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 will be up to each term by clicking the links at the bottom of this page throughout the coming year.
The Year 5 Team
In 5W there is Mrs Willis, in 5K there is Ms Khalfey and in 5S there is Ms Scott. The Year Group is supported by: Ali Parchment , Kay Patel, Nigar Fatima , Collete Daythorne and Clair Cawthorne.
What we are learning this term
In the Autumn term, the Discovery Curriculum has a whole school ‘We are Historians’ theme. Year 5’s topic is to study the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. We will consider how the Roman departure from Britain led to invasion by the Angle, Saxons and Jutes and why the Vikings decided to leave Scandinavia and conquer other lands. We will also use artefacts to make deductions about Anglo-Saxon life. In English, we will be using a variety of stimuli for writing including ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’ by Neil Gaiman. The children will compose, redraft and edit their pieces with peers as well as independently.
In English, we will be using a variety of stimuli for writing including ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgewick and ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul Fleischman. The children will compose, redraft and edit their pieces with peers as well as independently.
In Maths, the children will deepen their understanding of place value. We will be developing their understanding of reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to at least 1,000,000, interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers including through zero and rounding any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000. The end of the term will focus on multiplication and division. All of the children have been given a log in to Mathletics where they can improve their skills and play Maths games.
Take a look at our Curriculum Map : Here
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. All children are expected to read regularly at home and record in their reading records. Year 5 pupils need to develop their inference and deduction skills so asking them questions about what they have read will really support them.
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
- Year 5 Parent Meeting- Thursday 3rd October 2019