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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 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.

The summer term

We begin the term with the topic, Sow, Grow and Farm. Through studying this topic, we travel back in time to explore the history of the Ancient Greeks. We will learn about the developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece. Furthermore, we will look into the geography of Greece, before comparing the Minoans and Mycenaeans. We will then explore the democracy in Athens, before looking into the roles of both men and women and the development of The Acropolis.

We will then learn about ‘Dynamic Dynasties’, which is a history topic which teaches the children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today. Throughout the topic, we will learn about the yellow emperor and the Xia Dynasty, the dig at Yinxu, oracle bones, power and hierarchy, as well as learning about the Shang Dynasty and the legacy of Ancient China.

Find full curriculum information and knowledge organisers here.

"I am looking forward to going swimming this year” – Ruby. “I am excited to learn new things and build on my knowledge from Year 4” –Ellie. “I can’t wait to learn more about different countries in Topic” – Ernie.
Children in Year 5 are expected to build on their independence that they have developed in Year 4 and this is something I am looking forward to developing.
Mr Ratton