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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year Five! We are really looking forward to getting to know your child and working with parents and carers over the next year to support your child's education. With home and school working together, we can ensure that each and every child can have a very successful year. 

Reminder of child collection: If your child is going to be picked up by anyone other than the regular carer you need to inform the class teacher or the office before the end of school. If the class teacher is unaware of any arrangements they will need to phone you to confirm this is agreed. Please make sure the class teacher knows who will be picking up your child to save any problems at the end of the day

Class Routines

Children need their PE Kit in school for their weekly lessons - anyone unwell for a lesson must bring a note.

Children should bring their own water bottle each day, and take home each evening.

Children go to the hall for their dinner at 12.10 pm each day. Children in clubs or the football league may be given permission for an early lunch.

Each week one child from each class will be selected for 'always doing the right thing' and will go to ALWAYS CLUB for an hour on Friday afternoon.

Each week two children from each class will be selected to receive an award in our "Celebration Assembly". These are awarded outstanding contributions throughout the week.


Curriculum Enrichment

Each term we try to help 'bring the curriculum to life' with an extra activity whether it be a trip, visit or visitor. We appreciate that these additional items often have a cost but they are an essential part of our successful school.



Here is the key vocabulary for our new Geography topic, USA.


Year 5 children are expected to study independently but may need to be helped with this process and should still be encouraged and supported at least twice a week.

There will be 2 pieces of homework each week, which will be set on a Monday and returned by the following Monday. These will often be an English task on 'Bug Club' and a Maths task. Sometimes tasks will be set in other areas of the curriculum using DB Primary, our Learning Platform.

Spelling homework will be different this year to support pupils in meeting the expectations of the new curriculum. Although there are statutory words to learn, there will be ‘unseen’ spelling tests, which will focus on patterns and rules. The children will no longer receive weekly spelling lists, but the teaching of spelling will take place regularly in class, and practice at home is still encouraged. For more information, please ask year 5 staff, Miss Griffiths or Miss Chainey.

At the end of each term there will be a LEARNING LOG set. This will be related to one of the units of work that has been studied and may be completed in any style or using any media that the child prefers.

There will be 3 Learning Logs set over the year. These will be related to one of the units of work that has been studied and may be completed in any style or using any media that the child prefers.

Year 5 Curriculum Units of Work, 2017-2018

Subject Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Art Looking at Trees   Picasso Landscape Art    
Computing E Safety and Data Handling E Safety and Control E Safety and Programming E Safety, Text and Graphics E Safety and Presenting E Safety and Digital Media
DT   Vegetable Soup     Moving Toys Soft Toys
Geography Woods and Forests     Haworth: A Large Village   Problems with Open Spaces
History   Anglo-Saxon Settlers Hadrian and the Roman Wall   Sports and Games  
PE Swimming Swimming Rugby; Gymnastics Basketball; Dance Tennis; Athletics Rounders; Athletics
PSHCE Say NO to Bullying   People are Equal     Changing and Growing
RE   Christian Ceremonies    Leaders of Islam What Muslim Believe  
French The High Street Directions, Time and Christmas Sport and Healthy Living Traditional French Food Weather and the Seasons France and the UK


Year Five Curriculum Overview 2017-2018: The Key Subject Themes Include:

  Focus 1 Focus 2 Focus 3 Focus 4 Focus 5 Focus 6
English Spoken Language Word Reading Comprehension Spelling and Handwriting Composition Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
Mathematics Number and Place Value Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Measurement Statistics

Geometry: Properties of Shapes

Position and Direction

Science Working Scientifically Animals, Incuding Humans Living Things and their Habitats Properties and Changes of Materials Forces Earth and Space


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