Year 5 2022 - 2023
I am delighted to be joining Rode Heath Primary! I have previously spent two years working in Stoke-on-Trent. I have predominantly taught in KS2, and this will be my second year in Year 5. I am a Geography enthusiast and I enjoy sharing my love of the outdoors with the pupils that I teach! I strive to create a learning environment where all children feel that they can succeed.
Outside of school I enjoy horse-riding, and regularly compete in dressage and show jumping competitions with my horse, Rum.
Welcome to Year 5
Welcome back! Our topic for this term is going to be All About Space!
We are very much aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we will be following our Hearts and Minds curriculum. More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and our weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.
Here are a few important organisational weekly reminders:
- Please ensure your child is filling in their reading diary on a daily basis
- Practise timestables on a daily basis using Times Table Rockstars and practising spellings on EdShed at least 3 x per week
- Please come to school wearing your PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday. Some of these sessions will be outside so please wear appropriate outdoor kit (tracksuit bottoms/ leggings and a jumper/ tracksuit top). You must wear school agreed PE kits. If you are unsure of this then please refer to the newsletters or ask me directly in the morning or via the school office.
- Maths and English homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed and handed in the following Friday. Spelling homework will be given on a Friday, to be completed for the following Friday.
Here is a link to the book that I recommend you purchasing to help your child with the Upper Key Stage Two grammar, punctuation and spelling expectations:
Renaissance Link for reading:
Continuing the learning journey 5/12/22
Maths: We will be practising dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
English: We will be beginning to write our biographies about a famous astronaut.
Science: We will be completing our curriculum journal work entitled "Our Solar System and Beyond!"
Hearts and Minds: We will be looking at celebrating character strengths.
Geography: We will be recapping our knowledge of the world's continents, countries and capital cities.
Spanish: We will be learning how to describe injury and illness.
PE: On Tuesday's we will be doing gymnastics and on Friday's we will be doing netball.
Music: Our focus for this half-term will be on Classroom Jazz and practising Christmas Carols for our Christmas performance.
Art: We will be making a range of abstract backgrounds, in the style of Peter Thorpe, using a range of materials.
Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly, to see what we're all busy doing: