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Welcome to Year 5!

2018/19

Please keep checking the website for important information and updates on all the exciting learning that will be taking place this year.

 

PE

Monday - Indoor

Thursday - Swimming

Please ensure correct kit is brought into school on PE days.

 

Reading books should be brought into school each day and a record of any home reading recorded in the reading diary. This does not need to be restricted to their school reading book and many children will be moving off the reading scheme onto 'free reading'.  All children are encouraged to read widely and develop a love of reading. Here is a small selection of suggested, age appropriate texts.

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-5

 

An overview of the learning which will be taking place this year can be found on the documents below.

 

SPRING TERM 2019

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SURVIVING AND LIVING?

 

This is our enquiry question for our Spring Term topic, which has a Geography focus, with a theme of refugees.  More details can be found on the Medium Term plans below:

 

 

LEARNING LOG - SPRING TERM

DO OUR CHOICES REALLY MATTER?

 

This is our 'enquiry question' for the Autumn Term.  Our history topic is based on World War 1, making links with the centenary events which will be taking place this year.  More details can be found on the letter to parents and curriculum documents below.

CURRICULUM LETTER TO PARENTS: AUTUMN TERM

On December 7th, the children experienced a fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) day to support their science work on forces.  Children worked in pairs to design and make a pulley system and a wind-powered hoist using gears.  It was great to see the children working collaboratively to solve scientific problems and challenges, especially when a competition was introduced to see whose hoist could lift the most weight!  

WW1 DISPLAY

WW1 Workshop with Doncaster Museum

To support our WW1 topic, we enjoyed a workshop with staff from Doncaster Museum.  This allowed us to develop our historical enquiry skills by handling and exploring artefacts from the time.

We also learned more about semaphore, made flags and sent messages to each other! The afternoon ended with a moment of reflection and remembrance. 

We read the personal stories of some local men who fought in WW1 (some of them lived very close to our school!)  We made identity tags as an act of remembrance.

WW1 Trench Experience at Sherwood Pines

We really enjoyed our educational visit to Sherwood Pines.  This site was the location of Clipstone Camp, a WW1 training base.

The highlight of the day was exploring the replica trench and researching some local soldiers who were based there.

DONCASTER BOOK AWARDS

Year 5 attended the launch of the annual Doncaster Book Awards. This event helps raise the profile of reading and encourages children to explore the best books throughout the school year.

The children were entertained by authors and illustrators including:

Andy Stanton - author of 'Natboff' and the Mr Gum series;

Martin Brown - illustrator of the Horrible Histories books; and

Andy Cope - author of the 'Spy Dog' books & 'Diary of a Brilliant Kid' 

 

The longlisted books can be found at https://www.doncasterbookaward.net/.

All of the books are available in the school library!

Children are encouraged to read some of the books listed and write a review on the website.  There are lots of great prizes on offer!

During Cultural Diversity week, Y5 enjoyed a range of activities, which helped us to value, appreciate and celebrate the fact that we live in a multi-cultural society.

We considered our connections to the wider world and enjoyed a morning of Polish cooking and culture, when we made pierogi (sweet dumplings filled with fruit and served with cream and icing sugar).

In addition, we read and explored 'Hidden Figures' the incredible story of 4 women who overcame racial and gender inequality in 1960s America.  They each played a key role in the USA's space programme.

The week ended with Year 5 delivering a beautiful assembly as part of our recent RE topic 'Ourselves'.  We spoke about how we are all individual and special, with unique God given gifts, talents and qualities.  It summed up perfectly all we have been celebrating this week!

YEAR 5 MULTI SKILLS EVENT

 

On Thursday 20th September, Year 5 enjoyed a morning of physical activity.  After our usual swimming lesson at the Dome, we walked to Doncaster School for the Deaf to take part in the final of the Active Fusion multi skills event organised by Active Fusion.

Here we enjoyed a range of activities, developing skills of throwing, running and jumping.

It was a fantastic event and everyone took part with enthusiasm.  

We finished in fourth place out of the whole of Doncaster. A fantastic achievement Year 5 - well done!

 

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