Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!
A STONE AGE QUEST - How Have We Survived?
Dexter and Mia have made a model of Stonehenge with Mrs Bradbury They made sure that it was set out very accurately. 
We took advantage of some amazing weather and walked down to River Banwell to complete some geographical field work. We worked out the speed of the river, measured the depth of the cross section and drew a field sketch. Only a few of us managed to get really wet!
We are studying changing materials in Science and have been doing out practical work in the Old Hall so we have more room to move around. 
Year 5 climbed the hill to look for suitable pieces of wood and stone to make tools that were suitable for the Stone Age. We spent the afternoon imagining that we lived in the Stone Age making tools and weapons that we could use. 
Year 5 and 6 went to Mendip Activity Centre to learn some Stone Age survival skills of fire making, archery, wood carving and den building.  
To start off our project Year 5 walked through the woods along Banwell Hill to visit Banwell Bone Cave which is full of bones that were washed into the cave with the melt water at the end of the ice age. These bones ar e mainly Bison and Reindeer and are estimated to be between 50 and 80,000 years old. 
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Skills that are important for Year 5's to have
Do you know your address and telephone number ? 
Click on the link below to take you to the National Online Safety website. Here you can download parent guides about popular apps and games.
At Banwell the children's well being is always our priority and this year we are making mental well being a focus. Below is a link to the 'Wheel of Well-being' website that has some interesting information and activities to help with this. 
Reading is so important!
We encourage you to listen to your child read and discuss the text at least three times a week. Sometimes it is hard to know what to ask them so below is some ideas of the type of questions that you could be asking your child whilst they are reading with you.
Times Tables
Being able to recall the times tables is a huge skill and will have benefits across all areas of the Maths curriculum. In Year for the expectation is that children can recall their times table up to the 12x. Make sure that your child is practising their times tables regularly at home both verbally and written. Here is some links (click the image) that might help-
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Click on the image below for SPaG games that will help develop understanding of SPaG-