Welcome to year 5. I hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready for a hard-working but fun-filled year ahead.
I cannot wait to get to know you all and see you grow over the next year.
My door is always open, so if you (children or families) need anything, please come and see me – I will do my very best to help 🙂
Mrs Kempson, class teacher.
Good to Be Green
Good to be Green is a whole-school system which involves 3 cards: green, yellow and red. Each day children start on a green card. For poor behaviour, a verbal warning is given. If this behaviour continues, the child will receive a yellow card and miss some of their break-time to complete a ‘behaviour reflection’ form. Further poor behaviour (or a one-off serious incident) will result in a red card. At this point, children are sent to Mrs Mitchell or Miss McPhearson to complete the reflection.
Another whole-school system. Children receive house points for hard work and good behaviour. All children in the school, are in mixed-year group ‘houses.’ At the end of the week, the winning house is revealed in celebration assembly.
In 5K, we have 6 different tables – Dave, Gru, Phil, Dr Nefario, Stuart and Bob – all characters from Despicable Me (minions – our class theme). I award table points for tables who are ready to learn the quickest, following instructions the best, demonstrate good team work and put fantastic effort into lessons! Each week, table points are counted, the winner is recorded and all receieve a reward. At the end of each half term, each winning table is put into a hat. An overall winner is chosen, they then receive a prize.
A system to reward individual good behaviour. All children start the day on ‘ready to learn.’ For good beaviour and/or work, chidren move their peg up. For poor behaviour, their peg is moved down (this links to the good to be green system).
Focus: Orange’s in No Man’s Land.
A gripping story of a ten-year-old girl who risks death to make a lifesaving dash through war-torn Beirut.Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. The city has been torn in half by civil war and a desolate, dangerous no man’s land divides the two sides. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter this deadly zone, but when Granny falls desperately ill Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey to reach a doctor living in enemy territory…….. Will she make it back in time to help her Granny?
Knowing the name of different angles and being able to identify them
Understand and be able to measure a variety of angles
This half term Year 5 will be travelling into space to discover the planets and beyond. Navigating beyond the Sun we will investigate the eight planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken.
Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?
We will be: describing making our own space helmets, researching the Space Race, writing a diary entry of the first Moon Landing, creating my own myth, creating a piece of music to match a space landing and researching the life of Galileo.
Focus: Earth, Sun and Moon
This half term, Year 5 are completing their science lessons as part of the creative curriculum topic. We will be: researching the Solar System and each individual planet, identifying the features of a space suit, testing materials for a space suit, describing how the Earth and Moon moves, understanding how we get day and night and describing the movement of Earth relative to the Sun.
Enquiry: How significant is it for Christians to believe that God intended Jesus to die?
Discussing levels of control and the meanings of ‘purpose’ and ‘destiny’
Researching and creating a story board about Holy Week
Researching people who have a strong sense of purpose/destiny
Computing: Coding and creating music (iPads).
French: Greetings, numbers and colours.