Welcome to Year 5
Please take a look at the information below for suggestions to keep your child busy during these uncertain times.................
Our Teacher in Year 5 is Mrs Faulkner. Our Teaching Assistant is the multi-talented Miss Clegg. We are so excited about our Year 5 learning adventure. Why not take a look at our blog and join us on our journey!
We also have our own Learning Wall - see link below. We use the resources on the Wall to research out topics and curriculum work in school. Please use these resources at home to further develop your child's learning.
For Your Information
Year 5 Curriculum Overview
Our topic this term is 'Anglo Saxons and Vikings'. During this term the children have the opportunity to explore settlements, invasions and the culture of the time building upon skills and knowledge from lower KS2 where they explored ore Roman Britain and in Year 4 the Romans. The children will dive deeper into key concepts, using and applying their new found vocabulary. The topic has lots of opportunity for research and to ask questions to deepen their knowledge and understanding. This topic will be further enriched through our Viking themed workshop which allows the children to handle artefacts from the period of time as well as having the opportunity to dress the part. Within this busy term we will also be exploring forces through our Science learning and our interactive LEGO STEM workshop. As we delve deeper into the principles of forces the children will be able to apply this knowledge as they create their own weapon for invasion using their knowledge of levers (aka a catapult). There are plenty of design technology opportunities throughout this term in which to apply their growing knowledge of the time frame.
Year 5 Residential
Our class novel to promote reading is ' The 1000 year old boy' by Ross Welford. This is an ideal book to bring our history topic alive as well as noting key historical events which our Alfie, the 1000 year old boy, has endured. There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. Tis is a story about someone who wants to stop... Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he is 1000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance and a different way to live...which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die. Obviously no one believes him.
The book carefully and thoughtfully explores issues such as grief, bullying, isolation, family, friendship, growing up and responsibility.
The book has featured on many must read book lists for UKS2 and the children will be able to relate to the vivid characters depicted in the text alongside drawing comparisons between our previous main character Danny, from Danny the Champion of the World (our most recent novel). We will be basing lots of English opportunities around the text too and I can't wait to start Alfie's epic journey with Year 5.
Our Chosen Reading Scheme
Over the years, Oxford Reading Tree has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, its well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give children everything they need to become confident readers. There are over 800 books which provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.