Welcome to the Year 5 page. This is where you will find information that is specific to our year group, such as an outline of what we will be learning this term and our Year 5 routines and expectations.
We value the trust that you place in us and will endeavour to always do the best for every child in our care. We believe that successful education is a partnership between home, child and school and we look forward to working alongside you on your child’s journey through year 5.
Miss Ashworth and Mrs. Bligh
The Year 5 Team.
RE and PHSE:
This term, the Come and See topics for RE are:
- Life Choices
PHSE will be guided by the Tenten PSHE scheme of work. Links between RE and PHSE will explore who we are and what makes us unique. We will look at valuing each other and accepting that we are all made in God’s image, yet we are each made different and are special in our own ways.
Children will enjoy reading a wide variety of texts and will learn to write in a wide range of genres. We aim to instil in our pupils a love for reading and writing, as well as confidence, stamina and creative, independent thinking.
Key texts covered:
- The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden and Christina Balit
- Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli
- Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Children will use the above texts to inspire their writing for a variety of purposes: playscripts, diary writing, letter writing, newspaper reports, chronological and non-chronological reports, narrative prose, poetry composition and performance.
The model texts help children to identify the key structures/features that may be used within a particular piece of writing. Key writing techniques are then explored to ensure pupils develop a strong understanding of these before creating extended pieces of writing that aims to include these.
We aim to instil in our pupils a love of reading. English lessons explicitly teach taught to explicitly study each of the necessary skills for reading and comprehension of texts. Pupils also learn about each of the learning behaviours required for reading and will discuss texts with their partners and small groups. Children will also continue to answer “Big Picture” questions as a written comprehension skill that they need to master in preparation for Years 5 & 6.
Key skills: prediction, questioning, clarifying, summarising, inferring, evaluating and making connections.
Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation:
Grammar is taught alongside the teaching of writing. Key year 5 skills include using: words classes, determiners, expanded noun phrases, elements of figurative language, modal verbs and fronted adverbials.
Key skills for punctuation: Using brackets, dashes and commas for extra information, using apostrophes for possession.
Spellings are taught via a weekly list of words which are introduced to pupils in class, then set as activities on the Spelling Shed website.
In year 5, we will continue to use the White Rose scheme of learning which aims to provide pupils with key mathematical skills and knowledge using a mastery approach. Using the CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) approach ALL children are encouraged to use equipment and visual representations in maths lessons and to learn conceptual and procedural variation to tackle problem solving and reasoning questions.
This term we will be focusing on:
- Place Value- Roman numerals to 1000, numbers 10 1,000,000, powers of 10, rounding within 1,000,000
- Addition and Subtraction- mental strategies, 4 digit number calculations, rounding to check answers.
- Multiplication and division– common multiples, prime numbers, factors, square numbers, cube numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
- Out of this World- Space
- Super Scientists- Scientists and their innovations
Children will develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that will help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. They will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We will achieve this through practical investigations – working scientifically – as well as knowledge-based lessons.
- Arabia and Early Islam
Year 5 also follows the Opening Worlds Humanities curriculum from the acclaimed Haringey Education Partnership HEP. Each topic teaches a rigorous mixture of substantive and disciplinary content, to develop confident, knowledgeable historians and geographers.
- Computing Systems and Networks- Sharing Information
Year 5 take part in an LFA coach-led PE lesson every Tuesday as well as being taught indoor PE with the class teacher every Wednesday. Sports coaches will focus on games and team sports such as: football, tennis, cricket and athletics.
Art & Design
Art and design focuses on linking to our humanities topics as well as cross-curriculum links with other subjects. Children will use a variety of media including chalk, pastels and water-colours in their art. In addition to weekly lessons, we try to incorporate art and creativity into as many other curriculum subjects as possible.
Children will resume Spanish lessons this term with Mrs Barratt.
Children will take part in Music lessons with Miss Swift once a week. This term’s focus is on keyboard skills and composition linked to the year 5 Autumn curriculum.`