Class Teachers: Emel Ali/Demi Jeffels, Shari Tickell, Clarence Ng
Welcome to Year 5. Our three classes are Chestnut (5CN), Ash Class (5ST) and Willow Class (5AJ). 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
|Assistant Head||Emel Ali|
|Year Group Leader||Demi Jeffels|
|Class Teachers||Emel Ali/Demetra Jeffels (Willow Class)|
|Clarence Ng (Chestnut Class)|
|Shari Tickell (Ash Class)|
|Specialist Teaching Support||Shane Claridge (Mathematics)|
|Nadine Chadier (French)|
|Higher Level Teaching Assistants||Wendy Armah
(Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
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 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. Our School Values for this academic year are: Helping others (Autumn 1), Friendship (Autumn 2), Patience (Spring 1), Courage (Spring 2), Ambition (Summer 1) and Sharing (Summer 2).
Every week, we will post the week’s learning in the table below. This week we have been teaching:
|Mathematics||English||Spelling Focus||Grammar Focus|
|We have been continuing our focus on using our reasoning skills to solve multi-step problems.||This week we have been writing a persuasive letter, in response to a job advert based on Shackleton’s journey.||Spelling Rule 43 - Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer||We have been learning about different sentence openers in order to structure our writing.|
Autumn term Inspirational Person Project:
Our inspirational people for the Autumn term that we have been discussing have been Helen Sharman and Ernest Shackleton.
This current term, fitting into our new topic (Pole to Pole) is Ernest Shackleton. The children are free to create projects on either of these inspirational people and present them in any way they want, being as creative as they wish e.g an information board, an adopted sparks page, a video presentation, a slideshow, a poster etc. These projects won’t be due until January 21st so there is plenty of time for children to enjoy choosing and learning!
|Home Learning Projects|
Helen Sharman Project
|Science Fair Project||Autumn 2|
|Mathematics Investigation||Spring 1|
|World Book Day/ Egyptians Project||Spring 2|
|Life Cycle Presentation||Summer 1|
|Artist Research (Ongoing throughout year)||Summer 2|
|Home Learning Websites|
|Times Table Games||https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/|
|Maths Zone (Tables and Games)||http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html|
|Learning Games for Kids||https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games.html|
Termly Class Letter To Parents and Carers
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.
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);
- 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
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.
The Topics we will be Teaching this Year
Discover all the topics by downloading the Year 5 curriculum map.
The Skills that we will be Teaching this Year
To discover the Foundation Subject Skills we will be teaching within the topics download the skills matrix below. Visit our curriculum page to view each Foundation Subject in greater detail
Lessons on: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
|9:00||Registration and start of the school day|
|15:30||End of school day|