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Year 5

Welcome to fabulous Year 5.

Year 5 is filled with exciting and captivating activities that will make learning fun and accessible for all. We strive to offer a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum, catering for the needs of all children and their learning needs, through creative and fun learning activities that encourage children to be motivated, work hard, achieve and enjoy themselves.

The Year 5 team are very excited to share the varied curriculum they have designed to stimulate the children’s learning. Our first topic is Greece, which builds on the children’s learning from previous years. We read a book called ‘Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief,’ as a class during this topic, which has proven very popular in the past.

Later in the year, we will study the Ancient Greeks, using our chronological understanding of The Vikings and Romans to understand their place in history. This topic is filled with fantastic myths about Greek Gods and Goddesses and the birth of the Olympics. We will also be making stunning Grecian clay ware.

In the Spring term, we will be studying Space. As part of this topic, we will hopefully visit the National Space Centre in Leicester, where the children learn through interactive and fascinating exhibitions. Further to these topics, we also learn about plants and the human body and Baghdad. Interwoven with these topics will be other curriculum subjects: RE (using the Birmingham Syllabus); PSHE (using JIGSAW); French, Art, Computing (with a focus on online safety) and DT. Also, we will be taking part in a range of PE activities where they will learn a range of skills that are transferable into sports including: netball, hockey, dance and gymnastics.

The children are provided with English, Maths and topic homework every week, which will be accessed through Microsoft Teams. To further support the children’s learning we also encourage them to complete Spelling Shed (weekly spellings) and Oxford Owls (reading) at home a few times every week. Children will be given a Home Reading book and a Spelling Book, which will need to be returned to school daily, to keep a record of their reading at home and their spellings. We also ask children to practice their times tables using TT Rockstars. Class teachers will monitor the children’s access to these resources and reward those working hard on them.

Our aim is to ensure children develop their independence and are well prepared for the challenges they face in life.

The teaching team is Mr Bagshaw and Mr Harris (Class Teachers), Mrs Denny and Mrs Corcoran (Teaching Assistants).

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