Class Information

Welcome to Year 5

Teacher: Mrs Drzymala (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Samuels (Fri)

Teaching Assistant: Mr Cotterill, Mrs Goodchild, Mrs Evans

 

 
SUMMER 1
 
Ancient Greece
 
Travel back to over 3500 years ago when gods ruled the world and used people as pawns; when heroes fought mythical monsters and the Olympics first began. Our summer topic is 'The Ancient Greeks' where we will learn about the Spartans and the Athenians, The Trojan War, Greek life and culture and how democracy began. So pick up your toga, watch out for the Cyclops and get ready for an adventure! 
 
 
Artefact Handling!
We were lucky enough to handle some actual Ancient Greek artefacts loaned to us from Royal Cornwall Museum. Some were as old as 500BC! Therefore we had to use some rather uncomfortable gloves, but it was worth it to see the excitement on the children's faces. 
 
 
 
We have only just started our new topic and already the children are so enthusiastic and eager to learn. They want to show off their hard work so far. For English, we have been looking at performance and narrative poetry and the children have been writing their own based on 'The Apple of Discord', where Paris had to decide who would get the golden apple to say who was the fairest between: Athena, Aphrodite and Hera. But before that, they had to understand what a performance poem was and what better way to do that than to act one out- Theseus and the Minotaur! 
 
 
World Book Day 2021
 
We had Harry Potter characters, robbers, unicorns, Willy Wonka, Old Man (who could move surprisingly quick!), footballers, skateboarders, Where's Wally? The Boy in the Dress, Greta Thunberg, blue hair! And many more. Well done Year 5!
 
200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge
 
 www.200MillionMinutes.org    

We are also taking part in the 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge – a global reading initiative from education charity ‘Achievement for All’. Beginning on our school World Book Day, 10 March, we will join many other education settings worldwide to try to collectively read for 200 million minutes! We know that 10 minutes of reading a day can make a huge impact to a child’s development, so imagine what 200 million minutes could achieve! The challenge will run until Wednesday 31 March 2020 (Children’s Book Day).  

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS!
 
We are pleased to announce that a male Cornish Ridgeback, measuring 30ft long, was captured, unharmed today at 3.05pm by the dragon hunter employed by the pupils of
Y5, Kea Community Primary School. 
 
We thank you for all your support during this time.
 
The dragon hunter has received his reward and has gone on his way but reassures us he would be ready to return at a moment's notice. 
 
 
Dragon Hunters! 
 
Thank you for your wonderful 'Dragon Hunt' work. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the quality at school and home. We had lots of fun planning it (especially Mr Miles with the acting in the videos) but had even more fun and enjoyment reading your work. 
 
It is now looking simply amazing on our class display. I will keep adding to the website gallery over the next few  weeks. 
 
Thank you Year 5!
 
 
 
 
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!
P.E
 
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).  
 
Homework
 
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! 
Take a look at links to the grammar we will be learning this term!