Form V Autumn Term 2016

 

Welcome to Form V

The Autumn Term is now well underway and the children are settling into the routines of being in a new class with a different teacher. Hopefully this page will give you some information about the kind of work that Form V is involved in. One important aspect of Form V is homework. The children must learn to do this on their own and realise that quality is vital! Please give them the support they need to become independent workers.

 

English

English work is based on Collins Primary Literacy (Y5) which comprises different units, each structured around the investigation of texts from fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. Texts are used for comprehension and to illustrate points of grammar e.g. speech marks, punctuation, adverbs etc. The texts are also used as an inspiration for creative writing in many different styles. The scheme is very popular with the children as it incorporates many interactive features.Separate spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons also play a part. Please help your child to learn their spellings for a test on Monday.

 

Reading

A great emphasis is placed on the importance of reading in Form V. In order to encourage the children to read I run a reading challenge each term. This term the children have been challenged to read 7 books (novels, poetry or fact books) before Christmas. Each time they complete a book, they have to complete a section in their reading record book which they then show to me. There will be prizes and certificates for everyone who completes the challenge. Encouragement from home is invaluable!

It is also important that the children are still heard read out loud at frequent intervals as this improves their fluency. At school we have reading sessions 3 times a week when I listen to the children reading in groups but I would be grateful if this could be reinforced at home.

 

Maths

The beginning of the term focuses on revision of the four rules to ensure that the basic concepts are understood. The class then moves on to look at fractions, decimals, and begin some problem work. There will also be some practical and investigative work involving angles and length. Maths will be taught by Mrs Brook, ensuring that the children get specialist teaching.

 

History

The topic this term is The Tudors. Firstly the children will be investigating the lives of the monarchs, focusing particularly on Henry V111 and the impact his reign had on the history of Britain. Following that they will be looking at Tudor life and comparing how the lives of the rich and poor were different. Various resources will be used including books, videos, portraits, newspaper articles and artefacts. History is taught by Mrs Hogan.

 

Geography

In Geography this term we will be looking at maps and mapping skills. We will be studying a range of maps and focussing on the skills required to interpret maps. We will look at Ordnance Survey symbols, 4 figure grid references, as well as looking at how to use a compass. We will then build up to drawing our own maps. Our lessons will be a mix of practical sessions, written tasks and activities on the interactive whiteboard. Geography is taught by Mrs Hardy.

 

Science

 

Trip

On Thursday13th October Forms V & VI are going on a field trip to Saltaire.. We will be travelling to Saltaire by train and then will go on a walk around the village looking at the historical features of the Victorian period. The second part of the trip will involve a walk up to Shipley Glen for a picnic before walking back down to the canal.

Assembly

Our assembly this term will be on Friday 23rd September and you are all invited so please put the date in your diaries.

 

Christmas

The party for Forms V and VI is on Thursday 8th December.

We are going to the Rex Cinema in Elland on Wednesday 14th December in the morning.

The Christmas Concert takes place on Friday 16th December at 2pm.

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I hope this term will prove to be an enjoyable and worthwhile one for the children. I know the homework can seem a burden but this year is of great importance and I am sure you are all aware of that!  If we all work together then I am certain that we will achieve success!

  

Form V Spring Term 2017

 

Welcome to Form V

The children usually begin the new term with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. At this point in the academic year I still keep impressing upon them the importance of Year V. Hopefully this page will give you some information about the work that Form V is involved in this term.

 

English

This term we will be studying units on Monsters and Myths, Daring Adventures and Tales in Verse. The work involves a lot of reading of texts and discussion in pairs, groups and as a class and then builds up to the children producing their own writing on the theme while covering the relevant grammar and punctuation. I hope this is going to be a real inspiration for the children. 

Reading

A great emphasis is placed on the importance of reading in the spring term. The children are again challenged  to read a number of books (novels, poetry or fact books) before Easter. Each time they complete a book their reading record book has to be completed. There will be prizes and certificates for everyone who completes the challenge. Encouragement from home is invaluable!

 

Maths

This term the children will be learning about Time: analogue and digital time; the 24 hour clock and using timetables. They will the move onto perimeter and area and after half-term start work on fractions.

Each week there is also a “beat the clock” tables test and a mental maths test.  Maths will be taught by Mrs Brook, ensuring that the children get specialist teaching.

 

History

We are continuing work on the Tudors this term, looking at Town life, Tudor entertainment and William Shakespeare, Tudor exploration and the Spanish Armada. Various resources will be used including books, videos, portraits, newspaper articles and artefacts. The children are encouraged to do extra research of their own and to bring in any information that they find.

 

Assembly

Our assembly this term will be on Friday 20th January and you are all invited so please put the date in your diaries.

 

Poetry and Singing Competition

This will take place on Monday 27th March and all the children will be taking part.

I hope this term will prove to be an enjoyable and worthwhile one for the children. I know the homework can seem a burden but this year is of great importance and I am sure you are all aware of that!  If we all work together then I am certain that we will achieve success.

 

Summer Term 2017


Welcome to the Summer Term in FV. The Summer Term is probably the busiest of the school year as there are so many events which take place. However in the first half term there is still a lot of work to cover before we begin revision for exams.

 

English

In English we will cover a unit of work all about play-scripts in the first half term and another unit on stories from other cultures in the second half term. We will also be revising comprehension and story writing techniques. 

 

Reading Challenge

 The children are again challenged to read as many books as they can and to complete their reading record book. As usual there will be prizes and certificates at the end of term.

 

Maths

The children will be learning about symmetry, translating shapes and will cover work on mean, median, mode and range as well as using a protractor to measure angles.

 

History

This term we will be studying Ancient Egypt, a topic that the children are usually completely fascinated by. We will be watching DVDs, looking at photos and books and drawing on my experience of visiting some of the ancient sites. The children will be asked to complete written tasks on what they have found out.

 

Exams

Exams take place in the week beginning 22rd  May. This year the children will sit in the gym to do their exams to get them used to working in different conditions. While the exams are important, especially as preparation for next year, they are not meant to make the children worried or stressed. If they are sensible and do the revision they have been asked to do they will be fine.

 

Links to BBC Bitesize Science to help Form V recall the work done so far this year...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/solids_liquids_gases/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/circulation/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/sound/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/read/1/

 

 

Adventure Trip

The highlight of this term is, of course, our adventure trip to The Venture Centre on The Isle of Man on 12th June. The children will be participating in a range of activities and I am sure they will all have a fantastic time. 

 

Swimming gala

This takes place on Tuesday June 27th. All parents are welcome to come and watch their child compete for their house.

  

Sports Day/Prize-giving

The date for this event is Friday June 30th.  

Class Assembly

The date for this is Friday April 28th

 

Lightwater Valley

Our final event of the term takes place on Thursday 6th July when we go and enjoy the pleasures of the theme park and no matter how persuasive the children,
I will not be going on the Ultimate!