Class RT - Year 5
Welcome to Year 5 with Mrs Turner and Miss Sedgwick.
Through this page we hope to keep you up to date with the work and achievements of Year 5. Keep visiting to see what we have been doing and for any messages and information.
Year 5 went back in time to Ancient Greece on Friday 17th March.
The class, dressed in their Ancient Greek attire, started the day with a big debate over the motion, ‘Athens is a better place to live than Sparta.’ The class held a strong argument for both the Spartan and Athenian side with all taking part.
A mini version of the Ancient Olympic Games was held, with winners receiving an Ancient Greek style wreath. This was followed by a superb lunch that the canteen created. Thank you to them!
A great day!
Junior Apprentice Day
Year 5 had a Junior Apprentice day on Thursday 16th March and it was a huge success. The CSW group came into school to promote STEM subjects and careers. The children chose a product to re-design, market, research and then pitch to the class. The groups were marked points by one of the STEM ambassadors who was with the class for the day, offering his expertise. All of the children were amazing! They worked together in their teams, in their different roles, creating some great products, with designs, research and marketing. Their final pitches at the end of the day with all of their material (and some snappy taglines) were superb! Well done Year 5.
Some comments were:
Team building Amazing Enjoyable
Unforgettable Informative Nervous
Incredibly exciting Helpful
Recently Years 5 and 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from Exeter based printmaking company, ‘Double Elephant’, who held a printing workshop in school. The children created wonderful patterns on plates, and then took these through the process of inking and pressing to create some stunning artwork.
Year 5 Village Project
Year 5 took a walk through the village recently as part of a Geography project focusing on our community and the physical and human features. The project has seen lots of questions being asked by the children about our school and its community including the history of the school and village. We have been lucky enough to have members of the Newton Poppleford history group, as well as other members of the village, visit and talk to us about living in Newton Poppleford and the changes over the years. Year 5 have also been busy asking staff and children in the school questions to help them in their project. They are now busy collecting the information together to present their findings.
Important times of the week for Year 5
Far Field am (please bring in your Far Field clothing) PE pm
ART/DT (please make sure you have an art apron/old shirt at school)
These are the usual times for events but occasionally timings will change. I will try to give as much notice as possible when this occurs.
The types of homework set will vary to be relevant, stimulating and challenging for all the children.
Most weeks the children will receive two pieces of homework that should each take no more than 40 minutes to complete. Usually these will be based on literacy and maths. About twice a term I will set them a longer piece of research or an investigation to complete.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and be due back in on Wednesdays, allowing at least 2 school days for children (or parents) to come and see me if they are having difficulties with the work.
Please try to encourage your child to read every day and to develop good reading and study habits.
If there are ever any problems, difficulties or queries about any of the work in school or homework, please do not hesitate to come and see me.
If this is not possible then use the home/school book to contact me. These will be checked at least once a week but if an urgent answer is required then ensure your child shows me their book when they bring it into school.