It's the final term of Year 5! Even though the year is quickly coming to a close, the hard work doesn't stop! We are exploring the fascinating ancient civilisation of the Maya who inhabited areas within Central America over 4000 years ago. We will discover their achievements and how Maya society was organised, who they worshipped and how a whole civilisation vanished mysteriously in a matter of years!
Throughout our English lessons, we will also be delving into our new novel, Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson. A tale about an orphan girl, Maia, who discovers that she has long-lost relatives in the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. However, life it not all that is seems when she meets a mysterious boy on the run.
Mexico Class dared to take on the challenge of being locked inside Crow Castle. With only their reading skills to save them, the children worked together to unravel the riddles and uncover the secret code to secure their freedom. The children had a great time applying their skills in a very different way. Well done, Mexico!
Wellbeing Week - March 2022
Mexico spent the week focussing on activities that would help us think about our physical and mental wellbeing. We know that life can often be stressful so it is always a good idea to stop, take a moment and do something that makes us smile. The children headed for the school field and basked in the natural world with friends. We left all the electronics behind us and used sports equipment, books and daisies to live in the moment and enjoy what life had to offer.
We were fortunate enough to have a yoga session, learning about breathing techniques, balance and stances that relax the mind as well as our bodies. It was so peaceful!
Good to be Green - April 2022
To celebrate remaining on their green card throughout the whole of the half term, Year 5 children had a whole morning of outdoor play with a plethora of gaming equipment and a visit to the Forest Garden climbing frames. Did we mention crisps and biscuits to add to the mix?
This term we will be learning all about The Industrial Revolution. This will not only be taught in Topic, but also in our Literacy as we read together 'Street Child' By Birlie Doherty.
The children have all studied 'Street Child' and thoroughly enjoyed it in English lessons, they learnt about the main character a boy called Jim Jarvis and his extraordinary life. They explored the ups and downs that children of the time went through and saw into how hard life could have been. Rio were able to make comparisons to modern Britain and Britain in the Victorian period. They also found out about a famous man called Barnardo.
So far this term, the children have had lots of learning experiences to engage them and enhance their learning. They have explore the history and introduction of the Industrial Revolution and how it affected Britain in Topic lessons. The children have visited the Head of Steam Museum to find out about the local history and how George Stephenson impacted the railways during this time along with an amazing trip to Beamish which was enjoyed by all.
Mexico Class Information
Autumn Term - Monday afternoon
Spring Term - Tuesday afternoon
Summer Term - Monday afternoon
English and Maths homework will be given every Friday to be returned the following Thursday.
Reminder for children to bring reading books daily and continue using TTRS and MyMaths to support the learning happening in school.
Home Learning is uploaded to the website weekly for anyone who is not in school.
Please ensure you bring a suitable coat, bag, shoes and water bottle to school everyday.