Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s page where lots of exciting and interesting new learning is taking place!

Throughout the school year we will be exploring a wide range of exciting themes and topics.

We have two classes in Year 5: Class 5RH taught by Mrs Hendley and 5JR taught by Miss Jones and Mrs Ryder. We are also extremely lucky to have the support of Mrs Savage and Miss Thomson, who work alongside the teachers to support the children and their development.

In addition to covering a variety of subjects’ in year 5, we participate in the Linking School Project pairing up with another year 5 class from a different school. This gives our children the opportunity to develop their social skills in a different learning environment. All children are supported through year 5 and are encouraged to work to the very best of their ability. We feel it is essential that children have a positive growth mindset to learning.

Highlights for this half term

Year 5 have had a wonderful start to the new school year.  The highlight of this term has been our residential trip to Castleton where we embarked on many different spy based challenges.  The theme for this trip was ‘Alex Rider’ and upon our return we enjoyed reading the book and engaging in a variety of different English activities based on this text.  Each pupil received their own copy of ‘Stormbreaker’, which has enabled them to continue enjoying the book at home; many children are racing through the whole series!

In maths, we have been securing our understanding of place value for numbers up to 1 million.  We have also refined our calculation skills, practicing both formal and mental strategies.

Our topic lessons have been based around the theme of India.  We have explored the diverse geographical features of India and learnt about the many wonderful tourist destinations.  The topic has ended with a focus on art and design and technology.  The children have prepared samosas, tasted a range of Indian foods and created some wonderful embroidered Indian designs.

Also this term we have all, including the class teachers, had the wonderful opportunity of learning to play the flute.  Our achievements were celebrated in a wonderful performance for parents.

We are looking forward to an exciting spring term, during which we will be studying Ancient Greece as our main topic.

Things to look forward to …

Year 5 have had a wonderful start to the new school year.  We are looking forward to our residential trip to Castleton where we will embark on many different spy based challenges. 

In maths, we will develop our understanding of place value for numbers up to 1 million.  We will refine our calculation skills, practising both formal and mental strategies.

Our topic lessons will be based around the theme of Brazil where we will explore the diverse geographical features and learn about the many wonderful tourist destinations.  We plan to end this unit with a focus on a Brazilian artist (Milhazes) and in design and technology the children will be making Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de queijo). 

Building wonderful classroom communities with parents, carers and pupils.

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