Welcome to Class 5B!

Step into our classroom and you will find a wonderful group of courteous, respectful and hard-working children who will always provide you with a warm welcome.  Our lessons are always full of challenges that we strive to overcome through a positive attitude, teamwork and lots of laughs.  Our class teacher is Mr Bell and our teaching assistant is Miss Blundred.  They – along with Miss Hayes and Mrs Stevenson – provide us with great support and a lot of fun.  We experience lots of different subjects and have opportunities to try new things every day – it is certainly ever dull!

As we move higher in the academy, we have greater responsibility and are determined to show this in everything we do; we have high expectations and goals and are dedicated to setting a great example of being an Eaton Park person to fellow pupils, staff and visitors.

What We Are Learning

Over the course of this year, we will encounter many interesting and fun-filled activities to develop our understanding across the curriculum.  Our English sessions are currently linked to the incredible ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selznick – a book we are desperate to explore more and more of.  This is just one of the many interesting texts we will uncover this year, from The War of the Worlds through to Treason and Dark Stone Eye.

We have some brilliant topics that we are so enthusiastic about uncovering learning about.  Starting the year exploring the globe during ‘Around the World’, we had broadened our knowledge about major nations, cities and landmarks along with discussing key issues regarding climate change and the impact of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.  ‘Stargazers’ took us on a trip around the Solar System, with a particular focus upon Earth and Mars – our Mars non-chronological reports are well worth a read!  Currently, we are travelling way back in time to the age of the Ancient Egyptians, exploring the roles of the pharaoh, hieroglyphics and the importance of the pyramids that we still see today.  To round off the year, we will then come face-to-face with Henry VIII during the brutal Tudor times in ‘Off with her head!’

Throw in developing our sporting and computing skills, exploring artistic techniques and world religions as well as keeping up-to-date with current affairs and we will never miss an opportunity to learn.

Helping Us at Home

Homework will be sent home each Monday, with maths needing to be returned on a Friday and spellings tested the following Monday. We also have the fantastic Bug Club reading programme, which children are encouraged to read on at least once a week at home alongside their reading book; children are required to read at least three times a week, with a challenge set for five times.  For those that achieve five times a week every week, there is the opportunity to enter the ‘Bookworm’ to win some amazing prizes.  Through our electronic programmes, we also have TTRockstars and Spelling Shed for the children to hone their skills through.

Most importantly, ask your children about what they have been learning in their subjects, share your knowledge with them and feel free to look further into some of our topic areas together.  All of our learning experiences will be shared on our class page on Class Dojo, so keep your eyes peeled.

Welcome to Class 5B! Step into our classroom and you will find a wonderful group of courteous, respectful and hard-working children who will always provide you with a warm welcome.  Our lessons are always full of challenges that we strive to overcome through a positive attitude, teamwork and lots of laughs.  Our class teacher is Mr Bell and our teaching assistant is Miss Blundred.  They – along with Miss Hayes and Mrs Stevenson – provide us with great support and a lot of fun.  We experience lots of different subjects and have opportunities to try new things every day – it is certainly ever dull!

As we move higher in the academy, we have greater responsibility and are determined to show this in everything we do; we have high expectations and goals and are dedicated to setting a great example of being an Eaton Park person to fellow pupils, staff and visitors.

What We Are Learning

Over the course of this year, we will encounter many interesting and fun-filled activities to develop our understanding across the curriculum.  Our English sessions are currently linked to the incredible ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selznick – a book we are desperate to explore more and more of.  This is just one of the many interesting texts we will uncover this year, from The War of the Worlds through to Treason and Dark Stone Eye.

We have some brilliant topics that we are so enthusiastic about uncovering learning about.  Starting the year exploring the globe during ‘Around the World’, we had broadened our knowledge about major nations, cities and landmarks along with discussing key issues regarding climate change and the impact of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.  ‘Stargazers’ took us on a trip around the Solar System, with a particular focus upon Earth and Mars – our Mars non-chronological reports are well worth a read!  Currently, we are travelling way back in time to the age of the Ancient Egyptians, exploring the roles of the pharaoh, hieroglyphics and the importance of the pyramids that we still see today.  To round off the year, we will then come face-to-face with Henry VIII during the brutal Tudor times in ‘Off with her head!’

Throw in developing our sporting and computing skills, exploring artistic techniques and world religions as well as keeping up-to-date with current affairs and we will never miss an opportunity to learn.

