Welcome to our Year 5 Page!
**Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to find out more about what we have been doing this year**
Our Year 5 teachers are Mrs Angel and Mr Williams.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Harrison and Miss Readman.
Dates to remember:
Educational Visit to Eden Camp – 11th October
Parent’s Evening – 21st and 22nd October
PD Day – 25th October
This term, our topics are Tag Rugby and Indoor Athletics.
Our P.E. kit is a plain white top, black/navy shorts or trousers, black/navy jumper and trainers. Often, our P.E. lessons will take place outside so make sure you bring appropriate clothing!We suggest that the children bring their kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday.
Don’t forget your P.E. kit!!
Homework is sent out each Friday and is to be returned on the following Thursday. There will be both Maths and English homework.
Year 5 children are also expected to read every night. Please make sure that you have your Reading Record signed each day and bring it back to school.
At St Edward’s we are linking subjects together – a cross curricular approach.
Letters and Information
This half term, we are so lucky to be working with Mrs Harding for PE. She has been helping us to develop our skills in Sports Hall Athletics, enabling us to set up and lead events ourselves.
We are also so lucky to be working with Mrs Griffin in our teaching kitchen. Once a fortnight, we will be developing our knowledge of cooking and nutrition, how to work safely in this environment and how to store food appropriately. We will continue with this until Christmas.
During October, we celebrated our patron saint's feast day on the 13th. Edward the Confessor is a role model to us all with his faith, service and love. Year 5G led our whole school worship using St. Edward as our example and focus.
We explored the life and legacy of Barack Obama as part of our study during Black History month. We can learn so much from his attitudes, politics and approach to life.
Each class received Play Leaders training during November and will now help to lead games during lunchtime on the KS1 yard.
We went to a 'laying of the first poppy' ceremony at the local cenotaph to commemorate those who gave their lives during World Wars 1, 2 and subsequent conflicts.
As 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1, we commemorated this with a theme week, culminating in a wartime sing-a-long. We invited members of our local communities to join us in this celebration.
2018 saw the second World Day of the Poor: we marked this with a Family Mass to share our common vision and raised money in school. This money has gone to the John Paul centre to help the most vulnerable in our society.
We lovingly created saltdough gingerbread men for our enterprise project - and raised over £50 for the Friends of St. Edward's! Well done to you all!
Our Year 5 and 6 children teamed together to lead our local community in a reflective Advent Service at church to draw our season of preparation to a close. Thank you so much for being there to share in this with us.
Our choir children sang carols at our local care home, sharing the joy of Christmas with our senior neighbours.
Thank you so much for all of your kind donations to the CAUSE hamper appeal. Your kindness and generosity has been much appreciated - the amount of food, gifts and goodies was truly overwhelming. Thank you again.
The Year 5 Mini Vinnies attended a visitation of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham at St. Mary's Cathedral. This special trip took place in advance of the re-dedication of England as the dowry of Mary.
The Christmas Parties were a great success! The children had great fun sharing games, dancing and food.
We are lucky enough to be receiving Taiko drumming lessons from Mr McFarlane from TVMS during this half term. Each class will receive 1 hour's instruction (and fun!) each week for the next 5 weeks. Check back here for news of our progress!
Our Taiko sessions have come to an end but we are now expert musicians! Dekiru? Hai!
We have begun our two week exploration into Syria. We are looking at the geography of the country and are reading a book entitled Welcome to Nowhere, about a young boy and his family who need to find safety amongst the emerging troubles in Syria.
We look forward to learning more about this country and its people and will be sharing what we find out as we go.