Welcome to Year 5!
Mrs Stacey Duckworth
Year 5 Teacher
We are extremely lucky and fortunate to be joined by Mr Forbes, Mrs Walker, Mrs Pratt and Miss Martin in our class.
Please find our Autumn Letter here:
During the first week of term, Year 5 have enjoyed settling in and getting used to life in the Year 5 classroom. They have produced some amazing work and should be very proud of themselves.
Currently in Year 5, Mrs Duckworth's group are exploring 'Secret's of a Sun King' and it is written by Emma Carroll. This text lends itself extremely well to our first topic in the Autumn Term, which is 'Pharaohs'. The children encounter a girl called Lil. Lil finds a mysterious package on her grandad's doorstep, just as he's struck down with a terrible illness. The parcel was sent by a famous Egytologist who has just been found dead! Is the curse of Tutankhamun the cause? Lil decides, with the help of her new friends, Tulip and Oz, that the only way to help her grandad is to return the package to its rightful resting place in Egypt.
Currently, Year 5 are investigating explanation texts - we are writing an explanation text explaining the stages of mummification. The children have really enjoyed exploring the features of explanation texts. We move onto non - chronological reports and newspaper reports in the final weeks of the topic.
Across the year, we study the following variety of exciting texts:
History and Geography Topics
Our current topic is 'Pharaohs'. So far, the children have loved learning about Ancient Egypt, explaining how Egypt fits into the wider geographical location and researching the largest and hottest desert in Egypt. We will then move onto why the River Nile was so important, researching gods and goddesses and finally finishing off with an essay on 'The legacy of Ancient Egypt'.
Along with Pharaohs, please have a look at our five other topics that follow Pharaohs below:
|Off With her Head (Tudors)
|The Journey of a River
|Where we live in Walsall Wood
Please have a look at our Big Picture Maps to see what your children will be learning in lesson time below:
Children in Year 5 will be required to complete the following homework tasks each week:
Times Table Rockstars:
Hit the button - a super fun, quick fire game to help learn times tables:
Nrich maths - a variety of challenging maths problems to encourage mastery level thinking:
Letterjoin - to improve handwriting