Year 5

Year 5

Year 5 3D Printing Project working with Mr Jermy from Settlebeck School

The Year 5 children have been working hard on a design & technology and geography project with Mr Jermy from Settlebeck School. The class have been exploring Sedbergh and planning a new building development to create extra (more unusual) homes for people moving to the area. With Mr Jermy’s help the children have been learning to use ‘Sketch Up’, a graphics programme, to design their new homes and then have modelled these using 3D printers. The results are amazing!


Spring Term: letter to parents.  

Well done to the pupils of Year 5 for completing a successful autumn term. The OFSTED inspectors were very impressed with their attitudes to work, behaviour and politeness around the classroom.

This term, Year 5 will be covering two main themes: a science topic about how the human body develops, ‘That’s Life!’ and a history topic about Ancient Egypt, ‘Walk like an Egyptian!’

In geography we will be looking at modern Egypt. Art and Design will also link to the Egypt topic and 3D sculptures will be made using natural materials. The sad tale about Charlotte Dymond and the fun story about ‘A Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ will be covered in English. During P.E. sessions, Year 5 will be playing a number of competitive ball sports, including tag rugby and hockey. It would be advisable for your child to wear a gum shield for the hockey lessons in order to protect their teeth. School cannot provide gum shields. They will also be trying to advance their swimming abilities. Swimming will always be on a Wednesday morning, so please make sure that a towel and costume are brought in (a hairbrush should also be brought in for those who wish to look smart). Waterproof coats should also be brought in on a Wednesday to protect the children from undesirable weather on their trip to and from the swimming pool. The time of the second P.E. session will change throughout the term: Every child should have a P.E. kit in school at all times.

If you want a more in depth look at what we will be covering this term, then please have a look at our ‘Curriculum map’.

Homework consists of daily reading aloud to an adult, weekly spellings and a numeracy sheet to help advance the application of times table knowledge. Homework is handed out and collected every Friday. It is important that the numeracy homework is brought in on the Friday because the class go through it together and say if they have found any questions tricky. We can then spend extra time practising that type of question. Please make sure that all pets are kept away from the homework sheets!

As always, if you have any enquires, thoughts or resources that may be helpful, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

In Year 5 we are always on the lookout for unwanted games, activities or comics that could be used inside the classroom during ‘wet playtimes’. We would really appreciate any contribution.

Mrs Cudby teaches the class on Wednesday afternoons.

Follow this link to see our ‘Curriculum Map’ – an overview of our different areas of learning and topics studied during Year 5.

If you have any questions about the term or any concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to come in and have a talk.

Yours sincerely, S.R. Cayley