Class Teachers: Aileen Cronin, Shari Tickell, Clarence Ng
Welcome to Year 5! Our three classes are 5CN (Chestnut Class) and 5ST (Ash Class) 5 AC (Willow Class). We look forward to working with you throughout the academic year. We believe that we have many exciting activities to share with your children. We enjoy many trips in Year 5, for example our residential trip to Pendarren because we believe that out-of-school learning experiences are vital ways to bring our topics alive and really enthuse the pupils. We hope that you find this web page useful and informative.
Year 5 Teaching Team
|Class Teachers||Aileen Cronin Willow Class (5AC)|
|Shari Tickell Ash Class (5ST)|
|Clarence Ng Chestnut Class (5CN)|
|Specialist Teaching||Shane Claridge (Mathematics)|
|Rosie Sawyer (Art)|
|Bren Amooty (P.Ed.)|
|Nadine Chadier (French)|
|Teaching Assistants||Karima Al-Mosawi|
Curriculum / Learning
Year 5 follows the Department for Education’s National Curriculum Framework and provides broad and balanced teaching opportunities which promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Our teaching of British Values and the School’s own core values supports our pupils to develop empathy, consideration, kindness and mutual respect for different cultures, societies and religions and understand the importance of the rule of law and democracy.
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline which is essential to everyday life. Our aim is to plan and teach a high quality mathematics programme of study so that our pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they have the ability to reason mathematically and that they will be confident learners and be able to persevere when seeking solutions to mathematical problems.
Year 5 Programme of Study
- Number (place value/addition and subtraction/multiplication and division)/fractions/decimals and percentages)
- Geometry – properties of shape
Rhodes Avenue School follows the English national curriculum in order to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping our pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. Through reading pupils have the chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. At Rhodes Avenue literature plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils to acquire knowledge and build on what they already know.
Year 5 Programme of Study
- Reading (word reading/comprehension)
- Writing (transcription/handwriting/presentation/composition/vocabulary/grammar/punctuation)
Rhodes Avenue Science follows the Science national curriculum and through teaching the programme of study it provides an understanding of the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement curiosity about natural phenomena and will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occuring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
Year 5 Programme of Study
- Working Scientifically
- Living things and their habitat
- Animals, including humans
- Properties and changes of materials
- Earth and Space
Throughout the year, your children will be able to learn through the various topics which form our Creative Curriculum. Each topic will be driven by different subjects (e.g. History and Religious Education) thus all subjects will be taught in the a cross-curricular fashion, this means that each subject will at some point be taught within a topic which will provide it with a practical learning context.
Every new topic commences with a planned ‘launch’, this may be a workshop, a visitor/guest/parent presenting to Year 5, a national dance or cultural/religious celebration and/or sampling national foods. See the Curriculum Map below to view what we are teaching this academic year.
Autumn – Anglo Saxons/Vikings and Pole to Pole
Spring – The Egyptians and Judaism
Summer – Brazil and Rainforests
Our School Values for this academic year are: ‘Co-operation’, ‘Empathy’, ‘Fairness’, ‘Forgiveness’, ‘Kindness’ and ‘Loyalty’.
(For a more comprehensive outline of the Year 5 curriculum refer to our Curriculum Page.)
The School Day
Children line up in the playground for the start of school. Please note children should not be in the school building before the bell goes unless it is raining. At the end of the day children will be brought down to the playground by their class teacher.
|9:00||Registration and start of the school day|
|15:30||End of the school day|
Maths: Each Maths group will be set homework on Wednesdays and this should be handed in on Fridays.
Spellings: These will be sent home each Friday and tested on the following Friday. Each group may have slightly different spellings to learn depending on the spelling focus. Some children will be sent high frequency words to learn.
Grammar: Homework will be completed in their grammar books. It is handed out on Fridays to to be returned on Wednesdays.
Times tables: Please encourage your children to practise these at home.
Reading: It is recommended that your child should read for 30 minutes a day and record their reading in their Planner.
If you have any skills, expertise or resources that may be related to our topics, we would love for you to come in and share these with the children. Please contact us to discuss this!