Year 5 2023 - 2024
Class Teacher - Miss Livesey
- Mrs Keenan
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Wright
Welcome to Class 5!
English - Throughout the Autumn term Class 5 will study many different text types (instructions, narrative, cinquain poetry, narrative letter and a persuasive speech). This allows them the opportunity to expand their writing skills for a number of different purposes. We will work in cycles around these different text types and we will use a collection of different texts to aid understanding. Where possible, links will be made between our focus text type and our history topic - The Ancient Greeks. During our writing, the year 5 SPAG curriculum will be embedded in lessons. Reading comprehension will be taught separately.
Maths - Place value, Roman numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions.
Science - In the first half term Class 5 will be learning space and in the second half term they will be learning about classification of materials.
History - Our History topic for the autumn term will be ‘The Ancient Greeks'. Class 5 will be exploring the influence that the Ancient Greeks have had on Western Society and the way civilisation functions in the modern day. In order to explore this topic we will consider the rich history of the Ancient Greeks and all of their contributions to society. Class 5 will have opportunities to learn about democracy, architecture, the first Olympic games, Ancient Greek culture, Sparta and many more interesting themes. This topic will open their eyes to the impact that history has on the way we live today and will allow them form their own opinions about periods of time, as true historians should.
Geography - In the first half term Class 5 will learn about the location, physical features and climate of Greece, during our history topic.
In the second half term we will be learning about Europe. Children will be able to locate countries, cities and capital cities. We will also learn about the human and phsyical aspects of Europe.
PE - Tag rugby and sportshall athletics.
French - The first half term will be food and musical instruments. In the secnod half term they will be learning about things in a town, as well as directions.
RE - In term one we will be exploring the question of how can other people's beliefs inspire our lives? In the second half term we will learn about why Christians give titles to Jesus at Christmas.
Computing - Class 5 will spend the first half term learning about sharing information online and the second half term will focus on their video editing skills.
Music - Drumming
More information about the Spring and Summer terms will follow. Spring term will have a large focus on the Ancient Maya Civilisation and in the Summer term children will learn about the geography of North America and North Wales - comparing the lakes in both of these places.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be returned to school on a Wednesday. Children will also be given a spelling rule at the beginning of each week which we will partially review in school, but these also need to be practised at home - as we will do a weekly test on a Friday.
Reading will continue in school with a focus on comprehension. Children should continue to read at home choosing a variety of different text types. They will be allowed to take books home from our class Library, please help ensure these books are returned to school.
TT Rockstars continues to be a great way to get children to engage and excell at their times tables, please encourage their use of this platform at home, when possible!
Art & RE Lessons - Thursday afternoons with Mrs Keenan
French Lessons - Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Madame Potts.
Drumming Lessons - Tuesday mornings with Love Music Trust.
Science - Friday mornings with Mrs Keenan
PE - Mondays and Fridays
More information on trips and residentials will follow.
I look forward to teaching your child and hope we have a brilliant year in Class 5!