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Year 5's Diary

Year 5 is a really exciting year, full of lots of new learning and new experiences – whether its learning all about space, or travelling back in time to the Vikings. We will spend a lot of time this year looking at positive learning and teamwork skills which will be useful – not only this year, but as the children progress on their journey through school. Our team includes Miss Smith, Mrs Kirman, Mr Walker and Mrs Shepherd

Spring 2

Ecclesfield Teachers - Monday, February 17, 2020

We have lots of exciting plans for Spring 2! We will continue to read our class book, The 21 Balloons. It is the story of an incredible balloon adventure disrupted by the biggest volcanic eruption in history.

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To support this, in Geography we will be learning all about natural disasters: how they happen, why they happen and where they happen.


In March, the whole of Y5 will be heading to Sheffield City Hall to watch the Halle Orchestra perform some of the greatest pieces of music ever written. We will even get the chance to perform alongside the orchestra!

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In science, we will be concluding our Materials topic by looking at the steel industry in Sheffield before moving onto our new topic of Forces.

Spring 1 2020

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, December 18, 2019

To kick off 2020 we will be starting a new class book, The 21 Balloons by William Pène du Bois. It is a fantastic story about a hot air balloon journey that goes wrong when it crashes onto the island of Krakatoa just before the biggest explosion in history.


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Our History and Geography learning will focus on Blood, Pus and Guts: History Through the Ages. The children will get the chance to research a significant event in medical history and an important person in medicine.  They will then produce a YouTube style video of their findings.

In science we will be looking at and investigating the properties of different materials.



Autumn 2!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Saturday, November 09, 2019

This term we will continue our learning on the Anglo-Saxons in History and Geography.  We will also start investigating the invasion of the Vikings!


This links to our class book, Viking Boy.



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Towards the end of term we will be immersing ourselves in Viking life on our school trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre in York. 


In science we will be learning about how we grow and finding out how humans change as they get older.


Reminders


Our reading morning will be Fridays in the Autumn term, please join us from 8:40-9am every week. Please help us out at home by encouraging your child to read at least 4 times a week and then discussing what they have read.


PE for Y5 will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but please make sure your child has their kit in school everyday.


This year we will keep in touch with you as much as possible to update you with your child's progress at school, inducing through Class Dojo. However please also talk to us straight away if you have any issues or concerns.


The Year 5 Team




Welcome back!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Monday, September 02, 2019

Welcome to year 5! We hope you had a fantastic summer full of excitement and adventure!


Our first topic of the year is going to be the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and how England was unified into one whole kingdom. We will look at the Anglo Saxons' lifestyle, villages, forts and kings. Then the Vikings arrived and we will discover how they changed the face of England forever!

To help with this we will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo to help understand village life in Dark Age England. 


In maths, we will begin the year by developing children’s number sense and looking at the value of digits in numbers to a million. This will include lots of reasoning and problem solving.
 

In science we will be looking at the life-cycle of plants and animals in the autumn term and hope to be outside investigating as much as possible whilst the weather stays this nice. 


Reminders


Our reading morning will be Fridays in the Autumn term, please join us from 8:40-9am every week. Please help us out at home by encouraging your child to read at least 4 times a week and then discussing what they have read.


PE for Y5 will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but please make sure your child has their kit in school everyday.


This year we will keep in touch with you as much as possible to update you with your child's progress at school, inducing through Class Dojo. However please also talk to us straight away if you have any issues or concerns.


We look forward to what we know will be a brilliant year!


The Year 5 Team