Welcome to our class page. Here, you will find information about the children’s exciting learning, as well as any key dates or important pieces of information that you will need to know for the upcoming half term.
PE Days – Wednesdays and Fridays
Our Learning – Year 5
Our new worship group have already started our class worship off to an amazing start!
This half term, we are going to be learning about Animals, including Humans. The children have made a wonderful start by bringing in photographs of themselves as a baby, toddler and child so they can relate their own life so far to the life cycle of humans in general. Thank you to the parents who also sent photographs of themselves as babies, toddlers, children, adolescents and adults!
Our map skills this half term are going to focus on South America. The children have already identified where South America is in the world, what continent it is, the seas that border it and they’ve named some of the countries of South America. If anyone has any holiday snaps that show the landscape of South America, I’m sure the children would love to see them and find out more about each area.
Our science topic this half term is Materials and Their Properties – Changes. We started this topic with a workshop from Chemistry with Cabbages! We were able to explore acids, alkalis and neutrals by mixing chemicals to see what changes occurred. Later in the day, we observed changes in chemicals by heating them with a bunson burner and managed to separate water and food colouring. By the end of the day, we had lots of scientists in training.
This half term, our new worship group will be planning and delivering our class worship sessions each Friday.
Throughout the half term, the children have been learning the history of South American dancing. They have explored a wide range of South American music and have worked together to create their own Latin-American dance.
During our first half term, we are going to be comparing what was happening in Britain and Ancient Maya around 900AD. This follows on from our learning in year 4 where we studied the Vikings. The children will be using a range of sources to research their topic, including iPads and artefacts.
Linking with our history project, the children are going to be exploring a range of tales and legends from other cultures through stories and poems. Our focus will be on legends from Ancient Maya and will focus on the children applying what they already know about story writing.
We are also going to be writing and performing our own narrative poetry, adapting out language and performance to suit our audience and using tone and expression to engage the listener.