We are a class of 27 children who are all enthusiastic and ready to learn! Our class teacher is Mr Dhiman and we also work with Mrs Johnson and Mr Crawley.
Our Curriculum & Learning
In Year 5, we focus on a different topic each half term. This topic will create an overarching theme to our learning in other subjects. We will begin each topic with a ‘hook’ lesson to trigger our imaginations and leave us ready to learn more! Topic work allows the children to make links between subjects and gain a deeper understanding.
Click on the links below to find out more about our topics and English work!
We will be adding our term plans in the Autumn Term.
Our English work is taught using a class novel. We read a different novel every half term and our English work links to the novel where possible. Our novels are often inspired by our topic work to allow links to be made during lessons.
We share our novel during story time and this gives us the opportunity to simply enjoy listening to a story which we then discuss the next day.
Our comprehension and writing tasks link to our novel sand we complete a range of writing genre in our lessons. Our reading lessons focus on the development of skills linked to film clips, novel extracts, images and we use Reading VIPERS to help us with this.
We will be adding our medium term plans in the Autumn term.
Our Maths focuses on the skills developed through White Rose Maths. We follow the block planning schedule and differentiate the lessons to meet the needs of the children. We use a variety of White Rose teaching methods throughout our lessons.
Over the course of the year, we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our learning focuses on vocabulary as well as concrete, pictorial and abstract skills to develop the understanding required for each block of work.
We will be adding our medium term planning in the autumn term.
Our Topic Work
Raid, Trade & Invade!
We begin the year exploring our topic ‘Raid, Trade and Invade!’. The children will learn about how the Vikings shaped British history and what their legacy is. Where possible we will link this across other subjects. The children will be reading a novel linked to the theme of the Vikings and using this to inspire our reading and writing lessons. Our Science learning will focus on investigating the Properties of Materials for the first half term. Our Art and Design and Technology work will link to our main topic as we recreate Viking longboats and look at examples of Viking Art.
We begin the year with our challenge grids for homework. The children will be given a grid of suggested tasks which they are expected to complete one per week. Homework will be shared on the Class Dojo pages and children are asked to post their work on Class Dojo by the Thursday of each week. The tasks completed are worth different amounts of Dojos which will be rewarded in class.
Our class newsletters are sent home via email every half term. The newsletter will share important information about what we are learning in class and share any upcoming events.
We will be adding our next newsletter in the Autumn Term.
Archived Class Work
Please view our Archived Class Activities by clicking the links below:
- Archived Year 5 2020-2021
- Archived Year 5 2019-2020
- Archived Year 5 2018-2019
- Archived Year 5 2017-2018
- Archived Year 5 2016 -2017
COVID-19 Home Work Information
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