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Year 5

Mrs Broadwell (5A) & Mrs Williams (5B)

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What are we going to be studying this year?

Autumn- Light Up the World.

Our Autumn term topic is ‘Light Up The World.’ During our Immersion Day, the children decided they would like to find out about the natural light in the World, inspirational leaders, how people make a difference and how lightbulbs work. 

When finding out about natural light we will be researching the Northern Lights.  We will be looking at Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Junior to discover how they lit up the world with their actions.  We will be discussing ways that we can make a difference and light up the lives of people in our community.  When investigating light bulbs, we will be learning about how electricity is transferred from one place to another. 

 

Spring- Explorers of The Earth.

During the Spring term our topic will be ‘Explorers of the Earth.’ During this topic we will be finding out about another place. We cannot wait to find out where the children would like to visit!

 

Summer- Design for Life.

During the Summer term, our topic will be 'Design for Life.' We will be looking at some of the great designs from History, as well as designing some new things of our own.

 

Why is it great to be in Year 5?

  • "We can use iPads to research in lessons." (Age 9)
  • "We do fun science experiments with the teacher!" (Age 10)
  • "We get to work with our friends." (Age 10)
  • “I can’t wait to go swimming this year!” (Age 10)

 

Now that you are in Year 5

  • We go swimming!
  • The Year 5 Eco Committee Members are...  
  • The Year 5 School Council members are...  
  • The Year 5 Criw Cymraeg members are...

 

PE/Games Days

Our P.E. day is Tuesday. Remember to bring your kit into school.

 

Who are the Year 5 teachers?

Hello, I’m Mrs Broadwell, one of the Year 5 teachers. In my spare time, I sing in a choir. I really enjoy it but get a bit nervous before a concert! I also enjoy meeting my friends and eating out at restaurants. My favourite food is Chinese.

I  love to travel to new places although I don’t enjoy flying! My favourite destination is Croatia, and I would love to visit the USA.

My favourite books are the Harry Potter set, and I was really excited when I visited the Harry Potter studios! I can’t wait to go again!

When I was in school, I enjoyed studying History. From a young age, I always wanted to be a teacher. If I wasn’t a teacher, I would love to look after the penguins at Folly Farm!

 

Mrs Williams enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. Most weekends are spent doing activities with her children; trampolining, visiting local parks or playing games in the house. She loves nothing more than cuddling on the sofa with her family for a 'film night' (with a mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows)!

Mrs Williams started working at the school in 2011 and couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. Before starting her training, Mrs Williams worked as a florist, then as a playworker but soon decided that she wanted to pursue her lifelong ambition of becoming a teacher. As a child, she would often ‘teach’ her teddies, take a register and mark the teddies’ work!

In high school, Mrs Williams favourite subjects were Drama and Child Development. Now, she loves teaching ICT and is passionate about the importance of teaching children to read. 

 

 

Books we will be reading in Year 5…

The fables of Aesop are an enjoyable read as well as teaching morals. Discover the story of the tortoise and the hare, the boy who cried wolf and many others. Light up someone’s World by making the right choices.

 

Humpty Dumpty’s hard-boiled brother tackles the mystery of his infamous fall. In a big gold trench coat, private eye Joe Dumpty embarks on an adventure to crack the case. Explore the options to find out if a crime has been committed. 

Kensuke’s Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story of a boy called Michael as he fights to survive on an island. When he wakes he finds fresh water and food; he is not alone!

The story follows a young girl named Zoe, whose mother died when she was a baby. Zoe now lives with her father and her lazy stepmother, Sheila. Zoe is being bullied and is looked down upon by a teacher, Miss Midge.

 

What can you do at home to help?

  • Visit a lighthouse. You may find one closer than you think!  
  • Who inspires you? Gather some information about them and let us know. Discuss them with the people/person you live with. 
  • Visit the Newsround website. Which story inspires you? 
  • Share stories about friendships.
  • Ask your child how they might advise a friend/family member to stay safe online. 
  • Share stories about what made you laugh today. Ask them to share theirs. 
  • Ask them what the best thing was about school today.
  • Make a pact to do at least one nice thing for something each day and share your good deeds. 
  • Please encourage your children to log into ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Reading Buddy’ independently so they can become familiar with using a username and password.
  • Visit our ‘Connect’ pages for ideas on how to support your child with home learning.  
  • Read with your child regularly.
  • Practise times tables.

 

Reading is the key to success. Listen to your child/ren read as often as possible. Your child has access to their own Reading Buddy account. More information about this is available on the Home Learning page. They also have access to www.oxfordowl.co.uk which offers a fantastic selection of free ebooks. Just visit the website and select 'My Class Login'. Next, enter the class name & my class password which are both: TPP1 

This half term we are reading 'The Ratburger' by David Walliams.

 

Helping your child to learn their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 7 times tables (in this order) will benefit them greatly. Times tables are the key building blocks to mathematics. It makes it far quicker and easier for children to work out maths problems in their heads. 

 

Your child/ren has access to Mathletics, Purple Mash and Hwb. All of these require a password and username. For more information visit the Home Learning page

 

There is always an opportunity for children to learn from what's going on around them. For example, when cooking involve your child in measuring the ingredients to improve their numeracy skills, play games (such as Heads Up, charades) to develop their oracy and confidence, or exploring the local environment to discuss key issues such as littering and pollution. 

 

Communication 

With the current situation, it is a little tricky to talk to us at the start or end of the school day. If you would like to chat to us, we kindly ask that you contact the school office on 01633817161 or via email tredegarpark.primary@newport.gov.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

 

*Please note these links lead to external websites & we are not responsible for the content of these pages. 

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