Welcome to Pankhurst Class
Welcome to Pankhurst class! We are one of the year 5 classes and are taught by Mrs Sadler ably assisted by Mrs O’Keefe . We are also lucky enough to have Miss Blunt teaching RE once a week and Mr C and Mrs Pinnock teaching us on Monday afternoons.
In Pankhurst we aim to show excellent behaviour for learning having fun along the way. We do our best to follow the school values and are learning to be good citizens of the world.
Term 4’s learning
This term's theme is called "Alchemy Island” and will be based on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. We will be writing fantasy narrative’s (Passing through portals to other worlds). Geography learning will be based around reading and using map co-ordinates.
In addition, we will find out about the properties of the materials found on Alchemy Island and create a floor book around our science lesson. We will be creating musical scores for film or video games based on Alchemy Island. We will also be exploring electrical circuits, designing and making a light to lead our way across the island.
In RE we will look at the theme of Salvation and The Resurrection in the build up to Easter.
We will continue to learn some Spanish- bienvenido a la escuela de Freeman’s
In Pankhurst class we have been developing our love of reading by dressing up as our favourite book characters and sharing books and stories. We are looking forward to sharing books with our friends and families.
Today we will be joined by the Alchemist (a learned visitor from Alchemy island) She will bring samples of strange materials from her land. We will use our scientific knowledge to investigate the properties of these materials and classify them accordingly.
Hidden portals have been discovered around the school we will investigate them and use the portals to visit Alchemy island where we will explore the strange terrains and geographical features of this magical landscape. Landscapes will be navigated: adventures will occur for us to blog about.
Year 5 Updates
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. In addition, help them to learn their spellings (these will be on the class blog every week). Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.
Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Wednesday and handed back in for marking on Monday. This consists of either a topic based activity, maths or English. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Monday. Children are expected to read every day and their reading diary should be signed by an adult five times a week. This should be handed in every day.