Year 5 Miss Riley

Welcome to Rowling Class!
Miss Riley, Mrs Haine and Mr Leech welcome you to the Year 5 homepage where there will be regular updates about our learning and events taking place in Year 5!

Miss Rachael Riley

Year 5 Teacher and Maths Lead

rriley@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs Teresa Haine

Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Mr Callum Leech

Year 5 apprentice Teaching Assistant

Shang Dynasty
'Hook' Day
Upper Key Stage 2 had a 'Hook' day to get the children excited about our Shang Dynasty topic! We created Chinese art, Tangrams, completed a quiz on China, made origami kites for our book 'The Kite Rider' and designed, wrote code for a debugged a Scratch 'Maze' game.
Wonder of the Week
 
11.05.2018
Alexander for meeting his daily target and super progress in all areas.
 
04.05.2018
George for fantastic progress and settling in brilliantly.
 
27.04.2018
Sofia for her amazing attitude to learning all the time
 
19.04.2018
Ursule for consistent super learning all of the time.
 
23.03.2018
Ahmed for super learning behaviour.
 
16.03.2018
Cory for making super progress and trying to be self-motivated.
 
09.03.2018 
Thato for developing confidence in her learning and being fantastic all the time.
 
02.03.2018
Ruby for her excellent work ethic all the time.
 
23.02.2018
Adriana for fantastic creativity in her writing.
 
02.02.2018
Joshua for super progress and beautiful metaphors in his writing.
 
26.01.2018
Sophie for her consistently excellent learning behaviour.
 
19.01.2018
Caleb for Fibonacci learning behaviour and making connections.
 
12.01,2018
Michal for super progress in his maths and fabulous effort in his writing.
 
15.12.2017
Ibrahim for fantastic progress in writing.
Ariana for super resilience in her learning.
 
24.11.2017 - Santina for her amazing resilience in maths and progress in writing.
 
17.11.2017 - Luke for super learning behaviour and brilliant progress in maths and writing.
 
10.11.2017 - Emmanuel for fantastic explaining in maths.
 
18.10.2017 - Adriana - For beautiful poetry, aiming high and a superb attitude to learning.
 
13.10.2017 - Euan - For fantastic resilience in overcoming challenges.
 
06.10.2017 - Lily -For her excellent pro-activity and learning behaviour.
 
29.09.2017 - Martyna - For her positive 'can do' attitude and always doing her best.
 
22.09.2017 - Nonny - For her amazing attitude to learning.
 
15.09.2017 - Isaac - For fantastic learning behaviour and a super start to the year!
 
Poppy Wave Film Workshop
Rowling class learnt filming techniques and performed  'In Flander's Fields' on location at the Poppy Wave art exhibit on the Hoe.
Our Sport, Learn and Move Project
Last year, Year 5 were very fortunate to have Darrell in from Plymouth Argyle running a project on the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Holy Cross were then chosen, out of all the Year 5 schools in Plymouth, to play in a penalty shoot-out against Stoke Damerel at Argyle. 
This year we are fortunate to have the same project running for our new Year 5's and look forward to welcoming Darrell back every Thursday.
Useful Links to Learning
To login to the Class Dojo please click here!
Welcome to Rowling's webpage and termly blog. Every term this will be updated and will outline the following term's work, so you can work on areas covered at home with your child. 
 
Summer Term 2018
 
Happy Easter and welcome back to our busy summer term! As we move towards the final third of the year, the children will be working hard and beginning to prepare for Year 6, where they will become school leaders. 
 
This term continues to be a real working term so the children will be working hard on their targets daily. Our topic is Raging Rivers where we are learning about the geographical features of a river, rivers around the UK and Europe and key rivers across the world. Our warning story is based around a river and we will link our learning to our topic where possible and applicable.  We also hope to plan two trips to enhance our learning; details of which I will send home shortly.
 
The homework project work went home at the beginning of the Easter holidays so hopefully your child will have made a start on this. A copy is in our Home Learning link. There will be homework club on a Monday lunchtime with me and on a Friday after school with Mrs Potterton, which children need to sign up to. Children can use resources from school to support their learning.
 
In English we will be producing a booklet to welcome our new Foundation children in September. Year 5 will meet their buddies later on this term which they're very excited about! We will also be completing our work on persuasive texts and writing warning stories.
 
In Maths we will be working on statistics, problem solving and shape work. It's important children still regularly work on their tables though and Times Tables Rockstars is a good way to do this. Any support around children using this, and Literacy Planet, is greatly appreciated.
 
Our Science will begin with the Water Cycle to link to our Rivers topic. We will then move onto Electricity. Our RE topic is Easter and will focus on witness.
 
Games will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and will be an outdoor session. Children need to have kits at all times. These will be sent home for laundering at half term.
 
If you haven't already, please sign into our Class Dojo. A class reporter will be uploading a photo of learning taking place in class daily, so you can talk about what we've been learning with your children. Children are also posting, sometimes summarising their learning, which is fantastic to see!
 
I'll be in the playground every evening at 3:15 should you need to speak to me and can arrange a longer appointment if there's anything you want to discuss. Parent's Evenings will take place after half-term also where we can discuss your child's progress in more depth.
 
 
Rachael Riley
Year 5 Class Teacher
 
 
Meet the Teacher
 
If you missed our Meet the Teacher event at the start of the year, attached is the PowerPoint I shared with the parents who attended. Please have a look through. There will be a further Parent's Evening the week beginning October 16th, where you can book your slots online.