Welcome to Year 5!


An overview of our term.

Literacy  -Wolf Brother, Michael Rosen's poetry and Here We Are. We will be writing recounts, creating our own poetry and explaining our planet to extraterrestrial visitors. 

Maths - Number and place value and addition and subtraction. These are the building blocks of all maths and we will be aiming to make these key skills second nature. Spending time on TT Rockstars is also a fantastic way to keep sharp!

Topic - Our topic for this term is the Ancient Egyptians as we ask how reliable the information we have about them really is. Using our critical thinking and analytical skill we will evaluate new and old evidence to learn the truth about how they lived!

Science - In Science we will be exploring the properties of materials and how they react to outside stimulus. Safety goggles on, this might get a little messy. 

Here is a fantastic reading of our Term 1 book Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. Read by Sir Ian Mckellen himself! Stay tuned for our own versions. 

Here is Class 5 getting into character! We are using role play to walk in the shoes (or paws) of our favorite characters from Wolf Brother. 

Class 5 have just completed their first poetry slam! Well done to all the children who took part, I was blown away by some of the fantastic poems. Congratulations to Helaina and Jacob for their fantastic poem, which was voted for by the class! Here they are performing on the school stage. 

Our topic this half term is Ancient Egypt. We have been conducting research into the area and learning about reliable and unreliable sources. Nothing beats a good rummage in the library!