Class 5

Welcome to Class 5

Expectations of our class:

In Class 5 we are expected at all times to:

  • show good behaviour
  • respect everyone and everything
  • work sensibly and safely
  • be kind to others
  • listen to and follow the instructions of our teacher
  • stay focused on our own work
  • always try out best in everything we do

We understand that it is ok to make mistakes because we always learn from them! Another important aspect of learning in Class 5 (and across the whole school) is that we always try to ‘Go for Gold’, which means that we challenge ourselves in every subject. In our class, if we follow the rules, we have lots of fun with our learning every day!

Highlights of the year:

If we work as we are expected to do and follow the rules in Class 5, we are rewarded with up to three marbles a day, and if we manage to fill up our marble jar by the end of the school term, we have a treat! Our treats include a Christmas breakfast where we all eat in the classroom together and we’re allowed to wear Christmassy clothes/accessories, a Spring pyjama party where we bring in our pillows and sleeping bags and we get to eat lots of snacks whilst watching a film of our choice, and finally in the Summer, we have a ‘beach’ party which includes treasure hunting, painting a sea scenery, building a boat and a water fight outside!

We go on two main school trips over the year, including The Ashmolean Museum to see all the Ancient Egyptian artefacts (our History topic in the Autumn term) and The Steam Museum to learn more about World War 2 (our History topic in the Summer term). We also have many opportunities to take part in a range of different sporting events, such as the Quad Kids Athletics Tournament, Tennis at the White Horse Tennis and Leisure Centre, Football tournaments, Gymnastics tournaments and Cricket tournaments – these are really fun to take part in and we get to cheer on our classmates!

In the Spring term, we put on a performance with Class 6 and we get to perform in front of the whole school for one afternoon, as well as to our family members during two evenings after school! They are so much fun, they help to develop our confidence on stage, and we get to learn lots of new songs to sing too.

In Year 4, we can earn ourselves a pen award at any point during the year. To get one, we must present our work neatly and ensure that our handwriting is always joined in every piece of work we do, including our homework!

Throughout the year, we go into the cookery room to make a variety of baked goods, including gingerbread biscuits for our DT Christmas gift boxes, Ancient Egyptian cookies and the ‘Lord Woolton’ Pie which was popular in World War 2.

In the Summer term, it is our turn to have our swimming lessons at the Leisure Centre, which are really fun, and we get the opportunity to improve our swimming strokes.

 Key topics in our class:

Science: Teeth and Healthy Eating, Rocks and Soil, Electricity, States of Matter and Habitats

History: Ancient Egypt and World War 2

Geography: Our Locality (Abingdon)

Art: Ancient Egypt, Henri Matisse and Flowers

Design & Technology: Christmas wrapping paper and boxes, Money containers, WWII photo frames

RE: Hinduism, Judaism and Islam

ICT: Branching Databases, Word Processing, Data Collection and Algorithms using LOGO

 Useful resources for our class:

DT – cardboard boxes, purses and photo frames

Art – any ‘junk that might be useful (cereal boxes, newspaper, shoe boxes, old shirts for aprons etc)

History – it’s always useful to bring in any artefacts related to either Ancient Egypt or World War 2, because these can be shown to the class and put onto our display!

Science – an apple and a toothbrush for our Healthy Eating topic