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Class Page: Year 5

Welcome to the year 5 class page

 

In year 5 we adhere to The Loving Four: Aspiration, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty, these values permeate throughout our class. Kindness too is essential and expected in class in order that we have a community where we work together and support each other. The Learning Ten help to support our learning in a collaborative way. The combination of these essential elements ensure we have an environment where mutual respect and learning go hand in hand.

Some examples of our work

Autumn term

English – Beowulf

Irresistible Learning – Anglo Saxons

Spring term

English – Percy Jackson:  The lightning thief

Irresistible Learning – Ancient Greece

Summer term

English – Jade Boy, The Highway Man

Irresistible Learning – Historic events of 1600s

Writing – a variety of writing is undertaken throughout the year and linked to curriculum themes.  Pupils write to: explain, inform, discuss, persuade, describe, instruct and narrate.

Reading is highly promoted and pupils have access to a wide variety of texts, this is further supported by Library Services.

Maths – the National Programme of Study is followed and areas of maths are revisited throughout the year to ensure pupils have an understanding of the concepts. Their knowledge and understanding is deepened to allow them to gain Mastery in maths.

Science topics – Properties and changes of materials, Earth and Space, Forces, Animals, including humans, Living things and their habitats.  Pupils work scientifically and investigate regularly.

Irresistible Learning provides opportunities for pupils to express themselves and learn in a creative manner.

RE – pupils study a variety of themes and their spiritual and moral education is addressed continually through discussions and activities.

Off site Visits

These are linked to curriculum themes and a valuable addition to learning undertaken in the classroom.

Home support

  • Please encourage your child to read every day and to rehearse times tables
  • Enable and support your child to complete homework tasks
  • Practise spellings, focussing on Year 5 non-negotiables
  • Use of TTRockStars (computer based) to reinforce times tables

SeeSaw

Seesaw is used to capture evidence of work that is not necessarily recorded, drama, investigations, etc. Please ask your child to share their work with you.  We take pride in commenting on each other’s success.

Home – School links

Please be assured that we are always available to discuss progress or any issues you may have.  This joint working ensures each child will reach their full potential.

 

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