“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Dr Seus

Hello and welcome to year 5!

We are so excited for this year and the new topics.

Our topic this half term is based around the novel ‘Nickolai of the North’ and we will be learning lots of things such as the science of space and the solar system, how current issues affect the earth, being different and anti-bullying and what makes this time of year magical across the world.

The school day starts at 8:50am with the classroom doors opening at 8:45am. Registration is at 9:00am and learning starts immediately after. The school day ends at 3:05pm and children will need to be collected by an adult from the classroom door.

In year 5, children are allowed to leave the classroom without an adult. If you would like your child to be able to leave the classroom without an adult you will need to fill in a form and return it to school. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.

If you would like your child to be collected from school by someone other than yourself then a form will need to be filled in to advise school who your child/children can leave with. Forms are available from the office or from the classroom.

Waterbottles should be brought into school on Monday and then will be sent home on Friday. Reading books and reading journals will be sent home daily, and it would be beneficial if children read at least 3 times at home during each week. Reading diaries should be kept up to date by children and then signed by an adult.

Spellings will be tested and new spellings given out on a Monday. Homework will also be given on a Friday and is due back into school the following Wednesday.

Our PE day is Wednesday and children will require appropriate indoor/outdoor PE kit according to our PE policy.

Homework Autumn 2

MTP Nickolai of the North

Nickolai of the North Knowledge Organiser

In science, we have been learning all about space and identifying misconceptions that we may have add so that we can research this area and find out the facts. We really enjoyed learning about the planets in our solar system and how they are all different. First, we collected together what we thought we knew…

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In PE this term, we have been focusing on team ball games. Despite the cold, we kept ourselves warm by making sure we were always moving. The game we have been playing is very similar to bench ball but without the bench and a lot more moving around!

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This term, Cathie from the AMRC has been visiting 5C with Marty Robot and his friends. We have learned what it takes to be an engineer and have developed key engineering skills. Our task, has been to make a maze that Marty or one of his friends would be able to move around and then…

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In Engineering Golden Time club, the children have been busy making the ‘Big Ball Factory’ aka ‘Project Llama’. This was not an easy task and the children have done amazingly well. This task has required: patience listening skills team work resilience problem solving skills

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We have been learning about the world and about the different continents, the equator, the tropics and time zones. We have learned all about how countries closer to the equator are hotter in temperature and the reasons why. We have also looked at time zones across the world and researched into why different countries have…

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This year, for Children in Need, Year 5 and 6 showed their spots! We all wore spots to school and donated money to Children in Need!

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We really love having a class pet in 5C and he loves to help us with our learning. At times he is a little cheeky and loves to steal our pencils.

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This week in maths we have been learning about negative numbers. We have then used our knowledge of negative numbers to plan a circus just like P.T Barnum did. After planning the circus, we had to work out the cost of tickets so that we would be able to pay the money back to the…

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