Welcome to Year 5!
Miss Blencowe, Miss Mullis, Miss Begum and Miss Kockiri make up the Year 5 team!
Our main aim is for each child to achieve his/her full potential, both academically, and in the development of their character and personal attributes. We have spent quality time looking at learning behaviours around our ‘Edgewick Learner’ system alongside academic learning.
Please find below some Year 5 expectations:
The children know how important reading is and we ask that they read each day for a minimum of 20 minutes. We ask parents listen to the children read and record their reading in the reading record.
The children will have PE on WEDNESDAY afternoons. Children can come to school in their Edgewick PE kit on this day.
Summer 1: Ancient Greeks
Our topic this term is 'Ancient Greeks'
Having explored WW2 earlier on in the year, we will be travelling much further back in time – thousands of years ago to be precise – to Ancient Greece!
Throughout this topic, we will look at the history of Greece and Greek life. We will focus on their achievements, influence on the western world and the stories of different Gods and Goddesses, from Zeus, who threw lightning bolts like they were going out of style, to Aphrodite, the goddess of love who caused all sorts of trouble. The children will learn about the wackiest of the gods and the myths surrounding them.
The children will even get to experience a Greek cuisine tasting afternoon, trying foods like olives, baklava and feta! An Ancient Greece day will provide the opportunity to learn about life in Greece, Greek artefacts and Greek culture to support the children in developing their knowledge.
In Literacy, we wil be focusing on our story-telling skills, we will be reading myths and rewriting Perseus and Medusa, we will be reading ‘Who Let The Gods Out?’ and introducing how to write effective dialogue into our work. We will also be writing a recipe for some yummy Tzatiki!
In Maths, we follow White Rose Maths, where children have the opportunity to consolidate concepts and process and apply these to a range of different problems. In Maths we will be covering the main strands in the national curriculum: decimals and percentages; measurement; properties of shape; position and direction; and statistics. This will mainly involve area and perimeter, decimals, word problems, fractions and time.
In Science, we will be moving onto living things and their habitats, learning about the life cycle of animals and plants!
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.