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Welcome to Van Gogh - Year 5!
The Year 5 team is Miss Armstrong, the Y5 teacher, along with Mrs Moss, who support the children with their learning.
In Van Gogh we use the school's values, faith and local context as much as possible to create opportunities to bring the curriculum to life and include the wider world in our classroom. The concepts that will be driving all our learning in Year 5 this half term is Tolerance.
We have already done a lot of concept work based around theme starting with our class reader, The Boy at the Back of the Class. The children voted on the first day of school which book they wanted to read based on just the blurb.
Tolerance forms the basis of our RE work this half term, looking at Islam and how Muslims worship. The children have really taken an interest in finding about this faith and are producing some really creative work.
In Geography, we are enjoying learning about our local area. We are currently using our newly developed map skills to plan our fieldwork lesson when we travel out into four different parts of the local community. The topic will culminate in a trip to St Mary’s Church to learn about the local war heroes and to look at the memorials.
Fantastic problem solving and investigations are happening in Maths. According to the children in the class, Maths is one of the favourite lessons of the day.
In English, the children have just completed their balanced arguments based on the book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. They showed such maturity in their writing and produced work to be very proud of.
Our current text is a narrative focus, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, which links to our Ancient Islamic Civilisation topic. Our stories are just in the beginning stages but the ideas and vocabulary that is being used is ambitious and interesting.
This is our first year in Year 5 trying out our new Music scheme…it has been entertaining to say the least. It focusses on rock music so our lessons are certainly full of dancing, keeping the pulse with percussion instruments and singing loudly!
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