Year 5

Teachers

David Hockney garrowby hill Painting by Collection; David Hockney garrowby hill Art Print for sale

Hockney

Miss Webb

cwebb

@balfourjuniors.org.uk

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

Mrs Atkins

catkins

@balfourjuniors.org.uk

Cassatt

Miss McLellan

jmclellan

@balfourjuniors.org.uk

Rousseau

Rousseau

Miss Kember

bkember

@balfourjuniors.org.uk

 

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.


Topics

Off With Her Head

 

This year we will be studying a range of different topics.  In this term we will be working through Off With Her Head!

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad?

Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history.

Discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falling of heads!

Develop your painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and remember to protect your precious neck with a large white ruff – if you want to survive at Tudor court!

Flex your detective muscles and become a criminal investigator! Will you find out the facts, or will the evidence from the past bemuse you? How will you find the accused….. innocent or guilty?

It’s your turn to take part in one of the most famous trials the world has ever known!

Overview

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 2018-2019

Maths –  Yr 5 Maths plans 2018 – 2019

Computing- Computer games

French- Subjects

Music- Graphical scores and rhythmic patterns

PE- Table Tennis and Cricket

RE- Community

Science- Properties of materials

Art – Fantasy island drawings

SMSC- Value this term is Nurturing

 

Parent Meeting

Thank you to those parents who attended the Year 5/6 Parent Meeting on Tuesday 11th September 2018. Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint and feel free to email Miss Payne if you have any further questions.


Kingswood Meeting

Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint that was used at the Kingswood meeting – including a kit list.


Useful Websites

Sumdog – School Code: balfour-junior-school

Times Table Rockstars

123 Maths

Verbal Reasoning Practice – a series of videos to explain how to answer verbal reasoning questions that appear in the Medway Test.

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.


 Contact Us

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.