Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!
 
Miss Lloyd is our Year 5 teacher. She has just joined our school this year after relocating from Gloucester. She has been teaching since 2010 and is looking forward to an exciting and busy year with Year 5!
 
Miss Lloyd loves History and Art. She can't wait to get started with our new topic and find new and exciting ways to explore the curriculum.
 
We were delighted to have Miss Lowery as our Year 5 Teaching Assistant.  Miss Lowery is glad to be back! She is very creative and enjoys all things crafty. In addition, she also enjoys a Maths challenge!
Homework
 

We are trying to reduce the amount of homework this year, so that parents can focus on helping their children to become fluent confident readers. Therefore, the only weekly homework will be reading books and a set of 10 spellings to learn weekly. Spellings will be sent out at the beginning of the week and the test will be on Friday of the same week. Please do try to ensure your child reads each night as this time is vital for embedding and developing reading skills.

 
Our topic
 
Our curriculum topic this term is 'Spies and Superhumans.' We will be reading and analysing the story 'Skellig' by David Almond, as well as writing our own chapter.Keep an eye out for examples of our artwork linked to the story.
 
During History, we will find out about the codebreakers at Bletchley Park in World War II. Furthermore, we will be contuning to work on our mapping skills by using Digimaps and doing some fieldwork using a compass 
Our Eggnaut Stem Challenge
 
As part of Science week, we were challenged to build a pod (or vehicle) to protect our group's egg astronaut from breaking on re-entry to planet Earth. With only 20 straws, 20 lollipop sticks, 150cm of tape, 150cm of string, 4 pieces of paper, 1 pair of scissors, 5 elastic bands (and an egg) we set about designing and making our pods. We worked in groups of 4. All were dropped at a height of 2 metres. Two of the six groups eggs survived landing! This was very egg-citing! Well done Year 5!
PE
 
During Summer term 1, PE will take place on Wednesday morning and afternoon.
 
Swimming will take place Wednesday morning and PE with Mr Swift will be on a Wednesday afternoon.  We suggest PE kit is brought to school on a Monday and left here so children do not have too much to carry on a Wednesday. It can then be taken home later in the week.
 
Pupils will need black shorts, a plain t-shirt in their house colour, socks, plimsolls or trainers. We do lots of PE outside so you may also like to provide jogging bottoms for colder days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings taken out or covered for PE.

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E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net