Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

This year, in 5 Escher, the Class Teachers are Mrs Reece and Mrs Hallett, with the support of Miss Crocker. In Dali, the Class Teacher is Miss Brimble with the support of Mrs Bradford-Parnell. 5 Gaudi's Class Teacher is Miss Conroy with the support of Mrs Rose. During the course of Year 5 we will continue to build on the children's independence and resilience skills and also move their learning forward by using our growth mindsets.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Orienteering!

This week, as part of our geography and PE curriculum, year 5 have been orienteering around Abington Park!

 

Before leaving, the children considered risks which they may come across at Abington Park and how to overcome these. For instance, the children recognised that some dogs may not be as tame as their own and not to pet them, and to stay a safe distance away from the lakes. Throughout our walk, the children were responsible for managing risks they came across independently.

 

We walked to the park where each group had a map to follow, and used to compasses to work out which direction they were heading in and needed to turn to. As we went round, the children took photos and sketched points of interest.

 

When we arrived back at school, the children used the photos and sketches they had made to make their own maps for other groups to follow. In the afternoon we followed these, again using compass skills to ensure we were heading in the right direction.

 

Escher were very lucky and had a lovely day to spend time in the sun! Dali and Gaudi weren't so lucky - well done to the children who persevered and didn't let the rain get to them!

 

Year 5 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

In Year 5, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday; on Thursday we also set an additional piece of home learning which is due on a Tuesday- this term we will be focusing particularly on our timestables.

In addition to this, please continue to support your child with their reading by regularly reading to them, listening to them read and asking them questions about their reading.

Although many children read fluently and independently at this age, in order to build higher level comprehension skills it is important that children are given the opportunity to discuss what they have read.

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