Welcome to Year 5
The Year 5 team
Class teachers can be contacted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the school phone number. However, if your enquiry is regarding absence, please use email@example.com .
P.E. days: Tuesday – 5E & 5EW Wednesday – all of Year 5 Friday – 5M
These days will rotate throughout the year. We will inform you via Seesaw before changes take place.
Year 5 will visit the library on a Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag if they need to change it.
The usual days for setting homework are Tuesday for Maths and Thursday for English.
Visits and visitors
Museum in a box will be arriving on Thursday 4th November as we begin our Tudor Transformation unit. We aim to use further visits and visitors to support our curriculum. Further details to follow.
We are a Power of Reading school and therefore use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. These books are carefully chosen to expose the children to a wide range of vocabulary and to support their writing skills. We are confident that the children will find these texts highly engaging, and you will hear more about them throughout the year.
In year 5, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. In autumn term, poetry, narrative and letter writing will feature alongside in-depth character analysis. Children will consolidate and expand upon their knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and work with a range of spelling rules. Children will study and produce descriptive writing, non-chronological reports, recounts, persuasive letters and narrative.
During autumn term, our focus will be primarily on number and place value. The children will:
- Consolidate and develop their understanding of numbers to a million
- Round numbers to one million
- Compare and order numbers
- Investigate and work with negative numbers
- Express numbers in Roman numerals
- Develop their use of written methods for addition and subtraction using larger numbers and more than one exchange
- Develop their understanding of statistics using a broader range of graphs, timetables and charts
- Develop their understanding of multiplication and division
- Develop their understanding of perimeter and area
Recommended reads for Year 5
The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
The Highland Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman
The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell
Goth Girl by Chris Riddell