Year 5 2023 - 2024
Welcome to the Year 5 webpage
Each half term the webpage will be updated with all the latest information about what we are getting up to in Year 5. Photos of what we are getting upto in school will also be uploaded weekly on the website gallery.
English, Guided Reading and Art
This half term, we are learning about some inspirational and extraordinary women during English, Guided Reading and Art. In English, we are reading The Queen of the Falls and developing our writing skills through opportunities provided by the story. During guided reading, we are exploring some influential women from ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ text. In Art we are taking inspiration from the works of Frida Kahol to develop our artistic skills.
In Maths, we will be exploring and developing our problem-solving abilities and critical thinking. We will start by reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 1 000 000 and then move onto Addition and Subtraction. There will be lots of discussion within each lesson, before the children complete an independent task related to the Maths concept we are exploring that day.
In science this term, we will be investigating and observing life cycles. Children will be developing their scientific knowledge and become Year 5 scientists, setting up investigations, making predictions and observing their own life cycle of a broad bean!
In the wider curriculum, we will be learning about the Grand Canyon in Geography and developing our geographical knowledge - map reading skills, formation of the Grand Canyon and much more. In RE we will be learning about Islam. We will also be learning ‘Living on a Prayer’ in music. On Monday and Wednesday afternoons, we will have PE. We will also complete a computing project at the end of the half term focused on developing games. In computing the children will be becoming web developers and designing their very own web page.
PE will take place on a Monday and Wednesday. Please send your child in, in their PE on these days. Sometimes, these sessions will take place outside so please ensure your child has a waterproof coat for these sessions.
PPA (Planning, preparation & assessment)
On Monday afternoon the class will take Games, with Pat and Andy. On Wednesday afternoon the class will be taught by Mrs Anders for RE/French and then have House of Dance for Dance. On Friday morning Mrs Turnbull will join Year 5 to teach Art.
Other Important Information
Snack – Toast is 25p a day. Please book your child’s snack on Parent Pay for the week ahead. You could also provide your children with a snack of fresh fruit or vegetable.
Water bottles – children should continue to bring their water bottles in daily.
Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat each day as we go outside for breaktimes in most weather conditions.
Each week, homework will be set on a Friday and due back in the following Wednesday. As the children have now moved into upper Key Stage 2, regular homework routines will help to prepare them for Year 6 and high school. The homework will be related to what we have been learning in school that week, to help support your child’s understanding. I would also recommend daily reading and engagement with Times Tables Rockstars, as this will support your child’s learning in school.
In Year 5, we love to read! Children will continue with their banded books, but I have encouraged the children to choose a free reading book for pleasure. We have also voted on a class novel and I will make time to read to the children a number of times each week. Please see the link below for recommended reads for year 5. We have lots of these books available in school.
Teacher Contact details
Please feel free to come and speak to me at the end of the day or alternatively you can email me at:
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