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Year 5

Year 5

We have many exciting topics planned throughout for Year 5 pupils this year.

English lessons are based around rich and engaging texts, covering a wide range of genres. Through the study of such genres, the children will gain an invaluable collection of skills to embed within their own writing. This foundation, alongside regular grammar, spelling and handwriting lessons, is the perfect combination to further enhance English skills and knowledge.

Reading in Year 5 is taught daily to focus on deepening their reading understanding. A range of stimuli will be used to engage the children to apply their reading skills, such as inference, deduction and justifying their answers or opinions.

Children are encouraged to read at home as often as possible, through their own choice of authors and genres from our extensive library, which increases their vocabulary and spelling skills to add to the valuable work that we carry out in class. Each child in Year 5 will receive a reading book which will be matched to their ability. From this, the children will gain a deeper understanding of the texts. All children in Key Stage 2 read for 20 minutes a day and have the opportunity to quiz on their book and change their book based on their achieved level. 

Our new maths scheme, 'Maths No Problem' is a real hands-on approach to maths, with children using practical equipment to represent, replicate and solve problems. With a variety of different stages to the lessons, the children are able to develop a wide range of skills, including the ability to achieve a greater understanding of maths.

  • Sacriston Academy classroom
  • Sacriston Academy classroom

What the teacher says:

I am both thrilled and excited to welcome a new class into Year 5! I can’t wait to see the amazing and creative work that you will produce around our fun and engaging topics.
Miss Paul

The summer term

This half term’s topic is ‘Sow, Grow and Farm’. This topic teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world. Additionally, lessons include a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas. Throughout the topic, children will take part in a variety of different lessons based around farming including; farming in the UK, learning how to read maps using grid references, case studies around potato farming in Jersey, learning about different climate zones, before finally learning how far food has travelled.

In our second topic ‘Dynamic Dynasties’, the children will learn all about the history of ancient China. The children will focus primarily on the Shang Dynasty and explore the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today. Lessons will include learning about the dig at Yinnxu, researching oracle bones, discussions around power and hierarchy, an enquiry into warfare and finally the legacy of Ancient China.  

What the children say

I really enjoy art lessons and learning art skills such as sketching.(Darcey) I am really looking forward to learning about space and all of the planets (Thomas)