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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. 

CATALIN (TERM)

BOB

REYAN

Moving up on 99 Club...

Behaviour in 5K

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 receieve 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. 

House Points 

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. 

Table Points

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 receieve a prize. 

Behaviour Ladder 

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). 

What are we learning?

Literacy

Focus: STORY WEEK!

The children will watch the scene where Spiderman fights the Lizard. Working together, we will plan the story, learn lots of writing techniques to include in our stories and then write our stories, paragraph by paragraph! We can’t wait to share some with you… 

Maths

Focus: Multiplication and Division

Factors and Multiples

Prime and composite numbers 

Multplying by 10, 100 and 1000

Written methods 

Creative Curriculum

Focus: Alchemy Island

We’re going on a magical journey to find the gold hidden somewhere on Alchemy Island… 

We will read fantasy stories and create our own based on a portals we photographed. Our
geography skills will improve as we look closely at maps of Alchemy Island, plotting routes and using coordinates. We’ll
examine samples in science and create our own music too!

Science

Focus: Reversible & Irreversible changes

Understanding what reversible and irreversible changes are 

Planning, completing and evaluating our own experiments 

Understanding fair tests 

Seperating mixtures 

 

RE

Focus: Sikhism (their commitments)

Enquiry: How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?

We will:

Discuss levels of committment

Look at the 5 key beliefs and worships of a Sikh

Look at The Langar and Golden Temple 

Find out about sikh marriages 

Other...

Computing: Coding and creating music (iPads). 

PE: Team Games

French: Greetings, numbers and colours.

Classroom Displays...

MEET OUR CLASS PETS… 

THEIR NAMES ARE TOM (orange fish) and JERRY (spotty fish)