Welcome to Year 5
Here you will find newsletters and planning for each term or half term to keep you up to date on what your children are learning about in school, as well as some links to useful websites that you may wish to view at home with your children.
Mathletics - A fantastic site! Will you take on the World?
Woodlands Maths Zone - Practise your Maths on this great website!
Maths Magician - How many multiplication questions can you answer in a minute?
BBC Bitesize Literacy - Practise your reading and writing using these brilliant games!
BBC - Digger and the Gang - Sprat's adventures in English, Maths and Science.
Elm class have been very busy this term learning all about how to be Stargazers!
They started their topic by investigating about planets and the solar system. During this, they looked at the phases of the moon and the ‘Space Race’. The children have interviewed Neil Armstrong and have written newspaper articles all about how he landed on the Moon.
In Science, the children have investigated friction and looked at the best materials to make a Moon lunar buggy. They have also looked at forces such as air resistance and how parachutes can be used to slow down space craft on their landing.
Finally, the children have been looking at alien creatures and have loved designing and describing their own aliens in their creative writing.
This term, the children have also been working with Fruit to Suit to learn how to be entrepreneurs! The children have been developing their marketing and purchasing skills to help canvas the children to ensure that the items in the Healthy Tuck Shop are the best for everyone. The children presented their ideas in an assembly and now order stock and sell it every day to the children at playtime. We are very impressed with the way the children are developing their independence skills and teamwork.