Year 5 is the lower class of Upper Key Stage 2, where we start preparing children for their transition into secondary school. Children continue to take more responsibility for their own learning, including working independently as well as with others, to pursue their own areas of interest within a topic.
5KG: class teachers Miss Kylie Gibney (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Ms Kate Gulland (Wed, Thurs, Fri) supported by Mrs Lucy Kihlstrom
5RL: class teacher Dr Rose Lerner supported by Mrs Holly Graham
Autumn Term – Lost in Space
Through Lost in Space, we study the planets and the solar system, exploring ideas of what is beyond, and how the world began. This gives lots of opportunity for some really in depth fiction and non-fiction writing.
The highlight of the Autumn Term is our residential trip to Carroty Wood. This gives the children opportunities to form positive relationships with peers and staff while developing their communication, concentration and cooperation skills.
Spring Term – Ancient Greece
In the Ancient Greece topic, we look at the themes of philosophy, democracy, mythology and the legacy of the Ancient Greeks. These give some really fantastic opportunities for whole class debate and higher level thinking and questioning.
Summer Term – River Deep, City High.
In our final topic, we study the local environment and make some comparisons between cities globally.
Homework is sent out once a week, usually on Mondays. We alternate between maths and topic homework, and children are expected to spend 40 minutes on this, whether or not they manage to finish the task. They have one week to complete each task. In class, we have a weekly number bond and times table challenge and we encourage the children to practise these at home.
All the children have access to learning activities on My Maths and some children have access to Lexia which supports children with literacy.