Helping Us at Home

Homework will be sent home each Monday, with maths needing to be returned on a Friday and spellings tested the following Monday. We also have the fantastic Bug Club reading programme, which children are encouraged to read on at least once a week at home alongside their reading book; children are required to read at least three times a week, with a challenge set for five times.  For those that achieve five times a week every week, there is the opportunity to enter the ‘Bookworm’ to win some amazing prizes.  Through our electronic programmes, we also have TTRockstars and Spelling Shed for the children to hone their skills through.

Most importantly, ask your children about what they have been learning in their subjects, share your knowledge with them and feel free to look further into some of our topic areas together.  All of our learning experiences will be shared on our class page on Class Dojo, so keep your eyes peeled.

Hello and welcome to 5H’s class page!

We are happy, enthusiastic learners who are very keen to achieve our absolute best in everything that we do. We love a challenge in our class and have loved tackling the challenges that Year 5 has brought us so far. We are very eager to broaden our knowledge and understanding and are very active learners during all of our lessons. We are very much looking forward to our new topics in Year 5 as we have a real passion for the wider curriculum subjects in particular. We work very well as a team and are always keen to support one another, yet we realise that making mistakes through working independently is OK too. We are very much looking forward to the exciting year ahead!

Topics

All topics begin with our incredible topic launch days to really engage the children and allow them to feel excited about the topics from day one!

All Around the World

This Geography based topic sees us whizz around the world looking at climate change, Sir David Attenborough and the amazing Amazon rainforest! It is a fantastic topic to open a child’s mind to the amazing world around us and explore different countries and cultures through this. We will be looking at the species that inhabit the Amazon, the layers of the rainforest and the devastating effects of climate change, which is something in previous years that the children have been extremely passionate about and want to start being proactive about here at Eaton Park!

Pharaohs (The Ancient Egyptians): This history based topic is one of the best! During this topic, we study life in Ancient Egyptian times and learn some horrifying truths about mummification! We look at the different Pharaohs and their roles within Ancient Egyptian life, the important of the River Nile and the mysterious Pyramids of Giza- home of the Kings! This topic is fabulous for creative opportunities too as we are able to explore hieroglyphics and have a go at creating our own codes for our friends to crack along with creating Pharaoh masks!

Stargazers (Earth and Space): WOW! Where to begin with this one! Our Stargazers topic is another interesting one where we learn about our solar system- life beyond our planet! Within this topic, we explore the planets of our solar system, make lots of links to our science topic of forces and learn about the phases of the Moon. Providing it can go ahead, we plan to host a Space Camp to learn more about this incredible topic and experience stargazing in person!

Off With Her Head! (Tudors): I told you Year 5 has the best topics! We finish the academic year with our last topic learning all about the Tudors. We dive into the life of Henry VIII and find out about the sad fate of some of his MANY wives! We also look at crime and punishment from this era and compare it to this today! In the past, we have hosted Tudor banquets as a topic showcase where the children can show off their amazing learning of this topic!

Key English Texts: We start the Year by looking at the gorgeous picture book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ which tells a story of a group of protesting crayons who are refusing to colour anymore for their owner. You might remember this book from previous years; however, it has been rewritten to challenge and engage our Year Five children. We spend time picking apart the contrasting characters of the story and write both a backstory diary from the perspective of one of the crayons and writing a letter in the style of one of the crayons!

‘War of The Worlds’ comes into play when we start our topic of Stargazers. A tale of alien invasion and survival grips the children into thinking about the horrifying characters of the aliens! We recount the first chapter of the story thinking about main events and how the invasion destroys the town of Woking.

Important information about Year 5

As in all other year bands, times table knowledge is key to the learning of maths in Year 5. We use the program Times Table Rockstars to help with the children’s acquisition and speed of the times tables and division facts. On Friday mornings we have our PSHE time, where we spend time thinking about any worries/ concerns we might have and also thinking about our roles within the classroom, school and within society. Homework is another important part of life in Year 5 where we are giving the children opportunities to consolidate their learning at home- as we all know, practice makes perfect and this is fundamental for your child’s learning. |On Friday afternoons (alternate weeks), we now have enrichment which is time where your children can explore interests. We offer: Animal Explorers, Crafts, Multi Sports and Team Building- this is a fantastic opportunity for your child to work with different friends and start a new hobby. Finally, our MASTERS values underpin everything we do at Eaton Park and in Year 5 this is no exception. We will be working towards achieving as many of the MASTERS value passport as we can to be upstanding members of our school and fantastic role models for our friends and families.

Final Message

We are extremely excited about the year ahead and can’t wait to share all these amazing experiences and opportunities with your children. We feel as though they have lots to look forward to! As a Year 5 team, we are always here to support you and your children so if there is ever anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to contact us via Class Dojo or the school office!

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