Welcome to Year 5
The classes in Year 5 are:
5JH – Miss Haynes (Teacher) , Mrs Crowder (TA)
5DY – Miss Young (Class Teacher), Mrs Cuttiford (TA)
5JC – Mr Charlton (Class Teacher/ Deputy Head), Mrs Hughes (Teacher), Ms Skerritt (TA)
In Year 5, our curriculum areas are diverse and exciting!
During the Autumn Term, we will learn about ‘Alchemy Island’ and the Science behind separating mixtures and irreversible changes. We also start our Tudor topic which is launched by a special Tudor themed Visit to school and a trip out to Selly Manor. In RE we begin with comparing The Creation Story and The Big Bang Theory. We then move on to learning about Incarnation after half –term.
In Literacy, our work initially focusses mainly on fictional writing. The children will be taught how to use sophisticated vocabulary, manipulate sentence structure and edit their work (amongst other skills) to make writing exciting and engaging. Clips such as Rock, paper, Scissors and Black Face Monkey help inspire the pupils to write. We also aim to instil a greater writing stamina in our children whilst promoting neat, cursive, consistent handwriting.
In Maths we primarily focus on arithmetic and formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children knowing their times table facts fluently will help them achieve well on this!
We hope your children enjoy Year 5, it is an exciting year and an important stepping stone on the road towards Year 6.