Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 class page.  Year 5 is a busy hive of activity with lots of interesting learning, books and experiences.  In Year 5, we all work together as part of a team, to achieve our very best and we take pride in our learning.

In Year 5 this year, the following members of staff will help you:

Class Teachers: Mrs Wood and Miss Grimley

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Holt, Mrs Nevin, Mrs Emery, Miss Nicola, Mr Ikenna Benjamin

Autumn Term- What are we learning?

This term our main topic is Rivers. We will be developing our geography skills by identifying key features of rivers and will be using maps to identify important rivers in the world.

In our Science lessons we will be learning about Earth and space and forces. During these sessions we will be investigating scientific theories as well as finding out about planets and the moon. After half term, we will then be learning about Forces!

We have an exciting project in Design and Technology this term as we will be investigating cam mechanisms building up to making our own moving toys.

Maths this term will start with Place Value where we will find out more about the number system and how we can use this for different calculations. We will also move onto the four operations for calculating.

We have a wide range of writing opportunities this year starting with linking to our river topic we will be creating poems and setting descriptions and non-chronological reports. We will also be completing writing linked to our science work creating explanation texts linked to the Mars rover.

This term we will be reading :


Wonder by P.J Palacio
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Royce

Please have a look at our curriculum overview below which shows the curriculum content and the topics for this academic year.


Year 5 Long Term Plan 23/24

The Knowledge Organisers below, also include key vocabulary and knowledge for each subject.

Rivers

Earth and Space

Forces

Number and place value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Reading at home

All pupils have a reading folder, containing a reading book and a reading record.

If possible, we would like all children to read at home, at least 3 times per week.

Reading Records

These should be used by parents and pupils to capture the individual child’s reading journey. When you hear your child read, please record this in the reading record. 

For more information on how to support reading at home, please click here:

 ‘7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home’.

Click here to see the top 100 reads for Year 5.

Homework

In Year 5, we encourage all children to take part in homework. All children will receive an Attitude and Achievement stamp for completing all homework on a fortnightly basis. This will be recorded in their Role Model and Citizenship record. 

Year 5 children will be expected to complete the following each week:

  • Read 3 times a week, using reading their records to evidence and summarise the text.
  • Weekly activities set on Sumdog for Maths learning. If you are unable to access online homework, please let the class teacher know and we will make alternative arrangements.
  • In addition, it is wise to consolidate previous years spellings.

This is the core homework expectations for Year. Additionally, personalised homework may be sent out on occasion.

Home learning support.

Times table Rockstars is a fun App to support multiplication and division.

Sumdog supports all Maths concepts.

Our P.E days are Wednesdays and alternate Monday and Thursday, please ensure that PE kits your child has their PE kit in school.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the school office.