Autumn Term 2023 in Year 5

What an amazing start we’ve had to Year 5! The children have settled in fantastically well, and I’m excited to see where our learning journey takes us next!
The children have also adapted well to their roles as Playmakers, and both they and the younger children they entertain at break and lunchtimes, really enjoy their games! Great work, guys!!

Taking inspiration from our whole school focus ‘The Lost Words’, we have been taking the time to stop and really appreciate the wonderful, natural world we are lucky enough to have around us. From crafting and appreciating different types of poetry in literacy; kennings, acrostic and blackout poems, to creating beautiful artwork to accompany their writing, the children have rolled up their sleeves and thrown themselves into their learning!

Continuing with our theme of nature and the environment, in science, we have been investigating plant and animal cycles. We all agreed that no topic of nature or the environment would be complete without acknowledging our national treasure, Sir David Attenborough! The children have loved watching clips from his many nature documentaries and writing biographies about him.

Our school value of ‘Thankfulness’, was the theme of our recent KS2 assembly, where the children captivated their audience with their story-telling abilities.

Two exciting new additions to our curriculum this term have been ‘My Happy Mind’ and Spanish. The children have loved writing in their My Happy Mind Journals, learning the art of happy breathing and finding out about how their brain works.

Our Spanish Week marked the unveiling of our new language. All week we took part in different activities that gave a taste of life in Spain and its language. We are looking forward to continuing on this journey and making our classroom a truly trilingual environment!