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: Hilary Brown, Ali Parchment, Linda Millet, Asma Ahmad, Nigar Fatima, Elaine Cowen, Richard Maye and Natasha S.
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 both the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. We will consider how historians find out facts about the past and what evidence there is to explain some of the contributions of these groups to our society today. The children will study replica artefacts and get to draw conclusions based on historical evidence.
In English, we will be using a variety of stimuli for writing including a Neil Gaiman text called ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’ as well as making links with our status as a rights respecting school within our written work. Children will be improving their speaking and listening skills, with plenty of opportunities for group and collaborative work alongside independent tasks.
In Maths, we will be developing our understanding of place value including focussing on rounding and negative numbers, measurements, addition and subtraction and 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.
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.
Take a look at our Curriculum Map : Here