Year 5 Curriculum

In year 5 we start the morning with practising grammar and spelling that we can then apply in our English lesson. We take time for the children to respond to marking from the previous days learning in Maths and English.

Our topics this year are Biomes, chocolate, forces, the Stone Age, earth and space and the Mayan civilisation. As you may have noticed all of our topics are closely related to science, history and geography. Cross curricular links are encouraged with learning in the afternoon linking to our
English lessons and opportunities for practical maths skills to be developed in science, DT and Geography.
We have daily guided reading sessions to read one-to- one or with small groups of children. Children also have access to our school library and have guided reading comprehensions with one of our lovely teaching assistants.

This year we have continued teaching French as a foreign language. This language teaching is led by the class teachers and is linked to our main topic, par example Charlie et la Chocolaterie.

Year 5 are having Roald Dahl Day to enrich and inspire our love of reading and storytelling.

Homework is set weekly on a Thursday, it is based on the learning from that week and due in on a Tuesday.
Year 5 are set project based homework on a termly basis; this may include; a trip to a museum, a comic strip to show cocoa production or a letter to a famous scientist. We have a homework club on a Friday lunchtime, but please remember homework is for home time so that you can share in your child’s learning.