This half term our topic will be in the Galapagos Islands. Year 5 will take a world wide tour of
the islands: learning about inheritance, evolution, geography and history. With our own tour
guide - Mr Charles Darwin. We will take an in depth look at how we (humans) have evolved
over time and how animals have adapted for their living environment
Reading at home - if your child reads for more than 20 minutes a day, then they can work
their way through the reading for pleasure 100 challenge.
Spellings - your child will receive 5 key spellings that are liked to their class work to learn.
Each Friday your child will be given home learning to be handed back into school by
Tuesday or earlier if possible.
Important dates for your diary
Monday 25th February - School re-opens
Thursday 7th March - World Book Day
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day
Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th March Parent/Carer Evening
Friday 29th March - School closes for Easter
Monday 15th April - School re-opens
Reading books and homework
Reading at home - if your child reads for more that 20 minutes a day, they they can work their
way through the Reading for Pleasure 100 Challenge.
Spellings - Your child will receive 5 key spellings that are linked to their class work to learn
Each Friday your child will be given home learning to be handed back into school by Tuesday or earlier if possible.
#30menu - choose an activity/experience
Class of 2018/19
Class of 2017/18
Spruce Class visit to Armley Mills.
Cedar Class visit to Armley Mills.
Year 5 trip to Bradford ice skating.
Year 5 visited Tropical World as part of their topic on the Rain Forest.
Year 5 had a very special vistor this week who helped them research where the Anglo Saxons came from.
Class of 2016/17
Year 5 took a trip to Roundhay park as partof their Topic work. While they were there they visited the education centre and took part in a nature work shop.
National Media Museum
As part of Year 5 Topic work, the children visited the National Media Museum in Bradford. Whilst there they took a workshop which showed how light travels, why shadows are made and got to look at some cool infra red and heat cameras. The children also got to watch a short 3D film in the IMAX about the space station and the spacemen and women who work on the station.
Class of 2015/16
Year 5 visited Armley Mills Industrial Museum as part of their Topic on Victorian Mills.
Year 5 visited Jamyang Buddhist Centre as part to their topic. They practiced meditation and talked about
Buddhist teachings. They saw statues of Buddha, Prayer Wheels, Prayer Flags, Offering Bowls and the burning
of inscense. They also learnt that Buddhist try to live good, honest, helpful and peaceful lives.
Year 5 Winter Wonderland