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.
5ST – Mrs F Tibbits-Williams and Mrs C Pollard.- supported by Mrs S Austen and Mrs D Moore
5S – Miss C Shears and Mrs H Eeles(Wed) – supported by Mrs H Eeles and Mrs S Austen
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, French, 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 a church school, we follow the Kent agreed Syllabus, with units covered by Understanding Christianity and Rochester Diocesan, which allows the children to gain an understanding of how beliefs and values affect their lives. Christianity lies at the heart of the curriculum with Islam and Judaism 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.
Children are set homework that covers reading, spelling, and maths. Mathletics, a web based program, is used to follow up lessons taught during the week. Schofield and Sims times tables 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. Enrichment Activities are also given which give children the opportunity to select from a range of activities to share their learning with parents.
Snack and water
Children should have a water bottle and a fruit snack in school every day.
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 every day: T-shirt in house colour, green shorts and trainers/plimsolls.
During the cold winter months, children will need plain tracksuit trousers – preferably green.