Hello! Welcome to your Year 5 class page. I hope you have had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to the return to school in September. Please read through this page where hopefully I can answer some of your questions about the exciting world of Year 5.
Which teachers will I have?
I look forward to teaching you all again, and to see how you have progressed since I taught you last in Year three. You are a terrific year group with so much curiosity about the wider world and I am excited to see what the new academic year brings!
Miss Marson is our fabulous HLTA and will be in Y5 most mornings and occasionally in the afternoon, as she will be covering PPA in some classes across the school.
What is it like to be a child in Y5?
First of all, it's full of fun! As you will already know, Y5 do lots of exciting things throughout the year, including the Hagley Pyramid Concert! As well as that, Y5 help out a lot around school- we do all the jobs that Y6 are too busy to do! This means that as a member of Y5, you must be responsible, independent and a role model to the younger children in school. You are getting more grown up now and will be going to high school in a couple of years! This means you need to be responsible for remembering your own things like PE kits- your parents don't need to do everything for you!
Class Dojo and Minutes
This year we are still using Dojo points in class and I'm sure that you're all desperate to be on that bouncy castle next year! So you must make sure you are shining out and making the right choices to win points for your house!
As usual, we will be having Golden Time on a Friday, so if you make the wrong behaviour choices then you will be given minutes off that time. I hope that now you are Y5, you are sensible enough to make the right choices so that I won't be needing minutes!
What homework will I get?
Our first Enquiry Based Learning topic this year is all about the roles of the Anglo Saxons. I know that you have already gained prior knowledge of this topic in Y4, however it is important to build on the skills you have learnt as this will enable you to become authentic historians. We will be researching about the roles of the saxons and scots within their communities in order to answer our CST question of 'Are roles within our communities always equally distributed?' You will have a week to do your research- make sure that this is done so that you are ready for the lesson!
You will also have maths and SPAG homework and also spellings every week and you will get a whole week for these too! These are available on our class webpage, so no excuses! :)
It is very important that you read to an adult at home every evening. Make sure your adult signs your reading record so that myself or Miss Marson know that you have been reading at home. In Y5 it is your responsibility to change your reading book frequently.
PE, Swimming and Forest School
We will be having PE on a Wednesday as normal and we will also be going swimming later on in the year. Mrs Morris will also be taking us out for forest school every few weeks and I know that she has got lots of exciting activities planned! Make sure you remember whichever kit you need for the right day so that you can take part in everything!
The Hagley Pyramid Concert!
Lots of you will have older brothers and sisters who have taken part in the Hagley Pyramid Concert over the years. Mr Mallinson will be joining us from Hagley and he is great fun. Even if you don't usually enjoy singing, I can guarantee that you will love our lessons with Mr M and performing at the Birmingham Town Hall! Our theme this year is Electric Dreams- Through the 80’s and we will start learning songs on the very first week back.
We can’t wait to welcome you into Year 5, and we are so excited for the year ahead to do lots of learning and make lots of memories.
Love Miss Woodfield x