Class 5JI

In class 5JI, we know that when we work hard and all of us can achieve our full potential. We always try our very best and help each other when needed.

We always look to provide the children with enriched and meaningful Enquiry topics that engage and motivate the children encouraging them to form a love of learning. So far, we have learnt about: What if there were no rainforests? Currently we are learning about: What if you went to live in America?

In this topic we have been researching trade and distribution through both North and South America including imports and exports; we have researched and written a biography based on a famous president/prime minister; and we have used compass points to identify the major cities and capitals in countries in both continents as well. Also, we will be looking at some famous artwork from Cundo Bermudez and painting our own portraits in his style of art. Not only that, we will be practising some body percussion to create a similar sound to carnival music used in South America.

The children have really enjoyed our learning so far are looking forward to the next topic, which is all about Ancient Egypt.

At the end of each topic, 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 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 add 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.

Our children are encouraged to believe in themselves and they will achieve their potential.

To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 5 curriculum plans can be found here.

Each half term we have a learning reflection event to celebrate the work we have been doing. Our parents and carers are invited into school so that we can show them what we have been learning.

In Year 5, we also work on developing good learning habits. You can see them all by clicking on this link: GCPS Learning Habits

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.

Please visit our Twitter page @GCPSyear5 to follow our regular updates of the children’s learning and important information.

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