Class Information

Welcome to Year 5

Teacher:       Mrs Samuels

Teaching Assistant: Mr Cotterill, Mrs Goodchild, Mrs Evans


Year 5 Teacher Book Recommendations!
Mrs Samuels recommends:
"The Railway Children" by E. Nesbit
"They were not railway children to begin with..."
Roberta, Peter and Phyllis leave their London home and move with their mother to a small cottage in the country after their father has to go away unexpectedly. With their mother now busy writing to earn money, the children become fascinated with the railway. They make friends with Perks the Porter and the station master and they discover new and exciting things about the trains. 
Harvest class assembly 
Today in class we had our Harvest class assembly. The children enjoyed a Bible story called 'Sealed with a Sandal' which was all about two women who were helped when they had no home, no food and no money. We talked about helping others and the great work done by the food banks. 
We learnt all about how people in need can be supported by their local food bank and learnt about what they do, how people get their food parcels and what happens to the food donations once they've been received.  
We also enjoyed sharing the amazing acrostic poems about harvest time which the children wrote earlier in the week. They illustrated them beautifully. Have a look at their wonderful work in the pictures below!
Welcome to Year 5!
Our topic for this half term is the Tudors and Stuarts. We have  lots of exciting things planned and the children have already got off to a flying start by making Tudor houses, shields and Tudor Roses in their first week! Wherever possible, our work will be linked to our topic, The Tudors and Stuarts. 


In maths we will be starting with place value, exploring numbers to 10,000, rounding up to and within 10,000, then moving onto numbers to 100,000. We will be learning to count in powers of 10, then compare and order numbers to 100,000. We will then move onto negative numbers and roman numerals. 

In Literacy we will be learning the features of biography writing then putting them to use by writing biographies about famous historical figures from the Tudor period. Later on in the term we will be reading and learning to write persuasive texts. 
Homework will be set on Fridays then collected in on Wednesdays. Children are welcome to bring homework back in earlier than Wednesday if they wish! 
Our P.E lessons will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children can come into school wearing their P.E kit on these days. They can either wear their normal green school jumper/cardigan or their red hoodie should they wish. As the weather gets colder, children might prefer to wear joggers or leggings (grey or black).  
Take a look at links to the grammar we will be learning this term!