Class Teachers: Amy Gowan, Nina Watson, Shari Tickell and Clarence Ng
Welcome to Year 5. Our three classes are Chestnut (5CN), Ash Class (5ST) and Willow Class (5JW). 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 (Maternity cover)|
|Class Teachers||Amy Gowan (Willow Class)|
|Clarence Ng (Chestnut Class)|
|Shari Tickell and Nina Watson (Ash Class)|
|Teaching Assistants||Tom Hoffman-Lagro
Curriculum / Learning
Our School Values for this academic year (2020-2021) are: Friendship (Autumn 1), Helping Others (Autumn 2), Patience (Spring 1), Courage (Spring 2), Ambition (Summer 1) and Sharing (Summer 2).
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.
In Year 5, children will be expected to read daily for 20 minutes either with an adult, a sibling or independently. The discussion/questioning of what they have read is just as vital as the reading itself so please try to discuss what they’re reading regularly.
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.
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). They can also use their Mathletics account to help practice their times tables or any other online times tables games they like.
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.
Inspirational person for Spring Term: Isha Clarke
Our inspirational person for this term is Isha Clarke she is a young and inspiration American activist who fights for climate change and environmental justice to bring more equality in America. We will have some exciting news to announce next term with regards to Isha.
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.
To continue to enjoy French songs and stories introduced in class, please follow this hyperlink (by clicking on the following underlined words) of the Rhodes Avenue Primary Pinterest page. Please ask an adult to create a free Pinterest account for you to be able to access it and explore the different boards under adult supervision.
Yr5 songs and stories are found on this Pinterest board.
The suggested sites also exist as applications on Androids and Macs.
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.
Please follow the link below to find out more about what exercises you could do at home!
Home learning from the Year 5s!