Welcome to Yellow Class!
Yellow Class is made up of 31 ambitious and hard working Year 5 pupils, who are taught and supported by Miss Wise, Mrs Baird and Mrs Handley. On a Wednesday, Yellow Class are super lucky to be taught by Mrs Bullock.
Year 5 is full of exciting and engaging lessons, lots of learning, and will be packed full of personal progress.
There is lots of new learning and we will work hard to practise and apply our learning and skills to gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Autumn Learning Journey 2021
'Whose Eng(land) is this?'
Our class 'Learning Journey' approach means that different aspects of the curriculum combine to build a really creative curriculum. This term our Learning Journey is "Whose Eng(land) is this?".
Throughout our English, Maths, Science, History, Art and DT lessons, we will explore Early Britain and the different tribes and groups of people that once occupied the land such as The Celts and The Romans.
To enhance and deepen our understanding and learning, we will partake in Forest School on a Monday afternoon (first term) and we will hopefully bring our learning to life on an exciting school trip.
Will we be able to decide whose land England is?
Our English curriculum is linked with our Learning Journey. This term we will focus on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts that will support and widen our knowledge and understanding of our Learning Journey and our English reading, writing and speaking skills. This will include narrative writing, informative texts, balanced arguments and persuasive texts.
Children will also have allocated time in class to read independently and to an adult. It is really important that this is supported and continued at home with feedback recorded and signed in their reading diaries.
This term, we will extend our understanding of the number system and place value. This includes: larger numbers up to 1,000,000, interpreting negative numbers, rounding numbers, roman numerals, and applying our new learning to solve number and practical problems.
Our Science focus this term will be 'Materials'. As we work and develop our scientific skills, our science lessons will delve further into different materials around the world, their properties and their historical founders and developers, such as Sir Humphrey Davy. Our hands-on lessons will provide opportunity for learning to be applied and for children to take ownership of their learning as they compare and ground materials, decide on how mixtures may be separated, what material would be best in a specific situation and explore reversible and irreversible changes.
PE will be on a Monday and a Friday. However, Yellow Class will partake in Forest School for the first Autumn Term on Monday afternoons. This will commence on Monday 13th September - there is lots to look forward to!
Please ensure PE Kit is in all week in case of timetable change.
- Spellings will be given every week on a Friday for a test on Thursday.
- Times tables should now be practised regularly through Times Table Rockstars.
- Maths or Grammar homework will be set on a Friday alternating, ready to be handed in on Thursday via Seesaw (children will have individual homework books that can be kept at home).
- Maths, Grammar and Reading homework should be handed in with a photograph and or comment via Seesaw, marked by a parent or guardian to show it has been supported – answers are in the back of the relevant books.
- Children are expected and should be encouraged to read every night. Reading to an adult at least 3 times a week. Please sign to record this is being done and provide feedback in their reading diary (book changes will be every Tuesday).
Subject Knowledge Organisers can be found below. These outline key learning points and are used in school to help recap and retain key skills and knowledge. At home these are a great tool to create conversations with your children surrounding their current school learning!
In Yellow Class we are always keen for an extra pair of hands to help us! If you feel you would be able to support our class Forest School lessons (Monday afternoons for the first term), or feel you would be able to support our class by listening to us read, please do get in touch with Miss Wise or Mrs Baird.
Below, you will find any supportive learning resources, as well as important Yellow Class information.
If there is anything you are unsure about or have any queries (no matter how big or small!), please do not hesitate to send me an email or note. I will always do my best to respond as soon as possible!
We are so excited to get to know Yellow Class and for the exciting year ahead!
Miss Wise - firstname.lastname@example.org