Expectations for Yr 5
During the last 2 years of Primary school we aim to develop the children’s
organisational skills, we also aim to encourage them to take more responsibility for
their learning through extended tasks and more extensive home learning activities.
Children also like to use their own stationery in yr 5. If you do buy your children a
writing pen could you please ensure it is black ink, not blue. If they wish to use their
own they should be named and kept in one pencil case. (In the past some children
have had several, which is like teaching over sand bags!) Any property that is brought
into school is the responsibility of the children.
Home learning allows the children to practise and consolidate work completed in class
and if the children have any problems with it they should ask one of the teachers
straight away. We don’t want children or parents to become frustrated if there is a
problem with home learning so please speak to either of us if you have any concerns
in this area.
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Curriculum for Autumn Term
Spellings rules Monday Monday
Maths Friday Wednesday
Topic Tuesday Monday
This year to hopefully simplify the process the children will have one book to record all
home learning and reading in. The homework diary will contain details of tasks set
and when they should be handed in. If a child is absent they are expected to check
with their teacher and catch up on the missed home learning task.
To Infinity and Beyond!
It is the responsibility of each child to write any homework in their diary as time is
given for this during the lesson. These books will be checked on a weekly basis and
should be in school every day as they will be used to communicate information to you.
Other Important Dates
Parents Evening : Tuesday 18th October 3.30-5.00 pm
Thursday 20 October 3.30-6.00 pm
Class Assembly – Thursday 29 September
Class teacher: Mr Hills
Support Teacher: Mrs Whitfield
Teaching assistant: : Mrs Jolliffe We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a
brief outline of the work your child will cover during
this Autumn Term.
Maths will be taught following the guidelines of the National Numeracy Project. This History/Geography
means an introduction of 5-10 minutes Mental Maths, followed by 30-40 minutes of a Our main topic for this term is ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ so we shall be
main teaching activity and finally, a 5-10 minute plenary or summing-up. This term we researching famous astronomers, astronauts and scientists. We shall also be
will be focusing on:- making good use of Google Earth to research how satellites can map the earth
Knowledge of all times tables and the main physical features of the planet.
Place Value including decimals and negative numbers
Understanding numbers, number sequences and patterns
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
Measurement – focusing especially on time, area and perimeter, angles 20 October – With Y6 we will be visiting the Intech science centre near
Shape and space- 2D and 3D shapes Winchester to reinforce our learning about light and space. More information
Fractions and percentages of a number about this trip soon!
Data Handling – Line graphs and probability
Ratio and proportion French
Children will be learning about their favourite hobbies and clothing.
In English we will be following the National Literacy Framework which involves a R.E
minimum of one hour of taught literacy skills. This term we will be focusing on:- This term we will be investigating how God is present and active today, What
Fiction : The War of the Worlds we can learn about the birth of Jesus? And what we can learn from the Hindu
Poetry : imagery use of image?
Biography and autobiography
Newspaper articles and non-chronological reports
Spellings: suffixes and prefixes, using a variety of spelling strategies, meanings and PSHCE
spellings of connectives at each child’s level. This term we will be studying New Beginnings and All about Me themes.
On a Monday we will split the class and Mrs Whitfield and myself will teach grammar These look at how the children can start to take responsibility for their own
sessions which focus on sentence construction and punctuation. learning and how expectations change as they move up the school.
Information Technology PE/Games
The following will be taught during weekly one-hour sessions in the Computer Suite Our topics for this term are netball and Football. Our day for PE will usually
and linked to classroom learning. Throughout the term we use a range of skills which be Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that the children have their kit
include:- Word processing/desktop publishing, Computer Art, Graphs and databases (including plimsolls or trainers that fit) in school every day, in case there is a
and using the internet to research topics and find out information. Pupils will also make change in the routine. Long hair should be tied back at all times (not just for
use of a range of ICT in the classroom to support their learning within other curriculum P.E. please) and earrings removed.
subjects. Our main focus for this term is creating a Database using either excel or
Music, Dance, Drama
Science As the children are in Y5, the class will all have the opportunity to learn to play
This term will be investigating Earth and space. (The solar system, the moon, eclipses, the clarinet. A specialist teacher will come in every Thursday to teach the
light, forces). We will also be designing Mars rovers in DT and trying to make self children and they must remember to bring the clarinets into school on that day.
propelled vehicles. They will also be expected to practise at home. During our War of the Worlds
study we will explore aspects of the story through drama.