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

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.