We hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and enjoyed eating lots of chocolate! We have a very exciting term ahead that we are all looking forward to our Year 5 challenge.
Our topic for this summer term is ‘The Apprentice’. The children will be working together to develop the skills and knowledge to start a Shaw Wood healthy tuck shop. This will be a working business and they will be running the shop as an enterprise project. The children will be learning about healthy eating, exercise, keeping accounts, profit and loss, advertising and logistics. Mr Parkinson, our Healthy Schools Leader, has already successfully launched the project and the children are extremely enthusiastic to start. During this term, year 5 will also have the opportunity to work with Coach Zeph on various skills, e.g. leadership, confidence boosting, teamwork. He will be taking small groups to challenge the children to solve various problems.
As part of our Apprentice challenge, the children will be completing writing projects linked to the weekly theme:
Week 1- A research report on healthy food
Week 2- Design and make a healthy snack, writing a recipe and evaluating it
Week 3- Creating a survey and evaluating the outcomes
Week 4- Creating a presentation and writing a letter to our school business manager about the project
Week 5- Creating advertising leaflets and posters for the tuck shop
Over the next couple of weeks, the children will be focusing on measure. They will learn how to convert metric and imperial units. They will focus on volume, capacity, distance and weight. We will also be revisiting fractions, decimals and percentages.
On Tuesday, the children took home a food diary. We would like them to track what they eat throughout the day for a full week. It is important that they bring the planner back next Tuesday.
We would also like your child to design and make a three course healthy meal for the family, they should create a menu and then take a photograph of the finished meal. It would be great if they could do this before Monday 21st May.
PE and swimming
Swimming will continue to the end of the academic year. Mr Gelsthorpe’s class (Cherry Tree) go on a Monday afternoon and Mrs Taylor and Mrs Scoffield’s (Willow) class on a Friday afternoon.
In addition, the children will also do a PE lesson once a week. Willow on a Wednesday afternoon and Cherry Tree on a Friday afternoon.
As the weather gets warmer, the children will be going outside for PE. Please can you make sure your child has the appropriate PE kit; a plain white or blue t- shirt and navy blue or black shorts. Children can also wear a plain navy or black zipped top without a hood and plain bottoms or a plain dark tracksuit. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school as many children are complaining that they are thirsty during lessons (specifically PE) and we are unable to supply drinking cups for every child.
Friday – English handed in following Friday
Friday – Maths handed in following Friday
Please ensure that your child completes their homework and reads every evening. This will reflect in their ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour tracker card and counts towards sessions at the end of term fun day.
We would just like to remind parents of the importance of the children wearing and adhering to the school uniform. This is:
As you are aware, there are very few school weeks left of this academic year. Therefore, it is vitally important that your child is in school so that large chunks of learning are not missed. This will undoubtedly assist with a smooth transition to year 6.
Thank you for your continued support
The Year 5 Team
During science week, year 5 have been learning about forces. They were presented with a challenge from the National History Museum that would require them to use their scientific knowledge and everything they have learnt about forces to complete their mission!
Listen To Your Heart
Year 5 have been lucky enough to work with the talented Mr O’Hare this term and have already created two original songs.
Have a listen, we bet you’ll have these tunes stuck in your head all day! Watch out for any future hits!