Welcome to 5JS!
Our class teacher is Miss Smith. If you have any questions or you would like to talk to her about anything, she is on the KS2 playground before and after school every day.
To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 5 curriculum plans can be found here.
Every half term we read a class text from which we are inspired to write. By reading the text or extracts of the text together, we explore the characters, settings and plots. This may involve drama, hot seating in role, thought tunnels, acting out parts of story, answering and asking questions and lots more! As a result of all of this we then, throughout the year, dive into our writing and produce letters, diaries, recounts, biographies, play scripts to name but a few. Miss Smith loves giving us Personal Bests and House Points as we improve our writing. The exciting texts and rewards certainly motivate us and foster our love of learning – our Enquiry and Science questions do too. Again, look at our Curriculum maps!
We strive to be the best we can be in all areas of the curriculum – especially through our challenges and ‘Going for Gold’ that encourages us to move our learning on further. When we make mistakes, we stick with our Growth Mindset philosophy and learn from them – you should see our ‘Mistakes of the Week’ board! We always discuss our errors and how mistakes are really useful in helping us reflect and improve our knowledge. 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.
PE – children need their PE kit in school every day. PE kit consists of a white t- shirt, black shorts and plimsolls/sand shoes.
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.