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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

PTFA Link: Mrs Buckley

Welcome to Year 5!

Important Information

 

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 and weekly. 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 inspirational person this year is...

Chico Mendes!

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

Some new vocabulary we have learnt since studying him include:

assassination

conservation

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

 

 

 

Our theme this half term is

'Is it ever ok to break the rules?'

 

   Our focus for this half term is history and we will be basing our learning all about our local area - Evesham! Exploring the Battle of Evesham, we will be finding out who the key people involved were and why the battle happened. We will also be exploring local landmarks and completing some sketches of them. 

Click on the image above to learn more about the battle.

 

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

 

treaty - a formal agreement. 

treason - the crime of betraying the country or going against the monarch. 

democracy - a system of running a country based on elected members who share view points.

 

Science

In Science this half term we are going to be learning about materials and their properties.

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

properties - a thing or things belonging to someone

state - the condition that something is in at a specific time

mixture - a substance made by mixing substances together

Click on the image below to find out more about different materials.

 

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.

 

This half term we will be reading 'The Boy at the back of the classroom' by Onjali Rauf. 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!

 

 

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

 

   

 

 

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