Year 5 - Tigers

Spring term 2024

Happy New Year! smiley We hope you have had a great winter break. We have lots of exciting learning planned this term.

In English, we will be writing poetry inspired by the poem, ‘Look Twice’ where we will be using our incredible imaginations to see everyday objects from different perspectives. Our second unit will then be narrative - using the text map 'The game' to create our own finding stories. We will be using clips from the original 1995 Jumanji film alongside the picture book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. 

In Maths, we continue to follow the White Rose Scheme. We will be looking at multiplication using formal methods including up to 4-digit numbers multiplied by 2-digit numbers using the column method, short and long division. This term we will also cover units on fractions, decimals and percentages, length and area and statistics. 
In Geography, we will be continuing our learning about biomes of the world by making comparisons between the polar regions (Antarctica and Arctic) and Rainforests. We will learn facts about the climate, flora, fauna and environmental changes. We will also be looking at the effects humans have caused on these environments. 
With Mrs Vessey, on a Tuesday, Tigers will be studying computing where they will learn about simple databases and Music, where they will be focusing on 90s Hip Hop music. They will learn to sing and perform the theme tune to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' with glockenspiels and percussion instruments. 
In Science, we are learning about Space. We will start by learning the order of the eight planets in our solar system and some interesting facts about them. We will be finding out about the movement of the planets, the phases of the moon, how day and night occurs and about space explorations. We will be using video clips from the NASA website to explore our milky way and learn about some of the famous astronauts and astronomers in history. 
This term, in RE, we will be learning about the faith of Islam. We will continue to explore R.E. through our Faith Afternoons, where as a school we will celebrate and learn about a range of different faiths.
In PSHE/RHE we will be learning about caring for others and keeping ourselves safe online. We will also be learning about our rights and responsibilities living in a diverse and inclusive community as British citizens. Our focus this term is on our new whole school Christian Vision starting with our quote from Desmond Tutu 'Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world''. We will completing lots of kindness challenges this term and through the Mini-Police program will be learning how we can support others to make good choices in and outside school. 
In Design Technology this term we will be designing, creating, tasting and evaluating our own burgers. We will make and taste different flavours of burger patties, test different types of buns and think about toppings and sauces. I can't wait to see some of the finished burgers you create! 


Our PE days this term are Wednesdays (with the coach) and Thursday. Please come to school dressed in your PE kit on these days with suitable trainers.


Now that the weather is wetter- please don't forget you will need a pair of plimsolls to change into inside - this means that we can use our field and Base Camp even if it is
a little wet outside, as we can change out of muddy shoes when playtime and lunchtime is over.

If you have any questions, please chat to us at the end of the day or make an appointment at the school office to pop in to see us. 
 Mrs Green, Mrs McBroom, Mrs Lovely and Miss Marshall

Autumn Term 2023

Welcome to a new school year! I am are very excited to teach Tigers Class and get started with lots of exciting learning this term!  


Our topic this term is ‘Britain at War' and we will be focusing on Lincolnshire and London in World War 2. We have some exciting learning planned including learning about how the war started, the allies and axis powers around the world, the Blitz, rationing, evacuation, RAF bases in our local area and local heroes to Gainsborough- the 'Dam Busters'. We will learn about spitfire planes and hopefully visit some real WW2 planes yes Keeping with our topic, we will be looking at war poetry in Guided Reading, learning some WW2 songs in Music (alongside our Rock music Charanga unit) and learning about refugees in PSHE. Our class reading book this term 'Letters from the Lighthouse' which also links to our topic as it is an exciting story set in World War 2. 


In English, we will be writing Tiger poems, then writing portal stories and setting descriptions of the new and interesting places our portals take us. In Maths, following the White Rose Maths curriculum, we will complete the Place Value unit followed by the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


Our PE sessions are Wednesday and Thursday. We will be learning Tag Rugby with a visiting coach on Wednesdays (which will be based outdoors, weather permitting) and indoor Dance on a Thursday. Remember to come dressed in your PE kits on these days and don’t forget your trainers!


Our topic in PSHE/RHE is Healthy and Happy Friendships, learning about how we can develop positive friendships and cope with changes in emotions as we grow and go through significant life events. In Computing, we will continue to develop our understanding of computer networks and how we use computers to collaborate and communicate. Our RE topic is 'Being Human' where will will learn about Hinduism and how Hindu people live their lives. 


In Art, we will be studying the artist Mary Cassatt and using her portraits as an inspiration for for our own portrait drawings. We will be learning sketching skills and using lots of different art media including charcoal, pastels and oil pastels. 


We have so many exciting learning opportunities planned including our amazing residential trip to Butlins this term! We will leave school on Wednesday 4th October and return on Friday 6th October. We will be having a parents meeting soon to go through the details, fill in medical forms and answer any questions.  Kit lists will be sent home and available in the office soon.  Please, if you have not paid the full amount, this needs to be paid by Friday 29th September.  


As a whole school, we are having a big focus on reading. We are very excited to share our new library with everyone, and we hope that this helps us to continue to inspire a love of reading in our children. We read regularly in school and would love to see more children reading at home. At the moment I am reading 'Pages & Co; The book smugglers' which is the 4th novel in the series and I am really enjoying it! I am looking forward to hearing about what you are reading and your favourite books.  Please ask your child what they are reading and encourage them to read regularly at home. 


I can't wait to start this exciting school year with you! If you have any questions or need to speak to us, please catch us at the end of the school day or make an appointment by phoning the school office.


Mrs Green, Mrs McBroom, Mrs Lovely and Miss Marshall smiley