Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 children are taught by Miss Coley the class teacher and English lead.
In year 5, we love to learn collaboratively and enjoy learning new skills and preserve the challenges we are faced with. We always work as a team and encourage one another to excel in our learning and try our best. When we achieve we always celebrate, no matter how big or small our achievement is.
Throughout our mornings, we work on our reading, writing and mathematical skills. We incorporate all our reading and writing skills around our core text. Currently, our core texts are ‘Odd and the Frost Giants.’ and ‘Beowulf.’
The children in year 5 encourage a lot of discussion within our learning, so that every voice is heard. Pupils have resources and tools within the classroom for all lessons so that they are able to support and extend their learning. In addition to this, we also have a challenge tray so that if pupils have finished their current task, they are building upon mastery skills.
When not at school, pupils are assigned blended learning tasks and homework which coincides with their current learning in school to embed and extend existing learning. This is accessed via the classes google classroom account. Pupils are encouraged to partake in these specified activities at home to enhance their learning. We also like to encourage reading for pleasure regularly at home and to practise their weekly spellings.
New this term, year 5 have been visiting Trowse Ski Slopes to develop their skiing ability on the nursery slope. They are taught how to put their boots and skis on safely, how to slide and turn in their skis whilst going down the slopes. They have also taken part in Bush Craft, outdoor lessons, where they have been looking closely at plants to link to our Science topic ‘ Living things and their habitats’.
Our topic for this term is ‘Anglo Saxons and Vikings’. Year 5 are currently studying the historical and geographical elements, as well as linking the topic to lots of other foundation subjects, including designing and creating their very own saxon – styled purse in DT.