Year 5

YEAR five

Welcome to Year 5. There are many exciting things that take place during Year 5. These include: 3 themed days (Victorian, Mayan and Greek), a visit to the States Chamber where we take part in a debate and a 2-night residential trip to the Scout Centre in St Ouen where children will have the opportunity to forage for food, build a fire, make dens and conduct nature studies.

CURRICULUM

Teachers: Mrs Bardsley and Mr Riccio

In MATHS the children will cover topics including: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, mental maths strategies and problem solving and reasoning. 

In ENGLISH the children will be focusing on spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading. We will be reading the novel ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo and covering poetry by Michael Rosen and Charles Causley. Within English lessons, we will also be including many opportunities for extended writing where the children can showcase skills that they have learnt. 

In SCIENCE the children will be studying Earth and Space for the first half term, followed by Properties of Materials during the second half term. These lessons will include a variety of practical and written tasks. 

The following topics will be covered in the Foundation Subjects:

ART – We will be looking at the work of Sir William Morris. The children will be learning painting and printing skills. 

ICT – We will be learning about Hardware and Software, Devices and Operating Systems, Networking, Connectivity, Security, Communication, Word Processing Accessibility, Data Representation, Searching Skills, Spreadsheets, Multimedia and e-Safety. 

HISTORY – We will be studying The Victorian era. Within this we will cover school life, work, home life, transport and inventions. We will be having a Victorian Day as part of this topic (more information to follow). 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – We will be studying Buddhism, with a focus on places of worship and religious symbols. 

PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION – We will be covering topics including Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference. 

FRENCH – After half-term we are lucky enough to be working with a French specialist that will be coming in daily for six weeks. 

MUSIC – We will be listening to and appraising popular music, as well as learning to sing and play instruments to the songs. 

PE

5R will have swimming every Wednesday and 5B every Thursday. Every other week, there will also be a PE session on a Friday. To avoid confusion, all children should come to school every Friday in PE kit.

Homework

Spelling will be set on a Monday, due Friday and Maths will be set on a Wednesday, due Monday. Reading is also expected every night.

School bags

Each child should come to school with a book bag and lunch box only. Larger size book bags are available from the school office. Due to storage and space restrictions, we kindly request that large bags and rucksacks are not brought into school. Any concerns or queries should be discussed with your child’s class teacher.

Water bottles

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in addition to their lunchtime drink. This will be stored in a central area within your child’s class.

Lunch and snacks

Please ensure that your child brings a healthy snack and lunch each day. No sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks!

School uniform

We expect all children to be smartly dressed and take a pride in their appearance. As a reminder:

Long hair should be neatly tied back using plain/blue accessories.

No jewellery to be worn except small stud earrings for the girls.

No make-up or nail varnish should be worn to school. Smart black shoes that are appropriate for school should be worn.

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