Welcome to the Year 5 class page!
In Year 5, we aim to combine hard work with lots of fun. Children are now becoming some of the oldest children in the school and are expected to set a good example in attitude and behaviour for the younger children. They are also ready to become more independent learners.
We will be looking at a range of genres this year that include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will look at the features of these different texts and write examples of our own. We will have a special emphasis on grammatical accuracy and consistency in spelling.
In Year 5, the children will start to work with much larger numbers, often including millions. They will develop calculation methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division which they will then need to use in reasoning and problem solving contexts. As well as this, we will be looking at Statistics, Geometry, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and Measures.
In Year 5, all the children will go swimming once a week to ensure they are safe in water and can swim at least 25 metres. Some of our main topics this year include: Ancient Greece, Viking Raids, Plant and Animal Life Cycles.
How you can help
Parents can help their children’s learning by encouraging them and supporting them to complete homework tasks. These tasks will be based around learning spellings and times tables alongside an extended piece of work related to what they have been learning in Maths and English each week.
If you any queries, please pop in and see Mr James