Welcome to

Year 5

Mr Johnson

About Year 5

Welcome to Year 5. I am Mr Johnson, the Year group leader.

 

During the year we undertake a number of exciting IPC units which cover a broad range of topics such as; the Solar System, renewable energy, living and growing as well as the art and history of different cultures around the world. We will also be exploring where our feelings and emotions come from and how they may affect us.

 

To support learning we organise events and Educational visits for the pupils. This year we have taken part in a Shakespearean workshop and have visited Shrek’s Adventure in London to link with our Myths and Legends unit.

 

We hope your child will have a fun and hard-working year with us in Owl, Hummingbird and Robin Class! Please see our class blogs for more information.

Mrs Cole

Mrs Basri

The school’s curriculum is broad and balanced. The school provides well for pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. British values, especially of tolerance and respect, are evident in how well pupils get on together.

OFSTED Statement 2015

Year 5

As part of our English curriculum we study a range of texts and genres of writing, including Romeo and Juliet and The Highwayman. In Maths lessons we will be learning key skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, angles, fractions, decimals and percentages as well as problem solving and data handing.

 

All children in Year 5 have a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play an instrument with a Specialist Music Teacher. Pupils can continue this into Year 6.

 

We hope your child will have a fun and hard-working year with us in Year 5! Please see our class blogs for more information.

 

For further information you can view our Curriculum here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are the Time Tunnel and Mission to Mars.

 

The core texts are Author Focus: Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet / Macbeth as well as The Chicken Gave it to Me / A Christmas Carol.
In English we will be looking at Older Literature / Dramatic Conventions / Recounts. In Science Pupils will learn: About the planets in our solar system, about mass and weight, and the effects of gravity, how to grow seeds and plants, and choose those that will be suitable for Mars, how to identify a living organism, about different energy sources and how to choose the best energy source/s for our Mars shelter.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Spring term are Myths and Legends and Making Things Go.

 

The core texts are Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady / The Highwayman.
In English we will be looking at Traditional Stories, Fables, Myths and Legends / Classic and Narrative Poems / Choral and Performance. In Science Pupils will learn: Pupils will learn: About different kinds of energy, how to make a solar oven, which materials absorb and reflect energy, making a rubber-band car, making a balloon rocket, making a lemon battery and about ways of making energy savings.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are Express Yourself and Living and Growing.

 

The core texts are Letters to Leah / When Jessie Came Across the Sea and Tadpole’s Promise / Dr Xargles.
In English we will be looking at Recounts / Poetic Style / Choral and Performance. In Science Pupils will learn: Pupils will learn: If feelings come from the heart or the brain and if animals have feelings and emotions.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

Year 5 Latest Blog

Year 5 – Year Group Debate on Saving the Rainforests

This week in IPC, Year 5 took part in a debate on whether the world should save the rainforests or not. Each child took a stance, either for or against three topics that are at the forefront of issues concerning the rainforests: Illegal logging, cattle ranching and urbanisation. Take a look at the children really ...

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Owl Class – Trip to Colchester Zoo

Owl class had the pleasure of taking a trip recently to Colchester Zoo where we learned about different species of animals and habitats. We also had a workshop to talk about how different animals adapt to different environments around the world. And what a unique opportunity we had to hand feed the giraffes…

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Owl Class – Sports Day

Owl class celebrated their Sports Day this week. Great time was had by all and lets not forget, it’s not the winning, it’s the taking part that counts!

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Robin Class – Week Update

This week has been really busy for Robin class. We’ve had sports day, a school trip to Colchester Zoo and our Music concert! The whole class has worked really hard all week, well done Robin class!

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Address Details

Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM9 5RH

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk