Welcome to our Year 5 class page! Your teachers this year will be Mr Taylor and Mrs Bulman. In year 5, we will be preparing you for the move up to your final year at Cayton. We will be working hard in Year 5 and having lots of fun learning about our world, how we can be the best that we can be, and all the fun topics that we will be learning about this year. If you work hard and put in the best efforts you can, and strive to be a great ambassador of the school, we can assure you that you will be rewarded and really see the benefits throughout the year. Our hopes for you this year are lasting happy memories of school, amazing friendships that can never be broken, the confidence to tackle new challenges head on and the independence that is needed as you journey through life. We cannot wait to see what the year ahead brings and we are really looking forward to sharing all these precious moments with you.
What are we learning about?
The Call Of The Wild - Jack London
Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and . . . he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire, and to plunge into the forest.’
Half St. Bernard, half sheepdog, Buck is stolen away from his comfortable life as a pet in California and sold to dog traders. He soon finds himself aboard a ship, on its way to Northern Canada. Surrounded by cruelty, Buck’s natural instincts and behaviour begin to emerge as he works as a mail carrying sled dog, scavenging for food, protecting himself against other dogs and sleeping out in the cold snow.
Sold to a group of American gold hunters who are inexperienced living in the wilderness, the dogs are treated badly and as misfortune besets them, Buck is saved by John Thornton. Indebted to his new master, Buck remains by Thornton’s side, saving him from drowning and protecting him with fierce loyalty throughout their time together. However, Buck can not deny the strong lure of the wilderness around him.
Exciting and action-packed, Call of the Wild explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the inevitable draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck away from civilization and humanity towards the lawless and harsh wilderness.