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Year 5 2011/2012

Welcome to Year 5!

In Year 5 we have three teachers - Mr Taylor, Miss Elliott and Miss Curran. We also have two teaching assistants - Mrs Hollis and Miss McCarthy. We all work together, helping each other as a Year 5 team.

So far in Year 5 we have looked at and covered lots of things. We have had an excellent literacy week looking at a fictional crime scene which prompted a visit from the local press! The children enjoyed the various visitors and analysing a crime scene through different genres of literacy. 

Pupils also participated in an exciting 'Pirate' themed enquiry week where we learnt all about the trials and tribulations of 16th-20th Century Pirates. 

Parents were invited to be a pupil for the day as Mr Taylor held a literacy workshop which was a great success! Thank you for all those who participated- more to be announced in the near future.

Year 5 will begin weekly swimming lessons at Everton Park commencing the week beginning 16th January.
5T- Tuesdays
5E- Thursdays

Please make sure your child brings the correct swimming kit each week.

Spring Term

Literacy - Story writing, Instructions, Adverts and Persuasive letters and texts.
Science- Gases around us and Forces and Circuits
Numeracy Counting, partitioning and calculation, Securing number facts and understanding shape and Handling data and measures
Theme-  Tudor Explorers
P.H.S.E- Good to be me and Going for goals.
R.E- Signs and Symbols, Easter.
ICT- Music and sound.
P.E- Dance (The River), Netball and Cricket.
Art- Portraiture, pastels and free hand sketching.

Homework clubs will continue for Year 5 during spring term. These will start the week beginning 9th January. Homework club is wednesday afternoons during school time.

Looking Forward

Pupils will be partaking in:
  • Bike ability workshops
  • Enterprise workshops
  • Theme related trip (tbc)

The week beginning 11th June will be our EXAWEEK!! We will be stuying and revising for exams in -
  • Maths - Papers A and B
  • Mental Maths
  • Long Story Write
  • Short Story Write
  • Spelling Test
  • Reading Comprehension

Year 5 is the time to start thinking about secondary school options. If you have any question please come in and chat to Year 5 and 6 teachers.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!