With the long holiday upon us soon we have been looking at internet and social media safety over the last couple of weeks. Our last session on this subject will be on Thursday 20th July. I will be showing year 5 the short video above and then leading a discussion on the issues it raises. Released by The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre the video is aimed at 8-10 year old children. Online safety is a very real issue for today's children. If you feel the video is too hard hitting for your child however please contact school and they can sit the session out.
Welcome to Year 5!
We are working on and have recently completed a number of interesting projects in Y5. Please follow the links in each subject to learn more about what we are doing.
Our visit to Bowers Hall Farm took place on Wednesday 3rd May. The visit was a tremendous success with all the children learning a great deal about life on a dairy farm and the hard work involved in bringing fresh milk to our tables. A full set of photographs of the day can be found in our class diary.
ICT and Topic
This half term we are looking at the subject of "Enough for Everyone," during our topic lessons. As well as our visit to a dairy farm we will be investigating where our power comes from, renewable or non renewable, where our food comes from, conserving resources and is there enough?
During spring half term we combined our topic lessons with ITC and built a website giving information about the Americas. The site is now live on the internet. Please visit it here. The class did very well researching their topics and putting the site together. A website is a living thing though and if they wish to further develop their pages your feedback to them will be very welcome.
With a General Election on the horizon we are exploring our democracy and how it works; basing our writing on this. The children have been looking at the leaders of our political parties and have written a biography on our Prime Minister. Year 5 are now moving to each write our own manifesto for Our Lady's. They are thinking of real policies that they could campaign for and will be making these into their own manifesto and campaign documents.
Following our successful exploration of taste and discovery of the super tasters in our midst before half term. We are continuing to take part in the BBC's Terrific Scientific project this half term. We will be exploring water and time over the next couple of months. We are all very much looking forward to it!!!
Children need to read at least 20 minutes every night. Children can read independently, to an adult, or to a sibling. Please ensure reading diaries are signed daily.
Maths and English homework will be given out on Friday, maths will be given out every 2 weeks. Children also need to be practising times tables daily at home.
Children will be given spellings every Monday for a spelling test on Friday. We work on our spellings every day in school but practice at home makes perfect!!!
The full list of UKS2 spellings is available for download below.