Class 5

Welcome to Class 5 ...

Class 5 is made up of pupils in Year 5 and 6 and is the last classroom you reach as you walk down our newly decorated KS2 corridor. Class 5 is taught by Mrs Cadman (Miss Thwaite as old!) who is very lucky to be joined by Miss Tierney and Mrs Barlow during the mornings and Miss Mulligan in an afternoon. 

Being some of the oldest children in school, we've taken our return, this September, very seriously, and we have been busy applying for various roles and responsibilities that we would like to take on over the next year. Please keep your eyes peeled to see what we get up to, in our new roles, over the Autumn term. 

What will we be learning?

Maths - This half term, our focus and attentions will turn to shape, measurements and statistics before we look at fractions, percentages and decimals after half term

English - Our reading and writing (up until half term) will be based on the story ‘Room 13’ by Robert Swindell. The story is based in Whitby and therefore links fabulously with our current topic and the upcoming trip for the Year 6’s in the Summer Term. The children have been gripped from the very first sentence so I look forward to posting some pictures of their fantastic work in weeks to come. 

Science - We will be studying Materials during the first half term and taking an indepth look at how solids, liquids and gases can be changed. We will be studying the particle structures of these and carrying out lots of practical investigations involving heating, dissolving, freezing, evaporating etc. to see how we can change these particles as well as how we can recover different materials from solutions.

Topic - Our topic over the Spring Term is a Geography topic looking at Rivers and Coasts within the United Kingdom. As part of this unit, we will be taking an in-depth look at Whitby preparing both the Year 5’s and 6’s for future residentials. It will be brilliant for the children to get to know Whitby before they go either this year or next and to understand the human and physical geography of the beautiful seaside town. 

Art and D&T - This term, we are going to be using our Topic unit as our theme throughout our art work and we have some wonderful and creative work planned. We will be studying the work of Caroline Appleyard an artist from Whitby as well as looking at sculptures taking inspiration from Whitby's Sculpture Trail. 

Important info ... 

Spellings - Spellings will continue to go home on a Friday and be tested on a Friday. As independent and responsible pupils, it is important that children make sure they have their spelling books in school on a Friday.

Brain Builders - Our Brain Builder homeworks will also continue to go home on a Friday, and children will be given the opportunity to share these in our Brain Builder Gallery on a Friday morning. 

PE -  PE kits will be needed every Monday and Thursday. Please can PE kit stay in school to reduce the amount of absent kits in school. This must include: a white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers, black jumper, trainers and black PE pumps. 

Water Bottle/Snack - Please could we ensure that all children have a water bottle in school with them on a daily basis which can be refilled from our water fountains. Children are also encouraged to bring a healthy snack with them to enjoy at morning break. 

I hope all the above information is useful, however if you have any further questions please feel free to pop in for a chat before or at the end of the school day. 

I look forward to a new year with a bunch of wonderful children, and I am excited for the new and exciting opportunties that Year 5 and 6 has in store for us all! 

Mrs Cadman  

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