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Meet our team!
A very warm welcome to Year 5 from Mr Langford, Mrs Burdass, Miss Broderick and Mrs Adams!
This year, our teaching assistants are Miss Dawson, Mr Aherne, Mr Chambers and Mrs Della Rocca.
The following page will hopefully provide you with as much information as possible. However, if you ever have any problems, concerns or questions, please see a member of the Year Five team at the beginning or end of the school day; or by phoning the school office.
Here at Broomhill, we have an open door policy and welcome parents into school.
We are all looking forward to a brilliant year with Year Five!
Welcome to Year 5!
Respect Relationships Resilient Reflective Responsible
Children are now entering upper KS2 and as well as getting ready for new challenges, they will now become role models for our younger children. Throughout Year 5, the children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: Scream Machine, Pharaohs, Stargazers, FireDamp and Davy Lamps and Sow, Grow and Farm.
Please see below our yearly plan which summarises the exciting year ahead!
Our Current Topic: Stargazers
Journey through space, the final frontier. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our Solar System. Investigate the eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the Moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth. Programme a rover to traverse a lunar landscape and work scientifically to investigate gravity, and what happens when there is none. Compare the times of day at different places on the Earth and use GPS satellite navigation systems to track hidden treasure. Get in a spin making simple models of the Solar System and listen to the haunting sounds of space themed songs. Then it’s 3, 2, 1, blast off. Build and launch a rocket for an important test mission. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone? Or are there other life forms out there?
Our Focus Text
Mum, Dad - if you’re listening - you know I said I was going to the South Lakeland Outdoor Activity Centre with the school? To be completely honest, I’m not exactly in the Lake District. To be completely honest, I’m more sort of in space. I’m on this rocket, the Infinite Possibility. I’m about two hundred thousand miles above the surface of the Earth. I’m all right…ish. I know I’ve got some explaining to do. This is me doing it.
Themes to look out for:
-Adulthood vs Childhood
All of the topics in Year Five have a Creative Homework Project linked to them, which will give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents, strengths and interests. This will be shared both on our website and on ClassDojo.
-We expect children to read as much as possible. Children in year 5 should be reading daily at home.
-Children are given a spelling test weekly (every Monday), so we expect children to practise their spellings at home. We have two practice sessions in school to support children with learning their spellings. Spelling lists are posted below (half-termly), as well as on their class page on ClassDojo.
-By the end of year 5, children should already know all of their times tables. We do recommend that children practise these as much as possible. Your child will have a Times Table Rockstar login to practise these at home. This website has proved to be very popular and practise makes perfect when it comes to times tables!
-In addition to this, we will often give children English or Maths related homework. Again, this will also be shared on ClassDojo.
Please support your child and the school with their behaviour and news by signing up to ClassDojo.
You can do this here at https://www.classdojo.com.
We use ClassDojo daily to communicate with you. By using the app, we can provide your child with positive points for a variety of reasons. It also allows us to instantly share messages, updates, photographs and your child's success within the classroom.
If you have not signed up already, please request a code from your child's class teacher to see all the benefits.
Your child will know Mr BY's famous phrase 'The more children are in school, the more they are learning'. Our aim is for children's attendance to be at least 97%.
Within school, we regularly celebrate attendance with the children.
Current attendance up to 8/3/21:
Class 5: 94.87%
Class 6: 95.52%
Class 7: 88.67%
We appreciate your continued support.
Every week, children participate in a SEAL lesson.
Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.
During the next term, the whole school will be focusing on 'Getting On and Falling Out' and 'Good To Be Me'. Within this our contribution centres on the values of diversity and cooperation in continuing to build a positive classroom ethos. Also, we will focus on challenging the use of racist behaviour and researching the qualifications needed for certain jobs.
Furthermore, we will be having an extra focus on one of our 5R's. Our focused 5R throughout this topic is RELATIONSHIPS. Within this, children will discuss what this looks like in and outside of school, through focused sessions on being approachable and giving and accepting constructive feedback.
If you would like anymore information regarding SEAL, please see the following link https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-primary-seal
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers).
Our current topics include dance, table-tennis and football.
Our P.E days are:
Class 5: Monday and Wednesday
Class 6: Tuesday and Wednesday
Class 7: Monday and Wednesday
Learning from home
We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.
We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: . We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history.
Reading for pleasure
We have produced some suggested reading lists for each year group which might be helpful to provide high quality texts at home for your child.
www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)
- Numberblocks episodes
- https://nrich.maths.org/ - Welcome to the home of rich Mathematics
- www.onceuponapicture.co.uk (images and questions to inspire writing)
Topic games/ useful websites
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach - Free curriculum-mapped videos for your classroom, arranged by subject and age-group; Live Lessons presented by top BBC talent; educational campaigns including Super Movers and Bring the Noise.
- www.natgeokids.com/uk/ (geography activities)
- https://www.robinhoodmat.co.uk/learning-projects/ (lots of projects for all key stages)
- http://www.lcfclubs.com/ (French games, English games and grammar activities. Use the password LCF2020sch to create a single user account)
Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.
Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:
Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit
Our Wonderful Classrooms
At Broomhill, we all follow the 5Rs; Resect, Relationships, Responsible, Reflective and Resilient. Here are some examples of our work based on these 5Rs.
Anti-bullying at Broomhill; All classrooms have this Anti-bullying poster displayed, which has been designed by some of our children. Every year, Anti-bullying is marked by having themed lessons as part of our SEAL work and where appropriate, English work.
National Curriculum Spellings
Curriculum Yearly Overview
Please see below our curriculum overview for the year.
English and Maths Targets for Year Five