Year 5 Science Fair 2018
Welcome to Year 5
Class teachers are:
Isle of Wight Residential trip
Year 5 Welcome meeting
Topics and Curriculum
You will find the weekly timetable in your child’s diary. Year 5 covers some exciting topics such as:-
- History: ancient Egyptians and ancient Maya.
- Geography: settlements and rivers
- Science: Plants, materials, ourselves, light and sound, and electricity
- Art: shells, Van Gogh and Mayan art
- Design & Technology: shelters, biscuits, and alarm systems
- PSHE topics: laws, financial responsibility, healthy eating, drugs, safety and birth and death.
- Sex & Relationship Education: puberty changes and hygiene
- Computing includes:digital art, audio/video editing, cryptography, game programming and Prezi
- PE & Games includes: gymnastics, rock & roll dancing, football, rugby, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, athletics, and cricket. We also in Year 5 have swimming for 8 weeks; one class Autumn Term and another in the Spring or Summer Term.
For more specific information on what the Year 5 pupils will be studying this term click here.
Year 5 Curriculum maps
If you wish to find out more about the National Curriculum then you can click here.
Children will normally receive three pieces of homework per week and should spend 45 minutes on each piece.
- English homework will be given on Monday for return on Wednesday
- Maths homework will be given on Wednesday for return on Friday
- Topic homework will be given on Friday for return on Monday
Homework needs to be recorded by the child in their homework diaries and signed by a parent or carer.
If homework is not completed on time children will go to the Work room until work is handed in but will be asked to do the homework at home.
We ask children to read at least three times per week and write down in the reading record what they have read and how many pages. We ask for parents/carers to sign and date individually each time they read and their reading record must be handed in every Friday. They will be asked to go to the Work Room if this is not handed in our completed.
We ask you to avoid reading at home the books we study in class which are:-
- “Wolf Wilder" by Katherine Rundell
- “Animal Farm” by George Orwell.
Please practise times tables at home and we will test them in class so they can work towards their certificates. For more information about how we teach maths and measure times table go to the Maths link.
Visits and trips
To help broaden the children’s learning, enjoyment and understanding of their topics, we offer a range of visits and trips.
- The Crew team of actors bringing the Ancient Egyptians to life where the children get the opportunity to dress up and play different members of the Egyptian society.
- They receive a visit from a Life Education mobile classroom where the children look at how drugs affect our bodies and teaches the children through role-play, ways to resist negative peer influences.
- Then in the Summer Year 5 get stuck into a week of outdoor adventure at Little Canada on the Isle of Wight which is a great team building residential trip.
More information about all these trips and visits and any costs will be sent out nearer the time.
Your child is now part of the Upper school and we start to build their personal organisation and responsibility with the lead up to Secondary School so please encourage your child to hand in their own slips, and remember their water bottles, reading records etc.
Any questions or concerns
If you need a quick couple of minutes to speak to your child’s teacher then please pop your head around the classroom door at pick up but if you need longer than that then please make an appointment through the office or by email. Your class teacher should be your first point of contact and can be contacted with their professional email Mr Morrant at CMorrant@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk and Ms Bishop at KBishop@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk If it is an urgent matter, please speak to someone in the office and they will be able to help you.