Welcome to Year 5 2015-16
5J Class Teacher: Mrs D Johnson
5G Class Teacher: Miss C Whiting
Support Staff: Mrs A Binder
Learning Mentor: Mrs S Turrell
Year 5 work on the Arts award
The Scarecrows have arrived for the allotment - Thanks to year 1
May has continued to be a busy month in Year 5.
‘News at 10’ Assembly: we were both delighted and excited to be able to perform our assembly again, this time to the team that helped create and design our new school, including the architect, the executive head of Unity, the Chair of Governors and key Local Authority staff. They really did do an amazing job and it was a pleasure to be able to thank them.
Sporting Achievements: three of our Year 5 boys represented the school in the North Solihull Tennis Tournament – Jamie C, Charlie C and Vinny. All three boys played well and helped us achieve fifth place.
Playing at Smithswood Sports College, the Year 5/6 hockey team came sixth in the Unity Tournament. It was a great event with some strong individual performances – especially from our top goal scorer Taryn D – and a brilliant team performance. Their exemplary attitude won the team the ‘Respect’ trophy.
The Allotment: our plot is finally beginning to take shape and the children are taking the initiative to make sure that it is weeded and watered. Our onions and potatoes are going well; the courgettes are just about surviving the slugs and ‘medieval’ herbs to prevent the plague have been planted! Reception have generously given us the three scarecrows they made and Art and Craft Club have made us a massive (very trendy) scarecrow, these will all be in place soon! A big thank you to Jackie and her staff in the kitchen, for getting our new compost bins started with vegetable and fruit peelings.
Year 5. Children’s Blogs: have a look on the school website to read some of our continued legends of the Knights of the Round Table (5W contributions by: Ellis, Larkin and Ethan E (Year 6) and Olivia, Kyra and Maisy and 5J contributions by: Ellie, Ben, Joshua and Callum and Luke, Bobby, Reece, Jack and Charlie)
Redridge Residential – twelve of our Year 5’s (and Mrs Turrell) will be enjoying a week of outdoor learning.
Arts Award Day: on 27th May, Unity will be running a day of art for Year 5 to help us achieve our ‘Arts Award’.
‘Scream Machine’ trip to Drayton Manor: 20th June, thank you to everyone who has already paid (remember you can pay in instalments).
Our Cornerstones curriculum this term are:
Autumn 1: Time Traveller
Autumn 2: Alchemy Island