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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

For more information please read our curriculum newsletter bellow:

Newsletter Year 5

Our Year 5 Staff:

Mr M Stewart – Teacher

Mrs L Walker – Teaching Assistant

Friday 17th November

What a great week it’s been in Year 5!

We’ve been working hard to share ideas for Anti-bullying week and we’ve created some lovely pieces of work for our whole school display. Each and every one of us in year 5 have learned something new about bullying and we’re more determined than ever to keep bullying out of our school.

Thank you to the parents who could join us today for our family learning – there were lots of impressive things made by the children and the parents!

Our swimming lessons are going great – Mr Stewart is very impressed with the progress we’ve all made since he’s been off!

Attendance: 95.7%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. Where almost there! Lets work harder next week to achieve our target!

Lateness: 53 minutes lateness this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

The school Christmas fair is on Tuesday 5th December at 1.30pm. Children can be collected from their classrooms at this time. Any donations would be greatly received!

Friday 3rd November 2017

This week, in Year 5, we have completed a mini topic called ‘Safety during Halloween and Bonfire Night’.

We discussed how to be safe at Halloween when trick or treating. To help other people understand, we created posters to let everyone know our safety rules. We then put them up around school to make sure everyone could see them. Hopefully we have helped everyone be safe at this time of year.

We watched video clips about bonfire night. One clip showed us how dangerous fireworks can be if you don’t follow the firework code. A young boy got into lots of trouble for misusing fireworks. We then worked in groups to create a presentation to warn people about the possible dangers on November 5th.

During afternoon sessions, we have been learning about The Gunpowder Plot. We have read about Guy Fawkes and his friends and their plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament over 400 years ago. This is the reason we celebrate bonfire night. In Art, we have created bonfire pictures using coloured pencils. They looked very effective!

Attendance: 91.8%
Lateness: 1 child was late resulting in 20 minutes of lost learning.

Friday 13th October 2017
This week we have been developing our multiplication and subtraction skills in maths. We have been reading Esio Trot by Roald Dahl in literacy and learning all about tortoises. Did you know Esio Trot spelled backwards is actually tortoise? We have been continuing our learning about Japan and have been completing some Japanese artwork.

Our Hand Writer of the Week was Rosie for her beautiful handwriting and presentation.

Attendance: 97.5% (Well done, this is above our target of 96%).
Lateness: 3 children were late resulting in 84 minutes of lost learning. Let’s try to get this down Year 5.

Upcoming Events
We will be visiting the Oriental Museum on Tuesday. Please ensure all consent forms are returned by Monday 16th October. On Friday we will be breaking up for half term.

Friday 6th October 2017
This week we have welcomed Mr Mills who will be covering Mr Stewart’s absence. We have been continuing with our topic of Asia and finding out about life in Japan. We have been very interested in earthquakes and how Japanese people cope with them. Mr Mills has been telling us about his experience of an earthquake when he was in California.

We have enjoyed another week of swimming and we are all doing really well. Miss Cassidy was thoroughly impressed with our skills and behaviour.

Year 5’s superstar, who received a dip in the box this week, is Lewis for his excellent use of the column method to solve addition and subtraction. Delta was in the golden book for her help around the classroom and Ben for his positive contributions to class discussions.

Attendance: 93.6%
Lateness: 37 minutes of lost learning this week.

Upcoming Events
Today children will be bringing home a letter as the school photographer will be in on Tuesday 17th October. Don’t panic, Year 5 will have their pictures taken first before we leave for our trip to the Oriental Museum.

Friday 29th Sept 2017

It’s the end of another fantastic week in year 5. Our Asian Adventure topic is in full flow and we’re eagerly anticipating our class trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham (Tuesday 17th October).

We’ve enjoyed baking this week ready for our Macmillan coffee afternoon. On the menu were jam tarts and fruit scones. The entire class took part from organizing the equipment to weighing, measuring and mixing! We’re all delighted with the results – the tarts and scones look delicious!

Our hand writer of the week is Ashton for much improved presentation.

Year 5’s superstar, who received a dip in the box this week, is Jessica for her fantastic effort whilst swimming. Myself and Mrs Walker are very proud of you Jessica!

Attendance:  91.8%

Upcoming events:

Next Wednesday (4.10) and Thursday (5.10) is parents evening. Appointments went out earlier this week. Please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you require an alternative appointment – I’ll do my very best to accommodate any changes.

Y5 trip to the Oriental Museum is on 17th October. Please return consent forms as soon as possible.

Swimming now takes place on a Tuesday at the new venue of the Puma Centre. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit with them.

 

Friday 22nd Sept 2017

What a great second week we’ve had in year 5.

Our topic – Asian Adventures – is well in flow and the children are enjoying learning about the countries which make up the largest continent in the world.

In maths this week we’ve ordered and compared the sizes of countries within Asia developing our place value skills.

This week was our last swimming session at Sandhill View Academy. From next week, we will transfer to the Puma Centre with a change of day – swimming will now take place on a Tuesday.

Our certificate winner, who got a dip in the box in assembly, this week is:

Alfie for his fantastic effort and attitude in maths.

Our hand writer of the week this week is:

Hudson for his fantastic presentation in all learning.

Attendance: 94.6%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. Unfortunately this week we’ve fallen short of our 96% target. Lets work together to improve this next week!

Upcoming events and reminders

Please remember to send swimming kits in every Tuesday. Swimming is part of the PE curriculum in year 5 which is a legal requirement in all primary and secondary schools in England.

Clubs continue to run this half term. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so ASAP!

On Friday it’s our Macmillan coffee afternoon. Please come to the main hall for 1.30pm to enjoy coffee, cake and raise money for a fantastic cause! Children can be collected from their normal entrance / exit doors from 1.20pm.

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Welcome to our first Year 5 blog of the school year.

We’ve been particularly busy this week settling into our new classroom (and making it our own), deciding on our new school councillors, Playground Buddies and getting to know each other again after the summer break. Early indications show it’s going to be a great year in year 5!

We had our first swimming lesson at Sandhill View Academy on Thursday which went very well. Everyone who attended enjoyed getting into the water and showing off their swimming skills! We even enjoyed the walk there and back!

Our certificate winner, who got a dip in the box in assembly, this week is:

Delta for her fantastic start and attitude to year 5.

Our golden book stars this week are:

Bailey, for his super effort in swimming and Hudson for giving 100% in every lesson.

Our hand writer of the week this week is:

Ellie for her fantastic presentation.

Attendance: 96.1%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. I’m delighted to say we have achieved our target this week with an attendance of 96.1%

Lateness: 9 minutes lateness this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

Please remember to send swimming kits in every Thursday. Swimming is part of the PE curriculum in year 5 which is a legal requirement in all primary and secondary schools in England.

Sandhill View Academy have their open evening on Monday 18th September at 6.00pm. All children in years 5 and 6 who will be attending Sandhill View are welcome to attend with their families.

Clubs start from Monday in school. You will have received a letter this afternoon which share details and booking information.