Year 5

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SUMMER 2 2017

The Year 5 production of Oliver Twist is almost here!  The children have been very busy rehearsing their singing, dancing and acting, ready for their big performance at Brune Park.  At Elson Junior School, we really value our music provision.  It is such a fantastic part of our curriculum, and one the children enjoy very much.  It has been great to see their confidence grow and to watch them shine is lovely.

SUMMER 1 2017

The summer term has arrived already and we have so much planned for the last term in Year 5.  Swimming has started, our year 5 production of 'Oliver' is underway, with children learning songs and routines in their weekly music lessons, and we have begun our fantastic Tudors topic.  Please keep a look out for correspondence over the coming weeks regarding our trip and information about the production. 

Curriculum poster for parents Year 5 summer 1

SCIENCE FAIR - 5TH APRIL 2017

What a fantastic afternoon we had at Elson! The Year 5 children spent the spring term learning all about space and ended their topic by showing off their incredible homework projects.

The whole school came to view all their hard work and parents and families were also invited. The children were very excited and enthusiastic and were keen to encourage people to stop at their project stand to tell them everything they knew. It was a wonderful celebration that was a ‘cosmic’ end to our space project!

Well done Year 5!

Year 5 Science Fair Gallery

SPRING 2 2017

What a busy few weeks we have had in Year 5!  Bikeability has been a great success; the children have learnt so much from the fantastic instructors.  It's great to know they will be more confident and safe when out and about on their bikes.

STEM week has been a truly inspiring week for the children, with so much to learn and do.  Our rockets have been constructed and are now ready for blast off!  Our space art looks incredibly creative and our balanced arguments are now ready for editing and improving.  We hope you will be able to pop into classrooms on Friday 24th March at 08:45am for a look at what your child has been doing.  It has been fantastic to link so many different subjects into our main space topic.  The visitors we had in STEM week in Year 5 were really inspiring.  From Naval personnel to CEMAST lectureres, it has been a great learning experience - for the teachers too!  Who knew there were quite so many opportunities out there for training and careers.  We were also told by our visitors about the company in Portsmouth who make space satellites!  It wouldn't surpise me if some of our pupils end up with a career there after their focus and interest this week.  We are very proud of them all. 

Year 5 swimming will start on Thursday 18th May.  It was wonderful last year, to see the number of children grow in confidence during their lessons and we are sure we will have the same results this time.  As an island nation and as we are so close to the coast here in Gosport, we feel it is so important that our children are confident in and around water. 

Our Year 5 production of Olicer is now underway.  We have been impressed with the enthusiasm of the children, particularly at the auditions and we are very much looking forward to working with them to get our show underway.  The performance will be at Brune Park on the evening of Wednesday 28th June, so put the date in your diary.  Another date for the diary is Friday 5th May, which will be our Tudor Day, where children are invited to dress up in Tudor costume for the day.  The children tell us that they love history when it is brought to life for them, so this will be a fantastic day for them to experience a little of what life was like in Tudor times.

SPRING 1 2017

What a fantastic day we had during our trip to the Planetarium in Chichester.  It was a great way to start our science and space writing topic as the children were able to learn so much about space and the different planets.  Our science space topic is well underway and the children are all enjoying finding out about the moon, planets and the stars.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to study shadows yet due to the horrible weather we have been experiencing!  As soon as the sun comes out we will be able to get out there.   We hope the science projects are going well too and we look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 5th April from 2:30pm to celebrate all the work the children have been doing over this term.

Bikeability starts after the half-term break, which is always an exciting week for each class.  The children will be going out on their bike whatever the weather, so please do ensure they have suitable coats, hats and footwear for this.  Base 7 will be the first week back w/b 27th February, Base 8 w/b 6th March and Base 9 w/b 13th March.

 

Curriculum poster for parents Year 5 spring 1

AUTUMN 2 2016

Only a few weeks to Christmas now and the year 5 children will be busy preparing for our Christmas Fayre!  We do hope to see you all - we are sure it will be another fantastic event form our wonderful PATCH team.

Our Highwayman poems are coming along nicely, with lots of fantastic description, similes, metaphors and personification bringing our poems to life.  The children are also working very hard to learn their times tables and recall the facts quickly.  It is so important that these facts are embedded and that the children can recall them and use the facts in order to be successful in many areas of maths.  We have found prime numbers and factors a little tricky this term, but we know that when we come back to it, the chlidren will be much more successful as they will be even more efficient in recalling their times tables.

 

AUTUMN 1 2016

Year 5 have had a fantastic and very busy start to their new school year.  Stubbington Study Centre was hugely successful and enjoyed by all.  It was fantastic to see the children working hard at building their team work skills and their independence.  It  was wonderful to see their resilience and determination as they challenged themselves to have a go at a host of activities.  Those children who stayed at school encountered similar challenges on their day trip to the Peter Ashley activity centre and they also had a great time.

Back in school the children have settled in well with their day to day routines.  Some Geography homework from our topic has also started to arrive, which is looking fantastic, and we cannot wait to see more of the children's creativity over the coming weeks. 

Curriculum poster for parents Year 5