5FB Blog Autumn Term 2022
What an amazing visit we had to see Cressida Cowell (the famous author of the 'How to Train your Dragon' series) launch her new books at Stockport Plaza today. She told us lots about the characters in her new book as well as lots of tips for writing. We learnt about her childhood, with summers spent on an island off Scotland where she hunted for dragons in the cliffs. Her advice was to follow in her footsteps and enjoy writing and drawing for the sheer pleasure of it, right now in primary school - to keep our own notebooks for research and ideas. The creation of our own dragons was strongly recommended and so, utterly inspired, we changed our plans and that's exactly what we did this afternoon. We'll be adding the finishing touches to our dragons in the morning and look forward to writing about them. Perhaps we'll send her a copy or two! A few of us were lucky to be invited to meet her just before we caught the bus and managed to ask a few questions.
It's been another busy week in 5FB!
Thank you to the parents who were able to make it to the curriculum evening on Tuesday. For anyone who couldn't make it, the presentation is in the downloads section. As always, do come and have a chat on the playground at the end of the day if you have any questions.
Also please remember that it is European Day of Languages on Monday (26th Sept). Children are invited to come dressed to represent their favourite European country and we will be doing some themed activities in class. We would appreciate it if you can bring £1 donation on the day. I have been busy getting my outfit ready so can't wait to see what you have all come up with!
Next week, we will also be going on a trip with the other Y4 and Y5 classes to see Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. We are very excited about this opportunity. If you haven't done so already, please go to Parent Pay to sign your child up and also purchase a copy of the book if you wish.
The children should have come home with their homework books on Friday but the Year 5 homework planner for this week is in the downloads section of this webpage. Please note that 5FB have not yet begun using the padlet so the link on page 2 only applies to 5RC. Thank you to everyone who completed their homework last week - it was great to have our first Viking shield in the classroom on Tuesday too!
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and look forward to seeing you again on Monday.
It's 'Meet the Teacher' evening at 6pm today (Tuesday 20th September) at Oldfield Brow. We hope to see many of you there and will post the PPT from the evening afterwards.
5FB have had a great start to the year so far. We have been working hard on our theme of identity. So far, we have enjoyed the book 'The Name Jar' which we used to practise some of our reading skills. The children have also written some excellent poems all about themselves. We are now working on recipes on how to make 'Me'! The theme of identity has also given us a chance to explore artwork using our names and the idea of us all having a unique fingerprint.
Next week, we will be writing stories about our name. Your child will bring home a sheet as an extra piece of homework over the long weekend. Please help your child to complete it with any information about where their name came from, what it means etc. There are some questions on the sheet to help you.
Please bring this homework back to school on Tuesday. There will be 3 dojo points for everyone who remembers!
Your child should also have their Spelling Shed login (the same as last year) and hopefully you have been practising these spellings ready for the spelling test on Friday.
All of the children have chosen a reading book from our class library (or from home). We are going to be trying a new way of recording our reading this year which we will share with you very soon! Therefore, we have not sent home individual reading records this year.
Your regular homework will be sent home on Friday. Please complete this and return it to school by Wednesday.
5FB, keep working hard and we hope you have time to enoy yourselves this weekend.
Mrs Bowes, Mr Smith, Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Flute
Welcome to the brand new classes in year 5!
The Year 5 team can't wait to invite you back to our classrooms. We are going to kick start our year, and get to know one another better, by exploring our own identities in RSE/PATHS lessons and in English and art - thinking about the origins of our names and what makes us unique. Learning will be supported by a beautiful book:
Soon after we'll charge ahead with an exciting cross-curricular topic all about Vikings where History, Art and English blur into one. It's one of my favourite topics and I cannot wait to start teaching you all about the young Viking - Gunnar - and his quest! We will be using these books to support our learning during this topic:
Maths will begin with the fun unit of Roman Numerals followed by place value and as scientists we'll be learning all about the properties of materials.
Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 7th September!
Mrs Bowes, Mrs Chetwyn, Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Flute
PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22.