Mrs C Munro Y5 Class Teacher
Mrs M McGrath Y5 Class Teaching Assistant
A warm welcome to Year 5, the children are in for a real treat this year!
We have an abundance of exciting learning opportunities for the children to engage in, as well participating in our fabulous Harvest celebrations, Bikeability and Bush Craft! Some of our thrilling topics include exploring Earth and Space, researching the Anglo Saxons and venturing into the mythical world of Ancient Greece. We even have our own Ancient Greek Temple, which transforms into a magical reading area, providing the children with a rich selection of delightful books! For all those budding artists, we are lucky enough to study the work of the great Salvador Dali. We will also be graced with the pleasure of listening to the music of one of the finest composers of all time, Mozart. During the Spring Term, we are hoping to visit Spaceport which is full of lots of ‘hands on’ exhibits which explain the role of gravity and light and space. They will also get to experience the force of hurricane winds in the safety of the Hurricane Simulator!
Music – Home Learning Resources for Parents
Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, ‘Out of the Ark’ have released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. They will continue to add new songs and resources over the next few weeks and can be found by following the link below:
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY – HOME LEARNING IDEAS
Design and technology (DT) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.
Follow the link below for some fantastic, age appropriate DT ideas to try at home with your child.