Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 5
When children begin Year 5, they are part of Upper Key Stage 2, which is the final phase of their primary education. Maths and English, which includes Reading, Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation, as well as Writing, take place daily to ensure children’s skills, knowledge and understanding in the core subjects are fully developed.
This is not the only focus however, as the children need to work hard in all subjects, to achieve the level they are capable of. We encourage adults at home to take an interest in their child’s learning. Therefore, we post a list of recommended activities on Seesaw, which are linked to the term’s topic work, for children to complete at home. This is not compulsory, but any completed projects will be celebrated in school. Where children require further practice in core skills, such as handwriting or times tables, extra homework will be provided. Children are expected to regularly engage with Times Table Rockstar’s and Oxford Reading Buddy.
In Year 5, children are encouraged to develop their collaborative skills, as well as being given tasks which encourage them to become more independent in their learning, as they move towards the challenges in Year 6. In addition, children are encouraged to take greater responsibility through volunteering for junior positions within the school such as Play Leaders and Office Juniors. This allows our children to develop wider skills and responsibilities.
How wonderful the year is:
Year 5 Cooking experiences
Year 5’s visit to Bradley Wood - Activities included: High ropes, climbing wall, bush craft, archery and orienteering.
Quotes from students:
“The trip to Bradley Woods was amazing."
"We do lots of fun things like cooking."
"We read lots of really fun books in Year 5 like Billionaire Boy."
Year 5 children spend the year learning to swim at a local pool and we ask for parental support to ensure children have their swimming kit ready for the Thursday session. They need to arrive at school wearing their costume underneath their uniform and bring their towel and swimming hat.
Y5 also have a PE session in school. On their PE day, your child needs to come to school wearing their PE kit, which consists of black tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a white T-shirt. They need to wear their green school jumper and bring a spare jumper to change into for the lesson. Please ensure all clothing is labelled.