Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts , EN6 2BA
01707 652714

FABULOUS YEAR 5!

 

Welcome to Year 5's class page.

Here you will find information about our fantastic learning, experiences, class information and any other news.

Class email details:

5C:

Mrs Christoforou:   rchristoforou@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Fleming:    vbailey@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

5H:

Miss Hughes:    shughes53@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Antoniou:     antonioue@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2024-25

Dear Year 5 families, carers and children,

Welcome to another fabulous year at Cranborne School. All of the Year 5 team are looking forward to a productive - and fun - term where we can get to know your children even more and further build on all of their prior learning.

Please find below some information about our learning that is planned for this term as well as some dates and documents that may be helpful. You can also find some suggestions (near the bottom of the page) for home learning if the school is closed or your child is unable to come to school, but feeling well enough:

Key Dates for Autumn Term:

Monday 2nd September = Inset day - No children please

Tuesday 3rd September = First day back for children

Tuesday 17th September @ 5pm = Parent Information Evening for Year 5

Thursday 26th September = Whipsnade Zoo Trip

Monday 30th September = Inset day - No children please

Tuesday 15th October @ 9am = Years 1-6 Open Morning

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October = School photographs (indiviual, siblings and classes)

Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November = Half Term

Tuesday 26th November = Mental Health Workshop for parents (Years 3,4,5 and 6)

Tuesday 3rd December @ 1:30pm = Christmas Music Concert - for choir and instruments

Tuesday 17th December = Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day

Wednesday 18th December = Years 1-6 Aladdin Panto Trip

Thursday 19th December = last day of term - 1:15pm finish

Friday 20th December - Friday 3rd January = Christmas Holiday - school closed

Maths:

In Maths, we will revise and practise all of the maths skills that you have gained so far at school. We will also be extending your understanding and focusing on the following areas of learning:

    • Place Value
    • Properties of Number
    • Mental Strategies
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Multiplication and Division
    • Fractions – Comparing & Adding and Subtracting

     

At home, please continue to make regular use of Mathletics, Times Tables Rockstars and Purple Mash. Most days will begin with a Maths 'Early Morning Work' session.

Keep practising fast recall of the times tables as we know how hard you have all worked to learn these.

Physical Education:

This term, PE will be on Mondays and Fridays.

The PE foci for the autumn term will be hockey, gym, tag rugby and dance.

We will be having outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon, and indoor PE will be taught by Mr Roberts on a Friday afternoon.

Please ensure that children wear the required PE kit to school on these days, long hair is tied back and that earrings are removed. 

 

Religious Education: 

We are following the new Herts Agreed Syllabus for RE and in the autumn term, these will be our key questions that drive our learning:

Big Question - What does the Qur’an reveal about Allah and his guidance?

Big Question - Why is the gospel such good news for Christians?

image

How to help at home:

  • Use Pobble 365 website to practise creative writing
  • Practise times tables using Times Tables Rockstars
  • Reading together and asking what has happened so far
  • Discussing new vocabulary
  • Reading a range of genres: letters that come through the post, news articles
  • Practise your spellings by writing words in different colours or making a nice poster with tricky words on
  • Ask your child to explain the maths concept we have been learning this week
  • Baking – practise measuring and converting grams/kilograms
  • Telling the time

Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

 

 

English:

In the autumn term, our key texts will be Cloud Busting, The Adventures of Odysseus, Macbeth and Ice Palace. More details can be found in our curriculum overview below. 

Please aoid reading the books with your children in advance, as this can spoil the excitement and intrigue!

Each book sequence involves reading, text analysis, vocabulary investigations, key grammatical skills, drafting, writing and publishing. We usually spend between 3-4 weeks on each text.

As writing was the area of learning most affected during the periods of home learning, it continues to be a school priority. In class, we will be focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar - not just during English lessons, but across the curriculum.

In addition to the daily English lessons, there are regular comprehension, spelling and grammar lessons.

Please make sure that the key spellings (sent home at information evening) are practised well and displayed somewhere at home.

