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Winscombe Primary School

Class 5

Welcome to Year 5!

 

Our class teacher is Miss Perry

 

(she doesn't like rain and tents...at the same time!)

~ Miss Perry's Inspiring Quotes ~

Life in Year 5

 

We have lots of helpers in our class. Our brilliant teaching assistants are:

Monday - Mrs Griffin (am) & Mrs Horwood (pm)

Tuesday - Mrs Griffin (am)

Wednesday - Mrs Horwood (am)

Thursday - Mrs Horwood (pm)

Friday - Mrs Bratley (am)

We also have Mrs Mistry and Mrs Horwood on Tuesday and Wednesday to help us with additional interventions.

We have Music lessons with Mrs Worthy and French lessons with Mrs Harding. As well as the PE coaches on a Wednesday.

 

We also have lots of help from parents and extended family members too...a huge thank you to Mr Cheetah who comes and hears us read every week. Keziah's mum will also be helping us this year.

 

 

Things you need to know

 

Every day you need to remember to bring to school:

 

  • Book bag with reading record
  • Homework book
  • Reading book
  • PE kit
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch

 

We have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday. However we do have events at other times and sometimes we need to adjust our timetable, so make sure your PE kit it always in school!

 

Homework is given out throughout the week.

Monday: Maths (due in on Friday)

Thursday: Spellings

Friday: English (due in on Tuesday)

At times this can be changed but I will communicate this with the children. 

 

Have a look at what we are learning...

Term 1

 

Destination : Space 

 

Escape to another land....

 

This term we will be using the book 'A Wrinkle in Time' to support some of our English work.

It is a Puffin Classic and was written by Madeline L'Engle.

It was also recently released by Disney on film. 

Miss Perry watched it and thought it was great! It is a PG so please check with your mum or dad before watching. It was a great film, very sci-fi, but good escapism and great for inspiring imaginations!

 

      

 

When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.

 

 

Meg and Charles Murry find themselves travelling on a dangerous journey through a 'wrinkle in time’. As the cosmic forces of darkness threaten to swallow the universe, Meg must channel all her inner strengths to save her family. A Wrinkle in Time will take you on an incredible journey, through time and space, to discover the battle between good and evil and the true power of love.

 

 

Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York and wrote over 60 books for children, including A WRINKLE IN TIME, the first in her Time Quintet series and winner of the highly prestigious Newbury Medal.


 

Read more at: https://www.penguin.co.uk/puffin/articles/2018/jan/a-wrinkle-in-time-extract-by-madeleine-l-engle/#hhD8dicmxT4VT40I.99 *The film trailer is on this page too so please check with a parent before you watch it as it is a PG*

Week 2

Look at our brilliant bookmarks. We made them so we don’t need to fold the pages of our reading books. We used shaving foam and marbling ink to create this fantastic effect:

 

 

We also used the start of A Wrinkle in a Time to revise our reading comprehension skills. We worked in pairs to answer different types of questions on the text. For example, we tested our inference skills by explaining how Meg felt and how we knew this from the language used in the text. We displayed our answers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are the Ocean

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This is us practising our poetry performance. We performed our poem to parents and KS2. Our poem was based around the theme of Ocean conservation. Our class animal is a dolphin and we have been raising money to help their ongoing conservation in the wild. We collected coins which will go towards sponsoring endangered animals with the WWF. We will get back to you with a total raised soon!

To see the work the WWF do and the animals they protect, take a look here: https://www.wwf.org.uk/
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