Welcome to Year 5
Hello. I am Mrs. Watts, your Year 5 teacher. Year 5 is another very busy year and Mrs. Watts and Mrs. Robinson aim to make it as enjoyable as possible, so that you learn well and achieve your true potential. This is your penultimate year at Byerley Park and we aim to ensure you are ready to take on the challenges that Year 5 will offer you in your educational journey. Year 5 is a very exciting and challenging time for our pupils. …..
In our Maths lessons this year we will be concentrating on the following topics:
- Place value, ordering and rounding
- Roman numerals
- Mental and written addition and subtraction strategies
- Understanding multiplication and division – written and mental calculation strategies
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Measuring and drawing angles
- Statistics (data handling)
- Data handling
- Geometry (shape, plus position and direction)
In our English lessons this year, we will be concentrating on the following topics:
In the Autumn term, the main class novel will be ‘Street Child’ linked to the Victorian topic, although a variety of other texts will be read.
In the Spring term, texts will link to the Rivers topic, and Greeks in the Summer term.
We will read and write stories, persuasion/arguments, reports, instructions, plays, information/explanation, letters (formal and informal) and poetry.
Children will also focus on improving spelling rules, punctuation, sentence structure, vocabulary and handwriting.
Throughout the year, in science, the pupils will learn about properties and changes of materials; living things and their habitats as well as animals (including humans); Earth and Space; and Forces.
History, Geography, DT, computing and Art:
In the Autumn term, the topic is the Victorians. Certain subjects will be linked to it, for example, texts in Literacy and the work we produce in Art. Also, they will learn about digital literacy.
In RE the children will be learning about Islam.
Throughout the Spring term the topic is Rivers and certain subjects will be linked to it. For example, children will be investigating rivers within Geography. Also, they will use ICT to evaluate information. During this term, the children will visit Robinwood (Subject to government guidelines)
Other areas of the curriculum will be Art and D.T.
During the Summer term the topic is the Ancient Greeks and certain subjects will be linked to it. Also, the pupils will use ICT to learn about Digital Literacy.
P.E. will take place throughout the year. Areas included will be attacking and defending games, dance, gymnastics and athletics. Orienteering will also take place.
Things To Remember
- PE lessons will take place on Monday and Thursday. (PE kit to remain in school)
- Return spelling homework on a Friday.
- Return maths homework on a Friday.
- Return grammar homework on a Friday.
- Complete a home reading book every 2 weeks.
Reading – Please try to hear your child read as often as possible and change their home reading book every other week.
Spelling rules and words to learn will be given as homework on Friday to be handed in the following Friday.
Grammar homework, to consolidate classwork, will be given on a Friday to be handed in the following Friday.
Maths homework, to consolidate classwork, will be given on a Friday to be handed in the following Friday
Trips & Events
*Please note that these events may be subject to change.*
- 12th October – Hoopstarz session for each class
- 16th October – Assessment week
- 23rd October – Nasal Flu vaccine for all pupils
- 23rd October – Break up for half term
- 2nd November – Return to school
- 13th November – Children in Need (Wear something spotty!)
- 27th November – Inset day
- 30th November – Inset day
- 1st December – Christmas tree up in school!
- 14th December – Christmas week in school
- 15th December – Treasure Island pantomime (subject to government guidelines)
- 15th December – Year 5/6 Bubble Christmas Party
- 16th December – Christmas dinner
- 18th December – Break up for Christmas
- 5th January – Spring term begins
- 12th February – Pinocchio theatre production (subject to government guidelines)
- 12th February – Break up for half term
- 22nd February – Return to school
- 4th March – World Book Day (Wear your pyjamas and bring in your favourite book!)
- 10th March – Pro-Ride Cycle day (Year 1-Year 6)
- 15th March – Assessment week
- 24th March – Key Stage 2 Talent Show
- 25th March – PTA Easter competition
- 25th March – Break up for Easter
- 26th March – Inset day
- 12th April – Summer term begins
- 12th – 15th April – Bikeability
- 28th May – Break up for half term
- 7th June – Return to school
- 30th June – Whole school archery day
- 13th July – End of year reports out
- 14th July – Key Stage 1 Talent Show
- 14th July – Meet the new class teacher
- 20th July – Break up for the summer holidays