Welcome to Year 5
For this academic year the teaching team are:
Mrs Chance and Mr Boxall and we will be supported by Miss Lockton.Mrs Chance will work every morning and teach Maths and English and Mr Boxall will work every afternoon teaching the wider curiculum.
Year 5 Topics:
Autumn Term 1: Space
Autumn Term 2: The Victorians
Spring 1: Magic
Spring 2: Ancient Egypt
Summer 1: Rainforests
Summer 2: Sustainability
English - Our main focus throughout the year will be preparing the children to write for sustained periods of time in preparation for Year 6. We will closely examine how texts are linked together and practise adding cohesive devices to ensure our writing flows. We will write for a variety of audiences and use an array of IT devices and apps to publish our work. The children will be introduced to more complex punctuation and grammar and we will practise this within our units of work.
Spellings - Children will be given weekly spellings, which will be practised every day in school.
Maths - Our main focus in maths this year will be securing written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and applying this to solve problems.We will spend a large portion of time looking at fractions and decimals and their percentage equivalents. For this, a secure knowledge of times tables is essential and we will undertake daily tasks to ensure fluency and speed in the recalling of times table facts.
Homework - Will be a mixture of longer curriculum based topic tasks and weekly English and Maths tasks. More information on homework to follow.
PE - PE will take place on Monday and Friday afternoons. Swimming replaces the Monday afternoon session in the Summer Term only.
For further information about the Year 5 curriculum, please click here.
Year 5 Team