"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."
Hello and welcome to the Year 5G class page! My name is Mr Grierson and I am the class teacher for Dumbledore’s Army. Mrs Winder and Miss Showemimo also work in our classroom throughout the week. We are going to be learning about lots of exciting things this half term. The Greek Mythology will be our primary literary focus this half term, with the children writing their own innovated myth. The children will eventually write a variety of extended pieces of writing, from narratives to non-chronological reports. Our mathematical focus for this half term will be decimals, addition and subtraction, multiplication, units of measure and geometry. Dumbledore’s Army are looking forward to having a magical half term together!
Mr Grierson, Mrs Winder and Miss Showemimo
Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts and will then undertake an online quiz to assess their understanding of the text.
Mr Grierson is out of class on Wednesday afternoons. For this session, Miss Kausor and Miss Holt will be in class to continue their learning in RE and French.
In Year 5, children are expected to complete one to two pieces of homework a week.
Homework will be set on a Friday and is due to be completed by the following Thursday.
Weekly spellings will be sent every Friday. They should practice these throughout the week, to be tested on the Friday morning.
PE will take place every …
It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit, or vegetables and milk. We also encourage your child to drink water in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch.
Our Class Novel
Meet The Class
Mexican Food Tasting
The children in year 5 were lucky enough to get the opportunity to have a meet and greet with the author Wendy Shearer. They each received a signed copy of her book, 'African & Caribbean Folk Tales, Myths and Legends'.
Our theme work for this half term will be all about life in Ancient Greece! We will explore this through a range of exciting activities throughout science, history, and DT.
Design and Technology – We will be carrying out market research on existing products (Ancient Greek catapults) in order to develop our own innovated product.
History - We will be studying artefacts and archeological sites to discover what life was like in the time of the Ancient Greek civilization.
Science - We will be exploring Forces including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction and recognising that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
PSHE - Keeping Safe – Here we will focus on conversations around bullying, vaping and decision making when faced with challenging dilemmas.
Money and Work – Here children will be learning about gaining financial literacy and spending and saving wisely.
RE – The children will be exploring the hidden meanings within stories through Hinduism.
Music – In music the children will continue the journey that they started in year 4 by playing the ukulele.
Physical Education - Dumbledore's Army will be attending weekly swimming lessons as well as developing their tactical awareness in rugby style games.
Bulb and Tree Planting