Our current topic question is ‘What’s so special about Shakespeare?’ But just to keep ourselves on our toes, we are also squeezing in a rainforest topic. We have an incredibly busy start to Year 5 lined up!
We are jumping in the deep end as we have a very exciting opportunity to perform Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Mumford Theatre on 15th November. We are delighted to be one of the 1,150 schools taking part in the 2017 Shakespeare Schools Festival; the second time that Morley has done so. The project entails not only a big rehearsal at the Mumford on the day of the performance, but also a cast workshop on 4th October where we can show off our rehearsal process so far. Up until then, we will be experiencing, engaging in and taking ownership of our story. We will need to show real patience with each other and perseverance to bring this wonderful story off the page.
We do outdoor PE on a Friday, and indoor PE on a Tuesday. The expectation is that everybody has their PE kit at school every day just in case we have a timetable change.
Homework in Year 5 will be given as a selection of tasks at the start of the half term, one of which needs to have been completed in time for every Wednesday and brought in to school. Books will be brought home again on Friday. We encourage everyone to become as independent as possible when it comes to completing and returning homework.