Well Year 5, you have been working really hard recently and are almost at the end of our 'Best Year Ever' which unfortunately hasn't quite gone to plan but I am incredibly proud of you. You have continued to tackle many challenges and most likely learned some new skills upon the way.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you this week (I’m so ex
cited I might not sleep) and I hope you keep up the great work you have been doing over the final week of Year 5 J
I can’t wait for next year!
Don't forget that if you need to ask me about any of your work you can get in touch with me via Seesaw or your parents can use the year 5 email.
Please upload your completed work to Seesaw where myself and Mrs Massey will be able to see it and give feedback. Try to upload 1 piece of Maths and 1 piece of English. I can't wait to see what you produce :)
Activities will be updated on a Sunday ready for the coming week and previous week's learning will be archived below.
Welcome to Year 5's Class Page.
In Class 5, we are looking forward to having our best year yet at St Mary’s and we can’t wait to share some of that on our class page.
Term 1- Vicious Vikings
This term, we read The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones. We wrote our own stories, created our own Viking pictures and learned about the Vikings invading Britain.
Term 2- Life in Brazil
This term we learned about Brazil and the Rainforests and we kicked it off with an incredible Explorer Day. On Explorer day we learned how to survive by building a fire and making a shelter just like the character's in our book. We read The Explorer by Katherine Rundell which inspired our own stories. We also read The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry which inspired us to think about the rainforests. We learned about the rainforests and the impact that humans are having on them so that we could write persuasive letters to protect them.
As Christmas approached, we learned how to do Collograph Prints to make our own recyclable wrapping paper.
Term 3- Victorian Britain
This term we learned about life in the workhouses during Victorian Britain. This was inspired by our class text, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, which followed the life of a young Jim Jarvis. We used primary and secondary historical sources to help us find out more information about workhouses and even role-played what life might have been like. We also learned about Thomas Barnardo as it was the character from our book who inspired Dr Barnardo to set up his charity that continues to support children today.
Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and had his first story published in his school magazine when he was just thirteen. In 1971, his first novel, The Carpet People, was published. He went on to write over 30 popular novels and in 2009 was given a knighthood by the queen for his contributions to literature.