Welcome to Y5!
Teachers: Mr Shackshaft, Mrs Marshall (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Miss Robinson (Thursday and Friday)
Teaching assistants: Mrs Little, Mrs Flint and Mrs Riley
Our PPA is on a Tuesday. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.
Our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday.
Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.
All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.
Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.
Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.
Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.
Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to email@example.com or share them with the year group's Twitter page.
Summer 1- Geographical fieldwork!
This half term we will be getting our hands dirty and becoming geographers for the half term. We will be regularly visiting Shirebrook Valley with a variety of excellent learning opportunities while we are there. From becoming cartographers to creating accurate scientific diagrams of the local wildlife. Be prepared to get green fingered as we get in touch with Nature.
Books to enjoy at home!
Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five of Earth's most extraordinary habitats, each filled with incredible creatures and epic scenery. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, delve deep into the Black Forest and stand on the roof of the world – the Himalayan Mountains – to see nature at its wildest. Breathtaking, engraved illustrations bring to life Earth's spectacular Wonder Garden in this stunning book which takes you on an adventure around the world. A must for all young nature lovers!
A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You features the answers to all of these questions and many more, all told in a super-fun comic book format in three awesome sections: Human Body, Animal Kingdom and Earth and Science. A Day in the Life... is packed with facts, laughs and amazing illustrations you can dive into all day long.
Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets 'somebody with a lot of shaggy hair and two bright black eyes' wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Of course nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but for Barney cave-man Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.