Welcome to Year 5!
Many thanks to those of you that were at the extremely well attended Meet the Teacher evening last Tuesday. It was great to meet so many of you!
Our termly mind map and letter will be uploaded to the website tomorrow, so keep a look out for that.
Welcome back to the new school year!
We shall be adding lots of information about the year ahead in the next few days- please keep checking back for information!
The return to school for our final half term of the academic year saw Years 5 & 6 visit the Nottingham Tennis Festival on University Boulevard. This international event sees many of the worlds top players perform in preparation for Wimbledon. Our pupils participated in a variety of coaching activities before watching some of the matches under beautiful blue skies.
The pupils were exemplary throughout the day and many comments were made by members of the public and tennis staff. A credit to the school and their parents.
Extra (optional) homework Due 16.05.16
In English next week (week commencing Monday 16th May), we will be producing leaflets to advertise the John Clifford Summer Fayre. We would like you to bring a couple of examples of adverts used to promote different events or products. These could be from magazines, newspapers or the internet.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been doing quite a lot practical maths and data collection. We have explored units of measurement relating to height, weight and time and used this information to explore averages and graphs. Here are some photos of us collecting information about ourselves using a range of measuring equipment.
Here is a sample of some of the fantastic work by the children last term. We learnt all about the Anglo Saxons and their invasion of Britain, before making our own helmets and shields.
We also wrote short stories based on the poem, Beowulf. Our monsters were even more fearsome than Grendel! The children also illustrated either the hero or villain from their story.
Homework - Set on Thursday 15th October 2015
Week 1 - Due on Tuesday 20th October 2015
Week 2 - Due on Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Welcome to Year 5!
We would like to welcome you all to an exciting new year at John Clifford as your child enters Year 5. We have a very busy half term in store and hope that those of you that attended the Meet Your Teacher night found it useful and informative.
English and Topic
Our topic for this half-term is Space where we will be learning about The Earth, Sun and Moon and some of the other planets of the solar system. In English, we will be describing alien planets and creating our own alien creatures. Towards the end of the half-term we will be looking at the biographies of some famous people that have been influential in the field of space travel and exploration. If you have any expertise, information or pictures to help our Topic in any way, please feel free to send them in.
Parents’ evenings on 19th and 21st October 2015 will give you the opportunity to have a 5 minute meeting with your child’s teacher to see how they have settled in and to ask any questions you may have regarding the year ahead. In addition to that, we are usually available on the playground at the end of the school day.
We expect children to have their PE kits in school all week. PE is as much a part of the curriculum as Maths or Literacy so it is vital that all children have the expected kit to fully participate in all PE lessons, which will usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon. There may also be additional opportunities for the children to get active at other points during the week. So far, we have been impressed with the number of children who do have their PE Kits in school. Please keep this up!
If you are ever available to support the year group with any trips or listen to readers in school then please do not hesitate to contact us.
We would like to wish you and your child all the best for the coming term!
Mr Rainford and Miss Kyle
Operation Outdoors with Mr Goodburn!
Some of our Year 5 pupils have begun working with Mr Goodburn in our woodland area this term. They have been learning about this wonderful habitat, how to use various tools and how to construct shelters. Watch out for the next Bear Ghrylls!
Here are some websites that you might find useful for homework and any additional independent home learning you might feel motivated to do!
Simply copy and paste them into your browser for endless hours of educational fun!
If you have any others that you use and enjoy, please let us know so that we can add them to this list.