Class 5 is taught by Mr. Martin and we are also lucky enough the be joined by Mr. Wilcox who will also teach IT this year. We currently have 21 children in class five.
There is a busy year in front of us. As we are the penultimate year before the children move to secondary school, the children will be expected to draw on previous learning from other year groups to further progress and become ready for their final year in primary school. I know all of the children will strive to be the best they can be by developing their four learning powers of: building relationships, building resilience, being resourceful and being reflective.
Homework will be focused on learning their times tables off by heart and remaining sharp, learning their spellings for a weekly dictation and reading a minimum of sixty pages a week.
Children should wear their PE kits to school on a Monday and a Thursday.
The books below will be used as a whole class text focus. If your child has one of these books at home, if they could bring it in to class with them, that would be great.
Who let the Gods out
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Expectations in year 5
We are the first year group in upper Key Stage 2. We’ve really grown in maturity and are ready to take on even more learning challenges with a positive attitude and a ‘can do’ mindset. Although we’re not yet the oldest children in the school, we understand the importance of leading by example through our excitement and enjoyment of learning.
Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a reading book and their diaries at all times. Please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read! Children should be reading a minimum of 60 pages a week. Reading will be monitored in school by regular reading diary checks and the use of AR reader.
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing. Weekly spelling lists are sent home and spelling dictations are set weekly to assess children's understanding and retention of spelling patterns learned.
Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated facts is also a must. We use the 99 club and Timestable Rockstars to rehearse these number facts. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.
Children will progress in the skills needed to be a historian, geographer, musician or artist. They will undertake high quality PE lessons and be given sporting opportunities in which to excel. In their PSHE sessions, will be relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. Children will learn about keeping themselves safe online as well as a full programme of computing and ICT skills. Children will build on the foundations of French learnt in year 3 and four to become more confident in using the language.
- Journal and diary writing
- Story openings
- Newspaper reports.
- Ancient Myths
- Non chronological reports
- Place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Statistics – taught in Geography
- Multiplication and division
- Perimeter and area
- The Earth and Space
- The continents and the British Isles
- Greece and the Aegean Islands
- Mechanical systems - making a pop-up book
- Art and design skills - packaging collage
- Ancient Greece
- Rock - Livin on a Prayer - Bonjovi
- Jazz and Swing
- Christianity - what does God mean to a Christian?
- What it is like to be a Muslim living in Great Britain today?
- Being in my world
- Celebrating difference