Welcome to Y5H
Welcome to the Year 5H class page! My name is Miss Houghton and I’m excited to be your teacher for this school year. We have some amazing topics to look forward to (which you can find on our curriculum page), and I aim to make our lessons interesting and enjoyable, to ensure we have fun whilst learning lots of new things. We are supported across year 5 by the wonderful Mrs Martin, who I know is just as excited as I am for the fantastic year we know you’re all going to have. I can't wait to see what this year brings for us all!
After a fantastic first term, I am looking forward to seeing all we can achieve in 5H during the spring term. We have some fantastic topics and texts to share with you, and we hope you're going to have a happy and successful term.
This half term, our creative curriculum topic, titled "War and Peace", focuses on WW1 and WW2. This is closely linked to our novel for English, which is Goodnight Mister Tom, by Michelle Magorian. I have been so pleased to see the class enjoying the text and the topic so much already.
We will beginning this half term in maths by looking at the written method for multiplication, before moving on to a unit of work on fractions. In science, we will be focusing on forces, in which we will be conducting experiments to investigate friction, air resistance and water resistance.
We have launched a voluntary 20 or 40 book reading challenge, to motivate and inspire us all to read more books for pleasure, and to find new books to explore. I am thrilled to see so many of the children getting involved and challenging themselves to read more. I'm looking forward to joining them in the challenge and hopefully seeing lots of book recommendations and book talk in class.
We have started this half term by learning about coal mining, and we have been lucky enough to have two visits from miners, Barry and David, who have told us all about their lives down the pit. With two further visits planned, we’re sure you’re going to enjoy the rest of our creative curriculum topic!