Welcome to Lupin Class
This is the place to find out everything about our class and what we have been up to in Year 5. Check here for our spellings and homework which is towards the bottom of the page.
Beliefs- Summer 2
Well, we've almost made it to the end, our final topic for this year is Beliefs! We'll look at what different groups of people throughout History believed such as people during the Iron Age and the Anglo-Saxons. We'll be reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as our class text, which we're really looking forward to. The book covers a lot of great themes for us to get our teeth into. Our Arts focus will be on sculpture hence our visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 19th June.
This half term tends to be the busiest of them all and we have got lots of different activities planned for the children as well as the small matter of our Year 5/6 concert to prepare for! I'll keep the dates section of the page updated as well as post any dates on class dojo :)
If when you ask your child what they've been doing at school and get the reply nothing much, check back here every couple of weeks to find out what they've been doing!
I don't know about you but it feels like we've been back at school ages, time flies when you're having fun! Our Health Week threatened to be a bit of a damp squib but the children got on with the activities really well and showed a lot of resilience to battle on through the rain. They'll probably need more of that when we go to YSP on Wednesday, if you want to look at the forecast West Bretton, Wakefield is the place to search. An update for the trip is below, it has also been posted on Class Dojo
Update for our trip to YSP and the items the children will need:
Wellies, walking boots or a sturdy shoe that doesn't matter if itgets muddy
Small Umbrella - if the children would like to bring one then theymust carry this around with them all day and it is theirresponsibility to look after!
Rucksack - capable of fitting in their items for the day, schoolsketchbook included
Plastic bag - to keep their sketchbook dry if any rain soaksthrough their bags or to sit on while sketching
Spare pair of socks - again optional if they would like to get out ofwet socks on the way home
Finally, we originally asked for the children to wear uniform BUTwith the prior weather and forecast we have decided that childrenmay wear non-uniform on Wednesday as they are likely to getmuddy and wet. Something similar to what they wear for ForestSchool will be perfect but no jeans please!
If you think I've missed anything out comment below or send me amessage.
You are hopefully aware of Spelling Shed, our new program to help the children with their spelling. The children all have a login for Spelling Shed, which is stuck somewhere in their diary. To help the children improve their spelling, I have made a couple of changes to the way spellings are taught/tested.
1. We will still continue to test the words on the Year 5 word list which is available as a document below. However this will only happen once or twice a month rather than each week.
2. Each week or every other week we will focus on a particular spelling rule, for example words that end in tial. The children will complete activities in class for these words and will also have that spelling rule set for them on Spelling Shed to practise at home or in school when time allows.
This will allow the children exposure to a greater number of words and help them with their general spelling in written work rather than just focusing on spelling a few words. The spellings will be posted here for the following Friday. They are below along with the date they are tested:
After focusing on words from our Summer Word List, we're back onto learning some spelling rules.
To be tested 7th June
The homework for each date is below. Homework is set on a Friday of each week and is expected to be completed by the following Friday. Children are able to use school laptops if they do not have access to the internet at home and are aware of the appropriate time. If any documents go with the homework, they'll be in the homework documents section below the dates. Almost always, the homework set reinforces learning that has taken place in the classroom. Homework for the next term will be listed below.
W/E 14th June - Continue your health week at home by taking part in some form of physical activity. Can you beat your sit-up record? Or try a new food that you haven't tried before. Feel free to send in photos on Class Dojo. Please come to school on Monday with your activity log from this week!
W/B 10th June all week - Health Week
Thursday 13th June - School Council Toy Sale
Friday 14th June - Dovedale's Got Talent Auditions
Wednesday 19th June - Yorkshire Sculpture Park Trip
Wednesday 3rd July - Whole School Picnic
Thursday 4th July - Dovedale's Got Talent Final
Friday 5th July Sportsday (PM) and Summer Fayre (after school)
Wednesday 10th July - Parents Evening to discuss reports.
Wednesday 16th July - Meet the new teacher
Year 5/6 Concert performances - Times and ticket details TBA
Tuesday 9th July - Evening
Wednesday 10th July - Afternoon and Evening