Magpies are known for their intelligence. We are also resourceful and curious and being part of the upper years team, we are able to gather knowledge and apply this to our daily learning.
In our learning this term, we will be thinking about ourselves and how to look after our physical and mental well-being. As part of PHSE, we will develop our understanding of how to support each other and make a positive contribution to the school and wider community.
PE for Magpies will be on Wednesday mornings and Dance will be on Thursday mornings. Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct kit, which is clearly labelled. For more information about kit requirements, please visit our 'Physical Education & School Sport' Page. We will ensure that PE kits are sent home at the end of every half term.
Home learning will be sent home on Fridays and should be returned to school on Wednesday. Home learning should be completed to the best standard possible and Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars should also be completed weekly. We celebrate the efforts of Mathletics and Times Table Rock Stars in our assemblies with special class shout outs and certificates.
Monday 4th January 2021 - First day of Spring Term
Monday 25th January 2021 - Parents Evening
Thursday 28th January 2021 - Parents Evening
Friday 12th February 2021 - Break up for half term
Monday 22nd February 2021 - Non-pupil day
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 - First day of Spring 2
Thursday 25th February 2021 - Reach Outdoors - Caving/Climbing
Thursday 4th March 2021 - Reach Outdoors - Caving/Climbing
Tuesday 30th March 2021 - Virtual Learning Celebration - On the Class page
Thursday 1st March 2021 - Last day of Spring Term
If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to call or email your teacher (Mr Passmore) or alternatively please contact a team lead (Mrs Gidley or Mrs Foster).
LETTER - Return to school - Year 5 - September 2020
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
Spring term curriculum map
Thursday 17th December 2020 - Merry Christmas
Wow! What a term. Magpies have been so busy. Well done everyone! Have a happy and restful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.
Tuesday 15th December 2020 - Art - Jo Di Bona: Self-portraits
This term, we have really enjoyed learning about Jo Di Bona and have used his artwork and techniques to inspire our own self-portraits. We used: line, coloured pencils, layers of paper and inspirational words to reflect ourselves in our artwork. Here are some of the final results.
Thursday 10th December 2020 - Writing/History - Evacuees
This week, we having been learning about the life of an evacuee. As part of our Learning Journey, we have been exploring emotions. We have used our experiences during the COVID19 lockdown to relate and compare feelings. We used this to write a letter from the point-of-view of an evacuee to a loved one. Here are some examples
Thursday 3rd December 2020 - PE - Handball
This week, during PE sessions, we have been developing our skills in Handball. We have been thinking about strategies to defend and attack, which will help us when we're planning the game. As a class, we have played games that support us to improve our over arm throwing and our dodging skills. The object of the game is to get pass the attackers to help us score.
Friday 27th November 2020 - Home Learning - Dialogue Writing
Here are some links to Roald Dahl books to help you find a small section of dialogue to complete your home learning this week.
Thursday 26th November 2020 - PHSE - NSPCC and Childline
This week, we have been thinking about how to keep ourselves safe. In class, we have discussed who we can talk to and who can support us. We watched an assembly created by the NSPCC and Childline. They gave us lots of information to help us and talked about who we can contact if we need help.
Monday 16th November 2020 - PHSE - Anti-Bullying Week
Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week. This morning, we listened to Mrs Tomkinson's assembly and watched 'Andy and The Odd Socks' singing this years new song. Lots of us wore odd songs to celebrated that every is unique.
Friday 13th November 2020 - Children in Need
Congratulations to Ramona and her Mum. Romona said to her Mum that if she walked to school in her onesie she would donate TWO WEEKS pocket money to Children In Need. Well done - you looked amazing.
Thursday 12th November 2020 - Writing - Poetry
This week, we have been remembering all those who have been in conflicts since The First World War. On Armistice Day, we did our two-minute silence while we thought of all those who had made sacrifices for others. To link this with our Learning Journey we looked at a poem. We thought about the structure, the poet's choice of language and the different ways we could interpret it. We have also been practising our handwriting to make sure that we are forming all our joins correctly and hitting the criteria for a Year 5 writer.
Friday 6th November 2020 - PHSE - Parliament Week
As part of ‘Parliament Week 2020’, Year 5 have been learning about balanced arguments and debates. We began by looking at the features of these, in order to help plan our own balanced argument. After we had written our balanced argument, we then had a whole-class debate, with speakers, to determine which side had the favoured opinions. Through the debate, Magpies showed excellent listening and communication skills when sharing their views with each other.
Wednesday 21st October 2020 - Spanish - Numbers and greetings
During Spanish sessions this half term, we have been learning to say greetings, numbers 1-31 and months of the year. We have begun to write words in Spanish and have been working on the pronunciation of some of the more difficult Spanish words. iFenomenal Magpies. iTrabajo estupendo! Have a look at our videos to see how we are getting on.
Friday 15th October 2020 - Writing - Dr Mae Jemison
To celebrate Black History Month and World Space Week, Year 5 have been looking at the life of Dr Mae C Jemison. We have used our inference skills when looking at images of Jemison to look for clues that can lead us to finding out information about her life. As a class, we have looked at a variety of sources and have extracted key information that we will use in our biography writing.
Thursday 8th October - Reach Outdoors at Goodrington
As part of our Outdoor and Adventurous activities learning, we were lucky enough to take part in some Raft Building, Coasteering and Kayaking at Goodrington with Reach Outdoors. We were able to work on our water confidence and learn important water-based skills.
Tuesday 29th September 2020 - PE - Swimming
This term, we have been going to Brixham to swim. We have all gained in confidence and have been working on improving our strength and technique when in the water.
Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - Art - Evaluation
As part of our Art learning in Year 5, we have been evaluating the work of a famous Parisian artist called Jo Di Bona. His artwork has a creative yet unique style, which mixes a range of pop culture with graffiti, collage and bright colours. He is often recognised for the large murals he creates for popular galleries across the world. As a class, we started off by evaluating his artwork into our sketch books with discussions about what we like and dislike. The end goal will be creating a self-potrait of ourselves in a similar style to his.
Wednesday 16th September 2020 - Science - Ozone Layer
As part of the 'International Day for the preservation of the Ozone layer' we started our first Science topic - Space. In our learning, we explored the importance of the ozone layer and why it needs to be preserved. As a class, we completed an experiment with hot water, cold water and chewing gum. The steam from the hot water caused holes to open through the chewing gum and this reflected the impact CFCs have on the ozone layer.
Ozone depletion experiment
Friday 11th September 2020 - PHSE/Art - Our first week in Year 5
This week in our PSHE lessons, we have been thinking about ourselves and discussing our well-being. Individually, we identified strategies to manage our worries and anxieties using our five senses. As a class, we have spent time discussing what it feels like to be welcome and how we are a valued member of Magpies class. We linked our PSHE learning to Art, and were given the challenge to draw the missing half of our face. Have a look at the photos below to see how we got on.