Year 5

Welcome to Autumn Term 2, 2022!

Indigo Class are taught by Mr Wells and Amethyst Class are taught by Ms Hutchinson. Both classes are assisted by Ms Liu, Ms Lilley and Mr Gill.

Year 5 should arrive at the main gates at 8.45 and be collected at 3.10. Year 5 children can walk home alone if they have written permission from their parents or carers.

Indigo’s P.E days are Monday (Indoor) and Wednesday (Outdoor).

Amethyst’s P.E days are Monday (Indoor) and Wednesday (Outdoor).

If your child has earrings which they cannot take out, they MUST bring tape into school.

Please hand in homework by Wednesday of the following week. New homework will be handed out on Friday, in paper and in google classroom form.

This term, we will be focusing on the Shakespeare Schools Festival

In this unit we will:

  • Learn one of Shakespeare’s plays as a class
  • Interpret the script and explore the characters’ emotions and intentions
  • Use our understanding of the characters and the plot to develop our acting skills
  • Perform our plays to an audience in a professional theatre (The Junction)

Indigo Class will be performing Richard III

Amethyst Class will be performing Julius Caesar

The children have all been given a copy of the script but a digital copy can also be found on Google Classroom. The performances will take place in the evening, with rehearsals after school, on the 24th January 2023 at the Junction. Further details will be sent out closer to the time. 

In English, we will be delving into the script and picking it apart. The play will act as the stimulus for our Guided Reading and Writing sessions.

Alongside our Science and Geography focuses, we will also explore:

  • Multiplication and Division in Maths
  • Writing to develop our key Year 5 SPAG skills.
  • Scientific skills
  • Anti-bullying in PSHE

Children must continue to read the books they enjoy, everyday, at home, to themselves or to an adult. They may write into their reading records, and use their ‘Reciprocal Reading’ bookmarks to help them.

Please remember to go onto TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame to continue practising at home.

If you would like to contact either Miss Hutchinson or Mr Wells, please do so via the school office.

Useful links and documents for parents

End of year expectations for Y5 in reading, writing, maths & science

Year 3/4 Spelling words

Y5/6 Spelling words

Y5/6 Handwriting joining sets

Long Term Plan 22-23

Welcome to Year 5 (general information)