Year 5

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The Class Assemblies for Year 5 will be held on the following dates:

Base 7  Tuesday 12th June 2018

Base 8  Tuesday 26th June 2018

Base 9  Tuesday 10th July 2018


AUTUMN 2 2017

As the autumn term draws to a close and our thoughts begin to turn to presents, Christmas trees and turkey, Year 5 are in the final throws of some amazing learning.  We have spent the majoirty of this half term engrossed in a story called 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by the author Philip Pullman.  We enjoyed charting the journey of Lila and her father, Lalchand, in the pursuit of her dream of becoming a Master Pyrotechnic.  We finished the unit by writing a newspaper article about the King's Annual Firework Display with some amazing results.

We have now moved onto an old poem called 'The Highwayman' which was written by Alfred Noyes in the 1900s.  This gruesome tale tells of a triangle of love, deceipt and revenge and relates to a mean Highwayman, his love interest and a jealous stable boy.  We have re-written the poem from the point of view of the Ostler and have focused on using some amazingly gruesome language.

Thank you for all the effort you have put into this term's homework projects.  Our classrooms have been adorned with a host of Chinese lanterns, visual displays and models of terracotta warriors.  We hope that you have enjoyed doing these projects and look forward to sharing our new homework topics about Space with you in the New Year.

Autumn 2 curriculum poster to parents


AUTUMN 1 2017

We are all so pleased with how well the children have settled into their new classes and it's great to already see new friendships forming.  We have started the year with the magical topic of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' which the children are really enjoying.  In Literacy, they have been making use of their interesting and adventurous vocabulary to start describing settings and to bring images of them to life.  As the half term goes on, we will delve deeper into the magical setting of Narnia and the story itself.

So far, the children have shown great resilience in Maths and have risen to the challenge of developing their understanding of place value involving larger numbers, up to 1,000,000 and also decimals.  In the next few weeks, we are also looking forward to building on their calculation skills with this wider range of numbers.

At the beginning of October, 79 intrepid Elson Explorers spent three fun-packed days at Stubbington Study Centre and they have been talking about it ever since!  Over the course of the visit, we learnt lots about the local wildlife (both in the woodland and on the beach) and about conservation.  We also learnt a multitude of valuable life skills, including independence, resilience and team work.  We were well fed and watered (three hot meals per day) by the centre staff and returned home tired, but full of wonderful childhood memories to share with our families.  Those remaining at school also had a fun-packed week.  They worked amazingly as a team to produce some individually-printed t-shirts, some tasty cupcakes and also joined in with some environmental learning of their own about butterflies.  Both groups of children were keen to share their experiences when they were reunited the following week.

Since our return, learning in class has continued at a fair pace.  We have continued to learn about the lifecycles of living things and have been studying cityscapes in art.  We have learnt how to create depth in our sketching using one and two-point perspective and will be using these skills to created sketches of Gosport and Portsmouth in charcoal and chalk.

In our literacy work, we have begun a unit about Pokemon which will lead to some explanatory writing.

Parents are invited to come and see some of our work during our curriculum meeting in November.