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?
Geography: Fair Trade
Science: Living things and their habitats; Animals, including humans.
Reading records will be collected and checked each week on Mondays.
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!
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/