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King Charles Primary School

Hello! Welcome to year 5.

 

We now have two year five classes:

5 - Mr Gibson , Miss Perry and Miss Meredith.

5L - Miss Lucas and Miss Bailey.

Welcome to Year 5 - Where the 'fun' learning never ends - Our photo galleries are just a snapshot of our creative learning journey...

OUR TOPIC THIS SUMMER TERM IS ALL ABOUT THE TUDORS - THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE!

Below are a few pictures from our World Book Day. All of the children looked amazing - thank you families. We love reading in year 5 and Book Day surely shown that!

Spring inspire day - 'Dig for Victory' and 'Make do and Mend':

 

Thank you all families for supporting us. We have now sown the seeds to start our school allotments and many wonderful things were made during the morning - bags, glove puppets, bookmarks, pillows, phone holders and pencil cases. Everybody had a brilliant time, and thanks to your help the children are more confident with sewing ( and we have exciting projects for the future...).

 

 

We have had a wonderful Autumn term - thank you parents and children. All of the children are showing progress in all subjects, and are growing into lovely,mature young adults. They are a credit to you and our school.

 

 

Year 5 were involved in an incident in October: Mrs Dell reported that a meteorite landed on our playground on Sunday morning. After she had it checked by meteorologists for radiation, ( it was emitting none ) our headteacher confirmed that it was safe to stay on our grounds.

Two weeks later, a UFO hovered above the school...

On Thursday 19th October, our local community officer ( Iain) was interviewed by Class 5L about the unusual events ( including perplexing stories about 'Flying Frogs') over the last few weeks.

See our pictures below:

 

our current up to date class timetable for Year 5: SPRING TERM:

On Friday 15th September we had our first 'French Day'. Aswell as using basic French phrases daily, we will teach French in day blocks during the school year.

Monday

MENTAL

MATHS

THEN SWIMMING

 

literacy LUNCH SPAG-weekly spelling and spag focus. Topic
Tuesday Music / Arithmetic Guided Reading Literacy LUNCH

Maths

Maths
Wednesday Maths

Guided

Reading

Literacy LUNCH

P.E

R.E
Thursday Maths Guided reading Literacy LUNCH SCIENCE SCIENCE
Friday

Maths

 

Guided

Reading

Literacy LUNCH Homework Topic/ICT Reward time ( 20 minutes)

 

Below are some photos to show our learning about 'forces' and Earth and Space:

Below are photos from our science topic ' properties of materials. Or what the year five and six children have now named as 'messy science'! 

Below are some of the photographs from our science week ( 12th - 16th March): 

Our Topic for SUMMER term is ' The Terrible Tudors - there was blood everywhere!'

 

We will research and learn all about the wonderful historical time of The Tudors, and the impact that they had on our world today. We will try to understand life as a Tudor child, and the differences between rich and poor Tudors. We will learn about the Spanish Armada, and then after half term start to research about Tudor explorers, and explorers up to the present Day.

 

We will also link this topic with our unique school's history of King Charles II, and why he had to hide up the tree!

 

Literacy ' The cook. The king and the Cunning thief'

Written by Terry Deary ( also the author of the horrible histories books), this funny book will help us improve our descriptive writing.

We will also write a Tudor fact file in the style of a horrible histories book.

Linked with science we will write biographies about famous scientists.

Maths

We will continue to deepen our understanding of fractions by ordering, comparing, adding, subtracting, multiplying and reasoning fractions with different denominators. We will also continue our work with understanding about percentage.

We will use improve our knowledge with measure and statistics.

 

Science

This term we will be exploring all about LIFE CYCLES. We will compare the life cycles of plants, mammals, birds and insects. Hopefully we will watch butterflies grow in our classroom from a caterpillar!

We will also research about famous scientists, and read and watch videos about Sir David Attenborough, ( maybe we will write to him too).

 

R.E

 This term we will be comparing commitments and meanings between the Sikh, Hindu, Muslim and Christian faiths across the borough of Walsall.

 

ART

We will be exploring several artists through the history of art, and explore art from the Elizabethan and Georgian periods.

MUSIC

This term we are learning to read music whilst playing the xylophone and ukele.

We are also going to use music to help improve our mental wellbeing.

We will also be dancing to Tudor music, and composing our own Tudor Tunes!

 

PSHE

This term we are learning how to evolve our minds, to improve our positive way of thinking.

We have started using 'Kid President' as a source for our discussion topics. We love Kid President!

Through the fabulous book 'Wonder', we are linking our anti-bullying theme with 'Choose Kind'.

P.E

This term, we are going to be developing our  skills in netball and athletics.

 

ICT

We will begin to explore coding.

We have started to investigate and discuss internet safety.

