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Admirals (Year 5)

Welcome to Year 5


Our class is called Admirals.

Admirals are taught by Miss Islam. Emperors are supported by Miss Folds and Mrs Ison.


Things to remember:

Reading books will  be changed every Monday and every Thursday. Library will take place in class on a Tuesday. Please remember to bring back your book each Tuesday, so you can choose a new one.


Outdoor P.E will take place on Wednesday afternoons.  Please come into school wearing your PE kit on Wednesdays.


Key Dates:

Please see the class newsletter for important dates throughout the year.


Let's take a tour of the classroom and look at where you will come into school:

Weeks 1-2

Wow! What a wonderful two weeks we have had in Year 5! The children have all wowed me with their enthusiasm and desire to learn. Each child has followed our Golden Expectations beautifully and it really is wonderful to have them all back in school!


In English, we have been looking at an exhilarating wordless picture book called Journey by Aaron Becker. The children have been hooked right from the offset and have produced a wide range of incredible written work from it already! 

Journey- Writing Examples

In Maths, we have been recapping our learning from Year 4 by reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 100,000. We have played a range of exciting games linked to place value to reactivate our knowledge of number. The children have enjoyed using concrete materials such as Base 10 and place value counters to show their understanding of the value of each digit. 
In Science, we have launched into our Earth and Space unit! The children used iPads to research the eight planets in our solar system and then presented their findings through mini presentations to the class and in the form of information posters. Take a look at the great fact files below.
In our Topic lessons, we have been finding out all about the Ancient Maya civilisation. The children have asked some intriguing questions which we will aim to answer as we learn more over the next six weeks. We started off by finding out where the Maya live and located the central American countries on our maps using atlases. We then moved on to identify some Maya cities and finally created some tourist information packs explaining who the Ancient Maya were.

Welcome Back Part 1

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Welcome Back Part 2

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