The Year 5 Team
A Typical Day
- Registration/morning starter/reading
- Assembly (either at 09:00am or 10:00am)
- Guided reading or EGPS
- Silent reading/reading with adults
- Foundation subjects (Topic / Music / Jigsaw / ICT / PE)
PE kits – Monday (Indoor or outdoor PE)
Friday (Indoor or outdoor Real PE)
Home Learning projects - A piece of topic based home learning expanding a few weeks (not every topic).
Times tables to be sent home to learn. Set on Monday and tested on a Friday morning.
Spellings will be assessed in their writing.
Reading expectations – at least 3 times a week. Pupils will move along the reading challenge chart. Class competition, certificates and rewards.
Overview of Year 5
- Consolidation of knowledge and skills with support and extension where needed.
- Equipping the children with life skills for the challenges ahead.
- Beginning to foster independence.
- Taking ownership and responsibility for their learning and organisation.
- Making wise choices.
- Lots of group work, developing presentation skills and speaking in front of an audience as well as working with others who have different learning styles.
- Developing the skills in order to self and peer assess in order to make improvements to their work.
- Enjoying their learning – being curious learners!
Topic and the wider curriculum will include:
- Mental maths skills and arithmetic skills.
- Mathematical reasoning.
- Multiplication and division facts (times-tables)
- Problem solving and applying skills and knowledge in a real life context.
- Using practical and visual models.
- Working together (paired and group work).
- Linking maths across the curriculum - linked to topics.
- Take an interest but always encourage independence.
- PE kits must be in school
- Remember to bring Glasses if needed
- Immersing the children in the chosen genre
- Reading and developing inference
- Unpicking texts
- Identifying features of the chosen genre
- Creating rubrics – to improve their writing
- Skimming, scanning and note-taking
- Drafting, editing and redrafting writing
- Creative writing – Writing for fun!
- Reading aloud and peer assessing
- Writing across the curriculum
- Reading for pleasure!
Does Every Cloud have a Silver Lining?
We are really excited about our first REAL project (Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning). We are going to be delivering the curriculum within year 5 this Autumn term through the title of ‘Does every cloud have a silver lining?’ and the running themes of kindness, compassion and tolerance.
Throughout the topic, children will work towards the mini-outcomes highlighted on the project timeline that will build towards the final outcome of publishing and selling their book. Over the project we will be inviting various experts, volunteers and adults from our community to enhance the pupils’ experience. There will be two dates where you will be invited to take part and join-in with the children’s learning.
In English, we will be studying the text ‘Wonder’ where the pupils will write in a range of genres. This will include, script writing, narratives and letter writing.
Final Outcome – BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING
Publish, promote and sell a book created from the pupils’ writing
Ashcombe…can we rewrite the stars?
We are really excited about our second REAL project (Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning). This Spring term we will be delivering the curriculum through the title of ‘Ashcombe… can we rewrite the stars?’ with the support of the performing arts.
Throughout the topic, children will work towards the mini-outcomes highlighted on the project timeline that will build towards the final outcome of performing a musical written by the children. Over the project we will be inviting various experts, volunteers and adults from our community to enhance the pupils’ experience concerning all aspects of stage shows including stagecraft, makeup and performing. This project will offer a great opportunity for pupils to develop their speaking and listening skills as well as confidence. There will be a variety of opportunities where you will be invited to take part and join-in with the children’s learning.
In English, we will be learning the skills of script and screen writing as well as learning to write professional critiques.
Final Outcome – PERFORMING OUR OWN MUSICAL
We will perform the musical to a live audience, including: parents/ carers; other children within our Kaleidoscope MAT and people and experts from our local community.
We plan to record the performance which will provide our Kaleidoscope MAT with an example of what a good performance looks like.
Why should all children go on a Residential trip whilst at primary school?