Welcome to the start of a new term and a new year at Southfields! I hope you all had a lovely Summer. As an introduction to myself, I am Miss Nicholson and will be teaching in Year 5 this year. I have been a qualified teacher for three years now all of which have been at Southfields in Year 6! I am looking forward to working in Year 5 and hope to make this year a really memorable one.
Over the year, the children will be immersed three main topics, which will encompass an array of subjects, knowledge and experiences, and link to all curriculum areas.
In Autumn term we begin with 'Our Earth and Space Expedition' where we’re blasting off into space on an intergalactic adventure!
Come with us as we travel through the galaxy exploring space travel, stars and planets. Are you going to be brave enough to travel to space in our planetarium? Could you discover a planet of your own? Our voyage is rounded off by a trip to the Leicester Space Centre that will send us to cloud nine!
In the Spring term, we will be exploring 'Britain through the ages!' starting with a look across the North sea which might you give you a scare! Viking long boats are making their way to shore. This topic will look at leaders through the monarchy during Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Tudor periods. Pupils will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of British history during this period including a visit to the Jorvik Centre.
Finally, we will end the year looking at our capital 'The Big Smoke!' and how it has changed over time.
Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the Waves. Voyaging down the River Thames our London topic links with our Year 5 residential trip looking at the Victorian era and the rule of Queen Victoria. It will be a right royal affair during the summer term.
In Year 5,children will continue to receive daily spellings, times tables and reading as they did in middle school. They will also need to complete their daily diary entries and weekly blue learning log homework. These will be sent home every Friday and children will have until the following Tuesday to bring them back to school. We appreciate your support and are here to answer any questions. If you wish to speak with any of the Year 5 team please do not hesitate to contact us on Class Dojo or appointments made via the office.