Below is the Year 5 assessment framework which is used to help level children's writing abilities. By the end of year 5, we expect children to be working at the 'expected standard' and this means that all of the criteria in the first two sections must be consistently demonstrated by your children.

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Art, Design Technology and computing:

In Art, we will be focussing on paint techniques. We will learn how to create shades and tints with paint, and we will experiment with ways to apply paint that creates texture.

The children will create an underwater piece of art that uses paint and wax resist.

Computing: The learning in computing will cover the units of Online Safety, Databases and Spreadsheets

DT - We will be trying a variety of breads, considering what we like, designing our own bread... and then having a go at making some.

 

Spellings:

We will teach spelling patterns/rules weekly and children will practise these in class.

Attached is the National Curriculum Statutory Spellings for years 3/4 and year 5/6.


Please note the children should be mainly secure with the Year 3/4 spellings and working towards the Year 5/6 words.

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Science:

In Science this term, we will be learning about 

Living things and their habitats

We will be describing the differences in the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. We will also go to Whipsnade zoo to learn more about adaptation.

We will also be able to describe the life process of reproduction in plants

Forces

We will investigate gravity, air reistance, water resistance and friction. This will involve some practical experiments and designing our own fair tests.

As part of this unit, we will also investigate the effects of levers, pulleys and gears on a force.

 

History:

This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will investigate Greek life and their achievements and influence on he western world.

Learning will take place through active investigations and exploration of a wide range of evidence. We will also encourage children to question these information sources and their reliability.

After christmas, this learning will be revised in an Ancient Greece day at school.

Music:

As part of Cranborne's 'wider opportunities' provision, the Year 5 children will all recieve a term of music tuition from a specialist teacher. The timing of this, and the instrument, are yet to be confirmed.

In class, we will be singing and investigatinng how music brings people together.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

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Year 5 Curriculum Overview:

Home learning for self-isolation, school closure or working from home:

In the event of your child being unwell or your child needing to work at home, please see below some activities that your child could complete if well enough to do so. 

If you need any help or support when working from home then please email your class teacher

 

Thank you

History - Ancient Greece

Carry out some research about one of the Gods in Ancient Greece and prepare a small presentation for the class.

You could include things like:

  • how they are depicted
  • their special objects
  • any monuments dedicated to them
  • the powers they are believed to have had

The presentation could be a poster, leaflet or PowerPoint... it's up to you!

 

Oak Academy

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

 Maths practise:

Place Value:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Exercise/Furthermore.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Know_Your_Place.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/Students/Make_1000.asp

Division:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Basic_Division.asp?Level=4

Test your speed and mental maths against the clock:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Beat_The_Clock/Default.asp?Level=7

 

Practice your maths knowledge and skills:

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Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts , EN6 2BA
01707 652714

FABULOUS YEAR 5!

 

Welcome to Year 5's class page.

Here you will find information about our fantastic learning, experiences, class information and any other news.

Class email details:

5C:

Mrs Christoforou:   rchristoforou@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Fleming:    vbailey@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

5H:

Miss Hughes:    shughes53@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Antoniou:     antonioue@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2024-25

Dear Year 5 families, carers and children,

Welcome to another fabulous year at Cranborne School. All of the Year 5 team are looking forward to a productive - and fun - term where we can get to know your children even more and further build on all of their prior learning.

Please find below some information about our learning that is planned for this term as well as some dates and documents that may be helpful. You can also find some suggestions (near the bottom of the page) for home learning if the school is closed or your child is unable to come to school, but feeling well enough:

Key Dates for Autumn Term:

Monday 2nd September = Inset day - No children please

Tuesday 3rd September = First day back for children

Tuesday 17th September @ 5pm = Parent Information Evening for Year 5

Thursday 26th September = Whipsnade Zoo Trip

Monday 30th September = Inset day - No children please

Tuesday 15th October @ 9am = Years 1-6 Open Morning

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October = School photographs (indiviual, siblings and classes)

Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November = Half Term

Tuesday 26th November = Mental Health Workshop for parents (Years 3,4,5 and 6)

Tuesday 3rd December @ 1:30pm = Christmas Music Concert - for choir and instruments

Tuesday 17th December = Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day

Wednesday 18th December = Years 1-6 Aladdin Panto Trip

Thursday 19th December = last day of term - 1:15pm finish

Friday 20th December - Friday 3rd January = Christmas Holiday - school closed

Maths:

In Maths, we will revise and practise all of the maths skills that you have gained so far at school. We will also be extending your understanding and focusing on the following areas of learning:

    • Place Value
    • Properties of Number
    • Mental Strategies
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Multiplication and Division
    • Fractions – Comparing & Adding and Subtracting

     

At home, please continue to make regular use of Mathletics, Times Tables Rockstars and Purple Mash. Most days will begin with a Maths 'Early Morning Work' session.

Keep practising fast recall of the times tables as we know how hard you have all worked to learn these.

Physical Education:

This term, PE will be on Mondays and Fridays.

The PE foci for the autumn term will be hockey, gym, tag rugby and dance.

We will be having outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon, and indoor PE will be taught by Mr Roberts on a Friday afternoon.

Please ensure that children wear the required PE kit to school on these days, long hair is tied back and that earrings are removed. 

 

Religious Education: 

We are following the new Herts Agreed Syllabus for RE and in the autumn term, these will be our key questions that drive our learning:

Big Question - What does the Qur’an reveal about Allah and his guidance?

Big Question - Why is the gospel such good news for Christians?

image

How to help at home:

  • Use Pobble 365 website to practise creative writing
  • Practise times tables using Times Tables Rockstars
  • Reading together and asking what has happened so far
  • Discussing new vocabulary
  • Reading a range of genres: letters that come through the post, news articles
  • Practise your spellings by writing words in different colours or making a nice poster with tricky words on
  • Ask your child to explain the maths concept we have been learning this week
  • Baking – practise measuring and converting grams/kilograms
  • Telling the time

Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

 

 

English:

In the autumn term, our key texts will be Cloud Busting, The Adventures of Odysseus, Macbeth and Ice Palace. More details can be found in our curriculum overview below. 

Please aoid reading the books with your children in advance, as this can spoil the excitement and intrigue!

Each book sequence involves reading, text analysis, vocabulary investigations, key grammatical skills, drafting, writing and publishing. We usually spend between 3-4 weeks on each text.

As writing was the area of learning most affected during the periods of home learning, it continues to be a school priority. In class, we will be focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar - not just during English lessons, but across the curriculum.

In addition to the daily English lessons, there are regular comprehension, spelling and grammar lessons.

Please make sure that the key spellings (sent home at information evening) are practised well and displayed somewhere at home.

Below is the Year 5 assessment framework which is used to help level children's writing abilities. By the end of year 5, we expect children to be working at the 'expected standard' and this means that all of the criteria in the first two sections must be consistently demonstrated by your children.

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Zoom:

Art, Design Technology and computing:

In Art, we will be focussing on paint techniques. We will learn how to create shades and tints with paint, and we will experiment with ways to apply paint that creates texture.

The children will create an underwater piece of art that uses paint and wax resist.

Computing: The learning in computing will cover the units of Online Safety, Databases and Spreadsheets

DT - We will be trying a variety of breads, considering what we like, designing our own bread... and then having a go at making some.

 

Spellings:

We will teach spelling patterns/rules weekly and children will practise these in class.

Attached is the National Curriculum Statutory Spellings for years 3/4 and year 5/6.


Please note the children should be mainly secure with the Year 3/4 spellings and working towards the Year 5/6 words.

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Zoom:

Science:

In Science this term, we will be learning about 

Living things and their habitats

We will be describing the differences in the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. We will also go to Whipsnade zoo to learn more about adaptation.

We will also be able to describe the life process of reproduction in plants

Forces

We will investigate gravity, air reistance, water resistance and friction. This will involve some practical experiments and designing our own fair tests.

As part of this unit, we will also investigate the effects of levers, pulleys and gears on a force.

 

History:

This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will investigate Greek life and their achievements and influence on he western world.

Learning will take place through active investigations and exploration of a wide range of evidence. We will also encourage children to question these information sources and their reliability.

After christmas, this learning will be revised in an Ancient Greece day at school.

Music:

As part of Cranborne's 'wider opportunities' provision, the Year 5 children will all recieve a term of music tuition from a specialist teacher. The timing of this, and the instrument, are yet to be confirmed.

In class, we will be singing and investigatinng how music brings people together.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

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Zoom:

Year 5 Curriculum Overview:

Home learning for self-isolation, school closure or working from home:

In the event of your child being unwell or your child needing to work at home, please see below some activities that your child could complete if well enough to do so. 

If you need any help or support when working from home then please email your class teacher

 

Thank you

History - Ancient Greece

Carry out some research about one of the Gods in Ancient Greece and prepare a small presentation for the class.

You could include things like:

  • how they are depicted
  • their special objects
  • any monuments dedicated to them
  • the powers they are believed to have had

The presentation could be a poster, leaflet or PowerPoint... it's up to you!

 

Oak Academy

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

 Maths practise:

Place Value:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Exercise/Furthermore.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Know_Your_Place.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/Students/Make_1000.asp

Division:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Basic_Division.asp?Level=4

Test your speed and mental maths against the clock:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Beat_The_Clock/Default.asp?Level=7

 

Practice your maths knowledge and skills:

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Zoom:
Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts , EN6 2BA
01707 652714

FABULOUS YEAR 5!

 

Welcome to Year 5's class page.

Here you will find information about our fantastic learning, experiences, class information and any other news.

Class email details:

5C:

Mrs Christoforou:   rchristoforou@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Fleming:    vbailey@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

5H:

Miss Hughes:    shughes53@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Antoniou:     antonioue@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2024-25

Dear Year 5 families, carers and children,

Welcome to another fabulous year at Cranborne School. All of the Year 5 team are looking forward to a productive - and fun - term where we can get to know your children even more and further build on all of their prior learning.

Please find below some information about our learning that is planned for this term as well as some dates and documents that may be helpful. You can also find some suggestions (near the bottom of the page) for home learning if the school is closed or your child is unable to come to school, but feeling well enough:

Key Dates for Autumn Term:

Monday 2nd September = Inset day - No children please

Tuesday 3rd September = First day back for children

Tuesday 17th September @ 5pm = Parent Information Evening for Year 5

Thursday 26th September = Whipsnade Zoo Trip

Monday 30th September = Inset day - No children please

Tuesday 15th October @ 9am = Years 1-6 Open Morning

Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October = School photographs (indiviual, siblings and classes)

Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November = Half Term

Tuesday 26th November = Mental Health Workshop for parents (Years 3,4,5 and 6)

Tuesday 3rd December @ 1:30pm = Christmas Music Concert - for choir and instruments

Tuesday 17th December = Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day

Wednesday 18th December = Years 1-6 Aladdin Panto Trip

Thursday 19th December = last day of term - 1:15pm finish

Friday 20th December - Friday 3rd January = Christmas Holiday - school closed

Maths:

In Maths, we will revise and practise all of the maths skills that you have gained so far at school. We will also be extending your understanding and focusing on the following areas of learning:

    • Place Value
    • Properties of Number
    • Mental Strategies
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Multiplication and Division
    • Fractions – Comparing & Adding and Subtracting

     

At home, please continue to make regular use of Mathletics, Times Tables Rockstars and Purple Mash. Most days will begin with a Maths 'Early Morning Work' session.

Keep practising fast recall of the times tables as we know how hard you have all worked to learn these.

Physical Education:

This term, PE will be on Mondays and Fridays.

The PE foci for the autumn term will be hockey, gym, tag rugby and dance.

We will be having outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon, and indoor PE will be taught by Mr Roberts on a Friday afternoon.

Please ensure that children wear the required PE kit to school on these days, long hair is tied back and that earrings are removed. 

 

Religious Education: 

We are following the new Herts Agreed Syllabus for RE and in the autumn term, these will be our key questions that drive our learning:

Big Question - What does the Qur’an reveal about Allah and his guidance?