Mr Porter will help the children create Tudor animations for digital literacy.

We are using the green screen and Immersion room in literacy , RE and topic.

We  will continue to use Google Classroom. Parents you can see the classrooms your children have been working in from home.

 

Our P.E days in year 5 are SWIMMING ON MONDAY and  P.E on Wednesday afternoon with Mr Webb.

Homework must be handed in by Wednesday every week.

Children should be reading daily for pleasure. We are aiming for all to be free readers by year 6. Your child does not have to read out loud to you, they can summarise what they have read and understood by putting things into their own words. You can question them about what they have read. We now need to develop our understanding about what we are reading, ( this will also help in maths reasoning problems).

                                                                            STARS of THE WEEK

Class 5LL

( Two weeks worth due to the Snow Day!)

Oliver: For being an amazing role model and peer support in our class.Oliver has such lovely manners, and he is so caring. Every day he asks me and other members of staff if we are okay, and if they need any help. Oliver always works his hardest in all subjects, and through this has made amazing progress this Spring term. Oliver  is now a whizz in our mental maths, and is really improving his times table knowledge. Oliver now has a lovely unique writing style, and is proud to show his work. Miss Bailey has been so impressed with his writing this term. Oliver is also very inquisitive in Science, and through his wonderful questioning he has developed as a scientist. Oliver has immersed himself with  amazing research on our current topic, and his enthusiasm to learn and teach others is infectious. Oliver is a pleasure to teach. Well done Oliver.

Rmani  for wonderful  progress in all subjects this term. Rmani has also won a school colouring competition, and beat other people to become an 'A Stars school ambassador' ( Mrs Howes loved her application). Rmani is amazing and inquisitive in science ; I see a great future in science for her. She is developing her reasoning skills in maths and shocking herself with her fantastic reasoning maths skills! Rmani always creates amazing homework and goes 'above and beyond' what is asked of her - she is very arty and creative. She is excellent in swimming and gymnastics. Rmani is always offering to help in class, and has a very caring side to her. Rmani supports many of her friends in class and would make an excellent teacher. Rmani always has a smile on her face,and her wonderful, happy and hardworking attitude is infectious. Rmani is a pleasure to teach. Well done Rmani!

Aykam - Aykam is making lovely progress in all subjects this term, and every day makes Miss Bailey and I smile with his funny personality. His award is for his amazing progress in swimming - it is like watching an Olympic athlete swim! This time last year Aykam found swimming hard and now he is swimming in the deep end ( he didn't want to a few weeks ago but challenged himself and is now really improving his style and stamina). Miss Bennet and Miss Hobbs were also amazed by his swimming progress. Well done Aykam.

Phoebe - As one of my most hard working pupils in the class it is no surprise that Phoebe had the award she has worked so hard for. Phoebe has made amazing progress in reading, writing and maths this term, and is a brilliant scientist ( she was also in my messy science club!). Phoebe never gives up, and if she 'gets stuck in the pit', she will try her hardest to use what she already knows, or use the resources and working walls to get herself out! Phoebe also creates amazing homework projects, and often brings extra homework in if she wants to practice something at home. My working walls are filling up nicely with posters from Phoebe! Well done Phoebe, you are a pleasure to teach.

Our music stars of the fortnight have been ...Kayleigh L, Tegan 

Our P.E stars of the week are  ...  Aykam, Maya.  

Our hand writer of the fortnight is - Ryan. 

 

This Spring term Kelsey has been awarded a very rare and special 'head teachers award' for all of her extra homework and research about World War II. Well done Kelsey.

WELL DONE TO RAMANI FOR COMING FIRST IN THE SCHOOL COLOURING COMPETITION - MAKE LOTS OF CREATIVE MESS WITH YOUR NEW PAINTS!

 

AUTUMN TERM

OUTSTANDING PROGRESS AWARDS:

JOSEPH: Joseph is one of our most hard working students, who goes above and beyond in all lessons and with his homework, so it is no surprise that he has made outstanding progress in all lessons and with his acting, debating skills and confidence.Joseph is a keen reader and librarian, and has kindly shared several of his books with our class.Joseph has such a positive, caring attitude and his smile and laugh is infectious. He brightens our day every day. He is a wonderful peer support, and has helped several of his friends in our class. Joseph is always school ready, and always looks smart in lessons and PE. He is a pleasure to teach, is an excellent role model and ambassador for our school. Well done Joseph.

KELSEY: Kelsey has gained so much more confidence in all lessons now that her progress is amazing. Kelsey has made amazing progress in maths, and is really improving her reasoning and problem solving skills. Kelsey has also improved her spelling and vocabulary in her writing, and is very knowledgeable in our space topic. This is also because she sets herself extra homework with targets that she needs to improve, and her love of learning and improving is infectious! Kelsey is also talented in PE and has represented our school in several events - thank you. Kelsey you are a delight to tecah - well done! 

