In Year 5, our Cornerstones topics for the year are:
- Time Travellers
- Scream Machine
- Peasants, Pests and Pestilence
Within each topic, there are a multitude of experiences and immersive learning opportunities for the children to engage with. Please ask your child about what they are currently learning as they are full of facts! The children are very lucky that, this year, they will have a music and French teacher every fortnight.
Within English, the children will have plenty of opportunities to write at length using a range of text types. Text types covered this year will include a diary, narrative, formal letter, description, newspaper report, information text and a discussion. They will have opportunities to explore new authors and novels. In maths, The White Rose scheme is followed to ensure coverage and progression of skills relevant for Year 5. They will draw upon existing knowledge from other year groups to ensure confidence in the methods for the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages statistics and a whole host of other mathematical concepts.
This year, in reading, Year 5 have been exposed to whole class reading whereby all children access the same text and comprehension questions. They read an extract every week, have partnered talk time to answer questions, individual thinking time around a question and then solo work in their books. This ensures they are exposed to a varied diet of reading materials including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays.