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Did you know that the ancient Greeks were the first people to study the sky and understand astronomy? Although their interpretation of the solar system was wrong, it was the first step in guiding astronomers to study beyond Earth and to what we now know about Earth and Space!
As part of our learning on Ancient Greece, we have been learning about Earth and Space... so what a perfect opportunity to do some learning outside of the classroom and in Leicester Space Station!
The children had a full on learning experience and got involved in many interactive activities as well as enjoying a 3-D planetarium show on being an astronaut.
Take a look at some photos we have...
We hope you had a wonderful and restful break ready for the exciting spring term to commence.
This term our theme is 'A Greek Odyssey' and we have planned an engaging curriculum which we know the children are going to love!
We will be posting photos throughout the term (so keep posted) but for now, here is a copy of this terms overview:
We're off to see the wizard...
On the 7th December Year 5 and Year 6 went to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to watch The Wizard of Oz. A wonderful day was had by all... the children thoroughly enjoyed the musical (so did the adults!) and represented themselves excellently. What a super way to introduce the holiday spirit!
On the 1st October, Year 5 visited the BBC Studios in Birmingham. This was an amazing opportunity for the children to see where Midlands Today is filmed as well as where WM Radio is recorded. They performed their own radio role-plays and some children presented the weather! The children were able to revisit their learning on electricity by creating electric weatherboards.
It was fantastic to see all of the children so motivated by the hard work and effort that is put in at the BBC. It has inspired children to want to be journalists and broadcasters.
Welcome to Year 5!
Miss Bingham is Year Five's class teacher and Mrs Rudd is our teaching assistant. We are supported by our learning resource base teacher, Miss Paulson and Mrs Secrett will teach the class on Thursdays.
As a team, we are excited about the year ahead and look forward to building a working partnership between staff, pupils, parents and carers to maximise children's learning.
This term our theme is 'Forces of Nature' with a particular focus on Science. This theme will encompass Geography, History, IT, music and Art through many cross curricular links.
Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday
Please ensure that children have the correct P.E kit according to the school's uniform policy (children are expected to wear black jogging bottoms or shorts, a white polo shirt and black P.E pumps). To ensure missing items of clothing are returned as quickly as possible, make sure their kit is labelled with their name.
New spellings will be handed out on Mondays. Please help your child to learn these spellings as they will be tested on them each Monday morning.
Timetables should be rehearsed regularly and each week children will be given a focus timetable.
We expect children to read for thirty minutes a day. Please listen to your child reading and ask questions to check their understanding of the text. Write a comment in your child's reading record when you listen to them read.
Take home tasks will be given out when necessary.
The links below contain resources to support your child at home.