Welcome to year 5. We have two year 5 classes, one called Morpurgo and the other called Rowling. Each class has their own teacher and we are lucky enough to have 2 teaching assistants to help us learn.
Mr Matthews the teacher in Morpurgo and Miss Illingworth is the teacher in Rowling and the Teaching Assistants in year 5 are Mrs Rushworth and Mrs Sample.
In year 5 we are great readers but know its important to keep reading at home and try to read a range of authors and genres. To help us do this and to help us become more independent readers, we read at home each day and ask an appropriate adult to sign our reading journal to confirm we have done this. We don’t need to read to an adult every night, we might just decide to read to ourselves but sometimes, its great to read to an adult too.
Our PE lessons are on Thursday. You will need to come to school wearing your PE kit and you will be able to stay in this all day. PE will take place outside so make sure you have black warm jogging bottoms. Please make sure you do not wear any branded clothing or football kits.
Myths and Wonders
This half term we will be exploring ancient Greek times. Children will begin their learning journey by experiencing a day in modern Greece (including some Greek food tasting!) before travelling back in time to uncover how the ancient Greeks have influenced the modern world. Through this journey, the children will read the text of ‘Who let the Gods Out?’ along with some of Aesop’s fables. Through learning a number of myths and legends from this time period, the children will understand ancient Greek culture and traditions. Children will also learn about Earth and Space. The ancient Greeks loved the stars!
We will use key historical skills such as analysing and interpreting sources which will help us to understand how useful Greek architecture was and why some structures are still used today.