Adswood Primary School

Enjoy, Believe, Achieve

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers,


Welcome back! We hope you are well rested and looking forward to the year ahead as much as we are. It is going to be a busy and exciting year for all of us.


This term in Year 5 the children will be learning about ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’ where they will be learning about life in Britain in the 14th Century. In science we will be studying Substances, Matter and Materials.

In P.E. this term the children will be taught by specialist coaches to develop their football and swimming skills. For outdoor P.E. the children will wear their school P.E. kit and school tracksuit (depending on the weather) and their own outdoor trainers. For swimming the children will need to bring a bag containing their towel and own kit (full costume and swimming cap for girls and tight trunks for boys-no goggles). For health and safety purposes, jewellery is not permitted and long hair should be tied up. Football will be on a Monday afternoon and swimming on a Wednesday morning.

Reading books will be sent home on a daily basis and will be with you as soon as possible! Activity bags will go out in week 4 of this term and we cannot wait to see your fabulous creations.

We are looking forward to working with you and your child. Please do not hesitate to contact us about anything!
Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles.

Pupil Voice

Celebration of Work

Our Fun Learning Experiences!

In Year 5, we have taken part in lots of fun learning experiences such as; World Book Day, Mini Professors Week, Play in a Day-Take a Breathe, we even had a Royal Banquet. We have learnt so much this year!

Newsletters!

Year 5 Newsletter                            Spring 2

 

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers,

Can you believe we that it’s Spring 2 already? We’ve got lots more x-citing learning coming our way this half term.

This term in Year 5 our theme topic is ’Beast Creator’ where the chil-dren will be learning about mini-beasts and the continents they come from. We will be designing our own prototype bug hotels and thinking bout why creatures might need our help. We will also be creating our own mono-chrome artwork inspired by the work of Kurt Schwitters (an artist famous for collage) and will be basing our pieces on the lifecycle of a butterfly. In Science, we will learn about ’Animals including humans’ and look at how we change throughout our lives. In P.E. the children will continue to be taught by specialist coaches to develop their dance and basketball skills. For dance the children will wear the P.E. kit we have in school and will not re-quire any special footwear. For basketball, please remember to bring some joggers and a jumper to keep you warm. For health and safety purposes, jewellery is not permitted and long hair should be tied up. Junior Dance will be on a Tuesday afternoon and basketball will be on a Thursday afternoon.

We will continue to send reading books home on a daily basis and en-courage you to write in the children’s reading diary whenever you read with them at home. Activity bags will go out in week 4 of this term and we can-not wait to see your fabulous creations.

We are looking forward to another great term. Please do not hesitate to contact us about anything!

Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles

Spring 2- Activity Bag

Dear Parents and Carers,


As you know, this half term our theme is ‘Beast Creator’. We have investigated which continents mini-beasts originate from and we have de-signed prototype ‘bug hotels’ to try and protect the creepy crawlies that live in Adswood. HOWEVER…
Aphids are very common, destructive insects that are a classed as pests as they obliterate plants and crops. If you’re not sure what an aphid is, just take a look at that orange critter magnified in the image above! Now, we don’t believe that they should be killed using pesticides as these chemicals can be just as bad for our plants and they are deadly for the aphids. The food chain is the most natural way for us to control the aphid population. Therefore, we would like you to come up with your own Super Beast that could help put the aphid in its place and stop our crops from being de-stroyed! You might decide to use the legs of a millipede but the wings of a butterfly! Perhaps add in the jaws of the praying mantis and suddenly we have one fierce best on our hands! Let your imaginations run wild!
You can draw us a picture and add labels, make a collage sticking together images of different bugs or maybe you want to build a 3D model? The choice is yours! Whatever you decide, we cannot wait to see a collection of Year 5 Super Beasts swarming into our classroom!
Thank you for your ongoing co-operation, support and enthusiasm!


Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles.

Year 5 Newsletter                  Spring 1

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers,
Happy New Year! We hope you are well rested and
looking forward to the Spring Term as much as we are. It is going to be a
busy and exciting term for all of us.
This term in Year 5 the children will be learning about ‘Stargazers’
where they will be learning about our Solar System and significant individuals
who have actually been to space! We will also be exploring ’Earth and
Space’ as our science topic for this half term. In P.E. the children will be
taught by specialist coaches to develop their dance and basketball skills.
For dance the children will wear the P.E. kit we have in school and will not
require any special footwear. For basketball, please remember to bring
some joggers and a jumper to keep you warm. For health and safety purposes,
jewellery is not permitted and long hair should be tied up. Junior
Dance will be on a Tuesday afternoon and basketball will be on a Thursday
afternoon.
We will continue to send reading books home on a daily basis and encourage
you to write in the children’s reading diary whenever you read with
them at home. Activity bags will go out in week 4 of this term and we cannot
wait to see your fabulous creations.
We are looking forward to another great term. Please do not hesitate
to contact us about anything!
Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles.

Spring 1- Activity Bag

Dear Parents and Carers,


This half term our theme is ‘Stargazers’ and we will take an ex-citing journey through space. Learning about the magnificent, blaz-ing star at the centre of our Solar System and the celestial body that orbits the Earth, we are bound to make some interesting dis-coveries along the way. We may even encounter other life forms as we take on the greatest adventure that humankind has ever under-taken… exploring space!
The activity bag:
As you know, British astronaut Tim Peake was sent to work on the International Space Station. We would like you to make a space rocket window and show us the view Tim might have seen during his time in space. You could keep it simple and show the Earth, or you might decide to throw in some extra details like passing shooting stars or the Earth’s moon. Maybe even some hints at extra-terrestrial life forms! To get you started we have given you a paper plate and some black card.
Once again we cannot wait to see your
creations, we are always overwhelmed
by your efforts.


Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles.

Autumn 2- Activity Bag

Dear Parents and Carers,


This half term we are learning all about life in Tudor Britain. We know that Henry VIII had not one… not two… but SIX wives! Henry VIII was determined to have a son who would become King after him and carry on the Tudor name. As part of this topic we will be learning about Queen Anne Boleyn and using our detective skills to figure out why Henry wanted her to be executed!
For the activity bag, we would like you to explore the nicer side of Tudor life. The noble Tudors were well known for extravagant gardens and fantastic decorations. We would like you to grow your own miniature Tudor Knot Garden!
Use the seeds, paper plate and instructions provided to get you started!
Good luck!


Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles


(Keep your ‘garden’ at home until it has started to grow otherwise the seeds will fall off! Feel free to bring in a photograph of it though and let us know how you’re getting on.)

Autumn 1- Activity Bag

This half term we are learning all about Peasants, Princes and Pestilence. We are writing our own diary entries about a peas-ant who may have early symptoms of the Bubonic Plague...fingers crossed he will survive! We have also made scientific drawings of the herbs Medieval doctors would have used to help with the foul stink from the suffering folk.

Your challenge:
Knights and nobles in the Middle Ages often had a coat of arms. This was a special symbol that represented their family. Having a special symbol or coat of arms is often called "heraldry". Each coat of arms needed to be unique.
We would like you to design a coat of arms for your family. What symbols would you use and what would they represent? Maybe you will add a foot-ball for your Mum, an apron for your Dad and a teddy for your brother or sister. What would be your family motto? This should be a short sentence that sums up what your family believe? For example our school motto is ‘We work in partnership to achieve success because everybody matters’. We look forward to seeing your creations.


Miss Richardson and Mrs Styles.