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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page! The children in this year group are taught by Mr Killick and Miss Gotschy, and ably supported by Miss Samra and Miss Harrison. (with special guest star Miss Hundal!)

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.  We have spent quality time looking at learning behaviours around our ‘Edgewick Learner’ system alongside academic learning.

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.  This term will focus on diary entries, action writing and character creation.

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.  This will mainly involve area and perimeter, decimals, word problems, fractions and time.

Our topic for this half-term is 'Superheroes!'  Topic lessons will cover the curriculum requirements for history (Black History month), art (popart and Roy Lichtenstein), RE (Christianity).  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, as well as looking at properties of materials.

PE and Modern Foreign Languages will be taught discretely. 


A few things worth noting: 

  • PE days are Thursday. Please ensure your child has his/her full PE kit. 
  • Homework should be handed in by Tuesday morning each week.
  • Your child will have the opportunity to change their home reading book on a regular basis. 
  • Our termly interventions are focused on times tables and handwriting.  There will be regular spellings to practice and patterns to learn.

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

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