Red Oaks - Y5

Welcome to Y5 Red Oaks
Our class, is made up of 30 enthusiastic, bubbly and caring children. We love to work as a team especially when tackling challenges. We are looking forward to growing together and seeing where our learning takes us this year.
The class is taught by Miss Laskowski and supported by Miss Budge & Mrs Jacquemond
What are we learning?
Below you can find an overview of our learning for the whole year and also more detail for each term and the sequence which we will follow to help build our knowledge in each subject.
We use our Knowledge Organisers to help us identify key information, that we need to know and remember.
Autumn Term 1 Learning
In the first half of the Autumn term, most of our learning is driven by science and the theme, 'Circle of Life' - Living things and their habitats and animals, including humans. 
Autumn Term 2 Learning
In the second half of the Autumn term, our main curriculum driver is history and we will be exploring the question 'What did the Anglo-Saxons change in Britain?'. During this term, we will take part in a whole school history day with the main focus being chronology. We will dress up as Anglo-Saxons and develop an understanding of the significance they have in British history. 
Spring Term 1 Learning
This term, our learning is driven by Geography and the theme, 'How do volcanic eruptions and earthquakes affect humans and the Earth?'. We will learn about the movement of the tectonic plates and how these plates cause natural disasters. We will also be exploring chemical reactions in science, where we will erupt our 3D papier mache volcanoes. 
Spring Term 2 Learning
In the second half of Spring term, most of our learning is driven by science and the theme, 'Why leave Earth?'. We will be exploring how the Sun, Moon and Earth all move in relation to each other in the solar-system and how the movement of the Sun affects our shadows. We will also be visiting Cornwall's local Spaceport, where we have the opportunity to see the 70ft LauncherOne model rocket, the new satellite integration facility and hear a presentation from the Spaceport Cornwall team. 


Times tables- Children have a weekly times tables focus which is rehearsed each day in school and tested on a Friday. Each week children will have to times table set on TT Rockstars

Reading - Children should read at home for 30 minutes daily as part of their homework. 

Spelling - Weekly, children are given a list of 10 spelling words, they practice these daily in school and are then tested on them on a Friday. The list of spellings, will include 8 spellings following the rule being learnt that week and 2 year 5 spellings (these will be in red) and will be attached to this class page every Monday.

For our PE this half-term, 
Year 5, will need to wear their PE kits into school on Wednesday and Friday 
Secure Class Page
Your child has brought home a login for E-schools so you can access our secure Class page. This is where you'll find your home work. You can access this via the green log in button on the school website homepage.
If you have any problems accessing it, please contact me,
Miss Laskowski