Cycle 2

During our last learning cycle we had lots of fun in Year 5, from learning a dance in PE, to being on the edge of our seats reading our class book Floodland! We have worked extremely hard in all our subjects, and our aim is to keep up the hard working atmosphere we have created. I hope that this cycle we can be successful learners once again!

Reminders

  • Homework is sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday.
  • Spelling test every Friday.
  • Diaries need to be signed and returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).
 

English

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Character description

Poetry

Newspaper article

Book review

 

Maths

Fractions

Rounding

Angles

Area and perimeter

3D shapes

 

Science

 

Earth and Space

 

 

Topic

 

History – Ancient Greeks

 

 

PE

 

Gymnastics with Miss Gorton – Monday afternoon

Swimming at Broughton Leisure Centre  – Thursday morning

 

 

French

 

 

Quelle heure est-il? (What time is it?)

 

 

RE

 

 

If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

 

 

DT

 

 

Jupiter Rover (links with Science)

 

 

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5

Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Year 5 – Amethyst.

This year your teacher will be Miss Gorton. Also working in Year 5 will be Mrs. Weston, Mrs Medowcroft and Mrs Smethurst.  

Uniform

Everybody is looking very smart in their new uniforms; we ask that children’s names can be written in all items, to ensure no uniform is lost throughout the year.

Homework

This year homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday. Each week will include a piece of Maths and a set of spellings that will be tested on a Friday.

Diary

Every child in upper school has been provided with a school diary, this should be taken home every night along with a reading book that has been chosen by your child. The diary is to be signed and returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).

Always Rules

Every Friday after assembly we will discuss our 6 Always rules. Each child will reflect upon the week, discussing as a class if they have succeeded in each therefore being able to move up our board. On reaching the top an Always badge will be rewarded to wear with pride. Our rules are:

  • Always treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Always be honest
  • Always respect everyone and the environment
  • Always use your manners
  • Always try your best in everything you do
  • Always work as a team to encourage and inspire

House Points

Excellent behaviour is rewarded with house points; the winning team is then announced during Friday’s Celebration Assembly. Children can receive house points for behaviours such as using good manners, being helpful, following the ‘Always’ rules and trying their best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 1

 

English

Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

Discussion text

Non-chronological report

Diary entry

Message in a bottle

 

Maths

Focus on Arithmetic:

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Square and cubed numbers

 

Science

 

 

Properties and Changes of Materials

 

 

Topic

 

 

Geography – Rivers

 

 

PE

Dance with Miss Gorton – Tuesday afternoon

Hockey with Miss Gorton – Thursday afternoon

PE is part of our uniform and we ask it to be a white t-shirt and black shorts, pumps or trainers. For cultural or religious reasons girls may wear white long sleeved t-shirts and black leggings.

 

French

 

 

En Ville (The Town)

 

 

RE

 

 

Why do some people think God Exists?

 

 

Art

 

 

River Art (links with Geography topic)