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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.

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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 spring term

This half term we will be focusing our learning around our history-based topic 'Pharaohs'. We will delve back 5,000 years ago to learn all about Ancient Egypt. We will specifically be looking at the development of a civilisation, alongside looking into famous pharaohs and gods. We will then identify ancient and tomb artefacts, as well as the importance of the river Nile. We will learn the importance of the Ancient Egyptian writing system and how they created hieroglyphics to communicate. After this, we will then move onto life after death, looking into creating embalmer instructions and Egyptian funeral preparations.

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)