Welcome to the Funky Foxes! We are a Year 5 class of 16 children! We are taught by Mrs Dyke and are aiming to have lots of fun whilst learning ‘big’ numbers and technical grammar terminology. We are also taught by Mrs Challinor and Mrs Thorne who teach us ICT and French.
We have great fun and always work hard to achieve our goals of perseverance, excellence, awe and wonder, compassion and enjoyment.
In the mornings we usually have English and Maths lessons alongside spelling, grammar, handwriting and arithmetic sessions.
In the afternoons we will usually have PE, Science, topic, RE, music and art or design technology.
In PE we are learning hockey skills and dance routines and our PE lessons are on a Tuesday and Thursday.
We have our spelling test on a Tuesday and our times tables Grand Prix on a Monday.
In science we are learning how different types of plants and animals reproduce, linking this to life cycles.
Topic is all about the ancient Egyptians and we will use what we learn, to write in different genres, in some of our English lessons too.
Art is also linking to the Egyptians as we will be looking at Egyptian portraits.
English: recount, non-chronological report, narrative, poetry, explanation, discussion
Grammar and punctuation: modal verb, relative pronoun, relative clause, parenthesis, bracket, dash, cohesion, ambiguity
Maths: to become fluent in place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurement, geometry and statistics. to be able to reason mathematically and solve problems using all of the above.
Science: Living things and their habitats, animals including humans
History: the Egyptians
RE: What do religions say to us when life gets hard?
Art: sculpture and drawing
Hardworking Hazels Odes
Hardworking Hazels have been busy writing their innovated odes for the past week after learning ‘Ode to an Olive’ last week. Their versions, about their favourite food, are absolutely amazing. I even had to get Mr Smith to come and have a listen to the performances as I was so very proud of each and every child. He was so amazed that he awarded seven headteacher stickers!
At parents evening, there were many requests for photocopies of their fantastically dramatic work, so please find attached a pdf of all of their finished work. The children have enjoyed this work thoroughly and I hope that you enjoy reading them!
Have a lovely weekend,
I am so pleased with Hardworking Hazels’ English work for this term. We all wrote an innovated version of the Twelve Labours of Heracles. We spent AGES learning the text, boxing it up, analysing text features and planning our new version. The results were amazing!! Every single child should be really proud of their work and they are very excited to share them with you on the next Parents Evening. I certainly am!
Now to the exciting part, the results of the competition…
1st place: Grace and Alex
2nd place: Matthew and Garth
3rd place: Jake, Bailie-Ray and James
Make sure you come and claim your prize tomorrow!
Keep it up Hazels,
Week 1 – Look at Me
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to hear main word classes • to use gestures to show they understand
Week 2 – Happy birthday
to listen and respond to simple rhymes, songs and stories • to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken • to use actions and rhymes, and play games to aid memorisation
Week 3 – Party games
to make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to recognise some familiar words in written form • to imitate pronunciation • to play games to help remember
Week 4- Come to my party
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Week 5 – Sports day
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words and short sentences • to hear main word classes • to engage in turn taking • to use a physical response
Week 6 – We are the champions
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to ask someone to clarify or repeat • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data
In this strand pupils will explore data in different contexts. They will use charting software and databases to collect and present their data to support other areas of the curriculum such as science, geography, maths D and T. They will use data loggers or Apps on tablets to capture data. They will be introduced to spreadsheets to solve specific problems. They will consider data in the wider context; what types of information are stored, how to keep data secure and private
- Begin to develop knowledge about how data is used in the world around them how/where it is collected. They will also consider issues such as accuracy, privacy and keeping data safe
- Use spreadsheets to develop an understanding of simple functions and create a simple budget. Use a variety of tools to collect data – Data loggers, weather stations, Apps on tablets, sport related tools
- Use the data collected to interpret, recognise patterns, describe events and answer questions
- Use databases to detect anomalies and inaccuracies and understand the need for accuracy when entering data
- Understand that personal data is collected by others for a variety of purposes – understand the consequences of losing data or incorrect data
- Use a spread sheet to write formulae to carry out calculations and use them to solve problems
Curriculum Overview Spring 1
Please find attached an overview of our objectives we are working towards in each lesson throughout the half term.
Please find attached the Creative Homework list for this first half term. The responses that I received in the first term were overwhelmingly positive and the children really seemed to enjoy sharing what they have learned. Your children will be receiving a paper copy in their first week back.
Spring 1 Creative Homework
English: Greek Myths and Legends.
Mathematics: Negative numbers, Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Time and Fractions.
Science:Earth and Space
Topic: Ancient Greece
R.E: What is the purpose and value of a sacred space?
Grammar and Punctuation: Tenses
Design Technology: Greek Bread Bake Off
PHSE: Going for Goals!