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Maple Class Year 5

Mr Hamilton

Class 5 Teacher

Mrs Hughes

Teaching Assistant

Spellings
Mr Flack

Teaching Assistant (1:1)

PE PM

Mr Ferguson

Teaching Assistant

Wednesday - Friday

WELCOME TO MAPLE CLASS
 
Maple Class is our Year 5 class and is taught by Mr Hamilton with Mrs Hughes as teaching assistant.  
PE - Our PE day is TUESDAY and Friday ;however, we request that PE kits are in school each day so that we can alter our provision according to the weather (During COVID, we will be completing PE lessons in our school uniform). 
Homework
Homework is a way to consolidate children's learning, give parents/guardians at home an insight in to what they they have been learning and prepares them for Year 6 and secondary school.
The expectation is that the children complete 20 minutes of TTR each week, along with reading most days and weekly spellings; children will be encouraged to complete teacher set tasks on either Seesaw, Google Classroom or Teacher Made (accessible through Seesaw). 
 
Spellings - Class spellings will go out on Friday - we will look at them in lessons during the week, culminating in an assessment the following Friday. 
Look at the PDF for the overview for this half term.
  
Our homework club runs every Thursday lunchtime. 
 
Our learning topics throughout the year!
 
Autumn 1 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence - visit from the NHS, growing microbes!
Autumn 2 - Stargazers - Night Sky Stargazing!
Spring 1 - Off With Her Head! - Class trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon
Spring 2 - Alchemy Island - Science experiments!
Summer 1 -Pharaohs - Museum and Art wrokshop
Summer 2 - ! Beast Creator - Eating bugs and honey!
Ancient Egypt
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So far we have...
  • Been wizards, creating spells and potions. 
  • Been explorers, exploring deep space and teaming up with the people from Cornwall Spaceport. 
  • Been historians making links between technological advances between the Tudors and Victorians.
  • Been children working in dangerous factory/ mining conditions of the industrial revolution. 
  • History detectives (Egyptologists) - asking questions about artefacts and being able to touch objects over 5,000 years old!
 
Still to come...
Visit from the NHS - hand washing... properly!!! We will create our own posters to inform and persuade others in school, we will visit classrooms and show them how to wash their hands properly.
 
Using Glow Gel to see bacteria on our hands - how can we get most bacteria off our hands? - Use water? Different soaps? Dry with a hand dryer? Paper towels?
 
Growing our own microbes! - Use agar jelly filled petri-dishes to swab areas around the school! WARNING - do NOT open the bags once sealed! - Horrible things WILL grow inside!
 
 

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