work allows them to think about the French they could use during a trip to France.
We are learning how to order food, looking at menus and pay for items using the Euro. Children will take a virtual tour around Paris naming famous landmarks and practising vocabulary to help them whilst out and about.
Our shared text at the start of this term has been Why the Wales came by Michael Morpurgo . We studied the various characters emotions, described settings, recounted the Curse of Samson. Our art work has been linked and inspired by the coast of Bryer. We have used various media to produce seascapes, portraits and cottages from the book.
In studying water we have looked at features of a river such as oxbow and meander and will be tracing the River Severn from source to estuary.
In science we looked at Earth and the planets in our solar system. We created the phases of the moon with Oreos and enjoyed eating our handy work!!!!
We will be using the software package Westpoint Bridge design to construct and understand the most suitable shapes to create a strong bridge.
We are studying the Mayans this term. We look at how they lived their lives and organised their society. One of the best things is they invented the chocolate drink and we will be visiting Cadbury World to discover the origins of the cocoa bean in the Aztec Jungle and learn about new product development and package design.
Our english work has been based on the fabulous text of The Wizard, the Ugly and the Book of Shame by Pablo Bernasconi. The children have been writing letters of apology, and using their descriptive skills to create wonderful new characters.
Mr Cadle joined to talk enthusiastically about the Greeks, their travels and wars, lifestyles and architecture.
Our Christmas Enterprise was very well supported. The children gained valuable insight into how to organise their chosen stall to ensure they were both attractive, well stocked and most importantly profitable. Thank you to all the parents and extended family who supported them in their endeavours.