Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome everybody to the Year 5 section of the website.
5E Mr Early
5D Mrs Dunne
4/5C Mrs Carroll
LSAs: Ms Bradshaw, Ms Thompson, Miss Paula, Ms Brown
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.
Reading at home
In Year 5, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. The children are expected to have their reading book in school everyday, so please make sure they are brought in for reading time in class. All children will now have read to an adult and been given a book which is the correct level for their reading. If your child seems to be finding their book to easy, or too hard, please make a note in the reading record so we know. Children can also take a book from the class library at any level, to read for pleasure.
Children will regularly be given spellings in class and we encourage pupils to take a copy of these home to practise. As well as this and reading, we ask children to access TTRockstars and EPIC! at home at least three times a week.
PE Kit is a compulsory part of our uniform and children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on their PE day - Plain white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps for inside. They may wear black leggings or black tracksuit bottoms on colder days. Please ensure that all children have their names written on each item of clothing (including coats) so that they can be easily returned if misplaced.
Water bottles and snacks
Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.
Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Milk can be purchased at the start of each term (please speak to the school office about this). Breadsticks can be purchased through parentpay. These are given to the children at morning break as a snack and money raised is used to fund additional learning opportunities like school visits and materials.
Our focus this half term is multiplication and division, and area and perimeter.
This term we will focus on the narrative poem, 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. We will learn about figurative language such as metaphors, similes and personification. We will then change the poem into a story. In the next unit of work we will focus on story writing. We will use the short film clip, 'Pigeon Impossible' as our stimulus. This mini-adventure story will inspire us to create exciting sentences using relatives clauses and use ambitious vocabulary. We will also include some figurative language techniques (which we learnt during our poetry unit) in our writing. The final unit of work is inspired by the story, 'The Fire bird'. We will learn how to retrieve and infer information from the text as well as creating character and setting descriptions and re-telling the story.
Over the course, of the half term, we will be learning about the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. By the end of the unit we will be able to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
This term in RE, we will be exploring the question, ‘What would Jesus do?’ We will explore the values of Jesus and think about if we can live by these values in the twenty-first century.
Year 5 follow the Jigsaw curriculum. More information can be found on the Jigsaw website at https://www.jigsawpshe.com/primary-pshe-scheme-of-work-including-statutory-relationships-and-health-education/