Welcome to the Year 5 home page!
Our class teachers are Mrs Stanbridge and Ms Steel.
Long Term Overview
Children will receive a reading book, that will be changed as they become confident in reading it and complete an Accelerated Reader quiz. The quiz allows the child to showcase their knowledge of the book and ensures they have retained the required learning, before moving to another book. We will hear the children read throughout the week on a one-to-one basis. Children will also read to adults during other activities, such as Guided Reading. The reading books that are sent home should be practised regularly at home so that the children become fluent and confident, when reading.
In Year 5, children will receive spelling and timetables homework weekly, alongside their reading books. This is to enhance their learning in reading/maths – the children will be taught sounds and words throughout the week.
Year 5 children will be completing all PE lessons on a Monday and Tuesday. The required uniform for PE is shorts/ tracksuit trousers and a t-shirt.
Within Year 5, Class Dojo is used to reward children where they can collect Dojo points. It should also be used to communicate with the teacher about your child.
The School Day
The school day is shown below:
- 8.10a.m. Breakfast Club
- 8.45a.m. Children arrive into playground
- 8.55a.m. Lessons start promptly
- 12.00p.m. Key Stage 1 lunch
- 12.20p.m. Key Stage 2 lunch
- 12.55p.m. Lessons start promptly for both Key Stages
- 2.55p.m. School Ends
Learning This Term
Year 5 will be reading the Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie during Literacy lessons and reading time. We will then learn about Scott of Antarctica. Through Science, we will be exploring Materials and their Properties. We will investigate irreversible changes, separating materials and liquids through filtration and evaporation and explore transparency and magnetism. We will then study Forces and learn about gravity and the effects of air and water resistance. During our Geography lessons, we will be exploring mountains. We will learn about the Seven Summits, mountain features, climate, how mountains are formed, the UK’s highest mountains and the importance of the Himalayas. Our History topic will be about the Vikings, where we will have a very special Viking visitor visiting our classroom! Through our RE lessons we will be learning about the Jewish faith and their beliefs. During PE we will be swimming every week and developing our attacking and defending skills through games. We will then be developing our gymnastic skills. PSHCE lessons will help us develop our physical and mental health. We will discuss how to make and maintain healthy friendships, and how to be kind to others. Through Art we will develop our drawing and creative skills, and through DT we will be learning to sew! Through Spanish lessons we will learn to ask for some foods and express our like or dislike of these foods. Through our Careers programme year 5 will take part in some talks regarding different employment opportunities. Our first conversations will be with a Fire-fighter and a Climate Change Engineer. Through music we will be developing our singing and rhythm skills. Computing sessions will enable us to learn about computer systems and networks.