Year 5 Merlins 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 5 Merlins
We have an exciting year ahead of us in Merlins and we will be sharing our learning and achievements with you through our class blog.
Our team are dedicated to creating an exciting and stimulating environment in Year 5. We are looking forward to being a part of your child's learning journey as they embark on their final year of primary school. We are excited to make this year a memorable one.
Please follow our school twitter page @AbingdonPrimary to see updates of exciting things going on in our class. This is where you will find photos and videos of the lovely things your children are doing at school!
Miss Walton - Year 5 Teacher
Mrs Wood - Teaching Assistant
Merlins Autumn tern
Geography and History - Behind enemy lines
This term we are going to be learning all about World War Two. Throughout this term we will learn about major events during WW2, what life was like during the war, what impact the war had on society, gender roles in WW2, what propaganda posters were used for and what impact they had on the war, why rationing was introduced and how it affected people’s lives, what the Blitz was and how the Blitz impacted England during the war.
English - Letters From The Lighthouse
In class, we are reading the book Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
Set in London during WW2, Letters From The Lighthouse tells the story of Olive and Cliff, who are having to evacuuate from their home because of bombings.
Our writing task:
Imagine you are Olive, you have just been evacuated from your home in London and have travelled a long and tiring journey to Devon. You do not know what awaits at Budmouth point.
You are feeling a mix of emotions and are uncertain about what lays ahead of you. You have your younger brother Cliff with you and you are still unaware of what has happened to your sister, Sukie.
You are about to write your first letter to your mother...
We are loving it so far and are excited to find out what happens!
Science - Animals including humans
In science this term, children will be describing the changes as humans develop to old age. We will be looking at how babies develop in the first year of their lives and changes that happen throughout the human life cycle. We will be carrying out experiments to compare a Year 5 child to other stages of the life cycle.
Important Notes for parents
PE will take place every Wednesday (with Mr Rowe) this term. We will be swimming every Thursday. Please can you ensure your child comes to school in their PE kits (school PE kit is white or t shirt or polo shirt, black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, red jumper or cardigan and trainers). Please ensure long hair is tied back and jewellery is taken out or covered.
Spellings will be handed out every Tuesday ready to be tested the following Tuesday.
Our homework project for this term is saved in our class files.
At Abingdon Primary we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.
At Abingdon Primary, each child has their own Times Table Rockstars account which they can use to help them learn the multiplication tables. It is essential that they use this every week in order to improve their skills and the speed of their recall. In Year 5 we check our TT Rockstar scores weekly and aim to move ourselves up on our 'TT Rockstars Class Hall of Fame'.
Year 5/6 Statutory Spellings
Below is a list of spellings all Year 5 children should read and write by the end of the year. These words are sent home as part of their spellings each week. Please help support your child's learning by practising these at home.
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