Mrs Bonnelykke, Mrs Matthams, Mrs Matthews and Mr Mayes
welcome you to Year 5 .
A brief introduction...
Mrs Bonnelykke teaches in Year 5 on a Thursday and Friday although for the rest of the week she is still in school being Deputy Head Teacher. She absolutely loves Maths and Science! Mrs Matthams is the class teacher on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - she is really passionate about English and Music!
PE Days are a Tuesday and Wednesday but we suggest children bring their P.E. kits to school and leave them in their lockers - just in case! Please click here to be taken to the uniform checklist.
Ash Class Learning
In Ash Class, we love to learn and have chosen lots of fantastic topics to focus on all through the year!
During the first half of the Autumn Term we will be learning about Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton who was an Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic.
During the second half of the Autumn Term we will be learning about North America with a focus on Neil Alden Armstrong who was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer and the first person to walk on the Moon.
During the first half of the Spring Term we will be learning about the Legend of Beowulf. The story is set in Scandinavia in the 6th century. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel
During the second half of the Spring Term we will be learning about Maya from The Storm Runner by JJ Cerzantes. Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging.
During the first half of the Summer Term we will be focusing our learning around the text The Explorer - From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.
As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.
Except, it seems, someone has been there before them .
Across the rest of the curriculum, we will be learning about Living things in Science, verbs in French, binary code in Computing, rhythm in Music, Ancient Greeks in History, the work of Hundertwasser in Art and making soft toys in Design and Technology. The knowledge organisers for a sample of these can be found below:
During the second half of the Summer Term we will be looking at local geography linked to the text Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick. Global warming has caused the sea to rise until cities are turning into islands and civilization is crumbling. Ten-year-old Zoe Black was left behind on Norwich by accident when her parents escaped in the last supply ship to visit the island.
In year 5 children are expected to continue their learning at home every day. This includes a short 5 minute maths task, times tables practice, reading and spelling practice. Please click on the link below for the cover letter from the inside of the Home Learning books.
Websites to Support Home Learning