Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Emus and Flamingos
The class teachers in Emu Class are Lucy Brimblecombe and Jess Griffiths.
The class teacher in Flamingo Class is Faye O'Connell.
Ann-Marie Payne supports the two classes.
Year 5 brings lots of exciting new challenges and responsibilities. We introduce behaviour grades and also have privilege time. We are role models to the younger children and so have to demonstrate excellent behaviour at all times.
The expectations on each child in terms of academic independence significantly increase in Year 5 and the completion of homework, punctuality, attendance, smartness of appearance, following the uniform policy and attending school with full equipment are all linked to the behaviour system.
Childhood Through the Ages
Our first topic is brimming with exciting trips, engaging books, fun immersion events and lots of opportunities to handle artefacts from the past.
Throughout the term, the children will visit Blaise Castle, will become mini miners at the Big Pit, will experience a Victorian Classroom in our own school and will learn the hardships of a workhouse. All of these experiences will help the children to see what life was like for children in the Victorian era but also how child hood has changed since.
Immersion Day and Blaise
The children walked into a classroom filled with artefacts, costumes, games, music, a photo booth and video clips. Hopscotch and marble runs were painted on the corridor floor. All the children enjoyed exploring. The children have already entered into the spirit of the topic by making Victoria sponges and experiencing a Victorian workhouse. We all had great fun dressing up as Victorians and trying out some truly delicious gruel! The children also had to wash their hands and face in icy cold water to fully immerse themselves in the experience; strangely, they seemed to really enjoy it!
The Big Pit
This trip will take place after half term. We are really looking forward to everybody experiencing an authentic mine; watch this space for photos!
Here is Emus Harvest song so you can practice it at home.
Here is Flamingos Harvest song to practice at home.
Here is the music for Food, Glorious Food.
Our amazing homework projects
We have been blown away by the fabulously creative homework projects you have produced this term. We have enjoyed trying Victoria sponge cakes, have loved the nature projects, been enthralled by the diary entries and have been amazed by the shoe box scenes. You should all be very proud of yourselves.
Coming up soon:
A visit to Big Pit in Wales.
A visit to the theatre to watch a Christmas Carol
The Carol Concert
Swimming lessons start
A very exciting trip to be revealed...…….