Hello and welcome to the Year 5 page!
In 5T there is Ms Thomas, in 5K there is Ms Khalfey and in 5M there is Ms Manning. The Year Group is supported by: Dean Gash, Asma Ahmad, Colette Dathorne and Shaida Mussa.
Year 5 is the beginning of Upper Key Stage 2 and we will be concentrating on honing our writing and mathematical skills in readiness for Year 6. The pupils have a chance to really bond and get to know each other as a whole year group when we go away for our exciting residential trip to Dorset, in the summer term. Find out what we have been up to each term by clicking the links at the bottom of this page!
In the Summer term, the Discovery Curriculum has a whole school ‘We are Innovators’ theme. Year 5’s Topic is called Mission to Mars and has a technology focus. First we will look at the history of inventions before moving on to considering what future technology will look like and whether it could help humans to live on Mars!
In English, we will be using a variety of stimuli for writing including an animation called The Piano and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman.
In Maths, we will be developing our fraction understanding by moving on to look at decimals and percentages. We will then have a Geometry focus followed by a chance to develop our Measurement skills.
Take a look at our curriculum map : CURRICULUM MAP
How you can help at home
Regular reading is still highly important in Year 5 so please do continue to hear your child read as well as encourage them to read for pleasure independently. Year 5 pupils need to develop their inference and deduction skills so asking them questions about what they have read will really support them to do so.
Spelling is a very important part of the Year 5 English curriculum and therefore a new list of target words from the National Curriculum will be sent home every week to practise, in a red folder.
It is our aim that all pupils move up to Year 6 having excellent recall of times tables up to 12 so pupils are tested every week. Please check your child’s red folder every Thursday for their current times table target.
PGL residential trip to Osmington Bay, Week of 23rd April.
Here at Penwortham we support the Wandsworth Youth Choir so any child that wants to be involved can apply using the application form found below :