Welcome to Squirrel Class!
Class Teacher: Miss Goatham
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jameson
Homework will be set every Thursday and will be due back on a Tuesday. The homework will include Maths (this will be a consolidation piece from what the children have learnt within the week). Additionally, they will be given spellings to learn, ready for a spelling test on the following Tuesday; these spellings have to be put into sentences that include a SPaG element within it.
PE lessons will be every Monday and Wednesday; however, this could change at any time and PE could happen on another day. Therefore, I would advise that your child has their PE all week and then they can take it home (to be washed) at weekends.
Today, Year 5 were able to explore all the machinery used for farming; the children asked some fantastic questions and were very excited about their local learning!
Today, Year 5 learnt about RAF Tracking. The children learnt about the rifles and weapons used within the RAF as well as spotting clues within tracks left behind by potential enemies.
The book for the term: Pig Heart Boy
Art and Design
Today, we sculpted human hearts using clay. We used all our sculpting techniques to produce a heart that clearly shows the chambers, veins and arteries. Take a look at the pictures below...
Year 5 have been learning about the heart; they have produced scientific labelled diagrams that clearly show all the chambers, veins and arteries within the most pivotal muscle in the human body.
SCIENCE: Pig Heart Dissection
This term, the book we have been reading is 'Pig Heart Boy', and as a result of this, the children have learnt all about the heart and the circulatory system. Today, the children have been fortunate enough to actually dissect a pig's heart; it was messy and it was smelly but it was so much fun! The children were able to locate the four chambers as well as the main artery and vein leading to and from the heart.
Below are some pictures that completely sum up the irresistible, real life learning in year 5...
Judge Trotter came to Barnham today to provide Squirrel Class with a fair trial - Should Cameron have a pig's heart transplant?
The children were able to debate and analyse the pros and cons based on the above question. The trial happened and the jury decided that Cam shouldn't have the pig's heart transplant!
Homework for Half Term: Practice Spellings on ‘Spelling Shed’ and times tables on ‘tt-rockstars’.
Have a fantastic and relaxing half term.
I hope you have had a fun-filled Christmas holiday and are feeling refreshed and raring to go. There are lots of exciting learning opportunities to look forward to we are especially keen to start work on our new topic 'Blast from the Past'
Christmas is coming! Bah humbug?!
The year 5 and 6 Christmas play - Bah Humbug! - is on Wednesday the 12th December in the school hall at 14:00 and 18:00 hours respectively. If the children could have their costumes in school from Monday 3rd December that would be excellent. I ho-ho-hope you all have a merry three and half weeks left of this half-term before the school holidays begin. Merry Christmas! Mr Desira.
I hope you have had a wonderful summer break?
This half term our school topic is 'This is your life' we will be carrying out lots of fun activites and projects based on this area. Our class text we will be reading is "Goodnight Mr Tom" this classic novel will open up many different doors for us in literacy.
Homework will be set on Thursday's. (Homework is always collected on Tuesdays). PE is on Monday afternoons.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mr Desira and Mrs Jameson