Welcome to Year 5
For this academic year the teaching team are:
AM: Mrs Chance supported by Miss Lockton and Mr Greenwell.
PM: Mr Boxall supported by Mrs Baldwin and Mr GreenwellMrs Chance will work every morning and teach Maths and English and Mr Boxall will work every afternoon teaching the wider curriculum.
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
Our Summer 1 topic is Rainforests. Click here to see a topic map with detailed information including important dates and homework tasks.
On World Book Day, we has great fun using green screen to transport ourselves into our favourite books:
In Spring 1, our topic was the circus. We studied Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris and Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister. Take a look at our circus day pictures in the slideshow below.
As part of our Autumn 2 topic on the Victorians, Year 5 visited Weald and Downland Museum for a Victorian experience. The children took part in a number of Victorian workshops including experiencing life as a Victorian school child, Victorian cooking and Victorian Chores.
In Autumn 1, the children came to school for a Space Sleepover before visiting the Planetarium in Chichester the next day. The children arrived at school in the dark and started the evening with a torch lit treasure hunt before building a space shuttle big enough to fit a member of their team. We finished the evening with popcorn and a film.
Take a look at our slideshows:
Year 5 STEM Fair (39 images)
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Year 5 Circus Skills (66 images)
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Year 5 Sleepover and Planetarium Trip (15 images)
Recount of trip written by pupils to follow
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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 Teac