Year 5 2017/18

Welcome to the Year Five page
Our Year Five team consist of Mrs Dare, Mrs Stone, Mrs Pegg and Mrs Simmons.
Key times in the weekly timetable:
Tuesday 2:30 - Band Practice
Thursday - Indoor PE
Friday - Outdoor PE
Homework timetable
Monday - and New spellings given out for practising at home
Tuesday - Maths and English homework due in
Wednesday - New Maths and English homework given out
Friday - Spelling test 
Reading: Pupils are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes, five times a week. Details need to be recorded in their Reading Diaries with parental signatures.
Time table tests will regularly take place, but at no fixed date. It is expected that children keep practising their tables for quick, accurate recall.
How you can help your child
Please support your children in doing their homework by giving your child dedicated time for them to complete the work.
Every Thursday lunchtime, there is a Homework Club which children can attend if they would like some extra support, or if they would like to work with others.
Our Visit to Tutankhamun's Museum in Dorchester
On Thursday 12th October, Year 5 visited Tutankhamun's Museum as part of their topic on Ancient Egypt.  After an introduction given by Daphne, the class explored the museum searching for information to fill in a questionnaire.  It was an interesting and informative visit which was enjoyed by all.
Pyramid builders
Year Five investigated building step pyramids with a square base.  After constructing the first two layers (starting from the top), the children tried to predict how many cubes or bricks were needed to complete the next layer before building it. A pattern to the results was found!
Egyptian Chariots
As part of our unit on Ancient Egypt, the class were challenged to design and make a chariot based on drawings and diagrams.  The children worked in pairs and did an amazing job.  
Visit to Toby Carvery
On Monday 11th December 2017, Year Five visited the Toby Carvery at Fleetsbridge, Poole. 
After arriving, the children donned their chef hats ready to attend 'Chef School'.  This consisted of an alphabetical challenge to name a fruit or vegetable for every letter of the alphabet.  Some were easier than others!
Next came the 'identify the vegetable' challenge.  Each child put their hand into a box and had to say which vegetable they could feel.  All did well, despite the fact that there were one or two less known ones in there.
By this time all were feeling ready for lunch. This was the highlight of the visit. A delicious carvery meal for all.
After this the children and adults got to sing carols for the customers. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the children were treated with a goodie bag for their super carol singing.
Persuasive Writing
We have been looking at different types of persuasive writing this term.  We have written a persuasive letter, created a balanced argument after a rather heated class debate on whether children should be allowed out after 7pm and looked at advertising.
After much thought we created a product and devised a way of marketing it.  We created posters and developed a radio advert.  We hope you enjoy them, as much as we enjoyed making them.