Class Teachers: Amy Gowan, Nina Watson, Shari Tickell and Clarence Ng
Our topic for this half term is: Brazil
Welcome to Year 5. Our three classes are Chestnut (5CN), Ash Class (5TW) and Willow Class (5AG). We look forward to working with you throughout the academic year. We believe that we have many exciting activities to share with your children and they will thoroughly enjoy their time in Year 5. We enjoy many trips in Year 5, for example our residential trip to Pendarren as 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
|Year Group Leader||Clarence Ng|
|Class Teachers||Amy Gowan (Willow Class)|
|Clarence Ng (Chestnut Class)|
|Shari Tickell and Nina Watson (Ash Class)|
|Specialist Teacher names||Chelsea
Curriculum / Learning
Here are the new school values:
We will act with cooperation because we are a community
We will use creativity to learn and grow.
We will show consideration as everyone is of equal value and importance.
We want our children to:
Know who they are.
Respect others for who they are.
Never stop 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 plus 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.
Summer term curriculum letter
Curriculum Newsletter Summer 2023
Spring term curriculum letter
Curriculum Newsletter spring 2023
Autumn term curriculum guidance
Please find the Power point presentation of the curriculum meeting here:
Parent meeting Autumn term Yr 5 22-23
and also the termly curriculum letter.
Tier 1 – Non-negotiable
20 minutes of reading every day.
Daily timestable practise
A weekly times tables test will be done during the week; it is paramount that your child is practising their tables at home. If your child does not yet know all their times tables to 12, then a times tables grid will be sent home for them to complete regularly (5 minutes to be given to this).
Tier 2 – Home learning projects
We have a range of home learning projects we’d like the children to have a look at over the year.
Click below to download the list:
Our Summer term home learning project will be revealed nearer the time.
Additional home learning is available for you to complete at home. Many parents wanted more home learning activities that used less screen time, to support parents awareness of curriculum coverage, and the use of less screen time, you are able to purchase maths activity books that link directly to the curriculum areas taught in each year group; this is completely optionally and not a requirement asked by the school.
Books cost £1.99 each term, £5.97 for the whole year and can be paid for on the school payment system. Books can then be collected from the school office.
Children will learn spelling rules and patterns during school regularly. There is a statutory Year 5 and 6 spelling list of words which you can find below that you can support your children in learning as regularly as you wish at home.
There are also Maths books available for parents to purchase for £1.99 each. There is one book available to buy per term which has activities that match the learning your child is doing in school. These are not compulsory but should you wish to purchase, you can do so via the School Money Eduspot system.
The National Curriculum
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.
Calculation Strategies: Guidance for Parents and Carers
Year 5 Programme of Study
- Number (place value/addition and subtraction/multiplication and division/fractions/decimals and percentages)
- Geometry – properties of shape
Maths Knowledge and Skills map
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);
- Reading (Comprehension);
- Writing (transcription/handwriting/presentation/composition/vocabulary/grammar/punctuation);
Year 5 – Knowledge and skills map
Here are some ideas for sentence openers to help support your child with their writing:
We often get asked about ideas for books. Amanda, our librarian is hugely knowledgeable and always happy to help the children choose a book that they will enjoy.
Here also are some ideas for books for Year 5. We have included a poster and tick list for your children:
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
Year 5 Science Knowledge and Skills map
The following subjects: Art and Design, Design and Technology (D&T), Geography, History, Computing, French (MFL), Music, Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE) and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC)/Citizenship are taught within exciting topic lessons over the academic year.
Topics are driven by different subjects (e.g. History and Religious Education). All foundation subjects will be taught through this cross-curricular approach providing the different disciplines with a practical learning context. Each new topic commences with a planned ‘launch’. Launches may be a workshop, a school trip, a visitor/guest/parent presenting to the year group, the sampling of international foods/dance and/or opportunities to celebrate cultural/religious festivals.
Please go to the French tab to find out more about our French learning at school.
The Topics we will be Teaching this Year
Discover all the exciting topics by downloading the Year 5 curriculum map below.
The Skills and Knowledge we will be teaching
To discover the Foundation Subject Skills and Knowledge we will be teaching within the topics download the skills and knowledge matrix below.
Year 5 Knowledge and Skillsmap
Ourselves and others
First aid – the children will learn how to ensure their own safety, seek help from others and deal with bleeding and head injuries.
Legal and illegal drug use — the children will learn about the effects and risks of legal and illegal drugs, explore attitudes to drug use and challenge myths and will also consider strategies and develop skills to resist peer pressure and drug use.
Wider Living — the children will explore the terms ‘sexism’, ‘racism’ and ‘ableism’ and the possible consequences of such discrimination and how stereotypes promote negative feelings and images. They will also consider the impact being in a ‘minority’ group on people’s lives and opportunities.
Links to the Relation Sexual Health Education (R.S.H.E) Schemes of work
Our school uses the PSHE Association, St John’s Ambulance and Christopher Winter Project (CWP) lessons and resources when delivering RSHE. Further information regarding the teaching of RSHE can be found in our (RSHE) policy which can be accessed from our Policies page on our school website. The schemes of work for each year can be found on the Curriculum page on our school website.
Parents do not have the right to withdraw their children from Relationships and Health Education. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from any aspects of the non-statutory and/or non-Science curriculum components of Sex Education within RSHE. Parents wishing to withdraw their children must inform the Headteacher in writing of their wishes using the proforma in Appendix 3 of our RSHE policy.
Physical Education days
Monday – 5TW (Basketball) and Forest School on Weds (Please remember wellies & appropriate clothing)
Wednesday and Thursday – 5CN (Basketball & dance)
Wednesday – 5AG (Basketball & swimming)