Mrs Baron, Mrs Brown, Mrs Anderton, Miss Holcroft and Miss Watt are pleased to welcome you to Year 5's wonderful web page!  

Our classroom is a stimulating and happy environment with opportunities for all children to learn and grow. We respect and care for each other, encouraging everyone to be the best that they can be.

In Year 5 we strive to have high standards and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform, complete all homework that is set and read at least three times a week, at home, to an adult.

Our Curriculum

Topic

Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about life on the river’s fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and ancient artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods. Make yourself a nemes and you’ll really look the part. Become an apprentice and work for Ramose, the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife. Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt. Who knows what treasures you will find?

English

In our writing we will be looking at a variety of genres, centered around our 'Pharoah' topic.  We will be learning to write narratives, playscripts and historical recounts.

 

 

Maths

In maths we will be continuing to tackle our Power Maths resources, using them to expand our knowledge of number and calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  As always, we will combining a variety of skills, strategies, problem solving and reasoning tasks to become the best Mathematicians we can be!

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Science

Our science this term is about life cycles of animals including humans. We will be looking at the different stages of life that living things go through, comparing and contrasting different life cycles.

Homework

In Year 5, we ask that parents support their children in reading at least 3 times per week to ensure fluency and comprehension.

We also have spellings which are distributed on a Monday to be tested on the following Monday. I have included the spellings for Year 5 and 6 below.

Children are asked to access Times Tables Rockstars at least twice a week to practice their times tables.  We complete a check each Friday in the hope that children beat their times!

Learning Log tasks are given out on a weekly basis, on a Monday, to be returned in a weeks time.

 

Learning Logs and Spellings will be available on Class Dojo weekly.

PE Kits

At the moment, we are asking families send children in a plain blue or black tracksuit on a Wednesday, which is our PE day. Swimming will be on Tuesday for group A, children will need to bring a swimming costume and towel in a bag to school.