Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

 

Our class teachers are Miss Wells and Miss Dell. Our Learning Assistants are Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Staines.

Miss Wells' class are Hedgehogs.

Miss Dell's class are Squirrels.

During this time, when access to school is restricted for grown ups, we will be communicating via Class Dojo. If you have not already signed up, could you please arrange to do this. If this is not possible, you can contact us via our email.

  • Remember to bring your reading record in to school every Monday.
  • You need to wear your P.E kit to school every Wednesday and Friday.
The children are currently investigating 'Who is trading with whom?'
 
We are learning about trade, import and export. The children have looked at the top 10 global trade links for the UK and we have discovered the different goods and services we import and export. The children were very surprised to learn that we make and export aircraft parts in the UK!
 
Throughout this enquiry, we will be learning about the history of Swindon and how trade has changed.
 
We have learned about smuggling in Swindon and had a go at smuggling objects and hiding them in the forest! It was a lot more difficult than we thought it would be.
 
The children have been working hard to create their own trading board games. We have created instruction leaflets to go with our games and have had so much fun bringing our creations to life! Take a look at some of them below.
 
Maths
 
We have 4 key messages for the children to remember throughout maths (and all of their learning):
  1. believe in yourself
  2. brains grow and change
  3. speed is not important
  4. mistakes are welcome
 
We are currently learning about fractions. We have learned how to convert, add and subtract fractions. We are currently learning how to multiply fractions by a whole number. We are showing lots of perseverance during these lessons.
English
 
We are looking at instructions in English. The children have investigated different games and the instructions for them. We have discovered what makes a good set of instructions and what makes a good game. We are now planning and designing our own board games about the history of trade in Swindon. We are working hard to ensure we have effective and easy to read instructions included within our game.
P.E 
 
In Year 5, we have indoor P.E on Wednesdays and outdoor P.E on Fridays.
Please remember to come into school wearing your P.E kit.
We are further developing skills needed in a rounders. This will include using bats and balls, throwing and catching. We are looking forward to using this skills when playing games on the field.
Computing
 
We have been looking at databases and how to gather information from these. We are creating our own databases using the information we have learned about trade history in our Enquiry. The children are using Purple Mash to do this and can also access this from home.
The children have individual logins for Purple Mash. These should be stuck in their reading records. If your child does not have one or cannot remember theirs, please message their class teacher.