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Year 5

Unsung Hero - Produced by Mr Chambers.

This song was written by Mr Chambers, one of our Teaching Assistant in Year Five. The children have recently worked with this to create a video and we will share this with you soon! I think you will agree it really sums up what is going on at the moment and also that we must remain positive and upbeat.

Click here to see our achievements page! enlightened

 

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

 

Welcome!

 

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:

-Parenthood 

-Growing up

-Education

-Space Exploration

-Home

-Adulthood vs Childhood

Stargazers Information

Homework

 

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. 

 

Homework expectations:

-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. 

 

Spellings

Class Dojo

 

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. 

Attendance

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. 

SEAL

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

Physical Education

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.

 

Parents- We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/.  We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history. 

 

Children- just a reminder if you ever see anything that makes you uncomfortable please speak to an adult. This website is brilliant for learning about how to keep yourself safe https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - there are even games!

Every child has been given a login for classroom secrets. They will have work set every Monday, Wednesday and Friday sent via Class Dojo.

 

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.

 

Audible stories Audible are now offering children free audio books whilst schools are closed.

www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)

 

Maths games

  • White Rose Maths Select your year group to view videos and activities to complete

 

English games

 

 

Topic games/ useful websites

 

 

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.

  • Fit kids club Exercise videos currently free (normally on demand)

 

Twinkl currently have an offer for all parents to be able to access their resources:

 

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

Our Wonderful Classrooms

Our Values

 

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

 

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

Curriculum fliers for the year

Useful Links

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