n 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, Computing, RE, Indoor and Outdoor PE, PSHE (including Trick Box), History, Geography, French, Music, Art and DT – taught depending on the topic.
Click on the Curriculum Statement to see what we are focussing on this term.
Through our writing, we cover a variety of genres, linking to our topics whenever possible.
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 in the morning for around 10 minutes. It is expected that children will read five times a week at home.
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.
Foundation subjects are taught predominantly in the afternoon. We focus on developing skills within these lessons that children can apply.
Every half-term, the children receive a home learning expectations overview. This incorporates four main elements: reading, spellings, times tables practice and enrichment activities linked to our current topic. Daily, the children are expected to read for a minimum of ten minutes and record this in their reading log. In addition to this, we also expect the children to practise their spelling patterns and common exception words, as well as their times table and corresponding division facts up to 12×12. The children are tested on their weekly spellings on a Thursday and have a times table test on a Friday. We encourage the children to practise applying their spelling words to sentences to ensure an understanding of the words practised. The children have access to two online packages to support with this: Timestable RockStars and Spelling Shed.
Mrs Graham – Class Teacher
Mrs O’Gara – Class Teacher
1-1 Teaching Assistants
Mrs Dunkerley – Swimming Teacher