Welcome to Class 5

 

You can download a copy of Class 5 homework here - October half-term holiday homework

Welcome to Class 5 

One of our main responsibilities in Year 5 is to run the ‘Tasty Tuck’ shop which the school council established. We sell Tasty Tuck every Tuesday break time for 50p. We are in charge of the money and keeping track of the stock. This gives us the opportunity to practise our numeracy skills as well as gaining experience of what it might be like to run a business. The rest of the school enjoy it too!!
 

As year 5 pupils, we also have the opportunity to spend time with our Class 1 buddies. We share stories with them, play games where we have to read the instructions and do art and craft activities encouraging them to develop their reading and speaking and listening skills. This also gives us the chance to improve our reading across a variety of texts and to share books with different audiences.

In Year 5 we are often called upon for extra roles and responsibilities in school, being in upper KS2, especially when Year 6 isn’t around!

Learning at home

In class 5, you can support your child’s learning by:  

  • Practising daily reading and comprehension skills; this could be discussing the text, looking at the layout and features relating to that particular genre or just sharing a good book.
  • Keeping on top of the times tables, once the facts are mastered, can they be recalled in any order and at speed?

Homework

Homework can be accessed above.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Arnold

 

Vex IQ Crossover challenge

As part of our Computing curriculum, a selection of Year 5 pupils have been involved in the Vex IQ Crossover challenge. This involves building and programming a Vex IQ kit, the children will be developing their skills in preparation for competing in the Essex regionals in January. In order to support their learning, the children have been travelling to Rapid Electronics site to work with Mr Calver to help boost their knowledge of programming using Vex IQ technology.  

' Vex IQ was brilliant, we went to Rapid Electronics on Tuesday 8th November and saw the field which was amazing. I thought we did well with programming the robot to move' Olivia, Year 5 

' When we went to Rapid Electronics, we had to go to test room 2. Once inside, we saw there was an area to test the robot and there was also a big table with lots of chairs around it. There were other primary schools there too. We programmed the robot to travel in a square.' Nathan, Year 5