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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 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 term, we will be studying our new topic 'Fire Damp and Davy Lamp'. For this, we will descend into the depths of Britain's coal mines and discover how coal miners brought the precious coal up to the surface that was needed to power industry. We will find out about the many dangers of mining and why health and safety laws are important in the world today. At the end of the project, we'll use the work of the Pitmen Painters to help influence our own art! 

Our final topic is 'Scream Machine' where we will embark on a day trip to a theme park! This half term, we will capture the excitement of riding a roller coaster. We will investigate their carriage designs, thinking about their structures and materials used in their construction. After that, we will sketch our own ideas for designs and show details and safety features. We will then locate the most popular theme and adventure parks on a map of the UK and find out where they are in relation to urban and rural features and transport links. Finally, we will take virtual tours and analyse maps and plans of worldwide theme parks!

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)