In Year 5 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of key skills across the curriculum. Furthermore, this year there will be a strong emphasis on the development of children’s mathematical and English skills, preparing them for the challenges of the Year 6 curriculum.
Year Group Information
Teacher: Mrs Draper
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hughes and Miss Wilson
PE: Tuesday Morning
PE: Thursday afternoon
Teachers: Miss Morris
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bennett and Mrs Aldwinckle
PE: Tuesday Morning (Tennis)
PE: Thursday afternoon
19th December Year 5 Christmas Carol Concert
Teacher: Mrs Bluck and Mrs Maddison-Neill
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Taylor and Miss Reese
Field: Tuesday Morning (Tennis)
Field: Thursday afternoon
Teacher: Miss Morris
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nelson
Field: Tuesday Morning
Field: Thursday afternnon
All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (Autumn )
Quality Text: 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone' by J. K. Rowling
The Year begins with a visit from Simon Ward, who discusses the importance of having a ‘growth mindset’ when facing different challenges. This is very useful for the children, especially those who attend the Robinwood residential in September! Following the Robinwood trip, reading our quality text, J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, whilst discovering the wonders of the British Isles. The children will also use their new iPads and atlases to learn all about where we we live in relation to the rest of the UK and the world! As scientists the children will be looking at forces in action beginning withe a visit to the Botanic Gardens.
A Greek Odyssey (Spring )
Quality Text: The Usborne Book of Greek Myths and 'Who Let the Gods Out' by Maz Evans
In Spring, the children look at how the Greeks have inspired us and society. They study Greek architecture and recognise Greek influences in buildings and monuments on Lord Street. They learn about the Greek city states and forms of government, identifying how a democracy is an effective way of governing a country. The children also learn about the Olympics and are able to participate in their own Olympic events as part of PE. Reflecting on everything they have learned in each subject, the children then create their own production based on a Greek myth.
'A Cog in Time' (Summer 1)
Quality Text: 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl
Here, the children find out everything they can about Queen Victorian and Britian during her reign. The children are transported back in time for a special 'Victorian Day' in class where they gain first-hand experience of what it would be like to be a child in school during this period. They are able to lead their own learning and research different aspects of this era which interest in them, while also being taught about the Victoria Cross. Throughout this term, the children continue to participate in swimming sessions.
Southport (Summer 2)
Quality Text: Fairy Tales from Brazil by Eslie Spicer Eells
This half-term, we explore the history and geographical features of Southport. We focus on grid references and costal erosion, as well as the history of the town and changes in appearance. We then compare these features with other locations around the world. We also learn about local businesses, such as the recently opened chocolate shop and learn more about their products through science investigations and DT work.
See Year 5's overview at the bottom of this page.
In Year 5, we expect children to read at home with an adult 3 times a week. In addition to this, children should complete independent reading daily and this should be recorded in their Reading Record.
We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning. Homework will be given out on Friday to be finished by the following Wednesday unless otherwise instructed. Usually, there will be a 20 minute task relating to English and/or our current Theme, as well as a 20 minute Maths challenge.
Times table knowledge is essential as a building block for all maths skills. We expect the children to know all their times tables off by heart, up to 12x12. It is important that the children take time to learn these throughout the week.