Classes 2023-2024 -
Year 5 @ Hewish 2023-24
Welcome to Year 5 at Hewish
Class Teachers : Mr Ian Phillips and Mrs Lorraine Brawn
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING
Please use the links below to help your child with spelling and times tables practise. Topmarks.co.uk is a useful website as it has different maths games which allow children to practise different aspects of maths.
Year Six Residential 2024 Information
Please see below the initial letter of interest and Mendip Presentation shared with parents and carers.
Please note the date on Mendip’s presentation is incorrect as the presentation could not be altered.
Term 1 & 2 Overview of learning
Our first Learning Enquiry is “How are you helping to look after the planet?” During this enquiry, we will be investigating mini enquiry questions which include “How can we be more sustainable?” “Why do we need to be sustainable?” “Why are the rainforests important?” “If we damage the world, what is the impact?” “How were the Mayans sustainable?” Please see our Knowledge Organiser to find out more information about our Learning Enquiry for Terms 1 and 2.
In Maths this term we will be focussing on place value, ordering and comparing numbers, rounding, and using negative numbers. This term we will also explore addition and subtraction as well as starting our unit of multiplication and division.
We have started off our English learning by looking at the poem ‘Conker’ from ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane. The children have performed and analysed this poem, selected their own natural objects on our nature walk and written acrostic poems in the same style. We have also started our class text “The Boy in the Tower” by Polly Ho Yen in our Reading Lessons.
Our science focus this term is “Why is it important to look after our world?” We will be exploring different life cycles including animals, flowering and non-flowering plants and we will also be looking at animal classification systems.
Our RE focus this term is Understanding Christianity. Within this unit, children will cover the concepts of God, Creation and the Fall on a timeline of the Bible’s ‘Big Story’. They will describe how and why Christians might pray to God, say sorry, forgive and ask for forgiveness. They will also make links between what stories in the Bible say about human beings, and pupils’ own ideas about how people should behave
Our PE lessons are on a Monday and Thursday. Please come to school in PE kit on these days. We will be looking at Tag Rugby from our Complete PE curriculum and focussing on Agility and Coordination in our Real PE Lessons.
This term our Music focus is on South and West African Music. So far, the children have learnt a call and response song called “Shosoloza”, traditionally sung by men of the Bantu people who lived in Zimbabwe and travelled to South Africa to work in diamond and gold mines.
In Art, we will be exploring the celebrated artist “Henri Rousseau” and his famous painting “Surprise”. We will be learning about different types of mediums and experiment with composition.
In computing, we are looking at different types of Search Engines. This will help to support the children when they use the internet to research different curriculum subjects. We will also cover the topic of E-safety and what it means to have access to the internet.
Our learning review meetings will be held after school on Monday 9th October and Thursday 12th October.
Friday 13th October is a training day for staff and the school will be closed for pupils.
Term 2 starts on Monday 30th October.