Welcome to Year 5!
This year, our class are named after inspiring people from Yorkshire.
Tomlinson Class is taught by Miss Byrne and Miss S.
In August 2000, Jane Tomlinson, a mother of three from Leeds, was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. During this period Jane took on a series of apparently 'impossible' challenges for someone suffering from cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment. This included a full Ironman, two half Ironmans, the London Marathon three times, the New York Marathon, three London Triathlons and three long distance bike rides - John O Groats to Lands End, Rome to Home and her final huge challenge, a 67,812 km ride across America!
One of Jane's motives was to show that people with a terminal illness can still lead an active and fruitful life. Jane provided true inspiration and genuine hope to a great many people, and raised over £1.85m for cancer charities. Jane sadly lost her battle with cancer and passed away in September 2007.
The triumphant smile Jane wore across every finish line, regardless of her physical pain, has given hope, encouragement and inspiration to thousands.
Hockney Class is taught Mr Collins and Miss Limmer.
David Hockney was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1937.
Hockney is one of the most famous British artists alive today, known for his influential and experimental work. He has been making art in different materials for over 60 years.
David studied at the Bradford School of Art then the Royal College of Art in London, which he loved, and was excited by lots of different types of art such as sketching, painting, collage and photography. He used lots of bold colours and was involved in the pop art movement in the 1960s.
Today, David continues to embrace modern technology, using phones and tablets to create digital artworks.
Mrs Marshall (HLTA) also teaches across both Year 5 classes.
AUTUMN 1 LEARNING
This half term, our foundation lessons will be based on the following:
History - Vikings
Geography - Maps
Science - Mixtures and Changes
Art - Drawing and Painting
Music - Steel Pans
PSHE - Physical Health and Well Being
PE - Handball and Football
Computing - Computing systems and networks: Search engines
RE - Why are some places and journeys special?
You can read in more detail about our Autumn learning in our Home School Link document.
You can read about our learning this year here...
EXPECTATIONS FOR CHILDREN IN YEAR 5
It is vitally important that your child reads at home as well as at school.
The expectations are that your child reads AT LEAST 4 times a week at home. Reading books can be handed in on any day to be changed, but they MUST be handed in on a MONDAY, along with their reading records. These books need to have been signed by an adult each time your child has read.
We would really appreciate you supporting us by encouraging your child to read regularly at home; it is one of the best ways to improve their academic performance across the whole curriculum.
HOMEWORK is given out every Friday and MUST be returned to school NO LATER than the following WEDNESDAY.
The homework will be a Learning Log task based on the termly topic, as well as a piece of work for both Maths and Literacy.
PE will be on Wednesdays & Thursdays for both Year 5 classes. Please ensure your child brings the appropriate kit for these lessons:
- A plain T-shirt or polo shirt
- Sports shorts, tracksuit bottoms or plain leggings
- Sweatshirt, hoodie or tracksuit top
- Trainers suitable for outdoors
Indoor shoes are an important part of our uniform!
Please send your child with a pair of pumps or other suitable shoes to change into when inside. This protects carpets, keeps indoors clean and gives their feet a chance to dry if their shoes are wet.
Please ensure all children bring a water bottle to school as having a drink when thirsty is vital for health and learning, whatever the time of year.
Please remember that we are a HEALTHY SCHOOL and therefore children should not be bringing in unhealthy snacks such as chocolate, cake or sweets even for birthday treats. Only healthy treats thank you (without nuts).
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any support.
Miss Byrne and Mr Collins