Class 5

Welcome to Class 5

Expectations of our class:

In Class 5 we are expected at all times to:

  • Behave sensibly
  • respect everyone and take care of our equipment
  • 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 multilink in a jar.  As soon as we have filled the jar, we have a treat! Our treats include a DVD afternoon with popcorn and sweets.

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 and dances.

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

Our poppy display for WW2

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 – Toothbrush for our Healthy Eating topic