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Welcome to Year 5's Page
In Year 5 our teachers are
Mr Withers (Herons)
Miss Bonfield (Storks)
Mrs Link (Cranes)
We are supported by teaching assistants Ms Nargis, Miss Brewer and Mrs Roberts.
Year 5 Curriculum
Year 5 arrival and collection
Children enter through Lych Gate and around to the left – entrance opposite Puffins between 8.30am – 8.45am.
Children exit through New Hall – front playground at 3.10pm.
Topic and English
For the first half term, we will be looking at World War 1, focusing on the key events leading to the start of the war and life in the trenches. During the topic, the children will have the opportunity to undertake a local history project whereby we will find out more about the names on the Hagley War Memorial. In Science, we will be investigating materials and their properties. In the second half of the term, we will begin to look at different forces in relation to flight. Throughout the term, opportunities will be provided for the children to develop their skills in art and computing linked to the concept of conflict, remembrance and WW1.
During our English lessons, we begin by using Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo to unpick description and show empathy towards characters. Children will produce a recount of Thomas Peaceful’s school experience. To link with our topic, children explore life in the trenches and write diary entries and letters from the perspective of a soldier. Throughout these units of work, children will develop their writing and reading skills and engage in opportunities of drama.
During the Autumn term, Year 5 will focus on the following:
- Place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Multiplication and division
Children will also develop their mental agility through mental arithmetic practice and times table practice. It is important for children to practice their times tables frequently and therefore, we hope you will be able to support your child’s mental multiplication and division at home.
It is crucial for children to develop confident understanding of place value and the written methods for all four operations. Consistent practice of these areas support children’s learning in many areas of the Maths curriculum.
Tuesdays – Outdoor PE
Thursdays – Indoor PE
Children to come to school wearing their PE kit on these days and, as the weather gets colder, the children will be able to wear tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt when outdoors. If your child has pierced ears, we request that they have some Micropore tape to cover earrings during the lesson if they canot be removed. Watches and other jewellery must also be removed.
Equipment is in school so please do not send your child with big bags or pencil cases.
HOME LEARNING TASKS
All homework is due in on a Monday. Maths and SPaG/English homework will be set on Tuesday through MyMaths and a homework English book. It is important that the children complete their homework on time as we will be reflecting on work in class and they will have the opportunity to discuss their answers and receive verbal feedback. In addition, we ask that the children record their reading at least 3 times a week in their diary. Diaries will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis. Reading for pleasure is a whole school focus this year as it is vitally important that the children read to improve their speed, fluency and range of vocabulary. We have regular discussions in class about reading which the children are expected to join in with.
This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme which involves the children practising a set-spelling rule across a range of activities. The children will practise these throughout the week and will be tested when they have completed a unit. Weekly spellings from the year 3/4 and 5/6 word list will be sent home for children to learn. The children will be tested on these spellings in class every Monday.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.
Click here to access a fantastic website which contains a range of recommended reading lists for children in Year 5. This includes non-fiction, picture books and read alouds.
How you can help at home:
- Help children to practise the recall of timetables and division facts. The children have their TTrockstars logins to access the online platform.
- Playing games – e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations. Whilst we set home learning on MyMaths, there is also the opportunity to play games through the children’s individual logins. These games are linked to the National Curriculum and will help to build fluency.
- Encourage children to explain their answers and describe how they have solved a problem.
Year 5 Curriculum Overview
Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Presentation
Please click here to view the Year 5 and 6 curriculum presentation.
Well Done Awards
Friday 10th November:
OUR WELL DONE AWARDS GO TO:
Herons – Vanessa
Storks – Alfie J
Cranes – Jake P