Happy New Year!
The children have made a fantastic start to 2019.
This term we will be studying a geography topic, 'Rainforests'. The children will be finding out:
What is a tropical rainforest?
How are tropical rainforests different to other forests?
Where are the world’s tropical rainforests?
Which animals and plants live in tropical rainforests?
Why are tropical rainforests vital to life on Earth?
What do tropical rainforests look like?
What is the climate like in tropical rainforests?
What dangers are faced by rainforests?
At the end of half-term, the whole school is presenting work on the theme 'Wonders of the World'. Year 5 will be studying the Harbour of Rio in Brazil as part of this theme.
In our English work we will be writing reports, poems and travel brochures about rainforests and the Harbour of Rio.
In maths we will be teaching the children formal written methods for multiplying and dividing.
Following this, the focus will be on fractions, decimals and percentages for the rest of term.
In science, we will be completing our work studying materials and their properties, before moving on to study Forces, including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction
We will be looking at the art of Henri Rousseau and Jeannie Baker as part of our work studying rainforests.
The children will be working on Gymnastics indoors, and a variety of invasion games and large ball skills in outdoor sessions
Welcome to Year 5!
The children have all made a fantastic start to the new term and are all eager to learn!
Our topic this term is 'Natural Disasters'. Please do all you can to help your child learn about our topic by visiting libraries, reading books at home, watching relevant TV shows and looking online.
Children will need to wear school PE kit. This consists of: a plain white t-shirt, plain navy or black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms/ thick full length leggings and a plain navy or black tracksuit top if required.
PE will be on Tuesday afternoons following the Autumn half-term holiday.
Year 5 will be set homework every This needs to be in school by the following Wednesday Homework club runs every Thursday for children who need to complete their task in school-time.
Music Year 5 children will be learning to play violin or guitar this year on Thursday afternoons.
Planners need to be in school daily so children can record their reading and merits. Children should read at home three times a week from their reading scheme book. A signature is required weekly from a parent or carer. Planners will be checked every
Meet the Teacher meetings will take place on There will be sessions at: 3:30, 4:30 and 5:15pm.
Parents' Evening will take place on
The School Shakespeare Festival production of 'Macbeth' will be on Thursday 22nd November at 7pm at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford
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