Miss Day, Ms Blunt, Miss Fraser and Miss Patterson welcome you to the Year 5 page, where you can find useful links and information about some of the things that are happening in our year group.
Summer Holiday Homework
To begin our new school year in September, Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be taking part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project titled 'Walsall Engineers: Past, Present and Future'. Over the summer holiday, we would like the children to research engineering in Walsall and present their findings. Year 5 will be researching the history of foundry engineering in Walsall. This research can be presented in any format, e.g. powerpoint, a leaflet, a report, etc.
Homework should be returned/presented during the first week of the new term in September.
There is a wealth of information on the history website at: http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/articles/Walsall/industry1.htm
We are all very much looking forward to working with you all over the next academic year!
It is our mission as teachers in Year 5 to guide and support you all to reach your true potential through a range of exciting activities, engaging lessons and interesting trips that will help to develop your skills and understanding.
We hope that you will enjoy your time in Year 5 and below is some basic information to help you through the year.
Homework will be sent home every Friday in a pouch wallet and will focus on Maths and English or Topic. We expect homework to be returned by no later than the following Wednesday to give the teachers sufficient time to see the work that has been completed. Please don't forget to come and see your teacher as soon as possible if you are struggling with any homework so that we can support you.
Spellings will also be put onto this web page each week (see below) and spelling tests will take place every Friday based on the spellings given. Your child should also write a sentence for each spelling in their Spelling Sentence and return this homework to their Literacy teacher on the following Wednesday.
It is also an expectation that you read/read out loud to an adult at home for at least 10 minutes every night. If recording in the green log, can this be dated and initialed by an adult please.
Outdoor P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon (weather depending) and therefore can you please make sure that if you take your kit home on Friday that you bring it back into school on Monday morning. If you forget your kit more than once, a letter will be sent home to alert your parents that it must be in for the following session. Can you also remember (especially if you have pierced ears) that all jewelery must be removed before a P.E lesson starts.
Indoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Can you ensure your child has a plain white t-shirt and shorts and indoor trainers with non-marking soles (standard black pumps would be preferred).
It is also important that we learn our times tables in Year 5, so any practice would be fantastic.
Blackwood School have entered a national competition in association with 'Garnier' called 'Plastic Fantastic'.
Our aim is to collect as much bathroom plastic as possible, up until the 5th July 2019 in order to help save our environment.
The school who collects the most plastic, will have the chance to win a £10,000 grant towards playground equipment which will be made out of the plastic that we have recycled!
Additional to this, there will be an opportunity for the children to design their own recycling hub for the school which will also be entered into the competition. The best design will have the chance of winning an Ipad for the school!
Please send your bathroom plastics into school which will be recorded by the school council members within your class.
Attached below is a letter explaining the project a little further and a checklist so that you are aware of what plastics we are collecting.