Miss McNicholas & Miss Edwards
PE: PE kit should be brought in on a Monday and taken home on Friday. PE kit should be a plain white shirt and black or blue shorts/tracksuit bottoms or the kit provided by Spurs. Footwear should be plimsolls or trainers.
Year 5 PE days- Wednesday & Friday
Homework: this will be handed out every Friday to be done by the following Wednesday. Each week's homework will be posted here.
Could you support us in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a good standard.
This half term, our IPC topic is 'Global Warming: Climate Control'.
The children will be learning about The Greenhouse Effect and the negative impact an increased amount of Greenhouse Gases can have on humans, plants and wildlife. We will be conducting investigations to better see how the Greenhouse effect works and discuss ways we can help with today's climate change.
Children will be learning about 'Living things and their Habitats'.
Within this unit children will learn about the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Children will also learn about the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. They will look at what complete and incomplete metamorphosis is and how this plays a big part in the development of insects, amphibians, birds and mammals.
The children will be reading their Big Read novel in class every day. As well as reading out loud, they will explore and discuss the novel's key characters, the author's use of specific language and how this effects the reader. Over the course of the half-term, they will have opportunities to make their own predictions, infer, look at words in context and express an opinion based on what they have read.
Reading at home
We have a wide range of books to support your child's reading within the school, and we hope this will enable your child to experience a range of authors and styles of books. However, in order to become confident readers, children need to read at home as much as possible. Children will be responsible for choosing their own reading book and changing these when they are finished. There is a sign in and out system in place for the children to take autonomy over their own reading selection.
As part of our work in STEM, we accepted a challenge to build a tower as high as possible, using only scissors, newspaper and masking tape. We were given one hour to make it as high as we could and...................it had to hold a basketball on the top!
Here's how we got on.
As part of our entry point in IPC, we designed mini rockets and had a space race in our classroom. We launched the rockets by blowing through a straw to give them 'thrust'. We wanted to see whose rocket would go the highest and travel the furthest distance.