Year Five - Class Saint Josephine Bakhita
A very warm welcome to Year Five, where we work together as the hands of Christ to support our spiritual and educational journey. Here you will find lots of information about our learning and achievements!
Meet the Teachers
We begin our Year 5 journey learning about Space and Forces in Science, focussing on the Solar System, the phases of the moon and day and night. They will investigate gravity, air resistant and friction. Watch this space for our experiments! In Geography we will then focus on identifying countries and comparing (in detail) North America to the UK. For example, how is tourism different? In History, the children will explore the changing role of the British Monarchy, from its establishment in 1066 to the Tudors and Queen Victoria. Art lessons will delve deeper into the Tudor period creating portraits in the style of Hans Holbein. English texts and learning will focus around the topics above, giving the children an immersive experience and chance to deepen their understanding across the curriculum. In Maths, we will cover: Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Measure and Statistics. RE lessons will focus on Creation and the Sacrament on the Sick before studying Jesus' parables/miracles and the Holy Season of Advent. The children will be sewing you a Christmas decorations as part of their D.T!
Science looks at properties and change of material, for example, liquids, solids and gases. The children will investigate magnetism, conductivity, dissolving, evaporation and much more! History will then focus on the Industrial Revolution. Why was this a turning point in British History? William Morris will be explored through our Art lessons and we will use printing techniques to design wallpapers. In Geography lessons, children will contemplate the theme 'Enough for Everyone?'. Thinking about their carbon footprint and the distribution of resource around the world. They will then make a plant based bolognese in DT to end their environmental studies. Once again, English work will allow children to dive deeper into their understand of the learning above. In Maths, we will cover Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Time, Fractions, Statistic and Geometry. RE themes include the celebrations of Christmas and Baptism and the season of Lent and Holy Week.
Year 5 Science concludes with Animals (including humans) and Living things and their habitats. They will compare life cycles of a range of animals, changes from birth to old age in humans and reproduction of plants and a range of animals. Mapping skills and field work will make up our final Geography lessons focussing on land use and farming in the UK before moving onto History. In History we will analysis the impact of Industrial Revolution on the Potteries. Watch this space for local visits! Alongside this theme in Art, the children will be creating sculptures in the style of Denis O'Connor, who has created many of the sculptures you will find around Stoke-on-Trent. The class will finish the year with an Engineering project! English texts and learning will focus around the topics above, giving the children an immersive experience and chance to deepen their understanding across the curriculum. Maths will cover percentages, fractions and re-cap of all previous learning. RE work begins with Easter and Pentecost, then moves onto the work of the Apostles, Marriage and Holy Orders.
Homework is set, using our online portals, every Monday. This should be 'virtually' handed in before the following Monday morning when the learning will be closed. We use Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Maths Factor and spag.com to provide learning that supports essential knowledge for Key Stage 2 and links to consolidation of classroom learning. All children in Year 5 are familiar with these sites and have logins for these. Please use Dojo if you need password reminders.
Children are expected to read at home 5 times a week. Please message when your child has read on Class Dojo.
PE and Music
We are extremely proud of our P.E. and Music provision at St. Augustine's - we dedicate Tuesday's to Music and Thursday's to PE! Teachers work alongside expert sports coaches to provide our PE lessons. In Music, we work alongside professionals from the City Music School and In Harmony, so that every child can play an instrument as part of an orchestra.
The children will need to wear P.E. kits every Thursday consisting of black/navy joggers/shorts, the school logo PE shirt and school jumpers and school shoes throughout the day. Indoor or outdoor shoes to be brought in each week depending on the topic. Topics will be shared on Dojo. Earrings must be removed for PE.