Firstly a warm welcome back to St James and to Year 5!
This year both classes have chosen water themed animals as their class names.
- Omniscient Otters – Miss Rosenberg, supported by Miss Gibbons
- Super Seals – Mr Wallis, supported by Mrs Nash.
Year 5 have some wonderful activities planned for the new school year and we hope there is a sense of normality in our classrooms after the difficult time of lock down.
Click here to see our the Year 5 Autumn Curriculum Plan
Click here to see our Year 5 Autumn Newsletter
Our first core value to start off the academic year is community. As a school, we are always looking to make links with our wider community and this will continue throughout the year with many events in which parents/carers will be involved. This value is vital to our children so that we can celebrate the diverse and vibrant community that we are part of.
As well as our core values, I would like to introduce the 5 ways of being which we will be focusing upon this year.
- Be yourself always
- Confident communicators
- Show you care
- Contribute to your community by succeeding together.
- Knowledgeable and expert learners.
The first topic that we will be studying in Year 5 is ‘Out of this world!’ We will be starting with a history topic all about Early Islamic Civilizations, focusing on the Baghdad and trading along the Silk Road. We will then move onto the wonderful world of engineering and how this profession is important in the development of our society. We will then move on to complete a case study on Florida and look at attractions such as The Kennedy Space Center before learning all about Earth and Space.
May we take this opportunity to remind you that your child is required to wear full school uniform consisting of; black/grey trousers/school skirt, blue shirt, tie, school jumper/cardigan. We have seen a rise in children wearing trainers to school and must reiterate that smart, black shoes are also part of our school uniform. Please make sure your child has full, correct uniform as it hugely improves attitude towards school. We appreciate on occasions there may be genuine reasons and it may take longer to rectify these, therefore please speak to your child’s class teacher if there are any issues you are having.
Your child’s PE slot will be on a Wednesday, please note that they should come to school wearing their PE kit.
Follow your child’s learning through social media on Twitter @church_prim and @year5church_prim and share photos and videos with school via Twitter by tagging our accounts.
We have had a fantastic Autumn 2 in Year 5. Please take a look at our video to see all the wonderful things we have been up to!