Year 5 are learning legends!

We continue to be thrilled with the wonderful work produced and outstanding effort displayed in Year 5. This week, we have begun our new Maths topic surrounding statistics, focusing on reading, interpreting and drawing line graphs. We’ve seen graphs pop up in other lessons, including Guided Reading, where we have created emotion graphs linked to events in the life of Walter Tull, the first Black professional football player in the UK.

This learning has helped us understand many key Black figures in history who have often gone unnoticed. As part of our Black History Month research, the children have learnt about many inspirational people, such as Mary Seacole and Olive Morris. It has been fantastic to see such a wealth of great home learning produced profiling these important figures. We are looking forward to learning more about Black history throughout the year, including in our next History topic focused on the Benin Kingdom.

Please can we remind all children to try and bring in at least 2 equally-sized water bottles (at least 330ml if possible) ready for our DT project next week. The more bottles we can reuse, the more experimenting we can do when creating our portable water filters.

We look forward to seeing parents next week during parents’ evening and sharing many more wonderful things about the children’s successes!

The Y5 Team