Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 - Class Teachers Mrs Hill and Mrs Pawlitta

Our names are Mrs Hill and Mrs Pawlitta and we are NIghtingale's class teachers.

In year 5 we have high expectations of behaviour and learning. We are really pleased to see each child working hard, being kind and rising to the challenge.

This year we begin a new creative curriculum and during the Autumn Term we will be answering the question: How were the lives of the Victorians different to our lives today? We begin this topic by investigating what life was like for children, particularly those who were poor and were forced to live in the workhouse. All our Literacy, History, Art and Design technology will be linked with our topic. At the end of term children will take part in a drama presentation which we would love you to attend.

We will be going back in time during our class trip to Perlethorpe later on in the term. Year 5 will be experiencing 'A Day in the Life of a Victorian Child' and will be dressing up as a Victorian, as well as eating a 'Victorian style' packed lunch. A letter will be sent out later on in the term confirming all the details, however please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any questions.

In maths we will begin by reinforcing our knowledge of number and place value before moving onto exploring the four operations. We have introduced an additional 20 minute lesson during which we will focus on mental recall.

Year 5 will also be going swimming on Thursday afternoons this year at the Meden Sports Centre.

This Week

Welcome back! We hope you had a great Christmas!

This term we will be asking the question-'Is man killing the blue planet?'.

Our work will be geography based and will include work based around Sir David Attenborough's Tv Series 'The Blue Planet'.

Our new class novel is, 'This morning I met a Whale' by Michael Morpurgo and our writing will be based on this story. As part of poetry week beginning on the 29th January, we will be taking part in poetry workshops led by the poet Ian Bland.

In Science, we will be looking at different animal an plants in their different habitats. This will include visits to our school allotment.


Homework will be sent out each week on a Thursday to be returned by Tuesday the following week. You will have one piece of English and one piece of Maths. You will also have spellings and times tables to learn and we expect that you will have read three times at home during the week.

July 2018


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