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Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 5

 

Class Teacher: Miss Boers

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Phillips

Class Governor: Mr R. Arthur

P T F A Link: Mrs Brindley-Walters

Welcome to Year 5.

Our inspirational person is Nelson Mandela.

We have been learning lots of interesting facts about him and his life. 

Some new vocabulary we have learnt since studying him include:

apartheid

segregation

Ask your child to explain what they mean!
Click on the image below to find out some more about him.

Important Information

 

Our news theme for this half term is 'Science'. Please bring in any news articles relating to this for a merit and a dojo point.

 

Homework is sent out on a Friday to be handed in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of the half term. Spelling and Big Maths tests take place on a Friday.

 

Please make sure your child has a named PE kit, water bottle, reading book and message book in school every day. 

 

 

 

 

Our theme this half term is 'Who inspires us?'

 

   We will be focusing on famous artists, scientists, musicians and more! We will also be learning more about our inspirational person - Nelson Mandela. 

Click on the image above to listen to a piece of music by famous composer Prokofiev. Do you recognise it?

 

Have a look at the art work. Do you know which famous artist painted these pieces?

 

 

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

inspiration - something that encourages you to want to do something, usually to improve something or make something better.

famous - known about by many people.

architect - a person who designs buildings and in many cases supervises their construction.

 

 

 

Science

In Science this half term we are going to be learning about famous scientists and inventors. Click on the image below to find out more.

 

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

scientist - someone who conducts scientific research to advance knowledge. 

invention - something new that has been created.

investigation - a formal inquiry or systematic study.

 

Click on the picture below to find some handy hints of what to include when planning an experiment.

Our class author is Michael Morpurgo.

Click on his picture below to visit his website.

 

We are learning new words in our reading lessons each week. Some new words we have learnt so far are:

optimistic

dejected

shrill

ambushed

 

Ask your child to explain what they mean!


 

Year 5 / 6 spellings - focus words set half termly. These are the words we will be looking for to ensure you are spelling correctly in your work!

Year 5 / 6 spellings - focus words set half termly. These are the words we will be looking for to ensure you are spelling correctly in your work! 1

 

 

Click on the images below to support your learning at home using My Maths.

 

   

 

 

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