Welcome to Year 5!
5JS - Mrs Jones/Miss Saunders
5L - Mr Leeson
5E - Mrs Evans
FOR A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S YEAR GROUP CURRICULUM LETTER, PLEASE SEE DOCUMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Forest Schools at Worlebury Woods:
During Term 6 the 5C Forest School group enjoyed 'Survival Week', working as a team to build themselves a shelter. They also learnt how to safely chop and split wood ready for firewood.
When the weather put a stop to the children being able to visit the forest one week, we brought the forest to the children! The 5JE group enjoyed being creative with leaf rubbing and sketching mini-beasts.
They also created 'Natures Pallet' by only using plants and flowers found in the forest. Look at the many different colours they found!
In Term 5 the Year 5 Forest School group took part in a minibeast hunt, recognising trees blindfolded and enjoyed making s’mores with Mrs Walters and Miss Chedzoy during their weekly Forest Schools
Term 1: Year 5 Writing Rivers
2020/2021 DATES & EVENTS
Y6 2021/2022: Proposed Residential at Grittleton House on 27th September-1st October 2021 (letter and details to follow).
Please refer to the SchoolPing message sent out to parents and carers on 8th February. This includes a YouTube link which will provide information about the venue, kit lists, menus and the activities the children will take part in.
Ancient Mayan Civilisation Topic Term 3: Year 5 have been learning about the Maya civilisation who lived in Mesoamerica (now Mexico and Central America).
The Maya discovered a huge amount about astronomy. They developed a calendar system based on their observations of the sun and sky, and created art work based on the sun and the moon. Our Year Fives were inspired to create their own pictures! Here is a selection of their finished pieces.
Drum Workshop: The Year 5 classes all had an opportunity to play a range of African Drums and percussions instruments during a workshop at the start of Term 2. The children enjoyed it and will continue to use the school African Drums during the remainder of the year.
Thank you to Roger Sansom from the North Somerset Music Service who led the workshop.
Explorer Dome Visit: Year 5 classes were visited by Explorer Dome on 8th November. The children had an exciting opportunity to visit the Dome to learn more about Light which links to their Science Topic. Trained presenters, Matina and Josh, showed the children a range of experiments which demonstrated the colours in the light spectrum, how light is mixed to make white, also how shadows are formed and proved that light travels in straight lines.Year 5 really enjoyed the experience and will be writing recounts about their time inside the Dome next week.
(Solar System - Year 5 topic display)
WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT ST. MARTIN'S
Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!
https://play.edshed.com/login Spelling Shed and Maths Shed
(pupils have their own log in name and password)
Times Tables Rock Stars: (pupils already have their own log in and password)
https://readingeggs.co.uk/ (pupils have log in details)
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet
Username: student3749 Password: stmartins
Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects. A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents.