Welcome to Eagles
For nothing will be impossible with God
Luke 1 v37
‘Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out
for what is better for others.’
On behalf of the staff and children of Year Five, welcome to our class page.
Welcome to a new term at St Mary's - I cannot wait for all of the incredible learning that we will be doing this term! We are going to learn so many new things, enjoy ourselves and show what responsible Year Fives we can be.
Below, you will find updates on our learning journey throughout the year. Please do ask your child about what they've done at school!
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch by email or on the playground. As always, our classroom door is open.
Mrs Pitsillis 😁
30th October - INSET Day
31st October - Parents' Consultations
2nd November - Parents' Consultations
3rd November - Fireworks Night @ St Mary's
13th - 17th November - Anti Bullying Week
2nd December - Christmas Fair
13th December - Christmas Carol Service (2pm and 6pm)
2nd January - INSET DAY
- PE (PE Kit stays in school)
- PE (PE Kit stays in school)
- Homework set for the week (Spelling Shed, TTRS, Maths Fluency and Handwriting, daily reading)
Our Learning Journey
This section of our class page will be used to provide an insight into our classroom and learning adventures.
Our Autumn Term Adventures
At the start of Term 1, Year Five experienced their first taste of Mayan life to kick-start the topic: tasting raw cacao beans.
The reviews were certainly mixed, but everyone loved the fact that they had tried something that was eaten on the other side of the world over a thousand years ago!
As part of our science topic on properties of materials, Year Five experimented to discover which materials were solutes and which weren't. They put each material into a solvent (water) and observed to see which dissolved to create a solution.
There were many correct predictions and some surprises - many expected pepper to dissolve and were shocked to see it float on top of the water!
Adverbs of Possibility
As part of our unit on writing persuasively, Year Five have been learning about modal verbs and adverbs of possibility. Both have allowed them to express degrees of possibility in their speech and writing with so much precision.
To really get everyone thinking, we ranked the adverbs in order of how likely we think they suggest something would be to happen. Do you agree with our choices?
To immerse in our model text this week, Year Five put their 'vlogger' hats on and recreated parts of a persuasive review of Pompeii in the form of a vlog.
Their goal was to use interesting vocabulary which they had identified in the text, try to use modal verbs (can, should, must, etc...), and most of all, be entertaining!
They will then apply some of this excellent language to their own persuasive review of Palenque, a Mayan archaeological site which the children have been learning all about!
Here are a few of the videos - how do you think they did? I think we might have a few budding entertainers in our midst!