Welcome to Year 5
- A huge hello to all our year 5 children. I am pleased to introduce our Year 5 Team: Mrs Adonu, Mrs Epps, Mrs Pool, Mrs Pegg and Mrs Churchill.
- This page holds useful information for 2022-23 academic year.
Curriculum Outline & Timetable
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Helping your child at home
Reading – 20 minutes at least everyday of challenging material. Please complete your Reading Record. Library day is TBC but books can often be changed more frequently
My Maths – to support the topic
TT Rockstars – to strengthen your child’s vital Times Tables Knowledge…
Book Talk – every week and most days
Autumn – Viking Boy
Spring – S F Said Phoenix
Summer – Berlie Doherty’s Street Child
Maths Knowledge Organisers
Expectations (including uniform)
- Aim high and let your light shine.
- Please ensure that your child is ready for whatever the day, week and term brings. PE kits, reading well and homework completed and handed in on time, will all help your child to succeed.
- Practise spellings, learn times tables to 12×12, read for leisure and understanding
- PE and Games are usually Wednesday and Fridays
- Read – anything but preferably of a Year 5 quality so as to develop language and ideas- stories, poetry and non-fiction
- We use the Accelerated Reader scheme to help our children read, and understand, a huge range of interesting and exciting texts. We also read texts to support our projects and learning, for example, Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, Berlie Doherty’s Street Child or Phoenix by S F Said.
- The Termly Curriculum Outline provides more details on content, but we aim to develop your child’s writing abilities through our IPEELL approach. This looks at the structure and content of writing, encourages the children to become self-regulating, and also includes lessons on grammar and spelling.
- Again, please see the termly curriculum overview, which outlines the year 5 Maths content explored. We will look at number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and statistics too.
- A thorough knowledge of times tables (and division facts) to 12 x 12 makes Maths so much easier. Read, write, practise, chant, Times Tables Rockstars…
- A good understanding of the four operations (+ – X /) is really important.
PE (indoor and outdoor)
- We have indoor and outdoor sessions most weeks, so please ensure your child has a named, good, warm kit for the coldest winter days please. This will help them get the most from dance, drama, netball, tennis and basketball sessions for example.
- PE kit should be in accordance with school colours (navy).
- We’ll provide basic equipment at school but it is a good idea for your child to be responsible for a pencil case in school. A well stocked pencil case may contain – pencils, a good quality black writing pen, ruler, small selection of pencil colours, rubber and sharpener.
How parents can help
- PE Kit should be worn on designated PE days and whenever you have been asked for specific days. this should be a complete change of clothes from normal uniform with supportive trainers – t-shirt, shorts, tracksuit top and bottoms – all labelled please.
- Good school day routines
- Regular reading for pleasure – over and above what we might be suggesting!
- Practising times tables up to 12×12 with the associated division facts
- Talking about the school topics – we will encourage the children to talk rather than grunt with you!
Wider curriculum / trips and visits
Y5 Trips and visits are not all confirmed but we would wish to include:
- Visiting our church (St Laurence) to support our RE topics and to present a wonderful Christmas Carol Concert;
- The National Space Centre, Leicester to explore our Earth and Space Science topic
- Attending the exciting Royal Latin School’s Year 5 Science Fair to gain a glimpse of Secondary school science