Welcome to Year 5T
Class teacher: Miss Tomkins
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sandhu
We are a year 5 class with more girls than boys. The children all bring their own diverse backgrounds and cultures to our classroom, which allows us all to value and appreciate each other. Each member of our class has something special to offer and we all value their contributions.
Since September, Year 5 have covered the topics Who Am I? and Everything Changes. Who Am I involved the children in exploring their own backgrounds and cultures, as well as looking at Black History and its impact upon today’s society. In geography, we explored parts of Africa and in history we looked at Benin and the British Empire. In religious education, we explored the creation stories in detail and studied the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Our maths units were place value of numbers up to 1,000,000 as well as addition and subtraction of numbers with more than 4 digits. The children made jewellery based on jewellery worn in the ancient civilisation of Benin. In music, we learnt the song Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.
Our current topic is Everything Changes, which is a study of the impact of Covid 19 upon the environment. Our first day after the half term break was an immersion day, where the children used imovie to create voice-overs relating to climate change. The children also designed environmentally friendly masks. We have looked at climates and climate change. As part of our science topic, we have looked at how plants reproduce and labelled the reproductive parts of a plant. In maths, we have studied statistics and are currently covering multiplication and division.
The book we are using in this term is ‘Mama Miti’, the children have had discussions about the book, including making predictions about the story. The children have created setting descriptions using an illustration from the book. In Religious Education, we are exploring
Advent. In Physical Education, we have been learning basic skills to improve our fitness and skills, such as: running, jumping, leaping and cardio. In Art, the children are making landscapes out of old newspapers. We wrote prayers or poems for Remembrance Day.