Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

To encourage children's enjoyment of learning, our aim is to make the Year 5 curriculum link as much as possible. In English and Reading, we use texts that relate to the topics we study during the year. Some of the texts we use are: 'Cosmic', 'Farm Boy', 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' to name a few. Whilst using these texts, and others to accompany the topics, we ensure that the children develop their writing skills (grammar, punctuation, choice of vocabulary) across a range of genres.

So that children become secure in their mathematical knowledge, we practice fluency and reasoning skills daily, along with regular assessment of the children's times tables recall using TTRockstars. The children really enjoy keeping track of their progress and becoming confident mathematicians, improving their concept of maths through different representations.

In the Autumn term, we will focus on the topics 'Stargazer' and 'Off with her Head'. Our first topic will develop the children's knowledge and understanding of the amazing and fascinating facts about space. The second topic has a history focus and looks at the life and achievements of Henry VIII and the Tudor reign.

During the Spring term, 'Alchemy Island' is an exciting topic which allows children to explore how musical accompaniment enhances the settings of mythical lands. 'Time Traveller' provides the children with the opportunity to learn about life cycles, as well as the factors involved in the ageing process.

Our final two topics for the Summer term are 'Pharaohs' and 'Farm, Sow and Grow'. Pharaohs is a study of ancient Egypt in which the children will be able to name many of the different gods, write in hieroglyphs and describe and explain the tradition of mummification. Following this topic, we will study the rich and diverse use of allotments in our 'Farm, Sow and Grow' topic. As part of this topic, we will visit the local allotments in Tipton to fully appreciate the positive impact that they have.

Our Learning

Find out what we are learning in Autumn Term 2022: