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

These are the times that apply to a year 5 pupil’s school day.

  08:55Pupils line up in playground
08:5509:05Registration
09:0510:00reading lesson
10:0011:00writing lesson
11:0011:15morning break
11:1512:30maths lesson
12:3013:30lunch
13:3015:25afternoon session

Morning routine

In the morning, class teachers will collect their pupils from the playground and take them to their classrooms ready to start the day promptly.

Punctuality

Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.

Teachers

  • Steve Davis – 5A Class Teacher
  • Sophie Eaton – 5 Alpha Class Teacher

Trips

This year, Year 5 have been involved with a local project called ‘Imagineers’. They have visited the Imagineerium (a creative workshop that involves a range of professionals in the arts) and have also visited Charter House.

As a result of Coventry winning the city of culture, Charter House has been given money to be revamped and turned into a new park which will have a range of new features. One of these includes an arts trail.

In 5A, we are working with the Imagineers’ team to create a “marvellous machine” that will represent the history of Coventry and World War 1. Pupils are learning about the history of Coventry through drama as this knowledge will be the basis for their machine design. This project focusses on pupils learning in a creative way, focussing on their art, drama, science and engineering skills.

Finally, their designs will be sketched by a professional graphic designer and pupils will make a prototype. This will then be entered into a competition with 5 other schools around Coventry to find a winner! The winning design will be seen in the Charter House grounds in the future!

In early July, Year 5 pupils also have the opportunity to attend a residential trip at Explore in Suffolk where they participate in a range of outdoor activities.

Homework

Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. It will usually involve spelling, English and arithmetic. Pupils are also expected to read daily and record this on their class chart and in their reading record. 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.

Curriculum information

English

  • 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.

Maths

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.

Computing

  • 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.

Transition to Year 6

To enable them to prepare for their final year in primary school, both classes will spend a week in Year 6 during July 2017 with their new teachers.

The national curriculum

Key stage 1 and 2
(Gov.uk – Childcare and parenting)

National curriculum in England

Primary curriculum (key stages 1 and 2)

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