Winkfield ST MARY'S C of E SCHOOL

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to Year 5

In Year 5, we embrace the school values - REACH.  We strive to be the best we can be, enjoy making the most of a variety of learning opportunities and have fun during our time together at school.  We support each other to grow, and reach our potential.

In Year 5, we are supported by:

  • Mrs Territt     - Class Teacher
  • Mrs Purcell    - Teaching Assistant

On our class page you will find useful documents relating to:

  • our timetable
  • home learning
  • useful resources to support learning in school, and
  • relevant notices for upcoming  Year 5 events. 

As always, if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to speak to any of us.

Spring 2

We are very much looking forward to our Greek Day on the first day back after half term - I can't wait to see you all dressed up in your ancient Greek costumes!

As we have now finished our swimming lessons, our PE lessons revert back to a Monday and Thursday. 

CURRICULUM

This term, we our topic theme will be studying the Ancient Greeks: looking at what life was like at that time for different people, and how we know.  We will examine their amazing achievements and understand how these continue to impact our lives today.  Our learning will also include locating Greece and continuing to familiarise ourselves with European Geography.  Follow these link1  and link 2 to find out more about life in Ancient Greece.  A visit to your local library is also a good option to borrow and read some books to learn even more about Ancient Greek life.  You can also see the knowledge organiser for this term's history subject, in order that you are able to view the skills and knowledge that will be covered as part of the learning in this area of the curriculum.

In Science we will undertake some investigations using our knowledge of building circuits.  We will be designing and making our own security alarms and games using our knowledge of circuits.

During our Maths lessons, we will advance our understanding of properties of shape, investigate equivalence in fractions,decimals and percentages, compare and order fractions,perform operations with fractions and use formal methods for division.  Please see the helpful links file for activities and games that will support these areas of learning.   

It has been pleasing to see the progress made by many of the pupils in their speed and accuracy in recalling their times tables - this has a great impact on their ability to access the Year 5 maths objectives that involve more complex calculations.  Well done and keep it up!   Here is an excellent resource for practising times tables.

Our writing focus for the coming term will include studying structural and language features of different text types.  The children will write a report on an aspect of Greek life that they will have researched.  We will look at a variety of persuasive travel leaflets and they will use what they have learnt to write a travel brochure/leaflet for Greece.  We shall also be reading some Greek myths; identifying the features of the genre to plan and write our own myths.

In Computing we will apply our internet research skills in order to develop, design and publish our own webpage.  We shall continue to build our understanding of what it means to be a safe and responsible digital citizen.

The Home Learning Grid for this term has been uploaded to the folder.

 

This term the children have voted to try and earn marbles in the hope of filling the jar, so they can have a class picnic - watch this space!

 

 

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w/c 9th March 2020

Star of the week: Madison Knight

Orator of the week: Ben Wickens