Welcome to Year 5
5C is taught by Mrs Clarke
5L is taught by Miss Lawrence
5P is taught by Mr Price
Learning in Year 5
A warm welcome to Year 5, and we hope you had a restful summer break! Attached is some information about Year 5 including some key information on rules and routines, and the topics and texts we will be studying this year.
The year group is divided into 3 classes:
5C is taught by Mrs Clarke and is supported by Miss Taylor;
5P is taught by Mr Price and is supported by Mrs Bowen;
5L is taught by Miss Lawrence and is supported by Mrs Davies.
This term, the initial focus of study is Ancient Greece, reflected in our English (see below) and our History lessons, which will focus on myths and legends, and the impact on ancient civilisations on today’s society. After half term, we will move on to studying the Earth and Space.
To tie in with our Ancient Greece topic, we will be studying a children’s book called Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans. We will also be covering various myths and legends from the Ancient Greek era. Once again, please can you continue to encourage your children to read at least 5 times a week, and sign the reading diary, so that we can enter them into the reading raffle. After half term, we will using a wonderful picture book called Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon.
We will be starting our work looking at place value, progressing on to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Within this, children will be faced with a range of problems to solve. We will be working hard at making sure the children know their times tables, but it is imperative that they continue to practise them at home, using TTRock stars.
For the first part of the term, we will be looking at forces in motion, including: gravity, air resistance and friction and water resistance. After half term, we will study the fascinating topic Earth and Space.
PPA, P.E and Swimming
PPA will take place every Tuesday morning.
PE for Year 5 will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. P.E kits are required to be worn into school on those days (apart from the class that are swimming, they will wear their school uniform). Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers.
Monday PE will be outside, so children can wear plain grey or black joggers in the event of cold weather.
For Autumn 1, 5C will be swimming every Tuesday morning so require their swimming kits on this day and need to wear their school uniform. 5T and 5C will rotate between PE and Art during their PPA morning, so will need to wear PE kits into school that day.
If your child cannot participate in swimming or PE for any reason, they must bring a letter explaining reasons why as it is part of the curriculum.
We appreciate that as the children grow older, they gain more independence. Children who wish to walk or cycle home on their own must have a completed ‘Walking Home Alone’ form which is available from your class teacher.
Finally, we recommend that your child brings a small, named pencil case to school and has their own equipment.
If you have any further questions, please do get in touch with one of the team.
The Year 5 Team