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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page! The children in this class are taught by Mr Shepherd, and ably supported by Mrs Rogers and Mrs Hollingsworth!

Our main aim is for each child to achieve his/her full potential, both academically, and in the development of their character and personal attributes. 

In literacy lessons, we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts, and the children will learn how to write in a range of different styles and for different purposes.

In Maths we will be covering the main strands in the national curriculum: number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; fractions, decimals and percentages; measurement; properties of shape; position and direction; and statistics. 

Our topic for this half-term is Animals of the Rainforest, and we will start by looking at butterflies with our trip to the Stratford Butterfly Farm! Topic lessons will cover the curriculum requirements for geography, history, art, music, design technology and computing. Science will also be covered through our Topic work. We will be learning about how to set up, carry out and analyse a fair scientific investigation. We will also be learning about famous scientists.  

RE, PE and Modern Foreign Languages will be taught discretely. 

A few things worth noting: 

  • PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has his/her full PE kit on these days. 

  • Homework should be handed in by Wednesday morning each week.

  • The children will be tested on their spellings every Thursday and most children will also be tested on their times tables on Mondays. 

  • Your child will have the opportunity to change their home reading book on a regular basis. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.