Welcome to the year 5 page. This is where you will find information that is specific to our year group, such as what we will be learning and our year 5 routines and expectations.
This is where we will also post news of what’s happening in the year group and photos too, so please come and take a look regularly to keep up to date with what’s going on.
The Year 5 Team,
Miss Ashworth (5A Class Teacher), Miss Scott (5S Class Teacher), Mrs Bligh, Mrs Sexton and Mrs Enoch (Year 5 Teaching Assistants)
This term, the Come and See topics for RE are:
- Freedom and Responsibility
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:
- Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird
- The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
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 continue the school-wide “Destination Reader” programme, in which daily lessons are 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 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. The autumn term is a focus on fundamental skills for year 4 as well as recapping on the key learning from Year 3. 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:
- Decimals and Percentages
- Properties of Shapes
- Position and Direction
- Converting Units
- Area and Perimeter
- The Circle of Life
- Growing Up and Growing Old
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.
Year 5 take part in an LFA coach-led PE lesson every Tuesday as well as attending Swimming lessons on Friday. 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 Miss Barratt.
Children will take part in Music lessons with Miss Swift once a week.