Year 5

Aquamarine 1

Miss Crosbie

Mrs Toure (TA)

Aquamarine 2

Mrs Lyttle

Miss Badoli (TA)

Aquamarine 2

Miss Ousbey

Miss Scanlon (TA)

Our Learning

Please use the links below to learn more about the topics we will be learning about this year.

Autumn - Invaders and Settlers: Anglo Saxons to Vikings

In this history topic, we learn about where Anglo Saxons and Vikings came from and where and why they settled in Britain. Using a range of sources, including archaeology, we learn about and compare the homes, customs and culture of these fascinating civilisations. To help us learn, we visit a museum and have a theatre company come to school to bring the Anglo Saxons and Vikings to life.

Spring - Maya

What’s so marvellous about the Maya?’ is the question we ask in Spring term. This exciting history topic gives us the opportunity to learn about an ancient non-European society and compare it with British history. We discover what daily life was like for the Mayans, focusing on aspects such as religion, art and food. This is brought to life by a visit from a theatre company who take us back in time and allow us to visit many different people who teach us about their lives, from religious sacrifices to binding of babies' foreheads and even the game of Pok-A-Tok. Throughout this topic, we develop our skills as historians by questioning different interpretations of history and using sources to ask and answer questions about the past.

Summer - Mountain, Rivers and Coasts

Where do rivers come from? What is a mountain? Why is Great Britain the shape it is? These are all questions that are answered in this geography topic. We learn how physical processes such as erosion, deposition and transportation shape the landscape. To see for ourselves how rivers affect the land, we get very wet doing fieldwork at Horton Kirby.

 

Our Learning Letters will keep you informed about what we are doing in class each week.  Please use the links below to access the most recent learning letters.

 

For more information please visit our curriculum page and context for learning overview.

PE
Indoor PE Outdoor PE
A1 Wednesdays Thursdays
A2 Fridays Wednesdays
A3 Wednesdays Thursdays

Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit with them on the days they are scheduled to have a PE Lesson.  To find out more about the PE kit please click here.

Upper Key Stage 2 Handbook

Click the image below to download a copy of the Upper Key Stage 2 Handbook.

(please note that the 2019/2020 version will be uploaded soon)

UKS2 HANDBOOK YEARS 5 AND 6 2018-19 for website

To download and print a copy of the handbook click here.

Home Learning

Thank you for your support with the children’s home learning so far, it really makes a difference!

Literacy: Children will be given literacy homework each week, this will be set on a Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday.

Maths: Maths homework is assigned via the Mathletics system.  The homework will be set on a Friday and is due on the following Wednesday.

Reading: All children should read each evening. Whatever your child’s level of ability, please commit to reading with or hearing him / her read at least once a week.

A record of your child's reading should be kept in their reading journals. We ask that three entries a week are made in their reading records, at least one by an adult. Reading journals should be bought into school everyday.

Even if your child is a fluent reader, please read with him/her as often as possible and discuss what he/she is reading. This will help to develop comprehension and reasoning skills as well as enjoyment. Please click here for a list of question to aid you when reading with your child.

Topic Work: Sometimes the children will be asked to attempt tasks linked to science / history / geography being studied in class. These may be quick tasks that can be done overnight or longer pieces to be completed over a school holiday.

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