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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 delighted to be able to welcome my class back to school. This is a challenge that I am relishing and I am sure the children of Year 5 will be too!
Mr Ratton

The autumn term

This term, we will travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history in our topic 'Off with her head'. We will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads. We will develop our painting skills in miniature, solve riddles and learn how to protect our precious necks with a large white ruff, if we want to survive at Tudor court. 

In 'Sow, grow and farm' children learn about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas. We will look at the life cycles of animals and plants as well as getting to dissect a flower. In addition, Year 5 will study the 'dig for victory' campaign that was across Britain in World War II. 

English lessons 

Download our Year 5 topic knowledge organisers

What the children say

I love how the classroom looks for learning new things (Chloe) I can't wait for stories at the end of the day' (Jessica)