Welcome to Year 5!
If you have any questions, please email your teachers on your class email address:
5Silverbirch@uptonjun.dorset.sch.uk (Miss Verran)
5Pine@uptonjun.dorset.sch.uk (Miss Morgan)
5Oak@uptonjun.dorset.sch.uk (Mrs Ramsden)
Wb 17th January
This week we are looking forward to getting a bit more involved with our Viking topic with a workshop and carousel of activities on Thursday and Friday.
Natalie, our workshop leader has set you a challenge:
Happy New Year!
This half term we are looking forward to studying the text 'Beowulf' which will link to our History topic of the Vikings. In Art we will be developing our painting techniques by adding texture and in Science we will be investigating materials.
Friday 12th November 2021
This week seems to have been especially busy for the children and staff of Year 5, however the teachers have enjoyed speaking to many parents during Tuesday and Thursday evenings and our busy week was topped off with quite a different day today.
Firstly, it was Maths Rock Star day - throughout the day children took part in a variety of activities, including creating posters representing their ages and making an alternative times table square or completing a number maze.
In addition to all these maths activities, we also started our new DT topic - sewing and took part in a computational thinking challenge.
After such a busy few days everyone deserves a fun and restful weekend.
Friday 5th November 2021
What a fantastic day we had at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium 👨🚀 🚀 👩🚀 🛸
Children had the opportunity to explore the whole centre, experience the planetarium show and even program robots - culminating in a robot disco!!
More details and photos on our individual class pages.
Monday 11th October 2021
To assist us with our writing, we took a walk to Upton rec this morning. All the children regularly visit the rec, but this was a chance to focus on what we experience whilst we are in nature using the five senses. Children focused really hard on picking out the individual senses and noticed things that they might not usually. We then used everything we had gathered to write expended noun phrases about the visit. These ideas will then be used for our practice write, describing our experiences and applying the grammar skills we have been learning. Hopefully this first hand experience of being outside and thinking closely about the senses will help children when they complete their final piece of writing based on a short film we have been watching called The Ridge.
Friday 8th October 2021
This afternoon we were lucky enough to have a visit from two members of the police service: PCO Sam and Police Officer Lee. They spoke to Year 5 and Year 6 about what their work entails and certain laws that could directly effect children including rules about e-scooters. Children also learnt about different types of police uniform and equipment and when these might be required. Some children even got to try on some hats and accessories, which they enjoyed - Mrs Rickeard wasn't so lucky though, unfortunately she got put in handcuffs! After some fantastic questioning from the children, we all went outside to see a police car and experience the flashing lights and siren close up. Children loved this opportunity - but it was very loud!
Wednesday 6th October 2021 - Fire Safety Visit
Today Year 5 were lucky enough to have Gill from the Fire Service in to speak to them.
Children completed their fire safety training; learning about the fire triangle and the four main categories of fire. After this, they were ready to be Fire Investigation Officers! Children watched videos and listened to testimonies to make decisions about how the fire was detected, how occupants of the house escaped and if anyone was hurt and importantly used the evidence to decide on the probable cause of the fire.
Everyone definitely learnt a lot and children have been asked to do the following:
- check fire alarms at home: they should be tested every week
- plan with their families an escape plan in the event of a fire
- learn their postcode in case they ever needed to call 999 and give their location
Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Overview
Please find below the presentation from the 'Meet the Teacher' evening and our current curriculum overview.
National Curriculum Spelling List Years 5/6
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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