Welcome to Year 5L’s page!
As you see, I’m Mr Lovell and I work, with the extremely capable hands of Mrs Bosomworth, in our wonderful year 5 class. This year we are already, and will continue, working extremely hard learning lots of new, interesting things about the world we live in and what has happened before us! As always, if you have any issues about anything, big or small, I would be happy to help. Please organise an appointment to come and see me.
Our topics this year are:
In the Autumn term, we travelled back in time to the Tudor period – exploring everyday Tudor life, both good and bad! We studied how the Tudor period arose, who were the kings and queens and how everyday Tudors lived. Both the children and me agree that the best lesson of this topic was looking at the Tudor crime and punishment, we also agree that current punishments are much fairer!
So far this year, we have been working very hard looking at different text types, such as suspense stories, non-chronological reports, imagery poems and narrative poetry. Look out on Facebook in the up and coming weeks for ‘Evening Gazette’ standard reports, describing the ongoings of the infamous Highwayman and the tragedy of his one love.
Excellent examples of narrative poetry!
Our topic this half term is ‘everyday materials’. We have been investigating and discovering how we can categorise materials based on their properties and why certain materials are the best; we even managed to use these to discover how Mr Lovell can keep his coffee warm enough to drink – top tip, use polystyrene. Keep looking at her Facebook to see if we manage to separate Alien Soup (I won’t tell you what it’s made from just yet!)
Having fun in Science
We have loved the new addition of British Values days and we have all learnt a lot from them. We have discovered how the courts work and who works in them, we even managed to award Humpty Dumpty £100,000 in damages from the king! We’re looking forward to more of this across the year!
‘All rise’ – a mock court case
Our class has the privilege of taking part in a Redcar and Cleveland Council exciting project, which centres on reading the book ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’, which deals with the issues of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. This is part of a nationwide initiative in which schools across the UK are using the book to raise discussion on these issues which have become a high priority.
We are delighted to be one of the first set of schools to take part in this initiative in the County. The Year 5 pupils have been chosen to work with this exciting project and it will be led by Mrs Dye.
Keep looking on Facebook to get updates of what is going on.
If you’re looking for work to keep busy, these sites could be a good start:
Click on the links below to download and view Y5L Curriculum Newsletters
Spring Newsletter 2018 – Y5L Spring Curriculum Newsletter
Autumn Newsletter 2017 – Y5L Autumn Curriculum Newsletter
Reading, Writing & Maths – SMC Y5 Expectation Booklet
Year 5 Calculations – Y5 Parents Calculations Expectations