Big Question - Why is the gospel such good news for Christians?

image

How to help at home:

  • Use Pobble 365 website to practise creative writing
  • Practise times tables using Times Tables Rockstars
  • Reading together and asking what has happened so far
  • Discussing new vocabulary
  • Reading a range of genres: letters that come through the post, news articles
  • Practise your spellings by writing words in different colours or making a nice poster with tricky words on
  • Ask your child to explain the maths concept we have been learning this week
  • Baking – practise measuring and converting grams/kilograms
  • Telling the time

Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

 

 

English:

In the autumn term, our key texts will be Cloud Busting, The Adventures of Odysseus, Macbeth and Ice Palace. More details can be found in our curriculum overview below. 

Please aoid reading the books with your children in advance, as this can spoil the excitement and intrigue!

Each book sequence involves reading, text analysis, vocabulary investigations, key grammatical skills, drafting, writing and publishing. We usually spend between 3-4 weeks on each text.

As writing was the area of learning most affected during the periods of home learning, it continues to be a school priority. In class, we will be focusing on spelling, punctuation and grammar - not just during English lessons, but across the curriculum.

In addition to the daily English lessons, there are regular comprehension, spelling and grammar lessons.

Please make sure that the key spellings (sent home at information evening) are practised well and displayed somewhere at home.

Below is the Year 5 assessment framework which is used to help level children's writing abilities. By the end of year 5, we expect children to be working at the 'expected standard' and this means that all of the criteria in the first two sections must be consistently demonstrated by your children.

of
Zoom:

Art, Design Technology and computing:

In Art, we will be focussing on paint techniques. We will learn how to create shades and tints with paint, and we will experiment with ways to apply paint that creates texture.

The children will create an underwater piece of art that uses paint and wax resist.

Computing: The learning in computing will cover the units of Online Safety, Databases and Spreadsheets

DT - We will be trying a variety of breads, considering what we like, designing our own bread... and then having a go at making some.

 

Spellings:

We will teach spelling patterns/rules weekly and children will practise these in class.

Attached is the National Curriculum Statutory Spellings for years 3/4 and year 5/6.


Please note the children should be mainly secure with the Year 3/4 spellings and working towards the Year 5/6 words.

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Zoom:

Science:

In Science this term, we will be learning about 

Living things and their habitats

We will be describing the differences in the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. We will also go to Whipsnade zoo to learn more about adaptation.

We will also be able to describe the life process of reproduction in plants

Forces

We will investigate gravity, air reistance, water resistance and friction. This will involve some practical experiments and designing our own fair tests.

As part of this unit, we will also investigate the effects of levers, pulleys and gears on a force.

 

History:

This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will investigate Greek life and their achievements and influence on he western world.

Learning will take place through active investigations and exploration of a wide range of evidence. We will also encourage children to question these information sources and their reliability.

After christmas, this learning will be revised in an Ancient Greece day at school.

Music:

As part of Cranborne's 'wider opportunities' provision, the Year 5 children will all recieve a term of music tuition from a specialist teacher. The timing of this, and the instrument, are yet to be confirmed.

In class, we will be singing and investigatinng how music brings people together.

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

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Zoom:

Year 5 Curriculum Overview:

Home learning for self-isolation, school closure or working from home:

In the event of your child being unwell or your child needing to work at home, please see below some activities that your child could complete if well enough to do so. 

If you need any help or support when working from home then please email your class teacher

 

Thank you

History - Ancient Greece

Carry out some research about one of the Gods in Ancient Greece and prepare a small presentation for the class.

You could include things like:

  • how they are depicted
  • their special objects
  • any monuments dedicated to them
  • the powers they are believed to have had

The presentation could be a poster, leaflet or PowerPoint... it's up to you!

 

Oak Academy

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

 Maths practise:

Place Value:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Exercise/Furthermore.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Know_Your_Place.asp

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/Students/Make_1000.asp

Division:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Basic_Division.asp?Level=4

Test your speed and mental maths against the clock:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Beat_The_Clock/Default.asp?Level=7

 

Practice your maths knowledge and skills:

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Zoom: