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Paget Primary School, Paget Road, Pype Hayes, Birmingham

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 Vikings, which builds on the children’s learning on Romans in Year 4. We read a book called Viking Boy as a class during this topic, which has proven very popular in the past. If we’re lucky, we may even get a visit from a Viking warrior!

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 clayware.

In the spring term, we will be studying Earth and Space. As part of this topic, we visit the National Space Centre in Leicester, where the children learn through interactive and fascinating exhibitions (Mrs Sandford’s favourite part - the Planetarium). Further to these topics, we also learn about plants and the human body, study South Africa and The U.S.A. Interwoven with these topics will be other curriculum subjects: RE (using the Birmingham Syllabus); PSHE (using JIGSAW); French, Art and DT. Also, we will be taking part in a range of sporting activities including; netball, hockey, dance and gymnastics.

The children are provided with English, Maths and topic homework every week. 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. 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 Mrs Sandford (Class Teacher), Mrs Farrelly, (Class Teacher), Mr Harris (Class Teacher), Miss Tone (Teaching Assistant), and Mrs Denny (Teaching Assistant).

Our welcome letters for parents can be read below:

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