In Year Five, we offer an extremely rich curriculum, filled with lots of different extracurricular activities for our children.
Where possible, learning takes place through a thematic approach, making cross curricular links, to fully immerse children in their learning. For example, we study the Ancient Egyptians, where History meets English through myths and legends, comparisons are made between England and Mexico and a visit to Cadbury World enriches this learning even further!
To see what your child will be learning this year please click on the links below:
- Curriculum Overview for Year 5 Autumn
- Curriculum Overview for Year 5 Spring
- Curriculum Overview for Year 5 Summer
Our students receive quality first teaching from their class teacher in addition to a specialised music teacher, PE coaches and a specialised Computing teacher.
English is taught daily with specific emphasis on reading and writing a wide range of genres during the course of the year. Reading is celebrated with a variety of quality texts accessed each week in small groups as well as comprehension lessons to support understanding of accessing shorter pieces of text from different genres. VIPERS are used to support children in understanding the aspects of reading. Click here to support your child in reading by asking quality VIPER questions:
Writing is taught by sharing quality texts as a model, shared and guided writing to model the thought processes writing and editing, followed by independent opportunities to put these skills into practice. Children experience a range of stimuli that inspire them to write including stories, drama, music, film, TV programmes, poetry and news items.
Handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation are taught in weekly sessions.
Writing assessment bands for year 5, Spelling lists for year ¾, Spelling lists for y5/6
Mathematics is taught every day. Mathematics themes in Year 5 include: place value, four operations, measures, coordinates, fractions, decimals and percentages and statistics.
Each afternoon, children will also be given time to practise key arithmetic skills to promote fluency within calculation, enabling children to use formal written methods confidently and efficiently.
Below we have included the current written methods and how we approach the four operations:
(maths calculations link) Maths assessment band.
Throughout the year lots of enrichment opportunities are offered within the curriculum. Where possible, we offer trips that link to our topics to enrich our learning. In addition to this, children will also have the opportunity to take part in the Bike Ability training and will also receive swimming lessons for a term.
In the summer term, the Year Five pupils are also given the opportunity to take part in the residential visit to Irthlingborough Frontier Centre. Here, the children are given the chance to take part in adventurous activities such as abseiling, high ropes and canoeing as well as learning some key skills and independence by being away from home.
Wherever possible, visitors are invited to talk to the children about their life experiences. This may be to share cultural or religious beliefs, to provide children with an insight into different careers or to shed more light on a particular area of the curriculum.
Homework is an important part of life in Year Five and it is expected that the weekly tasks will be completed to a high standard, and returned on time.
In order to support parents and children in accessing their homework, we will pop the homework on the website each Monday in addition to offering support at homework club one lunch time per week, where children can complete their homework task and receive support from a teacher if necessary.
(Every other week Year 5 will be issued homework to take home. On the weeks that homework is not given students will have tasks on MyMaths to complete.)
Other useful information...
PE will be on the following days, please make sure you have your kit!
Blackman Class - Tuesday
Rowling Class - Thursday and Friday
Horowitz Class - Tuesday and Friday
In addition, Year 5 classes will have swimming lessons on Friday mornings during this school year, arrangements for this are still being finalised and will be communicated as soon as possible.