Year 5 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5
When children begin Year 5 they are part of Upper Key Stage 2, the final phase for their primary education. In Year 5 essential learning takes place to prepare children for their end of Key Stage 2 tests in Year 6. Maths, 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 send home a list of recommended activities, which are linked to that 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.
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. Mr Hunt-Brown is really good at teaching us how to cut vegetables and make delicious food."
"We read lots of really fun books in Year 5 like Billionaire Boy."
There are many trips and visits for the chidlren to enjoy and towards the end of the year children can look forward to a trip to a theme park which is linked to their topic work.
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 in school ready for the Wednesday session. Currently, children go on a Wednesday afternoon. They also have a PE session in school on a Tuesday and we ask that PE kit is kept in school ready for this session. Please ensure all PE kit is labelled.