Y5 Toucan Class
Welcome to Toucan Class
Toucan Class is a group of 30, Year 5 children, who are enthusiastic towards their learning and are always being the best they can be. They are taught by Miss Jackson and are helped by Mrs Williams and Mr Crossland.
To find out more about what we are learning in class, visit our class blog: toucan.norbridgeblogs.net and our class twitter page: @Toucan_Class
- Wednesday 5th September - Autumn Term 1 Begins
- Sunday 9th September - Wednesday 12th September - Group A Hathersage Trip
- Sunday 23rd September - Wednesday 26th September - Group B Hathersage Trip
P.E / Swimming: Children will have a weekly P.E session with Mr Scott on a Thursday afternoon. Children will also be taking part in a swimming session on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure your child has their kit in school for these sessions.
Karate: Children will have a weekly Karate session with Sensei Dave on a Wednesday afternoon.
Social Media: On the notes of your child's reading diary, you will find the login details for the class blog.
Book Bags: Your child will have a reading diary and a library book. Please ensure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day. Children will have the opportunity to change their library book each week and diaries will be signed each week too. Don't forget to record any reading that your child does at home as this will help them to earn stickers on our reading chart so that they can attend our reading party.
Water Bottles: Please bring fresh drinking water every day.
Homework: Homework will be sent home each week. Homework will be based around the national curriculum to help your child reach age-related expectations. There will also be a list of spellings sent home each week, along with a times table focus and children will be tested on these the following week.
Autumn Term - Invaders and Settlers
Our Autumn Term topic will be 'Invaders and Settlers'. We will be travelling back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons, before learning about the invasion of the Vikings and the battles with the Normans. We will also be developing our geographical skills through our residential trip to Hathersage.
Read below to find out what we will be learning about in the different subject areas:
Geography: In our Geography lessons, we will be securing our map-reading skills and participating in stream studies. We will explore the outdoors through orienteering courses and participate in fieldwork studies.
The Arts: As part of our creative learning this term, we will be creating woodland pictures and replicating the sounds of the stream. We will demonstrate Viking battle re-enactments and creating shields and Viking longboats.
R.E: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about Christianity and will consider the question: Where does the Christian bible come from? We will learn and re-tell many stories of Christianity found in the bible.
Computing: During the Autumn Term, we will continue to develop our coding skills and practise these skills using new coding applications and websites.
Science: 'Living Things and their Habitats' and 'Animals (Including Humans)' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will describe the differences in life cycles and recognise the changes as humans develop to old age.
Music: During the Autumn Term, we will be learning how to play a range of instruments as part of a class band with Mr Bellingham.
P.E: We will continue to have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott. We will also be taking part in a weekly swimming session, as well as a weekly Karate session with Sensei Dave.
French: Madame Walsh will continue to teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabulary and skills during this time.
Venture Experts: This term, we will continue with our Venture Experts sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. During this time, we participate in a range of activities with different teachers, including radio and broadcasting, STEM, musical theatre and digital media.