In class 5JI, we know that when we work hard, all of us can achieve our full potential. We always try our very best and help each other whenever needed.
Our enriched and meaningful Enquiry questions engage and motivate the children, encouraging them to form a love of learning. So far, we have asked ourselves ‘What if there were no rainforests?’ and ‘What if you went to live in America?’
As part of our America Enquiry question, we researched trade and distribution through both North and South America, including imports and exports; we researched and wrote a biography based on a famous president or prime minister; and we used compass points to identify the major cities and capitals in countries in both continents. Also, we looked at some famous artwork from Cundo Bermudez and painted our own portraits in his style of art. Not only that, we practised some body percussion to create a similar sound to the carnival music from South America.
The children have really enjoyed our learning so far and are looking forward to the next Enquiry theme ‘What if you lived in Ancient Egypt?’
At the end of each Enquiry theme, we love having parents and carers come into school and share our love of learning. We have reflection events to maximise learning experiences and give parents an insight to what we have been learning. The children absolutely love showing off their work!
In class 5JI, we ensure the children are the best version of themselves by making sure they know right from wrong. We reward the well-mannered choices they make daily with merits that they can save up to get a prize. We want to make sure the children feel safe and secure at all times and they know that we are always there for them for whatever the issue might be.
To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 5 curriculum plans can be found here.
In Year 5, we also work on developing good learning habits. You can see our Year 5 Learning Habits here:
Important things to bring to school:
Water Bottles – children can bring their own water bottle into school and store it by the sink in the classroom. Please make sure that water bottles only have water inside.
Reading Folders – children need their reading book and reading diary in school every day.
Homework – Homework is sent home every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday morning.
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