Year 5

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Welcome to the Year 5 page.  This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Year 5. We hope you will find it useful, if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 5 team.

Classes

5PH –  Mrs Pollard and Mr Hardwick- supported by Mr A Chrysostomou ( Teaching Assistant)

50 –  Miss Osborne.- supported by Mrs S Austen (Teaching Assistant)

5CR – Mrs K Claro and Mrs M Reuter – supported by Mrs H Eeles, Mr S Lambert, Miss A Huskisson (Teaching Assistants)


Curriculum

Children in year 5 follow the National Curriculum and this sets out the objectives for all of the subjects. The key areas in the curriculum are; maths, English, Science, P.E, History, Geography, Computing, Art & Design, Music, PSHE and RE.  Please refer to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study to see what your child will be learning in Year 5 and also our Curriculum area.

We teach through a Learning Journey, based on a quality chosen book. The book drives our learning so that we can cover objectives from several subjects that fit within the context of the book. As part of our Learning Journey, the children will have the opportunity to undertake ILAs (Independent Learning Activities), which build independence and revisit previous learning. Alongside topic based learning, spellings, grammar and basic number are taught and revisited daily so that skills are embedded.

R.E

As a church school, we follow the Diocesan Syllabus which allows the children to gain an understanding of how beliefs and values affect their lives. Christianity lies at the heart of the curriculum but Islam is also studied, giving the children the chance to respect other people’s faiths and beliefs. Year 5 also promote the school values of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Homework

Children are set homework once a week that covers reading, spelling, and maths. Mathletics, a web based program, is used to follow up lessons taught during the week. Schofield and Sims mental arithmetic books allow the children to practise basic maths skills regularly. We encourage children to read every day, and to share their recommendations with the other children in the class. We believe that homework benefits both the children and the parents as it gives an opportunity to share their learning and value the support that parents provide. At times, other homework is given that is topic based, encouraging children to work independently.

Equipment

Every child should have the following equipment in school;

  • Water bottle
  • PE Kit
  • A small pencil case containing stationery needed on a daily basis (pencil, glue stick, rubber, sharpener)

P.E

Over the year, year 5 will have both indoor and outdoor P.E and therefore it is important that P.E kit is correct and in school.

T-shirt in house colour, green shorts and trainers/plimsolls

During the cold winter months, children will need plain tracksuit trousers preferably green.

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