Year 5 Curriculum

In year 5 we start the morning with time for the children to respond to marking from the previous days learning or quiet reading. We start the day silently to set a productive and calm tone for the rest of the day.

Whilst the morning curriculum is based around maths and english, there are creative curriculum opportunities focused on a thematic progressive teaching approach incorporating all aspects of the curriculum. Our topics this year are Heart of the Matter (Humans and animals), the Tudors, Heroes and Villains, the Rainforest and Marvellous Creations (Chocolate). Religious education is taught separately weekly as well as personal, social, emotional and citizenship education.

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 every Wednesday and are able to borrow books to read in school and at home.

This year we have started teaching French as a foreign language.

Year 5 are going on a class trip to Sulgrave Manor on December 13th. We also go to the Living Rainforest and Cadbury’s World later in the year.

Every child in year 5 has access to a full programme of forest schools outdoor learning and a term of swimming. We are currently running a STARS programme (School Travel and Road Safety) where a group of 8 children are able to work alongside our local PCSOs on community projects. We are currently writing letters to the local council and the parish church to see if we can improve the alleyway and the back entrance to the school by cutting back the bushes and bristles, cleaning and clearing the roads from rubbish. We have also started Cycling Proficiency this year for year 5 and this began in October.

Homework is set weekly on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. Year 5 are set three pieces of homework a week which are English, maths and a science or topic. This will include one project based homework per term i.e. a two week research project such as a presentation or a poster. We have a homework club on a Monday lunchtime and an after school session until 4.00. If you are interested in this please collect a slip from a year 5 or 6 class teacher.