Welcome to the Year 5 page!
Welcome to the Year 5 class page! Here, you will find important information regarding your child’s learning, dates for your diaries and links to educational websites to help you support your child’s learning.
We are looking forward to a great term ahead!
5F- Miss Falcon (class teacher), Mrs Rigby and Miss Flint (support staff)
5S- Mrs Stimpson (class teacher), Mrs Rigby, Mrs Gurney and Miss Flint (support staff)
Monday 29th April: Teacher Training Day (school closed to pupils)
Monday 6th May: Bank Holiday
Classroom doors will be open from 8:30am to allow a smooth transition into the classroom.
Classroom doors will close at 8:45am. Any arrivals after this time must go the office to get their mark.
School finishes at 3:15pm.
We follow a ‘thematic approach’.
Topics that will be covered during the year:
Autumn 1: Off With Her Head (History focus)
Autumn 2: Stargazer (Science focus)
Spring 1 and 2: Traders and Raiders (History focus)
Summer 1: Allotment (Science and Geography focus)
Summer 2: Time Traveller (Art & D.T. focus)
All areas taught will be underpinned by the 2014 National Curriculum.
Our current Spine Texts are for this half term, are:
Now we are over halfway through the academic year, we are expecting pupils to apply taught grammar and sentence structures. These include: parenthesis and relative clauses (adding additional information into a sentence); multi-clause sentences; semi-colons and dashes; commas to clarify meaning and to indicate parenthesis.
Within their compositions, pupils are encouraged to make choices that suit their individual pieces, however, they have been taught how to use techniques like 'show not tell', 'flashbacks' and to write with different levels of formality.
During the summer term, we hope that pupils will continue to be selective about, and enjoy making choices that show they are 'readers as writers'.
In Year 5 children will continue with ‘Guided Reading’ in class. Please note, these books do not go home.
‘Home Readers’ will either be ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ books, or library books. Some pupils will also have chosen to complete 'Book Bingo' which encourages them and enables them to read a wide range of genres.
Children DO NOT always have to read ‘out loud’ to an adult as we aim to further develop their ‘independent learning skills’ during the course of the year. However, in order for your child to change their book, their ‘Reading Record’ should be signed/commented in by an adult at least three times during the week. Many thanks, in anticipation, for your support with this – reading is vital to a child’s development in all areas of the curriculum.
We are lucky enough to have a Reading Volunteer this year! Mrs Lister is DRB certified and listens to individuals in Year 5 read once a week.
We are continuing to make use of the White Rose schemes of work linked to the 2014 National Curriculum. A variety of topics will be covered in depth this half term including: multiplication and division (mental and written strategies), and fractions. Incorporated into lessons, are regular opportunities to problem- solve and apply skills and strategies. Please see the Documents section for an idea of the duration spent on each area of the curriculum. End of term assessments link solely to the areas of the curriculum covered during the term.
It is still CRUCIAL that children have a thorough knowledge of all their times tables and can recall these number facts speedily and accurately. PLEASE learn any that you have not learnt already!! :-)
Taught by Mrs Murphy
Our new topic, ‘Traders and Raiders’ is a history based topic based on the Anglo- Saxon and Viking history of Britain. We will be learning about key historical events such as the Battle of Lindisfarne and figures such as Alfred the Great. In addition to this, we will find out about how the Vikings raided and travelled. This will link to our DT unit.
In science, we will be completing the unit 'Living Things'.
"We are architects": Use a range of software to create 2D and 3D representations of our dream gardens and allotments.
We will also continue to make use of our computing skills for research and presentation.
‘E-Safety’ will underpin all work carried out.
During this half term the children will participate in outdoor P.E.- athletics with our sports coach and cricket with an outside sports agency.
They will need to have the correct kit in school (details of which can be found on classroom windows).
They will be practising conversational skills by listening and responding and also further developing written language skills. The focus topic is called 'Me and My School', and the children will be learning about all things 'school-related', including telling the time, in French! They will continue to look at key French Festivals that might occur during the term.
ART AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Designing and preparing healthy smoothies.
Children will both listen and respond to, and perform a variety of music, making use of our new ‘Charanga’ music scheme. Each class chooses the unit of learning they will follow during the half term.
Discussion and debate; environmental impact of man’s activities); future considerations for planet earth – individual responsibilities. We will also cover a unit entitled 'Food Shortage'.
Homework due in. This consists of an English booklet, online maths, and learning weekly spellings.
Reading diaries/review books collected and checked.
Homework sent home (this includes English, Maths online and, occasionally, topic work).
Weekly Spelling Test
Please ensure a prompt reply to educational visit letters.