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Beech and Aspen

Please click the files above to see our Medium Term Plan (MTP) and our Long Term Plan (LTP)

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s class page.  Throughout the year we will update the page with our planning for the current half term and add any other relevant information we think you may find useful.

 

 

We have two Year 5 classes: Aspen and Beech. In Aspen class we have Mrs Cockburn teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Naylor teaching on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  The TA in Aspen is Mr Birkinshaw and this year we also have a PGCE student working with Aspen class called Mrs Hartley.  In Beech class we have Miss Ali as the class teacher and Mrs Brear as TA.  If you have any questions or queries about Year 5, please don’t hesitate to contact one of us and we will be happy to help.

 

Reminders:

 

PE – Beech – Tuesdays and Thursdays

     Aspen – Fridays

Children must have their full PE kit in school at all times.  We try to do as much of our PE outside but as the weather becomes colder this is not always possible.  Therefore it is important your child has both their indoor and outdoor kits available.

 

Reading – We are having a big focus on reading this year and reading at home with your child is incredibly important.  Your child will have a book that they bring home and are expected to read with an adult.  Once they have read they will fill in a section in their reading journal and this should then be signed by the adult they read to.

 

Homework – Homework will be given out 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  If there are any parts of the homework children find difficult they should bring it to the teacher’s attention before it is due in, so we can support them further - not on the deadline day!

 

Have a look at some of our photos from the first week as we immersed ourselves in Harry Potter ready for our first topic.

 

This year so far...

During our first week in Year 5 we have been immersing ourselves in Harry Potter ready for our first topic – School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.

 

Sorting Ceremony

We took part in a sorting ceremony where we were sorted into our houses which will be our topic groups for the half term.

Art Work

We then worked in our houses to produce our group crest (logo) during an Art lesson.  We are really proud of the end results – what do you think?

 

 

We have been reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and watching short extracts from the film. 

Origami Owls

We have also turned our hand to origami – a skill which was new to most of us – to create origami owls.  We chose owls as they feature heavily in Harry Potter as they carry messages in the wizarding world (like postmen).  Also, Harry’s pet is a snowy owl called Hedwig. 

Colne Valley Museum

We had the opportunity to spend the day at Colne Valley Museum, living the lifestyle of a working class Victorian child. We had to do the washing using a tub, dolly and wash board; cook our own lunch (including all the peeling and chopping) and made our own butter to spread on the bread, which we also made ourselves.

After the tiring chores in the kitchen we learnt all the tasks young Victorian children would have performed such as teasing and carding wool; the wool had to be sorted, washed and then oiled so it was ready for carding.  It was such a busy day but extremely fun!

 

Beech Class Enterprise

Following our fantastic visit at Colne Valley museum, as a class we decided we was going to bring the traditional Victorian sponge cake back to Brackenhill. There was a huge demand and we were busy taking and delivering orders. 

 

Highwayman Poem

In our English lessons, we re-enacted a scene from the poem ‘The Highwayman’.

Whitby

We visited Whitby, which was linked to our topic on Dracula, as this is where Dracula’s castle is set.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring the seaside town.