Sapphire Class (Year 5)                           


Autumn Term



Welcome to Sapphire Class! The children have settled really quickly into a new school year and have showed excellent learning behaviours. 

We had an exciting first week back at school. We were lucky enough to watch the Tour of Britain cycling race coming through Burnham!

We have also been fortunate enough to receive a visit from the speed safety team. With the help of police officers and the road safety experts, we observed drivers out on the road near our school and questioned drivers who were not making responsible choices.  


 We have been studying Ancient Greece in History and English. We have enjoyed exploring different aspects of Greek society. Learning about the Greek gods and goddesses has especially something we have enjoyed. We have written non-chronological reports about the gods using our research.

Our PSHE theme this half term has been 'Identity'. To support this, we have been creating poem portraits in Art. We used a poem called 'I am Unique' to create a portrait full of facts that make up our identity. Our poem portraits will be used as part of our final art piece at the end of term. 



 In maths, we have started our fractions unit. We have used concrete resources to find equivalent fractions to unit fractions.


 In music, we have been learning to perform Livin' on a Prayer. Some of us chose to sing, whilst others of us chose to use the glockenspiels during the instrumental section. We've really enjoyed performing this unit. Here is a clip of us singing the first verse and the chorus.