AUTUMN TERM

UPPER KEY STAGE TWO SHIELD AWARD

Miss lucas is very proud that another child from her class will have their name on the school shield for amazing progress. Well done Lucy. 

LUCY: Lucy has worked so hard this term and as a result her progress in all lessons has been phenomenal! Lucy has blossomed so much this term - Miss Lucas got quite emotional presenting this award ( especially after the well deserved outstanding achievements!). Lucy started year five very quiet and unsure of herself; she is now so much more confident in all lessons. She is amazing in science, and her literacy writing and ideas are wonderful. She is enjoying maths more and it is lovely to see Lucy answer questions and debate more in class. Lucy has started to support her peers, and has such a warm,caring personality - every teacher needs a Lucy in their class. Lucy you are a pleasure to teach. Well done! 

AUTUMN TERM

ROTARY AWARD

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL AWARD FROM KING CHARLES. SEVERAL STAFF VOTED FOR THIS SPECIAL GIRL AND HER BROTHER .

THIS WAS AWARDED TO AN AMAZING GIRL IN OUR CLASS WHO HAS MADE OUTSTANDING PROGRESS AND IS A CREDIT TO HER FAMILY. SHE HAS NOW MOVED TABLES IN READING, HER HANDWRITING HAS IMPROVED AND SHE IS GROWING IN CONFIDENCE IN ALL LESSONS ( HER DRAMA IS AMAZING), AND HELPS HER PEERS IN MATHS. SHE IS A DELIGHT TO TEACH AND A LESSON TO US ALL, AS SHE IS ALWAYS HAPPY AND HARD WORKING. SHE IS SO KIND, THAT HER PEERS ELECTED HER AS OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE. SHE IS OFTEN THE FIRST IN THE CLASSROOM AND GETS HERSELF AND HER TABLE READY FOR THE DAY, THEN ASKS ANYBODY ELSE IF THEY WANT HELP. SHE NEVER COMPLAINS AND NEVER GIVES UP. I SEE AN AMAZING FUTURE AHEAD FOR HER. WELL DONE.

Important Dates:

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Thursday 25th January 2018 - is our 'dig for victory' and 'make do and mend' inspire morning. We will be planting seeds and starting our allotments. We will also be practising some simple sewing techniques. Children can dress up from World War two or wear  clothes suitable for gardening.

 

Thursday 23rd November - an author, Jeremy Davies, came to visit years 5 and 6 and sign his book 'The Advent Calendar', which was number one in the Amazon chart. It was a wonderful experience, and he provided us all with some many 'top writing tips'.

We had a fabulous visit to  the Space Centre ( Leicester ) on Friday 1st December: many children now want to become astronauts or astronomers.

 Sadly due to adverse weather, our Year 5 Space Inspire Morning on Thursday 15th December was cancelled. We will therefore have two inspire mornings in the Spring term. Our first will be based around 'dig for victory' and our second will be a mini museum ( now to be the first week back after Easter ).

 

Below are photographs from when Jeremy Davies visited years 5 and 6 and read some of his number one book ( in the Amazon chart ) 'The Advent Calender'. He also gave us many fabulous writing tips, and kindly signed books purchased by children and staff. He was an inspiration to us all.

Below are just a few photographs taken by pupils from our fabulous Space Centre trip in December.

Homework

The children have individual times tables to learn. All children should know all of  their times tables   ( up to 12 ) by heart in year 5.

 

Reading:

Please listen to your child read twice a week, and make comments in their journal. All children should read every evening. Please question them about what they have read, using their bookmarks to help you think of questions.

In year 5 we are trying to have a greater diet of literature : various authors; genres; non fiction; myths and legends and poetry. Below are recommended books for all  primary school children:

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Miss Lucas(about a year ago)

Thank you Harley! Made me giggle! We love having you here at KC!

harley(about a year ago)

I LOVE IT HERE AT KC we should make I love heart kc tshirts and hats

Miss Lucas(about a year ago)

Thank you Nieve, Blessing and Demi. So glad that you all love it here: it shows in your amazing progress last term. Keep it up!

demi(about a year ago)

best school ever

demi(about a year ago)

kc is the place to be !!!

Nieve(about a year ago)

I love year 5ll the teacher are amazing

BLESSING(about a year ago)

I LOVE SCHOOL AND DOING WORK ONLINE (thank you for teaching us)

Miss Lucas(about a year ago)

Thank you. We love having you Angel!

angel-leigh marshall(about a year ago)

I love coming to king Charles.