In Year 5 children continue to follow the National Curriculum. English and Mathematics are taught in the mornings, linking to our topics where possible.
Our afternoon timetable varies but will generally always include; Science, ICT, RE, Indoor and Outdoor PE, PSHE, History, Geography, Art and DT taught depending on the topic.
Music and French are also taught on a Tuesday Morning.
Through our writing, we cover a variety of genres, linking to our topics whenever possible.
The number strand of mathematics has a focus every half term with new elements being taught and consolidation of previously learnt techniques. Shape, space and measure and data handling are taught in blocks through the year although where possible are combined with other strands of maths. The children are expected to use and apply maths skills not just in maths lessons but through the curriculum and are given opportunity to do this.
Three times a week the children are taught in guided reading sessions where there is a focus on a particular strand of reading. Children are also expected to read independently each day after lunch for around 10 minutes. It is expected that children will read five times a week at home.
Topic lessons are taught predominantly in the afternoon. We focus on developing skills within these lessons that children can apply.
In Key Stage 2 we have developed a system which enables children to recognise their achievements both in and out of school, called ACHIEVE. This was initially started in year 6 and now has begun in year 5 and will be developing across Key Stage 2. As we recognise and value the importance of all children achieve we devote curriculum time to this learning but also expect children to collate a portfolio of their achievements at home.
Each week either English or Maths homework is set. Homework is given on Thursday and is due in on Wednesday. This homework either consolidates learning we have been teaching that week or sets a challenge to allow children to develop understanding for a new area of learning.
There is a weekly spelling test with the expectation that children will practice and learn their spellings in preparation and to be able to use them to enhance their writing.
By the end of Year 5, children are expected to know their times table facts for up to 12 x 12 and children are expected to practice their times tables in a range of contexts at home.
Mrs P Matthews – Class Teacher
Miss K Vella – Class Teacher
Mrs L Knight- Teaching Assistant (1-1)