Pupils in Year 5 are in split into two classes: 5A and 5Alpha.
During the morning, learning is mainly focused on developing pupils as readers, writers and mathematicians. Our afternoon sessions support pupils to use their morning learning in arithmetic, grammar, reading and spelling as well as developing their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas: Religious Education (RE), Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), Geography and History. Over the week, pupils are taught by specialist teachers for Art, Physical Education (PE) and Science.
We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely together. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s progress – just pop in and see us at the end of the school day. Our doors are always open!
Letters to parents
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
Times of a school day
See our home page for times of our school day.
In the morning, class teachers will collect their pupils from the playground and take them to their classrooms ready to start the day promptly.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
See the Meet our staff page for details of your teachers and TAs.
Throughout the year, pupils have the opportunity to go on a variety of visits including a residential trip to Dol y Moch.
Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. It will usually involve English, arithmetic and other curriculum subjects. Pupils will also be given spellings to practice and learn each week. Pupils are also expected to read daily and record this in their reading diary. They will also be expected to continue to learn their times tables in order to ensure that by the end of Year 5 they have a rapid recall of these. Additional half termly project homework will also be set to encourage pupils to extend their learning about topics at home.
- Autumn: Pupils link their English to their Ancient Greek topic. They write their own Greek myth and read ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans. We write diary entries in character, character descriptions and a persuasive letter.
- Spring: Pupils study poetry; analysing features and their effect. We also look at the work of Jeremy Strong.
- Summer: We will be studying Dragonology and writing some non-fiction texts.
The following strands will be covered across the three terms through our ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme:
- Number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, word problem, graphs, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, position and movement, measurement, area and perimeter, volume and roman numerals.
Times tables will also be practised on a weekly basis alongside the above units.
Humanities (Geography and History)
- Autumn: This term’s topic is the Ancient Greeks. This will include an in-depth look at the early civilisation of Ancient Greece.
- Spring: This term’s focus is Geography. We will be studying volcanoes & earthquakes in detail for the first half term.
The second half will focus on Geography – Rivers, water cycle and mountains. We will look at a river journey and the processes this involves.
- Summer: The term will focus on History and the Royal Family. We will learn about how the monarch’s key decisions have shaped our country.
- Autumn: Pupils will learn how to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully as part of our On-Line Safety Lessons.
- Spring: Pupils will have the opportunity to look at how a computer network works within our school and present their findings using a multi-media resource tool.
- Summer: Pupils will use the programming tool ‘2Code’ and ‘Scratch’. Pupils will be able to tell the computer what to do by giving it commands to which it will respond.