Our teacher is Mrs Kempson

Our teaching is Mrs Sidat

While Mrs Kempson is on maternity leave we have a fabulous teacher covering 5K.

Welcome to our Year 5 team, Mr Stephens!

Behaviour in 5K

Good to Be Green

Good to be Green is a whole-school system which involves 3 cards: green, yellow and red.

Children who follow expectations stay on a green card.

For poor behaviour, a verbal reminder is given.

If poor behaviour continues, a yellow card is given.

A red card is given if poor behaviour continues OR the child shows a ‘red card’ behaviour, e.g. fighting, swearing etc…

Dojo

Across the academy, dojo is used to REWARD children.

They can earn dojos for demonstrating our academy values of:

– Ambitious

-Safe

-Proud

-Independent

-Resilient

-Equal

At the end of the half term, children receive a reward according to the amount of dojos they achieved.

Golden Time

Every Friday, 5K have golden time to reward  children who have followed the class rules.

Yellow cards = lose 5 minutes of golden time

Red cards = loose all of golden time

During their ‘time-out’ – children will reflect ont their behaviour and speak to an adult about how to make better choices next week.

What are we learning?

English

In Literacy, the children have started to read a book called, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter.’ They are continuing to develop reading skills such as scanning, summarising and developing the use of powerful adjectives and the use of emotive language.

The children will be exploring several genres such as creating character descriptions, a diary entry, recounts and letter writing.

In guided reading children will be reading a poetry book ‘Be The Change.’ They will be developing their poetry skills suing skills such as inference, scanning, developing new vocabulary, comprehension skills as well as creating some of their own poems!

Maths

In maths, we will be continuing with Year 5 maths. We will be learning about fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, position and movement and measurements.

Creative Curriculum

Focus: Geography

This half term we will be looking to explore the topic ‘Sow, Grow and Farm’, this is a geography based topic. We will learn about allotments in the UK and how the government encouraged people to have these in order to support food rationing during the Second World War.

Children will have the opportunity to learn about farming in the UK and other countries around the world. The techniques used in modern farming, including the challenges that farmers face.

Science

In science, we will be learning about ‘Healthy Eating’  We will be looking at the five food groups and use the information we have learnt to crate a leaflet, growing our own plants and vegetables, cooking and lots of other exciting activities!

As part of our topic ‘She, Grow and Farm’, children will learn about food webs and animal life cycles, including how living things are dependant on one another within a habitat. We will investigate the different ways that plants reproduce and will dissect flowering plants to identify the different structures.

RE

In RE, we will be focusing our lessons on Christianity.

Children will be exploring aspects of Christianity and their beliefs.