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Welcome

to Harvington C.E First & Nursery School

Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Helen Fishbourne, Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Becky Enstone. SEND Lead: Helen Fishbourne.

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 'History'. 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 'What is special about our world?'

 

   This theme will have a focus on RE (Islam) and geography. We will also be exploring Space! 

 

 

Click on the image above to find out more information about Islam.

How many times a day do Muslims pray?

What are the Five Pillars of Islam?

Where do Islamic people worship?

 

As part of our studies we are going to be exploring South America and the Amazon rainforest.

What do you already know about this area?

What animals use this as their habitat?

Why is it under threat?

Use the video clip by clicking on the image below to find out more about it.

 

 

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

culture - the ideas, custom and social behaviour of a particular group of people.

celebration - the action of celebrating an important day or event. 

diversity - showing a great deal of variety. 

 

 

 

Science

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

 

Some key vocabulary we will be using:

rotation - moving in a circle around a point. 

orbit - curved path of a celestial object round a star, moon or planet.

celestial - positioned in the sky.

 

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 are reading 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio.

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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