Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 is a special time in your child’s primary education. Through a child led teaching approach, the children in Year 5 are inspired to use their imagination and creativity. A thematic, transdisciplinary approach to learning in the classroom, with each topic spanning a term, ensures that national curriculum skills are embedded allowing children to reach their full potential. Each theme lasts for a term involving all areas of learning.
During the year, the children have weekly swimming instruction and enjoy eight weeks of Forest School activities. They also enjoy weekly LAMDA sessions. Additionally, the curriculum is enhanced through planned visits and trips including a yearly residential trip.
Music is at the heart of our school and in Year 5, the children have the opportunity to perform both inside and outside of school. Year 5 take the lead roles in the Easter production held in St John’s Church. Children have weekly music sessions when they explore composition, appraisal and performance.
A typical day
|Collective Worship||An opportunity for the whole school to reflect and prepare for the day ahead rejoicing in cheerful songs and talking to God through prayer.|
|Guided Reading||A carefully tailored carousel of activities designed to develop and enhance independent reading skills. The children are encouraged, through questioning, to develop their competency of interrogation, inference and deduction.|
|English||Our English curriculum is mastery based linked to our thematic approach to learning. Each term the children are introduced to a new text from which specific skills are taught|
|Mathematics||Mathematics across the school is supported by ABACUS, a unique toolkit that is carefully crafted to inspire a genuine love of the subject. Every child is expected to develop a firm understanding of maths, built on three key principles: progression, understanding and control. The ABACUS philosophy is underpinned by the four pillars which are development of conceptual understanding, numerical fluency, problem solving skills and mathematical confidence.|
|Wider Curriculum||Our wider curriculum is taught through our cross curricular approach to learning. This incorporates science, history, geography, RE, music, art, drama, MFL and SMSC.
Year 5 PE sessions are on Monday (swimming) & Tuesday
Homework is set on Friday to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Homework consists of weekly spellings/times tables and maths quiz sheet. Year 5 will be expected to complete online math’s homework.
May we take this opportunity to remind parents that it is imperative that all pupils have a suitable water bottle in school. At this stage in our pupils’ school careers, we would expect our children to be taking responsibility for putting letters and homework into book bags, collecting water bottles and ensuring that all their clothes and property are taken home at the end of the school day. To help them with this, please make sure all personal items are labelled clearly.