Year 5

Aquamarine 1

Miss Crosbie

Miss Scanlon (TA)

Aquamarine 2

Mrs Lyttle

Miss Lewis (TA)

Aquamarine 2

Mr Stephen

Mrs Toure (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.


In place of in-school learning meetings for this year, please watch our video presentations from the class teachers.


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

PE

In line with current government guidlelines children should not bring in non-essential items from home we therefore ask that children to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days instead of bringing their PE kit to school in their bag.

Please ensure that your child you child comes to school wearing the correct PE kit on the days they are scheduled to have a PE Lesson.  To find out more about the PE kit please click here.

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