Welcome to Year 5
It’s lovely to be back teaching year 5 after what seems like a very long time in year 6. I have taught at St. Mary’s for almost all my teaching career and love this school, so much so, my own children came here. What greater testament is that! When I’m not teaching I love reading, the cinema, weekends at the coast and walking, to name but a few things. Our family has two small dogs, Tilly a scruffy terrier cross and Fifi, a pug, both of whom take up a big part of my downtime but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love teaching, seeing a child grow and being there first hand to witness their learning is a joy and a privilege – something I’ll never grow tired of. What a great job to be in!
Newsletter Autumn 1
Times Tables Rock Stars
We had a great maths lesson today challenging our partners on Times Tables Rock Stars – improving our speeds and working through all the times tables – we’ll look at the Stats in class to see who’s our champion so far!
Food Technology – Pizza making!
What a fabulous week we’ve had in year 5 in D/Tech. We started the week by researching pizza types, we looked at our favourite pizzas, then we designed our own choice pizzas for different occasions. Lastly we got into groups and made a group choice pizza design for a special occasion and got to make it! It’s been a fun packed working week!
Author Hilary Robinson visits St Mary’s
Year 5 had the pleasure of meeting Hilary Robinson, author of over 40 children’s books! Hilary came in to talk specifically about her books featuring subjects from WW1, as part of our work being done in class around the 100 years armistice. Children had the chance to ask Hilary questions and purchase signed copies of her books.
Mrs Hunt took the children on a walk around Rothwell to look at our famous “CASTLE”, a medieval ruin steeped in history. Time was then given to Rothwell’s famous Maypole and Stocks. A fabulous history walk sparking wonderful discussions and research ready for our Local History topic this half term.
Big Sing Liturgy Thing
We’ve had a fantastic day at Mount St Mary’s high school, joining our Catholic partner schools at, “The Big Sing Liturgy Thing.” The children sang their hearts out and were a credit to our school – a super uplifting, joyous day!
Adoption of Kea!
Our year 5 class have adopted a Sumatran Orangutan from the Durrell Conservation Trust, at Durrell Zoo in Jersey. Her name is Kea.
We’ll get updates as to how she’s doing and we also get to keep a mini cuddly Kea of our own, who’ll be visiting each of our homes throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for our class to learn about wildlife and endangered species, and do our bit to help our world, especially the animals in it.
Information about Planning
Please find below links to planning for Year 5. Within this planning you will find out about what we are covering this year, as well as our medium term plans for each half term.