Classes 2018-2019 -
Year 5@Hewish 2018-19
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”
Term 3 Week 1
Welcome back everybody to the new school year. We’ve had a wonderful week , launching our new theme, ‘What made the world turn?’. The children were fascinated and shocked in equal measure by Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’, and produced thoughtful responses.
The children have all been provided with home learning and a learning theme overview. The learning theme overview contains vocabulary which will be used and developed during the theme. You can help us by working with your child to develop their understanding of each word as well as finding synonyms for them. This will enhance their oracy, reading, spelling, and written work.
Please also remember that the children have access to Times Tables Rockstars – they have all been provided with log in details and passwords. Regular practise on this app keeps their calculation skills sharp.
Term 2 Week 4
Thank you to everybody who attended the Christmas fayre. It was lovely to see so many of you supporting our school. In class, we have continued to develop our understanding of fractions- focussing on fractions of amounts. The children continue to be enthralled by Stormbreaker. There are plenty of other stories involving the hero, Alex Rider. You may like to encourage your child to choose the next episode to read at home.
Term 2 Week 3
Term 2 Week 2
More visitors this week. Rob French shared his experiences of life in the marines which really captured the children’s interest and help them to understand some of the reality of life for our forces. The work produced afterwards was really thoughtful. Later on the week, the children created their own poetry based on remembrance. We also had a second visit from the explorer, Ben Peters, who has shared his experiences of diving around the Great British Reef.
Term 2 Week 1
A very exciting week as we begin our class novel – Stormbreaker. This is a fantastic adventure which has already enthralled the children. To finish the week, all children had the chance to sit on a lorry and learn about awareness of visibility for the drivers. This increased their knowledge of road safety. I cannot stress enough how valuable this was as we were all extremely surprised at the limits on the visibility of the drivers.
We have had a wonderful week, completing and editing our adventure stories. As a whole, the crew have impressed me with the way they are beginning to explain their findings in maths and specifically addition and subtraction. However, the most important piece of learning this week had been around how to be safe when online. Plenty of the children have shared that they are regular users of the internet so our focus has been around the SMART message and how to make sure we are being safe and kind when online.
A very busy week for the crew with four of us involved in a cycling competition and half the class meeting the author Matt Dickinson at Worle school. Matt was very kind and anawered every question that the children asked.
This week we have been exploring the vocabulary used in addition and subtraction, learnt the reasons why people choose to live near volcanoes and planned our stories about an adventure on a volcano.
Thank you to Ben from Explorers Education for visiting and sharing his next adventure with us. He will be diving around the coast of Britain and keeping us updated about his findings.
What a wonderful week we have had, exploring how to ‘learn like a champion’. The children have learnt how the brain makes connections and shared their own personal ways of how they learn like champions. Next week, we will begin our learning theme, ‘What happens when the world gets angry?’
Please see the attached link for information about this term.