We will continue to work hard to get the best improvement out of the children and to make the year as enjoyable as we can. As parents/guardians it would be of great benefit to aid us in this by getting the children to read for 20 minutes each evening and to sign their diaries to say they have done so. We expect the pupils to write into their diaries what book they have read along with what pages and parents/guardians to just initial.
Princes, Peasants and Pestilence
This year we will be studying a range of different topics. In this term we will be working through Peasants, Princes and Pestilence!
Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deathly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here! Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country!
Rouse your troops with promises of bloody battle and violent jousts. Read and write historical accounts, poems and tales and discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body.
And if you smell a rat, my friend – get out of there!!
Term 1 = Pharaohs
Term 2 = Princes, Peasants and Pestilence
Term 3 = Life On Planet Earth
Term 4 = Stargazers
Term 5 = Alchemy Island
Term 6 = Off with her head!
What is being taught in Year 5?
English – Yr 5 English plans 2019-2020
Maths – Yr 5 Maths plans 2019/20
PE- Tag Rugby and Gymnastics
Science- Properties of materials
Art – Death Masks
SMSC- Value this term is Kindness
Sumdog – School Code: balfour-junior-school
Medway/Kent Test Practice Papers (This is the most up to date resource we can find and is a combination of Verbal reasoning, which is in the Medway Test, and Non-Verbal Reasoning, which is in the Kent test.
If you need to contact us at anytime please use the school diaries or email to contact the class teacher and we will do our best to get back to you ASAP.