Welcome to Year 5 Hockney 2019-2020
Welcome to Hockney Class! Our teacher is Mr Hoffman and our teaching assistant is Mrs Weidenstriet. In our class we always try our best and learn through having as much fun as possible!
Mr Hoffman really likes teaching us in different ways. Sometimes we learn through art, writing and investigations both indoors and outdoors, along with the occasional riddle or horror story!
In the Autumn Term our topic is ‘The Ancient Mayans!’ We get to learn lots such as finding out about how the Mayans lived, what impact they have had on the world, the games they used to play and the many gods that they worshipped; all through fun games and activities! Our other topic for this term is Space, where we get to learn about scientific theorists through time and how the Earth revolves around the Sun. We even look at the size of the planets in comparison to different fruits!
In the Spring Term our topic is ‘The Ancient Greeks!’ We have lots of fun dressing like Greeks, eating Greek food, learning Greek dances and learning all about Greek myths and legends. We even make our own Greek Temples and masks! We also learn how to code and create our own video games by visiting Onslow Secondary School! Another favourite time is exploring forces and materials- including the now infamous "Friction Challenge"!
The Summer Term is a busy one! We love sports day, country dancing and preparing our classrooms for our schools ‘Green Lanes is Great’ evening. Our main topic during this term is Rivers and Mountains – we get to pond dip and explore local landscapes to identify human and physical Geographical features. One of our favourite parts of this term is our Y5/6 production! We love singing and acting out the songs!