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Church Of England Combined School

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

 

Mrs May (5M), Miss Bassett (5B) and Mr Waite (5W)

 

Year 5, like every school year, is busy, action-packed and rewarding.  We have exciting topics, lessons, activities and trips.  We continue to be develop our independence as learners, our growth mindsets and our resilience through making and learning from mistakes.  We look forward to seeing what the year has to offer and we want the children to have an exciting and fulfilling year.

Humanities and Science Topics 

 

Autumn Term - Why is our journey of discovery never-ending?

History: Early Islamic Civilisation.

Science: Space and space exploration

 

Spring Term - How does facing adversity help us grow?

Geography: Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

Science: Forces; Properties of Materials

 

Summer Term- Do our choices make a difference?

History: Anglo-Saxons

Geography: Fair Trade

Science: Living things and their habitats; Animals, including humans.

Key Dates for Year 5

  • 4th September - return to school
  • Monday 23rd September - clubs start.
  • Bikeability (30 children) Monday 21st - Thursday 24th October
  • Friday 25th October - break up for half term.
  • Tuesday 5th November - return to school
  • Parents evenings - Tuesday 5th November (5:00-7:30) and Wednesday 6th November (3:30-6:00). Information to follow about booking appointments.
  • Wednesday 18th December 2:15pm - end of term
  • Tuesday 7th January – return to school for spring term.
  • Year 5 swimming at Amersham pool on Thursdays during spring term
  • Year 5 PGL Caythorpe: Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May
  • [Class assembly dates and topic days to follow]
Reading at home: In Year 5, we would like the children to be reading every day for at least 10 minutes. The children should record their reading sessions in their reading record and parents/carers should sign the records weekly.  Please do discuss what your child is reading with them, for instance what they think of particular characters, what they predict might happen next and why, their likes, dislikes, puzzles and questions about what they are reading.  

Reading records will be collected and checked each week on Mondays.

Our Year 5 Learning Journey

As part of our English topic on the story of Ishaq in The House of Wisdom, we've worked in groups this week to predict and dramatise what might have happened to Ishaq on his return to Baghdad, following his 3-year journey around the world. Some were quite gory, others stuck closer to the storyline so far. All were enthusiastic! 

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Our Autumn topics have all got underway, including our first Computing topic of the year, Internet Safety.  Both at home and at school we need to do our best to help our children get the most out of the internet, while protecting them from the online worldʼs risks and downsides, and, as they mature, helping them learn to make their own safe and ethical decisions as they navigate their digital lives.

At Great Missenden we are helping prepare our pupils to:

• Think critically and evaluate online sources.

• Protect themselves from online threats, including bullies and scams.

• Be sharp about sharing: what, when, and with whom.

• Be kind and respectful towards other people and their privacy.

• Ask for help from a parent or another trusted adult with tricky situations.

This week we have been thinking about data we share online and following group and class discussion and activities the children enjoyed navigating the games within Interland's Mindful Mountain Zone to reinforce key messages. For more information see https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/

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