Class Teacher:

Mr Brough

 

Staff in Our Class:

Mrs Scales ( HLTA)

Miss Goodwin

Mrs Hughes

Mrs Mitchell

Mrs Waddington

Our Class Governor:

 

How can you support at home?

 

Smawthorne Henry Moore Website for spellings http://www.smawthorneprimary.wakefield.sch.uk/classes/spellings

 

Learning times tables:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Learning times tables games and other maths activities:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/ interactive.htm

Finding more information about the Vikings :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/family_life/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/ztyr9j6

http://www.fun-facts.org.uk/vikings/vikings.htm

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/viking/websites.html

Science: Electricity, information, videos and fun facts:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/electricity.html 

 

 Homework Days:

 

Weekly spellings and times tables sent out each Friday to be tested the following Thursday.

Maths, Handwriting and Project homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Each word of the spellings are said, put into a sentence for understanding and said again. The children then write down the spelling correctly in their spelling test book. There is no time limit on writing the spellings down.

The times tables are said twice using the terminology of times, multiply or lots of. The children are to write the answers down after the second saying and are given 5 seconds to write the answer.

Spellings are a very important part of the English National Curriculum. It places significant emphasis on correct spelling and is tested as part of the year 2 and year 6 national tests, as well as school testing spellings as part of the termly Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar assessment tests.

 

 

 

PE:

Thursdays and Fridays (Enrichment)

Lions 

 

 

 

Our Class Animal:

Each class has been given a different animal (from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups. 

Did you know?

. Both male and female lions roar, this roar can be heard up to five miles away.

. Lions live in large groups called prides.

It is important for each class to have their own identify and I feel that the children in my class have really taken to this, recognising it as a way of showing ownership of their class through the animal which we have selected.

 Do you know any more facts about lions? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?

All About Me:

My name is Mr Brough and I am the class teacher for the Lions class in Year 5. I have been teaching at Smawthorne Henry Moore for three years now, completing my first year (NQT year) in Year 3, before moving up to Year 5 for my second and third year here.  I trained at Leeds Trinity University completing a 3 year degree in Primary Education - during which I completed a number of teaching practices in schools in the local area of Castleford.  Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School was the primary school which I attended as a child, so it is fantastic to now have the opportunity to teach children in the area in a school which taught me so much.  

 

 

Autumn 2017: 

Every term at Smawthorne Henry Moore seems to fly by because of just how much we manage to fit into a short amount of time. Exciting, engaging and jam-packed are all phrases which can be linked to what this next term has in store for us. I always look forward to every term, as each on offers the children new opportunities, new tasks and new ways of thinking. which is what education is all about. Personally, I am looking forward to the work which we will be completing in Computing this term, in which the children will be learning how to code and make their own sea themed games!

Information About Our Homework:

Each child should read at home every night, or at least 3 times a week, with an adult discussing the book with them and then recording their reading in the child’s planner.

Weekly spellings and times tables should be learnt throughout the week. They are given out on a Friday and are tested on the following Thursday. The weekly spellings are also used for handwriting practise in their handwriting homework books.

 

Autumn 2017 Term Events:

The first week of the Autumn term will be Film week.

 

 

English Focus:

This term we are starting with film week, with our focus being "How To Train Your Dragon". As a result of this we have decided to continue with this book for the term Autumn 1, as it also links with our Autumn term topic of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Over the course of the next few weeks, the children will write a range of fiction and non-fiction texts linked to both the book and the film. This book will become our class reader for the term, and will also be used in our comprehension lessons. As the children are now in Year 5 and the writing standards expected have become higher we will work on incorporating aspects of the SPaG curriculum into the weeks English work.

Maths Focus:

Last year we had a big focus on the mastery element of Maths, which allows children to develop their problem solving skills; really deepening their thoughts and ideas. We will continue to focus on this with a more focus on the reasoning of maths and the children’s understanding of how to work out a calculation.

We will also be looking at the 4 operation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, along with Number and place value, statistics, geometry (position and direction) and measures.

We will also be starting off by focusing on the children's knowledge of place value looking at the value of numbers as well as skills associated with this topic.

 

Curriculum Newsletter: Coming soon

 

Autumn 2017 Term Educational Visits:

Last year as part of our topic we visited the Ryedale Museum, however this year we are hoping to be able to visit the Jorvik museum, as it has now re-opened. This is a place I have only visited outside of school before, but it is a fantastic visual way of learning about the Vikings.

Science Focus:

This year we have changed the order of some of our Science topics to allow them to fit with other curriculum areas and our educational visits. Our focus topic is Light. During the term, the children will learn about how light travels, the different sources of light and reflections. Over the course of the term we have planned in a number of practical investigations to really develop the children's understanding.

Topic Focus:

Our first topic in the Autumn term is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, a favourite of mine! In this topic the children will greater their knowledge of the two different groups, deepening their understanding of where they came from, how they got there and what their lives were like.  The topic is incredibly interesting, as it allows the  children to make comparisons between their lives and the life of an Anglo-Saxon, as well as looking at some of the more bloody thirsty Viking battles.

 

My Challenge:

Our first topic in the Autumn term is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, a favourite of mine! In this topic the children will greater their knowledge of the two different groups, deepening their understanding of where they came from, how they got there and what their lives were like.  The topic is incredibly interesting, as it allows the  children to make comparisons between their lives and the life of an Anglo-Saxon, as well as looking at some of the more bloody thirsty Viking battles.

 

How is Progress Measured in Year Five?

 Across school we use a consistent approach to assessment, using a range of methods. During lessons teachers will use AFL (Assessment for learning) strategies to assess the children's knowledge and understanding. This will then allow the teacher to judge where the class and each child's next step will be. Throughout the school year, we carry out assessment weeks where children complete a Maths, Science and SPaG assessment, followed by a piece of assessed writing. The teacher will then assess the children taking into account the assessment papers and what the child is like in class. During Year 6 the children sit the statatiry assessment, these being the SATs exams.  

 

 

National Curriculum Objectives:

 

 

 

 

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